The American edition of BuzzFeed has published documents refuting the statements of the son of US President Donald Trump Jr. and personal lawyer to the head of the White House Rudolph Giuliani that talks with the Russian side about building a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow were limited to writing a letter of intent. According to the newspaper, the future president personally approved the project and the location of the high-rise building, and negotiations on the construction of a skyscraper continued when the 2016 election campaign in the United States was already in full swing.
Earlier this week, representatives of the “Trump team” reiterated that the project to build the Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow was a personal initiative of former personal lawyer to US President Michael Cohen. “He was the one who tried to make a deal,” stressed the son of the US president, executive vice president of the Trump Organization Donald Trump Jr., on Fox TV. “He didn’t particularly attract anyone (to this deal. Kommersant), so I don’t think that someone took it seriously. "
Last Tuesday, the version that the talks were limited to a “letter of intent,” was repeated by the personal lawyer of the US president, the former mayor of New York, Rudolf Giuliani. “The only thing that ever happened was that (Donald Trump's team. -“ Kommersant ”) sent a letter of intent about a possible project in Moscow, which was never implemented, - he said in an interview with The New Yorker. - No money was paid, no plans were made. There were no projects, nothing on paper. ”
The personal lawyer of the US president also clarified that the project was “at a very early stage,” so it was not worth talking about any concrete steps on the part of the Trump Organization.
According to the documents that BuzzFeed managed to gain access to as a result of an investigation that lasted for almost a year, the company controlled by Donald Trump not only approved the architectural design of the construction of a skyscraper, but also selected a place for construction, calculating a possible profit of $ 300 million.
As the authors of the publication remind, Donald Trump has attempted to start a development business in Moscow for 30 years, but not one of the projects he proposed has been implemented. In 2013, after the future US president visited the Russian capital, having sold the rights to conduct the Miss Universe contest to businessman Aras Agalarov, he wrote in his Twitter account: “Trump Tower in Moscow will be next (project. -“ Kommersant ”) ".