Exclusive: Russian Lawyer Responds to Donald Trump Jr. Emails 2:Her account appeared to contradict that of Trump Jr., who said on Sunday that the premise of the meeting was to discuss damaging information on Clinton that the lawyer was offering. When asked how Trump Jr. seemed to have the impression that she had information about the Democratic National Committee, she responded:“It is quite possible that maybe they were longing for such an information. They wanted it so badly that they could only hear the thought that they wanted.”Related: Trump Jr. Tweets His Emails That Led To Russia MeetingTrump Jr. has confirmed that the meeting occurred, saying in a statement to The New York Times that he attended „a short introductory meeting” with the lawyer, where the topic of conversation was primarily about adoption.On Monday, Trump Jr. seemed to confirm that he had been offered information about Clinton or her campaign but insisted that nothing untoward in the meeting had occurred.“Obviously I’m the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent… went nowhere but had to listen,” he tweeted, seemingly sarcastic.
Russian Lawyer Says She Didn’t Have Info That Trump Jr. Wanted 1:16The New York Times on Monday reported that Trump Jr. was told in an email before the meeting that the information Veselnitskaya had was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s candidacy. On Tuesday, Trump Jr. tweeted his email chain showing him making plans to meet with her — and confirming the Times report.The email exchange shows an acquaintance with ties to Russia, music publicist Rob Goldstone, telling the son of then-candidate Trump last year that the attorney had “information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.”But Veselnitskaya, speaking to NBC News prior to Trump Jr. releasing the emails, flatly denied any connection to the Russian government. Kremlin officials said on Monday that they were unfamiliar with the lawyer.Veselnitskaya explained she has questioned for many years a story that became the basis for a claim against her client, Russian businessman Denis Katsyv. She sought an investigation by the U.S. Congress into the allegations.
 1:That claim led to a U.S. law called the Magnitsky Act, which enabled the U.S. to impose sanctions on Russian officials accused of human rights violations. The Magnitsky Act also led the Kremlin to ban the adoption of Russian children by Americans at the end of 2012.Part of the information she put together for her client included details about a company run by a former U.S. citizen. She believes this company didn’t pay taxes in either Russia or the U.S. and may also have made donations to the D.N.C.These details are what may have sparked the interest of Trump’s campaign, she said.Related: Ten Times Trump Denied Collusion With RussiaShe also said that in the meeting, Trump Jr. asked her just one question.“The question that I was asked was as follows: whether I had any financial records which might prove that the funds used to sponsor the D.N.C. were coming from inappropriate sources.”Veselnitskaya had no records and said „it was never my intention to collect any financial records to that end.”Trump Jr.’s meeting with Veselnitskaya took place on June 9, 2016, two days after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.Veselnitskaya described how she had circulated information on „the real circumstances behind the Magnitsky Act,” to friends and friends of friends, seeking meetings with anyone who could help facilitate testimony before Congress.”I never asked anybody for a particular meeting with Mr. Donald Trump Jr., or with anybody else,” she said.In describing how the meeting came about, Veselnitskaya didn’t name the person who set it up over the phone while she was in New York for work.She added that she now knows that it was arranged in part by pop-star Emin Agalarov, who appeared in a music video with Trump when the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump owned at the time, was held in Moscow in 2013. She said she has never met Agalarov.Related: Trump Campaign Meeting Raises Question: Is Collusion Even a Crime?When Veselnitskaya arrived at Trump Tower for the meeting, which she described as banal, she was met by Goldstone, who had also been involved in the pageant. After entering a board room, she was introduced to Trump Jr.