FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

BORNEO HOUSING AGENCY: Terrace House in Bengkurong (B$190K, Property Chinese Owned) • Industrial Warehouse in Menglait, Gadong for Rent • Shop house in Gadong (Ground Floor) for Rent • Industrial Shops in Bunut for Sale • Land in Jerudong for Sale • Shop house in Kiulap for Sale (44 years lease, approx 5,000.00 per month rental) • Chempaka Terrace House for Rent (3 bedrooms, B$700.00 per month) • Shop house in Kiarong for Sale (B$380.00) • TEL: +6738732975, +6738839007           >>           Fully furnished office space for rent at Regus Brunei. Call +673-886-2879 or go to www.regus.com.bn           >>           Private Company Urgently Need Houses & Flats for Rent in Bandar Seri Begawan, Kindly Contact the ff. nos. for further information: 242-7623/+673 883-9007           >>           HAPPY EID MUBARAK "Wishing you prosperity and peace on this holy occasion of EID MUBARAK"           >>           Alex Sandro, Candreva, Llorente, Van Dijk Set To Join Chelsea In £250m Spree           >>           Alvaro Morata Under Pressure To Hit The Ground Running With Chelsea           >>           Manchester City Still Hoping To Sign Alexis Sanchez - Sources           >>           Faris Ramli Says Home United Will Learn From Tampines Rovers' Collapse           >>           Elon Musk Hints At Changes To Spacex's Mars Rocket           >>           Assessing Pep Guardiola's £120m Overhaul Of Manchester City's Defence           >>           Snopes Needs Money To Continue Fighting Fake News           >>           Gmail Can Now Send Your Smart Replies In Spanish           >>           Wisconsin Company Offers Staff Implants For Keys And Passwords           >>           Private Dinner With Leonardo Dicaprio And Kate Winslet Is Being Auctioned Off For Charity           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

[email protected]

 

ADVERTISING

[email protected]

 

PRESS RELEASE

[email protected]

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events


Program Peningkatan Personel Kementerian Kebudayaan, Belia dan Sukan dan Jabatan-Jabatan Di Bawahnya
July 24th, 2017 | 08:00 AM


Majlis Pelancaran Filem Komedi Brunei ‘Rina 2’
July 25th, 2017 | 19:45 PM


Majlis Perasmian ‘Fruits of BIMP-EAGA: Culture & Food in Tourism Expo 2017
July 27th, 2017 | 10:15 AM





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:44AM

Subuh

: 04:54AM

Syuruk

: 06:16AM

Doha

: 0640:AM

Zohor

: 12:28PM

Asar

: 03:50PM

Maghrib

: 06:37PM

Isyak

: 07:51PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



America


  Home > America


Trump Jr Meeting: Russia Lobbyist Confirms Attendance


Controversy surrounds Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya

 


 July 15th, 2017  |  09:22 AM  |   1626 views

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

A former Soviet counter-intelligence official attended a meeting last year with senior aides to President Donald Trump and his son, it has emerged.

 

Rinat Akhmetshin, now a lobbyist, confirmed to US media he was present at the Trump Tower encounter.

 

Donald Trump Jr was promised damaging material on Hillary Clinton at the meeting, his emails show.

 

Mr Trump Jr has only previously acknowledged that a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was present.

 

The president's eldest son has played down the 9 June 2016 meeting since it was reported this week.

 

But the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked 39-year-old Mr Trump Jr to publicly testify.

 

Several congressional panels and federal investigators are looking into claims that Russia meddled in last year's US election in a bid to help Donald Trump.

 

The New York meeting was also attended by the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and election chairman, Paul Manafort.

 

It has emerged as the firmest evidence yet of non-diplomatic interactions between Trump campaign aides and Russian figures.

 

During a news conference in Paris, France, on Thursday, Mr Trump said that "most people would have taken that meeting".

 

"Zero happened," the president said.

 

Who is Rinat Akhmetshin?

 

Mr Akhmetshin told the AP news agency he served in a Soviet military unit that was part of counterintelligence, but that he was never formally trained as a spy.

 

In court papers filed in 2015 with the US District Court in Washington DC, where he lives, a mining company accused him of organising a hack on its private records as part of an alleged smear campaign.

 

International Mineral Resources hired a private investigator to follow Mr Akhmetshin to London.

The Russian-American was overheard in a coffee shop bragging about arranging the cyber-attack on the firm's computer system, according to court documents.

 

Mr Akhmetshin denied the allegations, and the case was later dropped.

 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the Russian government knows nothing about Mr Akhmetshin, the AP reported.

 

Mr Akhmetshin told the Washington Post he became a US citizen in 2009 but retains his Russian nationality.

 

He is a registered lobbyist who has focused in recent years on overturning the 2012 US Magnitsky Act.

 

The law, which froze the assets of senior Russian officials, angered President Vladimir Putin.

 

Why was Akhmetshin at the meeting?

 

Mr Akhmetshin told the Washington Post he only accompanied Ms Veselnitskaya to the Trump Tower meeting on the spur of the moment after meeting her for lunch.

 

He said he showed up with her at the Manhattan skyscraper wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

 

Mr Akhmetshin said he and Ms Veselnitskaya were joined by an interpreter.

 

"I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest," he said.

 

The meeting was set up by Rob Goldstone, a British music publicist for Russian pop star Emin Agalarov.

 

Mr Agalarov worked with Donald Trump Snr on staging the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013.

 

What was the meeting about?

 

Emails show that Mr Goldstone promised Mr Trump Jr that Ms Veselnitskaya, whom he described as a "Russian government attorney", would share damaging information about Mrs Clinton.

 

Mr Trump Jr said it became apparent as they spoke that Ms Veselnitskaya wanted to discuss a suspended programme for Americans to adopt Russian children.

 

But Mr Akhmetshin told the AP that Ms Veselnitskaya informed Mr Trump Jr she had details of possible illicit funds being funnelled to the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

 

"This could be a good issue to expose how the DNC is accepting bad money," he said he recalled her saying.

 

According to Mr Akhmetshin, Mr Trump Jr asked her if she had evidence to prove the claim, but the lawyer urged the Trump campaign to research the matter.

 

The president's son appeared to lose interest, said Mr Akhmetshin.

 

"They couldn't wait for the meeting to end," he added.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC NEWS

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at [email protected]

 

Related News


RM100,000 KCC Scholarships Up For Grabs In Magahau Festival

 2017-07-25 09:07:56

Pakistan Blast: Taliban Bike Bomb Kills 26 In Lahore

 2017-07-25 09:17:28

Rich Singapore Investors Stuck As Local Bond Restructuring Drags

 2017-07-25 09:49:22