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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:58 PM

As Russia inquiry heats up, Spicer says Trumps campaign chair had very limited role in campaign

[font size="3"]The White House is rewriting history in order to distance Trump from his campaign’s Russia scandal.[/font]

https://thinkprogress.org/spicer-manfort-very-limited-role-in-trump-campaign-russia-af2236885db8#.6wx7q2277


On Monday morning, FBI Director James Comey made it official — the Trump campaign’s ties with Russian officials are under investigation.

A few hours later, Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to distance Trump from two members of his inner circle who lost their jobs after their close ties with Russia came to light — former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

During his press conference, a reporter asked Spicer, “Now that we know that there is an ongoing investigation by the FBI, does the president stand by his comments that he’s not aware of any contacts that his campaign associates had with Russia during the election?”

Spicer replied that Trump does stand by the claims he, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus have all made, insisting that no Trump campaign officials were in contact with Russian operatives. But he then hedged his bets by suggesting that even if some campaign officials were in touch with Russian officials, they weren’t major players anyway.

“Even General Flynn was a volunteer of the campaign, and then obviously there’s been this discussion of Paul Manafort who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time,” Spicer said.


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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:30 PM

1. Do these idiots think it's 1817?!?

EVERYTHING they have done is out there to find, for anyone willing to look. Jeez. It takes me, a tech-derp, literally one second to find so much crap to refute this. I don't know whether to be horrified that they're so dumb, or royally insulted that they think we're all that stupid.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:28 PM

2. Those ridiculous, desperate lies reveal a lot. They demonstrate their fear.

The Trump administration knows Manafort and Flynn committed treason, and that the FBI likely has the goods on them.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 08:34 AM

3. Lying again

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