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Washington Post Trump: I dont remember meeting at center of Russia probe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-i-dont-remember-meeting-at-center-of-russia-probe/2017/11/03/c806b8e0-c09d-11e7-9294-705f80164f6e_story.html?utm_term=.df0c2e5a8aec

By Associated Press November 3 at 9:49 AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t “remember much” about a March 2016 meeting with his campaign foreign policy adviser that is now front-and-center in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump says: “It was a very unimportant meeting. It took place a long time ago. I don’t remember much about it.”

Trump’s former campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. Papadopoulos later told agents he used that gathering to offer to arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The White House argues Papadopoulos was merely a campaign “volunteer” whose claims shouldn’t be taken seriously.

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For just being a "coffee boy" Papadopoulos really gets around. Meetings with Trump, Sessions, Carter Page,
the President of Greece, the President of Cyprus, and sitting @ a panel with GOP Senators & Congresspersons.

Could Wilbur Ross Be The Next Trump Official Targeted In The Mueller Probe?

Source: The National Memo

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against international lobbyist and Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, and pleading by Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos, cast long shadows over other top Trump administration officials, starting with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose previous financial deals involved the European money-laundering hub of Cyprus.

The banking sector of that small island nation in the Mediterranean appears to be a crossroads where top Trump campaign associates, such as Manafort and Papadopoulos, and senior administration officials like Commerce Secretary Ross, crossed paths and had layered financial and political dealings with Kremlin-tied Russian oligarchs.

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Trump’s Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, was vice-chair and leading investor in the Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest bank, which was “one of the key offshore havens for illicit Russian finance,” according to an extensive investigative report by financial journalist James Henry of DCReport.org. “Ross has been Vice Chairman of this bank and a major investor in it since 2014. His fellow bank co-chair evidently was appointed by none other than Vladimir Putin.”

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“Ross’ involvement in the Bank of Cyprus raises many questions about his judgment, but also about the Trump Administration’s seemingly endless direct and indirect connections with friends and associates of Vladimir Putin, who all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies say conspired to interfere in the November 2016 U.S. election on behalf of Donald Trump,” Henry continued. “Whether or not these connections involve any criminality, these are the kind of relationships that most American business people would not tolerate for 30 seconds.”

Read more: http://www.nationalmemo.com/wilbur-ross-next-trump-official-targeted-mueller-probe/



ATTN Mods I know this older then 12 hours but could you please leave it up.

PBS tonight Frontline ..... Putin's attack on our elections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/
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