A shocking report from Reuters on Friday suggests that the much-ballyhooed June 2016 meeting between Russian lawyer Natalalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr., as well as other Trump campaign staff, may have involved suspicious manipulation by the Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
The meeting came about through a series of exchanges between Trump Jr. and a Russian publicist who knew the Trumps; that publicist suggested that Trump Jr. meet with a Russian lawyer who could provide opposition research on Hillary Clinton, damaging Hillary and helping Trump. “I love it,” Trump Jr. replied.
The meeting itself was a bust; apparently Veselnitskaya provided no opposition research on Hillary Clinton, instead making vague allegations and spending most of her time talking about the repeal of certain anti-Russian sanctions. But now Reuters reports that Veselnitskaya met with Fusion GPS on the day of the Trump Jr. meeting, both before and after the meeting — and that the file she handed to the Trump campaign was compiled by Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS is, of course, the same firm that Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid inordinate sums of money to dig up anti-Trump material later compiled in the so-called Steele dossier.
Simpson apparently claims he didn’t know that Veselnitskaya went to meet with Trump Jr. at all; she just happened to meet with Trump’s campaign staff between meetings with Fusion GPS.
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