REPORT: Russian Lawyer Shared Talking Points With Kremlin Ahead Of Trump Tower Meeting With Junior

The New York Times reports:

Natalia V. Veselnitskaya arrived at a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 hoping to interest top Trump campaign officials in the contents of a memo she believed contained information damaging to the Democratic Party and, by extension, Hillary Clinton. The material was the fruit of her research as a private lawyer, she has repeatedly said, and any suggestion that she was acting at the Kremlin’s behest that day is anti-Russia “hysteria.”

But interviews and records show that in the months before the meeting, Ms. Veselnitskaya had discussed the allegations with one of Russia’s most powerful officials, the prosecutor general, Yuri Y. Chaika. And the memo she brought with her closely followed a document that Mr. Chaika’s office had given to an American congressman two months earlier, incorporating some paragraphs verbatim.

The coordination between the Trump Tower visitor and the Russian prosecutor general undercuts Ms. Veselnitskaya’s account that she was a purely independent actor when she sat down with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, and Paul J. Manafort, then the Trump campaign chairman.

It also suggests that emails from an intermediary to the younger Mr. Trump promising that Ms. Veselnitskaya would arrive with information from Russian prosecutors were rooted at least partly in fact — not mere “puffery,” as the president’s son later said.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Bust. These. Fuckers. Now.

    • Frostbite

      And that’s the thing. Everyone’s talking investigation, but you don’t hear anyone talk about consequences, and with the GOP in charge, we won’t either.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        …perhaps not from the feds. However, as some rather bright folk have pointed out, they may be guilty of state-law crimes (financial misconduct), which they say are beyond Trump’s ability to pardon. Of course, daddy might have other means of pressuring state-level powers. I certainly cannot see how it all sums up… very complicated.

    • Andrea King

      A quick primer on Yuri Chaika by Russia’s great hope, Pussy Riot:

      • Grumpy Old Man

        I think I am in love.

      • Ray Taylor

        Halfway through I turned on the CC and it’s English!

        • Nowhereman

          I know, right? me too! I learn at least one new trick every day, and usually by accident. I’m definitely going to look up their videos and watch them when I have a little more time.

    • Nowhereman

      Don Jr and Jared especially. those two will bawl like little boys when they slap the cuffs on them.

  • another_steve

    In another life, we could construe the Trump sons as sex objects.

    But not in this life.

    • bkmn

      I want them viewed as sex objects in this life, in prison.

      • another_steve

        And this is the reason that Jared must learn to love me.

        I will be – compared to his potential cell mate, Bruno the Horny who’s serving 20 years for sexual assault – his savior.

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      No. Just no:)

    • Winston Statehill

      Dream on…

    • Talisman

      Just rub your hand through their hair and you’ll have enough lube for a lifetime.

    • JWC
      • Oscarlating Wildely

        And this, this is what happens when your neck throws up.

      • CCleverly

        Looks like an ad for an oral surgeon.

        • Joe in PA

          The “before” picture. 🙁

      • jerry

        This was their 1980’s “Goonies” phase.

      • Jmdintpa

        MY GOD…. my pills, my pills… where is the spirin , i think i had a mini shock

      • William

        Dumb and Dumber?

        • Tor

          Are they English?

      • Halou
    • Jeffrey

      Christ, Steve, what must your pornhub history look like?

      • another_steve

        I’ve always been omni-gay sexual.

        When, many decades ago, I was a twink and very in demand, I had lovers in their teens and I had lovers in their 60’s.

    • Rambie

      Ewww! Just ewww! I’d go celebrate first… now Prince Harry on the other hand…

  • bkmn
    • Tor

      That’s what my mother said when I came out.

  • Gustav2

    There is no fucking way Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, who has worked for Putin cronies for years, went to the Trump campaign headquarters without someone in the Kremlin approving it. There are no private citizens doing that kind of work in and out of Russia.

    • Gustav2

      If I know this, certainly Flynn and Manafort did.

      • -M-

        Flynn’s too cuckoo for Muslim conspiracies to notice an obvious Russian operation enveloping him.

    • Cuberly Deux

      The minute a Russian oligarch gets on the wrong side of Putti their go-to reaction is to accuse them of corruption. It’s lesson 101 in the Russian playbook. The supposed corruption they were attempting to peddle re; the DNC, may as well be Russian corruption boilerplate.

  • greenmanTN

    Dotard, Daughter, & Dullards, LLC (Lack of Liability Corporation)

  • Henry Auvil

    Donald J. Trump, Jr.: Box of rocks or bag of dicks? Discuss.

    • greenmanTN

      Let’s split the difference and go with concrete enema. (Yes, somebody really did this.)

      • Bad Tom

        That person had a serious abdominal operation and a (at least temporary) colostomy bag afterwards.

        If things didn’t go well, it might have been a permanent colostomy.

      • boatboy_srq

        Bronze enema. Much more satisfying. And possibly more permanent.

      • Tor

        I hope everything came out alright.

  • Bad Tom

    This must be why the White House insists the investigation into the Russian connection is almost over!

  • Mike C

    We all knew something like this was ready to drop when they started the HilaryHysteria this week. You can guess the severity of the Russia leak to come by it.

  • William

    Junior will be ever so popular in prison.

    • Dazzer

      Depends on whether or not the state he’s imprisoned in allows bestiality.

      • Tor


  • Tor

    No one in Russia with power or influence is a purely independent actor….. Well, that’s true for the entire world.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The more this drags out, the more I suspect Mueller is going to peter out. I just have this gut feeling this is going to end up being all for naught.

    I want to be wrong…I hope I’m wrong…but I just can’t shake this felling…

    • PeterC

      If you take your hands off of yourself, maybe those feelings will go away??

  • JCF

    Lock Him Up!!!

    • -M-

      Junior, Kushner and Manafort along with Rohrbacher’s cell.

      For a start.

  • Steven B