|credit: Steve Sack, Star Tribune|
Wackydoodle sez: Leastwise he ain't selling indulgences!
Viktor Vekelsburg, the Russian oligarch with ties to the Kremlin, visited Michael Cohen in his Trump Tower office eleven days before the inauguration, reports the New York Times this week. The subject of the meeting was improving US-Russian relations according to a third party at the meeting. Cohen received a $1 million consulting contract from a firm related to Vekelsburg, Columbus Nova, shortly thereafter. The meeting came months after Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., met at Trump Tower during the campaign with a Kremlin-linked lawyer claiming to have damaging information on his opponent. A former campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, met with Russian intermediaries in Europe. During the campaign, Mr. Cohen was also pursuing a deal to build a Trump high-rise in Moscow, which did not come to fruition.