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Trump: I trust Putin more than I trust US intelligence



Trump: I trust Putin more than I trust US intelligence


Former US President Donald Trump said he trusted Russian President Vladimir Putin as he shared an article about former FBI official Charles McGonigal.



This came in a post by Trump on his Truth Social website

where the former US president referred to comments he made after his meeting with Putin in Helsinki, 2018, when he said he

"He sees no reason"

for Russia to interfere in the 2016 election despite what the FBI reported

and Trump stated that he trusts Putin more than While participating in

the article by Charles McGonigal

a former FBI official, a prominent figure in the bureau's investigation of the Trump campaign's relations with Russia prior to the 2016 election.


McGonigal was recently arrested on suspicion of a number of crimes, including what was said to be "working with the sanctioned Russian oligarch".



In his post on Truth Social, Trump continued

I remember when I was asked in Helsinki by one of our third-class reporters

basically

  • who I trust most, President Putin of Russia
  • or who is weak in our intelligence. My intuition
  • We had some extremely awful guys at the time, including James Comey.

McCabe (whose wife was helped by Hillary Clinton

  • when she was under investigation!)
  • Also Brennan, Peter Strzok (whose wife works for the SEC)
  • and his mistress Lisa Page. "

Trump said :

Now add McGonigal and other poor people to the list.

Who do you choose, Putin or these failures? 



Trump has been repeatedly criticized for taking Putin, as former President of the United States of America, after leaving the White House.

In 2018

after defending Russia's president in Helsinki

then-Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said


Americans in the entire history of our country have never seen a president of the United States support an opponent the way Trump supported Putin.



In a tweet, Schumer wrote :

The President of the United States of America is opposing American law enforcement by collaborating with President Putin.

U.S. defense officials and U.S.

  • intelligence agencies is reckless
  • dangerous and weak
  • The President thinks more highly of himself than of our nation.

How much has Trump been condemned, including by members of his party, for comments he made about Putin before the Ukrainian crisis.



Speaking to Clay Travis and Pak Sexton, February 2022

Trump described Putin's tactic of recognizing the two declared republics in eastern Ukraine and sending Russian troops to areas under the guise of "peacekeeping operations" as "genius" and "highly intelligent."


Trump increased his praise for the Russian president as well.

when he told the audience at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that Putin was "very smart" because he "took over a state for sanctions worth no more than two dollars"

and Trump said that

  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine would never
  • have happened if he was still president
  • and said if he were in office, he "could end it."

Last Saturday at the Hampshire Republican Committee's annual meeting in Salem

January 28

Trump said, My character kept us out of war

and continued :

I told you before, if this would never have happened with Russia, Putin would never have started this war. So far, I can resolve that in 24 hours' time. all these cities have now been demolished .