July 10, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian attorney after being promised damaging info on Hillary Clinton

by Neha Monga

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with a Kremlin linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination after being promised information on Hillary Clinton that he was told would be helpful for his father’s campaign, The Times reported on Sunday.

The meeting which took place in June 2016 at the Trump Tower in New York was attended by Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr., his campaign chairman at that time, Paul J. Manafort, his son-in law Jared Kushner and the Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.

“I was asked to have a meeting by an acquaintance I knew from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant with an individual who I was told might have information helpful to the campaign,” Trump Jr. said in a statement. “I was not told her name prior to the meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to attend, but told them nothing of the substance.

SEE ALSO :  Nawaz Sharif resigns after Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies him

“After pleasantries were exchanged,” he said “the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton.”

“Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information,” he said.

He said Veselnitskaya then moved the conversation towards the adoption of Russian children and Magnitsky Law – an American law which blacklists suspected Russian human rights abusers. The 2012 law so enraged the Russian President Vladimir V. Putin that he stopped allowing Americans to adopt Russian children.

SEE ALSO :  Chinas officially opens its first military base in Djibouti .

“It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting. I interrupted and advised her that my father was not an elected official, but rather a private citizen, and that her comments and concerns were better addressed if and when he held public office,” said Trump Jr. in his statement.

“The meeting lasted approximately 20 to 30 minutes. As it ended, my acquaintance apologized for taking up our time. That was the end of it and there was no further contact or follow-up of any kind,” he said.

SEE ALSO :  10 Laws from North Korea Which proves Kim Jong Un has no chill.

His father knew nothing about the meeting, added Trump Jr.

The legal team of President Trump also said that he did not attend the meeting and was not aware of it.

Trump Jr.’s motivation for agreeing to the meeting “points to the central question in federal investigations of the Kremlin’s meddling in the presidential election: whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. The accounts of the meeting represent the first public indication that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept Russian help” explained Times reporters Jo Becker, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman.

 

Comments

Related Stories

The newest fitness trend i ...

This father son duo is one ...

This collection of unbelie ...

There are certain amount o ...

Online shopping has comple ...

More from this author

Ryan, who is the host of a ...

A spectacular penthouse is ...

The much-awaited film, Sta ...

FOX6 News Milwaukee's crew ...

Now, anybody who flies fre ...

Top News

Chandigarh artist’s take on Ram Rahim...

Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhji Insaan has enjoyed a massive following ...

Did You Know The Actual Location Of W...

‘Bliss,’ Window XP’s default wallpaper is undoubtedly the most famous ...

5 Interesting Facts About Bahamas

1. Pink Sands Beach Pink Sands Beach located on Harbour Island of Bahamas ...

High School Boys Wear Off-Shoulder To...

When the students of San Benito High School, California returned to school ...