Brace yourselves. This is a doozy.
CNN published another “damning” report on Trump and Russia Tuesday. Apparently, Russian operatives claim to have “compromising personal and financial information” on Trump.
Classified documents presented last week to Trump and President Barack Obama included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, according to multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings.Sources tell CNN that these same allegations about communications between the Trump campaign and the Russians, mentioned in classified briefings for congressional leaders last year, prompted then-Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to send a letter to FBI Director James Comey in October, in which he claimed Comey had “explosive information” about the relationship.
Shortly after CNN’s report, BuzzFeed News decided to publish an unverified dossier.
A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.
The dossier is a “collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.”
That’s right. “Graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.” This is the news right now. And it’s based on an unverified– I repeat, unverified– dossier put together by a former British intelligence agent. BuzzFeed published it so “Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.” They’re givers like that.
The dossier includes the allegation that Trump hired prostitutes for a “golden shower” party on a Ritz Moscow bed where President Obama and the First Lady slept, because OMG HE HATED THEM THAT MUCH. Yes. They’re actually saying that Trump hired prostitutes to pee on a hotel bed. This is the big bombshell news of the night.
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) January 10, 2017
If you can’t even, you should know that you’re not alone.
GET. THE. HELL. OUTTA. HERE… I cannot… What did I just read?… https://t.co/RR4lqMwGdu
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) January 11, 2017
#GoldenShowers is currently trending on Twitter. Urine for a bunch of pee jokes now. (See what I did there?)
Guys, the reports of Trump liking #GoldenShowers are unsubstantiated. Let’s wait until the full story trickles out.
— Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2017
WikiLeaks takes on a whole meaning tonight, doesn’t it?
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 11, 2017
Looks like the intelligence community launched a pee-emptive strike.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 11, 2017
— Vicious Babushka (@viciousbabushka) January 11, 2017
Trickle down just got real #GoldenShowers
— Sam Balaskas (@Cakers218) January 11, 2017
— K. (@kittykaresless) January 11, 2017
— gayle forman (@gayleforman) January 11, 2017
President-elect Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen briefly addressed the allegations and said they are completely false.
“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” he said. “Clearly, the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they might have.”
Trump has responded as well.
FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
Stay tuned. This is just the beginning.