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Tuesday
Aug072018

The Trump Tower Meeting Story Continues to Shift. 

The truth is the truth and truth doesn't change. These are words I have used countless times in jury trials and in teaching other lawyers how to do it. The reason I use it is simple: lies are hard to remember.  Its pretty simple acrtually. You tell a lie, you then have to remember the version of the story you told and try to tell it the same way over and over again. Or worse, what happens when your lie morphs from one lie to another to another to another? By the way, the term lie is certainly harsh but in this particuar case, I believe that it is apt.

First, the Trump team said they never met with the Russians. Then they said they weren't sure but its possible. Then they said they met with the Russians but only to talk about Russian orphans. Then they said Trump knew nothing about it. Then they said it was also about getting help on dirt on Hillary. Then they said, Trump didn't know. Then they said Trump didn't write the denial. Then they admitted that Trump hiself wrote it Then they said it was about Hillary and that Trump knew.

I'll say it again.  Lies are hard to remember.

I appear on Voice of America International Edition to discuss. 

 

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