(Via The Daily Caller)
The Trump Organization has given Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress a slew of emails and documents about meetings involving the real estate companies’ executives, according to CNN.
And some of those records pertain to a Belarusian-American businessman who is said to be a major source for the infamous Steele dossier.
CNN reports that sometime last year, the Trump Organization, the Trump family’s real estate company, provided records dated from June 2015 through Jan. 2017.
According to CNN, the records are for “the activities of the company’s executives as well as meetings and events, including emails and calendar entries, mostly connected to campaign-related matters.”
The records include information about the June 9, 2016 meeting held at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians, the billionaire Agalarov family, which has done business with the Trumps, and a speech that Trump Jr. gave in Oct. 2016 to a pro-Russia think tank in Paris.
Trump Organization also handed over documents related to Sergei Millian, the chairman of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce who is reported to be a source cited heavily in the dossier.
Millian was identified by The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and The Washington Post last year as a source for some of the most troubling allegations from the dossier — including that Trump engaged with prostitutes in Moscow and that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Kremlin.
Millian, whose real name is Siarhei Kukuts, has previously claimed to have ties to Trump and his real estate empire. He was also in frequent contact during the presidential campaign with George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser whose activities were reportedly the spark for the FBI’s Russia investigation, which began in July 2016.
Millian has remained low-key since the dossier was published by BuzzFeed nearly a year ago, issuing only vague denials about being a source for the report.
ABC News reported that Millian may have unwittingly talked to someone who was relaying information to Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the dossier on behalf of Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was working for the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Millian is not identified in the version of the dossier published by BuzzFeed, but ABC reported that he is identified in a copy provided to the FBI.
Trump associates have insisted that Millian has overstated his ties to Trump and his real estate firm.
Michael Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization who was in contact with Millian in 2016, has called Millian a “phony.”
He told The Daily Caller last year that he was last in contact with Millian on Nov. 2, 2016, just days before the presidential election. Millian was attempting to have Trump speak at a business event in New York or Switzerland, said Cohen.
But Cohen claimed that he rejected Millian’s request, telling him via email that “you’re clearly seeking attention, something that I have no interest in giving you.”
Cohen declined to share that email, which is now likely in the hands of Russia investigators.