A bombshell new report suggests Donald Trump consummated a deal to hold his Miss Universe pageant in Moscow while hobnobbing with Russian oligarchs at a Las Vegas nightclub later shut down over lewd performances involving women and urine.
The future president invited himself to dinner June 15, 2013, with Aras and Emin Agalarov and British publicist Rob Goldstone while presiding over the Miss USA contest his company owned at the time, reported Michael Isikoff and David Corn.
The elder Agalarov is a real estate developer and businessman, like Trump, and Goldstone is the publicist for the Russian's pop star son, and all three figure in the controversial June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr.
They were planning a dinner at CUT, a restaurant at the Palazzo hotel and casino, when Trump's longtime security chief Keith Schiller called and asked if the pageant owner and reality TV star could join their party.
A group of about 20, including Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, dined in a private room, and Trump flattered his new friends and boasted that "nobody in the world" was better at self-promotion than he was, and referred to himself in third person.
Also at the dinner was Ike Kaveladze, the vice president of Agalarov's Crocus International, who had been identified in 2000 by U.S. authorities as a conduit for money laundering $1.4 billion out of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Part of the group -- including Trump, Emin, Goldstone, reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and outgoing Miss USA Nana Meriwether -- went after dinner to an after-party at a raunchy nightclub called the Act, where they arrived shortly after midnight.
The Act was ordered a few months later to stop its "lewd" and "offensive" performances -- which involved activity that resembles salacious details of the Trump-Russia dossier compiled by a former British spy.
"Among the club’s regular acts cited by the judge was one called 'Hot for Teacher,' in which naked college girls simulate urinating on a professor," Isikoff and Corn reported. "In another act, two women disrobe and then 'one female stands over the other female and simulates urinating while the other female catches the urine in two wine glasses.'”
The club had been under undercover surveillance since March 2013 by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and private investigators hired by its landlord, the Palazzo -- which was owned by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson.
The Act shut down after the judge's ruling, which also cited simulated bestiality and sadomasochist acts, and there's no public record of which acts were performed the night Trump visited with his Russian associates.
But the club's management had been made aware Trump was coming and arranged to have plenty of Diet Coke ready for him, and even discussed some special performances for the future president.
"The owners had also discussed whether they should prepare a special performance for the developer, perhaps a dominatrix who would tie him up on stage or a little-person transvestite Trump impersonator," Isikoff and Corn reported. "They nixed that idea."
The group toasted to Trump's 67th birthday the day before, and he affirmed his desire to do business with Emin.
Trump announced the following night at the end of the Miss USA broadcast that he would hold the Miss Universe pageant in Russia, and he signed a contract with the Agalarovs in front of the audience.
"Two days later Trump expressed his desire on Twitter to become Putin’s 'new best friend,'" Isikoff and Corn reported. "Emin quickly responded with his own tweet: 'Mr. @realDonaldTrump anyone you meet becomes your best friend — so I’m sure Mr. Putin will not be an exception in Moscow.'"