Another June 9th Meeting Attendee Testifies

News  |  Nov 14, 2017

Rinat Akhmetshin - a Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer who attended the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign officials - spoke with House Intelligence Committee investigators behind closed doors on Monday. 

Akhmetshin works consistently on lobbying for the repeal of sanctions imposed on Russia via the 2012 Magnitsky Act, a cause of great importance to the Kremlin, and he reportedly has been in touch with Russian government officials. However, when asked about Akhmetshin after news broke of his attending the June 9th Trump Tower meeting, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said they’d never heard of him.