Building one of the tallest buildings in the world was on Donald Trump's mind when he decided to run for president in 2015. The vision of his Trump Tower Moscow loomed large as Trump's company pursued the massive Trump Tower project. With perfect timing and seeming deception, Donald Trump told the American public that he owned nothing in Russia, that he had no interests in Russia, that the Hillary supporters were obsessed with Russia. The confirmation to the Washington Post about Trump's plans for the Moscow Tower was voiced by several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers.
Slater wrote to Trump Organization Executive Vice President Michael Cohen “something to the effect of, ‘Can you believe two guys from Brooklyn are going to elect a president?’ ” said one person familiar the email exchange. Sater emigrated from what was then the Soviet Union when he was 6 and grew up in Brooklyn.