Donald Trump’s attorney made a big mistake on Friday when he claimed that the President Of The United States has no income from Russia, “with few exceptions.”
Here it is from the AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trump lawyer: Tax returns from past 10 years show no "income of any type from Russian sources," with few exceptions.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 12, 2017
Those exceptions are an admission that Trump did have income from Russia over the past decade. They also likely explain at least part of the reason why the President will not release his tax returns.
It was just three days ago that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Trump has no business 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.”
On Tuesday the White House said that Trump had no business dealings with Russia. By Friday, Trump’s lawyer changes the story to he had no income from Russia with exceptions.
It is all falling apart for Trump. Firing Comey was his big mistake. The dominoes are starting to fall, and it is just a matter of time before all of this president’s secrets are revealed.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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