Even in the comments at Forbes I’ve had people insisting to me that Trump has borrowed from Putin and is owned by the Russian mafia. I’ve been trying to point out that there’s not a shred of truth to this. At least, we’ve not a shred of proof that it is true. And yet they go on. Even when I point out that even if he had borrowed from Russians don’t you think he’s in a position now where he could pretty easily refinance?
Now we get this:
The White House on Friday released a letter from two tax attorneys for President Trump claiming that his only income from Russian sources in the past 10 years came from fees for hosting the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013, his sale of a Palm Beach mansion to a Russian businessman in 2008 and his company’s routine sales of condo units and rounds of golf to Russians.
The attorneys said that their analysis came from a review of Trump’s tax returns for the past 10 years. However, they did not release the returns or provide any documents to support their claims.
The letter, from lawyers Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson, also asserted that Trump holds no debt from Russian lenders and holds no equity in Russian entities. They explained that because of the way that Trump operates his businesses, his corporate income and debt would be disclosed on his personal tax returns.
They’re still not going to believe it, are they?