February 5, 2019

THE TIGHTENING NOOSE:

A Lobbyist At The Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments (Emma Loop, Anthony Cormier, Jason Leopold, Tanya Kozyreva, John Templon, February 4, 2019, Buzz Feed News)

A Russian-born lobbyist who attended the controversial Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 received a series of suspicious payments totaling half a million dollars before and after the encounter.

Documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News show that Rinat Akhmetshin, a Soviet military officer turned Washington lobbyist, deposited large, round-number amounts of cash in the months preceding and following the meeting, where a Russian lawyer offered senior Trump campaign officials dirt on Hillary Clinton.

The lobbyist also received a large payment that bank investigators deemed suspicious from Denis Katsyv, whose company Prevezon Holdings was accused by the US Justice Department of laundering the proceeds of a $230 million Russian tax fraud.

Posted by at February 5, 2019 12:00 AM

  

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