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Reports that allege Trump ‘s ties to Russia appear in media
10:48, 11 January 2017
Reports that allege Trump ‘s ties to Russia appear in media

Buzzfeed posted 35-pages report of Russia’s special forces compromising information on US President-elect

10:48, 11 January 2017

TASS

American daily Buzzfeed posted a 35-pages report of Russia’s special forces compromising information on US President-elect Donald Trump. The daily referred to a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official.

The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors, writes Buzzfeed.

The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians of Trump when he was in Moscow in 2013. In particular, it claims that Russian security services were recording Trump’s room at the Ritz Carlton, where Trump invited prostitutes.BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them.

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Now BuzzFeed News is 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.

The document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent. It is not just unconfirmed: It includes some clear errors. The report misspells the name of one company, “Alpha Group,” throughout. It is Alfa Group. The report says the settlement of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is “reserved for the residences of the top leadership and their close associates.” It is not reserved for anyone, and it is also populated by the very wealthy.

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The Trump administration’s transition team did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment. However, the president-elect’s attorney, Michael Cohen, told Mic that the allegations were absolutely false.

And Trump shot back against the reports a short time later on Twitter, writing that it was “Fake news – a total political witch hunt!”

BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not stood them up or knocked them down.

Earlier it was reported that Obama promised to give Trump space in his final address. The U.S. President held speech at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Related: Trump called the reports on cyber attacks by Russia during US election a "witch hunt"

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