Yep, you read that correctly.
Apparently last week’s classified briefings between President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and four senior U.S. intelligence chiefs—Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers—was rather … exciting.
CNN has reported that during those briefings, documents were presented to the president and president-elect alleging that Russian operatives are claiming they have compromising information—both personal (we’ll get to that in a bit—squeal) and financial—concerning Donald Trump. The news network is claiming “multiple U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the briefings” have told CNN this.
Now, those allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis of a larger, 35-page compilation of memos.
Those memos were supposedly compiled by “a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible.” (The FBI is reportedly still investigating the accuracy and credibility of the allegations, based on info from Russian sources.)
Furthermore, CNN claims the memos “originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats.”
CNN is not yet reporting on the memos’ details since they haven’t been independently corroborated, but we’ve taken a look at the memos, and they’re major. (Take a look for yourself here.)
Some major talking points from the memos:
- Russia has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for at least five years,” the aim—endorsed by Putin—being to encourage “splits and divisions in western alliance.”
Trump and his inner circle have “accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals.”
A former top Russian spy claims Trump has been compromised through his activities in Moscow, sufficiently so that Russian can “blackmail him.”
The mechanism for Trump’s transmission of intelligence “involves ‘pension’ disbursements to Russian emigres living in U.S. as cover.”
And now for the big bombshell that’s currently taking over Twitter: Trump is allegedly not only into watersports, but a memo claims the Russians have video of it:
However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit TRUMP’s personal obsessions and sexual perversion in order to obtain suitable “kompromat” (compromising material) on him. According to Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s (perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew President and Mrs. OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a “golden showers” (urination) show in front of him. The hotel was known to be under FSB control with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything they wanted to.
Wow. Just wow.
These are all serious allegations.
(featured photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)