The explosive report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, released Tuesday, contains images of correspondence between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in which the future president tries to ingratiate himself with the Russian strong man and the "beautiful women" at the Miss Universe pageant to apply.
The images include handwritten all-caps inscriptions in Trump's trusted hand at a time when the report revealed he was planning to bring the beauty pageant to Moscow and his family and subordinates were investigating real estate deals in Russia.
"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD!" Trump wrote at the end of a June 2013 letter in which Trump told Putin that he had undoubtedly heard the news that the Miss Universe Pageant was coming to Russia.
In a June 2013 letter from Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to participate in the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Trump added a message about "beautiful women" in his own hand
The letter dropped the name of the oligarch Aras Agalarov, with whom Trump had worked on the venture.
"I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to be my guest of honor in Moscow," Trump wrote to the leader, who would face severe US sanctions for the Crimea invasion the following year. "I know you are going to have a great time."
Trump then added the line about beautiful women in his own hand. Although the line appears to seduce Putin, according to other passages in the report, a multitude of people have claimed to have heard of Trump's encounters with women in Russia during his three famous trips.
A first draft of the letter provided by British music journalist Rob Goldstone to a longtime Trump adviser also contained a line stating that Trump "would also hope to meet you privately while I was in Moscow". It was cut from the version included in the report.
The report examined Russia's efforts to develop compromising information about people, as well as efforts to disrupt elections in 2016.
Trump said during his July 2016 presidential election: “I have nothing to do with Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia – for everything. & # 39;
In a previous letter from December 2007, Trump declared himself a "big fan" of Putin in a letter written during his first two terms.
All are stationary written on Trump Organization.
Miss Venezuela 2013 Gabriela Isler poses after her victory in the final of the Miss Universe 2013 competition with Donald J Trump at Crocus City Hall in Moscow on November 9, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote to Trump after the Miss Universe event. "It is a pity we couldn't hold our meeting, but I hope we can talk on one of your upcoming visits to Russia," he wrote
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive Tuesday in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington for the signing ceremony of a proclamation marking the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment
Trump congratulated Putin on "Person of the Year" of the time.
Trump claimed the pageant "rejected many competing countries in favor of Russia".
"Congratulations on Time Magazine's Man of the Year – you definitely deserve it," wrote Trump after Putin was named Person of the Year. “As you have probably heard, I am a huge fan of yours. Take care ”, he concluded with the underlined sentence“ big fan ”.
It came at a time when Trump employee Felix Sater was investigating Trump real estate projects in Moscow. Trump's greeting read: "With best wishes."
The correspondence was not one-way.
After the Miss Universe contest, in which Putin did not participate despite the letter campaign and the witness said it was talks about how a Trump-Putin meeting could come about, Putin wrote Trump in Russian and sent a gift.
“Dear Mr. Trump, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues on the successful implementation of the Miss Universe competition in Moscow. I hope that all participants in this remarkable event will go home with fond memories of their visit to the Russian capital, ”Putin wrote. “It's a shame we couldn't hold our meeting, but I hope we can talk on one of your upcoming visits to Russia. Sincerely, V. Putin.
Attached is a picture of a gift that Donald Trump Jr. raved about in his own note to his father.
An English translation accompanied Putin's letter to Trump
The letters were picked up when the committee examined a variety of Trump Moscow real estate projects
"DAD – LOOK AT EMIN [Agalarov] – YOU WILL BE SENT A GIFT FROM PUTIN!"
A letter from Trump to Putin from September 2013 also wanted to entice him to the Miss Universe pageant. He called it "the largest and most important pageant in the world".
"It will be a great homage to Moscow and Russia!" Trump raved. "We rejected many competing countries in favor of Russia," he added. Then he issued an invitation: "I would like to take the opportunity of Ibis to personally invite you to be my guest of honor" at the pageant on November 9th. "I will also arrive in Moscow a few days before the event. If for any reason you would like to meet me, it would be a great honor."
The report also describes how Trump asked Felix Sater to join Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump on their own trip to Moscow to explore projects for his company.
& # 39; My kids go there; I'd be a lot more comfortable if you took care of her there, ”Sater told the committee that Trump asked him.
Sater contacted a "close friend" to give them an almost private tour of the Kremlin.
“But after that, the curator and translator, the security guard says, after looking through some of the museum-quality rooms, as we pass: This is the boss's room. And he opens it and shows an office. & # 39;
At this point Ivanka said, "Can I sit behind the chair?" Sater says he told the guard, “Just trust me; She is the daughter of a VIP from the USA .; What is she going to do, steal his pen? & # 39;
“And I convinced him to let her sit in the chair. She sat in the chair, turned around two or three times, said, "Wow," and went out, and that was it. Then we went to dinner later, ”he said.