Trump's Lawyer Just Admitted That The President Has Business Dealings In Russia

Beyond that, the more than 500 entities that make up the Trump Organization received "immaterial" amounts from sales of goods and services by the Trump Organization to Russians or Russian entities. "The Fake Media is working overtime today!"

While Trump has dodged personally releasing his tax returns as every president since Richard Nixon has done, portions of previous returns have been leaked publicly - although it's unclear who is responsible.

It is the latest attempt by the U.S. president to tamp down concerns about any Russian ties amid an ongoing investigation of his campaign's associates.

A review of President Donald Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years showed no income from Russian sources outside of a few exceptions, and indicated he did not owe money to Russian lenders, his lawyers said in a letter released by the White House on Friday.

Trump maintained in the interview that only journalists care about his tax returns, which first arose as an issue during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In his interview yesterday with NBC News' Lester Holt, Donald Trump was asked about whether he or his family "have any accepted investments, any loans" from Russian Federation. Still, Trump told Russian journalists in 2008 (link in Russian) "I've always had very successful business relations with Russian", and went on to mention the 2008 property sale.

Especially when it comes to Russian Federation and whether Trump has any financial ties to the country ruled by Vladimir Putin. He implied to The Economist that his taxes aren't going to be done any time soon, so he wouldn't want to release them as part of a political agreement.

Dillon has never been to Russian Federation and does no work there, the spokesperson said.

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. Of course, there's something here. "Because he has not registered as a foreign agent, a law that has incredibly tough tools to strip him of every dollar he has as well as prison".

On Friday the White House gave out the letter, instead.

These developments come against a stark backdrop. "Or suppose that things were run through Russian allies, including former Soviet countries". Lindsey Graham. Graham leads one of the congressional committees investigating Russia's interference in last year's election.

"If there was nothing there, then why wouldn't Trump say, 'Hey, put all the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and prosecutors you want on the case because they won't find anything", Johnston said.

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