According to a Newsweek report, Viktor Bout, an infamous international arms dealer, has offered political asylum to former US President Donald Trump, stating that the former President’s life is at risk if he stays in the United States. Bout, known as Russia’s “merchant of death,” made the offer during an interview on a Russian state TV channel. He said that he had sent a telegram to Trump cautioning him about a looming danger to his life and advising him to seek refuge in Russia for his safety.
Bout’s warning is connected to the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into allegations that Trump falsified business records to conceal a hush money payment made to former adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. Trump was arraigned this week on 34 counts related to that charge. He has denied all wrongdoing in the case, as well as an affair that Daniels claims they had.
Bout believes that the threat to Trump’s life does not come from an unknown conspiracy or assassin but from the former President’s government. He warned that Trump could be “eliminated” in the US. According to Bout, it is in the best interests of all of humanity and primarily all of the American people to invite Donald Trump to Russia, give him security and protection, and lead an uprising against the globalists.
Bout, who was serving time for arms dealing, generated headlines in December when the Biden administration agreed to swap him for WNBA player Brittney Griner, who had been jailed in Russia earlier last year after being convicted on a drug charge.
The swap agreement was given final approval by President Biden within just the last week, according to sources familiar with the deal. Bout has been imprisoned in the United States since 2010.