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Second Russian's role at Trump Jr meeting raises questions

Trump Jr. didn't disclose Akhmetshin's presence in several public statements on the meeting

David Voreacos & Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg 

The meeting that Donald Trump Jr. had in June 2016 with a woman billed as a Russian government lawyer included at least one other person with long-standing ties to Russia. Rinat Akhmetshin, who once served in a Soviet counterintelligence unit, told the Associated Press Friday that he was also there, along with a translator. The revelation adds to the questions surrounding the now infamous meeting at Trump Tower and the extent of the contacts between Trump associates and Russians seeking to help the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. Trump Jr. didn’t disclose ...

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 00:08 IST