Indeed, Akhmetshin told Yahoo that “no one asked us for ID’s” when he and Veselnitskaya entered Trump Tower. “We literally walked in,” he said. He told The Washington Post in an earlier interview that Veselnitskaya invited him to the meeting only on the day it took place.
Sekulow’s comments about the Secret Service garnered widespread attention, raising questions about whether Trump himself was present at the meeting he said he learned about only last week. Trump Jr. on Tuesday released emails indicating he was offered dirt on Hillary Clinton by someone described as a “Russian government attorney” who wanted to meet with him to discuss it further. Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, replying, “I love it.
“According to media reports from that time, Trump was at Trump Tower at 4 p.m. while the meeting was taking place in his son’s office. The only public event the then-candidate attended that day was a fund-raising lunch for the Trump Victory Fund, CNN reported, and he was back at Trump Tower by 1 p.m.