A dossier of evidence compiled by a man claiming to be a former British intelligence officer has alleged that #Russia is in possession of a wealth of compromising information on the soon to be president #Donald Trump. However, the dossier is currently unverified and is being used by the president-elect as an illustration of the dishonesty of the liberal #Media.
The dossier, which is a collection of unverified memos, alleges regular contact between Trump and Russian operatives. On Tuesday, CNN reported that a two page synopsis of the report has been viewed by Barack Obama and Trump.
The unsubstantiated dossier claims that, while in Russia, Donald Trump paid prostitutes to urinate him in a luxurious hotel room. President Obama and his family stayed in the same room when they traveled to Russia in 2009. The report claims that Trump's exploits occurred during 2013 when he was hosting the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.
Further to the sensitive allegations of a personal nature, the report alleges that Trump is in regular contact with Moscow. Since he won the election in November, Trump has been under increasing pressure to agree with the findings of the CIA, who state that Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic party emails during the presidential campaign. As of yet, Trump has yet to explicitly concur with US secret service findings.
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal attorney, said the allegations were false in the strictest terms. "It's so ridiculous on so many levels. Evidently, the person that manufactured this story did so from their imagination or did so with the intent to convince the media to run with the fake news story for whatever reason," said Cohen. The president-elect also responded via Twitter, labeling the story as fake.
FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11 January 2017
The FBI is now probing the veracity of the reports.One high level member of the FBI said: "I think that the concern was to be sure that whatever information was out there is put into the system so it is evaluated as it should be and acted upon as necessary".
Fuel for the fire?
For a number of years, Donald Trump has been outspoken about the "dishonest and corrupt" liberal media. If Trump is able to disprove the dossier, the media in America could face sanctions that restrict press freedom as punishment when Donald Trump becomes president.