According to a report in the New York Times, the Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Don Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and other campaign officials at Trump Tower before the election has a deeper relationship with the Kremlin than she has previously admitted.
Natalia V. Veselnitskaya has previously stated that she has only a passing acquaintance with the Kremlin but new emails show that she “worked hand in glove with Russia’s chief legal office to thwart a Justice Department civil fraud case against a well-connected Russian firm.”
The reports goes on to state that Veselnitskaya appears to have recanted her earlier denials of Russian government ties.
In an interview to be broadcast Friday by NBC News, she acknowledged that she was not merely a private lawyer but an informant for Kremlin official, Yuri Y. Chaika, the prosecutor general.
“I am a lawyer, and I am an informant,” she said. “Since 2013, I have been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general.
You can read the whole report here.