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Trump Has Left Lying Behind and Now Wants to Deny and Erase History

July 28, 2018 in Blogs

By Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon

We’ve met here before, and we’ll meet here again, because revelations of contacts between Trump and his people with Russians just keep on coming, as do the denials.

With Donald Trump, what isn’t is as important as what is.

It isn’t about France, or Germany, or Canada, or Portugal, or Burundi or even Iraq or Iran or Syria.

It’s about Russia.

According to a report by the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning policy, research and advocacy group headquartered in Washington, D.C., there were 82 “contacts between the Trump team and Russia-linked operatives” during and after the campaign.

This story first appeared in Salon.

The Center for American Progress is hardly a neutral party. It’s current president and CEO is Neera Tanden, who worked in both the Clinton and Obama administrations and on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Its first president was John Podesta, who served as Chief of Staff for President Clinton, was chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and whose emails were hacked by Russian military intelligence operatives during the 2016 campaign.

So if you think that liberals can’t be trusted, that listening to people who worked for the Democratic candidate in 2016 is useless, you needn’t read further. But if that’s the case, you may as well turn off whatever electronic device you’re using and tune into Fox News, because by paying attention to the mainstream media’s coverage of this story since it first bubbled to the surface of the swamp in 2016, you’ve been listening to the denials of their contacts with the Russians by everyone from Trump himself right down to the execrable and discredited Sean Spicer, currently out on the hustings pushing even more denials while pushing his error-packed book, “The Briefing.”

The Trump campaign and people working for Trump during the transition and in the White House have flatly denied having contacts with Russians at least 15 times, according to the Center for American Progress. But that total does not include the countless times Trump himself has tweeted “No collusion!” And it doesn’t address the manner by which Trump and …read more


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