Russian President Vladimir Putin wants four more years of Donald Trump. According to a new report by The New York Times, the Russian leader has just endorsed Trump’s reelection.
According to the report, Trump did not want people to know that Putin was endorsing him and that could be the reason he fired his director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.
“Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, in a disclosure that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him,” the Times reported.
Trump allies challenged Maguire’s conclusions in the briefing, saying that Trump has been tough on Russia.
“That intelligence official, Shelby Pierson, is an aide to Mr. Maguire who has a reputation of delivering intelligence in somewhat blunt terms,” said the Times. “The president announced on Wednesday that he was replacing Mr. Maguire with Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany and long an aggressively vocal Trump supporter.”
You can read the entire Times report HERE.