August 29, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
The Washington Post, citing “several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers,” has said that the Trump Organization was planning to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 US presidential campaign.
According to the Washington Post, “a Russian-born real estate developer” named Felix Sater “urged Trump to come to Moscow to tout the proposal.”
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“Discussions about the Moscow project began in earnest in September 2015, according to people briefed on the deal. An unidentified investor planned to build the project and, under a licensing agreement, put Trump’s name on it,” the newspaper wrote adding that “it is unclear how involved or aware Trump was of the negotiations.”
“Trump never went to Moscow as 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,” the Washington Post added.
The Washington Post also said that the emails concerning the plan “are scheduled to be turned over to congressional investigators soon.”
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.