The investigators are also seeking to clarify if Trump campaign aides were involved in assisting Russian Federation in releasing thousands of hacked Democratic Party emails.
Donald Trump Jr.is presently at the centre of the controversy surrounding Russian meddling in 2016 election after reports emerged saying he was told before his meeting with Veselnitskaya that he would be offered compromising information about Hillary Clinton. Rob Goldstone, the British music publicist who represents a Russian pop star with ties to Trump and helped arrange the meeting, also told the AP he was in on the meeting. "This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", said Goldstone's initial email, which did not elicit any expression of surprise from Junior and his friends. Midway through discussions, the unnamed woman is said to have lifted up her entire torso from a seam at her waist to reveal another, smaller woman residing inside. She said she had a two-page document which touched on the DNC funding allegations but primarily dealt with certain sanctions against Russian Federation. He said he thinks she left the materials with the Trump associates.
Donald Trump Jr., she said, asked if she had any further supporting documents.
On Tuesday, Trump Jr. publicly shared the email chain that preceded the meeting.
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Asked about Akhmetshin's participation, Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni declined comment.
On April 4, Sen. Grassley was requesting "all information" on Akhmetshin's immigration history. He reportedly served as a sergeant, a non-commissioned role in the Soviet military.
The filter was set up on all stories, even those not connected to the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer.
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Akhmetshin, who has become a US citizen, has aggressively lobbied against the Magnitsky Act.
"I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest", Akhmetshin added.
It was not clear whether Futerfas was referring to Akhmetshin.
Mr Agalarov worked with Donald Trump Snr on staging the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013.
Futerfas told NBC that, "for the objective of security or otherwise, the names were reviewed" but said Trump Jr. knew nothing about the man's background at the time of the meeting. If Trump Jr. didn't understand what Veselnitskaya wanted, it calls into question his negotiation skills and those of his father who taught him. In his opinion, it was enough that Trump Jr. said "I love it" when he was told the Russian government had dirt on Clinton.
In another development, Jamie Gorelick, Kushner's lawyer in an ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference, has stepped back from the probe and Abbe Lowell, another attorney, has replaced him. It's the first known case of potential collusion with Russians to influence the election, and it had a paper trail: e-mails between Trump Jr. and an intermediary setting up the meeting.
In an interview with NBC News this week, Veselnitskaya specifically addressed ― then ruled out ― any possibility that she provided Trump Jr. with records about DNC finances.
"My son is a wonderful young man". Most people in Junior's shoes would've taken that meeting.