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Russian-American Lobbyist: Lawyer Brought DNC-Related Documents to Trump Jr. Meeting

Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist who confirmed Friday that he attended last year’s meeting between Trump associates and a Kremlin-connected lawyer, said that the attorney brought with her a folder of information related to the DNC. According to the Associated Press, “Akhmetshin said Veselnitskaya brought with her a plastic folder with printed-out documents that detailed what she believed was the flow of illicit funds to the Democratic National Committee. Veselnitskaya presented the contents of the documents to the Trump associates and suggested that making the information public could help the Trump campaign, he said.” Akhmetshin recalled to the AP the lawyer saying: “This could be a good issue to expose how the DNC is accepting bad money.”