News did not identify the former intelligence officer, who it said had denied any current ties to Russian spy agencies but had served in the Soviet military.
"I was literally the only person wearing jeans and T-shirt" at the meeting, Akhmetshin told the daily.
The leaders of the Republican party, however, can not claim similar ignorance about the nature of the Trump regime.
Regarding the substance, Akhmetshin said that in the course of her work for clients, Veselnitskaya had discovered that a USA hedge fund which "seemed linked to the (Democratic National Committee)" was operating in violation of Russian tax and securities law.
The chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said in a March letter that Akhmetshin has "reportedly admitted to being a "Soviet counterintelligence officer" and has a long history of lobbying the US government for pro-Russia matters". Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to the Homeland Security department seeking information about Akhmetshin, saying that Akhmetshin admitted to having a background in Soviet counterintelligence.
The two then met for lunch at restaurant near Trump Tower.
The Russian American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower past year is a former military officer long shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence.
But on Monday, when the New York Times alerted Trump Jr. that they were about to publish his email correspondence with Goldstone, who arranged the meeting.
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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.
"As far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man", Trump said. The go-between stated that the discussion was part of a Russian government effort to help the GOP candidate. "It was a short meeting, it was a meeting that went very, very quickly; very fast".
The meeting raised doubts whether Trump's aides colluded with Russian Federation to join the presidential election - to help and frustrate #Hillary Clinton - and whether they were close to their contacts overseas. But Trump deflected the question and simply praised his appointment of Wray.
Russian Federation has earlier denied accusations of meddling in the November 8 election and has called such allegations absurd. It was as if Trump Jr had entered the No Embarrassment Zone.
Gazprom-Media is believed to be under the control of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former adviser added that in general, there was more opposition research offered to the Trump campaign than he has ever seen in 30 years in elections.
The leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, urged Trump Jr.to honor Grassley's request that he testify.
"What really matters to the Democrats is that I know Donald Trump", he said.