What is the significance of Trump Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer? | Luke Harding

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The details of the president’s son’s meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya last summer are problematic for the White House

Last summer, two weeks after Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, his son met a Russian lawyer. The meeting, revealed by the New York Times, took place at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Those present were Donald Trump Jr, Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and the candidate’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

The lawyer was Natalia Veselnitskaya. She had previously lobbied against a US law that sanctioned prominent Russians for human rights abuses. The meeting came about via a backchannel. A Russian-Azeri businessman, Aras Agalarov, and his son, Emin, who hosted Trump for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, got in touch with Rob Goldstone, a British publicist and former tabloid reporter, who in turn contacted the Trump campaign.

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