President Donald Trump‘s unit met with a Kremlin-aligned lawyer time 2 weeks after earning the Republican presidential nomination, a brand-new report says.
The new information comes from confidential government registers and interviews conducted by The New York Times.
Donald Trump Jr. set the had met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in Manhattan exactly 2 weeks after his father’s nomination. Campaign chairman Paul J. Manafort and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, too listened.
The report changes just days after Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-2 0 top in Germany. During their exchange, Putin denied any Russian interference in the U.S. referendum, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
Both Trump Jr. and Kushner’s representatives supported the June 6, 2016 meeting with Veselnitskaya. But Trump Jr.’s reps told the Experience the fit was about an adoption program.
Veselnitskaya is best known for her opposition to an American law that blacklists Russians suspected of human rights abuses. Her resist mirrors Putin’s anger with the laws and regulations, which elicited him to halt American adoptions of Russian brats as a response.
As the Times foregrounds, last year’s meeting ratings the first confirmed private talk between a each member of Trump’s team and a Russian national. Prior to Saturday’s report, Trump Jr. was not known to have been involved in convenes with Kremlin-aligned lawyers.