Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed for years that the United States is trying to overthrow him and intervene in Venezuela affairs. Now he wants the FBI to help him.
On August 4th, Maduro was giving a speech at a military parade where there was a drone strike targeting him that came from multiple opposition groups including The Resistance, Soldiers in T-Shirts, and The Fenix Group.
Maduro believes that several of the attackers, which he has deemed as “terrorists,” have fled to Florida, Peru, and Colombia and he really would like some help from the United States' investigative forces. One person he specifically has mentioned, Juan Requesens, an opposition lawmaker, has fled to Colombia.
“We showed that the regime is vulnerable. We didn’t get the target, but it’s a matter of time before we do,” said former Caracas police chief, Salvatore Lucchese.
"If the US government offered, or confirmed its offer, of FBI co-operation to investigate, I would accept it," Maduro said in a televised address late on Saturday.
"If the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of U.S. criminal law, we’ll take a serious look at it, but in the meantime I think what we really should focus on is the corruption and oppression in the Maduro regime in Venezuela," said National Security Adviser John Bolton.
This wouldn’t be the only help that the Venezuelan government would be getting from the United States. According to Reuters, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced a $9 million aid package to be sent to Colombia to help with the Venezuelan migrant crisis.