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(3) If EMIN AGALAROV "messages Don Jr. constantly" and is a good friend of his, he didn't send his agent VESELNITSKAYA to Don with nothing.
Emin, however, maintained contact with the Trumps, even playing a concert at a Trump golf course, according to Forbes. On Emin's 35th birthday, Trump sent the singer a video message, calling him a “winner” and “a champ.” The feeling is apparently mutual. In a recent interview with The Chicago Tribune, Agalarov called Trump “a super-successful businessman” who has an advantage over other world leaders because “he actually ran a huge corporation.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya is a Russian attorney who has represented several state-owned Russian businesses, according to the Times. In 2003, she launched her own law firm, Kamerton Consulting. Her clients have included Denis Katsyv, the President of Russian company Prevezon Holdings and the son of Pyotr Katsyv, who has served as Moscow's Regional Transport Minister.
Veselnitskaya is a leading opponent of the Magnitsky Act, which the U.S. Congress passed in 2012. The law was named after Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested in Russia after accusing officials of $230 million in tax fraud. He was reportedly beaten and not provided with proper medical treatment before dying in prison in 2009. The law imposes sanctions on anyone implicated in his torture.
In May 2017, Prevezon Holdings, Katsyv's company, agreed to pay $6 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice over a money laundering lawsuit related to the scheme Magnitsky tried to bring to light.
What to Know About the Russian Lawyer Who Met With Donald Trump, Jr.
In May, the Department of Justice (DOJ) [AG Sessions] settled United States v. Prevezon Holdings Ltd., a $230 million fraud and money laundering case that accused Prevezon Holdings executives of fraudulently obtaining a tax refund from the Russian treasury.
In the case, Prevezon was represented by Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who met with Trump Jr. during the campaign after promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton.
"Ms. Veselnitskaya told one Russian news outlet that the penalty was so light 'it seemed almost an apology from the government.' "
The meeting itself, with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, occurred on June 9. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chair, were also in attendance.
Five days later, The Washington Post broke the news that the Democratic National Committee had been the victim of a massive, months-long cyberattack, including the theft of its Trump opposition research file.
The next day, in the leadership offices of the Capitol, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants had the following, secretly recorded exchange with one another.