Kremlin Attorney From Trump Tower Meeting Tied To Swiss Corruption

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Natalia Veselnitskaya, the attorney from the June 9th Trump Tower meeting, has been tied to a Swiss corruption case.

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin-connected attorney who met with members of the Trump campaign at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, has been tied to a Swiss corruption case.

Details of the explosive case have been published by investigative reporters for the Tribune de Genève and Tages-Anzeiger newspapers in Switzerland. The officer, identified only as Victor K., traveled to Moscow—against the expressed wishes of his superiors—where he spoke to Natalia Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower.

The meeting was set up by Russian Deputy Attorney General Saak Albertovich Karapetyan. He leads the same Russian legal unit that was pedaling Clinton smears to the Trump campaign. Victor K. has been tied to Russia mafia and Russian officials, two things that are often interlinked when discussing the power structure of Vladimir Putin's state.

In the case against K.—who had been entrusted with investigating the Swiss financial arrangements of the Russian mafia and oligarchs for decades—it emerged that he had previously met Karapetyan in Geneva and Zurich, as well as Russia “without the knowledge of his superiors.”

Victor K. has been accused of unacceptable 'clandestine activities'.

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