Ike Kaveladze has been named by The Washington Post as the eighth member of the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer in June 2016 that has come under intense scrutiny. Kaveladze is an American citizen and employee of Emin and Aras Agalarov, Russian developers who hosted President Trump's 2013 Miss Universe pageant at one of their properties. Trump Jr.'s meeting was arranged by Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who represents Emin Agalarov.
An attorney for the Agalarovs told The Washington Post that Kaveladze's identity was requested over the weekend by "a representative of Special Counsel Robert Mueller," who is probing Russia's involvement in the election. "The request is the first public indication that Mueller's team is investigating the meeting," the Post writes.
Kaveladze reportedly believed he was attending the meeting as a translator, although when he arrived at Trump Tower he found that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had brought her own translator, the Post reports. Kaveladze had been asked to attend the meeting by Aras Agalarov.
President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, were also at the meeting, as was a Russian-American lobbyist. Read the full scoop at The Washington Post.