Sparking more speculation about Trump’s involvement with Russia, a published review of property investments this week revealed that “dozens of Russians have invested nearly $100 million in Trump-branded buildings in southern Florida,” according to a report by The Hill on Saturday.
Documents showed that “at least 64 individuals with Russian passports or addresses invested at least $98.4 million in Trump luxury towers in Florida,” and some of those investors were “members of the Russian elite, including businessmen with political connections.”
“I can say definitively that this is an overblown story that is media-created,” said Alan Garten, the chief legal officer of the Trump Organization. “I’ve been around this company and know the company’s dealings.”
The documents “did not reveal any suggestion of wrongdoing on the part of Trump or his real estate organization,” according to the report, which noted that “a pair of congressional probes into Russian intervention in the election have kept scrutiny of any potential ties to the country in focus.”
During the presidential campaign, Trump vowed that he has no loans or deals with Russia.
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