Over the last 12 hours, the mainstream media has been in a frenzy after CNN reported that Russia has a blackmail file on Donald Trump. CNN reported that the file contains footage of the President Elect watching prostitutes in a Moscow bed. U.S. officials allegedly have a two-page synopsis of the compromising material and showed it to Trump during a briefing last week.
But Trump has called the story a “fake” “political witch hunt,” and now the Russian government has come out and said the story is not true as well.
From the Daily Mail:
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 Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, dismissed the reports as a ‘complete fabrication and utter nonsense’.
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, while there has been no official confirmation of the details of the briefing.
Denying even the existence of a ‘kompromat’ on Trump, Peskov said this morning: ‘This information does not correspond to reality and is no more than fiction.’ He insisted that the Kremlin ‘does not engage in collecting compromising material’.
And 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 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.
It’s sad that the same mainstream media — CNN and Buzzed — that repeatedly complained about fake news is now peddling the biggest fake news story of the last several years.
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