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Trump Tower in Moscow: Why did the project end and why does the Mueller investigation care so much?

Trump Tower in Moscow: Why did the project end and why does the Mueller investigation care so much?An intriguing area of focus in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 US election is a proposed Moscow real estate deal that Donald Trump pursued while running for president despite denying at the time any links to Russia. The special counsel has revealed in court filings numerous details about the project, which never came to fruition. Further information has come from Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer who was instrumental in the negotiations, in congressional testimony and in his guilty plea to a charge of lying to Congress about the project.



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Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller's attention

Why an unbuilt Moscow Trump tower caught Mueller's attentionFurther information has come from Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer who was instrumental in the negotiations, in congressional testimony and in his guilty plea to a charge of lying to Congress about the project. Mueller’s team said in a December 2018 court filing that “the Moscow Project was a lucrative business opportunity that sought, and likely required, the assistance of the Russian government. If the project was completed, the Company (the Trump Organization) could have received hundreds of millions of dollars from Russian sources in licensing fees and other revenues.” The project is significant because it shows Trump was chasing a lucrative business deal in Russia at the same time that President Vladimir Putin’s government, according to U.S. intelligence agencies, was conducting a hacking and propaganda campaign to boost his candidacy.



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Rudy Giuliani: Talks of Trump Tower Moscow continued throughout 2016 election

Rudy Giuliani: Talks of Trump Tower Moscow continued throughout 2016 electionRudy Giuliani said President Trump recalls discussing the Trump Tower Moscow project with Michael Cohen until late 2016.



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Trump had conversations on Moscow tower up to the 2016 US elections: lawyer

Trump had conversations on Moscow tower up to the 2016 US elections: lawyerUS President Donald Trump had conversations about a proposed project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, far later than previously acknowledged, his lawyer said Sunday. Trump’s conversations with his then personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, who was spearheading the negotiations in Moscow, continued throughout the year until October or November 2016, Rudy Giuliani said.



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Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions

Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questionsU.S. President Donald Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, his attorney said on Sunday, raising new questions for congressional investigators looking into possible ties between the president and Russia. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he may have continued to pursue the project and had discussions about it with his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, until as late as October or November 2016, when Trump was closing in on his election victory against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Moscow deal ultimately did not materialize but Giuliani’s remarks suggest that Trump’s discussions about the project with Cohen may have dragged on months longer than had been publicly known.



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Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says

Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani SaysGuiliani said it’s his understanding that conversations between Trump and Michael Cohen continued as late as October or November of that year. Cohen admitted in a guilty plea in late 2018 that he spoke with Trump and Russian officials about the potential deal as late as June 2016, after Cohen earlier told Congress it had ended much earlier. “It’s our understanding that it, that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani said of the discussions on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.



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Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting says she won't come to U.S. to fight charges

Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting says she won't come to U.S. to fight chargesNatalia Veselnitskaya,the Russian lawyer who played a key role in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., tells Yahoo News she won’t return to the United States to face charges that she lied in an unrelated court case.



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Moscow demands U.S. explain charges against Russian Trump Tower lawyer

Moscow demands U.S. explain charges against Russian Trump Tower lawyerRussia on Friday demanded an explanation from the United States about charges brought against a Russian lawyer who attended a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower who was this week charged in a separate case. Natalia Veselnitskaya, who represented Russian defendants in a money laundering case settled in 2017, has been charged with obstructing justice in that case for submitting a declaration that she falsely represented came from the Russian government independently, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. Speaking at a weekly news conference, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said it had become a habit in the United States to open criminal against Russians based on vague claims.



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Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US case

Russian tied to Trump Tower meet indicted in separate US caseThe Russian lawyer whose participation in a June 2016 meeting with top officials of President Donald Trump’s election campaign has given rise to allegations of collusion has been indicted in a separate money laundering case, US prosecutors said Tuesday. Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a 2013 case the US filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $ 230 million tax fraud scheme in Moscow. The money was purportedly derived from a fraudulent tax refund scheme exposed by crusading lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was arrested by Russian authorities and died in prison in 2009 when he was allegedly denied adequate care for severe health conditions.



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Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower Moscow

Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower MoscowSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump’s efforts to build a skyscraper in Moscow has led him to ask questions about the role two of the president’s children played in attempting to secure a Russian real estate deal, sources told Yahoo News.



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