Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the intelligence operation in support of former US President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, but with ulterior motives, according to new Kremlin documents.
According to “The Guardian”, which cited the same documents that have now been published, this scheme has been drawn up During a closed session of the National Security Council of Russia.
The documents showed that the main meeting took place on January 22, 2016, in the presence of the Russian president, intelligence directors and senior ministers.
The newspaper said that officials agreed at the meeting that the fact that Trump was at the head of the House of Banks would help ensure Moscow’s strategic goals, that is, cause “social unrest” in the United States and weaken the then-president’s bargaining position. American.
Putin ordered the three Russian spy agencies to find practical ways to support Trump, in a decree apparently signed by Putin.
By this time, Trump was the leader in the Republican Party’s voting race. A report by Putin’s expert division recommended that Moscow use “all possible force” to secure Trump’s victory.
“It is absolutely necessary to use all possible force to facilitate your election [de Trump] For the Office of the President of the United States of America”, it can be read in the document obtained by the newspaper.
This would help embody the distinct “political theory” of Russia. He adds that a Trump victory “will certainly destabilize the social and political system in the United States.”
Spy agencies have been aware of the documents for a few months and, carefully analyzing them, reveal the “Guardian”, adding that the fact that they were made public represents a serious leak of information by the Kremlin.
The newspaper showed the documents to independent experts, who said they appeared to be original. Accidental details are accurate. The overall tone and momentum is said to be consistent with the Kremlin’s security thinking.
On the other hand, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the idea of the Russian leaders meeting and agreeing to support Trump was a “great fantasy,” he said when contacted by The Guardian.