Akhmetshin has told media outlets that he once worked in Soviet counterintelligence, but only during his two years in the Russian military in the mid-1980s.
Two more participants have been reported in a notorious Trump Tower meeting that took place in June 2016 between members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team and a Russian lawyer, as discussion rages over whether the Trump campaign cooperated with any Russian efforts to influence last year’s us presidential election.
Akhmetshin maintained that he never worked for Russian military intelligence, or worked for the Russian government.
A U.S. citizen, lobbyist and former Soviet military officer has revealed he was one of the figures present at a closed-door gathering of a Russian lawyer and senior campaigners of President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
This week Trump Jr. revealed that he attended the meeting because he had been promised some incriminating information about Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. The President later tweeted in support of his son’s appearance on Fox News and said in an interview with Reuters Wednesday that “many people would have held that meeting”.
“But none of it violates the law”, Sekulow told CNN Friday.
A source close to the story said there were at least two other people in the room as well, a translator and person representing a Russian family who had asked Goldstone to set up the meeting. Cobb has known Mueller for years, as has Dowd, a former USA attorney who in private practice handled cases related to the Justice Department.
“All I can say is Trump Jr. met him for the first time and learned his name minutes before the meeting and he was introduced as a friend”. After news reports detailed the meeting last week, Trump Jr. released an email chain showing that he had responded to the suggestion of a Kremlin-led effort to help his father’s campaign by saying “I love it”.
“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government’s support for Mr. Trump”, the initial email read. Fox News has gone beyond calling the Russian Federation scandal a hoax is now blaming Hillary Clinton for what the Trump campaign is accused of doing.
The payment to the firm also came one day after CNN asked a White House spokesman assigned to Kushner about the 2016 meeting, including that it was organized by Trump Jr.
While campaigns are often offered opposition research, Conway says, the information ends up being a “bust” in many cases.