2016 ELECTION/DONALD JR/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Russian lawyer who attended a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with members of the Trump campaign was charged by federal prosecutors in New York with obstruction of justice in connection with a money-laundering case, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday that highlighted her ties to the Russian government. Natalya Veselnitskaya, who gained prominence as a result of a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the Trump campaign after he had been promised damaging intelligence on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was charged by the Manhattan US Attorney’s Office, which had handled the money-laundering case involving a Cyprus-based investment firm and its Russian owner. As that case proceeded, Veselnitskaya, a member of the defense team in that matter, gave a false declaration to the federal court in New York about a response by the Russian government in that case, concealing from the court that she ‘had participated in drafting those supposed independent investigative findings in secret cooperation with a senior Russian prosecutor,’ according to the indictment.”

Erica Orden and Shimon Prokupecz, “Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, January 8, 2019 6:42 pm