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Trump Admits He ‘Lightly Looked’ at Building Russian Tower During Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump has admitted he “lightly looked” at building a development in Russia while he was running for president. In an ill-tempered Friday morning tweet sent from Buenos Aires—where the president is attending the G-20 summit—he insisted that his business dealings during the campaign were somehow “very legal and very cool.” On Thursday, Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen admitted he lied to Congress about his role in pursuing a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, covering up that discussions stretched into the 2016 presidential campaign. “Oh, I get it!” wrote Trump on Friday morning. “I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail... Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project. Witch Hunt!”