Putin's spokesman confirms it received email from Trump's personal lawyer during presidential campaign

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Wednesday that the Kremlin received an email from Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, during the 2016 presidential campaign.

According to The Washington Post:

President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday that they received Cohen's email, which was sent to the press office's general email address. Peskov said it was one of many emails the Kremlin press office gets — since its email address is available online — and that the Kremlin did not reply to it.

Cohen admitted on Monday that Trump's company had been working to land a project in Moscow during the presidential primary, but it fell through.

And according to Business Insider 's article, "A Timeline of Trump Associates' Russia-Related Emails Reveal Consistent Efforts by Russia to Infiltrate the Campaign," yesterday:

The messages show that Russians were consistently trying to infiltrate the Trump campaign, and that many of Trump's associates felt that meeting with Kremlin representatives would somehow bolster Trump's election chances. The newly uncovered emails, moreover — along with Cohen's statement — could used by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller to demonstrate an intent to collude.

"If the reports are true that Cohen emailed a general Kremlin mailbox, that would be another example of malicious intent being tempered only by incompetence on the Trump team's part," Price said.

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