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Here’s The Letter Trump Released to “Prove” No Russia Ties, Then Mother Jones Corrects It

Over the weekend, the White House released a letter from Trump attorney, Sheri Dillon, intended to prove that Donald Trump has no business dealings or income sources with Russian businesses or banks. Dillon is, of course, the same lawyer who days before Trump’s inauguration lied about how Trump would divest himself from the Trump Organization.

The letter, of course, raises more question than it answers, and doesn’t really prove anything. Mother Jones decided to “fix” the letter, with some handwritten notes on it. We’ll transcribe some of it, because it might be too small to read for some:

Click here for a larger version of the letter if you on on a mobile device.

Let’s start at the top right, with the name of the Law Firm, Morgan Lewis.  The notes read “In March, a client terminated its relationship with Morgan Lewis, citing Sheri Dillon’s ‘simplistic and ill-founded’ legal counsel on Trump’s half-hearted divestment plan before taking office” and Named Russia Law Firm of the Year in 2016. Seriously.”

Responding to the phrase “Transactions with Russian counterparties” Mother Jones notated the following quotes:

Donald Trump in 2013: “Well, I’ve done a lot of business with the Russians. They’re tough,” Donald Trump 2008: “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” and Eric Trump: “We have all the funding we need out of Russia” (Eric denies saying this.)

Circling a mention of the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant held in Moscow, the editor notes it was “Funded with $20 million from Russian billionaire Aras Agalarov.”

Click here for a larger version of the letter.

This is just further proof that this administration will continue to lie about whatever easily disprovable “facts” they want to.  Share this to help counter their blatant misinformation.

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