Explainers October 26, 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Natalia Veselnitskaya, Contextualized

Natalia Veselnitskaya is a Russian attorney whose experience over the years, including aggressive lobbying against the Magnitsky Act, has brought her into contact with high-ranking Russian government officials. She became a central part of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin after it was revealed that she attended the June 9, 2016, meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower to reportedly share damaging information about Hillary Clinton.