Organization and the Crocus Group, a Russian real estate conglomerate owned and controlled by Aras Agalarov
Trump Jr. served as the primary negotiator on behalf of the Trump Organization; Emin Agalarov (son of
Aras Agalarov) and Irakli “Ike” Kaveladze represented the Crocus Group during negotiations,292 with
Both groups were involved in organizing the pageant, and Aras Agalarcv’s son Emin was a musical performer
Agalarov). 293 67
was proposed to Donald Trump Jr. in an email from Robert Goldstone, at the request of his then-client Emin
Agalarov, the son of Russian real-estate developer Aras Agalarov.
Aras Agalarov is a Russian real-estate developer with ties to Putin and other members of the Russian
government, including Russia’s Prosecutor General, Yuri Chaika.664 Aras Agalarov is the president of
with a handwritten note.667 Aras Agalarov expressed interest in Trump’s campaign, passed on “congratulations
/Russian relations.”668 On June 3, 2016, Emin Agalarov called Goldstone, Emin’s then-publicist.669 Goldstone
is a music and events promoter who represented Emin Agaiarov from approximately late 2012 until late
2016.670 While representing Emin Agalarov, Goldstone facilitated the ongoing contact between the Trumps
Goldstone understood Russian political connection, and Emin Agalarov indicated that the attorney was
Agalarov, Goldstone emailed Trump Jr.684 The email stated: Good morning Emin just called and asked
Trump - helped along by Ares and Emin.
685 Goldstone conveyed Trump Jr.’s interest to Emin Agalarov, emailing that Trump Jr.
“wants to speak personally on the issue.”‘58’6 On June 6, 2016, Emin Agalarov asked Goldstone if there
Agalarov to Goldstone); RG000064 (6/6/16 Email, Goldstone to A.
they could “speak now,” and Goldstone arranged a call between Trump Jr. and Emin Agalarovfz‘89 On June
6 and June 7, Trump Jr. and Emin Agalarov had multiple brief calls.690 Also on June 6, 2016, Aras Agalarov
According to Kaveladze, Aras Agalarov said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Magnitsky Act
Awareness of the Meeting Within the Campaign On June 7, Goldstone emailed Trump Jr. and said that “Emin
Kushner would attend.696 Kaveladze ‘ “puzzled” by the list of attendees and that he checked with one of Emin
After the June 9 meetin concluded Goldstone a 010 ized to Trum Jr Goldstone, he told Trump Jr. told Emin
asked Kaveladze to report in after the meeting, but before Kaveladze could call, Aras Agalarov called
Post-June 9 Events Veselnitskaya and Aras Agalarov made at least two unsuccessful attempts after the
the document to Rhona Graff, saying that “Aras Agalarov has asked me to pass on this document in the
Agalarov & Kaveladze (10:09 a.rn.)).
Organization (and, subsequently, personal counsel for Trump Jr.).757 On June 27, 2017, Goldstone emailed Emin
Goldstone stressed that he “did say at the time this was an awful idea and a terrible meeting.”759 Emin
In a July 9, 2017 text message to Emin Agalarov, Goldstone wrote “I made sure I kept you and your father
investigating,” and “I hope this favor was worth for your dad—it could blow up.”763 On July 12, 2017 Emin
Agalarov). 759 RGOOOO92 6/27/17 Email Goldstone to E.
The next month, Goldstone commented to Emin Agalarov about the volume of publicity the June 9 meeting
768 He proposed a different statement, asserting that he had been aske “by [his] client in Moscow — Emin
Agalarov — to facilitate a meeting between a Russian attorney (Natalia Veselnitzkaya [sic]) and Donald
Agalarov); — 765 Investigative Technique 7“ Investigative Technique 767 7/10/17 Email, Goldstone
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