Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Apr. 18, 2019 2 min read

Bad memory.

"We noted, among other things, that the President stated on more than 30 occasions that he does not 'recall' or 'remember' or have an 'independent recollection' of information called for by the questions."

(Mueller, on Trump's responses to questions, App. C, p. 417)

Trump had "no recollection" of his son Don Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, and campaign director Paul Manafort participating the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting seeking dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Trump had "no independent recollection" whether he spent any time at Trump Tower during these days.

Did Trump chat with his old friends from the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Moscow, the Agalarov family, between June 3, 2016 and the end of the campaign?

Trump has "no independent recollection" of that either.

Trump did "not recall" being aware of Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort's communications with now-indicted Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veseltniksaya.

He didn't even know her name, he added.

Trump to Mueller: "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."

In fact, Trump told Mueller: "I have no recollection of being told during the campaign that any foreign government or foreign leader had provided, wished to provide, or offered to provide tangible support to my campaign."

Apparently leaving open the possibility that it may have happened, Trump claimed: "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."

Trump claimed to have had "no recollection" about whether he spoke to his campaign staff about "possible hacking" of DNC emails released by WikiLeaks and did "not recall" whether he spoke to any representative of WikiLeaks.

When asked by Mueller why he made the "Russia, if you're listening" remark, Trump said he made it "in jest and sarcastically" before adding that he did not "recall" talking about it with anyone before the press conference.

Did Trump discuss pardoning Assange?

"I do not recall..."

Trump's memory failed him again when it came to Roger Stone.

Trump: "I do not recall being aware during the campaign of specific efforts by foreign individuals or companies to assist my campaign through the use of social media postings or the organization of rallies."

Did Trump talk to Cohen about Trump Tower Moscow?

"I had few conversations with Mr. Cohen on this subject. As I recall, they were brief, and they were not memorable." Trump additionally claimed he didn't recall discussions, travel plans, or Sater-Cohen communications about it.

"l had no knowledge of Mr. Manafort offering briefings on the progress of my campaign to an individual named Oleg Deripaska," Trump claimed, adding he didn't know whether Manafort shared internal polling data with Kilimnik. (without saying Kilimnik's name)

Did Trump know about efforts by Russian officials to meet with him and senior campaign members?

"I do not recall..."

Why did the GOP change its platform on the Ukraine with Trump's nomination?

"I have no recollection..."

"I do not remember having been asked to attend the World Chess Championship gala, and I did not attend the event."


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