Can You Identify This Person?

[ed.note: Not a certain identification yet. But based on TPM Reader tips and pointers so far, it seems highly likely that this is in fact Rotem Rosen.]

I need your help identifying someone in this photo.

Here’s an enlarged version of the photo.

(You can click on that image and see a bigger version.)

According to Landers tweet the photo was taken by CNN’s Lawrence Crook.

Now, I’ve already posted a number of photos of this get together. I even posted this satirical video.

This was yesterday during the court hearing on the Michael Cohen raids. The judge was actually frustrated that Cohen was not there in person. He was here smoking cigars with friends outside the hotel where he currently lives. I’m sharing Crook’s photo because none of the images off the Getty wire have a near head on look at the man with the glasses in the blue blazer to Cohen’s right.

Here’s a close-up.

It’s been suggested to me that this is Rotem Rosen. We’ll get to who that is in a moment.

Here are other photos of Rosen from the wire.

<<enter caption here>> on October 17, 2017 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Zina Rosen and Rotem Rosen attend Museum of the City of New York honors Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg, Michiko Kakutani on October 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
circa November 2008 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: (L-R) Rotem Rosen, Zina Sapir and Alex Sapir pose circa November 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
visits the Sienna Restaurant at Pink Elephant on July 27, 2013 in East Hampton City.
EAST HAMPTON, NY – JULY 27: Jason Binn and Rotem Rosen visit the Sienna Restaurant at Pink Elephant on July 27, 2013 in East Hampton City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
Celebrates Fashion Week With A Showcase For Studio Bryce Thompson At Suzer Groups U.S. Business Partners' Hotel, The NoMo Soho, Sponsored By Dom Perignon at Nomo Soho Hotel on February 18, 2016 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 18: Rotem Rosen, Baran Suzer and Alex Sapir celebrate fashion week with a showcase for Studio Bryce Thompson at Suzer Groups U.S. Business Partners’ Hotel, The NoMo Soho, sponsored by Dom Perignon at Nomo Soho Hotel on February 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Baran Suzer)
Dasha Braverman, Zina Rosen, Ruth Barinstein, Oten Rosen==Party for Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer==Private Residance, Bridgehampton, NY==August 1, 2009==©Patrick McMullan==Photo- ADRIEL REBOH/PatrickMcMullan.com====
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY – AUGUST 1: (L-R) Dasha Braverman, Zina Rosen, Ruth Barinstein and Rotem Rosen attend Party for Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer at Private Residance on August 1, 2009 in Bridgehampton, NY. (Photo by ADRIEL REBOH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Here’s an image from yesterday of the guy in question but it’s from behind …

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's attorney, walks to the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, office and hotel room, the Department of Justice announced that they are placing him under criminal investigation. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 13: Michael Cohen (L), U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, walks to the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, office and hotel room, the Department of Justice announced that they are placing him under criminal investigation. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

It certainly looks like the same guy. But I can’t tell for sure. If you know him and can say for certain or if you know of other photos from yesterday, please contact me and let me know.

So who is Rosen? These two paragraphs from a piece last year in Politico give you a flavor …

Its patriarch, the late billionaire Tamir Sapir, was born in the Soviet state of Georgia and arrived in 1976 in New York, where he opened an electronics store in the Flatiron district that, according to the New York Times, catered largely to KGB agents.

Trump has called Sapir “a great friend.” In December 2007, he hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter, Zina, at Mar-a-Lago. The event featured performances by Lionel Ritchie and the Pussycat Dolls. The groom, Rotem Rosen, was the CEO of the American branch of Africa Israel, the Putin oligarch Leviev’s holding company.

Here is Rosen with Donald Trump and Aras Agalarov at the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow in 2013. The man on the far right is Sapir’s son.

If you can help with this minor mystery, please drop me a line.

Late Update: TPM Reader MF may have settled this. In the photo from yesterday and the confirmed photo of Rotem from October, he appears to be wearing the same bracelet in addition to being the same person.

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