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lobbyist says he also was present for trump son's russia meeting

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lobbyist says he also was present for trump son's russia meeting

washington — a russian-american lobbyist says he attended a june 2016 meeting with president donald trump's son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a russian government effort to help the republican's white house campaign.rinat akhmetshin confirmed his participation to the associated press on friday. akhmetshin has been reported to have ties to russian intelligence agencies, a characterization he dismisses as a "smear campaign." he told the ap he served in the soviet military in a unit that was part of counterintelligence but was never formally trained as a spy.the meeting has heightened questions about whether trump's campaign coordinated with the russian government during the election, which is the focus of federal and congressional investigations. in emails posted by donald trump jr. earlier this week, a music publicist who arranged the meeting said a russian lawyer wanted to pass on negative information about democrat hillary clinton and stated that the discussion was part of a russian government effort to help the gop candidate.while trump jr. has confirmed that russian attorney natalia veselnitskaya was in the meeting, he did not disclose akhmetshin's presence. the president's son has tried to discount the meeting, saying that he did not receive the information he was promised.in a statement sunday, trump jr. said the attorney said that she had information that people tied to russia were funding the dnc and supportin...