It appears Trump has Russian debt and income.

Trump's Lawyers Deny He Has Russian Income Or Debt, 'With A Few Exceptions'

May 12, 20173:53 PM ET
Marilyn Geewax



In a letter released Friday, President Trump's lawyers said a decade's worth of his tax returns show that he doesn't owe money to Russian lenders and that he has received no income from Russian sources, "with a few exceptions."

The exceptions include this: "In 2008, Trump Properties LLC sold an estate in Florida, that it had acquired in 2005 for approximately $41 million, to a Russian billionaire for $95 million."

That buyer was Dmitry Rybolovlev, who never moved into the 62,000-square-foot mansion before tearing it down.

Another exception was the $12.2 million made from holding the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013, according to the letter signed by attorneys Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson.

The lawyers also noted that Trump very likely has received undisclosed payments from Russians for hotel rooms, rounds of golf and Trump-licensed products, such as wine, ties and mattresses.

The March 8 letter was addressed to Trump, who passed it along to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Trump mentioned it during his Thursday NBC News interview with Lester Holt, saying he had "nothing to do with Russia. I have no investments in Russia. None whatsoever."

Without copies of Trump's tax returns, the claims by his lawyers cannot be verified. The lawyers did not define "Russians." Many companies based in Russia use subsidiaries in other places, such as Cyprus or the British Virgin Islands, to conduct transactions overseas.

In an interview with The Economist this week, Trump dismissed calls for his tax returns. Asked whether he would release them, he replied: "I doubt it. I doubt it. Because they're not going to ... nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters. Oh, at some point I'll release them. Maybe I'll release them after I'm finished because I'm very proud of them actually."

In recent days, the Trump administration has been caught up in an intensifying swirl of questions about potential financial ties involving Russians, Trump and his associates.

The lawyers who wrote the letter about his finances are with the firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, which was named "Russia Law Firm of the Year" for 2016 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks lawyers.

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528134634/trumps-lawyers-deny-he-has-russian-income-or-debt-with-a-few-exceptions?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170512

Yawn

You have to admit the letter from his Russian lawyers is a great surrogate for his tax returns.

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS NAMES MORGAN LEWIS AS RUSSIA LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
May 02, 2016
MOSCOW, May 2, 2016: Morgan Lewis has been recognized by Chambers & Partners' 2016 Chambers Europe guide as Russia Law Firm of the Year. The prestigious honor was announced at the publication's recent annual awards dinner in London, where firms from 24 countries were recognized.

The Chambers Europe awards honor the work of law firms across Europe based on research--including substantial feedback from clients--conducted by the directory for its upcoming edition. Criteria include excellence in client service, preeminence in the relevant market, notable achievements over the past 12 months, outstanding work, and impressive strategic growth.

This is the latest honor for the high-profile work performed by the lawyers in Morgan Lewis's Moscow office, which is ranked in Tier 1 by The Legal 500 EMEA for Corporate/M&A Law Firm, Russia and has a Band 1 ranking from Chambers Global for Energy & Natural Resources Law Firm, Russia.

Morgan Lewis's Moscow office provides full-service business representation for clients, including advice on corporate and finance matters; mergers and acquisitions; transactional finance; litigation and international arbitration; energy and natural resources projects; real estate property transactions; labor and employment issues; immigration; and a wide range of regulatory matters. The Moscow team includes seasoned lawyers and specialists with experience throughout the region, including in Kazakhstan (working with Morgan Lewis colleagues in Almaty and Astana) and other countries of the former Soviet Union, including in the Central Asia and Caspian regions.

https://www.morganlewis.com/news/chambers-partners-names-morgan-lewis-as-russia-law-firm-of-the-year

So a billionaire who has done business throughout the world has had a few dealings with Russians?

 

Color me shocked.

attjack - 

Why did Eric Trump Jr say otherwise?

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So when I got in the cart with Eric," Dodson says, "as we were setting off, I said, 'Eric, who's funding? I know no banks -- because of the recession, the Great Recession -- have touched a golf course. You know, no one's funding any kind of golf construction. It's dead in the water the last four or five years.' And this is what he said. He said, 'Well, we don't rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.' I said, 'Really?' And he said, 'Oh, yeah. We've got some guys that really, really love golf, and they're really invested in our programs. We just go there all the time.'


http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2017/05/05/james-dodson-donald-trump-golf

Oh gawd, he talked to Russians??? He needs to be impeached, like right away, post haste, like immediately. Oh my gawd, he's like the devil but worse. 

Jesus - the libs need to give up this Russian story. It was a Podesta story they put in place 48 hours after Hillary lost the election. Podesta and Hillary are trolling the libs.

"Oh gawd, he talked to Russians???"

According to Trump he didn't talk to the Russians. Except later his lawyers (who are Russian) disclosed that he did. His son says, "Well, we don't rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia".

Putin is more shrewd than I previously thought.

The dude started grooming and recruiting Trump back in 2008 with profitable real estate deals for the 2017 election.

You gotta give it to him. Who else could have put a 9 year plan into effect. Those sneaky bastards!

keithws2 - Putin is more shrewd than I previously thought.

The dude started grooming and recruiting Trump back in 2008 with profitable real estate deals for the 2017 election.

You gotta give it to him. Who else could have put a 9 year plan into effect. Those sneaky bastards!

Clint Watts stated in testimony that the Russia disinformation campaign started eight years ago.

do you have the documents?

This thing has been a fucking embarrassment for the media & left. I am not sure what i am more worried about. The everyday sheep that believe this shit or the people in gov/politics trying to force this / believe it. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/12/defenders-or-enablers.html

"In life and in politics there is a line between defending someone and enabling them. What is happening these days with Trump and his core supporters is getting way past defense.

In the end, if Trump is proven right, and there was no information sharing or collusion between his campaign and Kremlin-allied entities, the president’s intemperate comments will not add up to much. 

All this will have been is a sorry incident in which a frustrated commander in chief lashed out against his critics, making his reputation and his staff collateral damage in the process. Also harmed will have been Trump’s agenda and the already weak bonds of trust between him and his fellow Republicans in Congress. 

And that’s the best case scenario.

The darker side of the street looks like this: Democrats retake the House in 2018, investigators find that one of Trump’s underlings had been in cahoots with Putinists and Trump’s remark to Lester Holt “when I decided to [fire Comey], I said to myself, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story,” would surely make it into the articles of impeachment. 

This is deadly serious stuff. And many of the president’s supporters seem either unaware or unwilling to confront the situation as it exists. Just because one thinks that Democrats are hysterical in their responses to Trump does not mean that Trump is doing the right things. "

Who cares faggot

This is really fucking pathetic.

 

An international business man did business with a russian or two in his day? My God............ he deserves....... ONLY ONE scoop of ice cream this time around.

 

WTF.

How does selling Florida real estate to a Russian investor qualify as Russian source income?

I don't see the controversy with any of these transactions. They aren't even financing arrangements, just sales of ordinary goods and services.

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Let's not forget, folks.....

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-mixed-martial-arts-227461

VTCO - 

Let's not forget, folks.....

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-mixed-martial-arts-227461



Time for Trump to go to jail!



 



Thelonious - 
keithws2 - Putin is more shrewd than I previously thought.

The dude started grooming and recruiting Trump back in 2008 with profitable real estate deals for the 2017 election.

You gotta give it to him. Who else could have put a 9 year plan into effect. Those sneaky bastards!

Clint Watts stated in testimony that the Russia disinformation campaign started eight years ago.


You think this was actually the grand plan of Putin? Start prepping Trump in 2008 to be the President of the U.S. in 2017?