In what may be the surest sign yet that Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is unfolding in a manner which the Kremlin fears, a spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry is now publicly making threats against the United States with regard to the scandal. The threats were made in an English language posting to the Foreign Ministry’s official website, which was dug up by U.S. foreign policy consultant Molly McKew earlier today.
The lengthy briefing posted to Russian government website mid.ru was conducted by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, who speaks on behalf of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, and in turn speaks on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin briefing page is titled “The assassination of former Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov,” in reference to the former Russian politician-turned-dissident who fled to Ukraine, only to be gunned down earlier this week.
As Palmer Report has pointed out, Voronenkov would have been a star witness in the trial that the government of Ukraine is currently trying to assemble against former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Voronenkov was murdered just one day after proof finally surfaced of the longstanding assertion that Manafort had taken tens of millions of dollars from the Kremlin. It’s widely believed that Vladimir Putin had former Kremlin insider Voronenkov murdered in order to prevent him from exposing Kremlin secrets during any Manafort trial.
But the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson seems to be blaming the entire sequence of events on leaks from the United States government. In her briefing (source: mid.ru) she goes on to make the following claim, along with a rather dire threat: “I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.”
And so now we’ve reached the point where the Kremlin is publicly threatening to leak secret intel which the United States has shared with it over the past eight years, in a last ditch effort at convincing the U.S. to stop pursuing Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. In the process, this all but confirms that by the time Trump-Russia has been fully brought to light, it will confirm that Putin installed Trump as President. It also reveals that the Kremlin has reached a place of desperation, now that the Trump-Russia scandal is exploding in real time. Contribute to Palmer Report
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