NYT: Ukrainian Paid Trump $150,000 During Campaign

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The day of explosive news continues.  Now the New York Times is reporting that Mueller is investigating a $150 000 payment made by a Ukrainian billionaire to the Trump Foundation in exchange for a 20-minute TV appearance:

WASHINGTON — The special counsel is investigating a payment made to President Trump’s foundation by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a talk during the campaign, according to three people briefed on the matter, as part of a broader examination of streams of foreign money to Mr. Trump and his associates in the years leading up to the election.

Investigators subpoenaed the Trump Organization this year for an array of records about business with foreign nationals. In response, the company handed over documents about a $150,000 donation that the Ukrainian billionaire, Victor Pinchuk, made in September 2015 to the Donald J. Trump Foundation in exchange for a 20-minute appearance by Mr. Trump that month through a video link to a conference in Kiev.

Y’know…on any other day, and any other president, this would be big news.

In case you are curious, here is then-candidate Trump’s super-awkward video appearance.

I have a feeling the Ukranian guy asked for his money back.

 

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