Russian President Vladimir Putin weighed in on the criminal charges faced by former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying the cases demonstrate political revenge and corruption.
Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum hosted in Vladivostok, Russia, Putin said the indictment charges Trump faces are a form of political revenge. Even with the indictment charges, Trump remains the frontrunner Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential elections, and claims he could solve the Ukrainian conflict quickly, according to The Associated Press.
As the frontrunner Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election, Trump faces 91 charges at the federal and state levels. The charges range from conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results to the improper storage of classified information at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida estate, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The former president has been critical of the Biden administration’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump has claimed he would be able resolve the Ukraine conflict in one day by negotiating with Russia and Ukraine.
“Joe Biden should not be dragging us further toward World War III by sending cluster munitions to Ukraine—he should be trying to END the war and stop the horrific death and destruction being caused by an incompetent administration,” Trump said in a statement that he posted on Truth Social in July.
Putin welcomes Trump’s initiative, but does not believe relations between the U.S. and Russia will change regardless of who wins the 2024 presidential election, the WSJ reports.
Trump and Putin did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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