• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

NYT: Trump Associate Felix Sater Boasted That Moscow Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’

Status
Not open for further replies.

chadskin

Member
May 27, 2013
13,086
3
0
A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.

The business associate, Felix Sater, wrote a series of emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, in which he boasted about his ties to Mr. Putin and predicted that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would be a political boon to Mr. Trump’s candidacy.

“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Mr. Sater wrote in an email. “I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

The emails show that, from the earliest months of Mr. Trump’s campaign, some of his associates viewed close ties with Moscow as a political advantage. Those ties are now under investigation by the Justice Department and multiple congressional committees.

There is no evidence in the emails that Mr. Sater delivered on his promises. Mr. Sater, a Russian immigrant, was a broker for the Trump Organization at the time, which means he was paid to deliver real estate deals.

In another email, Mr. Sater envisioned a ribbon-cutting in Moscow. “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” Mr. Sater wrote.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-tower-putin-felix-sater.html

 

Mimosa97

Member
Dec 19, 2013
6,157
0
0
Montreal/Paris
I still can't believe these people talk about such serious matters through emails.You'd think they'd be paranoid and only talk face to face or through secure phones. It's hard to believe they could be so careless. I don't get it.
 

Kensation

Member
Nov 24, 2013
1,340
0
0
I still can't believe these people talk about such serious matters through emails.You'd think they'd be paranoid and only talk face to face or through secure phones. It's hard to believe they could be so careless. I don't get it.
Criminals aren't often brilliant.
 

Morts

Member
Oct 6, 2004
4,611
0
0
We should shut down this whole presidency thing until we can figure out what is going on.
 

jellies_two

Member
Jun 14, 2014
5,510
1
0
I still can't believe these people talk about such serious matters through emails.You'd think they'd be paranoid and only talk face to face or through secure phones. It's hard to believe they could be so careless. I don't get it.
There is a reason trump himself doesn't email
All his acheming and plotting was done in meetings and elevators.
 

jelly

Member
Oct 14, 2013
16,619
1
0
I still can't believe these people talk about such serious matters through emails.You'd think they'd be paranoid and only talk face to face or through secure phones. It's hard to believe they could be so careless. I don't get it.

I imagine if Trump and his circle weren't idiots, it probably wouldn't come up. We are at least lucky he is incompetent on a stupendous scale.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.