(National Sentinel) Politics: Lawyers for President Donald J. Trump say that an examination of 10 years’ worth of his tax returns reveal he has had “no income of any type from Russian sources,” though there are a few exceptions.
The disclosure is not likely to satisfy Democrats, who have been pressuring the president to publicly release all of his tax records, but it does put Trump’s claims that he does not have investment income streaming in from the Kremlin on record.
As reported by the Washington Times:
Exceptions included income from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, owned by Mr. Trump, that was held in Moscow, and a property sold to a Russian billionaire in 2008 for $95 million.
The lawyers, Sheri Dillon and William Nelson of Morgan Lewis, said Mr. Trump holds interests as the sole or principal owner in more than 500 properties.
“With a few exceptions — as detailed below — your tax returns do not reflect (1) any income of any type from Russian sources, (2) any debt owed by you or TTO [The Trump Organization] to Russian lenders or any interest paid by you or TTO to Russian lenders, (3) any equity investments by Russian persons or entities in entities controlled by you or TTO, or (4) any equity or debt investments by you or TTO in Russian entities,” the lawyers wrote.
“I have no investments in Russia, none whatsoever,” Trump told NBC News Thursday. “I don’t have property in Russia. A lot of people thought I owned office buildings in Moscow. I don’t have property in Russia.”
Again, this won’t satisfy Democrats who, because they have set their lunatic base up for some sort of Trump-Russia collusion bombshell, will double down on their claims no matter how untrue and baseless they are.
Meaning the political theater surrounding the bogus claim will not die anytime soon, if ever.