President Donald Trump has been caught in a lie by the Washington Post about business ties to Russia who obtained leaked emails, which break the President’s blanket alibi.
The president has always denied that he had connections to Putin throughout the campaign, , telling Miami’s CBS affiliate last July “I mean I have nothing to do with Russia. I don’t have any jobs in Russia. I’m all over the world but we’re not involved in Russia.”
However, the truth is Trump signed a formal letter of intent to build a tower in Moscow during the Presidential campaign. The Washington Post reports:
Trump never went to Moscow as [Felix] Sater proposed. And although investors and Trump’s company signed a letter of intent, they lacked the land and permits to proceed and the project was abandoned at the end of January 2016, just before the presidential primaries began, several people familiar with the proposal said.
Nevertheless, the details of the deal, which have not previously been disclosed, provide evidence that Trump’s business was actively pursuing significant commercial interests in Russia at the same time he was campaigning to be president — and in a position to determine U.S.-Russia relations. The new details from the emails, which are scheduled to be turned over to congressional investigators soon, also point to the likelihood of additional contacts between Russia-connected individuals and Trump associates during his presidential bid.