What the cryptic notes Paul Manafort took on his iPhone during the Trump Tower meeting could mean

Mysterious notes written by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
Manafort had jotted the notes down on his iPhone during a controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.
The notes were released as part of a 1,800-page document dump comprised of transcripts from interviews between Congressional investigators and Donald Trump, Jr. and others present at the meeting.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released a page of mysterious notes that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort jotted down during a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.

The notes were part of some 1,800 pages of documents and transcripts of interviews with several of the meetings’ attendees, including Donald Trump Jr., publicist Rod Goldstone, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, translator Anatoli Samochornov, and Russian executive Ike Kavedladze.

Trump Jr. initially agreed to the meeting because Goldstone said Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya had “dirt” on Trump’s opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. But when they had the meeting at Trump Tower, Veselnitskaya just ended up talking about Russian adoptions.

Manafort had first given over his notes to the Senate Intelligence Committee last July when he appeared before them to testify. He has since been indicted by the special counsel Robert Mueller on charges including money laundering, tax-fraud, and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

On Wednesday, the committee released them to the public.

Here’s what Manafort typed on his iPhone:

Here’s what some of the notes could mean:
‘Bill browder’

William Browder is a British citizen who is responsible for the 2012 Magnitsky Act that imposed sanctions that punished Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses.

Browder was once the largest foreign investor in Russia, until he became a prominent Russia …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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