Moscow has asked the United States for explanations about the charges against a Russian lawyer involved in the investigation into Russian interferences in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Natalia Vesselnitskaya was indicted on Tuesday for obstructing justice in a case unrelated to the investigation, which could however demonstrate its links with the Kremlin.
During her weekly press briefing, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, lamented Friday that the charging of Russian citizens on the basis of vague suspicions becomes a habit in the United States.
Natalia Vesselnitskaya is suspected of “taking part in the development, in secret cooperation with a senior Russian prosecutor”, of documents supposed to exculpate the defendants she defended.
The conviction of the lawyer, who attended a meeting with Donald Trump’s associates at the Trump Tower in New York in June 2016, may be essential to support the argument that he was an agent. of the Kremlin, it is said from judicial sources.