Russian Lobbyist Also Attended Meeting With Donald Trump Jr

Donald Trump claims Putin would have preferred if Hillary Clinton was president

Donald Trump claims Putin would have preferred if Hillary Clinton was president

The hire, which Bloomberg and NBC confirmed through anonymous White House officials, comes after news broke that the President's son held a meeting with a Kremlin-linked attorney on the premises that he would receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government. CNN's report highlighted the fact that these individuals were a representative from the Agalarova family, as well as a translator.

Akhmetshin is a registered lobbyist for Veselnitskaya's organization, which has focused on lobbying Washington to overturn the Magnitsky sanctions, according to lobbying records.

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who has been lobbied by Akhmetshin, told CNN earlier this year that the lobbyist is someone with "an ulterior motive" who is "involved with people who've got an agenda" and has "international connections to different groups in Russian Federation". Akhmetshin had earlier been accused of having ties with the Russian intelligence agencies. Russian Federation denies the allegations, and Trump says there was no collusion. "Being reached out to by representatives of the Russian government or intelligence services should certainly spark a red flag and prompt a call to the Federal Bureau of Investigation". "I have accepted a request from the House Intelligence Committee to meet with them for a voluntary interview and I look forward to sharing with them everything I know".

The email chain released Tuesday indicated there was another person at the meeting.

The meeting was set up by Rob Goldstone, a British music publicist for Russian pop star Emin Agalarov.

Trump, 39, responded "if it's what you say I love it" and set up a meeting with the source, according to the emails. "But we've gotta just make sure that anything we do is legal and then we'd have to talk to people who donated to us and make sure they'd want to do it that way", she said. The chairman said that he will subpoena the president's son if necessary. But separately, Kelly, you know, as this Russian Federation issue becomes more encompassing for this White House, we learned today that President Trump is bringing in a veteran Washington lawyer, Ty Cobb, to manage sort of the overall legal and media response to the various Russian Federation investigations. Not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer.

De Mistura Says Small Gains in Latest Geneva Talks
The next round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva will take place in early September, de Mistura told reporters. The UN envoy said he has seen no sign that Assad's representatives would ever discuss political transition.

Meanwhile, when asked about how the prayer meeting between the President and evangelical leaders came about, Huckabee Sanders explained, "It's his Faith Advisory board and they meet from time to time to speak about issues that are important to that community".

President Donald Trump told reporters he changed the subject with Russian President Vladimir Putin after pressing him repeatedly about the country's role in meddling in the 2016 United States election.

"The goalposts have been moved".

"The goal posts have been moved", White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Friday morning on Fox News.

In Washington, Grassley, a key lawmaker investigating Russia's meddling in the election, sent a letter to the younger Trump asking him to testify about his June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower.

Akhmetshin said he was not expecting to attend any meeting at Trump Tower that day.

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