Trump says they discussed his plans to build “something major” in Moscow.
Lebed reportedly expressed his support, joking that his only objection would be that “the highest skyscraper in the world cannot be built next to the Kremlin.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin-linked lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr.
We cannot allow anyone spitting from the roof of the skyscraper on the Kremlin.” 2000: Michael Caputo, who later runs Trump’s primary campaign in New York during the 2016 race, secures a PR contract with the Russian conglomerate Gazprom Media to burnish Russian President Vladimir Putin’s image in the United States.
Date unknown: Trump reportedly signs a development deal with Bayrock Group, a real estate firm founded by a former Soviet official from Kazakhstan, to develop a hotel in Moscow and agrees to partner on a hotel tower in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Trump works on the projects with Bayrock managing partner Felix Sater, a Russian American businessman.
The will later publish a story revealing Sater’s criminal record, which includes charges of racketeering and assault.
The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency.