Per written responses in the Mueller report Donald Trump appears to have a conveniently poor memory.

By |2019-04-18T16:20:27-08:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |13 Comments

As we know Donald Trump refused to have a sit-down interview with the Special Counsel investigators. 

However, with the help of his lawyers, he did provide written responses. 

Sort of. 

Here are some examples courtesy of the AP:

On Trump Tower meeting:

SP: For the period June 6, 2016, through June 9, 2016, for what portion of each day were you in Trump Tower?

Did you speak or meet with Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, or Jared Kushner on June 9, 2016? If yes, did any portion of any of those conversations or meetings include any reference to any aspect of the June 9 meeting? If yes, describe who you spoke with and the substance of the conversation.

Trump: I have no independent recollection of what portion of these four days in June of 2016 I spent in Trump Tower. This was one of many busy months during a fast-paced campaign, as the primary season was ending and we were preparing for the general election campaign.

I am now aware that my Campaign’s calendar indicates that I was in New York City from June 6-9, 2016. Calendars kept in my Trump Tower office reflect that I had various calls and meetings scheduled for each of these days. While those calls and meetings may or may not actually have taken place, they do indicate that I was in Trump Tower during a portion of each of these working days, and I have no reason to doubt that I was. When I was in New York City, I stayed at my Trump Tower apartment.

So Trump admits that he was there in Trump Tower but that he had no idea that his son, son-in-law, and campaign manager were meeting with Russians for the purpose of getting dirt on Hillary? 

That may be the most blatant lie of all. 

SP: Did you communicate directly or indirectly with any member or representative of the Agalarov family after June 3, 2016? If yes, describe who you spoke with, when, and the substance of the communication.

Trump: I have no independent recollection of any communications I had with the Agalarov family or anyone I understood to be a representative of the Agalarov family after June 3, 2016, and before the end of the campaign.

SP: Did you learn of any communications between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, or Jared Kushner and any member or representative of the Agalarov family, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Rob Goldstone, or any Russian official or contact that took place after June 9, 2016 and concerned the June 9 meeting or efforts by Russia to assist the campaign? If yes, describe who you learned this information from, when, and the substance of what you learned.

Trump: I do not recall being aware during the campaign of communications between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, or Jared Kushner and any member or representative of the Agalarov family, Robert Goldstone, Natalia Veselnitskaya (whose name I was not familiar with), or anyone I understood to be a Russian official.

He’s like Sargeant Schultz from Hogan’s Heroes, “I know NOTHING!!”

SP: Did any person or entity inform you during the campaign that Vladimir Putin or the Russian government supported your candidacy or opposed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton? If yes, describe the source(s) of the information, when you were informed, and the content of such discussion(s).

Trump: I have no recollection of being told during the campaign that Vladimir Putin or the Russian government “supported” my candidacy or “opposed” the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. However, I was aware of some reports indicating that President Putin had made complimentary statements about me.

Seriously? Of course, he knew that. 

SP: On June 14, 2016, it was publicly reported that computer hackers had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and that Russian intelligence was behind the unauthorized access, or hack. Prior to June 14, 2016, were you provided any information about any potential or actual hacking of the computer systems or email accounts of the DNC, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton, or individuals associated with the Clinton campaign? If yes, describe who provided this information, when, and the substance of the information.

Trump: I do not remember the date on which it was publicly reported that the DNC had been hacked, but my best recollection is that I learned of the hacking at or shortly after the time it became the subject of media reporting. I do not recall being provided any information during the campaign about the hacking of any of the named entities or individuals before it became the subject of media reporting.

It just keeps going on and on like this for page after page. 

Here are a few more that caught my eye.

SP: Did you have any discussions prior to January 20, 2017, regarding a potential pardon or other action to benefit Julian Assange? If yes, describe who you had the discussion(s) with, when, and the content of the discussion(s).

Trump: Response to Question II, Part (h): I do not recall having had any discussion during the campaign regarding a pardon or action to benefit Julian Assange.

SP: During the campaign, were you told about efforts by Russian officials to meet with you or senior members of your campaign? If yes, describe who you had conversations with on this topic, when, and what you were told.

Trump: I do not recall being told during the campaign of efforts by Russian officials to meet with me or with senior members of my campaign.

This last one, of course, is bullshit, as are many of the others that are listed, but because Trump did not sit down face to face with the investigators there were no follow up questions that would have certainly caught Trump in a lie, and then in another lie as he tried to cover for that lie. 

As I reported in an earlier post the Mueller team felt they had the “the authority and legal justification” to issue a grand jury subpoena for Trump’s testimony but chose not to do so because it was late in the investigation and they felt it would complicate their plans to publish the report in a timely manner. 

I think that was a really bad choice and that they should have pursued that subpoena along with their plans to write up this report for publication. 

They’re smart, they can walk and chew gum at the same time. 

P.S. If you want to read the entire document just click here

Update: OMG! Trump is now literally blaming Obama for Russian interference. 

That actually left me speechless. 

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13 Comments

  1. RawStory April 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    “George Conway implored Congress to act in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and removed President Donald Trump from office in a scathing Thursday night op-ed for the Washington Post.

    “White House counsel John Dean famously told Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing,” the husband to senior Trump aide Kellyanne Conway wrote. “What the Mueller report disturbingly shows, with crystal clarity, is that today there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump.”
    “Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay,” he added.”

  2. anonymous April 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/18/trump-responded-i-do-not-recall-three-dozen-times-in-written-answers-to-mueller.html

    “How many times can you get away with saying ‘I don’t remember’ and still be able to pass a competence test?”

    • Anonymous April 19, 2019 at 2:48 am

      Exactly.
      Shame on those in this couny who just go about their business this weekend, eating candy and napping.
      We should be protsting. Demanding he be removed from office.

  3. Anonymous April 18, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    “it’s Obama’s fault I was elected but that didn’t change the votes in an election I didn’t win the popular votes”

    • @realDonaldTrump April 18, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected.
      4:28 PM – 18 Apr 2019

  4. @realDonaldTrump April 18, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    tinydjt tweets>
    1 Hour ago…“The Mueller Report is perhaps the single most humiliating thing that has ever happened to the White House Press in the history of this Country. They know they lied…Many reporters lied about Russia Collusion and so much more. Clapper & Brennan, all lies”

    “If dozens of Federal prosecutors spent two years trying to charge you with a crime, and found they couldn’t, it would mean there wasn’t any evidence you did it – and that’s what happened here – that’s what we just learned from the Mueller Report.”

    4 hours ago…
    “Donald Trump was being framed, he fought back. That is not Obstruction.” @JesseBWatters I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to. I had the RIGHT to use Executive Privilege. I didn’t!

    • Eye Roll Troll April 18, 2019 at 6:07 pm

      If you fire enough people until you get the right ones to do your underhanded bidding…….of COURSE he’s innocent.

  5. Anonymous April 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    He’s as innocent as the hoity-toity actress and her designer husband are bribing USC.

  6. 123 April 19, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Trump won
    You lost

    Take some time off, collect yourself, and re-focus on Bristol and Dakota Jarhead fucking like wild eyed rabbits out of wedlock.

  7. Alberto Gonzales Sharted April 19, 2019 at 6:14 am

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with saying you don’t remember! Or with saying you don’t recall! Or you can always say that you don’t recall remembering when you really really want to piss in their Cheerios!

    Just remember to start early and do it often enough so you don’t fall into one of those perjury traps!

    Just throw shit at the wall and see if it sticks!

    Also too it helps if you’ve erased all the texts and IMs before the feds or alphabet agencies come sniffing!

  8. Anonymous April 19, 2019 at 7:31 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-mueller-report-tweets_n_5cb9bb85e4b068d795cb99d0

    @realDonaldTrump
    Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Watch out for people that take so-called “notes,” when the notes never existed until needed. Because I never….
    3:53 AM – Apr 19, 2019

    @realDonaldTrump
    …agreed to testify, it was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened, a…
    4:08 AM – Apr 19, 2019

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