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US President, Donald trump has responded to allegations that his company wanted to give the Russian leader Vladimir Putin penthouse for $ 50 million. About this he wrote on Twitter.
“Was thinking about building somewhere in Russia. ‘ve invested zero money and gave zero guarantees and was not involved in the project. Witch hunt!” he said. According to the American leader, he, being a successful entrepreneur, has decided to run for President and continued to conduct the “very legitimate business” during the presidential campaign.
Earlier on 30 November, it was reported that trump’s company The Trump Organization intended to give Putin the penthouse in the tower “trump tower”, which wanted to build in Moscow.
29 Nov former lawyer of the American President, Michael Cohen admitted that the discussion of the project continued after trump became a candidate for the presidency from the Republican party. He stated that he lied to Congress when he said that it was phased out in January 2016.
The US President responded by accusing him of lying and called “weak and not too smart person”. According to trump, Cohen was lying to reduce his sentence. Lawyer faces up to five years in prison for tax evasion and other crimes.
In April, the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives of the Congress declassified the report on cooperation trump with Russia during the US presidential election in 2016. According to the document, there is no evidence that a business relationship Republican before the campaign became the basis for relations with Moscow during the presidential race.
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