Trump Suggests He Trusts Vladimir Putin Over U.S. Intelligence ‘Lowlifes’

Donald Trump has issued his intermittent reminder that he trusts Russian President Vladimir Putin greater than intelligence businesses for the federal government he as soon as led.

The previous president posted on his Fact Social platform Monday criticizing U.S. intelligence officers as “misfits” and “lowlifes” whereas sharing an article about Chris McGonigal, who led the FBI’s New York counterintelligence division earlier than his 2018 retirement. McGonigal was arrested earlier this month over his alleged ties to a Russian oligarch and different prices, together with cash laundering.

Within the put up, Trump recalled the 2018 Helsinki summit the place he infamously sided with Putin over U.S. intelligence when requested about Russian interference within the 2016 election.

In Monday’s put up, Trump reminded followers he stands by what he stated.

“Keep in mind in Helsinki when a third price reporter requested me, primarily, who I trusted extra, President Putin of Russia, or our ‘Intelligence’ lowlifes,” Trump wrote.

“My intuition on the time was that we had actually unhealthy individuals,” he added, rallying off the names of a number of former high FBI officers he routinely targets. “Now add McGonigal & different slime to the checklist. Who would you select, Putin or these Misfits?”

It’s not the primary time Trump has reiterated the controversial remark. In 2021, he stated “it needs to be apparent” who he trusts between Russia and American intelligence. Actually, all through his presidency and past, the previous president repeatedly shocked U.S. officers by aligning himself with the Russian dictator.