Tied Lawyer Offers New Account of Trump Tower Meeting With Don Jr

Tied Lawyer Offers New Account of Trump Tower Meeting With Don Jr

Tied Lawyer Offers New Account of Trump Tower Meeting With Don Jr

Veselnitskaya says she told Trump Jr. that two brothers had gained almost $1 billion from Russian investments and had allegedly evaded taxes on the money.

Natalia Veselnitskaya, who is widely reported to have connections to the Kremlin, met with Trump Jr.in June 2016, during his father's presidential campaign.

"Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it", Trump Jr. said of the 2012 law, she recalled. He allegedly added, "I understand our side may have messed up, but it'll take a long time to get to the bottom of it".

The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told Bloomberg in an interview published on Monday that Trump Jr had also asked her for written evidence that illegal proceeds went to Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign.

This is the first time Veselnitskaya has offered details of her version of the June 2016 sit-down at Trump Tower.

They understood the lawyer to be representing the Russian government and she claimed she could provide damaging information about Clinton. That same day, unsealed court documents revealed that George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his Russian contacts.

The attorney from Trump Jr. The law is a particular irritant to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who retaliated against its passage by barring Americans from adopting Russian children.

The Russian attorney got the meeting after an offer of alleged dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting is of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the election.

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But the meeting went nowhere, according to Veselnitskaya.

Browder voiced skepticism about Veselnitskaya's assertion that Trump Jr. hinted to her that a Trump administration would repeal the Magnitsky Act. Veselnitskaya said she will testify about the meeting to Congress in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but only if the answers were released to the public.

According to her telling of the meeting, which she is making in the most detailed fashion yet, the president's son told her he was willing to consider her request about the sanctions rollback, Bloomberg News reported. She began by raising the issue of the Obama-era sanctions against the Russians, known as the Magnitsky Act. He died in a Russian prison in 2009 under mysterious circumstances. When she conceded that she did not, the meeting quickly unraveled.

US -born businessman, Bill Browder, a personal friend of Magnitsky who had lobbied for the sanctions, asserted that Putin was determined to have the law repealed, according to The Atlantic.

"She's not a credible person", Browder told CNN.

'This money the Ziffs got from Russian Federation, do you have any financial documents showing that this money went to Clinton's campaign?' Trump Jr. called it a waste of 20 minutes.

"If it's what you say, I love it", Trump Jr. responded. Trump critics have alleged that the meeting shows that the campaign was willing to collude with Russians.

Though Trump World's explanation for the meeting evolved over time - when those caught up in a scandal change their story, it's never a good sign - we eventually learned that the Republican team set up the meeting in the hopes of acquiring dirt from Russian Federation on Hillary Clinton, effectively inviting a foreign adversary to cooperate with the Trump campaign.

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