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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 11:08 PM

Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case

Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case

The Russian lawyer who attended a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with members of the Trump campaign was charged by federal prosecutors in New York with obstruction of justice in connection with a money-laundering case, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday that highlighted her ties to the Russian government.

Natalya Veselnitskaya, who gained prominence as a result of a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the Trump campaign after he had been promised damaging intelligence on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was charged by the Manhattan US Attorney's Office, which had handled the money-laundering case involving a Cyprus-based investment firm and its Russian owner.

As that case proceeded, Veselnitskaya, a member of the defense team in that matter, gave a false declaration to the federal court in New York about a response by the Russian government in that case, concealing from the court that she "had participated in drafting those supposed independent investigative findings in secret cooperation with a senior Russian prosecutor," according to the indictment.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/08/politics/natalia-veselnitskaya-trump-tower-charged/index.html

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 11:25 PM

1. And?

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Response to foia (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 02:48 AM

2. And it shows Veselnitskaya has Kremlin ties.

Remember her? She's the Russian lawyer who was in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Trump Jr, Kushner, and Manafort. She's been indicted for trying to cover up a Russian money laundering case.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 02:58 AM

3. And lawyers in the US have government ties.

Even Democrat ones who deal with Russians. Oh my!

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 03:16 AM

4. This particular lawyer says she was acting in a private capacity during that meeting.

That claim was discredited when we learned the meeting was organized because Trump campaign officials had been told she had some dirt on Hillary from the Russian government. Now comes confirmation of her ties to the Kremlin. In a case about Russian money laundering.

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