Rinat Akhmetshin, now a lobbyist, denies current ties to Russian spy agencies and says meeting involving Trump campaign members was ‘not substantive’

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Donald Trump Jr’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, told NBC News about Akhmetshin: ‘He is a US citizen. He told me specifically he was not working for the Russian government, and in fact laughed when I asked him that question.’ Photograph: Matt York/AP