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Posted: July 18, 2017

8th person at 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer identified

Richard Drew/AP
Donald Trump Jr. Releases Email Exchange With Russian Intermediary


8th person at 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer identified
Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails he released publicly on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

An eighth person who attended a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, in which Donald Trump Jr. was promised compromising information on his father’s then-rival for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, has been identified, according to multiple reports.

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The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, 52, was asked to attend the meeting by Aras Agalarov, a billionaire Azerbaijani construction magnate.

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An attorney for the Agalarovs, Scott Balber, told the Times that Kaveladze was asked to attend the Trump Tower meeting "purely to … make sure it happened."

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