Rob Goldstone

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Robert Goldstone (born on December 3rd, 1960) is an English publicist and former tabloid journalist, who gained increased notoriety through his activities in the 2016 US Presidential election. [1]

Born in Whitefield, Bury, Greater Manchester,[2] he worked as a journalist, initially for the Radcliffe Times and then the Birmingham Evening Mail,[2] and then in London.[3][4] Then through radio journalism, he became a music publicist based in New York City, where his claimed clients include Michael Jackson claiming to have run PR for Jackson's 1986 Australian tour.[2][3][4] Goldstone currently works via his publicity company Oui 2 Entertainment Ltd, which claims to be a specialist music PR company.[4] Its clients include the Miss Universe competition, which was at the time owned by Donald Trump. Oui 2 currently manages the career of the Azerbaijani singer-songwriter Emin Agalarov, the son of Aras Agalarov who hosted Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow.[3][4][5]

On June 7, 2016, at the behest of his client Emin Agalarov, Goldstone emailed Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., requesting to schedule a meeting which was to include Emin Agalarov, Donald Trump Jr., and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, (ostensibly referred to in Goldstone's email as "The Russian government attorney").[6][7] The meeting, held June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York City, was also attended by Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort. According to Goldstone, Agalarov indicated that he was aware that Veselnitskaya possessed information about illegal campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee.[7]

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  1. ^ Hohmann, James. "The Daily 202: Email to Donald Trump Jr. could be a smoking gun, as Russia connections deepen". 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rob-goldstone-russia-donald-trump-13320303
  3. ^ a b c Swaine, Jon; Smith, David (10 July 2017). "Rob Goldstone: who is the man who set up Trump Jr's meeting with a Russian lawyer?" – via The Guardian. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Rob Goldstone: The man behind Donald Trump Jr's meeting". 12 July 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  5. ^ Twohey, Megan; Eder, Steve (10 July 2017). "How a Pageant Led to a Trump Son’s Meeting With a Russian Lawyer" – via NYTimes.com. 
  6. ^ "Read the Emails on Donald Trump Jr.′s Russia Meeting". New York Times. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2017-07-13. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b Apuzzo, Matt; Becker, Jo; Goldman, Adam; Haberman, Maggie (2017-07-10). "Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign". New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-11. (Subscription required (help)).