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Mon Aug 28, 2017, 02:24 PM

Top Trump Organization executive asked Putin aide for help on business deal

Source: Washington Post

A top executive from Donald Trump’s real estate company emailed Vladi­mir Putin’s personal spokesman during the U.S. presidential campaign last year to ask for help advancing a stalled Trump Tower development project in Moscow, according to documents submitted to Congress Monday.

Michael Cohen, a Trump attorney and executive vice president for the Trump Organization, sent the email in January 2016 to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s top press aide.

“Over the past few months I have been working with a company based in Russia regarding the development of a Trump Tower - Moscow project in Moscow City,” Cohen wrote Peskov, according to a person familiar with the email. “Without getting into lengthy specifics. the communication between our two sides has stalled.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-trump-organization-executive-reached-out-to-putin-aide-for-help-on-business-deal/2017/08/28/095aebac-8c16-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html?pushid=59a45f6fd3e0382e0000000b&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.e55704f333dd

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 02:27 PM

1. drip, drip, drip...

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Response to Eugene (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 02:27 PM

2. If any democrat did it, they would be impeached and then indicted, tried and convicted

all before lunch.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 03:14 PM

3. When they broke the connecting story to this yesterday I knew they had more to come.

You don't break big news on a Sunday during a disaster unless it's laying groundwork for more to come.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 05:22 PM

4. K&R

(From the OP)
"Cohen's email marks the most direct interaction yet documented of a top Trump aide and a similarly senior member of Putin's government."

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