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Soviet special services have been watching the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, since 1977. Since then, the businessman and the politician have been “treated” as a Russian asset.
About it reported by The Guardian.
Former KGB spy Yuri Shvets told the publication that Trump was so willing to repeat anti-Western propaganda that it appealed to Moscow.
“This is an example of how people are recruited when they are still students, and then they occupy important positions. Something similar happened with Trump,” he said.
Craig Unger’s book American Compromising Information, based on Shvets’s words, says that the businessman allegedly first came to the attention of the Russian secret services back in 1977, when he married the Czech model Ivan Zelnichkova.
Three years later, Trump opened the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel, for which he bought 200 televisions from the Soviet émigré Semyon Kislin, who allegedly collaborated with the KGB. Shvets states that it was Kislin who spotted the future president as a potential agent.
First visit to Russia and recruitment attempt
In 1987, Trump and his wife first visited Moscow and St. Petersburg. The former spy said that the KGB agents in every possible way cajoled him and instilled the idea of going into politics.
“They thoroughly studied his personality, understood what kind of person he was. The KGB knew that he was extremely vulnerable intellectually and psychologically, prone to flattery,” he said.
When Trump returned to the United States, he began exploring opportunities for the Republican presidential nomination. He even ran a campaign in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Then he published a kind of appeal to the American people, in which he accused the allied Japan of exploiting the United States and expressed skepticism about US participation in NATO.
The ex-intelligence officer also claims that Moscow was very happy about Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election.
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