asked Duma whether she recommended that Graff “send a formal note to the Deputy Prime Minister” declining his invitation; Duma replied that a formal note would be “great.”379 It does not appear that Graff prepared that note immediately. According to written answers from President Trump,380 Graff received an email from Deputy Prime Minister Prikhodko on March 17, 2016, again inviting Trump to participate in the 2016 Forum in St. Petersburg.381 Two weeks later, on March 31, 2016, Graff prepared for Trump’s signature a two-paragraph letter declining the invitation.382 The letter stated that Trump’s “schedule has become extremely demanding” because of the presidential campaign, that he “already ha[d] several commitments in the United States” for the time of the Forum, but that he otherwise “would have gladly given every consideration to attending such an important event.”383 Graff forwarded the letter to another executive assistant at the Trump Organization with instructions to print the document on letterhead for Trump to sign.384 At approximately the same time that the letter was being prepared, Robert Foresman—~21 New York-based investment bankerm—began reaching out to Graff to secure an in-person meeting with candidate‘Trump. According to Foresman, he had been asked by Anton Kobyakov, a Russian presidential aide involved with the Roscongress Foundation, to see if Trump could speak at the Forum.385 Foresman first emailed Graff on March 31, 2016, following a phone introduction brokered through Trump business associate Mark Burnett (who produced the television show The Apprentice). In his email, Foresman referenced his long-standing personal and professional expertise in Russia and Ukraine, his work setting up an early “private channel” between Vladimir Putin and former US. President George W. Bush, and an “approach” he had received from “senior Kremlin officials” about the candidate. Foresman asked Graff for a meeting with the candidate, Corey Lewandowski, or “another relevant person” to discuss this and other “concrete things” Foresman felt uncomfortable discussing over “unsecure email.”386 On April 4, 2016, Graff forwarded Foresman’s meeting request to Jessica Macchia, another executive assistant to Trump.387 379 1/ 15/ 16 Email, Mira to Graff. 380 As explained in Volume II and Appendix C, on September 17, 2018, the Ofﬁce sent written questions to the President’s counsel. On November 20, 2018, the President provided written answers to those questions through counsel. 33‘ Written Responses of Donald J. "l“mmp (Nov. 20, 2018), at 17 (Response to Question IV, Part (e)) (“[D]ocuments show that Ms. Graff prepared for my signature a brief response declining the invitation”). 3’32 Written Responses of Donald J. Trump (Nov. 20, 2018), at 17 (Response to Question IV, Part (e)); see also TRUMPORG_16_000134 (unsigned letter dated March 31, 2016). 383 TRUMPORG_I6_000134 (unsigned letter). 38“ TRUMPORG_16_OOOI33 (3/31/16 Email, Graff to Macchia). 3’35 Foresman 10/17/18 302, at 3-4. 386 See TRUMPORGJ6_00136 (3/31/16 Email, Foresman to Graft); see also Foresman 10/ 17/18 302, at 3-4. 3‘87 See TRUMPORG_16_00136 (4/4/16 Email, Graff to Macchia). t: Y i a; h- .. i ii
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