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Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’
Meeting Between Trump and Putin

New York Times, by MATT APUZZO, MATTHEW ROSENBERG

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Posted By:FlyRight, 11/18/2017 7:01:40 AM

WASHINGTON — A senior Russian official who claimed to be acting at the behest of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia tried in May 2016 to arrange a meeting between Mr. Putin and Donald J. Trump, according to several people familiar with the matter. The news of this reached the Trump campaign in a very circuitous way. An advocate for Christian causes emailed campaign aides saying that Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of the Russian central bank who has been linked both to Russia’s security services and organized crime, had proposed a meeting between Mr. Putin and Mr. Trump. The subject

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jawone, 11/18/2017 7:19:31 AM     (No. 11455386)

If Matt Apuzzo writes it, you know it is a lie.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2017 7:32:17 AM     (No. 11455398)

Re #1, if the NYT publishes it is is undoubtedly a lie.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/18/2017 7:38:04 AM     (No. 11455409)

Golly, all this breathless reporting about things that never happened.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/18/2017 7:59:39 AM     (No. 11455423)

Re #3, and it took 5 NYT reporters to put this tripe together.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/18/2017 8:02:28 AM     (No. 11455430)

They ´tried´ to meet. They didn´t ´pay´ $145 million did they?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Montwoodcliff, 11/18/2017 8:21:33 AM     (No. 11455455)

As Secretary of State before she ran for president, wasn’t Hillary always meeting with the Russians? And in the Uranium One deal, in spite of there being nine people on the panel who approved it, who got the money?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 11/18/2017 9:49:55 AM     (No. 11455559)

Barack Obama has had a lot of "backdoor" meetings and they didn´t even raise an eyebrow.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/18/2017 10:04:19 AM     (No. 11455580)

I don´t click on NYTimes bait, so have not read his thoughts, but I have long thought how logical a rapprochement between Mother Russia and the USA could be. Russia has provided the world with great composers and musicians, ballet, literature and art, all of which ee freely enjoy.It is just these damnable politics and power structures that get in the way and set up unnecessary hate.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 11/18/2017 11:11:09 AM     (No. 11455669)

Assume that Trump had actually spoken to Putin in May 2016...exactly what law was broken?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/18/2017 11:47:03 AM     (No. 11455721)

A big "So what?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/18/2017 1:16:59 PM     (No. 11455794)

I think it would be a good thing of Trump to have met, or to meet with Putin. FYI NYTs, Trump can meet with whomever he likes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 11/18/2017 2:21:59 PM     (No. 11455829)

NYT, still pumping lies, their specialty since the 1930s.

Will this nasty propaganda outlet never die?

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