• Svetlana Shkolnikova

Russian pop star tied to Trump has Tenafly roots

Updated: Jan 10, 2018

Russian pop star Emin Agalarov wore black leather, drove a souped-up moped and wanted to be the next Elvis Presley, having spent his teenage years living large and dreaming big on the streets of his adopted hometown, Tenafly.

Twenty years after graduating from Tenafly High School, the Russian crooner this week hit it really big.

His publicist, Rob Goldstone, set up the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 to pass on reportedly damaging information about Hillary Clinton. 

The bizarre story, first reported by The New York Times, is a major blow to the Trump administration, which is under investigation amid allegations of collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 election.

The burgeoning scandal has also put Agalarov in a spotlight he's been chasing since high school.

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