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New questions arise from Trump Tower meeting

New questions arise from Trump Tower meeting

But in an interview with AP on July 14, Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer, said he was present at the meeting when Russian lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya told Trump Jr. that people tied to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and illegally supporting Clinton's campaign. Born in Russian Federation, he served in the Soviet military, and he emigrated later and acquired dual citizenship.

While President Trump continues to be dogged by the Russian Federation investigation, he and the first lady were the guests of honor at France's Bastille Day celebrations early Friday. "They have initiated a massive list of criminal allegations against me including: murder, espionage, fraud, tax evasion, bankruptcy and slander".

President Donald Trump told reporters he changed the subject with Russian President Vladimir Putin after pressing him repeatedly about the country's role in meddling in the 2016 United States election.

At least one other Russian attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. and two other senior Trump campaign operatives, according to reports. "It's called opposition research". The detail marks another shift in the account of the meeting, which was described as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican's White House campaign.

Akhmetshin also denied being connected to Soviet intelligence, saying that he was drafted and served in the Soviet army between 1986 and 1988.

Wimbledon 2017: Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza set for women's singles final
Muguruza was absolutely ruthless in her Wimbledon semi-final, defeating Magdalena Rybarikova for the loss of just two games. It was just a very surprising moment when you reach a final in a tournament where you thought it was going to be hard .

Sources close to Jared Kushner's legal team say White House aides and Kushner's lawyers began straregizing in late June how to manage any later disclosure of the emails Kushner's team discovered from Donald Trump Jr.

The email chain sparked widespread outrage by Trump's political opponents who have pointed to the meeting as hard evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation against the rival campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Akhmetshin said he has not been contacted by the special counsel's office or the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the meeting with Trump Jr., but said he is willing to talk to investigators.

In emails released this week by the younger Trump, Emin Agalarov's agent, Rob Goldstone, said the Agalarovs were involved in setting up Trump Jr.'s meeting with Veselnitskaya. What Donald Jr. - and Kushner and Manafort - did may not be criminal. In messages from Goldstone to Trump Jr., Veselnitskaya was characterized as a "Russian government attorney", though she has denied connections to the Kremlin. "I think what we are learning with the Trump Jr. meeting is when you met with any Russians, you are meeting with Russian intelligence, and therefore President Putin". "He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer, not a government lawyer but a Russian lawyer".

Moreover, Trump Jr.'s shifting explanations about what occurred at the meeting - seemingly changing each time media reports disclose new information about it - also shows a "deeply worrying trend", Schiff said.


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