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applegrove

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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 05:38 PM Nov 2017

DONALD TRUMP JR. TOLD RUSSIAN LAWYER 'IF WE COME TO POWER' AN ANTI-RUSSIA LAW WOULD BE RECONSIDERED [View all]

BY LINLEY SANDERS at Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-jr-told-russian-lawyer-if-we-come-power-anti-russia-law-702516

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The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. to provide political dirt on Democrats during the 2016 election said the president's son offered a change in U.S. law "if we come to power," but the Trump team promptly lost interest when the lawyer could not provide information incriminating Hillary Clinton.

Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya broke her silence Monday in an interview reported by Bloomberg, saying she sent a four-page memo to the Trump team before the June 9 meeting revealing that the Ziff brothers, wealthy Democratic donors, allegedly evaded paying U.S. taxes on Russian investments. Trump Jr. was very interested in that detail, but only if it related to Clinton, his father's 2016 rival.

During the meeting, Trump Jr. pushed one question: “This money the Ziffs got from Russia, do you have any financial documents showing that this money went to Clinton’s campaign?” he asked, according to Veselnitskaya. When she admitted there was no proof, the meeting "quickly fell apart" as the Trump team lost interest. Trump Jr. called it a waste of 20 minutes. Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, left the meeting, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort apparently fell asleep.

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For her part, Veselnitskaya said the meeting had commenced with high hopes. She began by raising the issue of the Obama-era sanctions against the Russians, known as the Magnitsky Act. With the hint that Veselnitskaya would provide dirt on Clinton, Trump Jr. promised to revisit the sanctions.

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