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Trump Got Secret Plan to Lift Russia Sanctions

President Donald Trump's attorney hand-delivered a "peace plan" from a Ukranian lawmaker to the White House that would let the U.S. lift sanctions on Russia if it were enacted, The New York Times reported. Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney who delivered the document, said the goal is to “bring about peace” between Russia and Ukraine. The Ukrainian lawmaker pushing the plan, Andrii Artemenko, has praised Trump and Putin and is seeking to oust Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko. “A lot of people will call me a Russian agent, a U.S. agent, a CIA agent,” Artemenko said. “But how can you find a good solution between our countries if we do not talk?” Cohen, whose wife is Ukrainian, told The New York Times that he has not discussed the plan with Trump. Those involved in the plan met at a hotel in Manhattan, according to the Times. Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., Valeriy Chaly, chided Artemenko, saying he is “not entitled to present any alternative peace plans on behalf of Ukraine to any foreign government, including the U.S. administration.”