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The Big Bread Crumb in the Cohen Memo

HELSINKI, FINLAND - JULY 16, 2018: US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Presidential Palace. Mikhail Metzel/TASS (Photo by Mikhail MetzelTASS via Getty Images)
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December 8, 2018 12:32 p.m.

I want to focus your attention on a very important detail in yesterday’s Special Counsel’s Office sentencing memo for Michael Cohen. I noted this yesterday. But I want to zero in on some critical context. The memorandum states that “If the [Moscow building] project was completed, the [Trump Organization] could have received hundreds of millions of dollars from Russian sources in licensing fees and other revenues.”

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