A person claiming to be a former British intelligence official compiled a dossier that has been circulating for weeks among elected officials, intelligence agents and journalists, making claims that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him.
The dossier is a collection of memos reportedly written over a period of months and includes specific but unverified allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives. It also contains graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians that are also unverified. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the dossier was given to President Barack Obama and Trump.
BuzzFeed has obtained and published the full document “so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the U.S. government.”
Much of what is in the report has already been widely reported and speculated on in the media, including Russia’s interference in the election by providing information on Hillary Clinton and the like. The most salacious claims, however, allege that Trump has some kinky ideas on what to do in the bedroom.
According to the report, Trump allegedly rented the Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel “where he knew President and Mrs. Obama (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia.” The report goes on to say that Trump “defiled” the room by hiring prostitutes and having them “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.”
The room was allegedly full of concealed microphones and cameras.
The president-elect’s attorney Michael Cohen said that the allegations were false, according to Mic.
“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” Cohen 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 have.”
Trump also spoke out against the reports on his own Twitter feed.
And, of course, Twitter responded as well.
Again, The Root cannot confirm these allegations and is not asserting that the allegations contained in the dossier are true, but we had a good time laughing as we read through it.