Turns Out There Were 8 People In the Trump Jr Russia Meeting: Report
This scandal just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
CNN is reporting that the now infamous meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-linked lawyer had at least 8 participants. That’s right, 8 people attended the meeting to help the Trump campaign collude with Russia.
It was revealed Friday morning that in addition to Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, the Kremlin lawyer and her translator – there was also a former Russian intelligence official named Rinat Akhmetshin at the meeting.
But after the CNN report that 8 people attended the meeting, the race is on to find the identities of the two additional attendees.
According to CNN, “A source familiar with the circumstances told CNN there were at least two other people in the room as well, a translator and a representative of the Russian family who had asked Goldstone to set up the meeting. The source did not provide the names.”
CNN went on to note, “Earlier this year, Sen. Charles Grassley had written a letter to John Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, describing Akhmetshin as ‘a Russian immigrant to the United States who has been accused of acting as an unregistered agent for Russian interests and apparently has ties to Russian intelligence.’ Grassley was requesting ‘all information’ on Akhmetshin’s immigration history.”
You can read the full CNN report here.
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