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>> Yet another participant in Donald Trump Jr's., now infamous meeting, with a Russian lawyer revealed on Tuesday as Ike Kaveladze, a senior executive at a company run by the Russian oligarch, who pushed for the meeting at the height of the 2016 campaign. Attorney Scott Balber telling CNN, Kaveladze, his client, works for the Russian property developer Crocus Group.
That bringing the number of people known to be in the June 2016 meeting to eight. After it was revealed last week that a Russian American lobbyist with ties to the Russian military had also attended. Along with President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, his then campaign manager Paul Manafort and music publicist Rob Goldstone.
Ballber telling the network his client had been identified by special counsel Robert Mueller and that he was cooperating in the on going probe. The revelation coming after the Wall Street Journal unleashed a scathing editorial late Monday on the accumulating fallout from Trump Jr's meeting. The Journal calling it a fiasco, saying the brutal realities of Washington politics would, quote, destroy Mr. Trump, his family, and their business reputation unless they change their strategy toward the Russian probe.
After the New York Times broke the story, Trump Jr. initially claimed the meeting was about Russia's adoption policies. But he touched off a firestorm when he released emails showing he took the meeting thinking he would receive damaging information on Hilary Clinton. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein also telling CNN, Tuesday, that Mueller had cleared the younger Trump and Manafort to testify to the Senate.