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russian-american lobbyist says he was at trump son’s meeting

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russian-american lobbyist says he was at trump son’s meeting

washington (ap) — a prominent russian-american lobbyist and former soviet military officer said he was at a meeting between a russian lawyer and president donald trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, adding a new wrinkle to the trump team’s evolving explanations about the june 2016 session.rinat akhmetshin confirmed his involvement to the associated press in a friday interview. he had not been previously identified as a participant in the meeting at trump tower in new york, which was billed as part of a russian government effort to help the republican’s white house campaign.the meeting has heightened questions about whether trump’s associates coordinated with russia to meddle in the presidential election — to help him and thwart hillary clinton — and whether they’ve been forthcoming about their foreign contacts. federal and congressional investigators are probing possible connections between the campaign and moscow.while trump jr. has confirmed that russian attorney natalia veselnitskaya was in the meeting, he has not disclosed akhmetshin’s presence.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.akhmetshin has been reported to have ties to russian intelligence, a characterization he dismisses as a “smear campaign.” he’s a well-known washington presence, lobbying for russian interests trying to undermine the allegations of a lawyer who died in a russian prison and is the namesake of a u.s. sanctions law.akhmetshin told the ...