Key contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

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  • kolob1 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 16, 2017 10:22 a.m.

    Out of 2024 condos and expensive real estate sold by the Trumporganization in the last ten years 740 of them have been to shell corporations. Whole floors of the Trump Towers are owned by Russian billionaires. Trump sold a mansion in Florida to a Russian Oligarch for $100 Million. He only paid $40 million for it. Trump has been doing business with the Russians for decades. Russian money has been behind many of Trump's bankruptcy and behind many of the failed projects that Trump has supported with his brand.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2017 3:16 p.m.

    @worf, where to begin.

    For starters, he told Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Kremlin lawyer/GRU agent, that if elected, the administration could revisit the Magnitsky Act, which are painful sanctions against Russia.
    That is collusion defined.

    Then today we find out that during the campaign, Jr had been communicating with Wikileaks, a tool of the Kremlin, to get information from them to use against Hillary.
    That's collusion.

    And I don't blame you for not knowing, FoxNews would have only briefly mentioned these events, with no helpful context.

    This is serious stuff. The administration's only defense will be: We aren't politicians. We didn't know better.
    Benedict Arnold is sitting bolt upright in his grave.

  • Freiheit Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2017 1:40 p.m.

    worf, "Where's your proof of Russian collusion? Dig it out!" I think that's what Mueller is doing, unless Trump tries to fire him too. Stay tuned.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2017 11:42 a.m.

    @Ralph,

    Where's your proof of Russian collusion? Dig it out!

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2017 8:15 a.m.

    Worf, is it cold yet in St Petersburg?

    It's funny how FoxNews and Trump supporters are the only ones in all the countries in the West that truly understand that the Russian influence in our elections is a "false saga". BTW, I think you meant "false maga".

    People, turn off the BBC and put down the Economist. FoxNews, RussiaToday, and TASS is where you should get your information.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2017 2:11 a.m.

    The false saga continues.

    Only a fool would believe in contacts between Trump campaign and Russia.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    Nov. 14, 2017 11:19 p.m.

    worf - McAllen, TX
    Nov. 14, 2017 5:41 p.m.

    "Like a dog chasing its tail. Russian collusion is fools gold for liberals."

    Is this the first you've heard of the cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia? Perhaps if you told us where you get your news we could clue you in to the work being done by the excellent journalists involved in this story with the NYT/WaPo.

    As for those who read the news, cooperation between the Trump campaign (and probably Donald Trump himself) and Russia is an established fact. Maybe the best proof is the meeting between Trump, Jr., Jarred Kushner, and Paul Manafort meeting with several Russians (including an ex-KGB agent and military intelligence official) at Trump Tower ostensibly to get dirt on Hillary Clinton (verified by Trump, Jr. emails) and remove sanctions against Russia.

    So, where are you getting your news? If Trump says it's all "fake", do you just believe him? What about Roy Moore? Do you believe him? And what do you say about the 'Access Hollywood' tape that you could see and hear with your own eyes last year? You didn't need to watch MSNBC to see that.

    Maybe you're still hoping for an Obamacare repeal? Oh, yes, and for Trump's Wall!

  • Allisdair AU, 00
    Nov. 14, 2017 8:43 p.m.

    The latest news out of Europe the British and Spanish prime ministers have told Russia to stop meddling.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday night charged that President Vladimir Putin's Russia was attempting to "undermine free societies" and "sow discord" in Britain and among its Western allies by "deploying its state-run media organisations to plant fake stories."

    So the old saying "if it smells like a duck, sounds like a duck, flies like a duck" then it probably is a Duck. Or in other words Russia were up to the armpits in the election for Trump.

    For Russia it is cheap to cause disruption in the west using a few cheap facebook adds and a thousand bots. As a country bringing down the free world gives them power.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Nov. 14, 2017 5:41 p.m.

    Like a dog chasing its tail. Russian collusion is fools gold for liberals.

  • Anti-Trump Everett, WA
    Nov. 14, 2017 5:00 p.m.

    Whatever happened to --

    "Believe me..."
    "Trust me.."
    "I'm telling you..."
    "Witch hunt"
    "Fake News"
    "total fabrication"
    "lies"

    Seriously --
    when does it become apparent that Trump is a pathological liar,
    his is compromised by the Russians,
    he is conflicted with his loyalty to Truth and America
    or
    to a hostile foreign power,

    To all the Trump supporter --
    No one can possibly imagine your outcry if this was Obama or Clinton.

    All I'm asking is to be honest, and use the same level of integrity to assess what is going on right now...

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Nov. 14, 2017 2:57 p.m.

    Just what does it take for the country to realize we have been had. That trump is a Russian troll on American democracy. And that the GOP is really about power over people.

    Cry for our lost beloved country. All we have left are hope and prayer that we do not descend completely into totalitarism.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 12:57 p.m.

    That is a compelling list but it seems likely it is only a small piece of the overall picture. Trump calls the media the "enemy of the people" yet without the press, it's fair to ask how much involvement would the Russians have in the day-to-day management of the country?

    All of this Russian involvement will eventually unravel. When the Republican party functions without any ethical or moral boundaries, and when so many Republicans are eager to say "so what?" about these Trump/Russian interactions, that's an abyss a majority of Americans refuse to plunge into. Sovereignty means something; in fact, it means everything to democracies.