The Associated Press reported that Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist, attended the meeting, but he denies that he was a conterintelligence officer and claims that the meeting was "not substantive".
"I never thought this would be such a big deal, to be honest", he said.
Veselnitskaya acknowledged to NBC News that she was accompanied by at least one other man, though she declined to identify him.
Akhmetshin's presence at the meeting added another layer to the ever-expanding narrative surrounding the meeting and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr. claimed the meeting was about Russia's ban on adoptions by US families.
"I repeat, he asked a lot of questions on this matter", Putin said at a news conference.
The Inquisitr reported on Tuesday, July 11, that Trump Jr. released on Twitter the email chain documenting his conversation with Goldstone after he offered Russian intelligence on Clinton.
Trump Jr.'s attorney, Alan Futerfas, said Friday that Trump Jr. had not disclosed all the facts of the meeting because it "concerns events that occurred 13 months ago that were considered insignificant at the time and essentially forgotten".
She said that Trump Jr. said at the end of the meeting that her information was "interesting", but there was nothing they could do to help her with it.
"Going into meetings with people who have Kremlin ties on the part of anybody who's in national politics, without thoroughly vetting what they're doing, is politically and possibly legally quite unsafe", said Jeffrey Mankoff, a Russian specialist with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Describing the meeting with the Russian lawyer as "a nothing", he added he "wouldn't have even remembered it until you started scouring through this stuff".
In an e-mail released by #Donald Trump son this week, the musician's publicist admitted he hosted a meeting because the Russian lawyer wanted to distribute harmful information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Later yesterday, a spokesman for the president's outside legal team contended that participants in the June meeting "misrepresented who they were and who they worked for".
"Both during the meeting, while I was talking to Donald Trump, Jr., and in the written materials I prepared, I was trying to tell the story that I myself had personally investigated", Veselnitskaya said, referencing Browder.style="text-align: center;"