Dems Request Docs On Michael Cohen’s $1 Million Deal With A Russian Oligarch’s American Cousin

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY, 9 (RUSSIA OUT) Russian businessman and billionaire Viktor Vekselberg attends the congress of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) at Ritz Calton Hotel in Moscow, Russia,  February,9, 2018. Vladimir Putin who is expected to be re-elected during the Presidential Elections 2018 planned on March,18. ( Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
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Michael Cohen was revealed to have signed a $1 million consulting agreement with Columbus Nova, a private equity firm belonging to investor Andrew Intrater, a cousin of Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

All three — Columbus Nova, Intrater, and Vekselberg — were asked by the committee to provide documents, as were dozens of others involved in the Trump campaign and administration.

Vekselberg and Cohen had reportedly discussed U.S.-Russia relations in the weeks before Trump was inaugurated.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

-Trump Org CLO Alan Garten

-Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix

-Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg

-American Media Inc.

-Translator for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting Anatoli Samochornov

-Private equity executive and cousin of Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Andrew Intrater

-Brad Parscale, digital media director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, vendor to the Trump Inaugural Committee

-Brittany Kaiser, director at Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election

-Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political consulting firm

-Carter Page, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser

-Venture capitalist, Deripaska-linked Christopher Bancroft Burnham

-Columbus Nova, Intrater’s company that signed a $1 million contract with Michael Cohen


-Donald Trump Jr., presidential son and Trump Org executive

-Eric Trump, son of the president and Trump Org executive

-Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince


-Trump Moscow Tower planner, Trump SoHo associate Felix Sater

-Flynn Intel Group

-Frontier Services Group, Erik Prince’s company

-General Services Administration

-Viktor Vekselberg, Russian oligarch and ally of Vladimir Putin who signed a lucrative consulting contract with Cohen

-George Nader, Middle Eastern fixer with links to the United Arab Emirates who is cooperating with the special counsel probe

-George Papadopoulos, former Trump 2016 adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI

-Hope Hicks, former Trump campaign press secretary and White House communications adviser

-Trump Org

-Irakly Kaveladze, Russian-American real estate developer who attended June 2016 Trump Tower meeting 

-J.D. Gordon, Trump 2016 national security adviser 

-Trump campaign

-Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser

-Tony Fabrizio, Republican pollster and strategist questioned by Mueller about polling data Manafort shared with pro-Kremlin individuals during the 2016 campaign

-Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni

-Jeff Sessions, former attorney general

-Cambridge Analytica CEO Julian David Wheatland

-Kushner companies

-Matt Tait, cybersecurity expert contacted by Peter Smith to obtain Clinton emails

-Michael Cohen,  former personal attorney and fixer for President Trump

-Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser and U.S. national security adviser

-Michael Flynn Jr., Flynn’s son and an aide on the 2016 campaign

-The White House

-Paul Erickson, Republican strategist who helped connect ex-girlfriend and admitted Russian agent Maria Butina to NRA and GOP bigwigs

-Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman awaiting sentencing for tax and bank fraud

-Reince Priebus, former RNC chairman and White House chief of staff

-Roger Stone, GOP “dirty trickster” indicted for lying about his efforts to obtain Clinton’s emails from WikiLeaks and for interfering with witnesses

-Rhona Graff, Trump’s longtime personal assistant at the Trump Organization

-Sean Spicer, ex-White House Press Secretary and Trump administration communications director

-Rob Goldstone, British music publicist who helped broker the Trump Tower summit between Kremlin-linked Russian attorney and Trump campaign officials 

-Rinat Akhmetshin, Russian-American lobbyist who attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting 

-Rick Gates, former Manafort deputy, ex-Trump campaign and transition adviser, now a cooperating witness in the special counsel probe 

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