Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti tweets that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, may have used funds from Vladimir Putin-linked oligarch Viktor Vekselberg in the hush money deal.

Avenatti tweeted:  “After significant investigation, we have discovered that Mr. Trump’s atty Mr. Cohen received approximately $500,000 in the mos. after the election from a company controlled by a Russian Oligarc with close ties to Mr. Putin. These monies may have reimbursed the $130k payment.”

Avenatti also released a report with some preliminary findings about the bank account Cohen reportedly used to make the payments to Stormy Daniels.

The report states that Cohen’s received about $500,000 in eight transactions from Vekselberg and his cousin Andrew Intrater, from January to August 2017.

According to Avenatti, the payments to Cohen’s company, Essential, was routed through a U.S. company called Columbus Nova that is connected to Vekselberg’s company Renova Group. In other words, he wanted to hide the payments to Cohen.

“This  was occurring at the same  time  significant  questions  were being raised relating to (a)  the  involvement  of Russia and Vladimir Putin in the 2016 Presidential  Election and (b) the extent of the relationship between Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump,” the report reads.

Vekselberg was sanctioned earlier this year by the Trump administration. If Avenatti’s report is true, it is clear proof that there was some level of collusion between Trump and Russia. Cohen may have been an in-person linked to the Russians with a trip to Prague as the Christopher Steele dossier claimed.

The New York Times is reporting that Robert Mueller’s team also questioned Vekselberg about the payments to Cohen. Federal agents stopped him at a New York-area airport “about two months ago” and “searched his electronic devices and questioned him.”

The FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s apartment, office and hotel room in April has Donald Trump triggered because of the evidence that was collected.