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PoliticsFelix Sater scheduled to testify behind closed doors Tuesday before House Intelligence Committee

03:10  09 july  2019
03:10  09 july  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Felix Sater , who served as the chief negotiator for the Trump Tower Moscow project, will testify on Capitol Hill later this week. The Russian-born businessman confirmed to POLITICO that he will appear behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday. Story Continued Below.

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Felix Sater is scheduled to testify behind closed doors in front of the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday morning, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

Sater was originally scheduled to appear before the committee last month, but failed to show up because he overslept.

Politico first reported the rescheduled testimony.

Sater did not appear behind closed doors before the committee on June 21 because he overslept after he took a sedative, Sater told CNN. Sater said the impact of the sedative was stronger than he anticipated.

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House intelligence panel interviewing Russia-born executive Felix Sater is talking to staff on the House intelligence committee as part of the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The panel's chairman, California Rep. Adam Schiff, subpoenaed Sater last month after he didn't show up for a scheduled interview. The panel is investigating contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Sater worked with Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on the skyscraper deal before the 2016 election.

Cohen was interviewed for more than seven hours behind closed doors before the House In addition, Schiff said that the committee would hold a hearing in public on March 14 with Felix Sater Cohen's scheduled return, on March 6, is the date he was originally supposed to report to prison to

Cohen was interviewed for more than seven hours behind closed doors before the House In addition, Schiff said that the committee would hold a hearing in public on March 14 with Felix Sater Cohen's scheduled return, on March 6, is the date he was originally supposed to report to prison to

Sater was scheduled to appear before the committee for a second time following his 2017 appearance to discuss his work on Trump Tower Moscow with Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.

The interview was a sign that the committee is turning its attention back toward the President's financial dealings and potential foreign influence. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, said at the time that Sater is one of several witnesses relating to Trump Tower Moscow that the committee has lined up.

Sater is the first significant witness from special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee, which is examining volume one of the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference, while the House Judiciary Committee probes the second volume on obstruction of justice.

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Trump associate Felix Sater grilled by House Intel President Trump's onetime business associate Felix Sater was interviewed privately by House Intelligence Committee staff Tuesday about his years-long business relationship with President Trump and failed efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign.Sater spent nearly eight hours behind closed doors with committee staff, telling reporters later that he spoke truthfully about his knowledge of the discussions to pursue the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 presidential campaign and answered all of the questions posed by congressional investigators.

Sater 's anticipated public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee , scheduled for March 27, 2019,[51] was postponed pending the imminent release of the Mueller Report.[52] He was then rescheduled to give closed - door testimony on June 21, 2019.[53] On June 21, 2019, the U.S. House

Felix Sater , a Russian-born real estate developer, is set to testify Friday before the House Intelligence Committee about his experience working on a proposed Trump tower project in Moscow during the 2016 election, according to Sater and other people familiar with his scheduled appearance.

Sater's work with Cohen on the Trump Tower Moscow project was cited in the Mueller report, in which then-candidate Trump signed a letter of intent to pursue the deal but ultimately did not do so. The special counsel report details Sater's efforts to arrange travel for Cohen and Trump to travel to Russia, Sater's statements that the Russian government had to sign off on an agreement and his email to Cohen that suggested the project could help Trump become President.

"Our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it," Sater wrote to Cohen.

Sater was initially supposed to testify publicly before the committee in March, but his testimony was delayed after the special counsel finished his investigation. Schiff said that they were putting the testimony on hold while they pursued the unredacted Mueller report and counterintelligence evidence he had collected.

This story has been updated.

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