From time to time, RtO has to state things itself, since nobody else is saying it first. This is one of those times.
What did Natalia Veselnitskaya want? All the reporting and commentary has focused on what Whiny Baby Donald's idiot son wanted -- dirt on Clinton. But why did Veselitskatya want to meet him? Not because of his pretty eyes.
And not because of adoptions. That is certain.
Around the world, the American middle-class hobby of scooping up poor infants is deplored, or worse. Bolivia forbids it. Russian patriots, who want to be regarded as equal to the biggest players, have no reason to like having to give up babies their country cannot manage to take care of. The idea, enunciated by Trump the Less, that some free-lance wanted to talk to him about renewing this humiliation is one reason we can confidently call him an idiot.
So, commenters leap to the conclusion that her purpose was to talk about removing the Magnitsky Act that sanctions some Russians bigwigs. That makes no sense.
Putin had reason to believe that WBD would be amenable to removing Magnitsky if he could be elected. Possibly, he wanted Veselnitskaya to confirm that this would be a WBD priority.
But there was no need to contact the idiot son. Putin already had campaign manager Paul Manafort on speed dial. He could just have called him.
Even if, for some reason, an approach to Idiot Son was preferred, tempting him with dirt on Clinton and then being unable to deliver was a worse than clumsy way to go about it. WBD is notoriously touchy, and promising dirt and then not delivering would, most likely, be the
item that remained in the front of his tiny mind, not Putin's anxieties about
Magnitsky. (I saw a commenter refer to WBD's "goldfish-like attention
span. That was funny.)
Veselnitskaya and Putin must have had something else in mind.
My guess is that she came to remind (or perhaps reveal to) WBD that Putin has tapes of golden showers (or something similar) and that, if he should be elected, he had better follow the Kremlin line.
That's a message that would not have taken long to deliver, so Idiot Son may not be lying when he says it was over in 20 minutes.