Listen: Donald J Trump, Moscow, Caucus Group discussed on Mueller Report Audio
"Welcome to the Mullahs report audio section four a subsection one trump tower Moscow project the trump organization has pursued and completed projects outside the United States as part of it's real estate portfolio. Some projects have involved the acquisition and ownership through subsidiary corporate structures of property in other cases. The trump organization has executed licensing deals with real estate developers and management companies often local go to the country where the project was located between at least twenty thirteen and twenty sixteen the trump organization explored a similar licensing deal in Russia involving the construction of a trump branded property in Moscow. The project commonly referred to as a trump tower Moscow or trump Moscow project project anticipated a combination of Commercial Hotel and residential properties all within the same building between twenty thirteen June twenty sixteen several employees of the trump organization including then president of the organization Donald J trump pursued a Moscow deal deal with several Russian counterparties from the fall of two thousand fifteen until the middle of Twenty Sixteen Michael Cohen spearheaded the trump organizations pursuit of trump tower Moscow project including by reporting on the project status to candidate trump and other executives in the trump organization Ryan a trump tower Moscow venture with the Caucus Group twenty thirteen to twenty fourteen the trump organization and the caucus group a Russian real estate conglomerate owned and controlled by Aris Agalarov began discussing Russia based real estate project shortly after the conclusion of the twenty thirteen Miss Universe pageant and Moscow Donald J trump junior served as the primary negotiator on behalf of the trump organization and then Agalarov son of Ariza Gala Rav and Irakli Ike cavalcades represented the caucus group during negotiations with the original assistance of Robert Goldstone in December twenty thirteen catalogs and trump junior negotiated and signed preliminary terms of an agreement for the trump tower Moscow project on December twenty third twenty thirteen after discussions with Donald J trump the trump organization agreed to accept an arrangement whereby the organization received a flat three and a half percent commission on all sales with no licensing fees or incentives the party's negotiated a letter of intent during January in February two thousand fourteen."