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Saturday, July 15, 2017
TRUMP JR. TRYING TO DISSEMBLE WAY OUT OF JAM
The never-ending sage of Russia and Trump family and administration officials and campaign aides continues.
"WASHINGTON — He
is a veteran of the Red Army, photographed in the 1980s with fellow soldiers in
a Russian birch forest. He collects fine art, likes opera and owns a nearly $2
million townhouse in trendy Logan Circle, in the center of Washington. He often
zips around the city on a bright orange bicycle.
Rinat Akhmetshin, the Soviet army veteran, revealed another detail of an exotic
life: He was one of the people at the meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with a
Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016.
The presence of
Mr. Akhmetshin adds another development to the evolving narrative about the
gathering, which Donald Trump Jr. arranged after learning that a Russian lawyer
claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The
news of Mr. Akhmetshin’s attendance shows how the story of the meeting keeps
changing and has increased pressure on the White House to offer a more
comprehensive account of what happened.
a naturalized American citizen who talks openly of his past in a K.G.B.
counterintelligence unit focused on hunting spies in the Russian military, is
well known in diplomatic and media circles in Washington, where he has worked
for years on behalf of business and political interests in Russia and other
former Soviet states.
Since The New
York Times first reported the meeting on July 8, Donald Trump Jr. has had shifting accounts
of what happened. When he learned that The Times planned to publish excerpts
from his emails about the meeting, Donald Trump Jr. released them himself on Twitter and said he was
doing so to be transparent.
revealed that Donald Trump Jr. also invited Jared Kushner, the president’s
son-in-law and a campaign adviser, as well as Paul J. Manafort, who at the time
was the Trump campaign chairman. Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British
tabloid reporter who helped broker the meeting, was also there.