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Monday, August 15, 2022

Hosts on Russia's state-owned Russia-1 television channel said that officials in Moscow have already been "studying" top secret and other classified documents the FBI sought through a search warrant of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort home.



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"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.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-15 02:35 PM | Reply

I highly doubt that if Russia actually obtained the documents that they would go out and tell the world. Far more likely this is just Russian propaganda.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-15 02:59 PM | Reply

Yeah... they are among the Fox News like propaganda units of Russian media.

The interesting part is that so few would be surprised if this wasn't true.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-15 03:09 PM | Reply

was, not wasn't -sheesh

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-15 03:12 PM | Reply

Far more likely this is just Russian propaganda.



Having said that, we all know it's possible.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2022-08-15 03:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

When your defense of ------- echoes Russian propaganda, you should probably reconsider your stance

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-08-15 04:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I for one am confident enough in the US intelligence apparatus that it is known whether or not Der Dotard gave secrets to the Russians. If so, it would have been manifest through dead bodies found on a Moscow street, or the Russkies acting on what is in the documents themselves, which are now in the possession of the DOJ, National Archives and the FBI/CIA. If the recovery of these documents serves as corroboration of the dissemination of secrets from the Trump Administration to Russia, Trump will be tried for treason and other such crimes, and will either be sent someplace very bad, or all of his assets taken and he will be traded for Brittany Griner.

Oh, and for all those wondering about a jury trial: ha, ha forget it. No panel of jurors will get within shouting distance of the type of documents found at Mar-A-Lago...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-15 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And one more thing: The FBI did not take Der Dotard's passports by mistake. They want him in the US, where they can find him by the sound of his voice and the flatulence which comes from it each time he opens his pie hole...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2022-08-15 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where is that idiot Humtake to talk about the Russia hoax?

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-08-15 06:43 PM | Reply


Agreed. Was about to say the same thing.

#10 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-08-15 07:31 PM | Reply

@#2 ... I highly doubt that if Russia actually obtained the documents that they would go out and tell the world. ...

While that is also my current opinion (hope?), I do have to add, we have not a clue what occurred in that infamous Helsinkin meeting. What information was given to Pres Putin by fmr Pres Trump. Not an iota of a clue.

In this instance, Russia's propaganda service could, for a change, be telling something truthful for the purpose of taunting the United States.

(note: that this is coming from someone who has listened to the absurdities of Radio Moscow since the mid-1960's when I built a shortwave radio.)

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-15 09:22 PM | Reply

Roger that LAMP.

Jody's gotcha girlfriend.

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-08-16 09:53 AM | Reply

There may be truth behind the Russian statement. I can believe Trump had opportunity to hand over some documentation, but the fear now is Russia no longer needs their old useful fool.
They may have another in their sights.

#13 | Posted by Docman at 2022-08-16 01:30 PM | Reply

Russia if you're listening!!

We have a lot of useful idiots called Trumpers who are ready and willing to help you!

Mission Accomplished.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-08-16 08:16 PM | Reply

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