From Mother Jones, in its excerpt of Michael Isikoff’s and David Corn’s soon-to-be-released book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump :
In January 2015, nearly a year after Putin’s invasion in Ukraine, Trump had Emin and Goldstone as guests to his office in Trump Tower—a meeting that was never publicly revealed during the investigations that followed the 2016 election. As Goldstone recalled it, they found Trump listening to the blaring sounds of a “hideous” rap video about Trump. The lyrics were ridiculing Trump, and Goldstone asked, “Have you listened to the words?” Trump replied, “Who cares about the words? It has 90 million hits on YouTube.” While they chatted, Trump was encouraging to Emin, who had performed at the Miss Universe contest in 2013: “Maybe next time, you’ll be performing at the White House.”
Seventeen months later, in June 2016, Goldstone would return to Trump Tower—this time escorting a Russian-led delegation dispatched by the Agalarovs, offering potentially derogatory information on Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Kremlin, to the top officials of Trump’s presidential campaign.
You’ll remember that Rob Goldstone is the guy with whom Don Jr. was emailing to set up the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. Emin Agalarov is the son of Aras Agalarov, a.k.a. “Putin’s builder” — both father and son were also instrumental in setting up the meeting.
But we are supposed to believe that Trump himself had no knowledge of the treasonous get-together in Trump Tower? Yeah, riiiight.