Trump Hires New Lawyer Amid Russia Investigation

After reports this week revealed Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., held a meeting during the campaign with a Russian lawyer with the expectation of receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton, lawyer Alan Futerfas was brought on to represent him.

But in an interview with The Associated Press published Friday morning, Akhmetshin denied having ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

The president's son has tried to discount the meeting, saying he did not receive the information he was promised.

Ms Pelosi and other senior House Democrats spoke at a news conference insisting they would try to force votes on the issue on the House floor. did a tiny bit of research and has concluded that the man's name is Rinat Akhmetshin.

Days ago, Schiff said Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer was in "violation of oaths of citizenship".

Trump Jr. had previously failed to disclose the presence of the Russian lobbyist, although he had publicly stated that he was joined in the meeting by Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

The release prompted the President to leap to his son's defense, lauding him as a "high high-quality person and I applaud his transparency", according to a White House statement quoted by Reuters.

On June 9, the Russian attorney mentioned in the emails, Veselnitskaya, met with Trump planned at Trump Tower.

She added that "House Republicans will have to answer for their actions". "Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members".

"Look, it's very easy for me to say absolutely, I won't".

The magazine has also been heavily critical of Trump since he launched his presidential campaign. "I am not manifesting something that doesn't exist". Barrett explained how the administration's lawyers are challenged not only by the new revelations about Donald Trump Jr. The Magnitsky Act allows the US to withhold visas and freeze the assets of Russians thought to have violated human rights.

Tracy Self, a communications consultant for the Democratic Party, disputed that notion in The Washington Post.

During his years working in the shadowy Washington DC world of corporate intelligence, his connections to former Russian agents were pitched as a valuable asset to private clients.

Grassley's letter also mentioned that Akhmetshin had allegedly worked with Fusion GPS, the company that created the infamous dossier alleging a Trump-Russia conspiracy. "Again, this is before the Russia mania - this is before they were building this up in the press".