On January 22, 2016, the Kremlin is said to have decided to help Donald Trump into the White House. This emerges from documents that are available to the Guardian. The candidate has what it takes to ‘destabilize’ the United States, as Russia has wished.
The internal paper was not exactly flattering for the candidate: ‘Impulsive, mentally unstable, an unbalanced person who suffers from an inferiority complex’. The report runs under the symbol ‘No 32-04 vd’, is secret and all in all comes to the conclusion that the man described is ‘the most promising candidate’ from the Kremlin’s point of view. The British Guardian quotes from the report before it , apparently commissioned by Vladimir Putin personally, and the document deals with Donald Trump.
Many observers have long been certain that Russia supported the Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. The report seems to confirm the assumptions. At least in broad terms. According to the newspaper, the Moscow government called for all efforts to be made to hoist Trump into the office of US president. ‘A Trump victory’ will definitely lead to a destabilization of the socio-political system of the US ‘and bring hidden dissatisfaction to light, the Guardian quoted from the report.
Meeting on January 22, 2016 in the Kremlin
The plan to carry out a secret service operation in favor of Trump is said to have been decided at a meeting of the National Security Council on January 22, 2016 in Moscow. The meeting itself is guaranteed. According to the Guardian, in addition to Putin, the country’s intelligence chiefs and all relevant ministers were also present. ‘They agreed that a White House under Trump would accommodate Moscow’s strategic goals; these included, for example, ‘social unrest’ in the USA, which would weaken the American president’s negotiating position, ‘writes the newspaper. The agents of three secret services had been instructed to ‘find practical ways to support Trump’.
Shortly after Trump was elected president, there was speculation that the Kremlin had rushed to the aid of the Republican candidate. US intelligence agencies had evidence that Russia interfered in the US election. At the end of 2016, Barack Obama’s outgoing government therefore imposed sanctions on Moscow. In the last election in November 2020, the secret services campaigned for the then President Donald Trump and tried to harm his challenger Joe Biden and sow discontent in the country, ” said a report by secret service coordinator Avril Haines in the spring.
Russia was involved in the US election
Russia relied on its secret service, state media, internet trolls and allies in Ukraine in its campaign, it said. One of Moscow’s most important strategies was to accuse Biden and his family of corruption in connection with Ukraine.
The paper available to the Guardian also shows that Russia has “compromising material” about Donald Trump. Apparently it was collected during Trump’s previous visits to Russia. The report refers to ‘certain events’, which are explained in more detail in the appendix to the report, but which are apparently not available on the sheet. As early as 2018, the so-called ‘Steele Report’ by a British agent became known, in which spicy details of Trump’s stays in Moscow are reported. In 2013, the real estate billionaire is said to have spent about one night in a Moscow luxury hotel with urinating prostitutes.
The Guardian reporters have asked the Kremlin for a statement. Its spokesman rejected the report: ‘The idea that the Russian leadership would have come together in early 2016 to decide to support Trump sounds like something out of a big trash novel’. The newspaper has presented the documents to experts, which intelligence officials have allegedly known about for several months. According to them, the documents appear to be genuine, minor details are correct, and both the tone and tone are in line with Kremlin security thinking.