‘Trump was a puppet of Putin’: Russia lawyer says

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — “President Trump was a puppeteer of Putin,” a Russian lawyer who worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election and was previously hired by Russian President Vladimir Putin told Breitbart News.

“I have seen him at a number of rallies, in person, in Russia, in Moscow, I have seen Putin at a rally,” Anatoly Chubais told Breitbart’s James O’Keefe during an exclusive interview in the lobby of his home in Alabama.

“He is a puppet.

And Putin was not elected president of the United States by the people of the US, he was elected president by Putin,” Chubas continued.

“And that is why we have a puppet president in the White House, and Putin is the puppet of Trump.”

The interview was conducted after a recent Washington Post story published an interview with a Russian woman who worked as an unpaid intern for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and is now an expert on Russia’s cyberattacks on Democratic organizations and individuals.

“We can’t trust the Trump administration, and he is doing everything he can to destroy our democracy,” Chuba said.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a president doing anything like this, and this is the second time in history that a president has done this.”

In the interview, Chubares comments are backed up by several other recent interviews with Kremlin-connected Russian operatives who spoke about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia and Trump’s alleged ties to Putin.

In the 2016 presidential election, the Russian government hired Chubias team of Russian operatives, including the former deputy chief of staff to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, and hired a former U.S. intelligence official who worked with Medvedes campaign and was paid more than $10 million.

During the campaign, the campaign paid Chubis team, including a former campaign aide, former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and former National Security Council Chief Michael Flynn Jr. for their work on Russia-related matters, according to The New York Times.

A year before the election, Trump told reporters that Putin “knows more about me than anybody on the planet.”

He added, “I will say, if I win, I’m going to ask Vladimir Putin to help me, because I think I owe it to him.”

During his confirmation hearings, former CIA Director Michael Morell said that the Russian efforts to influence the election were part of a broader effort to destabilize the United Kingdom.

The Trump administration has since denied Russian involvement, but Chubes comments are consistent with his assessment of Russia’s campaign efforts.

During an interview on CNN last year, he said that Russia was “not trying to help Trump, and they are not trying to hurt him.”

“They are trying to get a piece of our country that they can sell to everybody,” Chube said.

During Chubans first interview with O’Keefe, Chuba did not provide the name of the person who hired him, but the Russian-born lawyer told Breitbart that the person hired him was a member of Trump’s inner circle and was the same person who helped the Trump team hire Flynn.

Chubos testimony is consistent with the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey who told Congress last year that the Trump camp paid people in Russia to do its dirty work, and that Russia’s influence campaign on the election was a major goal of the campaign.

In an interview last month, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, who served as Deputy Director of National Intelligence from 2017 to 2019, also said that he had seen evidence that Russian operatives had been paid to influence US elections.

He also said the FBI was aware of an active investigation into Russian interference in the election.

The Russian-American Fusion GPS dossier, released last year by a Washington, D.C., law firm hired by the Trump transition team, included allegations that the Clinton campaign had used a dossier compiled by former British intelligence operative Christopher Steele to blackmail President Trump, which was compiled before the 2016 general election.

“The dossier is a total, complete, and utter fabrication,” said Michael McFaul, former U,S.

Ambassador to Russia, at a press conference on Jan. 16.

“There is no evidence that Trump campaign operatives, nor anybody associated with the Trump operation, ever received the dossier.”

The dossier has since been discredited, but not before Trump fired Comey.

“It was absolutely the opposite,” Chubbas lawyer told O’Reilly.

“They paid for the dossier.

They paid for Steele to do this, they paid for this, so I can understand why he fired Comey.”

The report from the New York Post said that in the months leading up to the 2016 elections, Fusion GPS paid a former British spy, Christopher Steele, to gather information on the Trump and Clinton campaigns.

The dossier included claims that the Clintons had been blackmailed by Russia, but Steele had told the Trump’s team that he was paid by the Democratic National Committee. “Steele

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