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Monday, May 21, 2018

At 2016 Trump Tower meeting as a translator, Anatoli Samochornov is also a registered Democrat who has shared clips from Rachel Maddow show on Facebook. Samochornov has worked for State Dept. and other branches of US gov. His wife works for State Dept-Huffington Post, 7/14/2017

"A registered Democrat, Samochornov works with clients on all sides of American and international politics. But his own views appear to be progressive." Samochornov worked "for the Meridian International Center, a public diplomacy nonprofit that partners with the State Department between 2001 and 2016, according to the center....His wife also works for the State Department."  

7/14/2017, "Also At Trump Jr.-Russia Meeting: An Ex-U.S. Government Worker With Liberal Views," Huffington Post, Jessica Schulberg and Paul Blumenthal

"Investigators won’t say if they’ve spoken to Anatoli Samochornov, a witness to the event everyone is talking about."

"Samochornov has worked as an interpreter on dozens of government assignments, including for the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Drug Enforcement Administration, and for a G-8 foreign ministers dinner at the United Nations, according to his resume. He helped facilitate exchange programs for the Meridian International Center, a public diplomacy nonprofit that partners with the State Department between 2001 and 2016, according to the center. He has worked periodically with the State Department as a contract interpreter for exchange programs. His wife also works for the State Department."

Samochornov’s résumé had been posted on his own business website. But the site was taken down after HuffPost contacted him with questions about his work with Veselnitskaya....

One of the previously unidentified attendees was Anatoli Samochornov, a Russian-born American translator who previously spent years working for the U.S. government.

Samochornov would not confirm that he was in the room, citing nondisclosure agreements. But The New York Times’ Ken Vogel said Friday on MSNBC that Samochornov was at the June 9 meeting in Trump Tower. The interpreter’s mother-in-law also confirmed his attendance at the meeting to The Daily Beast. 

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team, had previously told the Times that an interpreter attended the meeting, but refused to name him. Veselnitskaya does not speak English, and Samochornov has worked with her several times over the past year, including around the time of the meeting with Trump Jr."...

(continuing): "Samochornov has worked on “high level [United Nations] and private sector meetings for the Secretary of State and other VIPs,” according to his LinkedIn page. He did not respond to a request for comment on whether he holds a security clearance.




works with clients on all sides of American and international politics. But his own views appear to be progressive. On Facebook, he has shared clips from MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s show, labeled former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Bush-era adviser Karl Rove as losers, and posted in favor of expanded health care coverage and more restricted access to guns. When PEN, the literary and human rights organization, invited a gaggle of Russian writers critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin to New York, he became “great friends” with them, Gessen said....

“I’m a professional freelance interpreter and I can’t talk about any of my clients,” Samochornov told HuffPost. “I am bound by confidentiality agreements. You have to refer those questions to Mrs. Veselnitskaya.”

Later, in an email, he added, “This is my livelihood and I hope you can be sympathetic to the predicament I find myself in.”" 

Lydia Polgreen, Ryan J. Reilly and Vicky Ward contributed reporting.

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Added: In addition to registered Democrat Samochornov (above) at 2016 Trump Tower meeting was a Russian who admitted being such a big Hillary supporter that he almost didn't attend the meeting:

Kaveladze









May 16, 2018, "Inside the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting: A droning Russian lawyer and hot pink jeans, but no Clinton dirt," Washington Post,

"It was a motley group that went to Trump Tower that June [June 9, 2016] afternoon. Besides Goldstone, Agalarov sent a U.S.-based employee, 

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Kaveladze testified that he considered backing out of the meeting when he got wind that it was intended to hurt the Democrat’s campaign."...image above via Heavy.com






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