The Democrats and their allies in the so-called “mainstream” media have schemed relentlessly to whip-up scandals surrounding Trump’s ties to Russia.

They have tried to plant seeds in the minds of Americans that Trump is acting as the puppet of the Russian government.

And now, a former top advisor to Vladimir Putin has stepped forward to reveal the truth about Trump’s connections to Russia.

Sergey Karaganov was Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy advisor from 2001 to 2013.

He recently sat for an interview on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN program.

Zakaria questioned him about Trump’s connections to Russia.

Karaganov’s answer shocked many viewers.

He stated that – as far as he knew – Trump had no ties to Russia.

Breitbart reports:

“Do you think that there are any connections that Trump has with Russia that we should know of? What do you make of those reports?” CNN host Fareed Zakaria asked Karaganov.

“To the extent I know, there were no serious connections, fortunately or unfortunately. Now, I would say fortunately because of the heat of the fight within your country. I mean, all connections which you could have had would have been to the detriment of Russia, to the detriment of your president,” Karaganov replied.

So far, there has been no evidence proving Trump is connected to Russia.

Nor has proof emerged backing up the left’s hysterical claims that Trump’s campaign officials colluded with Russian intelligence to hack the email accounts of prominent Democrats during the 2016 election.

Karaganov also denied that Russia had any influence on the election.

Breitbart also reports:

“He also disputed the notion that Russia affected the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election through cyber-warfare.

“Personally, I would have loved that Russians would have interfered like that,” Karaganov added. “Our American partners should be educated that they live in the crystal palace and they should stop interfering into internal affairs of other countries, they should stop regime changes, et cetera. I mean if we do that, that would be a great lesson for Americans. I am not sure whether we were able to do that.”

The media – aided by Obama supporters embedded within the intelligence community – have published a series of stories based solely on cherry-picked and illegally obtained intelligence in an attempt to paint Trump and his campaign as connected to Russia in a possibly illegal manner.

But these stories are heavy on speculation and innuendo – and contain no facts or proof.

The leaks were designed to encourage rabidly anti-Trump members in the media to let their imaginations run wild with conspiracy theories of Russia installing Donald Trump into office in order to benefit themselves in the geopolitical game.

The media’s goal is to destroy Trump in any way they can.

And they are more than happy to peddle conspiracy theories and fact-free stories in order to advance their anti-Trump agenda.