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Former Soviet counterintelligence officer joined Trump Jr. at meeting

15 Julio 2017, 09:18 | Bibiana Flor

Former Soviet counterintelligence officer joined Trump Jr. at meeting

Former Soviet counterintelligence officer joined Trump Jr. at meeting

NBC claimed that some USA officials believe the lobbyist has ties to Russian intelligence.

On July 11, Donald Trump Jr. released e-mails that showed he had accepted the meeting after being told Veselnitskaya had damaging information about Democratic Party candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that was purportedly provided by the Russian government.

Akhmetshin, who lobbied in Washington to overturn the Magnitsky sanctions, is a dual citizen who was born in Russian Federation and served in the Soviet military.

Akhmetshin confirmed to the AP that he was present at the meeting in June 2016.

Let's not make too big a deal out of this. Manafort; Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya; Akhmetshin; and publicist Rob Goldstone, who helped set up the meeting.


Representatives of Kushner, and Manafort refused to comment for the NBC report.

On April 4, Sen. Hours later, we learn he was an "ex" Soviet Union counter intelligence agent.

Monday night, he sat down with Sean Hannity, promising the meeting about Russian adoptions that then became about getting "dirt" on Hillary Clinton was very quick, and he had been, as President Trump claimed, fully "transparent".

Trump Jr. released a string of emails earlier this week that revealed a meeting with a Russian attorney that took place during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Futerfas said he has talked with that individual. Were U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation brought up or not? He said he was unaware of the content of the documents or if they were provided by the Russian government, and it was unclear if Veselnitskaya left the materials with the Trump associates. Agalarov appeared in a music video with Trump when the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump owned at the time, was held in Moscow in 2013. Almost eight decades later, the same can be said about the Trump administration's relationships with Russian Federation. "Nothing happened from the meeting", the president said.


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According to Bloomberg, which broke the Cobb story, top administrators are bringing Cobb into the mix because they want someone to enforce discipline in the White House on matters related to the Russian investigation.

Trump Jr. has said of the meeting that, although he was promised compromising information, nothing ever came to fruition.

The meeting in June a year ago has heightened questions about whether Mr Trump's campaign co-ordinated with the Russian government during the election, which is the focus of federal and congressional investigations.

"As far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man".


The number of people known to have attended the controversial June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower has grown to eight, including a Russian-American lobbyist who confirmed his attendance, and two more unnamed participants.



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