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A Crooked Pol Resurfaces as Key Player in Michael Cohen ‘Peace Plan’ Deal

Former US Rep.Curt Weldon ,R-PA, participates in The American University in Moscow 27th Annual World Russian Forum on May 19, 2008 in the Hart Senate office building in Washington, DC. The main purpose of the Forum ... Former US Rep.Curt Weldon ,R-PA, participates in The American University in Moscow 27th Annual World Russian Forum on May 19, 2008 in the Hart Senate office building in Washington, DC. The main purpose of the Forum is to discuss and generate new ideas for the development and broad expansion of U.S.-Russia cooperation in global security, business and commerce, science and education, and other key areas. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 8, 2018 3:48 pm

The “peace plan” Michael Cohen, Felix Sater and a pro-Russian Ukrainian parliamentarian Andrii Artemenko met to discuss at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan in January 2017 has always been part of a much larger story. That’s been clear since The New York Times first broke the news of the meeting the following month. But the other pieces of the puzzle have been long in coming. We’ve gotten a few key ones in recent weeks. But a big one emerged yesterday. So I want to take a moment to explain how the different pieces fit together.

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