Natalia Veselnitskaya is the Kremlin-connected attorney who attended the June 9th meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner.
Natalia Veselnitskaya (likely Russian agent)*: "For me, it is a really unacceptable document. I couldn't read through the end because it's the kind of paper that makes you want to go in the shower after."*
Fox News*: "Was it a mistake for the FBI to rely on the Trump Dossier in any way?"*
Natalia Veselnitskaya (Russian agent)*: I think that any special agency should check information they receive. But happened? The couldn't find facts?*
She's been called a "Russian government attorney," a "trusted insider" of the Kremlin, the "go-to lawyer for the Moscow regional government" and an acquaintance of Russia's powerful prosecutor general.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, 42, rose from obscurity to international notoriety following the disclosure of her June 9, 2016, meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. She also appears to have amassed considerable wealth in a very short period of time, 14 years ago, when her legal career in the Moscow region (not to be confused with the city of Moscow) was in its infancy and she was just transitioning from being a government employee to a private practitioner.
According to two different privately run databases, which draw on personal financial and employment information from Russian state records, Veselnitskaya went from a lowly state salary of $1,559 a year to a much more comfortable $53,645, between 1999 and 2003.But here's the curious thing: In August 2003, before the lion's share of that $53,645 was earned, the Russian land registry shows that Veselnitskaya was somehow able to buy two large plots of land in an elite residential community in the Moscow suburbs -- properties that cannot have been sold for less than $500,000 apiece at the time, according to two Russian brokers with extensive experience selling in that area.