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The Government’s Side Of The Story: Felix Sater Helped Track Mob, Bin Laden, Russians

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09: Felix Sater, former business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for testimony before the House Select Intelligence Committee July 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sater was the chie... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09: Felix Sater, former business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for testimony before the House Select Intelligence Committee July 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sater was the chief negotiator in the unsuccessful effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 23, 2019 5:16 p.m.

Felix Sater, a former advisor to Donald Trump from the president’s real-estate days, is perhaps best know for being the driving force, alongside Michael Cohen, behind the one-time plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. He also once stabbed a man with the stem of a broken martini glass.

But in addition to that already-colorful resume, Sater has long said he worked with the U.S. government on covert missions across the globe, including “hunting bin Laden.”

A letter unsealed Friday confirmed that this is, in fact, true.

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