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OffbeatTrump Organization planned to give Putin penthouse in Moscow tower: report

02:20  30 november  2018
02:20  30 november  2018 Source:   thehill.com

How a Trump Lawyer, a Felon and a Russian General Chased a Moscow Deal

How a Trump Lawyer, a Felon and a Russian General Chased a Moscow Deal During the presidential campaign, Michael D. Cohen and Felix Sater, an associate with a criminal past, pursued a new Trump Tower project with a former spymaster’s help.

Trump Tower Moscow is at the center of a plea deal Cohen reached Thursday with special counsel Robert Mueller Robert (Bob) Swan Mueller Sasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE It is unclear if Trump was specifically aware of the deal to give Putin the penthouse .

The Trump Organization planned to offer a million penthouse suite to Russian President Vladimir Putin , according to a report . The revelations come at a time where the president's Trump Tower deal in Moscow has come under intense scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is

Trump Organization planned to give Putin penthouse in Moscow tower: report © Provided by News Communications, Inc. Trump Organization planned to give Putin penthouse in Moscow tower: report The Trump Organization planned to give a $50 million penthouse in the planned Trump Tower Moscow to President Vladimir Putin while the company was in negotiations in 2016 to build the development, four people familiar with the matter told Buzzfeed News.

Michael Cohen, President Trump's former lawyer and fixer, discussed the idea with Putin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, two U.S. law enforcement officials told Buzzfeed.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

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During the 2016 campaign, the Trump Organization wanted to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a million penthouse in Trump Tower Moscow It's not clear if Trump knew about the plan to give the penthouse to Putin , BuzzFeed News reports ; in court documents, Cohen said he regularly

President Trump bashed his former lawyer Michael Cohen as he left the White House , saying he's 'making up a story' and 'lying, very simply, to get a reduced sentence' after Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow Trump Tower project.

Trump Tower Moscow is at the center of a plea deal Cohen reached Thursday with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to congressional panels about Trump's Moscow property plans, including his plans to travel to Russia, contacts with Russian officials in connection with the project and how long the property plans were discussed within the Trump Organization.

Court documents unsealed Thursday say Cohen "well knew" his statements to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow were "false and misleading," stating that he told the lies in order to "minimize links between the Moscow Project and Individual 1," an apparent reference to Trump.

Russian official questions 'true reason' Trump canceled meeting with Putin

Russian official questions 'true reason' Trump canceled meeting with Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin's government questioned the "true reason" President Donald Trump canceled their scheduled meeting this weekend.

President Donald Trump ’s company planned to give a million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the BuzzFeed News first reported in May on the secret dealings of Cohen and his business associate Felix Sater with political and business figures in

The Trump Organization planned to give Russian President Vladimir Putin a million penthouse in the proposed Trump Tower Moscow as the project was being pitched in Russia during the heat of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Buzzfeed News reported Thursday.

Cohen also tried to "give the false impression that the Moscow Project ended before 'the Iowa caucus and ... the very first primary,' in hopes of limiting the ongoing Russia investigations."

However, it was revealed that the discussions surrounding the project extended well into 2016 and Cohen regularly informed Trump about the negotiations.

It is unclear if Trump was specifically aware of the deal to give Putin the penthouse.

Trump defended the project Thursday, telling reporters, "There was a good chance that I wouldn't have won [the presidential election], in which case I would have gotten back into the business, and why should I lose lots of opportunities?"

Trump's relationship with Putin has been under close scrutiny since the campaign, during which U.S. intelligence agencies say the Kremlin meddled in the presidential contest.

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Is floating a $50 million Trump Tower penthouse for Vladimir Putin illegal?.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes it a crime to bribe foreign officials. But we don't know if a proposal to give Putin a penthouse would ensnare Trump.

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