Watchdog groups filed a complaint against Donald Trump Jnr, Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chief Paul Manafort on Thursday with the Federal Election Commission, which oversees elections, arguing the three violated the law by meeting with the Russian. The Associated Press later identified the lobbyist as Rinat Akhmetshin, who confirmed he attended the meeting.
Akhmetshin, who lobbied in Washington to overturn the Magnitsky sanctions, is a dual citizen who was born in Russian Federation and served in the Soviet military. "The prospect of responding the way Trump Jr. did is out of the realm of possibility, improbable, absurd", she wrote.
House Democrats are renewing calls for a vote on an independent commission to investigate Russia's election meddling and ties to the Trump administration. Following his meeting with Macron, there was a press conference during which Trump discussed his meeting with Putin. Are you telling me this is a coincidence? Veselnitskaya told NBC News she had at least one other guest with her in the meeting, but declined to say who he was.
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A Russian-American lobbyist also attended a meeting past year that has embroiled President Donald Trump's son in the Russia inquiry, it has emerged.More news: National Football League finally close to Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence ban
The latest revelation adds another shift in the tale that has sparked questions over the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. It was a short meeting, it was a meeting that went very, very quickly, very fast, two other people in the room, I guess one of them left nearly immediately and the other one was not really focused on the meeting.
Emails show the encounter was arranged under the premise that Ms Veselnitskaya would share damaging information about Mrs Clinton, Mr Trump's Democratic party rival for the White House.
An ex-Russian "spy" has admitted he attended a controversial meeting with Donald Trump's son in 2016.
"I think any witness who's been asked to testify in Congress should do that", Ryan said.
The chairman said that he will subpoena the president's son if necessary. In a series of emails, Trump Jr. was told the lawyer had "high-level and sensitive" information that was "part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump".
Trump Jr. has repeatedly said that the meeting was inconsequential, and both he and Veselnitskaya said she had no information on Clinton.