According to a leaked document obtained by The Pacific Tribune, Russian operatives compiled salacious information about Donald Trump, and are said to have communicated with his campaign throughout the election. The highly classified addendum to the intelligence report about alleged Kremlin-ordered hacking, delivered to President Barack Obama and the President-elect yesterday contains some damning information on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
While our editorial staff has yet to verify the sources and information contained in these leaked documents, we remain committed to fully investigating and vetting the allegations contained herein. If and when we obtain additional sourcing or information we will make it available for public review.
Intelligence officials attached a two-page breakdown of the findings to the highly classified report to show the amount of damage Russian operatives intended to inflict upon both American parties, and to bring the allegations that are circulating among the intelligence community to Mr. Trump’s attention.
The documents have apparently circulated for months among senators and intelligence officials. Journalists who obtained the documents had been unable to corroborate the contents for weeks. The unverified memo alleges that the Kremlin “cultivated” Mr. Trump to be a presidential candidate over the past five years; that he was allegedly bribed with various lucrative real estate deals in Russia, although he turned them down; and other claims that could compromise him both politically and personally.
Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid alluded to the memos in his letter to FBI director James Comey, following his unprecedented announcement about a further Clinton email probe a mere 11 days before the election.
“In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination among Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government,” Sen. Reid wrote. “The public has a right to know this information.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was very vocal about the reports put out by nearly all intelligence agencies alleging Russia and Trump had been in contact with each other and that the DNC was indeed hacked. Last month, President Obama ordered the intelligence community to deliver a full report into Russia’s role in the hacking of Democratic institutions.
The leaked document also alleges communication between Trump campaign officials and members of the Kremlin throughout the election. The allegations were included in a series of memos compiled by a person claiming to be a British intelligence official who has worked with the United States in the past. The memos compiled first originated as bipartisan oppositional research against the President-elect by members of both major political parties who opposed his candidacy. They hired the former MI6 agent who had served in Russia during the 1990s. His investigation into the reality TV star turned soon-to-be President started during the primaries and funded by groups supporting his Republican opposition. After Trump became the nominee, liberals began funding this research.
As well, the document states that sources said Mr. Trump rented the Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Moscow, having known President Obama and his wife had stayed in this particular suite. The report alleges that President-elect Trump then hired one or more Russian sex workers to perform a golden shower show on the bed. “Golden shower” is slang for a kind of sex act involving urine, where one or more sexual partners urinate on one or more other people. “Urine play” is more thoroughly explained in this anonymous confessional published in Cosmopolitan and an explainer on AskMen about people who engaged in the practice.
The synopsis did not include details about sources or methods. Again, at the time of publishing, these sources and claims have yet to be confirmed or disproven, however, our staff is fervently seeking out sources and will continue to do so.
While Trump himself has rejected the report outright on his Twitter page, his campaign manager and White House Senior Advisor Kelly Anne Conway has chosen to refute individual parts of the report, but not in its entirety.
FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
Additionally, while Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen went on record several times Tuesday to deny having travelled to Prague, it’s important to note that he provided an alibi for the specific dates of August 23-29, yet this report only mentions his travel during the month of August – not specific dates of travel. So despite the alibi he’s provided, it’s still entirely possible he could have visited Prague anytime between August 1st and the 22nd. Additionally, Mr. Cohen tweeted out a photo of his passport – yet did not tweet any photos of the pages within his passport that would disprove the presence of a travel visa from Czech Republic.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017
We are publishing 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 US government.
(Authored by Jeff B. White and additional editing and document review by Brad Delaney and Stacey Cato.)