The Money Trail
In a memo submitted to Congress, the president's former lawyer asked for time to help congressional investigators review new evidence.
The House Intelligence Committee Wants To Question The Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer Following Cohen’s Testimony
Allen Weisselberg came up multiple times during Michael Cohen’s testimony to the House Oversight Committee this week, leaving lawmakers with questions for the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer.
In a public appearance before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen apologized for lying to Congress, and noted that, at that time, he was trying to protect the president.
Ahead of Michael Cohen’s testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe’s tallest tower in Moscow — and how it played out alongside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
A bank flagged transactions, including large cash deposits, made before and after Rinat Akhmetshin attended the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
The President Said No Site Was Picked For Trump Moscow — But Documents Show His Fixers Were Scoping A Prime Location
Trump told the New York Times the Moscow development was “not important” and he was “not even sure they had a site.” But documents reveal early plans to build the luxury skyscraper on an industrial complex near the Moscow River.
Rep. Jackie Speier is seeking answers about Mnuchin’s reported business dealings with a Ukrainian-born billionaire with ties to Oleg Deripaska.
Rudy Giuliani claims the Moscow tower was barely more than a notion. “There were no drafts. Nothing in the file.” Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News tell a different story.
“Such an instruction would amount to obstruction of justice,” one Democrat said.
President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project
Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. UPDATE: The Mueller report found that Trump did not direct Michael Cohen to lie. Here's our note on our reporting.
The House Intelligence Committee Will Investigate Trump’s Company’s Plan To Give Putin A $50 Million Penthouse
Democratic members said they will look into the plan, reported by BuzzFeed News, when they assume control of the committee in January.
The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow
During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources.
Documents show TD Bank loaned $3 million to a company connected to Russian tax fraud and later linked to the special counsel’s investigation.
Documents show suspicious transfers began six days before the controversial meeting.
Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June 2016 meeting, the other immediately after the presidential election.
The former Russian ambassador received a salary payment twice as large as past years, and bankers blocked a $150,000 withdrawal.
Last year, staff inside Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network questioned whether the department was deliberately trying to stymie the Senate’s investigation.
Peter W. Smith withdrew $4,900 in cash the day after he finalized a plan to work with “dark web” hackers.
Federal investigators say some of the money went to Maria Butina’s campaign to help Russia infiltrate American politics.
US investigators delivered troves of documents about Viktor Yanukovych, Paul Manafort, and “The Family.” Why isn’t Ukraine taking action?
Her contact said a meeting between Trump and Putin could expedite a Trump tower in Moscow.
On the day of the third Republican presidential debate, Trump personally signed the letter of intent.
While Trump was running for president, his business team was trying to develop a Trump tower in Moscow — with the help of a former Russian military intelligence officer. But in a twist, that former officer also provided intelligence to the US.
“If you want to compromise people, you do it with dough.”
As the special counsel investigated President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, authorities obtained details on “suspicious” banking activity that was first unearthed in 2014 and 2015. Those records were part of an FBI operation to track international kleptocracy that ultimately failed, but which Robert Mueller’s team resurrected.
US authorities are poring over hundreds of newly uncovered payments from Russian diplomatic accounts. Among them are transactions by former ambassador Sergey Kislyak 10 days after the 2016 presidential election and a blocked $150,000 cash withdrawal five days after the inauguration.
The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 money transfers sent by the Russian Foreign Ministry to its embassies across the globe, most of them bearing a note that said the money was to be used “to finance election campaign of 2016.” A spokesperson for the Russian government said the money paid for overseas voting in its parliamentary election.
BuzzFeed News has learned of a series of wire transfers, made by companies linked to Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, that federal officials deemed suspicious. Many of the wires went from offshore companies controlled by Manafort to American businesses.
The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee requested suspicious activity reports on a wide array of people and businesses, indicating he was intensifying its investigation.