Trump junior and the Eighth guest
With whom did the son of Donald Trump meet in the election campaign? The eighth participant in the conversation between him and a Russian lawyer is said to have a dubious past – and has already been the focus of government investigations.
The American newspaper “Washington Post” has identified the eighth and presumably last participant of the meeting with Donald Trump junior in the Trump Tower. As the newspaper reports, it is the employees of a Russian real estate company – who, however, also has American citizenship.
The report comes just after the revelations that there has been another unidentified conversation between the American President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. Trump is under pressure because of his unresolved relationship with Russia and its influence on the presidential election in America. What he and Putin discussed in their second meeting,
An important role in Trumps’ relationship with Russia is a meeting between the son of the American president and a Russian lawyer in the Trump Tower . A man named Irakly Kaweladze had also participated as an emissary of the Russian businessman Aras Agalarov, the Washington Post reported. Trump junior had been promised incriminating material about Hillary Clinton, his father’s opponent in the presidential election last year.
Several companies and more than one hundred accounts
The participation of Kaweladses at the meeting was confirmed by his lawyer. Who is also active for Agalarov in the United States. He also said that at the request of the Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. His client had assured that he would cooperate fully with the investigator. Up until now it had become known that, alongside Donald junior, Trumps Schwiegersohn and consultant Jared Kushner. The then campaign director Paul Manafort, as well as the music producer Rob Goldstone who had arranged the meeting. The Russian jurist Natalia Wesselnitskaya, who was to deliver the material, Lobbyist Rinat Achmetschin and a translator.
According to concise reports from American newspapers, Kaweladze, a native Georgian, had come to the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union. There, he had founded several companies and opened more than 100 accounts. Through which Russian businessmen would have transferred their money – hundreds of millions of dollars – abroad.
This practice had been investigated by government agencies in 2000. Even though Kaweladse had not been accused of doing anything wrong. His system was very much looking for money laundering. Kaweladse currently works as Vice President of the Crocus Group, a company of Agararov.
On the other hand, has business relations with Donald Trump. Thus he organized a “Miss Universe” beauty contest in Moscow, whose rights are at Trump. In addition, the two had agreed to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, a project that is currently on ice. Agalarov’s son, in turn, is the Russian pop star Emin Agalarov. At whose request Goldstone wants to have the meeting with Trump junior.
In an email to Trump junior, he wrote that Emin Agalarov had received an offer from high Russian government agencies to provide.. To provide Trumps election campaign compromising material on Hillary Clinton. Trump junior replied, “If it’s what you say, I’ll find it great.”
The meeting then took place in June 2016, but according to the statements of all participants, no substantial results were shown. Thus Wesselnitskaya had no information about Clinton. But had only wanted to speak about the lifting of sanctions against Russian persons. The meeting has nevertheless sparked strong criticism of Trump junior, as American campaigns are forbidden to accept aid from abroad. While Trump junior and also his father describe the process as a normal research on the political opponent. Trumps assert opponents that this is the proof that Trump’s election campaign had been quite interested in accessing Russian aid in order to prevent Clinton’s choice.
The meeting is being scrutinized both by the Secret Service Committee of the Senate and by the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives and the special investigator Mueller. All three instances are concerned with the elucidation of Russian influence on the presidential election last year.