If this had gone through last summer, would it have been a deal breaker for the Trumpist base?
Probably not. Make Moscow Great Again!
Nevertheless, the details of the deal, which have not previously been disclosed, provide evidence that Trumpâ€™s business was actively pursuing significant commercial interests in Russia at the same time he was campaigning to be president â€” and in a position to determine U.S.-Russia relations. The new details from the emails, which are scheduled to be turned over to congressional investigators soon, also point to the likelihood of additional contacts between Russia-connected individuals and Trump associates during his presidential bid.
White House officials declined to comment for this report.