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How a Trump lawyer, a felon and a Russian General chased a Moscow deal

For months, the felon, the former Russian intelligence officer and Mr. Trump's lawyer worked to land the deal, speaking with a Putin aide, Russian bankers and real estate developers

Mike McIntire Megan Twohey & Mark Mazzetti | NYT 

When Donald J Trump took a run at building a tower in Moscow in the middle of his 2016 presidential campaign, it was the high point of a decades-long effort to plant the “Trump” flag there. The role his former lawyer Michael D. Cohen played in the endeavor entered the spotlight again on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to misleading Congress. But the effort was led in large part by Felix Sater, a convicted felon and longtime business associate with deep ties to Russia. To get the project off the ground, Mr. Sater dug into his address book and its more than 100 ...

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First Published: Fri, November 30 2018. 11:40 IST
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