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soviet military vet with suspected intelligence ties attended campaign meeting with donald trump jr.

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soviet military vet with suspected intelligence ties attended campaign meeting with donald trump jr.

donald trump jr.'s meeting with a russian lawyer aimed at obtaining derogatory information about hillary clinton in june 2016 had another, previously undisclosed participant: a russian-born washington lobbyist who once served in a soviet army counterintelligence unit.rinat akhmetshin, who received u.s. citizenship in 2009 and became a lobbyist after emigrating from russia more than two decades ago, confirmed in an interview friday that the lawyer, natalia veselnitskaya, gave documents to trump jr., donald trump’s son-in-law jared kushner and trump campaign chairman paul manafort. she said the papers described illicit foreign donations to the democratic national committee, akhmetshin recalled.veselnitskaya suggested that public disclosure of the information could harm democratic presidential nominee clinton and help donald trump’s campaign, akhmetshin said.when trump jr. asked for supporting evidence of illegal donations, veselnitskaya responded that the campaign would have to investigate the claims itself, akhmetshin said. at that point, it was clear that the trump campaign advisors lost interest, and the half-hour meeting came to an awkward close, he said.“she left some papers behind, or handed them to trump, as i recall, but they couldn’t wait for the meeting to end,” akhmetshin said. “nothing ever came of it.”akhmetshin’s presence at the meeting and his recollections of it raise new questions about the credibility of trump jr.’s and the white house’s a...