- Dec 4, 2013
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- Political Leaning
NYT: Veselnitskaya, Russian in Trump Tower Meeting, Is Charged in Case That Shows Kremlin Ties
Comment: This is a big story. It means that the lawyer that met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and others at Trump Tower in Manhattan. wasn't just a Russian lawyer. She was an agent of the Russian government offering information about Hillary Clinton to the Trump campaign. Not only does it violate the law, it also is potential evidence of the collusion that Senior said didn't happen.Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who in 2016 met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower, was charged on Tuesday in a separate case that showed her close ties to the Kremlin.
Ms. Veselnitskaya, a pivotal figure in the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, was charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with seeking to thwart an earlier investigation into money laundering that involved an influential Russian businessman and his investment firm.