Who is Viktor Vekselberg? Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg popped up at President Trump's inauguration, and then again a year later, in connection to Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen.
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Bloomberg News: Attorney Michael Cohen—who began serving a three-year federal prison sentence earlier this month—exchanged “more than 230 phone calls and 950 text messages” over 8 months with the CEO of an investment management firm connected to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. According to Bloomberg, the exchanges between Cohen (President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney) and Columbus Nova CEO Andrew Intrater occurred in 2016 and 2017. These exchanges, Bloomberg reports, are described in a search-and-seizure warrant that was filed in Washington, D.C. on August 7, 2017 and unsealed on Wednesday.
Columbus Nova, according to public records, is controlled by Renova Group—which is controlled by Vekselberg.