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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"He was attempting to build trump tower moscow. Here's benjamin witness who as always is is quoting or paraphrasing the report itself between at least two thousand thirteen and two thousand sixteen the trump organization explored florida 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 anticipated a combination of commercial hotel and residential properties all within the same building between two two thousand thirteen and two thousand sixteen several employees of the trump organization including then president of the organization donald j trump trump pursued a moscow deal with several russian counterparts from the fall of two thousand fifteen until the middle of two thousand sixteen michael cohen in spearheaded the trump organizations pursuit of trump tower moscow project including by reporting on the project status to candidate the trump and other executives in the trump organization. There were two main efforts at building trump tower moscow. The first involves the so-called crocus group in order to build in moscow trump needed a local partner. The crocus group is a real estate development company controlled controlled by a russian oligarch named aris agalarov trump and agalarov know each other because they put on the miss universe pageant in moscow together in two thousand thirteen at the end of that twenty thirteen pageant. The pair begins discussing a possible trump tower deal. Jason leopold anthony cornea cormet of buzzfeed news broke some of the earliest reporting on the trump tower moscow projects. Here's leopold so anthony. I i had started to here in two thousand seventeen that the trump tower moscow project which we didn't know about the time and and frankly the thing..

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Fresh update on "trump tower moscow" discussed on Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter

01:54 min | 42 min ago

Fresh update on "trump tower moscow" discussed on Derek Hunter

"Show. I am Derek Hunter. Welcome to it Big here. It pooed in the news every time it'll be proposed all day, But the Senate did release a report on what they've discovered so far. An interim report as they call it about 100 pregnant involves Paying people who were allegedly involved in human trafficking. The sex trade if you will. It also involves Hunter Biden getting $3.5 million wire transfer from A Russian woman. The former white or the wife of the former mayor of Moscow. I don't know if you know how Moscow works. But the former mayor of Moscow isn't sitting on a bunch of money enough money that they could just willy nilly throw hunter Biden 3.5 million bucks and it be no big deal. You don't get rich in Russian politics unless you are involved with Putin. He controls. Basically all the money is like you don't really get get rich in business in Russia, if you're Russian billionaire, But you've got Tio. You gotta pay the don think of it as you. Ah. You're opening a business, a cement business in a town run by the Mafia. That's kind of what what Russia is, like, so that Hunter Biden got three million bucks wire transfer from somebody named Elena attorney. Should be news. But it's not news. It's weird. We have. We are regale DH on a weekly basis monologues by the likes of Rachel Maddow and other distinguished leftists. About how a meeting in 2012 about the possibility of opening up a trump tower. Moscow Is proof. That the entire trump family to this day. Is bought and paid for by Vladimir Putin. They they had a meeting about it. Why wouldn't you view? You said, Hey, I wantto proposed the Trump Tower. Toledo. And there were enough people think. Well, maybe it's a market. We should be in. Well, at least take the meeting they would take the meeting because their business But you're probably not going to build Trump Tower Toledo. Nobody's going to build Trump Tower Toledo because it's Toledo. That would be portrayed as Donald Trump on the entire Trump organization is in the pocket of Big Toledo or whatever it is they do in Toledo. Ohio's armpit. But that's the way it's portrayed. My God, he's obviously a Russian puppet because Donald Trump desperately wants to do. Trump Tower Moscow. I'm pretty sure if Donald Trump desperately wanted to do Trump Tower Moscow He could've done Trump Tower Moscow There would have been funding there. They could have raised the money if there was a profit in it, but they're likely isn't profit in it because there's rich and there's poor in Moscow. And if you're not in Vladimir Putin's pocket your You're poor. In Moscow. So How is it that 3.5 million bucks Hunter Biden. Isn't news at all. Politicos is the report just dredges up old claims. You gotta love the leftist media. They're they're dismissing it as old claims. The headline on the Politico. GOP Senators, anti Biden report repackages old claims like Wow, Cousin Auntie There was an anti Biden hearing was an anti Biden report commissioned by the United States Senate. The former vice president's son is making a lot of money in hostel from hostile governments. Government's hostile to the United States. We should know whether or not he was trading on his father's name and the access that comes with it. But Democrats in the media have no interest in that they poo poo. New information is as repackaging old claims what they don't ever do is explore the old claims. The old claims matter. The old claims they're kind of relevant. The old claims they're accurate. We should find out if they're accurate if they're true, and if they're illegal Hunter Biden earlier this year just believe three months ago. Was hit with a $450,000 tax lien. That's not chump change. Not like unless your name is Jeff Bezos. You're unlikely to find that money in the couch cushions. Digging around. Yet under Biden paid that off within three days, three days. Meanwhile, Just that the end of last year Hunter Biden in the beginning of this year when he was denying paternity of his stripper girlfriend's baby. Stripper ex girlfriend I should say to be politically correct an accurate ex girlfriend because he met a woman and married her after knowing her a week after leaving his 200 Biden is a mess. He's married. He's kicked out of the military because he tests positive for cocaine. Such things is finding a crack pipe in his rental car in Arizona. After that. Had occurred. I've been married for a long time and then his brother Bo died. Sad, dramatic. Many leaves his wife for Bo's wife. Which is weird. Weird to say the least, leaves his wife for Bo's life but wife But while he's Left. His wife for Bo's wife and dating is Former sister in law, I guess if she's a widow, she's still his sister in law, always dating his sister in law. He Starts fooling around with at least one stripper. Gets her pregnant. Denies that he got her pregnant. Denies he was fooling around. Then the paternity test came along and removed all doubt of his denial, giving another peek into his character. At which point Both are Hunter Leaves BOS widow And takes up with a new woman. Who he marries a week later. So that's what we're dealing with. She's now pregnant or having given birth. The whole time. Hunter was denying that he was the father of his baby. Then it turns out that they couldn't deny it anymore. Once there was irrefutable DNA proof, and then he shifted his skier towards I can't pay child support. I'm broke. I don't have any money. I don't have any jobs. He was still raking in a lot of money from places like And God knows who else gotten a billion and a half dollars to invest in a hedge fund, even though he had no experience out of the Chinese Communist government while his dad was vice president. What happened to that money? We don't know. He gets a taste of that money anytime it's moved around, so you'd think he'd be okay. Yet when a tax lien comes up for almost half a million bucks, he's able to pay it off in a matter of days. We don't know where that money came from, was at another secret wire transfer from one of his admirers from overseas. We don't know. What's more curious than the curious case of Hunter Biden's finances is the complete and total lack of interest in Hunter Biden's finances, and the curious case is surrounding them. By the so called arbiters of truth in our media, they don't care. They're not curious. They don't ask questions. They're not digging into it. You know where Hunter Biden lives? They could Pester him for comment. They know where Joe Biden is hiding. They could pester him about it. They don't ask. One question is occasionally ask. That's vaguely about his son and Joe Biden goes, I can't believe Donald Trump is attacking my child. My child in his voice cracks like an Oscar winning actress, giving the performance of their life. And then the topic is quickly dropped..

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Rep. Quigley Questions Muller At Congressional Hearings

Steve Dahl

08:08 min | 1 year ago

Rep. Quigley Questions Muller At Congressional Hearings

"Quickly was a big part of the second more hearing on the house intelligence committee was originally scheduled join us in just a few minutes about five twenty but he's going to be busy so graciously called a little bit earlier health minister answer a couple of questions thank you for your time this afternoon how are you Sir one one more time here beat that I think we know so the music was just a bit loud the blackout connection open tomorrow so it begins the best part of the summer training camp and Blackhawks convention now that we have the a molar here in the long awaited the much anticipated Muller hearing behind us your thoughts on if it made any impact at all if you think it will change one vote in this very divided country one opinion and just if Mr Maulers fitness in general I just want to get your take on it I don't know that much changes as you describe it a polarized country it's something they can to a political debate where most people I'll go to a political debate have already made up their mind it just reinforces where they are I think it was Woodrow Wilson said almost all actions are site decided by four five percent in the middle even only three percent had read the report I think it informed a lot more looking maybe add value there and as for Mr Miller I I got the impression that he was tired a denture a lot he's I think he's a seventy five now it but it's never easy doing this the L. seven hours and at least half of it people are yelling now letting you answer questions and not being protected particularly respectful so I don't know any of us in the his position yesterday congressman clearly regard so what you just said about does it's a tough tough room to play is that why you started your opening comments to Mister Muller by saying this too shall pass there was a as quick as I could settle message of sympathy or empathy for what he was going through you mentioned that you say that I consider myself to be a modern I consider myself to be an independent I don't carry water for either of the parties that being said don't you worry that the Democrats including yourself for calling for impeachment inquiry is at the very least are over playing your hands similarly to all the Republicans did during the Clinton area and even if you impeach the president he will not be convicted in the Senate animal break bad for the Democrats possibilities next November look I'm I'm understanding of that I think what frustrated me was impeachment inquiry does many things one of the most important is it gives you a much greater argument in court when you're attempting to get the president to turn over records and to respond to subpoenas have people come and testify so for me what was the what moves the needle work the president yes totally shiny bite down who might come testify and not answer any other questions or are responding to subpoenas so this is a tactical way of speeding the process affect I think somebody part of the fact yes Sir the molar kinda concluded his report because he realized to go through litigation to get to people in to be interviewed was going to run the clock town is worried that this if this was deep in the next year they'll be coming in for a political firestorm more than that even is because the election I think that's accurate in what he said I also think it's a problem what it what it tells future executives Democrat or Republican is J. you just walk at every turn and time all right out the second part of that day I raised in my questions was he got a pressure whether some of the strong Democrat or strong Republican or an independent the question the other question I raised was what happened the president serves beyond the statute of limitations so a president can make obstruction of justice to get elected or shortly thereafter they serve a second term that's eight years the statute of limitations on that crime and many federal crimes would have won out so the logic behind the wheel that you can't indict a seeded president is that the process should be impeachment that's a better course and it's unconstitutional to indict the modern office I don't think the founding fathers envisioned a system that would allow anyone to be above the law they just sign off the yoke of the king obviously was about the law and I I just I think it's irrational I think it's something you handle with the greatest care and respect but yet now if you take it to its extreme surprise it could commit an extraordinarily serious crime and never be held accountable do you get the sense we're talking here congressman Mike quickly from the fifth congressional district here in Chicago is on the intelligence committee Sonya stayed in the more hearing the in the Nixon here when the tapes came out and Republicans heard the tapes that's a very cold water went to the White House is I guess what you've got to go Donald Trump maybe a lot of different things to a lot of different people and he certainly is not very he's quite sloppy in his verbiage that being said you really get the sense that there's more to what we've already learned regarding the people that ran his campaign and and hostile foreign entities is there any there there or is this just over I think what you read was a lot of air right I mean matter fort for financial gain needing with the Russians those tied to a G. R. U. their intelligence service personally profit in a peace plan which will allow Russia to keep its land grab in Ukraine and Crimea that's pretty troubling the trump tower Moscow deal is extraordinarily troubling because they knew that they would need approval from the the highest sources the highest powers in Russia to do it never gonna profit greatly yeah there's a lot of their their now is there more yeah I'm on the scene I've been on the committee since the first day of rest and there's a lot of troubling issues here this is a very damning report and and finally as important as what's in the report and a director mall or references this began as a counterintelligence investigation was the president United States compromised it it began by an FBI investigation of people questioning what the Russians would do and who was listening to that where is that investigation apparently director mall or send it all over to the FBI or it's in the Southern District of New York or other collection of those are extraordinary question this is important stuff I know people and I think it absolutely everything is partisan but they are this present and acted inappropriately and there's still work to do we'll have to leave it there is a no you have to go but thanks for coming on this radio station I you're always welcome on the show to give your opinion and the inside and did molar testified behind closed doors after the second session yesterday I'm not quite sure about that no he didn't I think he wisely got that act out of there as he could and I'm not sure anyone could going thanks for your time and good luck with the Blackhawks this year thank you take care of things here that is constantly quickly a member of the house intelligence committee your

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"I want to talk specifically about one of those instances. That's it's in your report specifically. Let's turn to the trump tower Moscow project which you described in your report is quote as a quote highly lucrative deal the trump organization. Is that right I would have to look at the the quote Oh from sure it's on volume two page. One thirty five is described as highly lucrative okay. I have a habit. Thank you Sir Yeah No problem your office prosecuted Michael Cohen and Michael Cohen was Donald Trump's lawyer for lying to this committee about several aspects of the trump organizations pursuit sued of the trump tower Moscow deal is that right that's wrecked according to Your Report Cohen lied to quote minimize links between the project and trump on quote and quote stick to the Party line unquote in order not to contradict trump's public message that no connection existed between trump and Russia. Is that right. That's an yes that's correct now. When you're talking talking about the Party line here the Party line in this case if I can interject what they said the outset was in the report and consequently? I do believe it to be true thank you the Party line. In this case was at the deal ended in January..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"The Galera were involved in the Trump Tower Moscow project. However, it appears that the admiral's are also acutely aware of the Russian government's efforts to help the Donald Trump campaign. So all these dealings with the Galera offs, you can say they're about business. You can say, oh, hey, I did a music video with the years ago. However, it appears that the are operating not independently, but as part of the Russian government's efforts to help the Donald Trump campaign, this next section focuses on who knew what when awareness of the meeting within the campaign on June seventh Goldstone, emailed, Trump junior and said that quote Ayman asked that I schedule a meeting with you and the Russian government attorney who's flying over from Moscow notice, the framing, the Russian government attorney, Don jR applied that Manafort identified as quote the campaign boss, jeered Kushner and Trump junior would likely attend. Goldstone was. Prized to learn the Don jR Manafort and Kushner would attend. Kava lauds redacted, puzzled by the list of ten dis in that he checked with one of Ayman admirals assistance. I'm going to just skip this name who said that the purpose of the meeting was for vessels sky to convey, quote, negative information on Hillary Clinton. So there's a little bit of confusion. I guess, among I go off in his crew that the Trump campaign is being so bold with this. However Aguirre assistant stated that he did not recall having known or said that which is interesting. I did not realize it Moore's team was able to get such access early on June eighth of twenty sixteen. Kushner emailed, his assistant, asking her to discuss eight three PM meeting the following day with Don jR later that day, Don jR, four did the entirety of his Email correspondence regarding the meeting with Goldstone Manafort in Kushner under the subject line of forward. Russia. Clinton, private and confidential. So, I think what's important here with even just that heading. We have Russia, this idea that Russia as a nation state has something to do with Clinton, and we need to keep this under wraps. What do you keep this under wraps, because you don't want people to know about it would be a problem if this got out, adding a note that quote meeting got moved to four o'clock tomorrow at my offices Kushner, then sent his assistant, a second Email informing her that, quote the meeting with Don jR is four PM. Now, Manafort, responded, CU you, then P Rick gates who was the deputy campaign chairman, stated during interviews with the.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"This is from page, sixty eight in February twenty fourteen of Trump met with Laura and toured the crocus city site during a visit to Moscow for March twenty fourteen through July twenty fourteen the group's discussed design standards and other architectural elements. This is for the proposed Trump Tower Moscow. For example, in July, two thousand fourteen members of the Trump organization sent crocus group counterparties questions about the demographics of these prospective buyers, crooked city area, the development of neighboring parcels and cross crocus city and concepts for redesigning portions of the building in March two thousand fourteen the Trump organization requested specifications for competing Marriott. Branded tower being built in crocus city, beginning in September twenty fourteen the Trump organization stopped responding in a timely fashion of correspondence and proposals from the crocus group communications between the two groups continued through November twenty fourteen with decreasing frequency. What appears to be the last communication is dated November, twenty fourth two thousand fourteen the project appears not to have developed past the planning stage and no construction occurred page sixty nine. Subtext or somebody to be communications with ic- expert investment company and Georgie rats. Kaladze. In the late summer of two thousand fifteen the Trump organization received a new inquiry after pursuing a Trump Tower project in Moscow, in approximately September. Twenty fifteen Felix Seder, New York base real estate adviser contacted Michael Cohen. Then executive vice president of the Trump organization and special counsel to Donald J Trump Seder had previously worked for the Trump organization and advised that a number of domestic, and international projects, cedar at explored, the possibility of a Trump Tower project in Moscow, while working with the Trump organization and therefore new of the organization's general interest in completing a dealer, Seder had also served as an informal agent of the Trump organization in Moscow previously and had accompanied of Trump and Donald Trump junior to Moscow in the mid two thousands, cedar conducted are contacted Cohen on behalf of ic- expert investment company. I see expert, a Russian real estate Development Corporation controlled by. Andry. Vladimirovich. Rozov. Seder. Known Rozov since approximately two thousand seven and in two thousand fourteen had served as an agent on behalf of Rozov during Rosa's purchase of a building in New York City, cedar later, contacted Rozov and proposed that I see expert pursue at Trump Tower Moscow project in which I see expert would license the name and brand from the Trump organization, but construct, the building on its own say worked on the deal with Roosevelt, another employee of icy expert Cohen was the only Trump organization Representative to negotiate directly with ICS expert or its agents in approximately September. Twenty fifteen Cohen obtained approval to negotiate with icy expert from candidate Trump, who was then president of the Trump organization. Cohen provided updates directly to Trump about the project through twenty fifteen and into twenty sixteen assuring him. The project was continuing Cohen, also discussed the Trump Moscow project vodka Trump as to design elements such as possible architects for the project and Donald Trump junior about his experience in Moscow and possible involvement. In the project during the fall of two thousand fifteen page seventy. Also during the fall of twenty fifteen Cohen communicated about the Trump Moscow proposal with Georgi, Ruth's kill a business executive, who previously had been involved in a development deal with the Trump organization in Batumi, Georgia. Cohen stated that he spoke to cuts allowed say, in part because Ritz Vilakazi had pursued business ventures in Moscow, including a licensing deal with the Lara of owned crocus group on September twenty second twenty fifteen Cohen forwarded a preliminary design study for the Trump Moscow project to Ritz Kaladze, ask, adding, I look forward to your reply about this spectacular project in Moscow Ritz. Go odds eighth forwarded Cohen's Email to an associate and wrote if we could organize the median in New York at the highest level of Russian government, and Mr. Trump is project would definitely receive the worldwide attention on September twenty fourteen twenty fifty and risk allies as sent Cohen attached. That he described as a proposed letter to the mayor of Moscow, from Trump organization explaining that we need to send this letter to the mayor of Moscow, second guy in Russia. He is aware of the potential project, and we'll pledge his support in a second Email to Cohen set. The same day Ritz gazette provided a translation of the letter which described the Trump Moscow project as quote, a symbol of stronger economic business and cultural relationships between New York and Moscow and therefore the United States, and the Russian federation on September twenty seven two thousand fifteen Ritz Kaladze, send another Email to Cohen proposing that the Trump organization partner on the Trump Moscow project with global development group LLC, which you described as being controlled by Mikhail push push. She can a Russian architect and Simon Nishad Zeh Cohen told the office that he ultimately declined the proposal and his said continue to work with icy expert. The office present represented by Felix Seder. See that letter of. Tete, and context, Russian government over twenty fifteen to January twenty sixteen sub I- trumps Trump signs of the letter of intent on behalf of the Trump organization between approximately October thirteen twenty fifteen and November second twenty fifteen the Trump organization through its subsidiary, Trump.

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Donald Trump, Trump Tower Moscow And Senate Intelligence Committee discussed on Todd and Don

Todd and Don

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Donald Trump, Trump Tower Moscow And Senate Intelligence Committee discussed on Todd and Don

"Son. Donald Trump junior is under more scrutiny. Fox's Rachel Sutherland live in Washington gave it may not be case closed for Donald Trump junior. After the Republican led Senate intelligence committee issued a subpoena for him to testify about plans to build Trump Tower Moscow, which were eventually scrapped a source close. To Trump junior is calling the development of PR stunt for a so-called cowardly Republican Senator apparently referring to committee chair. Richard Burr committee leaders aren't commenting on the

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

Mueller Report Audio

14:28 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" 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.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

Don't Worry About The Government

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on Don't Worry About The Government

"So just because we're looking at a very narrow quid pro quo theory here does not mean that the fruits of this investigation or being looked at for a different style. While of quid pro quo in a different place at a different time. And that might come down the road here. So keep an eye on those SEM watt type investigations, they'll still be bubbling up. There are a lot of investigative babies from the initial probe here. Outreach from individuals with ties to Russia continued in the spring and the summer of twenty sixteen would Trump was moving towards in eventually becoming the Republican nominee for president. So again, this just shows a temporal component of this. How long and how deep into the campaign. This went without really being seen as a problem by the people in the Trump organization. I think they only star to reassess how they were doing this. When it became somewhat apparent that. There is a chance they might actually win this election. It was an outside chance. But once you secure a major party's nomination, we have a two party system. It's nearly fifty fifty obviously there are some things that advantage one. Kid and disadvantage another kid it, and you can self inflict many disadvantages onto yourself, but you're still in a two person race. So don't Trump had a chance of winning the White House, and that probably led to an organizational reassessment of how they were doing business. Also at this point we start hearing a lot more about don't from tax returns, which is a way of talking about his business dealings, which is something that don't Trump probably should have been concerned about between at least twenty thirteen and twenty sixteen. The Trump organization explored a similar licensing deal in Russia involving the construction of Trump branded property in Moscow the project commonly referred to as the Trump Tower Moscow or the Trump Moscow project intimidated, a combination of commercial, hotel and residential properties. All within the same building all of many of the Trump Tower buildings between twenty thirteen in June. Twenty sixteen several employees at the Trump organization, including the then president of the organization Donald J Trump pursued a Moscow deal with several Russian counterparties. So there had been this relationship that had been formed between the Trump organization, including Donald Trump and the Russian government during this Trump Tower Moscow project from the fall of twenty fifteen until the middle of twenty sixteen Michael Cohen spearhead of the Trump organizations pursuit of Trump Tower Moscow project that Donald Trump definitely knew about including by reporting on the project status to candidate Trump and other executives in the Trump organization. So in this first paragraph right here heading one Trump Tower Moscow project, what we have is Michael Cohen this all looks like stuff source for Michael Cohen here. Michael Cohen explaining that. Don't Trump knew about a Trump Tower Moscow that this was not being dumb..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:21 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Be made from. Your natural hair. Researchers at MIT are currently developing three d printed hair. I wonder what Torah scholars would have to say about that. The one thing it seems they still can't do is to shield anyone from judgment for the world. This is a Lena Simone in New York. Sure. Just one say. Winter. We've got a few updates for you now on some stories. We've been tracking lately on the world last week. We told you about the national portrait gallery and the Tate gallery's in the UK. Both said they were done with money from the Sackler family, the Sackler zone Purdue pharma, which makes Oxycontin and critics say that side of the Sackler family is largely responsible for the opioid crisis. Well on Friday evening, the Guggenheim museum in New York City said it was following the lead of British museums and announced it would also turn down philanthropic gifts from the Sackler family. We also reported recently about a bad sign for the road to peace on the Korean peninsula. The inter-korean liaison office was supposed to be a place for increasing dialogue between north and South Koreans the opposites close to the border between the two countries but last week Pyongyang abruptly recalled their North Korean staff from the office suggesting a backside in negotiations than today. The North Korean staff returned in the morning to the office as usual. It's weird. But at least they're still dialogue and in southern Africa more than a million and a half, people are reeling from cyclone. Isci. We reported on the storm and how it ripped through the region ten days ago, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi all seriously impacted half of the people affected. Our children Mildred Macara is with mercy corps in Zimbabwe. She says the waters have started to recede, but the landscape is almost unrecognisable. They used to be hundreds of houses at it's now day lead. It's such a challenge for people to even explain how it used to be on what it has become. We'll hear more from mercy cores Mildred Mkhori about the situation in Zimbabwe tomorrow here on the world Brexit chaos. The words are practically synonymous here's a top line today. Prime Minister Theresa May's giving up.

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Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:46 min | 1 year ago

Guilty pleas, indictments abound in Trump-Russia probe

"Michael Cohen the truth teller who is now speaking truth to power about President Trump. But you know, a ways back he was Michael Cohen the guy who would take a bullet for President Trump and would go during the dangling pardon phase to ask for one. So he's guys flipped. I mean, Jack, why would he do this? I mean, this is this is not true by any you know, any reasonable. You know, looking at this right at best. I think Patrick said it misleading and really ally it would seem to any normal person. And he also said in in that testimony. You know that he never wanted a job at the White House. Many of us. Analysts know that. That's not true. Why would he lie about some things in there? And that all important meeting went, by the way, he's going to prison for lying to congress. It's nuts. But look Michael Cohen is a Griff tour. Okay. That's who he is. And that's why the two things that I choose to focus on when it comes to Michael Cohen are his two guilty pleas. He pled guilty in federal court to campaign finance violations produced evidence documentary evidence. And in fact, this other district is convinced that Donald Trump was a part of that crime. That's why Trump is effectively an unindicted co-conspirator in that case, he pled guilty to perjury before congress the truth of the matter was that the Trump Tower Moscow discussions were going on between the Trump team and the Russians throughout the two thousand sixteen campaign when Cohen perjured himself. He said that wasn't a fact so those are the things about Michael Cohen that are most salient, and it's interesting to me everyone who's been calling him a lie. Liar and perjurer if that's what you're going to call them, then you ought to own the truth of the matter.

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Rep. Adam Schiff says Cohen meeting was 'enormously productive'

Business Beware

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Rep. Adam Schiff says Cohen meeting was 'enormously productive'

"Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is telling to congress he had a return visit for the house intelligence committee Turnham Adam Schiff, we have requested documents to Mr. Colin. Here's provided additional documents to the committee. There may be additional documents said that he still has to offer and his cooperation without committee continues. So I think the members found it enormously productive session Coon, offering the documents tobacco plants claim that President Trump's letters edited his steepness to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"On Trump Tower Moscow deal on Capitol Hill behind closed doors today NBC's Cassi hunt has the latest from Washington the scope of this intelligence testimony is much broader than what we heard in public yesterday because they can ask a detailed questions about all things related to Russia. Which of course, you did not hear a ton of yesterday about beyond that it was really focused on the Trump organization at Mr. Trump himself. So again, this is what we're kind of keeping an eye on. And I think you should look at this as them trying to build a methodical case that presents in whole the president's conduct while in office, and while he was running during the campaigns house speaker Nancy Pelosi is avoiding speculation about possible impeachment proceedings for President Trump speaking at the capitol today Pelosi said the democratic. Led house is just beginning aggressive oversight of the president and his administration. President Trump thanking US troops after arriving back in American soil during a refueling stop in Alaska today, he called Elmendorf Air Force base. The last frontier in America's first line of defense. He also noted that military families are a true national treasure and officials from the town of Dartmouth mash DARPA will sign an agreement tomorrow. That officials say will strengthen ties between the university and the host community. It's been a seven month process. According to Dartmouth select board chair. Shawn McDonald who tells WBZ S news there have been very few disagreements with university over the years. We've had a really good relationship with..

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Top takeaways from Michael Cohen's testimony

FiveThirtyEight Politics

05:24 min | 1 year ago

Top takeaways from Michael Cohen's testimony

"Today, he answered questions about Trump's communications with Roger stone relating to WikiLeaks about hush money payments to stormy Daniels about possible tax fraud about his own personal credibility and plenty more. So let's break down. What's new what's an actual legal liability for Trump if anything, and of course, the politics of it and here with me to do that our editor and chief Nate silver comes down. It's going well here in spent all day watching television. I guess it is my job. Yeah. Yeah. How was it? I'm one of those people where I like go to a museum like after the first hour, my eyes start to glaze over here. He lose concentration. Well, I think actually part of the problem is I think it got more interesting at the end toward the end because in part because you have all these old fogies who like are not asking show. Questions or grandstanding right toward the end. You had from I think both Republicans and probably more. Democrats more sharp lines of questioning more interesting things to say more differentiation. And so I think people should tune in for the for the second half. All right. We'll get more into that momentarily. But also here with us. Our senior writer Perry. Big junior Perry. How's it going? Hey, good to be with you. Thanks for joining us. And also we have five thirty contributor and legal reporter Amelia Thompson devoe him Melia. How's it going? Alan let's start with you a meal of the person who's helped us track. What kind of legal liability is on the table for Trump? Did we learn anything new regarding any possible criminality in anything that Trump did as either a candidate or as president today? Well, see we did get a clarification on one important thing. Which is the question of what happened with Michael Cohen's testimony previous testimony to congress, and whether the president directed him to lie there had been reporting from BuzzFeed saying that Trump had told him to lie to congress, which is a crime. And then there is a sort of immediate question about whether that reporting was true, and it seems based on Cohen's testimony that it was sort of partially true. Trump didn't come up to him and say, hey, I want you to light a congress. So it's not clear what my role was. In the Trump Tower Moscow deal at at a moment when it wouldn't look good for me, politically, but he sort of told Cohen to do it and not so many words in an indirect way. And the question the center, which that is illegal little bit more up in the air, but it's important to have sort of that clarification, at least based on Cohen's testimony. And then there were a couple of really interesting moments where Cohen got asked questions about the investigations in the southern district of New York. And those are the prosecutors that folks may remember had initially charged Cohen with campaign finance violations and other crimes back in August and cone, which sort of stop, and I can't talk about this because it relates to an ongoing investigation. And he even indicated that he's he's still cooperating with prosecutors in the hope of potentially his cooperation lessening his. Sentence in the futures. So that was really interesting sort of suggested, we know that prosecutors in New York are looking into the Trump organization's role in those payments or potential role and the inaugural committee. And so it was interesting to know the Cohen is still working with them. And of course, raises the question about what he might be telling them. So those are the headlines in terms of legal liability for Trump, which is I think perhaps what the Democrats were most interested in today pair, you've also been following these investigations what stuck out to you either from a legal standpoint or a political standpoint from a legal standpoint Amelia's hit about some things that might be different threads. But nothing jumped out in terms of the with the New York prosecutors investigating or in terms of Muslim militant getting imparted that think at times Cohen hinted. I can't talk about certain things because they're still in legal limbo. I think he was limited in that. In terms of the politics of are. Or the health? Congress handle that I was struck by two things. One is not shocking. But the Republicans members below time attacking Cohen calling Cohen Aligarh, and pointing out how much he had lied didn't really Cohen has some great detail in criticizing the president's behavior and conduct. That wasn't a lot of pushback against that. The Republican members themselves seem to concede a fair amount of it. And then on the democratic side. I did get the sense that they they they didn't really use the time very much. I didn't think to any new details to our overall understanding of the Russian story or Trump overall. I'm not sure that I think Cohen calling his former boss racists. And a conman cheater was interesting, but I'm the Democrats. Nestle told us much new in in the last four or five hours. Once Coen's opening statement was given what's your top line? Takeaway. Can make a non top line point. I yeah. About the BuzzFeed story because

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"There's a reason I use it at home. It does have a lot of time at a lot of money already. So all that the Democrats are basically left with when they when all is said and done is Michael Cohen speculating about how bad Trump is really full on speculation. So he was asked specifically about Trump's families as well. Sure. Maybe the families implicated like why not why why the hell not maybe the families implicated is it possible. The whole family is convict conflicted or compromise with a foreign adversary in the months before the election. Yes. Well that anything is possible. But if you tell what Michael Cohen speculating about who who really cares, by the way, Michael Cohen even undermined the claim that there is a Trump Russia, quid pro quo. Given the fact that he said repeatedly Trump did not expect to win or Trump didn't expect to win. What was he giving the Russians in return for the quid? What is the pro quo? This is serious question. So for example, Cohen says that it was business as usual when he was taught when he was lying about the Trump Moscow tower deal. Here's Collins saying that when it came to the Trump Tower Moscow project. Worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And we never expected to win the election. So this was just business as usual. Okay. Never expected to win the election does not suggest that he was making promises to Vladimir Putin about stuff that he was gonna do once. He was president. Because Trump didn't think he was going to be president, according to the Democrats own favorite witness here. In other words, all of the major claims the Democrats were seeking to make going in here. We're actually undermine not bolstered by Michael Cohen. Now does that mean that he didn't say bunch of embarrassing stuff about the president? No. Of course, he's had a bunch of embarrassing stuff about the president all the accusations of racism, all of the suggestions that President Trump was threatening people on a regular basis all of the various silly things that Trump has said or or nasty things all that's embarrassing. But if you're trying to provide the groundwork for impeachment. This is not the groundwork. For impeachment made cone is now speculating how hard is he trying to prey on the fancies of the Democrats. He just said that if Trump loses the twenty twenty election, I worry there would never be a peaceful transition of power. Really? This is a headline now Michael Cohen speculating about peaceful transition of power, by the way. Do you really think that's the truth? Loses like Mon. But so what he does that all the time. You really think the American military is going to stand there and say, you know, what we're leaving President Trump in there because he won't leave shark week. Like, that's not a thing. But I guess that. If you wanna make a headline out of Michael Cohen, you'll do whatever you can to do. So we'll bring you the latest on Michael Cohen, plus the possibility of war between Pakistan and India, President Trump in Vietnam in just a second first. Let's talk about how you can engage better with this show. There.

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Cohen to accuse Trump over WikiLeaks, Moscow project, hush payments

KYW 24 Hour News

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Cohen to accuse Trump over WikiLeaks, Moscow project, hush payments

"President Trump's former personal lawyer will testify before congress this morning. He's planning to say that Mr. Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks would release emails damaging the Clinton campaign that information allegedly delivered to Trump by Republican operative. Roger stone. Kristen Holmes reports on what's expected to be a dramatic day on Capitol Hill Cohen who worked beside the president for more than a decade is expected to outline the president's role in some of the crimes Cohen pleaded last year. As well as discussed the president's dealings with Russia, including the Trump Tower Moscow project and reimbursements Trump made to Cohen for hush money payments to stormy Daniels in two thousand sixteen. Kona chance to tell his side of the story before reporting to prison in may for three years sentence after pleading guilty to tax crimes campaign finance violations and lying to congress in previous testimony. Former federal prosecutor Laurie Levenson on Cohen's credibility. He says that he does not know that Trump colluded with the Russians he will argue if I really wanted to just make up things against the president. I would say I have that evidence. I'm telling you what I know. But I don't know everything President Trump weighing in from Vietnam e tweeted out this morning, quote, Michael Cohen was one of many lawyers who represented me, unfortunately, he was just disbarred by the state supreme court for lying and fraud. He did bad things on related to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce prison time using crooked lawyer, and quote testimony is scheduled for ten

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Ivanka Trump claims she "barely" knew about Trump Moscow proposal

KNX Morning News with Dick Helton and Vicky Moore

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Ivanka Trump claims she "barely" knew about Trump Moscow proposal

"Daughter senior White House adviser, Ivanka Trump says she's not worried about swats Mike come out of the Russia probe. She was on ABC this morning. Are you concerned about anyone in your life that you love being involved? I'm not I'm really not you mentioned, the, Moscow example. That's a perfect example. There's nothing there yet. It's created weeks leaks months of headlines. So now, I have zero concern referring there to the negotiations over possible Trump Tower Moscow deal during the presidential campaign. She says those talks

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Trump pursued a deal in Russia and hid it from voters

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

02:35 min | 1 year ago

Trump pursued a deal in Russia and hid it from voters

"Now, we know that through the presidential campaign Trump and his business were pursuing a very large real estate deal in Russia, a Trump Tower Moscow deal that would have required the involvement of and the permission of the Russian government. Now, we know that he and his business were pursuing that during the presidential campaign and the president now says it's perfectly fine that he was doing that. After all, he's a real estate guy. He pursues real estate projects all over the world. That's what he does. And as he says, everybody thought he would lose the presidential election. So why should he forgo business opportunities that might otherwise elude him? If he put his business career fully on hold while he was running for president. There was nothing wrong with him pursuing that deal. That's what he says. Now. Whatever you think about that explanation from President Trump that explanation would have held exactly the same amount of water during the campaign. Instead for months, he explicitly lied and said, he wasn't pursuing any deals in Russia. Wasn't illegal for him to pursue a real estate deal in Russia. He has proved himself capable of spinning a story about that. That makes it sound. Okay. Or at least tries to make it sound. Okay. But for months, he lied about it overtly. He tried to keep it secret. Michael Cohen went to congress unanswered questions about the Trump Tower Moscow project knowing the exact truth of that project since he was somebody who was directly involved in it. It's one of the principal people trying to put it together. He nevertheless under oath told congress lies about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and how long it went on again that project wasn't illegal. If there was something wrong with it. There was nothing more wrong with it in June than there was in January. Why did they have to invent a fake cover story for it that included committing felonies and lying under oath and order to keep it secret? What was it about that that you had to tell a fake story? But you know, and it's all of them. I mean when Jared Kushner filled out his security clearance application after the inauguration. Why did he leave off that that he had met with the Kremlin appointed head of a Russian Bank that he had met multiple times of the Russian ambassador that he'd taken that Trump Tower meeting during the campaign with all those Russians all of those individual meetings and communications are things that mR Kushner has an explanation for he and his will paid spokespeople. Have since given all those explanations. You know, they all came up in the normal course of his work on the campaign, and in the transition that was nothing untorn about any of them. Okay. Then why did he keep them? All secret. In Watergate, they said the cover up is worse than the crime in this scandal. The cover up is the big red neon flashing arrow that points where the crime

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Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions

Hugh Hewitt

03:36 min | 1 year ago

Giuliani says Trump pursued Moscow tower throughout '16, raising questions

"Well, it's our understanding that that they went on throughout two thousand sixteen one a lot of them. But there were compensations can't be sure of the exact date, but the president can remember having conversations with him about it throughout twenty six. Remember? Yeah. Probably up to could be up to as far as Tober November are anxious cover until the election. So anytime during that period, they could've talked about it. But the president's recollection of is that the thing had petered out quite a bit. They sent a letter of attention. They didn't even know where to send it they knew so little about it. They finally got straightened out, and then they abandoned the project, and that's about as much as he can remember other because remember twenty fifteen twenty sixteen right? He's running against sixteen people for president United States. And I know that is with them like for five months all his concentration with one or two percent on running for president. So is it fair that this was more of a project? Michael cohen. What did it also involved Donald Trump junior vodka Trump? And that is that. Except except for knowledge of it. It was essentially if Michael's at all tell them the truth now he would have to acknowledge he was the key guy on this project. So he'd be the one I mean if things were normal, right? We weren't worried that he's lying. He'd be the guy you'd go to and say, you know, tell us what happened you ran this. Why do you think he decided then so you're saying he decided on his own to tell congress that talks with Trump Tower Moscow stopped in January of sixteen. We did it in consultation with his lawyers and that same warning. Mullery dieting, he did it in consultation with some of the president's lawyers as well. Now that could be sure also John Dowd J Secolo. Tuykov with the warriors, then and it would be not uncommon joint defense agreement that I don't know much. I don't think just in the preparation. Like, you told about it. It's just a matter of fact about it. He's not worried about it. It's clear that the BuzzFeed story was not true. Stay tuned, America.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Seven thirty five on this Friday. A report indicates president. Trump personally directed. His former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, BuzzFeed new supporter, Jason Leopold says law enforcement officers have briefed his team on the matter. The information that that we've obtained that we've spent months investigating related to that go beyond simply Michael Cohen and. According to BuzzFeed, Mr. Trump told Cohen to claim negotiations ended earlier than they actually did. The report also indicates Mr. Trump plan to personally visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the two thousand sixteen campaign to negotiate the deal back in November Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to congress about the project as part of the special counsels Russia investigation, the president firing back on Twitter today saying that low Cohen is lying to reduce his jail time. CBS news, Washington. Correspondent Paula Reid tells us although Cohen might not be a reliable witness the special counsel may have other proof. This case isn't just about Cohen a notch. What makes this such a bombshell at the suggestion is calling the isn't what these claims rely on? There is a legendary hard evidence that suggests the president directed into lie twenty eight days and counting with no formal talks scheduled hundreds of thousands of government workers scrambling to pay their bills if the shutdown continues CBS news correspondent Kris van cleave. Says the TSA is. It's a growing concern. It is expected to be a busy travel weekend at airports coast to coach were hearing about unusually long lines at the Minneapolis airport this morning, and the TSA is acknowledging there's a certain amount of uncertainty here because it really depends on how many of the TSA screeners at your airport can afford to come to work for yet. Another day without peg Senator Ed Markey was at Logan today and address the impact on TSA workers. It's a very important job all of us depend upon they have a right to be paid. They have a right for their families. Not to be worried at night. They're doing that job right now for us with our being paid a nickel seven thirty seven on this Friday as the patriots said to Kansas City. They might be getting some help from a higher power this weekend. WBZ TV's, Nick Giovanni explains. Some fans are gearing up for Sunday others throw in some prayers for the pats in one case right from the pulpit. Just look at the sign outside of crossroads community church and covered it reads. God has no favorite team. But the pastor does sign the pastor himself, very handsome. He tells us that the new postseason tradition started last year at a Super Bowl fifty two the first sign citing how many times the eagles were mentioned in the bible compared to go as the basis of a score prediction now pass their heads and says they've actually put up a new one each week. And it's actually drawn people to the church we've actually had people attend on Sunday because of a sign I don't think God answers, those Fraz, but.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"And we're back and let's talk about Rudy Giuliani. Oh rude. Boy Juliani the rudest lawyer in town and not he's not even I don't I don't can't we call him a lawyer at this point. He's a guy who is pretending to be a lawyer and his constantly exacerbating problems and not even making points that make any legal sense. And it got really good talks about loss stuff. So they're in right. He's like a WWE character. Who is a lawyer? Right. Right. Right. Right. About loss light. He's like and your comes legal eagle. He's got pace ended amicus brief. Yes. So. Yeah. Wow. Over the weekend. You know, he was doing his the weekend dementia tour of news outlets, and he went on CNN. It was basically talking about you know, he he kept going on and on about here's making those points about how Flynn was set up that take didn't they each? Well, at all, then he said another thing about how Trump and how he's really not rushing has nothing to do with Russia ever. It didn't do anything with Russia. I guess and he said up until November twenty sixteen they could have had a conversation about Trump Tower Moscow meeting the Trump campaign and the Russians and it went nowhere. It was a real estate project. There was a letter of intent to go forward. But no one signed it. Right. A letter of intense. Nothing nobody signed it. Exactly. Cut to Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night, literally holding the receipt up to the camera. Right. And be like Rudy here is the letter of intent signed by Donald Trump. And at this point, we all know Donald Trump signature because it looks like his messed up EKG reading, right. And it was just. Like, it's just there. It's all there. And this isn't anything new because first of all Michael Cohen and Donald junior testified in front of congress and said the letter of intent was signed. They're just saying like, you know, whatever, blah, blah, blah. So again, I don't know if they just don't even know how to lie anymore or whatever. But this isn't a new point. And we've always suspected that. This was going on in knew this was happening. It was just funny that it was just the evidence was just so clear this time we like no this never happened. Cut to I'm holding up the agreement being signed right from what I saw Rudy Giuliani. Then came on and said, of course, Trump signed the letter that what what it's a letter of a ten, of course, he would sign it. Yeah. Truth is not true. Well, what he did was. He actually went further goes he said, it was fine. Because the letter was quote bullshit. He said it didn't because it didn't go anywhere. And he's like that was the end of it, you know. And this is a quote, it means nothing, but an expression of interest that means very little unless it goes to a contract, and it never did..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Age they could be Lawrence. I mean, look, I think that you looted to this earlier that we've been focused the past couple of days understandably about these campaign finance violations that Trump directed, but Robert Muller's indicated that Michael Cohen assisted him on the core of the investigation that brings us back to Russia and to the possible relationship between Trump and Russia during the campaign, and really I think the blockbuster news that came out last week that Donald Trump was working on this Trump Tower Moscow project all the way through the heart of the presidential campaign. He lied about that he lied Michael lied about that testimony before congress Trump himself lied about that publicly that is still in many ways the main event here, and if there's tapes of Trump and Cohen discussing that if those tapes we haven't heard about yet around that that really would be blockbuster information here rod clan. Jilin banks. Thank you both for joining us. Really? Appreciate. And when we come back, our very first contender will join us, a democrat who has started an exploratory committee for a possible presidential campaign now every serious presidential campaign is already underway. The candidates just don't announce it yet. And if you've ever read any history of presidential campaigns. You will know that as the that they are already underway by this point in time. We so we are not jumping the gun here. But we argue begin. Now, the conversation of what it will be like in America to have a different president to have a democratic president. That's next..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Age they could be Lawrence. I mean, look, I think that you looted to this earlier that we've been focused the past couple of days understandably about these campaign finance violations that Trump directed, but Robert Muller's indicated that Michael Cohen assisted him on the core of the investigation that brings us back to Russia and to the possible relationship between Trump and Russia during the campaign, and really I think the blockbuster news that came out last week that Donald Trump was working on this Trump Tower Moscow project all the way through the heart of the presidential campaign. He lied about that he lied Michael lied about that testimony before congress Trump himself lied about that publicly that is still in many ways the main event here, and if there's tapes of Trump and Cohen discussing that if those tapes we haven't heard about yet around that that really would be blockbuster information here rod clan. Jilin banks. Thank you both for joining us. Really? Appreciate. And when we come back, our very first contender will join us, a democrat who has started an exploratory committee for a possible presidential campaign now every serious presidential campaign is already underway. The candidates just don't announce it yet. And if you've ever read any history of presidential campaigns. You will know that as the that they are already underway by this point in time. We so we are not jumping the gun here. But we argue begin. Now, the conversation of what it will be like in America to have a different president to have a democratic president. That's next..

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Manafort lied and breached plea agreement; Cohen deserves prison

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Manafort lied and breached plea agreement; Cohen deserves prison

"NPR's Carrie Johnson, says prosecutors also disclosed new information about Trump's former personal lawyer prosecutors in New York say Michael Cowan deserves. A substantial prison sentence. They say he acted in coordination with an at the direction of individual one, whom we know is the president in campaign finance probe of payments to stormy Daniels. And Karen McDougal, I two women with whom Trump allegedly had personal relationships. The document also says Cohen consulted with Donald Trump about meetings with Russian officials in Moscow part of a highly lucrative Trump Tower Moscow deal that never came to fruition. The White House. Push back with press secretary Sarah Sanders, saying Cohen is no hero. Friendly fire is being blamed for the death of a sheriff's sergeant responding to the scene of a mass shooting in California last month. NPR's Martin Kosti reports twelve people were killed at the border line bar and grill in Thousand Oaks on November seventh one of them

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Michael Cohen: What Trump lashing out at his ex-lawyer reveals

News, Traffic and Weather

04:23 min | 1 year ago

Michael Cohen: What Trump lashing out at his ex-lawyer reveals

"Plead means, and and you know, what it means for President Trump. Well, that's the big question. And we don't know that just yet because it's likely to depend on what Michael Cohen told Robert Muller and his team. And that's the big number. We're looking at we are told that he spent more than seventy hours talking to investigators from the special counsel's office about the two thousand sixteen campaign at about the president's potential business ties to Russia and any connection or conversations between the two sides. That's a lot of time. I mean to put that in to work week's really for people and imagine the things that he was being. Asked about we asked the president at the White House on Thursday. If he was nervous at all concerned about what Cohen may have said to Robert Muller and his team, the president said simply, no, he's not worried at all. When you think about I'm Michael Cohen. And just how close he was the president for so many years. I mean, these these are people who are extremely tight. I mean he can be called week Michael Cohen now. But for many many years, he was the guy who has a right hand man for President Trump is hurting, sir. Yes. The personal attorney, but far more than that a close confidante his fixer somebody who was a problem solver, and you know, in the rough and tumble world of New York real estate to have a guy like that who's going to go to the mat for us invaluable. So the president on Thursday came out. He he didn't even take questions. He just started talking to us at the White House because he clearly wanted to come out and make a statement after this news the play by Michael Cohen and the president over the course of nine minutes called Cohen a liar. He called him a weak person several times he called him and not very smart person. While the. Obvious question to that. Then is so why did you hire him? And why did you keep him on your payroll for more than a decade and the president very simply said he did a favor for me a long time ago. So let's talk about Trump Tower Moscow. And just exactly what it means that the president was working on this, which is what he said he was during you know, when he spoke outside with the helicopter behind him. You know, what exactly this this deal means if he did pursue this all the way up until June of two thousand sixteen it's a timing question. What they said was happening. And when Michael Cohen told lawmakers at the project was abandoned in January of two thousand sixteen right as the primary season is getting underway. He now says that's not true that the project didn't end until June, which of course, was well into the campaign season when the president had effectively wrapped up the Republican nomination. Cohen also says he briefed the president and members of his family on multiple occasions about this and was even talking about a visit. Well, he was talking about this project with. Top officials in the Russian government dont just business people over there and that he was going to visit Moscow, and maybe even have the president go and visit. But that of course, did not happen. The president for two years has denied that he had any business dealings with Russia. He now is saying that, you know, this was not a secret project was out there that you can run for president and also continue your business. But this is just raising a lot of questions about what this potential business deal meant for his policies on the campaign trail his approach to sanctions on Russia about its aggression in Ukraine, which was very different than what Republicans were saying on Capitol Hill at the same time his positions on Russia and Ukraine in two thousand sixteen were very different from everybody else. Running for president. Now, this brings up a lot of questions of was this. Why proven and the president says, no that's not the case. But you know, lot more things that were chipping away at now to find out what this all meant back during the primary season ABC's. Karen Travers at the White House. Thank. As always, thank you.

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White officer who shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder

All Things Considered

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

White officer who shot neighbor inside his apartment indicted for murder

"Have shown up, but it probably wouldn't have been in a number. It's right now in this climate, Michelle Obama will also be speaking at the Barclay center in Brooklyn, tomorrow night, Saturday, and Manhattan and Brooklyn are both vying to light the world's largest minora in celebration of Hanukkah this year, the thirty two foot high four thousand pound gold colored minora is going outside of the plaza hotel in Manhattan today, and it will be lit on Sunday marking the first night of Hannukah across the river the river Brooklyn's largest minora roughly the same size will also have its first lighting of the season Sunday night at grant. Army plaza a concert kickoff for the festivities and Brooklyn organizers, we'll have music Lakas and the rest every night of Hannukah currently forty one degrees cloudy at five. Oh, six. Support for NPR comes from Baird for one hundred years. Baird has partnered with individuals businesses institutions and communities working together toward their financial goals. More information is available at Baird one hundred dot com. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Audie Cornish. And Mary Louise Kelley President Trump's sit down with Vladimir Putin looked set to go ahead on the sidelines of the g twenty summit this week. Then Trump threatened to call it off yesterday. He said it was probably on. And then from Air Force One on route to Argentina Trump tweeted. He was pulling out the bottom line is they may have an impromptu chat in Buenos Aires who knows there's nothing on the formal schedule. What we do know is that hanging over any meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia is Robert Mueller, the special counsel who has been investigating ties between Russia and Trump and who this week showed his hand in a number of interesting ways, prompting journalist Garrett Graff to ask is Robert Muller's in game. Incite graph explores that question in wired magazine this week, and he joins me now hither Garrett by now as is prone to happen in two thousand eighteen there have been twists and turns even since you file. This story, and we're gonna get to some of those but to travel far far back in time all the way to Monday this week forgotten the dark ages. This was the day that Muller's team alleged that Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair had lied to the FBI. And you argue in your piece in wired that this day Monday may end up breaking among the most consequential days yet of the Muller probe. Why it's an incredibly hard, obviously to read the tea leaves of this investigation surprised us at every turn and often surprises us multiple times within a single day. But it seemed like Monday was the beginning of the end that the decision to declare Paul Manafort as non-cooperative and move forward with his sentencing appears to be perhaps a way that Muller is trying to move forward with publishing something that could. Look like the Muller report that he plans to file sometime presumably next week. A document outlining with the court all of Paul manafort's lies in crimes. So if that is one way that Mueller may be showing his hand or about to show his hand. Let me fast forward you now to yesterday, which is when longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty again this time of lying to congress about a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow. How does it that shift the picture? It's one of the most significant moves that we've seen so far from Muller because what it does is connects Donald Trump and the Trump organization directly to Russia in directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the course of the two thousand sixteen campaign and how so how are they now coming together? We'll what you have is Michael Cohen trying to contact in game the assistance of Ladimir Putin himself. To secure the funding and the approval for Trump Tower Moscow as late as the spring of two thousand sixteen well into the period where Donald Trump has secured the GOP nomination for president of the United States. One of the aspects of Muller strategy appears to have been he's kind of rating, whatever final report he's going to produce at the end of this as he goes, I mean, he's been producing these very detailed court filings. Exactly. And people seem to be waiting for there to be some hard back book that gets published at the end of this. That is labeled the Muller report like nine eleven commission style. Exactly. And I think most people are missing that. He is writing a lot of that report in public with every court filing where the details that he puts into these are far more than is strictly necessary for the criminal prosecution that he's attempting to pursue. So when you look at the. Totality of what? Bob Muller has published in these indictments in these plea agreements, there's a lot there. Well, it's about three hundred pages of what a Bob Muller report would look like at the end. So to your key question is Bob Muller's in game. And I think it is it's incredibly hard as I said to understand where this investigation is going day to day. But Bob Muller has to know that his investigation was under threat, potentially after the election, and after attorney general Jeff Sessions being fired. Absolutely. And that he I think appears to be ready for some rapid movement in the weeks ahead now that doesn't necessarily mean this is going to come to a quick conclusion. The prosecution's for Watergate stretched out over the course of almost a decade. But this is I think a case where George popadopoulos went to prison for his. Fourteen days sentence last Monday, another former trumpet, we should mention. Yes. And that I think by the time George popadopoulos comes out of prison. We're gonna know a lot more about this case, journalist and Muller biographer Garrett Graff Garrett. Thank you. My pleasure. So as we just heard one of the most significant developments in the Muller probe this week was President Trump's former lawyer and fix Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Russia during the two thousand sixteen campaign and that effort came after decades of President Trump trying to build in Russia to be NYC's. Ilya marritz, co host the Trump Inc podcast. He joins me now to give us a more of the long view. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. I should say Trump Inc. Right. I have to get to Trump Inc. So we know some about Michael Cohen's work during the presidential campaign. How does this week's news ads what we already knew about Trump's efforts to build in Russia? Well, we now know because Trump's former lawyer said it in court that Trump was actively pursuing a tower in Moscow while he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for president. This is something Donald Trump has long denied what history tells us is that Trump has long wanted to put his name on a building in Moscow. So in one thousand nine hundred seven he visits the US. Czar the Soviet Union, and he talks about how they need luxury hotels in Moscow and Leningrad. He makes another trip in one thousand nine hundred ninety s doesn't get anywhere. And then in the two thousand Trump's starts to lend his name to developers around the world. And there's a there deals around Russia. There's one in Azerbaijan there's one in the Republic of Georgia which Michael Cohen helps to arrange in twenty thirteen Trump's comes to Moscow again for the Miss Universe pageant. He owns the pageant, and he says again that he's in talks with developers. And then finally we see a renewed effort in two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen to build in Moscow.

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Fifth Column

"I hear you that it's not like speculation about a real estate idiot. But it matters if he's doing that at the direction of the president or not sure, yeah. I think that's that's hugely consequential. And it matters like earlier in your in your soliloquy. You mentioned collusion like I don't know that at Trump Tower Moscow project ends in collusion. I think as you were saying before like really embarrassing conduct for a presidential candidate. Yeah. No doubt about it. Well, the piece of it. I I agree. Totally very far. No, it has been a bridge very far until today. But I think today it's a bridge a hell of a lot closer because because the the Trump Tower meeting part of it is is is only a part the Jerome Corsi, and here, let's get Kevin in here because he's been following a Wiki leaks and other things like that. That whole that was the huge story at nine o'clock this morning nine fifteen that story change. But the huge story here was what was the timeline August to August three August five with Roger stone with Wiki leaks. We can probably set aside the guardian story for now because that seems to be kind of garbage. Kevin, maybe you can you can correct me on all of that that the the claim would be that there is a business interest reason. And that there was overlap and the timing of this with a timing of the release of an and the knowledge thereof of the release of the leaks emails, right, right? And I think that's sort of a central question is was the timing of the release of this emails. Centrally coordinated did people with access to Trump. No about this. Did they time it such that, you know, it would be maximally helpful to pain. We know that we leaks is sort of functionally allied with Russian. Interests like they make no secret about that. And he gets can you can you defend that in a second or explicit X. What store that's an expanded? Well, I mean, it's it's just sort of you can look at all of Julian Assange, just public statements. You can look at their sort of Lucien of their Twitter feed. Like, they they're they're not all of the sort of correspondents that we have public and private from you know, involving WikiLeaks in two thousand sixteen they were very interested in in. What was happening in the election? They were very interested in in. Helping Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton like I don't think that's particularly controversial at this point. I think is the connection to Russia's. Why that's and the notion that there's any sort of coordination between the campaign and Russia and even between the campaign and WikiLeaks there was correspondence there. But wars the coordination. Did they know that the emails were coming all of that stuff, quite frankly, still like pretty vaporous, whatever the connections are. But Moynihan, you you're on Skype. So I can't see you can't see if you're knitting your Bravo. I do wonder what your read is on these things. But which again, it's quite early. But what do you suspect? Talk about a maybe in a minute. But the Luke Harding story was kind of surprising to me. You know? It's funny, you go the internet, and I've been looking to see if the Harding store has been any holes of been punched in it at all. And of course, the when you search his name the only thing you come up with the restore his on Sputnik. And the exile Mark games, and these people who hate him so much that thing does as Matt say a said strikes me as so odd because it would mean quite a bit, right? I mean, you know, Manafort running the campaign for short, but Trump zealots me fired but walking in to the Ecuadorian embassy on three occasions to meet with Julian Assange, I imagined somebody would would have seen that as a very surveilled piece of property in London. So that was the first thing that I've been trying to figure out what is going on with this thing. And of course, they've been changing the story online without actually. Noting that they've made changes, and it's also worth reading Luke Harding wrote a book called collusion..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I would have imagined that he would have given this to the district of Columbia, the US attorney. Jessica Lou is quite a good attorney. And there would have been an information in an indictment and. Bang bang, just as he did with southern district New York. So that's exactly right. So Moreover, I I'm going to go even stronger. Moreover, I and the more I'm talking about this. And hearing you vamp off at the more. I'm actually talking myself into believing. It we careful we wanna believe so let's not do that. Yeah. So moreover, not only has Muller been disciplined in the way that you're describing he's actually hived off aspects of Russian interference in US politics. C Maria Bhuttan a C Elena casino. And so I think when you take that together, and you say, okay, what has the Muller investigation actually been about? It has been about as best as I can tell two things and two things only or maybe three. One the collusion question. Russian intervention in the two thousand sixteen election by various means and Khalil cooperation with coordination with that by people on the US side, number two obstruction of that investigation and number three underlying criminal activity by Paul Manafort that was probably of interest to him because he thought Manafort was a person of interest in connection with item number one. And so when I look at him then coming in and saying, okay, Trump Tower Moscow is mine, I am doing this myself taking it back from the southern district of New York because it is in my area, and I'm gonna make this guy plead to it. And I'm good. I put us the plea to put out a lot of information. And by the way, people talk about the GRU and IRA indictments as speaking indictments. This is a speaking criminal. Information. This is an information rich, storytelling document, I look at it. And I say, and he's doing this just at the time that we know he's ramping up the Email investigation with respect to Roger stone. Randy credit co and and Jerome Corsi. I look at it. And I say Bob Muller believes, this is about collusion, and he's trying to communicate that. Discuss. Possibly. I think we should always hesitate to know. What's in? Bob, Muller is mind. I think once again it's worth noting yet another indictment or or yet another plea agreement. The nobody saw coming that. He runs a tight ship Auburn operational security Muller. I it is a lesson to great many organizations. I I think that's entirely plausible theory. I think that it's far more likely that what we see in terms of substantive outcomes of the special Colin counter investigation are related to collateral crimes, and that's not because of Muller's instincts one way or another it's because that's usually what comes out of these kinds of investigations. And I do think that this story when you think about the collateral crimes of false statements of perjury. This. This is a moment that substantially races the peril for any number of individuals. And so I think it's I don't disagree with you. But I think if we're going to see real movement or this be sort of a fulcrum point it's going to be related to lies to the special counsel office in federal investigators potentially lies to the grand jury lies to congress. And then this whole other category of lies to the American public. So what do you think of my theory? I like your theory. I I hope it's true. I'm I'm I'm not as persuaded as your there's there's another kind of piece to this. Which is which is a really interesting piece that I wonder if it's part of the message sending typically. Lies to congress are prosecuted by US attorney's offices, the US attorney in the district Colombia the US attorney in the district. Columbia's appointed by President Trump. Might not be so interested in vindicating Congress's interests in truth telling on this particular topic might not be interested, for example in enforcing..

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:04 min | 1 year ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Two thousand eighteen. The United States woke this morning to a new plea by Michael Cohen, this one not with the southern district of New York and not about porn stars or payments that may or may not violate campaign finance law. This one is with special counsel, Robert Muller, and it is about Russia and its relationship with the Trump organization in the context of President Trump's campaign for president of the United States that is it's about Trump Tower Moscow. Remember Trump Tower Moscow that was the building that Felix Seder and Michael Cohen were negotiating to build in Moscow during the period of the campaign. And that is actually when this was and how involved the president was is precisely the subject of this indictment. Michael Cohen told both. The house and Senate intelligence committees that he only briefed the president a couple of times and that the deal was done and ditched for business reasons by January of two thousand sixteen before the Iowa caucuses and the campaign really even got started. He has now pled to that not being the truth. He's admitted according to the criminal information submitted today that the Moscow project was discussed multiple times within the company and did not end in January two thousand sixteen. He admitted that he agreed to travel to Russia in connection with the Moscow project and actually took steps in fulfilling the candidates that's President Trump's traveled to Russia during the campaign. He admitted that he actually had communications with. Russian officials in fact to Metri peskov the press secretary for President Putin himself and spoke to a member of that office in detail about the Moscow project. With me to talk about all aspects of this remotely from New York. Anthony cormier of BuzzFeed news, who's amazing story about the Trump Tower Moscow project with Jason Leopold from back in may lays out a huge amount of the information. That is that that Cohen has now admitted to and here in the jungle studio Paul Rosenzweig and Susan Hennessy. So we're going to start with Anthony. And then we're going to have a brief conversation with him and then turn to Susan and Paul Anthony, thanks for joining us. I want to start with the last time. We did a podcast on this subject, which was on may seventeenth thousand eighteen which was the day that you and Jason released your giant story on Trump Tower Moscow in its history. And first of all, I think you're not going to say this. I want to say it for you that that was noably then an incredible piece of work, but the events of today, I've rarely seen a criminal charge so closely track the trajectory of a story as this one does that I wanted to start by congratulating you and referring readers and listeners back to that original story, the you. You're thoroughly I have to stop you like cannot believe that was worth less than six months ago shows like it was eons does. The the speed at which we're all moving. It's pretty remarkable. So first of all for a deep for detailed discussion of the thing. We will ris up today the podcast that we did at the time where you talk that story in in detail, but I. I want to start with the question of what is in this charging instrument? This criminal information that is not in the stories there. Anything actually new here or is everything in this. Not everything. I don't know that we. Some of the some of the details about the assistant warrant, I I are we didn't as explicitly. This federal prosecutors lay out say the number of times that he actually briefed the president on the matter. But a, but it does appear on first street, and as probably know the reporting mostly gotta reading I'm I just it's mostly tracks pretty closely with what we reported that the Michael Cohen told congress that the deal ended at a certain date, we later found text messages emails other correspondence that showed them clearly working this in pretty actively. Well beyond that that cut off. Into actually the up. I think it was considered into the campaign. They were discussing a trip for the president to visit Moscow, frankly to actually meet with a lot of your Putin, which seems remarkable now. But but at the time know, Michael said, it was true. And ultimately, we got our hands on receipts that showed that it was and now appears of Mikey's cops to it when gears has cops took to that line..

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Don McGahn departs as White House counsel

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:03 min | 2 years ago

Don McGahn departs as White House counsel

"NBC news has confirmed that Don Mcgann is out as White House counsel today was done against the last day according to to White House officials. The New York Times which first reported the news says, Mr. Mcgann may have also caused more damage for Mr. Trump than any other White House official in the special counsel investigation. Mr. Mcgann has spent at least thirty hours with Mr. molars, investigators laying out how Mr. Trump tried to interfere with or quash the inquiry, including by trying to fire Mr. Muller himself in the summer of two thousand seventeen federal prosecutors met with President Trump's former personal or cone today at his attorney's office. A person familiar with the matter tells NBC news. Michael Cohen met with quote a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of president, Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization according to CNN dot com. Yesterday, President Trump was. Asked about Michael Cohen's plea deal with federal prosecutors for the first time in an interview with the Associated Press the Associated Press, asked, president, quote, Cohen, testified under oath in federal court that you directed him to commit a crime. Did you, sir? Trump replied, totally false. It's totally false. The Associated Press followed up with. So he's lying under oath. President Trump replied. Oh, absolutely. He's lying. And Michael Cohen was a PR person who did small legal work, very small legal work. He represented me very little. It's a very low level in April one, Michael cones, home office and hotel room where raided by the FBI President Trump said this disgrace, it's frankly a real disgrace, say an attack on our country at a true sense. Join us. Now, John Holum national fares analyst for NBC news and MSNBC. He's co host and rooster of showtimes the circus and Mimi Roka's. Well, this former federal prosecutor in MSNBC legal contributor and John President Trump in in accusing Michael. Cone of being a liar tells the lie that Michael Cohen was just a small player in his operation who had very little to do with Donald Trump. Yes, barely knew him. I hard. I imagine that even has an opinion about my cone. I not sure he's ever heard of the man. He's never had any part of Donald Trump's life whatsoever. The only thing I think that's true. Lawrence of the things that Donald Trump said about Michael Cohen is that he did very little legal work for Donald Trump because it doesn't seem like he actually did very much legal work for Donald Trump because he's not really lawyer. He also didn't do much PR work. Although he did representing Trump in the press to some extent when he did for Donald Trump in the period of time the decade or so that he worked with Donald Trump not a little bit, but a lot every day for many hours every day. And if you've ever dealt with Donald Trump in those ten years or so, you knew the Michael Cohen was the guy you had to talk to to have any kind of interaction with Donald Trump? What he did was not legal work or PR work, but was business development work. He was the guy who made deals for Donald Trump. Here's the guy who cleaned up Donald Trump's problems. He was the right Donovan guy. He was the guy who went to Moscow and tried to make Trump Tower Moscow happen and to many other countries around the world. So is Trump telling the truth about the fact that. Clone was not much of a lawyer for him. Yes. Was is Donald Trump telling the truth about anything else related to Michael cones degree of involvement in his life? No, all of that is a grotesque live and vanity fair's reporting tonight about Michael Cohen despite having no formal cooperation agreement with the government Cohen has willingly assisted in provided information critical to several ongoing investigations according to sources familiar with the situation in a string of meetings that have exceeded more than fifty hours. Maybe Roca one is that tell you, that's a lot of time tells me he's got a lot of information and they are interested in hearing what he has to say. Everyone should understand though no one's going to take Michael Cohen's word at face value. They're not going to just write down what he says, and then you know, go in to the grand jury and based charges against anyone or any entity on that alone. They are

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"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"trump tower moscow" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Or or putin himself so it's a really remarkable high sort of turn of events i think and i don't really understand peskov role in it by confined to sort of more than coincidental that michael reaches out to him and many months later as this thing heats up as trump approaches that on nation that peskov sort of emerged as a big player in this i mean this is right around the same time within within a month or so of the trump tower meeting in in new york trump tower absolute alba's i mean tracks attracts right with and i think if you look at some of the other events not to be not to take my tinfoil at put it on for a second there are other moments where i think there's a moment in december where felix in michael are talking than flynn appears set the the russian today i think if you you can sort of put this on a time line in without making too many assumptions i think you can look at it and say there is a very concerted effort for whatever reasons to get trump get his surrogates overseas and in a room with top russian officials it's i think it's indisputable and this takes place right around the same time as vets on this guy shows up in new york with a promise that she's going to deliver dirt as part of the russian government support for trump and then that is in turn though the meeting itself does not involve that that is intern in relatively shortly precedes the initial release of information so when you zoom way out and you look at it from sort of forty thousand feet what is the meaning and significance of the trump tower moscow negotiation when from beginning to end right.

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