WASHINGTON, DC: Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin (R) arrives at the Capitol for a closed-door meeting with the House Intelligence Committee, November 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, the said to be added to our 2016 meeting between the Russians and the Donald Trump staff in the Trump Tower, on Tuesday, the Mueller investigation was thought to be a “very heavily” on him and his family, but still, it was a “thorough and fair.”
“The Special Counsel investigation is a very heavy burden on me and my family has taken. It hit me hard financially and has led to a gratuitous personal attacks. As a result, my ability to earn a livelihood was affected, my job position has been undermined, and my personal relationships have suffered,” he told Fox News in a statement. “Don’t say anything, the emotional toll on my family.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference during the 2016 presidential campaign on Friday ended, and a summary, said you to the conclusion that there is “no collusion” between Trump and Moscow, but not to determine whether or not it was obstruction of justice.
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Although the report itself was not made public, it is a lot of speculation about what could be exposed, the meeting on the much-hyped Trump Tower, which came to the music manager, Rob Goldstone, Donald Trump Jr reached setting up of the collect closed the door, allegedly pledging damaging information on Hillary Clinton, together with discussions of the Magnitsky Act, which imposed sanctions against individuals and companies accused of violating human rights.
Akhmetshin, a Russian-born, former Soviet officer turned Washington lobbyist visited, together with Goldstone, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort.
Despite speculation that another criminal could result in legal issues, Akhmetshin insisted that the investigation itself is a thing of the past.
“I am happy and relieved that it is over. I cooperated with the Special Counsel in every Phase. I did everything you asked of me. I also hesitate to volunteer and without having to produce the documents, and gave testimony before several congressional committees,” he said. “At this point, it is safe to say that I already checked fully the qualified law enforcement professionals in the country, if not the world.”
Akhmetshin went to the defense of the ethics of Special Counsel.
“Although the process is a huge distraction and a financial burden, I have nothing but respect for the professional and courteous officers, who treated me with fairness and dignity,” he continued. “You conducted a thorough and fair investigation, and that meant no danger for me.”
Special Counsel, Robert Miller, and his wife, Ann, exit St. John’s Episcopal Church opposite the White house, in Washington, on Sunday, the 24. March 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
But his day in court is not and he is instead taking aim at another figure noted.
“The lasting damage to my reputation comes from the Special Council or of any congressional investigators, but by William Browder,” he charged. “As soon as it became public that I had visited, the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, Mr. Browder took the opportunity to smear my name. Mr Browder, the Special Counsel investigation, falsely claimed that I was a Russian spy. This claim is categorically false.”
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Browder, a prominent investor, whose company was once the largest foreign portfolio in Russia, suddenly denied entry into the country in the year 2005 with the Declaration that he was a threat to national security, although he argued that it was due to his exposure of corruption.
According to the 2009 death in a Russian prison, his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky – who had allegedly engaged in fraud, the investigation of tax-and-corruption-scheme – Browder took the matter into their own hands and launched a campaign for the disclosure of Russian human rights violations. This brought the accused to the 2012 with the implementation of the Magnitsky act, imposing sanctions against those individuals and companies that violate human rights.
However, Akhmetshin has tried over several years, claims to overturn the law, that it was Browder who was involved in the tax fraud. Since the Magnitsky act was brought into force, the Russian government retaliated in various ways, including a stop on U. S citizens ‘ Adoption of Russian orphans.
“Why has Mr Browder to make this false accusation? I can’t imagine, to claim that there is a good reason, but suppose he defamed me because I dared to question his version of events, the narrative that led to the adoption of the Magnitsky Act. Clearly, I never said lobbying against the imposition of sanctions for human rights violations,” Akhmetshin,. “Those who committed crimes against human dignity should be held accountable and punished. Instead, I sat against putting Sergei Magnitsky, the name on the sanctions of the law; I believe that Mr Browder’s narrative does not stand up to serious examination.”
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Akhmetshin filed a $1 million civil suit against Browder, the Russian President Putin’s harshest critics, the defame in a Federal-Washington court last July, is suing Browder, consistently, him with claims that he was a Russian spy.
Browder did not immediately respond to a request for comment.