Flight records obtained by Bloomberg indicate Donald Trump spent a full night in Moscow during his trip to the city for the Miss Universe competition in November 2013, contradicting the alibi he offered in response to the most salacious allegation in the Steele dossier.
According to Bloomberg, Trump’s jet landed at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, November 8. It didn’t take off for the return flight to the U.S. until 3:58 a.m. on Sunday, meaning Trump was there for one full night and most of a second.
The flight records aren’t consistent with what Trump told former FBI director James Comey about the “pee tape” allegation. In his newly released memos detailing his interactions with Trump, Comey writes that after he informed him about the dossier’s allegation that Russia is in possession of a tape of Trump watching sex workers urinate on a hotel bed at the Moscow Ritz-Carlson, Trump told him on two separate occasions that the allegation couldn’t be true because he never even spent a night in the city.
Comey wrote that during a January 28, 2017 dinner with Trump at the White House, Trump brought up the “golden showers thing” and said “[h]e had spoken to people who had been on the Miss Universe trip with him and they had reminded him that he didn’t stay over in Russia for that.”
“He said he arrived in the morning, did events, then showered and dressed for the pageant at the hotel (he didn’t say the hotel name) and left for the pageant. Afterwards, he returned only to get his things because they departed for New York by plane that same night,” Comey’s memo continues.