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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:23 PM Jul 2016

The smoking gun: Don Trump Jr brags about the money that's been pouring in from Russia. [View all]

This was in 2008. And then in Feb. 2015, his brother Eric Trump says that Russian investment has been slowing because of the drop in oil prices.

So the Trumps haven't necessarily been investing money in Russia -- Russians have been pouring money into the Trump orgs.

And the Trump orgs need that Russian money to keep flowing.


"And in terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets; say in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo and anywhere in New York. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia. There's indeed a lot of money coming for new-builds and resale reflecting a trend in the Russian economy and, of course, the weak dollar versus the ruble," he said


Feb. 2015

New York City real estate is hot, Eric Trump told CNBC on Wednesday, despite what he sees as somewhat slowing Russian investment due to the collapse in oil prices.

"There's a lot of foreign investment coming into the city. They feel very comfortable parking their money here," said the executive vice president of development and acquisitions for The Trump Organization. "Does that change with the oil prices and the lack of Russian funds coming in? I think we'll see a little bit of that."

THE BACKGROUND (Look how evasively Trump and Manafort answered these questions)


CBS4's Jim DeFede then asked Trump about whether Russian funds have flowed into his businesses and if Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to control him as a result.

"Is that the theory? I haven't heard that at all," Trump said. "I mean I haven't heard that. But I have nothing to do with Russia, nothing to do, I never met Putin, I have nothing to do with Russia whatsoever."

Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort also denied on Wednesday that the GOP presidential nominee has any financial ties to Russia.

In an interview on "CBS This Morning," Manafort was asked directly to confirm that Trump has no financial relationship with Russian oligarchs.

"That's what he said. That's what... that's obviously what our position is," Manafort said. But don't look for Trump to release his taxes to prove it.
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Whoa! Thanks pnwmom! This needs to be recommended! skylucy Jul 2016 #1
I thinks that's why he flipped shit the other day... tallahasseedem Jul 2016 #2
They need to really push this marlakay Jul 2016 #3
Bookmarked. MerryBlooms Jul 2016 #4
Great digging!! unitedwethrive Jul 2016 #5
Big Stupd Mouth trumps. Cha Jul 2016 #6
tweet this to both Democrats and Never Trumpers ericson00 Jul 2016 #7
Take this one viral.... BooScout Jul 2016 #8
GO! GO! GO! 63splitwindow Jul 2016 #9
The shysters at PBS gave Trump a pass and turned it into an anti Hilary message. anamandujano Jul 2016 #10
Yes they do Person 2713 Jul 2016 #28
Thanks, Citizen's United!! n/t TonyPDX Jul 2016 #11
K & R ! 4lbs Jul 2016 #12
OUTSTANDING post! Bookmarking. Maru Kitteh Jul 2016 #13
K&R nt Andy823 Jul 2016 #14
We have to tie his Russian connections to his taxes at every available opportunity world wide wally Jul 2016 #15
THE SIBERIAN CANDIDATE. pangaia Jul 2016 #16
The Siberian Candidate is right! meow2u3 Jul 2016 #22
GREAT one!!! calimary Jul 2016 #25
OK. I'll do an OP.. Without comment..see what happens.. pangaia Jul 2016 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author George II Jul 2016 #17
Kick this for all the Trumpies. Kingofalldems Jul 2016 #18
The Trumpanzees won't give a rat's patoot meow2u3 Jul 2016 #23
This story isn't going away, it's going to blow up in their faces. George II Jul 2016 #19
Drip, Drip, Drip..... FrenchieCat Jul 2016 #20
This is as interesting as politics can be Android3.14 Jul 2016 #21
Uh YEAH. calimary Jul 2016 #24
A significant increase in loans...that's interesting... Princess Turandot Jul 2016 #31
That part about being blackballed by major US banks I just saw recently. LiberalFighter Jul 2016 #38
+1000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MichiganVote Jul 2016 #26
If the IRS says that they have finished there "audit" of this guy that likes to stiff turbinetree Jul 2016 #27
Kick MariaThinks Jul 2016 #30
Benedict Donald: for all his talk of borders, he has no country to whom he owes allegiance... Hekate Jul 2016 #32
Hey Sarah Palin... Blue Owl Jul 2016 #33
Trump's such a bad credit risk to US banks, he can only get loans from Putin et alios stuffmatters Jul 2016 #34
Trump also openly offers & sells US citizenships via $500,000 investments in Trump Org. stuffmatters Jul 2016 #35
Liked how Donny bragged he had friends from Scranton... Squaredeal Jul 2016 #36
And then there's this... NastyRiffraff Jul 2016 #37
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