US charges Russian lawyer from Trump Tower meeting

Politics 1/8/2019, 5:17 PM
US charges Russian lawyer from Trump Tower meeting

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who took part in the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, was charged by US attorney in New York in a separate case, multiple media reported on Tuesday.

Veselnitskaya was charged for obstruction of justice as she allegedly tried to stop the Department of Justice civil fraud probe which involved a Russian entrepreneur and his investment firm.

Reportedly, the case has no ties to the Trump Tower meeting. However, the New York Times stated earlier today that the latest indictment shows the Russian lawyer's close connections to Moscow officials.

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