January 10, 2019

"PEOPLE WILL SAY WE'RE IN LOVE":

Trump's team had over 100 contacts with Russian-linked officials, report shows (Christal Hayes, 1/10/19, USA TODAY)

"This wasn't just one email or call, or one this or that," said Talia Dessel, a research analyst for the left-leaning organization. "Over 100 contacts is really significant because you don't just have 100 contacts with a foreign power if there's nothing going on there."

The organization used publicly available court documents and reporting to tally up the number of contacts. Each meeting and message was counted as a separate contact.

The number of contacts was raised to 101 this week after it was reported that Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide, shared polling data with Manafort's former Russian business partner Konstantin Kilimnik. 

Dessel noted the group's list of contacts is on the "conservative" end and the "very minimum amount of contacts" between Russian-linked officials and those within the Trump campaign and transition. 

Posted by at January 10, 2019 3:51 AM

  

« KNOWING YOUR ALLIES: | Main | ALWAYS BET ON THE dEEP sTATE: »