A veteran spy has claimed that Russia has been cultivating Donald Trump as a presidential candidate for years – and they’ve been using blackmail against the Republican candidate to do it.
A former senior intelligence officer, who specialised in Russian counterintelligence, told Mother Jones he has provided the FBI with information gathered from Russian sources which shows the Russian government has attempted to cultivate Donald Trump into an asset.
It claimed that Russian intelligence had ‘compromised’ Trump during his visits to Moscow and could ‘blackmail him’. It also claimed they had compiled a report on Hillary Clinton based on ‘bugged conversations she had on various visits to Russia and intercepted phone calls.’
But according to the New York Times, the FBI pursued an investigation into a Russian role in the American presidential campaign but did not find any link to Trump. However, the FBI’s new inquiries are still ongoing.
Since sharing his information with the FBI, the former spy said:
It’s quite clear there was or is a pretty substantial inquiry going on.
This is something of huge significance, way above party politics. I think [Trump’s] own party should be aware of this stuff as well.
There are also rumours, not substantiated, that Russia has pretty hefty blackmail material on Trump.
Andrea Chalupa, a journalist and author whose grandfather was tortured as a political prisoner under Stalin’s rule, noted on Twitter that in intel circles ‘the story goes FSB (formerly known as the KGB) filmed Trump in an orgy while in Russia. Yes, this all ends in a Trump sex tape’.
In intel circles, the story goes FSB filmed Trump in an orgy while in Russia. Yes,this all ends in a Trump sex tape. https://t.co/h5EXta5tRe
— Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) November 1, 2016
But given the content of the ‘grab them by the pussy’ tapes and the multiple allegations of assault, people are doubting that rumours of Trump being blackmailed by Russia over a group sex tape would do much to damage his campaign now.
Thing is, being filmed in an orgy wouldn't be compromising for Trump at this point. https://t.co/s2B9dtAFNH
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) November 1, 2016
Not sure if orgy footage would hurt Trump at this stage.
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) November 1, 2016
I will actually vote for Trump if it guarantees this orgy tape never sees the light of day.
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) November 1, 2016
Unfortunately, there’s no sign as to when the investigation will be completed.
Let’s hope the truth comes out before the election…