Just when you thought Ivanka might escape any kind of implication into the Russia scandal, the New York Times blows a story wide open.
The Trump Organization was recently required to turn over a batch of emails as part of the ongoing investigation into interference with the 2016 presidential election. In emails obtained by the New York Times, Felix Sater wrote to Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen regarding building a “Trump Tower” in Moscow, saying: “I will get Putin in on this program and we will get Donald elected.”
Are you intrigued yet?
As Felix Sater’s name becomes increasingly recognizable to the public, one wonders whether he will prove to be the nadir of Trump’s presidency. Despite Trump’s repeated attempts to disavow any knowledge of Sater — though Felix Sater helped to finance the much maligned Trump SoHo project and held an office in Trump Tower — he will not go away from the zeitgeist. In particular, he is playing an increasingly troublesome role for Donald Trump, an arguably delightful role for Robert Mueller.
In addition to stating that somehow Vladimir Putin would be responsible for installing Donald Trump as president, the emails from the New York Times also show Sater proclaiming, “I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins [sic] private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin.”
Sater continued, “If he says it we own this election. Americas most difficult adversary agreeing that Donald is a good guy to negotiate.”
This is the first instance that Ivanka Trump has been brought directly into the fray. She maintains that she has never actually met with Vladmir Putin and only ever visited the Kremlin as part of a tour of Red Square. Ivanka Trump claims to not remember whether she sat in Putin’s chair during the tour, although she admitted that it was possible.
Ivanka Trump did, however, vacation with her old friend Wendy Deng in August 2016. Deng is the former wife of Rupert Murdoch and current girlfriend of… Vladimir Putin.