The eighth person in the room for the infamous Trump Tower Russia meeting has been identified as Ike Kaveladze, an American-based employee of a Russian real estate company.
The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Kaveladze is the latest person confirmed to be at the June 2016 meeting that has become a spiraling scandal for the Trump administration.
Kaveladze is a vice president focused on real estate and finance at the Crocus Group, a company owned by the Agalarov family in Russia, which has ties to President Trump and his family.
Also confirmed at the meeting so far: Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, her translator Anatoli Samochornov, Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and music publicist Rob Goldstone, who arranged the meeting.
Goldstone initiated the sitdown by emailing Trump Jr. with promises of offering “incriminating” information on Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. Goldstone acknowledged that this was “part of Russia and its government’s support” for Donald Trump.
Trump Jr. never revealed the meeting until The New York Times exposed it this month. Even after releasing Goldstone’s emails and said he was being “totally transparent,” Trump’s eldest son did not disclose the details of who attended.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.