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Tue May 9, 2017, 10:28 PM

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Source: NBC NEWS

President Donald Trump has hired a Washington law firm to send a letter to a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee saying he has no connections to Russia, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday.

Spicer's revelation was in response to a question from reporters on a briefing about committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham's remarks that he wants to look into whether Trump has any business dealings with Russia.

"The president, obviously, was aware of Senator Graham's suggestion after he made it today and he's fine with that. He has no business in Russia. He has no connections to Russia. So he welcomes that," Spicer said.




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Trump is in serious CYA mode.

Under Russian direction?

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Reply Trump Hires Law Firm to Fight Suggestions of Russia Business Ties title (Original post)
orangecrush May 2017 OP
CentralMass May 2017 #1
orangecrush May 2017 #5
hedda_foil May 2017 #2
orangecrush May 2017 #8
tanyev May 2017 #3
Leghorn21 May 2017 #13
Botany May 2017 #4
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #9
orangecrush May 2017 #10
Leghorn21 May 2017 #14
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #16
procon May 2017 #6
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #11
C_U_L8R May 2017 #7
orangecrush May 2017 #12
denverbill May 2017 #15
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #17
DonViejo May 2017 #18

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:31 PM

1. Firing Comey does seem like a desperate move. It will.be interesting to see where this goes.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #1)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:34 PM

5. ...



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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:31 PM

2. Under Russian direction? Gee, with Lavrov visiting fakepresident tomorrow, ya think?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #2)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:36 PM

8. Obvious to the World

With what Russia tried to pull in France.

It takes Americans a little longer to catch on, I think because Europeans are closer to Russia, and know how they operate.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:32 PM

3. Again, the issue is not whether you have business in Russia, Donald.

The issue is whether Russia had business with you.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:45 PM

13. Yeah, remember in the Steele Dossier, he made a point of saying that though they tried

and tried, the Russians could NOT get DFT to invest in their country, even when offered many sweet deals. It perplexed them no end.

However, HELL YEAH, Russia invested in HIM, and - here we are. The dollars came here, in this case - they weren't shipped to Moscow...and...here we are! (*sigh*)

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:32 PM

4. Trump is lawyering up

"President Donald Trump has hired a Washington law firm to send a letter to a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee saying he has no connections to Russia, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday."

Doesn't Trump already have White House Counsel? And doesn't he have staff to send any needed letters?

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:37 PM

9. 26 lawyers on WH counsel staff, so far. . . . nt

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:37 PM

10. Excellent observation




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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:50 PM

14. Dewey Cheatham and Howe, eh? Sheeiit, if his new attorneys are as sharp as Michael

Cohen or Don McGhan, dude's up a creek -

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:28 PM

16. W H Counsel may have different duties. This investigation is personal as to Trump, the man.

W H Counsel may advise as regards the office of the Presidency as it relates to Presidential duties and such. Maybe.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:34 PM

6. "I am not a traitor", sounds a lot worse than, "I am not a crook". nt

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Response to procon (Reply #6)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:37 PM

11. Yeah, and it is about as effective. "Do not think of an elephant." . . . nt

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:35 PM

7. Trump may very well not own anything in a Russia.

But Russians sure do own his money grubbing ass.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #7)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:43 PM

12. Obvous to all the world

That Trump is a russian agent.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:22 PM

15. Trump is a HUGE money launderer for Russia's criminal elites. Thus his offshore entities.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:31 PM

17. It's possible that he personally right NOW does have a business deal w/Russians.

I have always maintained he desperately WANTS to do business in Russia. He's been trying to get for about 30 years, according to an article I read.

He's had, in the past, some deals with third parties where Russians were also involved.

Trump Jr said in the past that Russians are a major source of funds to the Trump organization. Note that that is not Trump personally.

This whole thing is so disgusting.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 07:17 AM

18. Locking...

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