Mueller wants to interview Russian pop star who helped set up Trump Tower meeting: report
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Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE has been in talks with the lawyer for a Russian pop star who helped facilitate the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpTrump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE and a Russian lawyer.

NBC News reported Thursday that the lawyer for Emin Agalarov said “conversations are ongoing” about a potential interview of the Russian pop star with the special counsel’s office.

A spokesman for Mueller’s office declined to comment, according to NBC. 


The 2016 Trump meeting started coming together after Agalarov notified publicist Rob Goldstone that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya had incriminating information about then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy does Bernie Sanders want to quash Elon Musk's dreams? Republican legislators target private sector election grants How Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 MORE

Goldstone later reached out to Trump Jr., who agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in June 2016. Trump Jr. has downplayed the meeting, saying it was about Russian adoption policy related to American sanctions and describing it as a "waste of time."

The meeting, which was not made public until summer 2017, has become a flashpoint in Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Race debate grips Congress US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts MORE has denied knowing about the meeting. However, his claim received renewed scrutiny last week when his former attorney, Michael Cohen, claimed that the president was aware of the meeting. 

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lead attorney in the Russia investigation, has blasted Cohen’s claim as “flat-out untrue.”

Agalarov released a music video earlier this year making fun of the president over allegations he's faced since taking office. The video for his song, "Got Me Good," takes place in a setting resembling Trump Tower, and includes a Trump impersonator and a reference to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with the president in 2006.