Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case

Lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya during an interview

The Kremlin-connected lawyer later recalled that Trump Jr. told her, "Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it".

In 2015, Veselnitskaya submitted investigative findings that she claimed were compiled independently by the Russian government as potentially exculpatory evidence.

However, U.S. authorities have been investigating whether Manafort's prior work - mainly for pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians and business interests - may have helped influence Trump's policy positions on Russia.

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskayahas been charged with obstruction of justice in a money laundering investigation separate from Robert Mueller's probe. This indictment appears unrelated to that and was handed down by a grand jury in the Southern District of NY.

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If he is found to have breached the deal, he would lose any sentencing credits for acceptance of responsibility, prosecutors said.

The case concerned a Russian-controlled company known as Prevezon Holdings, which US authorities accused of using proceeds of the tax fraud to buy real estate in Manhattan.

Prevezon Holdings, the company at the centre of the case, was ordered to pay nearly $6m ($5m) to the U.S. government in a civil settlement. In her own declaration, Veselnitskaya stated that she had "gone to great lengths" to get a copy of a document from the Russian prosecutors' office. In the case, the government sought to prove that Veselnitskaya's clients had received and laundered a portion of the proceeds of a Russian tax refund fraud scheme involving corrupt Russian officials. It also accused Magnitsky himself of committing the Russian Treasury Fraud, when as the feds outline he reported it.

But the indictment could nevertheless prove significant for solidifying the notion that she was an agent of the Kremlin at the same time she was at the meeting with Trump campaign aides, some former federal prosecutors said. Veselnitskaya's alleged additions purportedly include "approximately 29 paragraphs describing the supposed actions of [Browder], Magnitsky", and others.

In a filing on January 8, Manafort's defense lawyers revealed that he shared Trump campaign polling data with a Russian-Ukrainian man whom US intelligence suspect of being tied to Russian spy agencies.

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She could not be immediately located for comment.

The Russian response appears to have accused Browder himself of perpetrating the fraud. Browder launched a campaign to have those allegedly involved in his death blacklisted by the U.S.

Veselnitskaya hired research firm Fusion GPS through a law firm for the Prevezon case.

Music publicist Rob Goldstone initially proposed the meeting to Trump Jr., telling the then-candidate's son in an email exchange that the attorney was aligned with the Russian government and had information that could hurt Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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Trump Jr and Kushner have dismissed the meeting as amounting to nothing and mostly involving Russia's ban on American adoptions in response to U.S. sanctions.

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