Documents Reveal Russian Lawyer at 2016 Trump Tower Mtg Had Ties to Kremlin

HeadlineJan 09, 2019

A Russian lawyer who was present at the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was charged by federal prosecutors with obstruction of justice in an unrelated case. The case, however, seemingly points to evidence of Natalia Veselnitskaya’s close relationship with the Kremlin, which she has previously denied. Court documents show Veselnitskaya was backed by the Kremlin in her denial of money laundering accusations, raising further questions about whether she was working for the Kremlin when she took the Trump Tower meeting. The meeting, attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and others, came after she promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton in an attempt to help Trump win the presidency. In October, reports emerged that Russia’s government provided a memo to Veselnitskaya ahead of the June 2016 meeting.

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