“A top executive from Donald Trump’s real estate company emailed Russian President 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 on Monday,” the Washington Post is reporting.
“The request came in a mid-January 2016 email from Michael Cohen, one of Trump’s closest business advisers, who asked longtime Putin lieutenant Dmitry Peskov for assistance in reviving a deal that Cohen suggested was languishing.
“’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 to Peskov, according to a person familiar with the email. ‘Without getting into lengthy specifics, the communication between our two sides has stalled.
“’As this project is too important, I am hereby requesting your assistance. I respectfully request someone, preferably you, contact me so that I might discuss the specifics as well as arranging meetings with the appropriate individuals. I thank you in advance for your assistance and look forward to hearing from you soon,’ Cohen wrote.”
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