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Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights

  • President denied overnight Miss Universe stay, Comey memos say
  • Jet landed on a Friday, left pre-dawn Sunday after pageant
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Flight Records Unfold Mystery of Trump’s Moscow Nights
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President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that trip, Trump told the former FBI director, according to Comey’s memos about the conversations.

Yet the broad timeline of Trump’s stay, stretching from Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, through the following Sunday morning, has been widely reported. And it’s substantiated by social media posts that show he slept in Moscow the night before the Miss Universe contest.