The Russian Lawyer that Donald Trump Jr. meet with last year has stated that she’s willing to testify to “clarify” what exactly the meeting was about… but can she even be trusted?
During an interview with a Russian state-owned media outlet she, Natalia Veselnitskaya, also accused Bill Browder, who is a London-based financier of being the one behind “mass hysteria” surrounding the meeting that took place.
Veselnitskaya actually worked with Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is the research firm behind the now-infamous “Trump Dossier” that accused President Trump of collusion with Russian officials during the campaign. The dossier, we now know is false.
As written for The Daily Caller by Chuck Ross:
The Russian lawyer who met last June with Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the Trump campaign says she’s willing to testify before Congress to “clarify” the circumstances of the meeting.
In an interview with RT, Russia’s state-owned news outlet, Natalia Veselnitskaya, the attorney, accused a London-based financier named Bill Browder of being behind the “mass hysteria” surrounding the June 9, 2016 meeting.
Veselnitskaya claims that she attended the meeting in order to lobby the Trump campaign against the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 sanctions law championed by Browder.
But the meeting was set up after Donald Trump Jr. was offered derogatory information about Hillary Clinton from an acquaintance. Trump Jr. was told that a “Russian government attorney” would be providing the information.
Trump Jr. eagerly accepted the offer, even after being told that the information was being provided as part of the Russian government’s support for the Trump campaign. Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort attended the meeting on the Trump campaign side, and Veselnitskaya was accompanied by several Russians, including a Russian-American lobbyist who some believe is linked to Russia’s intelligence apparatus.