“I vaguely remember press inquiries and media reporting during the campaign about whether the Trump Organization had business dealings in Russia,” he wrote. “I may have spoken with campaign staff or Trump Organization employees regarding responses to requests for information, but I have no current recollection of any particular conversation, with whom I may have spoken, when, or the substance of any conversation.”
The president didn’t respond to follow-up questions about the project from Mueller’s office.
Cohen told Mueller’s investigators that he confronted Trump after his public denial of any involvement with Russia, “which Cohen regarded as untrue.”
According to Mueller’s report, Cohen said Trump told him “that Trump Tower Moscow was not a deal yet and said, ‘Why mention it if it is not a deal?’”