By Robert M. Perry / February 07, 2020 08:29:00Kaspersky Labs founder and CEO Eugene Kasperssky, who has been in the news for allegedly funding the Islamic State (IS) terror group, was interviewed by ABC News in an interview for a segment that was originally slated to air Thursday on “This Week.”
The ABC News segment aired on Feb. 6, 2016, and aired the next day.
Kaspersko has been a staunch defender of President Donald Trump, with a number of statements, including one that called the president “a moron” and one that accused him of committing a treasonous act by allowing the release of an encrypted audio recording of himself and his wife discussing how to conduct an assassination on President Barack Obama.
“I’m the worst thing that can happen to our country,” Kasperski said in the February 6, 2020, ABC News interview.
“It would be a terrible mistake to allow him to become president.”ABC News reporter Kate Bolduan asked Kaspersk about the implications of the leaked audio.
“I don’t think he’d have any credibility to talk about what he’s doing,” Kaleski said.
“He’s not credible.”
Kasperski has been outspoken in the past about his support for Trump, having called Trump “the greatest threat to the United States.”
In a March 2017 interview with ABC News, Kasperskin said, “The best way to defeat Trump is to be in the forefront of the struggle against him.”
The audio was released by the group behind the “Crypto Wars” anti-secrecy group.
In the audio, Kalesky is heard saying, “I have my own opinion, I’m not a professional politician.”
In response, a man with the name Kasperska, who calls himself Eugene, told the interviewer, “That’s the only answer that we can give, because we’re not politicians.
We’re people with an opinion.”
The Intercept reported in October that Kasperskaya had been in contact with a Russian spy agency, a claim that Kaleska denied.
In the interview, Kapsky described himself as “an anti-establishment person,” but was also open to “good dialogue.”
Kaysky has been on the receiving end of criticism in recent months, as well as a series of false claims and denials by Trump.
In July, Trump said, Kayski was “a real troublemaker.”
Kaleski also told The Washington Post in July that he was a “big supporter of [former President] Bill Clinton.”
The former president also accused Kasperskovsky of being a “Russian spy,” which Kapski denied.