(PartiallyPolitics.com) In a recent post on his Truth Social platform, former president Donald Trump said that he had more trust in Russian president Vladimir Putin than he did in the “lowlifes” who worked in U.S. intelligence.

This is not the only time that Trump has made comments in support of Putin. In 2018 following a meeting with the Russian President, Trump disclosed that he did not see why Russia would choose to interfere with the 2016 election, despite the FBI’s claims. The incident that Trump was referring to in this post, occurred in Helsinki, Finland, when one reporter had asked him whether he trusted Putin or U.S “Intelligence lowlifes.”

In his latest post, Trump once again shared an article about former FBI official Charles McGonigal, a leading figure in the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and possible connections to Trump, as further evidence of why he would trust Putin more than he did U.S. intelligence.

McGonigal was recently arrested for multiple charges and offenses, one of which includes collaborating with a sanctioned Russian oligarch.

Trump has been repeatedly blasted for supporting or siding with Russian president Putin on several occasions since he left office.

In 2018, then-Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said after Trump’s statements had been released that there has never been another U.S. President in History who would choose to support an “American adversary” like Trump supports Putin. In a tweet, he also added that his decision of Trump to side with Putin over American law enforcement and intelligence agencies showed that Trump was placing himself above the good of the country.

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