Former Clinton aide suggests ‘President of France’ files found at Trump’s home during Mar-a-Lago raid may be of value to Putin as ‘compromat’


Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri speaking at the Newseum in Washington on April 12, 2017.Carolyn Custer/AP Photo

  • The FBI seized “info re: President of France” during a Mar-a-Lago raid.

  • Jennifer Palmieri, who was once Hillary Clinton’s aide, called it a “compromat” in a tweet.

  • Palmieri also hinted in a tweet that the information could be useful to Vladimir Putin.

A former aide to Hillary Clinton has heavily hinted that former President Donald Trump has a smudge on the president of France that could serve Russian President Vladimir Putin. Fox News reported.

Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton’s campaign communications director during the 2016 presidential election, did not mention Mr. Trump or Mr. Putin by name.

But a tweet shared Friday night suggested that information about French President Emmanuel Macron discovered during the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago could be misused by world leaders. rice field.

“I’m scratching my head here,” Palmieri tweeted.

The hypothetical question seems to refer to Putin. Palmieri did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for an explanation.

During the raid on Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida home, Discovered by the FBI According to the list of items seized and opened by federal magistrates on Friday, there are four sets of classified documents and seven sets of classified information.

Among the items seized was “info re: President of France”. It is not immediately clear why Trump had this file he had in Mar-a-Lago, or what the file contained.

In his tweet, Palmieri appears to imply that this information is a “kompromat.” This is embarrassing or damaging information that can be used to blackmail or discredit public figures. We currently do not have enough information about the seized files to prove or disprove this.

However, ABC News points out: Russia has a long history of adopting “compromat”.

And Macron, who initially tried to engage in diplomacy with Russia amid the invasion of Ukraine, is now reportedly in Putin’s bad book. RFIs. A Kremlin spokesperson told the news agency that France was now considered an “unfriendly” country and that Macron and Putin had not spoken on the phone for two months.

In 2017, Palmieri previously accused Trump is a “colluding” ally with Russia and said the former president has “pro-Putin tendencies”.

Special Advisor Robert Mueller’s 2019 Russia Investigative Reportfiled after Palmieri’s allegations.

Palmieri served as the White House Communications Director from 2013-2015.

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