Lobbyist and former Soviet spy Rinat Akhmetshin, who, along with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya participated in the meeting with the son of the candidate in presidents of the United States Donald trump in 2016, testified in the case about the investigation communications team trump with Russia. About this newspaper The Financial Times, citing its own sources.
It is noted that Akhmetshin 11 Aug for hours under oath, answered the questions of the «Grand jury» convened by special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who leads the investigation.
Akhmetshin – the citizen of Russia and the United States. In an interview with the publication he refused to comment on his testimony.
July 9, the newspaper the New York Times, citing its own sources wrote that Donald trump Jr. last year met with Veselnitskaya because she promised to pass the dirt on rival his father in the presidential election of Democrat Hillary Clinton.
On July 11, the son of the President of the United States in his Twitter published correspondence with a PR specialist and former journalist Rob Goldstone, who acted as intermediary in arranging a meeting with Veselnitskaya. Goldstone allegedly handed him the request from the Russian singer Emin Agalarov, the son with whom trump had known since 2013.
At the meeting, trump Jr. with Veselnitskaya except Akhmetshina was also attended by Goldstone, son-in-law and Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner, the former head of the electoral headquarters of the trump by Paul Manafort and translator and a former employee of the US state Department Anatoly Samochodow.
According to CNN, the meeting was also Vice-President of the company, which was founded by Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, a citizen of the United States ICA, Kaveladze.
Veselnitskaya reported that the meeting was connected with the investigation of the Affairs of the company Prevezon Holdings of Russian businessman Denis Katsyv (her client) in respect of which in the United States for the first time in practice was applied to the «Magnitsky act».
The lawyer States that are willing to give on this occasion a testimony in the Senate.
July 18, White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that the meeting was not discussed anything except the ban on adoptions of children from Russia and «the law Magnitsky».
In September, trump Jr. in the closed mode needs to testify about the meeting in the legal Committee of the Senate.
Former Soviet spy Akhmetshin testified in the case of trump’s ties with Russia – media 31.08.2017