As she’s done with the previous two pieces, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has received a sneak peek at Newsweek’s latest story on Donald Trump, and it’s a big one. According to Maddow, Newsweek’s story will detail Trump’s ties to Russia.
One interesting tidbit Maddow discussed is that Trump’s feud with the Khan family greatly worried his Russian allies. Apparently, they feared that incident would sink Trump’s campaign. Even more interesting is Newsweek’s alleged claim that, due to Trump’s feud with the Khans, the Russians pulled their support from Trump’s campaign and stopped leaking hacked emails and other documents to the American press. The Russians assumed that Trump would be replaced, and they weren’t able to count on his replacement being friendly to their interests.
Newsweek will also allegedly report on Trump’s distrust of U.S. intelligence specifically in relation to Russia. Apparently, this has a lot of the U.S.’s allies worried, because they fear they will not be able to trust Trump if he does not trust his own intelligence agencies. Maddow then quoted directly from the Newsweek article where a British intelligence official discussed his fears of a Trump presidency.
‘A lot of people are now trying to connect the dots of all the data in the intelligence files to try and understand Trump. There certainly are a lot of conspiracy theories being bandied about, but no question there’s a lot of concern about what’s going on in Trump’s head and whether we would be able to work with him.’
Maddow also quoted Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald regarding the general sense of unease U.S. allies have regarding Trump.
‘Officials in western Europe are dismayed that they now feel compelled to gather intelligence on a man who could be the next president of the United States, but they believe they have no choice. Moscow is seen as a direct threat to their interests both in its aggressive efforts to reshape global alliances and its power to inflict extreme damage in western Europe. For perhaps the first time since World War II, countries in western Europe fear that the American election, should Trump win, could trigger events that imperil their national security do potentially irreparable harm to the alliances that have kept the continent safe for decades.’
For more information, watch Maddow’s clip below:
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