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Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump’s inner circle at Trump Tower in 2016, had sheepishly claimed she had no links to the Kremlin. A bombshell Reuters report proves Veselnitskaya isn’t a random Russian lawyer. She represented the FSB (formerly known as the KGB) in court for eight full years.

The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia’s FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.

The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, successfully represented the FSB’s interests in a legal wrangle over ownership of an upscale property in northwest Moscow between 2005 and 2013.

The FSB, successor to the Soviet-era KGB service, was headed by Vladimir Putin before he became Russian president.

Around the time of the meeting with Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya was in the United States to represent a Russian billionaire accused of money laundering in New York City, money laundering that coincidentally was done by buying expensive NYC real estate. 

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