Trump son-in-law under pressure over Russia scandal


Trump son-in-law under pressure over Russia scandal

"From a practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting". He'll also work closely with Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, who is the head attorney handling the case for Trump.

After Trump Jr. came under pressure over the latest revelation that he attended a meeting with a woman that Goldstone had described in his email as a "Russian government attorney", President Trump defended his son, saying that "most people would have taken that meeting".

Rinat Akhmetshin, who NBC identified as a Russian-American lobbyist, confirmed his participation to the Associated Press. "In any other White House, somebody that had this breach of trust with this American public, likely wouldn't have a job any longer", said Senator Chris Murphy, (D) CT. That includes reigning in the President, who is known for ranting on Twitter about the matter.

"The problem for the Trump administration is that this is a big shoe that has dropped and only adds fuel to the investigatory fire", Former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna told KIRO Radio's Dave Ross.

Trump, 39, responded "if it's what you say I love it" and set up a meeting with the source, according to the emails.

Regarding the substance, Akhmetshin said that in the course of her work for clients, Veselnitskaya had discovered that a United States hedge fund which "seemed linked to the (Democratic National Committee)" was operating in violation of Russian tax and securities law. They had been told that Veselnitskaya was a "Russian government lawyer".

E-mail chains showed that Natalia's friend (an acquaintance of Don Jr.) had promised dirt on Hillary Clinton to secure the meeting.

But the lobbyist rejected that allegation as "maliciously false", telling AFP he "never worked for any intelligence service".

A former Soviet counter-intelligence official attended a meeting a year ago with senior aides to President Donald Trump and his son, it has emerged. "In fact, it has been reported that he worked for the GRU and allegedly specialises in 'active measures campaigns, 'i.e subversive political influence operations often involving disinformation and propaganda".

Trump Jr. has dismissed the meeting as "a nothing" that led "nowhere". Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting because he thought he would be receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

You said that you did not mention the meeting to your father at the time because, "It was such a nothing, there was nothing to tell".

"It was unclear if she handed the documents to anyone in the room or simply left them behind", says the AP.

Trump Jr. said after releasing the emails that, "in retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently".

In Washington, Grassley, a key lawmaker investigating Russia's meddling in the election, sent a letter to the younger Trump asking him to testify about his June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower.