Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist, described how the Trump campaign members met the presentation on the Ziff brothers as well as adoptions by Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya with boredom.
“There were no questions. I could tell like he — Trump, Jr., he just instantly lost interest about those things. as well as she probably felt This specific,” Akhmetshin testified. “[the item was] almost like palpable in which he was kind of — lost interest.”
As Veselnitskaya talked about the adoption issue, “You could tell in which they were not interested, as well as they were like looking at their iPhones or like, you know, just looking the some other way, their watch,” Akhmetshin said.
Paul Manafort, throughout the meeting, leaned back in his chair, absorbed by his Blackberry.
“Manafort was like on his — I believe the item’s a BlackBerry, so he was just sitting within the chair which kind of goes back. He was almost like lying there, like, you know, on his phone as well as the item’s throughout the whole meeting,” Akhmetshin said.