Lawyer in Trump Tower meeting admits to being informant for Moscow

Natalya Veselnitskaya sitting on a couch looking sideways.
Natalya Veselnitskaya in Moscow. Photo: Yury Martyanov/AFP/Getty Images

Natalya Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with top Trump campaign officials at Trump Tower in 2016, admitted to being an informant for a top Kremlin official, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: Veselnitskaya previously denied having ties to Russia’s government and insisted she was a private attorney. The revelation now raises questions about who she was working for when she met with Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner in 2016. The meeting is a focus of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation.