A business associate of President Donald Trump‘s with ties to Russia has been caught saying in emails that he planned to enlist Vladimir Putin to “get Donald elected” by way of a real estate deal.
In an explosive new report by The New York Times, emails exchanges between Trump associate Felix Sater and lawyer Michael Cohen were published which show Sater planning to pull strings with Putin to help put Trump in office.
“I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” Sater wrote. He added, “Buddy our boy can become President of the USA and we can engineer it.”
Sater, according to the report, claimed to be able to get Putin on board via a Trump real estate deal. He proposed the building of a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Cohen gave a statement to the Times downplaying Sater’s comments.
“He has sometimes used colorful language and has been prone to ‘salesmanship,’”Cohen said of Sater. “I ultimately determined that the proposal was not feasible and never agreed to make a trip to Russia.”
Interestingly, in a recent interview with New York Magazine, Sater made the following comment: (via Will Sommer):
“In about the next 30 to 35 days, I will be the most colorful character you have ever talked about,’ Sater said. Unfortunately, I can’t talk about it now, before it happens. And believe me, it ain’t anything as small as whether or not they’re gonna call me to the Senate committee.”
The article was published 25 days ago.
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