- Donald Trump was briefed on claims Kremlin spies hacked Democrats before the elections last week
- Now details of classified documents presented to president-elect have emerged in a report by CNN - including memos given to the FBI
- The memos claim the Russian secret services had a file on Trump of 'kompromat' - damaging material Kremlin could use to blackmail him
- Dossier included claims he ordered prostitutes to commit degrading sex acts in the presidential suite of a Moscow hotel - because the Obamas stayed there
- Dossier was reportedly drawn up by ex-British spy once stationed in Moscow - but its contents cannot be verified and include errors, Buzzfeed reported
- John McCain was given a copy months before election which he handed to James Comey, Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein said
- Disclosure FBI sat on damaging allegations will enrage Democrats after Comey went public with Anthony Weiner material just before election
The saga over alleged Russian interference in the U.S. elections took another sinister turn Tuesday, as it was claimed that U.S. intelligence officials provided President-elect Donald Trump with a charge that the Russians had obtained dirt on him.
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 material was based on memos compiled by a British intelligence operative who was considered 'credible' by the U.S. intelligence community, CNN reported.
What is believed to be the 35-page document itself was published by Buzzfeed, which pointed out that it contained errors. Little of its contents can be independently verified.
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.
Trump himself already dismissed the claims, tweeting: 'FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!'
Briefing: President-elect Trump was briefed face-to-face by James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence on the Russian threat
Kremlin overlord: Trump was told that Vladimir Putin was in possession of apparently incendiary material
Degrading acts in bed used by president: The extraordinary - and entirely unverified - allegations that Donald Trump ordered prostitutes to commit degrading sex acts in the Ritz-Carolton in Moscow are contained in a dossier drawn up by a former British spy
Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway also hit back against the allegations, and attempted to cast doubt on them by saying they came from 'unnamed sources', during an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
She then said: 'I have to say as an American citizen… we should be concerned that intelligence officials leaked to the press but won’t go and tell the president-elect or the President of the United States himself, Mr Obama, what the information is. They would rather go tell the press.'
When Meyers corrected her by pointing out the reports came from briefings last week, Conway said Trump 'was never briefed'.
Part of the document is seen above. Click here to see the full document first published by Buzzfeed
Donald Trump denied the allegations shortly after they were published on Tuesday night
The secret briefing, which included the documents of incendiary material, was reportedly provided by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
The meeting last week was at a time when Trump has been feuding with the intelligence community.
The intel chiefs reportedly included the information in order to make Trump aware that the information was circulating within the U.S. intelligence community, lawmakers and senior intelligence officials told the network.
It was included to bolster the agencies' conclusion, also made publicly, that Russia had dirt on both Republicans and Democrats, but released only the bad info on Democrats, via leaks to the WikiLeaks site, as part of the narrative of election interference to bolster Trump.
The document also charged there was an information exchange between Trump surrogates and representatives of the Russian government.
The charge has echoes of what then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who got top-level security briefings, charged this fall.
Reid wrote FBI director James Comey in October: 'It has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government - a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States.'
Degrading: The dossier claimed Russians purport to have footage showing Donald Trump ordered prostitutes to commit sex acts at a hotel used by the president and first lady 'whom he hated'
Dealings: The dossier apparently includes claims about Trump's financial dealings with Moscow. In 2013 he held his Miss Universe contest in the Russian capital
Buzzfeed on Tuesday published memos, which the site noted could not be verified, charging that Russia had been 'cultivating, supporting and assisting' Trump for 'at least five years.'
The site wrote that the documents were 'understood to be by a former British intelligence agent' and was prepared for political opponents of Trump.
The document states that Trump had declined 'sweetener real estate deals in Russia that the Kremlin lined up in order to cultivate him.
Russian authorities tried to 'exploit Trump's personal obsessions and sexual perversion' in order to compromise him.
The document also referenced Trump's '(perverted) conduct' at the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama 'whom he hated' had stayed.
It cited 'Source D' as saying Trump's conduct included hiring prostitutes 'to perform a 'golden showers' (urination) show in front of him.' It says the hotel was known to be under the control of Russia's FSB, with hidden cameras and microphones.
The site noted that the document contained some errors, such as misspelling the name of a company, the 'Alfa Group.'
The documents quote an unnamed Russian intelligence official as saying there was enough information to blackmail Trump.
The New York Times reported that intelligence officials considered the material 'so potentially explosive' that they decided they needed to tell Trump, Obama, and top congressional leaders about it.
Offered? NBC News reporter Tom Winter suggested that he and other reporters had been offered the information but had not acted on the offer
The paper described the memos as being 'generated by political operatives seeking to derail Mr. Trump's candidacy.'
CNN's story was reported by four reporters, including former Watergate scribe Carl Bernstein.
Bernstein said on air that the raw intelligence memos were drafted by a retired MI6 British intelligence operative. MI6, formally the Secret Intelligence Service, conducts foreign intelligence gathering for the UK government.
The operative had been hired by a political opposition research firm who did work first for Republican and then Democratic political opponents of Trump.
'He then took it to an FBI colleague that he had known in his undercover work for years,' Bernstein said on CNN.
He said a British diplomat in Russia became aware of the findings independently.
The ambassador then took the information to Arizona senator and staunch Russia critic Senator John McCain, who then 'personally' provided the information to FBI Director Comey.
Pervert: Revelations around Anthony Weiner were made public by the FBI but the Trump 'dossier' was not
On Twitter, NBC reporter Tom Winter suggested the information had already been 'shopped' to reporters last summer but never acted on.
It is unclear if outlets other than NBC were offered it. DailyMail.com was not.
The apparent confirmation of Reid's claim that FBI Director Comey was in possession before the elections of explosive information about Trump – including the claim that Russia tried to cultivate the future U.S. president as an asset – is certain to inflame Democrats.
Democrats were already fuming that Comey decided to reveal just 11 days before the election that the bureau was conducting a search of material contained on the laptop of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The device contained emails between Abedin and Clinton which Comey said could be relevant to the closed investigation into the former Secretary of State's handling of classified material on her secret email server.
It was found while the FBI investigated the sexting relationship Abedin's pervert husband Anthony Weiner had with an underage girl. The relationship was first disclosed by DailyMail.com.
After the disclosure of fresh moves on the email probe rocked the campaign, Comey announced two days before the election that the investigation had not changed the original decision not to charge Clinton in connection with her email scandal.
Comey wrote Congress that he felt obliged to reveal the new search for Clinton emails to avoid 'misleading' the public.
'We don't ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed,' Comey wrote.
'I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record.'
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