Emin Agalarov Cancels US Tour After Talks Break Down With Mueller, Congress

MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Emin Agalarov attends New Years Eve And Birthday Party For Irina Agalarova at Barton G on December 31, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Irina Agalarov)
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Russian singer Emin Agalarov, the architect of the now-infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, is cancelling his four-city U.S. tour after a failure to reach a deal over the parameters of his testimony with both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress, according to a Tuesday CNN report.

Agalarov is not a U.S. citizen and not subject to U.S. jurisdiction. His lawyer told CNN that he would not agree to accept a subpoena, and that he was only interested in voluntary testimony, explaining the fight over the scope of what he would talk about.

“It’s the only choice we had,” the lawyer, Scott Balber, told CNN of cancelling the tour. “I’ve been endeavoring to engage with the special counsel’s office as well as various congressional committees and despite our best effort we haven’t been able to reach an agreement on the terms.”

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