He's an intermediary for Veselnitskaya, who either (a) works for the Kremlin and possibly even Vladimir Putin; or (b) is just a lawyer/lobbyist interested in US policy. USA troops will open the parade Friday as is traditional for the guest of honor.
Goldman wrote in the email chain that a "Russian government lawyer" would be present to provide information that could help the Trump campaign as part of the Russian governments efforts to help the then-presidential candidate.
What I'm saying is these were minor players, and I think that is important, because it was irrelevant information by irrelevant people. However, the significance of the Trump Jr.
Kushner lawyer Jamie Gorelick said her client already disclosed the meeting in a revised filing of a form that requires him to list meetings with foreign agents. The go-between was a British man, Rob Goldstein, who represents Russian pop singer Emin Agalarov, whose father, Aras Agalarov, had partnered with Donald Trump on the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow in 2013. To which Trump Sr. frankly responded: "There are a lot of killers". In interviews this week, Veselnitskaya said Kushner and Manafort did not seem interested in the conversation and she insisted she was not representing the Kremlin at the session. For now, most Republicans are keeping at arm's length from the story, even Vice President Mike Pence, who helpfully released a statement this week reminding everyone he was not a part of the campaign at the time this happened.
A lobbyist who was once a Soviet counter-intelligence officer participated previous year in a meeting with senior aides to U.S. President Donald Trump, including his son, and a Russian lawyer, NBC News reported on Friday, adding to allegations of possible connections between Moscow and the November election.
Krauthammer, a Fox News contributor, wrote that he has always been a skeptic of charges of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, but that he was "open to empirical evidence".
Trump asked: "What do you do? End up in a fistfight?"
The younger Mr. Trump has some explaining to do.
He added Trump Jr.'s "I love it" response amounted to "deadly words", and that "attempted collusion is still collusion".
Just moments ago, however, NBC issued a report that may force the White House to change its narrative.
Trump has denied allegations his campaign had contacted Russians to tilt the 2016 election in his favour, but the USA intelligence agencies have differed with that assessment.
And what are the Russians going to do, say, Yeah, heck, we did it. However, the emails his son received pitched her as one.
Mr Trump Jr's lawyer, Alan Futerfas, told the Hill, a Washington DC politics news outlet, that the lobbyist had been introduced during the meeting as a friend of Ms Veselnitskaya. The chairman said that he will subpoena the president's son if necessary.
Congressional and federal investigators are scrutinising alleged Russian meddling in the USA election. CNBC could not immediately reach their representatives. The rest of the answer is redacted.
June 7: The meeting with the Russian lawyer is set for June 9.