Trump letter accounts for more than $100 million in Russian income since 2008

Source: McClatchy DC Bureau

“President Donald Trump collected at least $100 million from Russian people or organizations between 2008 and this March, according to a personal letter from his tax counsels that he released Friday in response to a senator’s unofficial query. The amount could be higher. The letter notes that money from sales of condominiums or other products would ‘not have been separately identified as ‘Russian’ in your books.’ … Trump released the letter, saying it had been sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who had asked former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in a recent Senate hearing if he had ever seen ‘a situation where a Trump business interest in Russia caused him concern.’ Clapper’s answer appeared to be less than a wholesale no — he said he’d seen nothing to concern him in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election but that he couldn’t answer beyond that because it could interfere with an investigation.” (05/12/17)