Kremlin-connected attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya obtained a seat at a U.S. Congressional hearing as a result of a Trump campaign official’s spouse according to ABC News:
“The husband of the former Florida chair of the Trump campaign obtained a front-row seat to a June 2016 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who had met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower eight days prior. Lanny Wiles, the husband of former Florida campaign chair Susie Wiles, saved the prominent seat for Veselnitskaya at the June 14 hearing on “U.S. Policy Toward Putin’s Russia,” ABC News has confirmed.”
Ms. Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump, Jr. under the pretext of providing him damaging information about former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton.
The Kremlin-connected attorney brought an alleged Russian spy, Rinat Akhmetshin, with her as well as a translator. Mr. Trump, Jr. was enthusiastic about meeting with Ms. Veselnitskaya for the purpose of harming the former Sec. of State’s candidacy. President Donald Trump has claimed that he was “unaware” of the existence of this meeting even though his son, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his campaign manager Paul Manafort were also in attendance.