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Argentina: Peskov reveals emails allegedly from Trump’s former lawyer02:04

Argentina: Peskov reveals emails allegedly from Trump’s former lawyer

Argentina, Buenos Aires
December 1, 2018 at 02:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov revealed some emails allegedly sent by US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to the Presidential Administration of Russia regarding the development of a building Moscow, while speaking to reporters in Buenos Aires on Friday.

Peskov said that Cohen had used an official email address from the homepage of Russia's Presidential Administration to request a meeting either with Russian President Vladimir Putin's then-chief of staff Sergei Ivanov or Peskov himself.

"He was saying that the company was going to develop a building in Moscow, but couldn't establish necessary business contacts," Peskov said.

Peskov then appeared to show one of those emails to reporters, and read it aloud: "Over past few months I've been working with the company based in Russia regarding the development of Trump tower, a project in Moscow City."

Cohen then went on to request a meeting with Peskov to discuss specifics and arrange meetings.

According to Peskov, Cohen was contacted later by Russian officials by phone, who explained that "the Presidential Administration doesn't build houses, and if they want to invest in Russia that we will be happy to see them at the St Petersburg Economic Forum."

On Thursday, Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, claiming that Trump spoke with him about this deal more extensively than Cohen admitted to Congress last year.

Argentina: Peskov reveals emails allegedly from Trump’s former lawyer02:04
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Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov revealed some emails allegedly sent by US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to the Presidential Administration of Russia regarding the development of a building Moscow, while speaking to reporters in Buenos Aires on Friday.

Peskov said that Cohen had used an official email address from the homepage of Russia's Presidential Administration to request a meeting either with Russian President Vladimir Putin's then-chief of staff Sergei Ivanov or Peskov himself.

"He was saying that the company was going to develop a building in Moscow, but couldn't establish necessary business contacts," Peskov said.

Peskov then appeared to show one of those emails to reporters, and read it aloud: "Over past few months I've been working with the company based in Russia regarding the development of Trump tower, a project in Moscow City."

Cohen then went on to request a meeting with Peskov to discuss specifics and arrange meetings.

According to Peskov, Cohen was contacted later by Russian officials by phone, who explained that "the Presidential Administration doesn't build houses, and if they want to invest in Russia that we will be happy to see them at the St Petersburg Economic Forum."

On Thursday, Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, claiming that Trump spoke with him about this deal more extensively than Cohen admitted to Congress last year.