Mueller Investigation: Russians Influenced Trump Using ‘Nigerian Prince’ Scam
In a still classified document, investigators with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office have uncovered emails linking President Donald Trump to Russian agents posing as a Nigerian prince in an effort to influence his presidency.
The unnamed source, a high-ranking intelligence official, said that initially Mr. Trump was contacted during his primary campaign when he responded to an email coming from a ‘Prince Charning.’ The messages did not ask for money, as is often the case in internet scams, but rather were “very, very complimentary to Mr. Trump and it soon blossomed into a close relationship.”
Prince Charning, however, was actually a Russian intelligence agent.
“The operation was the result of some low-level spook in Moscow who went trolling Trump on his lunch break. All he had to do to keep Trump’s trust was tell him things that he had already said about himself,” the source added.
The Prince became one of Mr. Trump’s closest advisors early in his presidential campaign and helped to shape his ‘vision’ months after taking office. Some of that advice was thought to be the basis for a number of Mr. Trump’s controversial positions, many of which are considered to be contrary to American values.
In one of the most stunning exchanges it was reported that Prince Charning made an offer to have a ‘friend’ hack into the Democratic National Committee and publish damaging emails about Hillary Clinton should Mr. Trump win the nomination. After he became the GOP flag bearer the Prince was said to have asked if Mr. Trump would put in a good word for a mutual friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Trump enthusiastically agreed and lauded Mr. Putin; a man considered to be a direct threat to the security of the United States. Although that played well in Moscow’s hallways it also raised red flags in the Kremlin’s backrooms about Trump’s “lack of subtlety, stability and political awareness.”
The source said that when the federal government began its inquiry in to foreign influence within the Trump administration the Kremlin sought to “run away as fast as they could. They had the supposed Prince Charning email Mr. Trump a request for money to help his sick grandmother get an operation. Mr. Trump never got back to them.”
When asked to comment on the story a spokesperson for President Trump accused the reporter of “being beyond stupid.”
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