Krem­lin says got Trump ad­viser e- mail but ig­nored it

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Rus­sian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesper­son confi rmed on Wed­nes­day he had re­ceived an e- mail in Jan­uary 2016 from an ad­viser to Donald Trump about a Moscow real es­tate project, but said he had nei­ther replied nor dis­cussed it with Putin.

The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported this week that Michael Co­hen, one of Trump’s clos­est busi­ness ad­vis­ers, had e- mailed Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesper­son, seek­ing his help in ad­vanc­ing a stalled Trump Tower de­vel­op­ment project in Moscow. Trump was run­ning to be­come president at the time.

Peskov, an­swer­ing ques­tions about the mat­ter on a con­fer­ence call, said he had seen the e- mail among many oth­ers he said he re­ceived ev­ery day, but had not re­sponded to it be­cause the re­quest was not the kind of thing he dealt with in his job.

“I can confi rm that among the mass of emails there was an e- mail from Mr. Michael Co­hen. This re­ally hap­pened,” said Peskov.

He said Co­hen had writ­ten about “a cer­tain Rus­sian com­pany and cer­tain peo­ple” who wanted to build a sky­scraper in Moscow and wanted his help in mak­ing the stalled project a re­al­ity.

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