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Putin allegedly plotted to install ‘mentally unstable’ Trump in White House

US President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci, File)
US President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. (AP/Evan Vucci, File)

Russian President Vladimir Putin plotted to ensure Donald Trump’s election as US president in 2016, according to an exclusive Guardian report.

The newspaper, citing what it believes to be leaked Kremlin documents, suggests that Putin told a January 2016 meeting of Russia’s national security council that Trump’s election would weaken the United States and strengthen Russia. Therefore, a report urged, Moscow should use “all possible force” to ensure he is elected.

A purported security assessment at the time labeled Trump as a “mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex.”

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