After the impromptu press conference, Trump stepped onto Air Force One to fly to Argentina for the G20 Summit. Once onboard, he tweeted that he was cancelling an upcoming meeting with Putin.

Cohen made a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, admitting that he had worked on the project until June 2016—after Trump was confirmed as the Republican presidential nominee. The court documents reveal that in Jan. 2016, Cohen had a 20-minute phone call about the project with an assistant to president Putin’s powerful press secretary Dmitry Peskov. She “asked detailed questions and took notes, stating that she would follow up with others in Russia,” the document says.

The following day an unnamed Trump associate with whom Cohen had been planning the project, wrote to Cohen asking to speak on the phone, saying Putin “called today.”

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