Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer that Trump Jrmet with in an attempt to get dirt on Hillary, has revealed a new detail that she hadn’t previously mentioned before.
It has to do if Donald Trump won the election, Jr had apparently told her that the Trump administration would be willing to revisit the Magnitsky Act.
This is a law that blacklists Russian human rights abusers and it’s a law that the Kremlin hates!
“Looking ahead, if we come to power, we can return to this issue and think what to do about it,” Veselnitskaya recalls Trump Jr. saying. “I understand our side may have messed up, but it’ll take a long time to get to the bottom of it.”
This is the first time that Veselnitskaya has claimed that Trump Jr. offered her help during their June 9, 2016 meeting, which was also attended by Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The New York Times broke news of the meeting in July. Veselnitskaya, who is based in Moscow, has given numerous media interviews since then.
When she attended the meeting, Veselnitskaya, who has connections to top Russian government officials, brought along a translator and a Russian-American lobbyist who worked with her to neuter the Magnitsky Act, which was passed by Congress in 2012.
Trump Jr. reluctantly disclosed that the meeting involved the Magnitsky Act and that he was offered information on Clinton prior to taking it. The meeting is of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the election.
n her interview with Bloomberg, Veselnitskaya claimed that Trump Jr. inquired about the Clinton contributions during their Trump Tower exchange.
“This money the Ziffs got from Russia, do you have any financial documents showing that this money went to Clinton’s campaign?” Veselnitskaya recalled Trump Jr. asking.
Trump Jr. has denied doing anything wrong by accepting an offer of opposition research on Clinton. Trump critics have alleged that the meeting shows that the campaign was willing to collude with Russians.
Further complicating Veselnitskaya’s involvement in the Trump Jr. meeting is her work on the anti-Magnitsky campaign with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier.