The political scandal in Austria was an operation by German intelligence, with the help of Spanish and two other countries’ secret services.
No evidence given, conspiracy theory.
Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign due to allegations of corruption, after offering government contacts to a supposed Russian investor in exchange for help to his Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) in the 2017 national elections.
The video was first reported on by the German magazine Spiegel and the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The two media outlets didn’t reveal the source of the video. There is no evidence to support the theory that the video is a result of a Western secret service operation.
Pro-Kremlin media has spread multiple contradicting messages about the source of the video, without giving any evidence to back their claims.