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Dem Rep. Floats Conspiracy That Trump Is a Soviet Sleeper Agent

"It would be hard to script actions more beneficial to Russia than what this president is doing," Schiff said.

By NTK Staff | 07.16.2018 @2:56pm

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) floated a conspiracy theory that President Trump has been a Soviet Union sleeper agent since the 1980s. Schiff noted his skepticism of the theory citing that “no sleeper would be this blatant,” following Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Schiff mentioned a New York Magazine article by Jonathan Chait, which suggested that during a visit to Moscow in July 1987, Trump had become an agent of the Soviet Union.

According to New York Magazine:

“The safest assumption is that it’s entirely coincidental that Trump launched a national campaign, with himself as spokesman, built around themes that dovetailed closely with Soviet foreign-policy goals shortly after his Moscow stay. Indeed, it seems slightly insane to contemplate the possibility that a secret relationship between Trump and Russia dates back this far. But it can’t be dismissed completely. How do you even think about the small but real chance — 10 percent? 20 percent? — that the president of the United States has been covertly influenced or personally compromised by a hostile foreign power for decades?”

“I will say this, too: you might have seen in New York Magazine, there was a story that hypothesized, ‘what if Donald Trump was a Soviet sleeper since the 1980s?’ No sleeper would be this blatant,” Schiff said. “A sleeper’s Russian handlers would say, ‘don’t be so obvious.'”

“It would be hard to script actions more beneficial to Russia than what this president is doing,” Schiff added.

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