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Putin Spokesman Shares 2016 Emails From Michael Cohen

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It’s still unclear whether President Trump and President Vladimir Putin will meet at the G-20 this weekend (the prospects for a meeting have been repeatedly confirmed and denied by both sides), but there’s little doubt that, back in Washington, the talk of the town will focus on whether Michael Cohen’s guilty plea represents an important turning point in the Russia collusion investigation (as the Washington Post suggested in a Page 1 story published in Friday’s paper).

But as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed yesterday in an interview with the New York Times (and as the president himself told a group of reporters before departing for Argentina), the Cohen story is really just more of the same.

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And as if the media needed more evidence that the Trump Tower Moscow controversy has already been litigated in the public eye,  Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday offered a quick reminder when he showed two of Cohen’s emails to a group of reporters, confirming a 15-month old report that Cohen had reached out to him to ask for help with facilitating the project (none was offered, and the project was eventually abandoned), the Daily Mail reported.

As a reminder, here’s what Peskov and Cohen said about Cohen’s ‘contact’ with the Kremlin at the time (per CNN). Cohen has since admitted to lying about the talks ending in January 2016, and has instead claimed that they continued – with the president’s involvement at times – until the summer of 2017.

“This email said that a certain Russian company together with certain individuals is pursuing the goal of building a skyscraper in the ‘Moscow City’ district, but things aren’t going well and they asked for help with some advice on moving this project forward,” Peskov said. “But, since, I repeat again, we do not react to such business topics — this is not our work — we left it unanswered.”
He added: “We cannot discuss with President Putin hundreds and thousands of different requests, which, by the way, come from a variety of countries.”

Cohen revealed Monday that he had made the overture to Moscow at a point well into Trump’s presidential campaign.

“The Trump Moscow proposal was simply one of many development opportunities that the Trump Organization considered and ultimately rejected,” Cohen said in a written statement.

“In late January 2016, I abandoned the Moscow proposal because I lost confidence that the prospective licensee would be able to obtain the real estate, financing and government approvals necessary to bring the proposal to fruition,” he added. “It was a building proposal that did not succeed and nothing more.”

Sound familiar?

via zerohedge

8 COMMENTS

    • Yes, you can bet the farm that if there was any thing that the Demon-Crap party could use to destroy President Trump, it would have been leaked months ago and he would be out of office. The Demon-Craps are dirty and corrupt, so they think everyone is dirty and corrupt. They can’t get anywhere dealing honestly, they have to lie, cheat and steal to get what they want. So they figure that that’s how everyone behaves. They truly are the scum of the earth.

  1. Mueller is hunting for anything and I mean anything to take Trump down. It is obvious that he has nothing of any importance or he would not be crawling around trying to find something even if it is small and in the mean time he is destroying lives of anyone who ever had contact with Trump. This is indeed a witch hunt and not an investigation. When is he going to go after Hillary, Obama, Comey and all the rest? The true collusion is on the democrat side and the proof is there.

  2. This investigation headed by Mueller can’t be legal. Not in the America I was raised in. He needs to be fired but short of that declassification of all of his records should take place immediately and Mueller should never work in government operations of any kind ever again.

    • That is the best idea I have heard in some time. In future, any investigation must be required to stay on the focus, reason, for said investigation and there should be a cap on the cost. I am sick and tired of paying for fishing trips from partisans at OUR expense! Wanna find hundreds of felons? Search congressional offices!

  3. Let’s say there was a trump tower being discussed with a Russian construction concern and talks about details such a permits and kickbacks, I do do not care, if Hillary and democrats can get way with crap then Trump can do what he wants without me criticizing wim.

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