Trump Jr meeting: Russia lobbyist confirms attendance


PV International desk : A Russian-American lobbyist also attended a meeting last year that has embroiled President Donald Trump’s son in the Russia inquiry, it has emerged.

Rinat Akhmetshin told AP news agency he went to the meeting at which Donald Trump Jr was promised Kremlin-linked material about Hillary Clinton.

“I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest,” Mr Akhmetshin told the AP.

Congress is asking the president’s son to publicly testify about the meeting.

Emails show Mr Trump Jr, together with the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and campaign chairman Paul Manafort, met Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who had reported ties to the Russian government, on 9 June 2016.BBC