A Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya said she was thinking about approaching Mueller to discuss the hacking of her email in February that she claimed bears resemblance to the 2015 hacking of the Democratic National Committee.
Veselnitskaya is a well-connected Moscow lawyer who has worked with a company called Prevezon Holdings Ltd. The company’s owner is the son of a former Russian government official and a fierce advocate for rolling back US sanctions on Russia.
At the time of her 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, Veselnitskaya was helping defend Prevezon against charges it had engaged in money laundering from a $230 million Russian tax fraud scheme.
Trump Jr. and others in attendance have downplayed the meeting, saying nothing came of it. Trump has denied that he or his campaign coordinated with any Russian attempts to interfere in the election.
Veselnitskaya on Sunday showed to the AP screenshots of what she said were phishing emails and subsequent messages, showing that her email account had been hacked.
She said three of her email accounts were targeted in February, around the time when she began negotiating a meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Natalia Veselnitskaya also detailed her recent meeting in Berlin with the US Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election as well.
Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort in June 2016 after Trump Jr. was told she could provide potentially incriminating information about Hillary Clinton.
Mueller, a former FBI director, is leading a federal probe of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. He has filed charges against multiple former Trump campaign aides.
The apparent lack of interest shown by Mueller’s team in her testimony could be a sign the special counsel is not eager to find out what happened, Veselnitskaya told the AP in the interview in downtown Moscow.
“If Mueller’s team is not working to discover the truth, they will never question me,” she said.High probability of Brexit deal with EU says British Minister