While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, members of the Trump Organization and investors nearly reached a deal to open a massive Trump Tower in Moscow, according to a new report by The Washington Post.
Investors and Trump’s company signed a letter of intent before the project was ultimately abandoned at the end of January 2016 because the project lacked the land and permits to proceed.
According to The Hill:
Felix Sater, a Russian-born developer, also encouraged Trump to visit Moscow to hear about the proposal and promised he could get Russian President Vladimir Putin to say “great things” about Trump, according to The Post. The report comes amid an ongoing probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between members of Trump’s team and Russia.
The White House declined to comment to The Post for the story.