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Friday, January 13, 2017

A global law firm that has spent months helping President-elect Donald Trump separate his personal business from the office of the president was recognized last year for its "high-profile" work in Russia. Sheri Dillon, a well-respected tax controversy attorney, was given significant airtime during Trump's press conference on Wednesday to discuss how the real estate tycoon will avoid business conflicts while serving in the Oval Office. Dillon works at the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan Lewis, which was named "Russia Law Firm of the Year" last spring by the law profession directory Chambers and Partners.

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LOL!

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-01-11 03:19 PM | Reply

Trump advised by "Russia Law Firm of the Year"?

No one would believe this ---- if you made it up.

Of course, Vlad has managed to siphon off an est 85 billion for his personal fortune, so a good lawyer is a good lawyer.... and Vlad is Trump's mentor and role model.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-01-11 03:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's on their website, too. They're very proud of the award:
www.morganlewis.com
(Mogan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2017-01-11 03:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Vlad is gonna get him a good rate too, but Vlad says that when he does, Vlad 'wont be the one who got it for him'. (Wink!)

Trump loves it when Vlad gives him that manly wink.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-01-11 03:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why, oh, why can't Trump stay away from all things Russian?

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-01-11 05:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why does everyone dislike Comrade Trump?

#6 | Posted by OldUncleBob at 2017-01-13 07:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

What a coincidence!

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-01-13 08:26 PM | Reply

No, no. Nothing to see here! Just a red-blooded R̶u̶s̶s̶i̶a̶n̶ American leader, that's all. Yessireebob.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2017-01-13 10:40 PM | Reply

It seems to me that if you are going to deal with the Russians, they having over a thousand nuclear weapons pointed in our direction and they are the #4 producer of oil, it might be wise to have some people who know how their legal system works,(or doesn't). Putin loathes Obama, he has a few good reasons. We created ISIS in Syria, indirectly. We helped the coup in the the Ukraine, via Soros' Open Society Foundation. We militarized their western border. Putin is a figure above the law in his own country, but that is a strong Russian tradition. He silences decent, also a Russian tradition. He is xenophobic, and if you know a little about Russian history, they might have a good reason to be so. He is corrupt, wealthy and the undisputed leader of a very large and diverse country. He is a nationalist, and that is not necessarily a bad thing, war is seldom in the interest of a nation. But the fact remains, you don't have to love the individual, but you do have to deal with him.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-01-14 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"war is seldom in the interest of a nation."

Crimea.
Is that an exception?

"He silences decent, also a Russian tradition."

There's no excuse you won't make.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-14 01:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#10 | Posted by snoofy, Putin is Russia's problem. It would not be wise to make him ours. We buy oil from them. Not much else. Actually Crimea was in the interest of the Russians, It is their soul warm water port and has been a Russian military installation for centuries. They had no problem until the coup. We backed some really nasty individuals to depose an elected president. Neo-Nazi would not be much of a stretch. What was the root of this conflict? A gas bill. Vice News did some good reports during that conflict from inside the Ukraine. Might improve your view if you knew what you were talking about.

#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-01-14 01:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#10 | Posted by snoofy, Putin is Russia's problem. It would not be wise to make him ours.

It would be wise if you studied who and what Putin is.

He made himself OUR problem by hacking our Democracy. If you want to live in that kind of world fine but don't try to drag the rest of us into your insanity.

We are not going peacefully into that dark night.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-01-14 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12 | Posted by donnerboy, So ask the people who leaked the E-mail, Wikileaks. Assuage stated repeatedly his source was from inside the DNC. Continue repeating the DNC's talking points, if that makes you excuse the rejection of a rally terrible candidate. It had to be the Russians, not Hillery being a corrupt, incompetent, and venal monster.

#13 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-01-14 02:18 PM | Reply

"Assuage stated repeatedly his source was from inside the DNC"

After he stated repeatedly he doesn't comment on sources.

Have you asked yourself why someone who never commented on sources, suddenly commented on sources?

It seems more a case of You sunk my battleship!

Or a desperate attempt at CYA.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-01-14 02:33 PM | Reply

He divulged that, AFTER he was accused of getting his documents from the Russians. Keep up, you are falling behind the curve. Hell, I don't even like Trump, but he is not as bad as Hillery Clinton. The closest character in American politics I know of that gets close to her moral lapses and open criminality is Arron Burr. Remember the discovery of all those E-males on AW's lap top. The story is far from over.

#15 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-01-14 02:48 PM | Reply

"#10 | Posted by snoofy, Putin is Russia's problem. It would not be wise to make him ours."

it's like you don't seem to understand that keeping a boot on his neck is a way of making sure he isn't our problem.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-14 03:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

it's also like you don't understand that abandoning the foreign policy of the past 70 years won't bring problems.

Do you think this century's Great Game is much ado about nothing? That there will be no real consequences if we bow out?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-14 03:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 | Posted by docnjo

No offense but you are delusional.

Crimea - Ukraine was a Pain in Russia's rear for years because they could hold that over them in negotiations. It is part of Ukraine. Ukraine itself was never an independent country until recently. Borders went back and forth throughout history. One thing is for sure - during the breakup of the USSR it was given to Ukraine on a permanent basis.

Assange - He is for all practical purposes a captive of the Ecuadorians. Or to put it better - he is trapped between the hammer and the anvil. Guess who they align with? Oh that's right - Russia. Notice he suddenly had a change of heart on extradition? Just have to cut Manning loose. I think we should.

Putin - Putin is a dictator and egomaniac. He made himself our problem and the problem for most of the rest of the world. If you think Trump isn't in his pocket you must admit at the very least Trump worships this Oligarch. THAT is just as dangerous.

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-01-14 08:23 PM | Reply

" Hell, I don't even like Trump, but he is not as bad as Hillery Clinton."

Well he is a much better liar that much has been proven.

"Continue repeating the DNC's talking points, if that makes you excuse the rejection of a rally terrible candidate."

I am repeating the talking points of all our Intelligence Agencies, President Obama and now even Trump himself. Who's talking points are you repeating? Kellyanne Conway?

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-01-15 12:42 PM | Reply

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