Robert Mueller is terrified one witness will end his investigation for good
One closed door meeting has been at the center of the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory.
And a key witness is eager to tell her story.
But Robert Mueller is terrified she will bring down his investigation once and for all.
Natalia Veselnitskaya is the Russian lawyer who arranged a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump, Jr. and other campaign officials.
The initial email billed the meeting as a chance to receive information of illegal campaign donations made by the Russian government to the Clinton campaign.
But instead, the real purpose of the gathering was for Veselnitskaya to lobby against legislation that banned Russian adoption.
Veselnitskaya met with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigators in a Berlin hotel room and stated she had no connection to the Russian government and that the Christopher Steele dossier was “nonsense.”
But Mueller has not contacted her.
She claims that is because Mueller isn’t after the truth.
The Associated Press reports:
Veselnitskaya alleged in her interview with the AP in downtown Moscow that if Mueller’s team never questions her, it would mean that it “is not working to discover the truth…
…The investigators mainly wanted to know about Trump Tower meeting, she said. Veselnitskaya said she repeated her previous statements about it, insisting that she was not linked to the Russian government and merely wanted to discuss sanctions against Russia.
Veselnitskaya’s said the Berlin interview also focused on information in memos compiled by a former British spy whose work was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s campaign. The dossier contains numerous allegations of Russian ties to Trump, his associates and the Trump campaign.
Veselnitskaya dismissed the dossier as “absolute nonsense.” She insisted that Glenn Simpson, whose firm Fusion GPS was hired to compile the dossier and who was questioned by the House Intelligence Committee in January, had been “framed.”