Friday, July 14, 2017
The Fifth Wheel
The Kremlin-linked attorney, Natalia Vetlitskaya, who met with Trump, Jr., Kushner, and Manafort in June of 2016 in Trump Tower, admitted to NBC news that when she met with them, she was accompanied by one other person.
The other person, whose name has not yet been disclosed by NBC News, was born in Russia, served in the Soviet military, has dual American-Russian citizenship, and is a lobbyist who lobbies for issues near and dear to Russia, and is suspected of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, according to Ken Dilanian of NBC News.
Why was this not reported by Donald Trump, Jr., when the story broke about his, Jared Kushner's, and Paul Manafort's meeting with the Russian lawyer, Natalie Vetlitskaya in June of 2016 to discuss Donald Trump Sr.'s, presidential campaign?
Former Soviet Counter Intelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer
by KEN DILANIAN and NATASHA LEBEDEVA
WASHINGTON — The Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team after a promise of compromising material on Hillary Clinton was accompanied by a Russian-American lobbyist — a former Soviet counter intelligence officer who is suspected by some U.S. officials of having ongoing ties to Russian intelligence, NBC News has learned.
NBC News is not naming the lobbyist, who denies any current ties to Russian spy agencies. He accompanied the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. The Russian-born American lobbyist served in the Soviet military and emigrated to the U.S., where he holds dual citizenship.
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