President Trump Says Running Business During Campaign Is ‘Very Legal’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

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President Trump Says Running Business During Campaign Is ‘Very Legal’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

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33 Responses

  1. Quiltygal says:

    Surely a part of the plea agreement Manafort signed would have a clause about not having any contact with the "other side" so how stupid is he !! I thought all along that something shady was going on as when Manafort "flipped" Trump didn't come after him like he did Cohen !

  2. Richard Conner says:


  3. daryl H says:

    Jared is a Radical Zionist TRAITOR, with dual citizenship in Israel … Seize his Passport !!!

  4. Gods God says:

    Don't call yourself "the Donald" if your surname means fart, "The Dumb-old Fart".

  5. Billy Pardew says:

    You people do know that you can run your mouth all you want and they could get Trump on campaign fraud violations and they could get Trump on this and they could get Trump on that but if they don't get Trump on Russian collusion then Trump isn't going anywhere so you remember that if they don't get him on Russian collusion I don't care about his taxes I don't care about anything else if it's not Russian collusion Trump won't be going anywhere

  6. Billy Pardew says:

    Okay we all know that Trump did not go through with the deal and even if he had how did that convert into votes they gave Donald Trump to win in the election and yet gave Hillary Clinton the popular vote please explain

  7. TheNoodlyAppendage says:

    He is wrong. Presidents and congressmen are required by law to put their business interests into a trust, which they cannot in any way be involved in the management of, until the end of their terms.

  8. Sheryl Kimball says:

    They were gonna offer it not that they did . I hate trump but that is what was said

  9. truerealityscott says:

    Nothing but lies and criminal activity from a bunch of racist cowards. Mueller despises the likes of tRump and his crooked cronies and he's going to put crooked donny down

  10. Dizzy Duke says:

    Uh….. No it's not.
    Uh….. No he can't

  11. Odd World says:


  12. Jackie Clark says:

    Go Robert Mueller!
    Traitor trump is not allowed to lie about nor hide seeking Russian business deals while running for office! Even Ryan said trump is being paid by Russia. Traitor trump has lied and continues to lie even as a fake president and we are sick of those who look the other way as Traitor trump continues to break laws!

  13. Allen C. says:

    This POS always was a lying thief and now again, after saying it didn't happen. Comes out to say, "yes I'm making money what of it." LMAO…this dudes got brass balls.

  14. Thomas Guy says:

    The worst thing that ever happened to Trump (and our country)-he won the election he didn't think he would win.

  15. Cynthia Hawkins says:

    Uh-oh..indeed…the guano is really going to hit the humidifier..

  16. Nik Rahmat says:

    Don Junior should be thinking of emigrating to Russia, NOW!

  17. carriewatkins01 says:

    Legal not legal-what about the ethics? Oh yeah Trump doesn’t know what the meaning of the word ethics much less the practice. Someone please at least give this person a vocabulary list.

  18. Wado Waleli says:

    Trump viewed the Presidency all along as a means to further his business interests, nothing more, nothing less. If he caused permanent harm to the U.S. in the process, why should he care? He's more than willing to sacrifice our country in his quest for power, fame and financial gain.

  19. MyRandomization says:

    They sent Rudy into hiding during the mid-terms so he wouldn't say something stupid.. and now he reappears he screws up for the Reds straight away

  20. Mike Cziraky says:

    Still waiting for evidence of collusion.

  21. Billy Pardew says:

    Where's the crime where's the crime where's the crime where's the crime where's the crime someone help these people

  22. Floyd Schneider says:

    False claim of Trump Jr. legal jeopardy forces NPR to issue correction
    By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    NPR was forced to issue a lengthy correction on Friday after falsely accusing Donald Trump Jr. of lying to the Senate about the plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, claiming his statements contradict with Michael Cohen’s plea deal with the Special Counsel. (Associated Press)

    NPR was forced to issue a lengthy correction Friday after falsely accusing Donald Trump Jr. of lying to the Senate about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, claiming his statements contradicted Michael Cohen’s plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    The public radio network, which receives federal funds, used Trump Jr.’s Senate testimony transcript from 2017 to report that he said the Trump Organization’s possible real estate deal in Russia “faded away” by the end of 2014.
    The eldest son of President Trump then denied the deal was being discussed in 2016.

    “There was never a definitive end to it. It just died of deal fatigue,” he told the Senate.

    This answer, according to NPR, placed Trump Jr. in serious legal jeopardy because Cohen said in a plea agreement earlier this week that he continued working on the deal through June 2016 and he even told the president and his children about it.


    But critics claimed that NPR rushed the story, overlooking other answers by Trump Jr. that show he admitted the Trump Tower Moscow was being discussed in 2016.

    “It’s been reported that in late 2015 or 2016 when now-President Trump was running for office the Trump Organization was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow. Is that accurate?” Trump Jr. was asked by the Senate.

    "Yes," came his reply.

    Five hours later after publishing the article on its website, NPR issued a correction — though it didn’t fully retract the article, admitting only that it “mischaracterized” Trump Jr.'s answers.

    “An earlier version of this report mischaracterized an answer Donald Trump Jr. gave to Senate investigators in 2017 about the prospective projects his family was negotiating with people in Moscow,” the editor’s note read.

    "An earlier version of this report mischaracterized an answer Donald Trump Jr. gave to Senate investigators in 2017 about the prospective projects his family was negotiating with people in Moscow."

    — NPRThe outlet went on to acknowledge that Trump Jr.’s remark about the deal that fell apart in 2014 referred to a different set of negotiations and not the ones to which Cohen was referring.

    “Trump Jr. did acknowledge in his testimony that Cohen and another man were exploring a possible deal in Moscow in 2015 or 2016,” the correction added.

    Trump Jr. celebrated the correction in a series of tweets. “I guess this is as close as I’ll get to an apology where yet another ‘bombshell’ bites the dust,” he wrote in a tweet. “Pro tip: don’t just rush to publish anything thinking that it’s the got ya you so desperately want it to be. CNN has the market cornered on that… let them own it.”

    Despite the massive error, the NPR story attracted attention from a number of Democratic lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who have not yet deleted their misleading tweets.

    “A good lesson for all kids (and for anyone in the White House): the truth always comes out,” Swalwell tweeted.


    It was at least the second time Trump Jr. was the subject of botched reporting. CNN’s now-debunked story last year claimed the president’s eldest son had a sneak peek at hacked information that WikiLeaks had acquired.

  23. kb9rtb says:

    Every politician since I've been alive has misled their constituency. Why Trump?

  24. Jennifer Fortson says:

    Donald Trump and all of the people around him and his kids have a serious problem. Tell the truth for once in your life. Everybody else save yourself. Tell all that you know, to soften the blow for your family.

  25. Jim Williams says:

    "I gotsta' get paid"… how does he do it? I would think being the beacon of the free world would trump his business efforts…lol!

  26. kozmic zian says:

    PROMISES MADE . . . PROMISES LIED !!! THE 25TH AMENDMENT . . . he's still running his 'businesses' and profiting from them . . . HOW ABOUT A MAGA HAT? only 25$ made exspressly for you in China for 29 cents . . . and Ivankas' knock off french designer shoes for $250 . . . made exspressly for you in China . . . oh yeah, donnieboy really hates Cchiiiina . . . fake fraud .

  27. slobnoxious says:

    Still waiting for the actual act of conspiracy.

  28. derail14 says:

    you can bet your last dime when it comes to push and shove that rump will put the blame on everything on it but himself, that is what liers do, jujst blame another person, after all rump thinks he is the emperor who can do no wrong.

  29. Justin Shim says:

    The Emoluments clause in the Constitution suggests otherwise

  30. D Y says:

    More lies coming out from the orange blob's tiny little mouth. How long can Congress allow the president to continue lying to the American citizens, he think that they are stupid or what? Impeach now!!!!

  31. tilog says:

    The clock needs to be clicking on Traitor Trump.

  32. Roland Clavette says:

    president dump and his Russian Republican supporters are so freaking stupid you can't see Putin and his murdering buddy giving high fives at the G Summit how can you continue to support this President I do not understand why do you hate America so much that you wanted destroyed

  33. Eyehayt Apricots says:

    The emoluments clause, also called the foreign emoluments clause, is a provision of the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 8) that generally prohibits federal officeholders from receiving any gift, payment, or other thing of value from a foreign state or its rulers, officers, or representatives.

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