Veselnitskaya had a plastic folder of documents that she said showed how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, were receiving illicit money from Russian Federation. Over on Capitol Hill, a House Intelligence Committee questioned former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo for three and a half hours on Russian meddling in the election.
The proof? If the meeting had involved receiving information from the Russian government for the objective of derailing Clinton's campaign, surely Paul Manafort, the campaign manager, would have directed everyone involved to delete the incriminating emails.
Kushner lawyer Jamie Gorelick said her client already disclosed the meeting in a revised filing of a form that requires him to list meetings with foreign agents.
To fight the law, Veselnitskaya had set up a DE limited liability corporation called the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative. McKenna said. "If you have a discussion and you ask if you can have more information about this, is that asking for something of value or not?"
BENNETT: So Rinat Akhmetshin is a Russian-American lobbyist.
Mr. Trump, you said, you received the email "pre-Russia mania". He has suspected ties to Russian intelligence. Other reports characterized an unnamed attendee as a "former Russian counter-intelligence officer" and a friend of Russian singer and billionaire scion Emin Agalarov.
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"I personally know the general prosecutor", Veselnitskaya said.
Mr Akhmetshin did not respond to repeated inquiries from The Independent. He has served in the Soviet military in a unit, which works closely with the counterintelligence department. Just before the Times published the story, Trump Jr. released the emails himself.
Trump Jr. said Tuesday he would be "happy" to work with a Senate Intelligence Committee now investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after he himself acknowledged meeting a Kremlin-linked lawyer during his father's campaign. He said he is willing to talk with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On Thursday, President Trump defended his eldest son's attendance at the Trump Tower meeting.
"She's been in touch with Chaika daily coordinating the Russian state attack against me", Browder said in an interview with Business Insider on Friday. "It's called opposition research". "I've only been in politics for two years, but I've had many people call up, 'Oh gee, we have information on this factor or this person, ' or, frankly, Hillary".
Warner then added, "One of the things that seems curious is would the Russians on their own have that level of sophisticated knowledge about the American political system if they didn't at least get some advice from someone in America?"