L'avvocato russo Natalia Veselnitskaya ha detto all'emittente RT di essere disponibile a testimoniare al Senato degli Stati Uniti sull’incontro con Donald Trump Jr. nel giugno del 2016 ma solo se le è garantita la sicurezza. “Sono pronta a chiarire la situazione dietro questa isteria di massa, ma solo attraverso avvocati o testimonianza al Senato. Sono pronta ad andare al Senato, se garantita nella mia sicurezza e in quella della mia famiglia” ha spiegato Veselnitskaya all'emittente. L'avvocato ha aggiunto che il team di William Browder, imprenditore britannico e amministratore delegato del fondo di investimento Hermitage Capital Management, che “ha orchestrato” lo scandalo dopo la sconfitta in un tribunale statunitense nel 2013 per il caso che riguarda la società Prevezon Holdings, in cui Veselnitskaya era uno degli avvocati , ha raccolto informazioni personali su di lei e le ha presentate al congresso statunitense e ai rappresentanti del Dipartimento di Stato americano. “È stato rivelato che il signor Browder e la sua squadra hanno raccolto informazioni sulla mia famiglia, hanno cercato di scoprire se sono sposata o no, se ho figli o no, hanno trovato foto della mia casa e le hanno mandate a Kyle Parker, che siede nella Camera dei Rappresentanti e che ha lavorato per il signor Browder per molti anni e non all’intero Congresso” ha detto Veselnitskaya all'emittente.

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya told the RT broadcaster about her readiness to testify in the US Senate concerning the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. in June 2016, if she is ensured safety. "I am ready to clarify the situation behind this mass hysteria, but only through lawyers or testifying in the Senate. I am ready [to go to the Senate], if I am guaranteed safety, because today I have to think about my safety first ... about the safety of my family," Veselnitskaya told the broadcaster. The lawyer added that the team of William Browder, UK businessman and CEO of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, who "orchestrated" the scandal following defeat in a US court in 2013 in the Prevezon Holdings company case, in which Veselnitskaya was one of the lawyers, collected her personal information and submitted to a US congressman and representatives of the US State Department. "It’s been revealed that Mr. Browder and his team have been gathering information about my family, they tried to find out whether I am married or not, whether I have children or not, they found photos of my house and sent them to Kyle Parker, he is a famous man in the House of Representatives, who worked for Mr Browder for many years, and not for any congressmen or congress as a whole," Veselnitskaya told the broadcaster. Earlier this month, US media reported that Donald Trump, Jr. met with Veselnitskaya in June 2016, expecting that she would present a sensitive information about Hillary Clinton, but quickly understood she did not have any relevant information, and the parties moved to the problem of the adoption of Russian children by US nationals, which was the main theme of the conversation. Veselnitskaya insisted that she never had sensitive information about Clinton, nor any intentions of damaging the former presidential candidate's reputation and denied any links with the Kremlin. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Veselnitskaya did not represent the Russian government, while US coverage of the Veselnitskaya-Trump Jr. scandal was meant to overshadow Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first bilateral meeting.