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Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Trump son's meeting

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A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son that was billed as part of a Russian effort to help the Republican campaign.

Rinat Akhmetshin confirmed his participation to The Associated Press today. His disclosure marks another shift in the account of the meeting.

Donald Trump Jr did not disclose Akhmetshin's presence in statements and emails he released on the meeting earlier this week.

Emails posted by Trump Jr show that he was told by an associate that the meeting was part of a Russian effort to help Donald Trump in the The associate who helped arrange the meeting told Trump Jr that the lawyer had damaging information about Democrat

Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-and current senior adviser, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the meeting.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 22:42 IST