Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized Trump for declaring Putin the « genius » for his bloody military operation in Ukraine.
Amid widespread criticism over his praise of Russian Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. Vladimir Putin, former President Donald Trump, publicly asked Putin this week to clear any dirt regarding Hunter Biden, the president’s son.
In an interview with Just the News and Just the News, Trump made the unsubstantiated claim regarding Biden’s receipt of the hefty sum of money in cash from Elena Baturina, the former wife of the late mayor of Moscow and demanded Putin give more details.
« She offered him $3.5 million. So, now I’d consider Putin will know the answer. I think he should let it go. the money, » Trump said. « I think we should know that answer. »
Trump was referring to an unpopular Senate document released just weeks before the 2020 presidential election. It also emphasized Biden’s participation as a member of the board of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma.
The legal team of Hunter Biden’s campaign told NBC News in 2020 that Biden had « no interest » in the company that was paid the cash, and « the claim he was paid $3.5 million was false. »
In October 2020, Putin stated that the Russian president was not aware there were any business relations between Biden and Baturina.
The request from Putin, who has been widely criticized for his decision to launch an unprovoked, deadly war within Ukraine, reminded Trump of his request for the Russian government during his presidential campaign in 2016 to locate and release emails belonging to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent.
« Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you can find the 30,000 emails that are missing, » announced the news conference in July of 2016 when he was confronted with questions about whether he had endorsed foreign interference in U.S. elections.
Trump then pushed his Ukrainian government to find dirt regarding Hunter Biden and his father, president Joe Biden, who was vying for his Democratic presidential nomination. This led to Biden’s first impeachment.
In the interview on Tuesday, Trump’s comments are just a few days after GOP lawmakers called on president Biden to more strongly punish Putin for fighting a war against Ukraine, but only to see Trump praise Putin.
« I was in the room yesterday to see a TV screen. I thought to myself, « This is fantastic.’ Putin declares a large part of Ukraine — Putin declares it an independent country. Wow, that’s awesome, » Trump told a conservative radio host in the hours before Russian troops launched their deadly offensive in Ukraine.
Trump has recently changed his attitude by blaming Biden and blaming Putin for his involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.
« Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, Joe Biden totally failed to deter Russia’s disgraceful invasion of Ukraine, » Trump stated on Saturday. « All of them are dead. Putin’s brutal attack on a sovereign and proud nation shakes the conscience of everyone who is goodwill. »