The Trump Moscow Deal - BUZZFEED

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The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Trump Moscow Deal During The Campaign On the day of the third Republican presidential debate, Trump personally signed the letter of intent. Posted on May 17, 2018, at 10:18 a.m. Anthony Cormier, Jason Leopold BuzzFeed News Reporters All through the hot summer campaign of 2016, as Donald Trump and his aides dismissed talk of unseemly ties to Moscow, two of his key business partners were working furiously on a secret track: negotiations to build what would have been the tallest building in Europe and an icon of the Trump empire — the Trump World Tower Moscow. Talks to construct the 100-story building continued even as the presidential candidate alternately bragged about his relationship with Vladimir Putin and rejected suggestions of Russian influence, and as Russian agents worked to sway US public opinion on Trump’s behalf. While fragments of the Trump Moscow venture have trickled out — most recently in a report last night by Yahoo News] — this is the definitive story of the Moscow tower, told from a trove of emails, text messages, congressional testimony, architectural renderings, and other documents obtained exclusively by BuzzFeed News, as well as interviews with key players and investigators. The documents reveal a detailed and plausible plan, well-connected Russian counterparts, and an effort that extended from spearfishing with a Russian developer on a private island to plan for a mid-campaign trip to Moscow for the presidential candidate himself.