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Law Firm That Wrote Letter Denying Trump Russia Connections Was Named ‘Russia Law Firm of The Year’

As if things are not weird enough for the Trump administration, the White House on Friday released a letter from the president’s tax lawyers claiming that Trump’s tax returns from the past 10 years didn’t reveal connections to Russia, “with a few exceptions.” The letter was written by Sheri Dillon and William Nelson from the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Morgan Lewis is a world-renowned organization, so using the services of that firm makes sense for Trump. In fact, just last year, Chambers and Partners rated them as the top firm in a certain country, and guess which one it is.

Yep, you nailed it: Russia.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, the law firm advising President-elect Donald Trump on handling his business conflicts, won the Russia Law Firm of the Year award in 2016.

The law firm announced the award in a press release, noting it was recognized in the Chambers & Partners’ 2016 Chambers Europe guide.

The firm’s Moscow office staffs more than 40 lawyers who are well known in the Russian market and “have deep familiarity with the local legislation, practices and key players,” according to the company’s website.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning that he had no ties to Russia and repeated the sentiment during a press conference later in the day.

“I have no deals that could happen in Russia, because we’ve stayed away,” he said. “And I have no loans with Russia.” With a few exceptions, of course.

Jesus Christ!! You can’t make this stuff up!


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