Friday, January 29, 2021

Russia has been cultivating Trump as an asset for 40 years, former KGB spy says

This is credible, because it is something that Russia is known to do, and it fits with Trump's actions.  It may be that Trump didn't know he has been manipulated.



Thomas Colson

Jan. 29, 2021

The KGB cultivated Donald Trump as an asset for 40 years, and he proved a highly valuable asset in repeating anti-Western Russian propaganda in the United States, a former KGB operative told The Guardian.

Yuri Shvets is a key source in "American Kompromat," a new book detailing the decades-long relationship between Trump and Russia by the journalist Craig Unger.


The book, which is based on interviews with former Russian and US operatives, details the KGB's attempts in the 1980s to cultivate dozens of unwitting businesspeople in the United States as useful Russian assets.


Unger added: "Trump was the perfect target in a lot of ways: his vanity, narcissism made him a natural target to recruit. He was cultivated over a 40-year period, right up through his election."


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