Donald John “don” trump Jr.
A lawyer from Russia Natalia Veselnitskaya at a meeting with representatives of the current US President Donald trump was accompanied by a lobbyist, an officer of Soviet intelligence, according to NBC News. According to the channel, some representatives of the US authorities suspect him of cooperating with Russian special services.
NBC News calls the name of the lobbyist, but said that he was born in the USSR, served in the Soviet army and emigrated to the United States, where she now has dual citizenship. The man himself denies any ties with Russian intelligence agencies.
Veselnitskaya confirmed to a TV channel that at that meeting she was accompanied by at least one man, but refused to disclose his identity. At talks held in June 2016 in the Trump Tower skyscraper in new York, was attended by head of the presidential campaign, trump by Paul Manafort and son-in-law and the incumbent Donald trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.
Representatives of Manafort and Kouchner declined to comment, and the lawyer trump Jr. has not responded to the queries of the channel.
As reported July 9, The New York Times, trump representatives met with Veselnitskaya, hoping to receive from her dirt on Hillary Clinton, who then competed with a billionaire in the presidential election. Sam trump Jr. told the newspaper that the lawyer was not able to confirm the availability of such materials, as well as published correspondence with producer Robert Goldstone, regarding the possibility of obtaining dirt on Clinton. President trump, in turn, praised the son, calling his ties with Russia as the greatest witch-hunt.
Subsequently, the lawyer has denied allegations that she helped the Kremlin to influence the results of presidential elections in the United States. “We have said that we are not aware of the whole story. (…) This story does not have to us any relation” — commented on these allegations by the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.