"Turns out that the investigation against Trump has to do with the disappearance of secret documents from the White House, related to the development of nuclear weapons by the U.S.," Popov said. "The FBI isn't saying what kinds of weapons, or what they found in Trump's estate. Obviously, if there were any important documents, they've been studying them in Moscow for a while."
"What's the point of searching?" Popov then asked, suggesting that protecting the classified information was already a useless endeavor.
Just ahead of Putin launching Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, Trump described the Russian leader as a "genius" and "smart." During his tenure as president, Trump also said that he believed Putin over his own intelligence agencies regarding Moscow's interference in the 2016 election.
Russian state media previously floated the possibility that the U.S. could break out into a civil war due to the FBI raid on Trump's home. Additionally, Russian military expert Igor Korotchenko, a guest on Russian TV program 60 Minutes, called the raid a "witch hunt," where Trump "as the most popular politician in the United States" was "chosen as such a witch."
"They won't just be vilifying him, they will be strangling him. These raids, involving dozens of FBI officers and police dogs...This is a symbol of inordinate despotism," Korotchenko said, defending Trump."
Trump has as many supporters in Russia as he does in the US.