Line Between Trump Tower Meet Lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya and Moscow Gets Even Blurrier
We all knew she was tight with Russian prosecutors, but today’s indictment showed the receipts.
On Tuesday, we learned that the Russian lawyer from the Trump Tower meeting allegedly misled a federal court about her work for the Russian prosecutor general’s office. We also learned that Paul Manafort’s former business partner, a former Russian military officer, pitched him on a peace plan for Ukraine while he was still running Trump’s campaign. So what’s so suspicious about two former Russian officials popping out of the woodwork to proposition senior Trump campaign folks on two of the Kremlin’s most important diplomatic priorities?
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Not her first rodeo: Natalya Veselnitskaya was on the receiving end of a federal indictment for allegedly misleading prosecutors about the fact that she ghostwrote a diplomatic note from the Russian government to American officials while trying to recover assets that the U.S. says were stolen by corrupt Russian officials.