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>> Most people would have taken that meeting.>> It was described as a nothing burger, just a routine part of campaign reconnaissance. But court documents seen by Reuters show that Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 counted Russia's premier spy agency among her clients for years.
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Reuters correspondent in Moscow, Maria Tsvetkova.>> She represented the FSB in Russian courts. It doesn't mean she was an FSB agent, but in Russia all people connected with law enforcement or special services are a very closed community. So you can't just graduate from a law school, get a lawyer certificate, and go work for FSB.
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>> While she was billed an email to Don, Jr., as part of Russia's effort to help candidate Trump, Veselnitskaya has denied having anything to do with the Kremlin.>> This casts doubts on her statements that she was a private lawyer because she clearly worked for the government, she represented FSB as a lawyer in courts.
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>> The attendees and topic of conversation at that meeting, of much interest on Capitol Hill, as Robert Mueller's probe into potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign heats up. The three known Trump associates in the meeting, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and Trump Jr. have all been invited to testify before Congress next week.
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Amid reports that Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Kremlin and the Trump team has now expanded to probe Trump's family business dealings. Sources telling The Washington Post that Trump's been investigating his powers of pardoning and whether it can be used on his aides, family, and on himself.