Some in alternative media are running with a story about Rinat Akhmetshin visiting the White House on January 9th, exactly six months before he met with Donald Trump Jr.
Some believe it’s proof of collusion. However, it’s only proof right now that Akhmetshin, and two others with the same last name, went on a tour of the White House.
We went through the White House logs which you can see below.
Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American and alleged Putin operative, visited the White House on January 9, 2016, six months before the meeting he attended with Donald Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya. The appointment was made January 2nd.
He and Miriam Akhmetshin were listed among a group of 247 people taking a tour of the White House that morning. In another group on the same day, a group of 250, Elisabeth Akhmetshin took the same tour. She made her appointment on the 6th.
Rinat has a wife and daughter and that’s who Miriam and Elisabeth might be.
We went through the other names of people in these groups and none rang any bells.
So far, all that can be proven is they went on a tour of the White House.
Akhmetshin denies he was ever trained as a Russian intelligence agent and was just a bureaucrat. He is now a lobbyist and has been involved as a defendant in at least one corruption case. He denied guilt in that case. He’s a lobbyist. He’s also a naturalized U.S. citizen. If he’s suddenly being looked at as a spy, why isn’t he being deported? Maybe because he’s not a spy? He let him get citizenship if he is a spy?
We looked for the obvious people in the visitor logs including Natalia Veselnitskaya and went back to September 2015 but found nothing else.
The White House logs