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After the June 9 meeting concluded, Goldstone apologized to Trump Jr.[1] According to Goldstone, he told Trump Jr. Grand Jury [2] and told Emin Agalarov in a phone call that the meeting was about adoption Grand Jury [3] Grand Jury [4]

Aras Agalarov asked Kaveladze to report in after the meeting, but before Kaveladze could call, Aras Agalarov called him.[5] With Veselnitskaya next to him, Kaveladze reported that the meeting had gone well, but he later told Aras Agalarov that the meeting about the Magnitsky Act had been a waste of time because it was not with lawyers and they were "preaching to the wrong crowd."[6]

c. Post-June 9 Events

Veselnitskaya and Aras Agalarov made at least two unsuccessful attempts after the election to meet with Trump representatives to convey similar information about Browder and the Magnitsky Act.[7] On November 23, 2016, Kaveladze emailed Goldstone about setting up another meeting "with T people" and sent a document bearing allegations similar to those conveyed on June 9.[8] Kaveladze followed up with Goldstone, stating that "Mr. A," which Goldstone understood to mean Aras Agalarov, called to ask about the meeting.[9] Goldstone emailed the document to Rhona Graff, saying that "Aras Agalarov has asked me to pass on this document in the hope it can be passed on to the appropriate team. If needed, a lawyer representing the case is

  1. Kaveladze 11/16/17 302, at 8; Grand Jury  Goldstone 2/8/18 302, at 9; Grand Jury 
  2. Grand Jury 
  3. Grand Jury  The week after the June 9 meeting, a cybersecurity firm and the DNC announced the Russian hack of the DNC. See Volume I, Section III.B.2, supra. Grand Jury (and one text message shows) that, shortly after the DNC announcement, Goldstone made comments connecting the DNC hacking announcement to the June 9 meeting. Grand Jury  OSC-KAV_00029 (6/14/16 Email, Goldstone to E. & Kaveladze (10:09 a.m.)). The investigation did not identify evidence connecting the events of June 9 to the GRU's hack-and-dump operation, OSC-KAV_00029-30 (6/14/16 Email, Goldstone to E. Agalarov).
  4. Grand Jury 
  5. Kaveladze 11/16/17 302, at 8; Call Records of Ike Kaveladze Grand Jury .
  6. Kaveladze 11/16/17 302, at 8; Call Records of Ike Kaveladze Grand Jury . On June 14, 2016 Kaveladze's teenage daughter emailed asking how the June 9 meeting had gone, and Kaveladze responded, "meeting was boring. The Russians did not have any bad info on Hilary." OSC-KAV_00257 (6/14/16 Email, Kaveladze to A. Kaveladze; Grand Jury .
  7. Goldstone 2/8/18 302, at 11; Grand Jury .
  8. OSC-KAV_00138 (11/23/16 Email, Goldstone to Kaveladze); Grand Jury 
  9. RGO000196 (11/26-29/16 Text Messages, Goldstone & Kaveladze); Grand Jury