President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, alerted authorities in June about Donald Trump Jr.’s controversial Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Knowledge of the June 2016 meetingbecame public with a New York Times report last month. Authorities, however, were informed of the meeting by Manafort a month prior, on June 9, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya included Manafort, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, Russian political operative, Rinat Akhmetshin, and Russian real estate executive, Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze.
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