The first member of Team Trump to lie about Donald Trump’s secret connections, or clandestine emails, or rogue meetings, or stealthy Twitter direct messages or hush-hush phone calls to the Russians was Paul Manafort. It happened July 24th, 2016 on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopalous, when the host asked the national campaign chair: “Are their any ties between Mr. Trump, you or your campaign and Putin and his regime?”
Paul Manafort: “No, there are not. It’s absurd. There’s no basis to it.”
That was a lie.
Just 6 weeks prior, Manafort himself was in attendance at a meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who had promised damaging details about Hillary Clinton as part of Russia’s plan to support Donald Trump’s campaign for the Presidency of the United States.
The second time someone from Team Trump lied about Russia connections was Donald Trump Jr. His lies happened during Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union” on CNN on July 24th, 2016 - a few minutes after Manafort’s first lie.
Tapper asked Don Jr about allegations that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russians.
Jr said: “I can’t think of bigger lies. But, that exactly goes to show you what the DNC and the Clinton camp will do. They will lie and do anything to win.”
Donald Trump, Jr., as you are now aware was ALSO in that meeting in Trump Tower with the Russians who had promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, as part of Russia’s plan to help Donald Trump win the US Presidency.
But, wait. There’s more! By that time in July, Donald Trump Jr had also secretly met with with a Russian banker at the NRA Convention in Kentucky on May 21st, 2016 and Jared Kushner and Jeff Sessions had both held secret, in-person meetings with Russian Ambassador, Sergie Kislya, and George Popadopolous had held two meetings with a British educator with ties to Vladimir Putin, and one meeting with a woman who was introduced to him as Vladimir Putin’s niece, who was really a Russian spy.
Candidate Donald Trump told his first known lie about Russia on July 29th, 2016 to a reporter from a CBS affiliate in Miami, Florida. The President’s lie is actually 4th on our list, with Manafort having told the first Russia lie and third lie, and Donald Trump Jr having told the second.
You can see the first lie Team Trump told about Russia in the video below.
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