21 February 2018

8 participant of Trump Jr. meeting identified

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The eighth person who took part in the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 was the US-based businessman Ike Kaveladze, media reported on Tuesday. reports citing CNN.

The identity of Kaveladze, who now serves as senior vice president for the development company Crocus Group, was confirmed by his lawyer Scott Balber.

Balber noted that Kaveladze has been a US citizen for a long time and has "never had any engagement with the Russian government in any capacity."

On Sunday, it was reported that at least eight people were present at the meeting at the Trump Tower in New York City, including President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Paul Manafort, lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and publicist Rob Goldstone.

Earlier this month, US media reported that Trump, Jr. met with Veselnitskaya, who claimed she had sensitive information about Democratic party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but then understood that she intended to discuss the issue of the adoption of Russian children by US nationals.

Veselnitskaya noted she has never worked for the Russian government and denied that she had offered any negative information on Clinton.

2017.07.18 / 21:44
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