One former Russian world chess champion agrees with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agencyâs conclusion that Russia did aim cyber-attacks to help President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 general election.
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Garry Kasparov joined the FOX Business Network to weigh in.
âOf course they did it. The entire Putinâs global propaganda machine worked to help Donald Trump,â he said. âAnd I have no doubt that Russians hacked GOP servers and obviously had something with Donald Trump. So Putin wanted Trump to win. Now whether this influence was decisiveâI donât know, and we donât have the ultimate proof.â
Kasparov added that President Obama had âmany opportunitiesâ to stop Putin, specifically in Ukraine and Syria, and that now Americans should ask questions about Trumpâs foreign policy.
âThe fact is that he nominated [ExxonMobil CEO] Rex Tillerson [as Secretary of State] tells that Putinâs calculation of Trump could play the ballâPutin was correct. So we donât know whatâs happening on the hearings. But clearly Putin is expecting Trump to be a good counterpart in rebuildingâif not destroyingâthe global security infrastructure.â