Russian Lawyer from Don Jr. Meeting Reportedly Said He Asked for Info on Clinton Foundation

The Russian lawyer from that infamous Donald Trump Jr. meeting has reportedly told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Don Jr. asked for information on the Clinton Foundation.

According to NBC News, Natalia Veselnitskaya said he had asked about apparent illegal donations to the foundation:

The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the committee that she didn’t have any such evidence, and that she believes Trump misunderstood the nature of the meeting after receiving emails from a music promoter promising incriminating information on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent.

Once it became apparent that she did not have meaningful information about Clinton, Trump seemed to lose interest, Veselnitskaya said, and the meeting petered out.

She apparently said the “roguish letters of Mr. Goldstone”––the aforementioned music promoter––were why the meeting “ended so quickly with a feeling of mutual disappointment and time wasted.”

Today Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal called on judiciary committee chair Chuck Grassley to “immediately issue a subpoena for public testimony and documents from Donald Trump, Jr.”

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