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THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 3996: Natalia Veselnitskaya and the Trump Tower meeting • #Nonverbal #EmotionalIntelligence #TrumpTower #TrumpRussia #DonaldTrump #Indictment #NataliaVeselnitskaya #BodyLanguage #EmotionalIntelligence
1/ This is a repost of an article (No. 3996) originally published just after news of the Trump Tower meeting became public (11 July 2017) regarding Russian Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya's involvement
2/ In this interview released earlier today (11 July 2017), Natalia Veselnitskaya responds to questions regarding her meeting on 9 June 2016 with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and then Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis.
3/ Beginning at 0:14, the journalist says, "Here, Donald Trump Jr. is told, that they want to schedule a meeting with him and the Russian government attorney who is flying over from Moscow [pause]. The Russian government attorney..."
4/ During 0:26 - 0:28, as the journalist repeats, "The Russian government attorney", Ms. Veselnitskaya, suppresses a smile, exhales through her nostrils, shakes her head from side-to-side, and blushes.
5/ This body language cluster - particularly the suppression of a sincere smile with blushing - is a very strong indicator of guilt. It's nonverbally screaming, "I've been caught!"

Please watch this segment several times as the still image does not capture her entire display.
6/ Later in the interview, the journalist says, "... they had the impression, it appears, that they were going to be told some information, that you had [microexpression of fear]- about the DNC ..."
7/ During 1:43, just after the journalist says "had" - and during the first syllable of "about", Natalia Veselnitskaya's superficial neck muscle (the Platysma) flexes very briefly - (this is best seen on her right neck) - in what is known as a microexpression.
8/ This particular microexpression is that of fear. As with the earlier tell, this is subtle but very revealing and must be viewed in the dynamic context of the video.
9/ At first glance, you may confuse this with a swallow ("hard swallow") - but it's not - watch carefully. Colloquially, this nonverbal display is known as, the "Neck of Fear".
10/ Summary: Natalia Veselnitskaya's nonverbal behavior in this interview tells us, with a very high degree of confidence, that she acted as an agent of the Russian Government when she met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort on 9 June 2016.
11/ More specifically, she exhibited deception and fear during this interview.

Natalia Veselnikskaya's nonverbal behavior displayed in this interview - and detailed in this analysis is very much congruent with the ramifications of today's indictment.

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