Leaked documents show that Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a spy scheme to get Donald Trump into the White House.
The Guardian newspaper cited documents from the Kremlin highlighting Russia’s deep involvement in the 2016 US presidential election.
The leaked documents claims Putin met his top intelligence officials and senior ministers in January 2016, where they decided to support a “mentally unstable” Trump, The Guardian reported.
The spy chiefs agreed that Trump’s presidency would help secure Moscow’s strategic goals, including “social unrest” in the US as well as weaken Trump’s negotiating power , the Kremlin report said.
According to the British newspaper, reports indicate that Putin revealed the plan during a closed-door security meeting about 10 months before the US election.
Described as “No 32-04eg,” the document described Trump as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced person who suffers from an inferiority complex.”
“It was necessary to use all possible force to facilitate the election of his (Trump) US President,” the document said.
Reports suggest that Russia had unidentified “kompromat,” or potentially damaging material, about Trump, the 45th president of the United States.
The articles also outlined various measures the Kremlin could take in response to what it sees as “hostile actions” from the US.
When authenticity Among the documents that have not been officially established, independent experts say they appear to be genuine, The Guardian reported.
The Kremlin denied the report. Dmitri Peskov, Putin’s representative, said that the idea that Russian spy officials met and agreed to assist Trump was “a great pulp fiction”, The Guardian reported.
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