Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Don Jr. in June 2016 at Trump Tower, denied any connection to the Russian government in an interview with NBC News. Thus, raising even more questions about the multiple reports from the New York Times, especially the most recent one about the email sent to Trump Jr. prior to the meeting.
The Times on Monday evening claimed the email sent to Trump Jr. explained that Veselnitskaya had information to share about Clinton direct from the Kremlin. But Veselnitskaya also denied on NBC of having any damaging information about 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention to have that,” Veselnitskaya said.
Trump Jr., however, has confirmed that he originally went into the meeting with the impression the attorney might have information on Clinton useful to his dad’s campaign.
Although she has not been publicly linked with the Russian government itself, Veselnitskaya represented the son of a vice president of state-owned Russian Railways in a New York money-laundering case settled in May before a trial.
So what’s the deal? Is she lying? Is she covering up the tracks because she fears being murdered by Putin? Is she telling the truth? Although, if she is telling the truth then other people are lying including the NY Times.
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