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NYT "President Trump and his assistants, more than 100 contacts with Russia before taking office" –

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US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump and his staff in the election camp contacted Russia more than 100 times during the presidential election in 2016 and the change of regime, the New York Times reported.

According to NYT's analysis of court documents and papers submitted to Congress, President Trump and his 17 staff have had contact with Russian citizens, their mediators and wisemen during this period. Besides direct meetings, contact forms include phone calls, text messages, emails, Twitter messages, and more.

According to NYT, President Trump contacted Russian billionaire Aras Galalov and his son, Emman, who hosted the Miss Universe contest with them around 2016 several times. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential candidate for the 2016 campaign to hit the Trump Tower, had helped organize a meeting.

Trump's private attorney, Michael Cohen, has been involved in a plan to build the Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen co-operated with President Trump's business, Felix Cutter, who had a close relationship with Russia in the past. In addition, they also contacted the emerging chaebols in Russia.

Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has contacted the Russian side several times in connection with the Trump Tower meeting in 2016, and has also exchanged messages with WikiRisk. Trump's son, Jardok Kouchner, senior White House Advisor, also met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisyal to discuss the issue of establishing channels of contact with Russian officials.

In addition, George Papadopoulos, Trump's camp minister's foreign minister, and Paul Manaport, former head of the navy, also contacted Russia, reports NYT.

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