News outlets have been focused solely on Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney during the 2016 campaign. Despite other events and notable news occurring, such as the Senate GOP healthcare bill being redrafted, the mainstream media has made Trump Jr.’s meeting the main event.
Now, a picture posted on Twitter that includes the Russian attorney in question, Natalia Veselnitskaya, is raising eyebrows — as she’s been captured supporting protests against Trump, making anti-Trump remarks, and could have taken a photo inside Sen. John McCain’s office. (via The Gateway Pundit)
Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney during the 2016 election has been spun into quite the controversy by liberal news sources. Could the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, be the one to blame? Some skeptics seem to think so.
It is unknown how close Veselnitskaya is with Sen. McCain due to the image being taken by an unknown photographer, even though she claims it’s from her own camera. But how much leverage is acceptable to give a social media post?
Donald Jr.’s meeting with Veselnitskaya has never been a secret. Regardless of how the media tries to spin it, Trump’s son has always been up front and open with his intentions.
The fact is, the Democratic Party refuses to let go of wild accusations of Trump-Russia “collusion” and a tainted election. Now, the question of whether or not Trump Jr. was set up doesn’t seem to be the issue as much anymore as who is responsible. Was it Veselnitskaya herself?
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) initially raised concern over how the Russian attorney was actually able to enter the U.S. and upon further investigation, suggested she was allowed to enter with an expired visa during the Obama Administration.
Donald Trump Jr. has been repeatedly questioned about his meeting with the Russian attorney during the election and has held fast to the stance that this was simply an introductory meeting with an individual he was told “might have information helpful to the campaign.”
He said that a mutual acquaintance who had competed in the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow arranged the meeting. He said he was not given her name and had no idea who she was prior to the meeting.
He also invited his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and campaign chairman to the meeting and didn’t give them an agenda. Kushner reportedly left the meeting soon after it began because of its apparent futility.
“People in business—the cardinal sin is don’t waste my time and that’s why Jared Kushner presumably left after a few minutes once he figured she didn’t have anything,” said Robert Ray of Fox News. “In Washington you’re careful who you take meetings with because if you take meetings from the wrong people, you get yourself into a lot of trouble and optics are important.”
But The New York Times reported that he “was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.” The newspaper claimed to have received their information from unnamed sources.
In light of the accusations, the Kremlin has been questioned and responded, “…we don’t know who that is and obviously, we can’t monitor all meetings Russian lawyers hold both in Russia and abroad.”
Due to the many accusations surrounding the meeting, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is calling for an interview of Donald Trump Jr. by the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding the event. Trump Jr. has whole-heartedly agreed to participate, tweeting, “Happy to work with the committee to pass on what I know.”
Whether or not Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, is responsible for a set up that caused massive speculation and rumors surrounding the Trump campaign, one thing is clear – there has been much more made of this meeting than what actually occurred.