Is this a bad South Park joke? By way of Borat, perhaps. The amateurish bungling of the assassination attempt on Vladimir Putin’s political opponent Alexei Navalny took an even more clownish turn just days after CNN and Bellingcat put together a case against the Russian FSB for the murder attempt using Novichok, the same Soviet-era nerve agent used in the equally bungled Serkei Skripal assassination attempt.
This morning, CNN reports that Navalny has exclusive audio of an FSB assassin discussing the plot. How did Navalny get Konstantin Kudryavtsev to talk to him? Navalny posed as an FSB supervisor demanding a debriefing of how they failed. And, oddly enough, “debriefing” turns out to be appropriate in this episode of Underwear Gnomes Gone Bad:
— CNN (@CNN) December 21, 2020