White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced at his daily briefing the latest Trump scheme to try to make the Russia scandal go away, and it involves sending a certified letter to the Senate proclaiming that he has no business dealings with Russia.
Video of Spicer:
When asked about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wanting to look into Trump’s business dealings in Russia, Spicer said, “So the president obviously was aware of Sen. Grahams’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. In fact, he has already charged a leading law firm in Washington, D.C. to send a certified letter to Sen. Graham to that point that he has no connections to Russia, so that should be a really easy look.”
Instead of providing actual evidence that he has no business, and has not done business in Russia, Trump thinks Graham is going to settle for a certified letter saying something like, ‘Believe me, I have no business in Russia.’
You know what would be better than a meaningless certified letter? Trump’s tax returns.
Lindsey Graham isn’t going to settle for a written pinky swear promise that Trump has no business connections to Russia. The fact that the White House is trying to sell a certified letter as a credible response is insane.
Trump doesn’t seem to realize that he is not playing in the small time worlds of real estate and reality television anymore. The gimmicks that used to work back then aren’t going to work now that he is president.
People want real evidence, and a certified letter is a dumb response that will only make investigators dig deeper.
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