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Donald Trump slams report on Russian interference in 2016 election, calls it ‘disgusting’

(Washington, DC - EUA 19/03/2019) O Senhor Donald Trump, Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América. Foto: Isac Nóbrega/PR

The former president said on Thursday that a new report claiming that the Russian spy agency was told they would help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election was “disgusting” and “fictional.” During the Kremlin meeting on January 22, 2016, spy agencies looked for “practical” ways to support Trump’s White House candidacy.

Before Trump’s remarks, the Guardian reported on leaked Kremlin documents that on January 22, 2016, Putin, his spy chief, and senior ministers agreed that the Trump administration was in the interests of Russia’s strategic strategy, such as causing “social turmoil,” and weaken the president’s negotiating position. According to reports, a decree signed by Putin ordered Russia’s three spy agencies to find practical ways to support Trump. Trump will then become the leader of the Republican presidential nomination.

“This is disgusting. It’s fake news, just like RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA was fake news, Russia respected us, China respected us, Iran respected us, North Korea respected us. And the world was a much safer place than it is now with mentally unstable leadership.”  Trump said in a statement on Twitter through his spokesperson Liz Harrington. The former president added that the accusations were “just the Radical Left crazies”  belittling the right.

According to the report, Putin believes that Trump is “mentally unstable” and that his admission to the White House will cause “social turmoil” and weaken the United States. The Guardian said that the report was based on leaked Kremlin documents, saying that Trump was identified as the “most promising candidate.” These documents include a psychological assessment describing Trump as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex.”The Guardian stated that these documents were shown to Western intelligence officials they believed to be real.

Trump, who was unable to access Twitter, said: “It’s fiction, and nobody was tougher on Russia than me, including on the pipeline, and sanctions, at the same time, we got along with Russia. Russia respected us, China respected us, Iran respected us, North Korea respected us.”

But despite Trump’s objections, the Guardian showed these documents to independent experts, who said they appeared to be genuine. The Russian report named “32-04\vd” was classified as confidential, calling Trump the “most promising candidate” in the eyes of Russia. The Kremlin also seems to have confirmed that it has kompromat or compromise material about Trump’s “non-official visits to Russian Federation territory.”