Russia has compromising information about President-elect Donald Trump that was presented to him in a classified intelligence briefing, according to CNN. BuzzFeed has published a 35-page dossier that details these unverified and “potentially unverifiable” personal and financial allegations.
[One of the most salacious details in the document: “golden showers”]
Multiple unnamed sources told CNN the allegations were included in a two-page memo presented to Trump and President Barack Obama as part of an intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The memo also alleged that there was ongoing communication between Trump’s team and representatives of the Russian government.
Multiple outlets are sourcing the origin of the memos to a former British intelligence operative, who allegedly informed an FBI official in Rome that the Russians possessed the information about Trump. He has not been identified, but CNN reports that he was a former MI6 agent “who was posted in Russia in the 1990s and now runs a private intelligence gathering firm.”
The operative has been investigated and considered to be credible by American intelligence, CNN reports.
The report “originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans and then by Democrats,” CNN says.
CNN did not detail the specific allegations included in the memo because the network has not yet independently confirmed them. They report that the FBI is investigating whether the allegations about Trump are credible.
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