Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. says she didn’t have any Clinton info

Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. says she didn’t have any Clinton info
Natalia Veselnitskaya (Image: NBC News video screen grab)

[Ed. – The headline at the source reads “Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.: I didn’t have Clinton info they wanted.” But when you read the entire report, there is nothing in it to suggest that that was what the Trump campaign was seeking in setting up the meeting. That is pure editorializing — and wishful thinking — on the part of NBC News. 

The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign denied in an exclusive interview with NBC News that she had any connection to the Kremlin and insists she met with President Donald Trump’s son to press her client’s interest in the Magnitsky Act — not to hand over information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention to have that,” Natalia Veselnitskaya said.

When asked how Trump Jr. seemed to have the impression that she had information about the Democratic National Committee, she responded:

“It is quite possible that maybe they were longing for such an information. They wanted it so badly that they could only hear the thought that they wanted.”

Trump Jr. has confirmed that the meeting occurred, saying in a statement to The New York Times that he attended “a short introductory meeting” with the lawyer, where the topic of conversation was primarily about adoption.

On Monday, Trump Jr. seemed to confirm that he had been offered information about Clinton or her campaign but insisted that nothing untoward in the meeting had occurred.

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