Russian agents reached out to Trump to offer 'political synergy' in November 2015: Mueller memo
US court filings suggest aides of President Donald Trump sought support from the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin for an ambitious Moscow skyscraper project even while Trump was running for the White House in 2016 (AFP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

Among the details buried in the sentencing memo filed for President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney is communication between Trump's teams and and Russian agents in November 2015.


Cohen talked to Russian agents in November 2015, before Trump's campaign had really gotten going, the memo says.

"In or around November 2015, Cohen received the contact information for, and spoke with, a Russian national who claimed to be a 'trusted person' in the Russian Federation who could offer the campaign 'political synergy' and 'synergy on a government level,'" the memo says. "The defendant recalled that this person repeatedly proposed a meeting between Individual 1 and the President of Russia. The person told Cohen that such a meeting could have a 'phenomenal' impact 'not only in political but in a business dimension as well,' referring to the Moscow Project, because there is 'no bigger warranty in any project than consent of [the President of Russia].'

The memo says Cohen " did not follow up on this invitation."

Read the full memo here.