According to the report, Donald Trump signed an Letter of Intent for the Trump Tower Moscow project during the time Trump was running for president.
The letter was drafted by his attorney Michael Cohen, at the request of business associate Felix Sater, who himself has longstanding ties to the Russian mob.
Trump signed a letter of intent to build Trump Tower in Moscow four months into his presidential campaign.
It’s now very difficult for Trump to claim Cohen and Sater were working on their own, especially since Cohen is the one who threw him under the bus. ABC News reports:
Four months into his campaign for president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to pursue a Trump Tower–style building development in Moscow, according to a statement from the Trump Organization’s then–chief counsel, Michael Cohen.
The involvement of then-candidate Trump in a proposed Russian skyscraper deal contradicts repeated statements Trump made during the campaign, including telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that his business had “no relationship to Russia whatsoever.”The most important implication of the story may be that Robert Mueller has Felix Sater as a cooperating witness, and therefore may have all he needs on Michael Cohen, which means Trump is in a very bad spot if Cohen starts talking.