Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin says he was present at a June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr., which was “billed as part of a Russian government effort” to help his father’s campaign,” the Associated Press reports.
Donald Trump Jr. did not disclose Akhmetshin’s presence in statements he made about the meeting. The email chain between Trump Jr. and publicist Rob Goldstone stated that the Russian government had damaging information about Hillary Clinton and wanted to pass it on to the Trump campaign.
Russian lawyer lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were also in attendance at the meeting. Rinat Akhmetshin is also an ex-intelligence officer.