It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the story BuzzFeed and CNN broke just hours ago alleging Russia was blackmailing Trump by collecting compromising information is nothing more than a hoax, but that didn’t stop them from running with it.
Russia has just responded to the allegations and put the issue to rest.
From Daily Mail:
Russia has denied allegations that the Kremlin collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, dismissed news reports as a ‘complete fabrication and utter nonsense.’
U.S. officials allegedly included a two-page synopsis of ‘kompromat’ – Russian for compromising material – as part of their security briefing of Trump on Friday.
The document claims Russian sources told the operative that they had extensive material on the now president-elect – including a secret film of him in the suite where President Obama stayed in Moscow, watching prostitutes committing degrading sex acts on the bed where the president slept.
But Peskov insisted that the Kremlin ‘does not engage in collecting compromising material’.
He added: ‘There are those who pump up such a tantrum and do their best to maintain a ‘witch hunt’, and by the way this is how president-elect Trump characterised this fake.
‘And why is the continuation of this hysterical state needed? To force our relationship to stay degraded.
‘It is a complete fake – not worth the paper it was written on.’
The memo released last night also states that Peskov ‘controlled’ another dossier containing compromising material on Hillary Clinton compiled over ‘many years’.
But Peskov denied there was any such material.
Elsewhere, the memo states that Peskov was ‘the main protagonist in Kremlin campaign to aid Trump and damage Clinton’, but that he is now ‘scared and fears being made scapegoat by leadership for backlash in US’.
‘This was absolutely fabricated, this is total nonsense. This is what is called “pulp fiction”,’ Peskov said of the reports.
Donald Trump was also quick to shoot down the claims saying…