Russia Lawyer Who Met with Trump Jr. Denies Being Connected to the Kremlin

‘All I knew was that Mr. Donald Trump Jr. was willing to meet with me’


VESELNITSKAYA (via translator): “I never knew who else would be attending the meeting. All I knew was that Mr. Donald Trump Jr. was willing to meet with me. I could recognize the young gentleman who was only present in the meeting for probably the first seven to ten minutes, and then he stood up and left the room. It was Mr. Jared Kushner, and he never came back, by the way. And the other person at the same meeting was always looking at his phone. He was reading something. He never took any active part in the conversation. That was Mr. Manafort.”
SIMMONS (on screen): "And they had the impression, it appears, that they were going to be told some information that you had about the DNC. How did they get that impression?"
VESELNITSKAYA (via translator): "It’s quite possible that maybe they were looking for such information. They wanted it so badly."
SIMMONS (voice-over): "And this morning she denies claims she is connected to a Russian government effort to aid Donald Trump’s presidency."
SIMMONS (on screen): "Have you ever worked for the Russian government? Do you have connections to the Russian government?"
VESELNITSKAYA (via translator): "No."

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