MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance: Trump’s a Russian Asset Who Was Surveilled as ‘Early as 1977’
MSNBC analyst Malcom Nance, long one of the network’s loudest voices when it comes to pushing Russiagate conspiracies, claimed Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump is a Russian asset who was compromised “as early as 1977” via his first marriage to Czech-born Ivana Trump.
Citing reporting by The Guardian, Nance said that there were indicators that Trump had been “under Russian intelligence surveillance for a very long time—as early as 1977 with his first wife Ivana.” Noting that Ivana was from Czechoslovakia, then part of the Eastern Bloc, Nance claimed that the country’s intelligence community at the time was monitoring her and thus gained access to Trump’s communications.
From there, the cable news pundit asserted that “Russia became very interested” in Trump during the mid-’80s as he first considered building a Trump Tower Moscow and began tossing around the idea of a presidential run.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.