Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and current White House senior adviser, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort also attended the meeting.
Akhmetshin has been identified as a former officer in Russia’s military intelligence service known as the GRU. He has denied that, saying he served in the Soviet Army from 1986 to 1988 after he was drafted but was not trained in spy tradecraft. He said his unit operated in the Baltics and was “loosely part of counterintelligence.”
Akhmetshin said he has not been contacted by the special counsel’s office or the FBI about the meeting with Trump Jr. He said he’s willing to talk with the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman has pressed the Justice Department about why Akhmetshin has not registered as a foreign agent.
The chairman, Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said in a March letter that Akhmetshin has “reportedly admitted to being a ‘Soviet counterintelligence officer’ and has a long history of lobbying the U.S. government for pro-Russia matters.”
Akhmetshin said that the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act unit sent him a letter in April and told him, “it has come to our attention you should have filed for FARA.” He said he didn’t believe he needed to file as a foreign agent. He has previously registered with Congress for the lobbying work, and he plans to raise this issue before Grassley’s committee.
How Congress could get Trump’s tax returns
President Trump doesn’t have to publicly disclose his tax returns, now or ever. But some members of Congress can, if they want.
The Logan Act states, in part:
Get Me Roger Stone
Paul Manafort worked with Roger Stone
Roy Cohn defended mobsters and McCarthy and Donald Trump.
Trump met Cohn in a place called “The Club” in Manhattan he taught Trump how to deal with the government “Tell the government to “go to Hell” and how to use the media to your advantage.
He taught Donald to be confrontational.
1973 Trump hired Cohn to defend him and his father against the government for racial discrimination. He filed 100 million dollar law suit and he had to settle the case. He never admits he made a mistake. And if you lose you proclaim victory!
Roger Stone met Roy Cohn through Donald Trump.
Roy Cohn had no morals – no moral center.
Background story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mljHlItekGM
Get Me Roger Stone segment on Roy Cohn