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Eighth Person in Trump Jr. Meeting Identified as Ike Kaveladze

The eighth person at a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer has been identified. Ike Kavaladze’s attendance was confirmed by his lawyer Scott Balber, who also represents Emin and Aras Agalarov, the Russian billionaires who hosted Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in 2013. “Balber said Kaveladze works as a vice president focusing on real estate and finance for the Agalarov’s company, the Crocus Group,” The Washington Post reported. “Aras Agalarov requested that Kaveladze attend the meeting on his behalf, Balber said. Kaveladze is a U.S. citizen and has lived in this country for many years, according to Balber.” The newspaper added: “Balber said Kaveladze believed he would act as a translator, but arrived to discover that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya had brought her own translator, a former State Department employee named Anatoli Samochornov.” Earlier Tuesday it was reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had sought the previously unidentified eighth man for questioning.

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