Two unearthed videos from 2013 aired Wednesday night show President Donald Trump at a pair of social functions with key figures in the Donald Trump Jr. controversy.
CNN and NBC broadcast the videos on Wednesday. In both, Russian pop star Emin Agalarov is seen in the room with Trump. In the CNN video, music publicist Rob Goldstone is also seen. Both Agalarov and Goldstone helped broker the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
The footage aired by CNN was shot in Las Vegas at a June 2013 dinner held prior to Trump’s announcement that the Miss Universe pageant would be held in Moscow later that year. At the dinner, Trump was seen interacting directly with both Agalarov and Goldstone.
The NBC-aired video was shot in Moscow at a birthday party for Aras Agalarov, Emin’s father. That video does not include any direct interaction between Emin Agalarov and Trump.
Per CNN, on the 2013 Miss USA red carpet, Trump said this of the Agalarovs:
“These are the most powerful people in all of Russia. The richest men in Russia.”
Watch above, via CNN and NBC.
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