Ivanka Trump connected Cohen with Russian offering to help facilitate Moscow Trump Tower: report

White House senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpIvanka Trump's fashion line dropped from Hudson's Bay due to 'performance' Trump's harsh immigration policies are a gift for human traffickers Let’s not talk about family leave without talking about child care MORE connected President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump’s turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, with a Russian who offered help with a Moscow Trump Tower, BuzzFeed News reported.

According to sources and emails reviewed by the news outlet, Ivanka Trump communicated with an athlete during the presidential campaign who had offered to introduce President Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin to facilitate the building of a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Ivanka Trump told Cohen he should speak with the former Olympic weightlifter, Dmitry Klokov, in November 2015 and Cohen then had at least one conversation with him, according to sources who spoke with BuzzFeed.

The bodybuilder reportedly told Cohen in an email that he could set up a meeting between President Trump and Putin to facilitate building the Moscow Trump Tower, but Cohen later refused and said the Trump Organization already had an agreement and that he would stop communicating with Klokov.

The emails showed that Klokov lashed out at Cohen and questioned his authority to make decisions for the Trump Organization. Ivanka Trump was also frustrated at Cohen’s refusal to communicate with Klokov, according to BuzzFeed.

Cohen had separately negotiated an agreement with Felix Sater, an associate of the president, for a Russian developer to build the tower, BuzzFeed reported.

BuzzFeed noted that there is no evidence Ivanka Trump’s contact with the athlete was illegal or concerned the 2016 election. There’s also no evidence that the weightlifter would have been able to introduce the two men, the outlet added.

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE and congressional investigators have reviewed the emails and interrogated witnesses about the communication, according to sources who spoke with BuzzFeed.

Klokov, meanwhile, denied communicating with Cohen to BuzzFeed and stopped responding to the publication's messages after being told he had sent at least two emails to the president's lawyer.