Russian lawyer believes she met Ivanka after 2016 Trump Tower meeting

The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony House Intel Dem: Bannon asserted ‘very novel’ definition of executive privilege during testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHope Hicks to meet with House Intel in Russia probe: report US officials warned Kushner about friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch: report Overnight Regulation: Fight erupts over gun export rules | WH meets advocates on prison reform | Officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements | New IRS guidance on taxes MORE at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential race reportedly thinks she briefly spoke with Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump’s first year in office was the year of the woman US officials warned Kushner about friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch: report Top House Intel Dem wants to call Ivanka as witness in Russia probe MORE after attending the meeting.

NBC News said Natalia Veselnitskaya told the news outlet that she spoke with a woman whom she thought was Trump as she was leaving Trump Tower.

Veselnitskaya was not completely sure of the identity of the woman, NBC News noted, but another source confirmed that the woman Veselnitskaya spoke to was the president’s elder daughter.

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The report comes as special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE continues the Justice Department investigation into Russia’s election meddling, including any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and Moscow.

Sources told NBC that the special counsel’s investigators are largely interested in why Trump helped draft a misleading statement regarding the meeting one year later. The investigators, according to the news outlet’s sources, are not as concerned with the meeting itself.

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