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Tags: felix sater | trump | russia | collusion

Soviet-Born Trump Adviser: If Mueller Finds Collusion, Send Them to Jail

(ABC News' "Good Morning America")

By    |   Friday, 16 March 2018 11:02 AM EDT

Felix Sater, the Soviet-born businessman, who says he was a "senior adviser to Donald Trump," insists if special counsel Robert Mueller finds people close to the president who colluded with any country against the U.S., they should be sent to jail.

His comments came in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, has said he had discussions with Sater about a never-realized Trump Tower in Moscow, according to The Washington Post.

And Sater had once promised to "get all of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's team to buy in" on the proposed project, according to ABC News.

Mueller has asked for any documents relating to the proposed project, which Cohen said was abandoned in January 2016, the Post noted.

BuzzFeed News reported Sater has been cast as a Russian mafioso and a career criminal. He has worked as an asset for the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency and even tracked Osama bin Laden.

He claimed to have notified law enforcement officials to potential assassination attempts on Colin Power, when he was secretary of state and on President George W. Bush.

"I am a patriot," Sater said. "Having the opportunity to serve my country and do anything in its defense was a no brainer. It was, 'Where do I sign up?'"

And BuzzFeed News reported he has bragged about "building Trump Towers by day and hunting Bin Laden by night."

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said Sater "provided valuable and sensitive information to the government" and that information was "crucial to national security."

He said his company, Bayrock Group, rented office space in Trump Tower and that he was personally introduced to Trump in 2000.

Sater said he began pitching development proposals to Trump shortly after their introduction. He claimed to have helped Trump's company obtain financial on major projects.

"I would bring him deals," Sater said.

Sater reportedly once boasted he could help "engineer" a Trump presidency using the plan to a Trump Tower in Moscow to court Putin's support.

"I am not a political person," Sater said. "I don't understand the implications of the politics or the various strings that get attached to it and how good or bad it may look."

ABC News said Sater will not say if he has been interviewed by Mueller.

Butt he is unconcerned about how he will be viewed.

"Eventually, it will become known that I'm guilty of trying to build the world's tallest building — and that's about it." Sater said.

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Felix Sater, the Soviet-born businessman, who says he was a "senior adviser to Donald Trump," insists if special counsel Robert Mueller finds people close to the president who colluded with any country against the U.S., they should be sent to jail.
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