Rob Goldstone, a relatively unknown New York City playboy who hosted vodka-soaked parties with younger acquaintances at the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan, has now shot to fame having been exposed as the man who set Donald Trump Jr. up to speak with the Russian lawyer in the now infamous meeting.

Goldstone was formerly a British tabloid reporter, and now runs a PR firm in New York that represents the likes of Russian popstar Emin Agalarov. It is Emin’s father, Aras, who is a Russian real estate developer, friend of Vladimir Putin, and perhaps Russia’s own answer to Donald Trump.

The Donald and Aras had in fact planned to build a Trump Tower together in Moscow before the election, after they met in 2013 when Trump was in town for the Miss Universe pageant. Trump has since remained close with the family, even making a cameo appearance in one of Emin’s music videos.

Russia probe 

Since the revelations in the New York Times about the meeting with the Kremlin-connected lawyer, Goldstone could now be pulled into the Russia investigation, for his part in setting it up.

He arranged the meeting in June 2016 on the premise that the lawyer could provide damaging information on Hillary Clinton, and was backed by the Russian government’s wish to see Trump in office.

The email exchange has been posted:

On the day of the meeting, Goldstone even checked into Trump Tower:

Social media 

Since his unmasking, Goldstone has shown no eagerness to lock down his social media accounts, that showcase some fairly bonkers behaviour:

His Instagram boasts a photo of him wearing a hat with the word “cunty” printed on the front:

To top it off, one day after Trump’s election victory, he posted this: