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Fri Jun 21, 2019, 02:17 AM

Russia-born executive Felix Sater to testify about Trump Moscow project

Source: Associated Press

Russia-born executive to testify about Trump Moscow project

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL R. SISAK
June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is set to interview Russia-born business executive Felix Sater about his behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump’s effort to build a skyscraper in Moscow during the presidential election.

The staff-led, closed-door interview is part of the committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller said there was no evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and Trump’s campaign, but noted dozens of contacts between the two. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has said he wants the committee to investigate some of those contacts.

Sater worked with Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow before the 2016 election. The project was later abandoned, and Cohen is now in prison, partly on charges that he lied to Congress about the duration of the project.

Schiff, D-Calif., has said he wants to talk to Sater and “other witnesses related to Moscow Trump Tower” in future interviews.

Sater told The Associated Press he has testified extensively about the Russia project in the past and there was little new to add.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/b10d999c965749f2b10f8ed41342a43e

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