A Russian-American former Soviet counter intelligence official turned lobbyist has said he attended a 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr, marking another change in the account of a discussion earmarked by some as evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The president’s son had previously only acknowledged the presence of Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
However, Rinat Akhmetshin told US media that he was also present at the meeting.
House of Representatives Minority leader Nancy Pelosi called for an independent commission to investigate the matter, saying: “It is important that we see all of the electronic communication – whether it’s direct messaging, twitter, email, text, whatever it happens to be – among the members of the Trump family and within Trump administration”
The uproar began after Trump Jr revealed that he and several of his father’s aides had met with Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower.