Thanks to a recent report by Bloomberg, there is officially proof Trump lied about a Trump to Russia. President Trump spent 45 hours in Moscow during a time when he denied spending time in the country.
There were two different alibis given by Trump that supported his claim that he did not stay in Russia November 9th, 2013. Flight records indicate otherwise. They show that he arrived in Moscow on November 8th and did not leave until the morning of November 10th. Now that the flight records have come to light, his own Twitter feed illustrates that he was in Russia during those dates.
I’m in Moscow for Miss Universe tonight – picking a winner is very hard, they are all winners. Total sellout of arena. Big night in Russia!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2013
When reached for comment, neither the White House nor Trump Organization did not respond.
Flight records obtained by Bloomberg detail the 45 hours and 43 minutes that Trump spent in Moscow in 2013, though the president told Comey he didn’t spend the night there. https://t.co/UqYtGwcktj
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) April 23, 2018
President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that trip, Trump told the former FBI director, according to Comey’s memos about the conversations.
Yet the broad timeline of Trump’s stay, stretching from Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, through the following Sunday morning, has been widely reported. And it’s substantiated by social media posts that show he slept in Moscow the night before the Miss Universe contest.
Now, flight records obtained by Bloomberg provide fresh details. Combined with existing accounts and Trump’s own social-media posts, they capture two days that, nearly five years later, loom large in the controversy engulfing the White House and at the heart of the Comey memos, which the Justice Department turned over last week to Congress.
We will be providing more details as they become available.