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New emails: Trump Org pursued Trump Tower in Russia

Trump Tower in NYC (Mark Lennihan / AP)

"Moscow Trump Tower was proposed," by Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Roz Helderman in WaPo: "While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow."

  • "Trump never went to Moscow."
  • Why it matters: "[T]he details of the deal ... provide evidence that Trump's business was actively pursuing significant commercial interests in Russia at the same time he was campaigning to be president — and in a position to determine U.S.-Russia relations."
  • "[E]mails, which are scheduled to be turned over to congressional investigators soon, ... point to the likelihood of additional contacts between Russia-connected individuals and Trump associates during his presidential bid."
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