Donald Trump Jnr admits he met Russian Lawyer 2017/07/09

It was reported on July 9th that during Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign Donald Trump Jr, agreed to meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager at the time, and Jared Kushner also attended the meeting.

“After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms Clinton,” Donald Trump Jr is quoted as saying “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.”

Donald Trump Jr quote about meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. Cairicature APT

Veselnitskaya, whose clients reportedly include Russian state-owned businesses, told the NY Times that “nothing at all about the presidential campaign” was discussed. She had “never acted on behalf of the Russian government” and “never discussed any of these matters with any representative of the Russian government.”

Donald Trump has always denied he had no knowledge of the meeting between Trump Jnr, Veselnitskaya, Manafort and Kushner, Trump did however hold a press conference on June 7 2016 after winning the primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota “I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative and very, very interesting”

The date of June 7 2016 is very significant because it was four days after Rob Goldstone first approached Donald Trump Jnr and two days before the meeting between Trump Jnr, Manafort, Kushner and Veselnitskaya took place.

Timeline of Donald Trump Jnrs meeting with the Russians during Donald Trumps presidential bid. Donald Trump caricature APT

The major speech promised by Trump never materialized.

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