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The Washington Post is reporting that Mueller has obtained a letter that Trump wrote to Putin inviting him to attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, which was being held in Moscow:

Trump’s letter to Putin, which was described by people with knowledge of its contents, shows how interested he was in attracting the personal attention of the Russian president. The real estate magnate, who owned the Miss Universe pageant, wrote the note at a time when he was looking to expand his brand to Russia.

The letter, the first known attempt at direct outreach by Trump to Putin, has been turned over to investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign. It is unclear whether Trump’s missive was ever delivered to the Russian president — and if so, whether Putin responded.

Trump added his dirty-old-man personal touch at the end:

At the bottom of the typed letter, Trump scrawled a postscript adding that he looked forward to seeing “beautiful” women during his trip.

In case you missed it, this is the same guy who claimed “I don’t know who Putin is” during the campaign in 2016. Watch:

It seems Trump knew enough about who Putin is to fawn over him in 2013.

And the Rachel Maddow blog account asks a very interesting question about this report:

How, exactly, did Mueller get this letter? Who turned it over to investigators?

Just more evidence that Mueller as more information than anyone can imagine. And as it leaks to the media, it paints a more damning picture by the day. I can hardly wait until Mueller decides to reveal it all to us.

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