June 22, 2017

Trump used to admit he did business with Russia

Salon - Although Trump told NBC in May, “I am not involved in Russia,” he admitted in a 2007 deposition that a real estate development firm known as the Bayrock Group had brought Russian investors to Trump Tower to discuss investing in Moscow, according to a report by Bloomberg.

“It’s ridiculous that I wouldn’t be investing in Russia,” Trump said. “Russia is one of the hottest places in the world for investment.”

Bloomberg also reported that one of the principals at Bayrock is businessman Felix Sater, who reportedly has ties to organized crime in both the United States and Russia. Although Trump has repeatedly insisted that he is only passingly acquainted with Sater, former Bayrock employees insist that Sater often met with Trump at his business empire’s New York City headquarters and guided Trump’s children around Moscow.

They also report that Sater is still in contact with the president and some of his advisers. It is worth noting that the Bayrock Group itself also had an office located in Trump Tower.

While the president likes to downplay his business ties to Russia, his son Donald Trump Jr. once admitted to a real estate conference in 2008 that Trump built a tower in Panama for wealthy Russian clients, according to a report by Time.

“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia,” Trump told the crowd.


Anonymous said...

Sen. Chris Murphy on MSNBC
MSNBCJune 22, 2017

Murphy tells Morning Joe that in light of the results of the recent Congressional race in Georgia, he believes that the Russia issue is a distraction that is hurting Democrats


Anonymous said...

Maybe its just in the way law makers and the Press are responding that is the problem. We need someone who can speak Emotionally and Loudly in 'plain' language about what has been done.
People (ave. voter) respond, not to 'dry' facts, but to another person's tenor of voice, facial expression, and then to what is being said. The 'Left' needs a real leader. Someone who is an intelligent orator, and a 'cheerleader' that can get up and inspire other politicians (Lt & possibly Rt) to rally around those ideals that were once believed in following the Depression and WWII.
I have seen more 'volatile' language in print concerning Trump driving his golf cart across a golf's putting green than that with his, and his family's, dealings with Russian money.