As you are well aware at this point, Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen and Felix Sater were both working on a plan to build Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election, proving Trump was in fact in business dealings with Putin while running for president. If Trump had any amount of deniability left, ABC News blew that out the window with their report.
ABC reports that Trump signed a letter of intent to build Trump Tower in Moscow four months into his presidential campaign. This means he was the one who was orchestrating the entire thing, or that very least he knew about it.. He can no longer claim Cohen and Sater were working on their own, especially since Cohen is the one who threw him under the bus. ABC News reports:
Four months into his campaign for president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to pursue a Trump Tower–style building development in Moscow, according to a statement from the Trump Organization’s then–chief counsel, Michael Cohen.
The involvement of then-candidate Trump in a proposed Russian skyscraper deal contradicts repeated statements Trump made during the campaign, including telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that his business had “no relationship to Russia whatsoever.”
Cohen is now cooperating with investigators and he is handing over key details. Cohen is confirming that there were at least three separate conversations about this plan for Trump Tower. Cohen is Trump’s longtime attorney, but clearly attorney-client privilege didn’t help Trump with this one. Now, Cohen has his own attorney and it’s clear he’s trying to protect himself.
The New York Times is reporting that Cohen reached out to Putin through his spokesman to make this deal happen. As the key communicator, we can only image what other details and proof he has on Trump.