Donald Trump Casually Admitted to Pursuing Business Deal in Russia During 2016 Campaign

Type: Denies When Caught LyingNov 30 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Michael Cohen & Robert MuellerAbout: Russia
Donald Trump, after years of insisting otherwise, casually admitted to pursuing a Trump Tower Moscow during the 2016 Presidential election. The President has long insisted that he had no business dealings with Putin or anyone in Russia, but that blew up in his face after his former personal attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress about his role in the long sought after development in the country.

Source: nbcnews.comConservative: thehill.com

Quote | The stunning admission came after his former lawyer admitted to lying to Congress.

"Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail...Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project. Witch Hunt!"

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