Rss@dailykos.com (mark Sumner) · Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:56 pm
The last person—so far—in the meeting held at the Trump Tower office of Donald Trump Jr. has been revealed.
Ike Kaveladze’s presence was confirmed by Scott Balber, an attorney for Emin and Aras Agalarov, the Russian developers who hosted the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant in 2013. Balber said Kaveladze works for the Agalarovs’ company and attended as their representative.
Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze is the vice president of the Crocus Group, a Russian real estate developer. The president of that company is Aras Agalarov. As in:
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and it’s government’s support for Mr. Trump — helped along by Aras and Emin.
That means you can list the attendees of this meeting at Trump Tower:
Donald Trump Jr — The Trump Organization
Jared Kushner — Kushner Companies
Natalia Veselnitskaya — Prevezon Holdings
Rinat Akhmetshin — Prevezon Holdings
Irakly Kaveladze — Crocus Group
Rob Goldstone — Crocus Group
The only people in the room who weren’t employed by international real estate development firms were translator Anatoli Samochornov, whose work for Veselnitskaya has been on an as-needed basis, and Paul Manafort—though the former Trump campaign chair has his own share of killer real estate deals.
And Kaveladze joins the rest in having one thing: a long history of money laundering.