Buzzfeed News has uncovered secret documents that prove communications between the US President and Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the 2016 presidential elections.
Buzzfeed, which laid off hundreds of reporters last month, claims to have uncovered a secret cache of documents that reveal negotiations were underway to build a luxury Trump Tower in Moscow.
via Buzzfeed News --
BuzzFeed News is today publishing a cache of internal Trump Organization documents that lay bare the secret negotiations that continued long after Cohen claimed the deal had been abandoned. The documents, many of which have been exclusively obtained by BuzzFeed News, reveal that — despite Trump’s claim that the development was never more than a passing notion — the effort to get the tower built was long-running, detail-oriented and directly entwined with the ups and downs of his campaign.
President Trump has vigorously denied any dealings with Putin or Moscow to build a tower. But Buzzfeed claims the documents show Trump's former consigliere Michael Cohen and his associate Felix Sater worked with Trump organization lawyers - and even Ivanka Trump - to secure plans with Moscow to build a 100-story Trump Tower just miles from the Kremlin.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is allegedly interested in the alleged deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Buzzfeed claims the documents also show Cohen and Sater persuaded Putin to openly declare his support for Trump's candidacy in 2016.
"If he says it, we own this election," Sater allegedly wrote to Cohen in 2016.
Cohen is scheduled to testify before Congress in a closed door meeting this week.
President Trump will deliver his State of the Union Address to the nation tonight.
Buzzfeed was forced to lay off hundreds of reporters last month, after funds provided by former President Obama's Propaganda Act dried up.
On Dec. 8, 2016, Obama quietly signed the "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" into law.
The act provided millions of dollars to left wing publications and blogs to fund anti-Trump propaganda articles.
Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post were forced to lay off 400 hundred staffers after Obama's Propaganda Act expired in December 2018.
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