The lawyer recommended going public with the information to help the Trump campaign, though she did not have additional evidence of the money flow as requested in the meeting, Ahkmetshin said.
The sticky web of denial and deception surrounding the Trump presidential campaign's contacts with Russian officials and their go-betweens grew larger this week. Vogel said that Akhmetshin himself revealed this - although Samochornov wouldn't confirm or deny his attendance, telling BuzzFeed that he couldn't do so due to nondisclosure agreements.
Though, it is still unclear whether Veselnitskaya actually fulfilled the promised compromising information about Clinton or not.
Anderson Cooper tonight faced off with Jay Sekulow, a member of President Trump's legal team, over the continued revelations about the Don Jr. meeting and new reporting today about at least eight people being in the room.
Trump Jr.'s reply that same day: "Seems we have some time and if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer".
The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representative's Intelligence Committee said he wants Akhmetshin to testify before the committee, which is one of several panels in Congress that are investigating alleged Russian efforts to influence the presidential election.
Caputo, in a telephone interview late Friday with WBFO, said what was supposed to be a two-hour meeting stretched to three and a half hours as lawmakers began asking similar questions about allegations the Trump campaign interacted with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 election.
The White House had no immediate comment about the NBC News report of a Russian-American lobbyist at the meeting. But Ms Veselnitskaya allegedly claimed the Trump campaign would need to research it more.
"The goal posts have been moved", White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Friday morning on Fox News.
In the emails, publicist Rob Goldstone pointed to "a Russian government attorney" as the source of potential information that could damage Clinton.
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And then beyond all of that, he has in the past worked with the Russian lawyer involved in this meeting, Natalia Veselnitskaya. "I don't think my sirens went [off] or my antenna went up at this time because it wasn't the issue that it's been made out to be over the last nine months, 10 months".