Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump, Jr., Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump White House adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner in June of 2016 after promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, listed Russia’s FSB security service among her clients for years, according to court documents obtained by Reuters.
The FSB is the Russian spy agency that replaced the Soviet-era KGB following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Vladimir Putin headed the FSB before he became president.
The documents show that Veselnitskaya represented the FSB’s interests in a “legal wrangle over ownership of an upscale property in northwest Moscow between 2005 and 2013.”
The FSB was sanctioned by former President Obama last year following intelligence reports that the spy agency played a role in hacking the U.S. 2016 presidential election.
There is no indication that Veselnitskaya herself is a spy, according to Reuters.