So about the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Daily Beast looks into who she is:
The Russian lawyer who peddled dirt on Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump Jr.has ties to former Russian military and intelligence officials, a key congressional committee will hear in testimony next week.
William Browder, an American financier who has investigated Russian corruption for more than a decade, will brief the Senate Judiciary Committeeat a hearing next week on the lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya’s ties to the Russian government—including to former top members of the GRU and the FSB, two of the Kremlin’s main intelligence agencies. Those ties were spelled out in documents that Browder shared with the committee and provided to The Daily Beast this week.
And here is the paragraph that jumped out at me:
“The key point is that essentially no Russian citizen or lawyer has compromising material on Hillary Clinton which has not been supplied to them from Russian intelligence,” Mowatt-Larssen wrote on Tuesday. “The simple assertion that she had such information is tantamount to declaring that Veselnitskaya was acting as agent of Russian government in this particular role.”
* When I had my security clearance, every year we had to have a recertification. And every year they showed us a film with a fat schlub being seduced by a Russian Victoria Secret-type model (named Svetlana).