However, Yahoo News reported that investigators have obtained messages from Russian associate Felix Sater, who worked on the deal, that show Cohen continued to discuss the project until at least May 2016.
Trump was close to securing the GOP presidential nomination at that time.
Cohen and his lawyer did not return Yahoo News’s requests for comment.
“All my communications show I was tenaciously trying to get a super tall tower built and nothing else.”.
Yahoo reported that the messages show Cohen and Sater started to discuss a deal to build a Trump Tower in 2015.
“I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” Sater wrote in one email.
The FBI raided his office last month, partly on a referral from Mueller. »