In an appearance on MSNBC this weekend, former CIA officer and Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin wondered where president-elect Donald Trump‘s loyalties stand regarding America versus Russia.
“There are two tests, the first test is this question: Does Donald Trump act on behalf of a foreign power, or does he act in the interests of a foreign power especially over our own interests?” McMullin asked.
“The clear answer to that is yes, and that is very alarming.” he declared.
McMullin then addressed the question of whether or not Trump is under the “control of a foreign power.”
“That’s very hard to determine. I think we would know more if we had his tax returns,” McMullin said.
“But it’s very disturbing and peculiar, to say the least, that Donald Trump, that there is one thing he’s consistent on — it’s his defense of Vladimir Putin and the Russians,” he continued.
“Over the past year, he has remained absolutely consistent on that.”
From The Hill:
The president-elect on Saturday tweeted that having a good relationship with Russia was a “good thing.”
Last month, he praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as “very smart” for not retaliating against the U.S. for new sanctions.
A declassified report released last week by the intelligence community said that Putin ordered a widespread influence campaign intended to help elect Trump.
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— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) January 8, 2017
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