Dems Request Docs On Attempts To Secure Trump Tower Moscow Deal During 2016 Campaign

Felix Sater receiving the "Man of the Year" award at his local Chabad chapter in Port Washington
March 4, 2019 6:24 p.m.

While trying to develop a Trump Tower in the Russian capital, Trump may have stumbled into a historically large conflict of interest. Emails show that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was working through the first half of 2016 with ex felon and government cooperator Felix Sater to secure a deal, with the two of them nearly attending a June 2016 conference in St. Petersburg after speaking with Putin’s spokesman about the deal.

Investigators also appear to be casting a wide net with this request, focusing on numerous Trump Org officials as well people who worked on the Trump campaign.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

-Trump Org CLO Alan Garten

-Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg

-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

-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


-Trump Moscow Tower planner, Trump SoHo associate Felix Sater

-Flynn Intel Group

-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

-Trump Transition

-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 

-Trump Foundation

-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

-Kushner companies

-Steve Bannon, former Trump 2016 CEO and White House chief strategist. Ex-vice-president of the board of Cambridge Analytica

-Trump Org COO Matthew Calamari

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

-Stefan Passantino, former deputy White House counsel for compliance and ethics 

-Sheri Dillon, personal attorney to 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

-Sam Nunberg,  Trump 2016 campaign adviser 

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

-Ronald C. Lieberman, executive vice president for management and development at the Trump Organization

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

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

-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 

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

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

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