The Senate Judiciary Committee released roughly 1,800 pages of documents on its investigation into Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in June 2016.
With Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort by his side, Trump Jr. met with several Russians for what he hoped was damaging information on his father’s opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Here are the eight people confirmed to be at the meeting:
Trump Jr. says he only remembers seven people attending the meeting, leaving off Rinat Akhmetshin. Veselnitskaya says Akhmetshin was there.
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1. Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son
The epicenter of the email scandal, President Donald Trump’s eldest son Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya over emails with music publicist Rob Goldstone. He now serves as trustee of the Trump Organization, leading his father’s business as an executive vice president with his brother, Eric Trump.
2. Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer
Veselnitskaya is a prominent Russian lawyer who has been accused of having ties to the Kremlin. In an interview with NBC, Veselnitskaya said she didn’t have the incriminating information that Trump Jr. was looking for and denied being connected to the government in any way.
According to her, she had met with Trump Jr. to discuss the Magnitsky Act, a US law passed to target Russian officials suspected in the death of lawyer Sergey Magnitsky in 2012. Veselnitskaya is best known in the US for defending a Russian businessman accused by the American government of laundering millions of dollars.
In April 2018, Veselnitskaya said she was an “informant” of the Kremlin, and that’s she’s “been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general” since 2013.
3. Rob Goldstone, a British music publicist who organized the meeting
A publicist for a famous Russian pop star with ties to a billionaire real estate developer, British native Rob Goldstone told Trump Jr. in emails that his client’s father had incriminating information about Clinton that could be “very useful to your father.” While it is unclear what truly happened at the meeting, Goldstone insisted that it needed to take place.
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