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Felix Sater, shady figure and boastful salesman, saw Putin as key to Trump win

Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Deal Will Get Donald Elected
Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.

The business associate, Felix Sater, wrote a series of emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, in which he boasted about his ties to Mr. Putin and predicted that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would be a political boon to Mr. Trump’s candidacy.

“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Mr. Sater wrote in an email. “I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

The emails show that, from the earliest months of Mr. Trump’s campaign, his associates viewed close ties with Moscow as a political advantage. Those ties are now under investigation by the Justice Department and multiple congressional committees.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-tower-putin-felix-sater.html?referer=&_r=0

Another dead Russian. Amb to Sudan found dead in his swimming pool. 9th Russian diplomat in year.

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead, no foul play suspected

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

“The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence,” the ministry said, without giving a cause of death.

An initial investigation had ruled out “foul play” as the cause of the ambassador’s death, which was confirmed by Moscow, AFP reported.

The ambassador, who was born in 1954, “died while he was swimming in his pool at his house”, the officer said.

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This is the ninth death of a Russian diplomat within a year.

More: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2017/08/24/BREAKING-Russian-ambassador-to-Sudan-found-dead.html


I've got to say that Russian diplomats have a really high mortality rate.

Investigators found intercepted comms of Russians talking about possibly coordinating with Manafort

BREAKING: US investigators found intercepted comms of Russians talking about possibly coordinating with Manafort
https://twitter.com/Marshall_Cohen/status/893203313432420354

Article here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-investigation-russia-trump-one-year-financial-ties/index.html

BREAKING: Trump's onetime foreign policy adviser CARTER PAGE was under a FISA warrant since 2014,

BREAKING: Trump's onetime foreign policy adviser CARTER PAGE was under a FISA warrant since 2014, CNN has learned. - Marshall Cohen‏Verified account
https://twitter.com/Marshall_Cohen/status/893204388847726592



Reuters-GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH JUNE 2016 MEETING BETWEEN TRUMP JR & RUSSIAN

Reuters- EXCLUSIVE-GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH JUNE 2016 MEETING BETWEEN TRUMP JR, RUSSIAN LAWYER AND OTHERS - SOURCES
https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/893203211917590530

Update w/ short article:

Exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in relation to Russian lawyer, Trump Jr. meeting - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., a Russian lawyer and others, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

The sources also said special counsel Robert Mueller had convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-subpoena-idUSKBN1AJ2V0

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