Michael Cohen said believed Putin was behind the $95M sale of his Palm ...

Michael Cohen says President Donald believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was behind the sale of his languishing Palm Beach Mansion that saw him pocket a $54million profit.

bought the mansion in 2004 for more than $41million dollars and had trouble selling the sprawling 62,000-square foot property.

In 2008 it was finally purchased by Russian fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovlev, for $95million, nearly double when paid for it, leaving pocketing an over $50million profit.

Cohen said told him he believed the real buyer was Putin in the sale that took place before his presidency.

Michael Cohen says President Donald Trump believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was behind the sale of his languishing Palm Beach Mansion that saw him pocket a $54million profit in 2008

Michael Cohen says President Donald believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was behind the sale of his languishing Palm Beach Mansion that saw him pocket a $54million profit in 2008

Trump bought the mansion in 2004 for more than $41million dollars and had trouble selling the sprawling 62,000-square foot property. In 2008 it was finally purchased by a Russian fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovlev, for $95million, nearly double when Trump paid for it

bought the mansion in 2004 for more than $41million dollars and had trouble selling the sprawling 62,000-square foot property. In 2008 it was finally purchased by a Russian fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovlev, for $95million, nearly double when paid for it

'I don’t know what he was thinking….He believes that all of the Russian oligarchs are basically pawns of Vladimir Putin, he believes he controls all of them,' Cohen said on week.

Cohen detailed ’s belief that Putin secretly funded the deal in his new book Disloyal: A Memior, which was released on September 8. 

Cohen, the disbarred lawyer who served as an attorney for from 2006 to 2018 was sentenced to three years in jail in 2018 for tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

In May he was released early due to concerns regarding the pandemic to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest. 

' is keen on this power and whether its Putin, Mohammed bin Salman, Kim Jong Un, it’s the power that he’s so involved with and so in search of, that this is exactly what he believes,' Cohen said of on the show.

'He believes that Putin controls all of Russia and all of its wealth and anything, like the purchase of this home, had to be with the permission of Vladimir Putin,' he added. 

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