MSNBC counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance dropped a chilling warning on Monday night: Donald Trump could be a “wholly owned” Russian asset.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Nance laid out what he said could be the “worst case scenario” regarding Trump’s ties to Russia.
“The worst case scenario is that Donald Trump is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kremlin,” he said. “That he actually is not only in debt to the Kremlin. He is aware, it has been made clear to him that that debt is going to be used against him and it will be leveraged and that he will do the bidding of Vladimir Putin.”
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Well, the worst case scenario is that Donald Trump is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kremlin. That he actually is not only in debt to the Kremlin. He is aware, it has been made clear to him that that debt is going to be used against him and it will be leveraged and that he will do the bidding of Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin is a KGB human intelligence officer. His job was to turn people into traitors and to run agents into West Germany to steal technology. He knows what he’s doing. His top four senior staff were all ex-KGB, FSB and a person like Donald Trump would be a godsend. And now Putin wouldn’t do it directly, Chris. What he would do is he would do it through inference and he would use his oligarchy to act like a carrot and a stick for Donald Trump to do the things that he wants. And he has already indoctrinated him and, as we’re seeing now, these things are playing out and the FBI had to have known it because the U.S. intelligence community knew this well before the election and had to start an investigation to determine if he was Moscow’s asset, witting or unwitting.
Trump continues to act like a Russian asset
Malcolm Nance’s worst case scenario became a lot more likely this week with new reporting that the FBI launched an investigation into whether Donald Trump is working on behalf of Russia.
The president threw gasoline on this raging fire when he refused to directly answer a softball question from Fox News host Jeanine Pirro about whether he ever worked for Russia.
Instead of answering unequivocally, Trump responded, “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked.”
If Donald Trump isn’t a Russian asset, he’s certainly bad at acting like it.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.