Manafort First Alerted Authorities of Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer


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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