Donald Trump, Jr. was in talks with Natalia Veselnitskaya prior to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election where the latter promised to provide alleged damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

WHO IS ROBERT GOLDSTONE?

Robert Goldstone was the British music publicist who helped set up the meeting between Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya. He is also the president and co-founder of OUI 2 Entertainment, which, according to the website, represents “some of the biggest music brands and entertainment events in the country, including a decade relationship with EMI Music Publishing (then the world’s largest music publisher), Best Buy (handling their PR and creating events to introduce them into New York and San Francisco including Sting in Central Park), The Friars Club (handling media for their Roasts and tributes).”

Since news of his participation in the Russia meeting, Goldstone has been lying low, and made his Instagram account private. His Facebook profile, however, is still public. In June 2016, Goldstone wrote that he was “Preparing for a meeting,” and marked his location as Trump Tower New York. This was the day that the meeting was arranged.



Various photos show up of the publicist with celebrities, including Tina Turner and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo. He has also clearly been traveling in Western and Eastern Europe. Kathy Griffin, who was recently in hot water for a disturbing picture she fabricated holding Donald Trump‘s severed head, also posted about Goldstone. “Don’t recall taking this photo with Russian intermediary Rob Goldstone, but I am in my Dynasty hat waiting for my interview with Mr. Mueller,” she wrote.

Trump Jr. on Monday tweeted out a 4 page email chain in which Goldstone set up a meeting between Trump Jr. and Veselnitskaya. He facilitated the meeting on behalf of his “client in Moscow,” a Russian pop star. The media has run with the story and many are hopeful that the act confirms the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia, and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” he wrote in one email to Trump Jr. Goldstone has hired New York attorney Robert Gage to represent him.