The writers at the Lawfare Blog are publishing a podcast series to make the Mueller Report more available to a wide audience. Told like a great trial lawyer would sum up a case — a careful, but dramatic — statement of the facts. Episodes 4 & 5 are now available.
Part IV: A Tale of Two Trump Towers
As the Russians were engaged in operations to hack and dump emails, the Trump campaign and its associates were in communication with Wikileaks about the distribution of stolen materials. But that’s far from the whole story of the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia during the 2016 election.https://shows.pippa.io/the-report/episodes/part-iv-a-tale-of-two-trump-towers
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller began to piece together the rest of that story, his investigation came to focus on two Trump Towers.
The first is Trump Tower Moscow. Beginning all the way back in 2013 and through the spring of 2016, the Trump organization is pursuing a project to build a skyscraper in Russia. For a long time, the plans for Trump Tower Moscow had gone nowhere. But when Donald Trump announces he is running for president, things start to get interesting.
Part V: Russian Overtures
It’s the morning of April 25, 2016. At a hotel in London, a Maltese professor meets with a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. The two have been in touch over the past few weeks; the professor has been helping the young man connect with Russian officials. Now, over breakfast, the professor lets him in on a secret. On a recent trip to Moscow, high-level government officials told him that the Russians have “dirt” on Trump’s opponent. What was the “dirt” in question? “Emails,” he says. They have “have thousands of emails.”https://shows.pippa.io/the-report/episodes/part-v-russian-overtures