The Daily 202: Email to Donald Trump Jr. could be a smoking gun, as Russia connections deepen

The previous night, the New York Times said: “Before organizing a meeting with a Russian lawyer Kremlin believes that the offer to damage information on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed by email that the team was part of an effort Of the Russian government to help his father’s candidacy, according to three people with knowledge of the email.

The young email M. Trump was sent by Rob Goldstone, an old British advertising and journalist who helped negotiate the June 2016 meeting. In a statement Sunday, M. Trump acknowledged that he was interested in receiving damaging information about Clinton, but gave no indication that he thought the lawyer might have been a Kremlin agent. The message of M. Goldstone, as described in The New York Times by three people, said that the Russian government was the source of potentially damaging information.

New details of other people involved in the organization of the meeting point to Trump links to Moscow. Rosalind S. Helderman Our report, Tom Hamburger and Greg Miller: “The session has been established at the request of Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star whose family connected to the Kremlin has done business with Trump in the past … Emin Agalarov and his Aras Agalarov, a wealthy real estate developer in Moscow, helped sponsor the Miss Universe contest, then owned by Trump, Russia in 2013. After the contest, Agalarov signed a preliminary agreement with Trump to build a tower that bears his name in Moscow , Although the agreement is suspended since Trump began his campaign for the presidency ….

“Goldstone has previously told The Washington Post that it has launched and attended the meeting so that Veselnitskaya can discuss the adoption of Russian children by Americans. In a new report, Goldstone has confirmed that Trump Jr. said Sunday that he has Attracted the candidate’s son of time, indicating that (Natalia) Veselnitskaya could provide harmful information about the Democrats …

Trump has spent time with Emin Agalarov and his father, who appears in a music video of the pop singer was filmed at the Moscow Ritz Carlton hotel in 2013. “The participation of Agalarovs meetings narrower business interests rose from Trump and the Kremlin. Agalarov is also close to Russian President Vladimir Poutine. Agalarov Aras company has received several important state contract buildings, and shortly after the contest in 2013, Putin has called the Old Agalarov the “Order of honor of the Russian Federation,” a Designation of prestige.

– Trump Jr., 39, criminal defense attorney hired Alan Futerfas to represent in the Russian polls. Among its past clients have included partners involved in organized crime. In a statement recently sent last night, New York lawyer has neither confirmed nor denied the story in the Times the email about the intentions of Russia. He described the June meeting of “many without charge” and said that Trump Jr. believes he was offered information about Clinton’s “alleged abuse” in relations with Russia. “Don Jr. is comfortable in this communication: someone had potentially useful information at home and came from someone he knew,” he said.

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