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