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Trump Aides Sought Putin's Help To Build Trump Tower In Moscow

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves following a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in the East Room of the White House Aug. 28, 2017 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump leaves following a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in the East Room of the White House Aug. 28, 2017 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting about a deal that two of President Trump’s associates were trying to put together, months after Trump announced he was running for president, to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

When the deal stalled, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen emailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman to get Putin’s team on board.

Journalist and Trump biographer Timothy O’Brien (@TimOBrien) and Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) join Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the latest news, and where the Russia investigation stands now.

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