The Curious Case of Natalia Veselnitskaya
A false narrative about Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met briefly with Donald Trump Jr. and a few other members of the Trump team in June of 2016, is being pushed by some on the right this week.
Several right-wing blogs and alt-righters on Twitter are painting Veselnitskaya as a virulent Trump-basher based on pictures she posted of the Women's March back in January.
InfoWars, for instance, wrote:
The Russian lawyer at the center of the Donald Trump Jr. controversy posted photos from anti-Trump rallies held after the presidential inauguration, suggesting the woman may be a Democrat operative.
According to photos on Natalia Veselnitskaya’s Facebook, the Russian lawyer – who claims she has no ties to the Kremlin – attended the Soros-funded Women’s March in Chicago the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Facebook mobile phone photo uploads indicate Veselnitskaya attended anti-Trump demonstrations on at least two different dates.
Even Rush Limbaugh bought into it:
The Facebook archive includes several pictures of women's marches that she uploaded onto her Facebook page. But you have to go to her actual January 22 post and click on the translate button for the proper context.
Veselnitskaya was clearly mocking the marchers.
What do you think? "my body is my choice"- it's all about abortion, homosexuality, illegal migration and two presidents. The order of anyone but who does not understand is now called " human rights
Real time photos from New York Women's March in Manhattan:
In reaction to another commenter who opined that the Women's March was about freedom, she retorted:
if this is the real freedom to wear the image of women's genitalia, take on this show of their own children and put such tags on them, and the childish look at the serious things in front of the eyes, but requiring any tension of the grey stuff I'm against it! Calls and demonstrations to blow, kill, rape is freedom too? It's not freedom. And the conclusion in the world of those who put all this filth in their heads. By the way, while at this time in New York, it was a few days later that people, like awakening from hypnosis, were shocked to learn that they were very welcome. Some people just said they were ashamed to say they were on the March, going there more because of the curiosity and the herd instinct. Who's not exactly the subject of the posters at this time of "Pussimarshi" - walk on the land roads, I can't. And that's my choice.