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Russian Lawyer Who Attended Trump Tower Meeting Charged With Obstruction of Justice in Separate Case

by Axios | Updated on 1.8.19

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, known for attending the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top Trump campaign officials, has been charged with obstruction of justice in an unrelated money laundering case featuring a prominent Russian businessman, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The Justice Department's indictment highlights Veselnitskaya's deep ties to the Kremlin, which she has previously denied, and alleges that she worked with a senior Russian prosecutor to draft a Kremlin-backed denial of the money laundering claims. The allegations raise questions about who Veselnitskaya may have been working for during the Trump Tower meeting, though she has consistently said she was not attending on behalf of the Russian government.



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  • Kimberly
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    01/08/2019
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    So many Russians tied to Trump and the Cowardly Treasonous Republican Party!

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  • JTJ
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    01/08/2019
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    Still no Trump Russian collusion to influence the election? Then why is this article even presented here?

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  • operaman
    01/08/2019
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    The charges against Veselnitskaya are not related to the Trump Tower meeting, which was hosted on June 9, 2016, by Donald Trump Jr. But that meeting did center on issues related to Veselnitskaya’s work on behalf of Prevezon, which is controlled by a Russian. Much like a deep ocean trollers, Countable must drag the bottom muck into a question not related to TRUMP.

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  • Jim2423
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    Another political game of espionage. Waste of time and money, just deport her and be done.

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  • Chickie
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    This is certainly a connect the dots puzzle here that provides the full picture: Obstruction, Money Laundering, Ties to the Kremlin, Denials, #45 Tower Meeting. After (2) years with #45 living part-time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there is no doubt that he was well aware of what was happening in his own offices. While a (6) time bankruptcy businessman, #45’s son’s could barely fart without micromanaging Daddy’s permission. The commonalities of this Russian indictment with the Mueller investigation are plentiful. Top it all off with the Bozo-in-Chief’s recent activity on Russia’s behalf, (Prematurely pulling US Troops out of Syria, looking the other way of a heinous dismemberment of a US resident who dared to give voice to the atrocities of Putin to keep the favor of a Saudi Arabian Royal Prince, defaming two highly decorated military men because they dared to stand against impractical and ludicrous WH programs, holding over 800,000 Federal employees hostage in order to uselessly spend $5.7 billion of taxpayer monies on an immoral and impractical border structure resulting in a weakened government, well, it just goes on and on. Be in no doubt, Putin is pulling the strings in the Executive Office in the US.

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  • John
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    Maybe we can start looking into the numerous and proven Clinton ties to the Russians rather than continue to indict Russians that will never be seen or heard from. The DOJ continues to be a complete farce. I won’t believe ANYTHING from the DOJ until a second special counsel is looking at EVERYTHING surrounding the CLINTONS. They are the real criminals here with lots of evidence unlike Trump where Mueller is using the power of indictment to “dig up” evidence that may or may not be true. Its time to give Mueller a time limit to complete this investigation. This is turning into a job for life.

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  • David
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    STOP THE BS AND GET ON WITH PROTECTING AMERICAN CITIZENS. KICK THE ILLEGALS OUT.

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  • A david
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    Wow, shady lawyer is shady.

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  • Sandra
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    Not surprising...."bout time....AND the noose gets tighter around his orange neck.

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  • Dave
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    Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, known for attending the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top Trump campaign officials, has been charged with obstruction of justice. Just a matter of time of cutting off the roots before Trump and family falls.

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  • SneakyPete
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    NO WAY RUSSIAN- TRUMP COLLUSION OCCURRED Democratic Collusion Count To Date: ZERO..... • 2015: No RUSSIAN Collusion..... • 2016: No RUSSIAN Collusion..... • 2017: No RUSSIAN Collusion..... • 2018: No RUSSIAN Collusion..... • Yesterday: No RUSSIAN Collusion..... • Today: No RUSSIAN Collusion..... JUST Hysterical, Far-Left, Activist Media-Types: Hollering “Collusion!” 🤣😂🤣😂 SneakyPete..... 🤔🙀🙀🤔. 1*8*19.....

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  • Jeffrey
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    I don’t know how many more people with ties to don have to be arrested, tried, or convicted before you see there’s some connections to all this and him winning that election. The more I think about the TV show Scandal the more I relate the two. All presidents on that show were gotten to those positions by backwards methods and so do did don

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  • John
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    Waiting for the arrests of the Orange Motherfucker and his spawn. That will add to the count of Russian operatives arrested.

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  • Isaac
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    She had her day in court, was given due process and has been found guilty. This is the Justice System at work.

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  • Ken
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    Trump could probably bottle and sell Trump fart gas to his supporters. To be pro trump is anti american. I don't so much blame russia for dirty games but I do blame Trump for buying into them.

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  • Mike
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    Maybe she can share a cell with Manafort, Butina, Flynn, Stone and the rest of the traitors that conspired with Russia to elect trump.

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  • phil
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    GOOD!! Get’em all!!

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  • Tinee
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    Russians could not destroy the United States of America by war. So they tried to destroy the United States of America by feeding one man's greed, using his lack of integrity & stroking his fragile ego. It almost worked.

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  • Brian
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    Not only is she a Russian with ties to the Kremlin who is working in our country, but she also now is indicted for money laundering. You know who else might be money laundering with the Russians? Trump. Lock them up.

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  • DrCindyBean
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    More evidence that trump’s campaign conspired with foreign entities. trump’s illegitimate in office. He and GOP cheated. Traitors.

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  • Sandifeuz
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    100% have voted he's on this. How are you footlocker going to vote

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  • Marylynn
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    If this lawyer is being charged with obstruction, then I say all parties who attended the meeting should be charged as well ie: Jared Kushner, Donnie Jr., Manafort, Flynn, etc.

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