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Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Trump adviser gives conflicting accounts on whether Chinese offered information about Hunter Biden
www.washingtonpost.com

...Michael Pillsbury, one of President Trump's China advisers, publicly contradicted himself on whether he had received information on Hunter Biden during a visit to Beijing shortly after Trump called on China to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden.

"I got a quite a bit of background on Hunter Biden from the Chinese," Pillsbury was quoted as telling the London-based Financial Times.

Hours later, Pillsbury appeared on C-SPAN and denied having made the comment. "I haven't spoken to the Financial Times for a month," he said.

But Demetri Sevastopulo, the FT's Washington bureau chief, responded by making public on Twitter their Oct. 9 email exchange. It showed that Pillsbury had sent the journalist an email reading: "Actually I got a quite a bit of background on Hunter Biden from the Chinese."

Pillsbury, 74, gave The Washington Post an even different explanation later on Thursday.

"Most everything I learned was already public or well-known," he said....



The plot thickens...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-10 04:20 PM | Reply

So?

An email from Pillsbury to FT saying "Actually I got a quite a bit of background on Hunter Biden from the Chinese" doesn't prove that he talked to FT or had any information from China about Biden. I doubt he even knows where China is and I am sure he doesn't speak China Talk.

- The usual Trumpologists.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-10 04:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1 Thanks, LL.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-10 08:15 PM | Reply

I heard if you touch Pillsbury's belly button he does a funny laugh.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-11 06:36 PM | Reply

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