Documents turned over to congressional investigators and Robert Mueller’s team by the Trump Organization, reveal two previously undisclosed contacts between Russia and the Trump Organization, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
Documents show that top Russian businessmen and politicians contacted Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, in October 2015 and June 2016 trying to organize a Trump-branded real estate deal in Moscow as well as to invite him to join them at an economic conference in St. Petersburg.
Cohen declined both requests, but as the Post notes, the contacts are significant because they show that many members of Trump’s team, including his son, his son-in-law, his campaign chairman, land, now, Cohen, “all fielded such inquiries in the weeks before or after Trump accepted the nomination.”
The documents also “underscore the Trump company’s long-standing interest in doing business in Moscow,” the Post points out.
Trump, and his team, have previously denied, dozens of times, having had any contacts with Russians or the Kremlin. Trump, in fact, has said on several occasions that he had no financial ties to Russia. tweeting in July, 2016, “For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia.”