Natalia Veselnitskaya is one popular woman. According to Google Trends, the name “Natalia Veselnitskaya” received more than 50,000 searches on Monday, July 10. Initially, Google Trends reported Veselnitskaya receiving 20,000 searches via their search engine on Monday. Photos of Natalia, like the one above from Tuesday, November 8, 2016, are also spreading online. Veselnitskaya has been named as the Russian attorney with links to the Kremlin who met with President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald, Jr., also known as Don, Jr. In the wake of Don’s changing story about the meeting, articles like “Natalia Veselnitskaya: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know” by Heavy have gained 22,000 views in a matter of hours.
According to CTV News, Natalia met with Trump’s son in 2016, during the heated presidential campaign. Veselnitskaya reportedly told Don that she could pass along information about Hillary Clinton, which could be detrimental to her campaign. The Kremlin denies these claims. Don stated that the talk with Natalia turned to that of Americans adopting Russian children.
According to the New York Times, the first publication to report that Natalia allegedly promised damaging information about Clinton to the Trump team, the meeting took place at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, and was the initial meeting that has been confirmed by a Russian national and Trump’s team. Now Natalia is finding her name as a hot and heavy search term as folks try and uncover more information about Veselnitskaya.
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The Kremlin states that they have no knowledge of Veselnitskaya, nor any information about Natalia’s meeting with Trump’s team members. Veselnitskaya reportedly met with Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower.
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Veselnitskaya had no meaningful information, claims Trump’s son, who also claimed that President Trump knew nothing about the meeting with Natalia. Don claimed that a friend from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant led him to Veselnitskaya, with Don also claiming not to know that he was meeting with Natalia before the meeting.
— CTV News (@CTVNews) July 10, 2017
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