Browder made the comments on July 27 in testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, one of several congressional panels looking into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
The hearing examined a Washington public relations firm called Fusion GPS and whether it may have violated U.S. law regulating individuals who work on behalf of foreign governments.
Fusion has been linked to the compilation of scandalous and uncorroborated reports about President Donald Trump known as the Steele dossier.
It also has been linked to a shady lobbying campaign to undermine the Magnitsky Act, which sanctions Russians for alleged human rights abuses.
We will now begin taking pre-apologies for "muh Russia"...