Saturday, January 14, 2017

Trump Lies! Claims Intelligence Director Told Him Russia "Golden Shower" Blackmail Report Was "False And Fictitious" (He Didn't)

Republican president-elect Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told him that the salacious Russia memo detailing his proclivity for Russian prostitutes and "golden showers" was definitely fake.

At 7:23 on Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called him to denounce the "false and fictitious" report that was circulated about Russia being in possession of compromising sexual and financial information about him....

The only problem with the president-elect's tweet was that is was... you guessed it... false and fictitious.

To check the veracity of Trump's tweet all one has to do is read Clapper's own version of events which was released before Trump’s tweet...

The [intelligence community] has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. However, part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security,

What you will notice here is that Clapper didn’t say is that the report was false.

Here is Clapper the statement Clapper released in full...

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At this time the information in the report  which includes the tawdry allegations that Russian officials possess videos of sexual acts involving Trump and prostitutes filmed in Russia has still not been independently confirmed and/or proven false. On Wednesday, however, BBC Washington correspondent Paul Wood reported that the former British intelligence operative who put together the report about the “kompromat” (the Russian term for compromising materials about a politician or other public figure) isn’t the only person who has concluded Russia has compromising information about Trump.

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