Is Trump an Russian Intelligence Asset?

 more

 

 more

Putin & Trump, Helsinki, 2018-07-16

== VOX ==
PUTIN: […] We have solid reason to believe that some intelligence officers, guided these transactions. So we have an interest of questioning them. That could be a first step. We can extend also it. Options abound. They all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.
REPORTER (Jeff Mason from Reuters): President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?
PUTIN: Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal.
(Source: https://www.vox.com/2018/7/16/17576956/transcript-putin-trump-russia-helsinki-press-conference)

== White House (as of 2018-07-09, “Issued on: July 16, 2018 […] 5:56 P.M. EEST”) ==
PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted) […] We have solid reason to believe that some intelligence officers, guided these transactions. So we have an interest of questioning them. That could be a first step. We can extend also it. Options abound. They all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.
Q[uestion:] And did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?
PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal.
(Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-president-putin-russian-federation-joint-press-conference/)

== White House (as of 2018-08-09, but still “Issued on: July 16, 2018 […] 5:56 P.M. EEST”) ==
PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted) […] So we have a solid reason to believe that some intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions. So we have an interest of questioning them. That could be a first step, and we can also extend it. Options abound, and they all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.
Q[uestion:] President Putin, did you want President Trump to win the election? And did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?
PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal.
(Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-president-putin-russian-federation-joint-press-conference/)

 
The White House was forced to correct the official transcript from the event 10 days after it happened in order to reflect the question.
(Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/400193-trump-claims-russia-was-unhappy-he-won-even-though-putin-said)

Выбор помощника

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trump-putin-and-the-big-hack

Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack

By David Remnick
January 6, 2017

[…] A declassified report concluded that Putin ordered a campaign of covert operations, from defamatory “fake news” articles about Clinton to the hack itself. […]

[…] Like many nationalist politicians in Europe, Trump has made plain his admiration for Putin, complimenting the Russian leader’s “great control over his country,” while at the same time failing to address the reality that Putin’s regime has instituted wholesale censorship of television, increased repressive measures on ordinary citizens, and unleashed his forces in Ukraine and Syria. (Putin, of course, discounts criticism of his policies as Western hypocrisy and points to everything from the invasion of Iraq, which he opposed, to the eastward expansion of NATO, which he sees as an aggressive act.) […]