On Tuesday an interview with Former President Donald Trump was released during an edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. During the interview, Trump hinted that the U.S. was in some way involved in the explosions that caused damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
The interview with Carlson is the first sit-down interview that Trump has had since being charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. During his arraignment, Trump pleaded not guilty to all the charges and has denied any wrongdoing in connection to the hush money payments paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence over their alleged affair.
Last September, two Nord Stream Natural gas pipelines that link Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea were found to have been damaged. A Swedish investigation determined that there was evidence to suggest that a detonation had caused the damage. At the time, President Joe Biden had claimed that the leaks were a “deliberate act of sabotage” but had not directly placed the blame on Moscow at the time.
Since then, it has often been speculated that the U.S. may have in some way been involved with the sabotage. News outlets, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, have also theorized that a pro-Ukraine group might be responsible for the damage.
In the interview with Trump, Tucker Carlson asked him: “Who blew up the Nord Stream pipeline?”
In response, Trump stated that as he did not want the U.S. to get in trouble he was not going to respond to this question. He proceeded to add that “it wasn’t … Russia.”