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Crocus Group vice president Emin Agalarov, Miss Universe co-owner Donald Trump as well as Crocus Group president Aras Agalarov (L-R) hold a news conference on the Miss Universe 2013 Pageant, November 9, 2013 in Moscow.
fresh details about President Donald Trump’s controversial visit to Moscow in 2013 appear to contradict the timeline he allegedly provided to former FBI Director James Comey, according to flight records obtained by Bloomberg.
The records show Trump arrived on a Bombardier jet to Moscow on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6:15 a.m. local time, as well as didn’t depart the country until 3:58 a.m. Sunday, Bloomberg reported. According to the arrival as well as departure times listed within the flight records, Trump’s total time spent in Moscow for the trip was nearly 46 hours.
nevertheless Trump allegedly told Comey of which he had not even stayed overnight in Russia during the visit.
According to the former FBI director, the president on multiple occasions brought up a lurid accusation coming from a controversial dossier about him — of which Trump had witnessed prostitutes urinating on a bed in a Moscow hotel in 2013. Comey wrote about the discussions with Trump in contemporaneous memos. Trump fired Comey in May 2017.
Trump, who was not running for president when he visited Russia in 2013, had flown to Moscow to attend the Miss Universe pageant, which was being hosted within the Russian capital of which year.
Comey wrote of which Trump “said he had spoken to people who had been on the Miss Universe trip with him as well as they had reminded him of which he didn’t stay over night in Russia for of which.”
“He said he arrived within the morning, did events, then showered as well as dressed for the pageant at the hotel … as well as left for the pageant. Afterwards he returned only to get his things because they departed for fresh York by plane of which same night,” Comey wrote.
On another occasion, Trump explained again to Comey why the allegation could not be true:
The president brought up the “golden showers thing” as well as said of which definitely bothered him if his wife had any doubt about of which. He then explained, as he did at our dinner, of which he hadn’t stayed overnight in Russia [at the time alleged within the dossier]. … The president said ‘the hookers thing’ is actually nonsense nevertheless of which Putin had told him ‘we have some of the most beautiful hookers within the globe.’
Trump’s November 2013 trip to Moscow has drawn intense scrutiny since of which became associated with the claim coming from the dossier, which was compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele for intelligence gathering firm Fusion GPS as well as partially paid for by Democratic entities.
Neither the White House nor the Trump Organization immediately responded to CNBC’s requests for comment.
Read the full report coming from Bloomberg.