Politics Ivanka Trump connected Cohen with Russian offering to help facilitate Moscow Trump Tower: report

00:02  07 june  2018
00:02  07 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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President Donald Trump ’s eldest daughter, Ivanka , reportedly tasked attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen with contacting a Russian weightlifter who claimed he could facilitate a meeting between then-candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to smooth the way for a tower in Moscow .

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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump connected President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, with a Russian who offered help with a Moscow Trump Tower, BuzzFeed News reported.

According to sources and emails reviewed by the news outlet, Ivanka Trump communicated with an athlete during the presidential campaign who had offered to introduce President Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate the building of a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Ivanka Trump told Cohen he should speak with the former Olympic weightlifter, Dmitry Klokov, in November 2015 and Cohen then had at least one conversation with him, according to sources that spoke with BuzzFeed.

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Ivanka Trump reportedly connected Trump 's embattled lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to a Russian weightlifter in 2015 who said he could Dmitry Klokov reportedly offered to set up the meeting to help facilitate the construction of the 100-story Trump World Tower Moscow , according to the report .

The bodybuilder reportedly told Cohen in an email that he could set up a meeting between President Trump and Putin to facilitate building the Moscow Trump Tower, but Cohen later refused and said the Trump Organization already had an agreement and that he would stop communicating with Klokov.

The emails showed that Klokov lashed out at Cohen and questioned his authority to make decisions for the Trump Organization. Ivanka Trump was also frustrated at Cohen's refusal to communicate with Klokov, according to BuzzFeed.

Cohen had separately negotiated an agreement with Felix Sater, an associate of the president, for a Russian developer to build the tower, BuzzFeed reported.

BuzzFeed noted that there is no evidence Ivanka Trump's contact with the athlete was illegal or concerned the 2016 election. There's also no evidence that the weightlifter would have been able to introduce the two men, the outlet added.

Special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional investigators have reviewed the emails and interrogated witnesses about the communication, according to sources that spoke with BuzzFeed.

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The Post confirmed that longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen “acted as a lead negotiator” on the potential Moscow project; the Times reported that Sater bragged about his connections to Russian president Vladimir Putin in a 2015 email exchange

Klokov, meanwhile, denied communicating with Cohen to BuzzFeed and stopped responding to the publication's messages after being told he had sent at least two emails to the president's lawyer.

Cohen signals openness to cooperating with federal investigators .
President Donald Trump's personal attorney has indicated to family and friends he is willing to cooperate with federal investigators to alleviate pressure, according to a source familiar with the matter. Cohen has expressed anger with the treatment he has gotten from the President, who has minimized his relationship with Cohen, and comments from the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the source said. The treatment has left him feeling isolated and more open to cooperating, the source said. Asked by reporters Friday if he was worried about Cohen cooperating, Trump said, "I did nothing wrong, nothing wrong.

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