Trump tweeted: "After two years and millions of pages of documents (and a cost of over $30 million) no collusion!"
AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1544274116000
The alleged Russian approach was outlined in one of several court filings Friday by US prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller seeking prison time for Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. He is to be sentenced next week for campaign finance violations, financial crimes and lying to Congress about Trump's business dealings in Russia.
During discussions about a possible hotel bearing Trump's name in Moscow, Cohen told prosecutors, he was approached in November 2015 by an unnamed Russian claiming to be a "'trusted person' in the Russian Federation," the filing said.
The Russian offered "synergy on a government level" with the Trump campaign in pushing for a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, it continued, adding that Cohen said he did not follow up.
Mueller said that discussions about the potential Moscow development were relevant to his investigation because they occurred "at a time of sustained efforts by the Russian government to interfere with the US presidential election."