This time, Luke Harding claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a secret operation to support a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Harding has a long history of promoting baseless Russia collusion theories.
Harding broke the story that Trump’s National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn had had an affair with a Russian spy. He also claimed that Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort had visited Julian Assange multiple times. And Harding alleged that the Kremlin had a Russian intelligence officer at the heart of Trump’s campaign.