The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential election said on Tuesday that it appeared that the president’s son and others at the meeting were “longing” for information on the Democratic National Committee.
In an interview broadcast on the Today show, the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was asked why Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, would be under the impression that they’d be told information about the DNC, which was hacked during the election.
"It’s quite possible that maybe they were longing for such information. They wanted it so badly,” Veselnitskaya said of the June 2016 meeting.
She denied having connections to the Russian government.
Trump Jr., through an attorney, said Monday night he “did nothing wrong” when he met with Veselnitskaya.