Russia uses FBI Trump raid to ‘foment discord’ and ‘raise tensions’ in US, expert says


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Russian state media has offered words of support to former President Donald Trump amid the FBI’s raid on his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida in a bid to sow discord in the United States.

“Russians understand that Donald Trump is a hot button in America and they are using their stories to foment discord and amplify tension in our country,” said Rebekah Koffler, former DIA intelligence officer and author of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat”. America,” Fox News told Fox News.

The comments come after several Russian media expressed support for Trump in the days following the FBI raid on his home, with Izvestia and RenTV arguing over the weekend that the raid was designed to prevent Trump from running. to the presidency in 2024.

Koffler argued that the Russian media picked up on the raid under the direction of the Kremlin.

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Former President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right.
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“It’s important to understand that there is an ulterior motive behind the Russian government and the media, which is almost all controlled by the Russian government,” Koffler said. “It’s part of official but undeclared Russian policy and strategy. Russian media does what the Kremlin tells them to do.”

The FBI raid on Trump’s Florida home has been controversial, with the former president saying the law enforcement agency has long been corrupt. The FBI seized classified documents, including some classified as top secret, during Monday’s raid according to a warrant and property receipt that were unsealed on Friday.

The FBI has a long and unrelenting history of corruption. Just go back to the days of J. Edgar Hoover,” Trump said on TRUTH social Saturday. “In the modern age, nothing has changed except it’s gotten worse.”

A police officer talks to a woman outside the Mar-a-Lago home of former US President Donald Trump after Trump said FBI agents raided it, in Palm Beach, Florida, USA United, August 8, 2022.

A police officer talks to a woman outside the Mar-a-Lago home of former US President Donald Trump after Trump said FBI agents raided it, in Palm Beach, Florida, USA United, August 8, 2022.
(REUTERS/Marco Bello)

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Many Republican lawmakers have rallied in support of the former president since news of the raid broke, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whom many see as the only significant challenger to Trump’s hold on the party ahead of the 2024 GOP presidential primary.

The roundup of [Mar-a-Lago] is another escalation in the weaponization of federal agencies against political opponents of the regime, while the likes of Hunter Biden are treated with kid gloves,” DeSantis tweeted last week. Banana Republic.”




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