Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Who Met With Donald Trump Jr., Speaks Out | Morning Joe | MSNBC


FROM THE KREMLIN CONNECTED LAWYER TO MET WITH DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR LAST YEAR JOINING US LIVE FROM MOSCOW, KEIR SIMMONS

KEIR, YOU SPOKE WITH NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA THIS MORNING WHAT DID SHE HAVE TO SAY? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT WE JUST WRAPPED UP THAT INTERVIEW WITH NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA, AND SHE TELLS A FASCINATING STORY OF GETTING A PHONE CALL FROM A MAN SHE DIDN'T KNOW AND BEING TOLD TO COME TO TRUMP TOWER FOR A MEETING WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SHE SAYS THEY WANTED INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN INFORMATION SHE SAYS SHE DIDN'T HAVE

THIS IS THE WOMAN, NATALIA VESELNITSKAYA, AT THE CENTER OF A STORM OVER A MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP'S SON IN JUNE, 2016 >> Translator: I WAKE UP ONE MORNING AND FIND YOU'RE THE FOCUS OF ALL THE HIGH RANKING UPSTREAM MEDIA >> Reporter: ON JUNE 9TH, TWO WEEKS AFTER TRUMP SECURED THE NOMINATION, HIS SON AND SON-IN-LAW AND PAUL MANAFORT MET WITH THE RUSSIAN ATTORNEY IN JUNE YOU MET WITH DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR, PAUL MANAFORT, JARED KUSHNER WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THAT MEETING? >> Translator: I NEVER KNEW WHO ELSE WOULD BE ATTENDING THE MEETING

ALL I KNEW WAS THAT MR DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR WAS WILLING TO MEET WITH ME I COULD RECOGNIZE THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN WHO WAS ONLY PRESENT IN THE MEETING FOR PROBABLY THE FIRST SEVEN TO TO TEN MINUTES, AND THEN HE STOOD UP AND LEFT THE ROOM IT WAS MR JARED KUSHNER, AND HE NEVER CAME BACK, BY THE WAY

AND THE OTHER PERSON AT THE SAME MEETING WAS ALWAYS LOOKING AT HIS PHONE HE WAS READING SOMETHING HE NEVER TOOK ANY ACTIVE PART IN THE CONVERSATION THAT WAS MR MANAFORT

>> AND THEY HAD THE IMPRESSION, IT APPEARS, THAT THEY WERE GOING TO BE TOLD SOME INFORMATION THAT YOU HAD ABOUT THE DNC HOW DID THEY GET THAT IMPRESSION? >> Translator: IT'S QUITE POSSIBLE THAT MAYBE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SUCH INFORMATION THEY WANTED IT SO BADLY >> Reporter: THIS MORNING SHE DENIES CLAIMS SHE'S CONNECTED TO A RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT EFFORT TO AID DONALD TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY >> Reporter: HAVE YOU EVER WORKED WITH THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT? DO YOU HAVE CONNECTIONS TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT? >> Translator: NO

>> Reporter: WHAT SHE WAS DOING, SHE SAYS, WAS LOBBYING AGAINST SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY THE US ON RUSSIAN INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS SHE CLAIMS ARE UNFAIR THIS WAS A LONG INTERVIEW WE ARE STILL PICKING THROUGH IT

WE'LL HAVE MORE THROUGH THE DAY >> ALL RIGHT

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