If you thought that the sordid saga of the Trump-Russia scandal wasn’t weird enough already, hold on to your seat.
A stunning new excerpt from an upcoming book by Yahoo News chief reporter Michael Isikoff and Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones David Corn tells the tale of how President Trump sealed the deal for the infamous 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow by dining with Kremlin-linked oligarchs and then heading to a nightclub known for unusual acts that included “simulated urination.”
In June 2013, a dinner party of twenty people, including Trump, his lawyer Michael Cohen, Azerbaijani oligarch Aras Agalarov and his pop star son Emin, and publicist Rob Goldstone – the man who arranged the infamous 2016 Trump tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalya Veselnitskaya where Don Jr. was offered “dirt” on Hillary Clinton – celebrated the decision to hold the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow at a Las Vegas restaurant.
Holding the pageant in Moscow gave Trump the opportunity to open up the Russian market for the tower that he yearned for and gave Emin Agalarov the break he needed to revitalize his stalled music career.
After dinner, the party moved on to a “raunchy” nightclub called the Act, where they watched scantily clad women perform an exotic show. What they saw that night is unclear, but the Act was later shut down by the Las Vegas Gaming Board for violating decency laws with its “lewd and indecent acts.”
In addition to such sights as “simulated sex acts of bestiality and grotesque sadomasochism,” one could find the following spectacle at the Act:
Among the club’s regular acts cited by the judge was one called “Hot for Teacher,” in which naked college girls simulate urinating on a professor. In another act, two women disrobe and then “one female stands over the other female and simulates urinating while the other female catches the urine in two wine glasses.”
Just a few months later, Donald Trump would fly to Russia to party it up with Aras and Emin at the Miss Universe contest, and stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in the same room that President Obama slept in during his own trip to Moscow previously.
According to the Trump-Russia dossier assembled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, it was in that room that Donald Trump allegedly engaged in, or observed, lewd sex acts with multiple sex workers that included urine play.
The dossier alleges that Donald Trump’s presidential suite antics were being recorded by Russian security services and that the now-infamous “pee tape” is being used by Russia to blackmail President Trump.
Trump’s own bodyguard, Keith Schiller, has confirmed that the President was asked if he was interested in having five women sent to his room that night – but said that “we don’t do that type of stuff.”
That is very hard to believe, considering that the obsessive need to be surrounded by beautiful women is one of the primary themes of Trump’s life.
The Miss Universe and Miss USA contests, running his own modeling agency, to walking on teenage beauty pageant contestants while they were changing, the alleged parties with convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein, the stories of cocaine-fuelled sex parties, the affairs with Playboy models and porn stars, and the dozens of sexual assault and harassment allegations all very much indicate that he definitely “does that stuff.”
Did Aras Agalarov watch President Trump’s interest in what could have been a Las Vegas urine show and pass on his observations to the Kremlin, who then set up a similar spectacle for his enjoyment?
Only time will tell. But if the already insane twists and turns of the Trump-Russia saga are anything to go by, the weirdness has only just begun.