President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his disgust over what he termed “fake news” over claims that Russian officials have salacious, compromising information about him. On Twitter, he unloaded, writing, “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public.” Trump added, “One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
Last night, CNN reported that the directors of all four intelligence agencies provided information to President Barack Obama and Trump a two-page synopsis that alleged that Russian intelligence have personal and financial information on Trump. The BuzzFeed website then published what it purported is a 35-page synopsis compiled by a former British intelligence operative. Russia has denied that it has compromising information on Trump and dismissed the claims as a “total hoax.”
“Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is ‘A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE,'” Trump wrote. “Very unfair!”
“Russia has never tried to use leverage over me,” he continued. “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!”
“I win an election easily, a great ‘movement’ is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS,” Trump added. “A sorry state!”
Last night, Trump dismissed CNN’s report as “fake news.”
 
“FAKE NEWS,” the president-elect wrote on Twitter. “A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”
Last night, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway told Seth Meyers on NBC’s “Late Night,” “Nobody has sourced it.” Conway added,  “They’re all unnamed, unspoken sources. It says it was based on a Russian investigator to begin with.”
 
When Meyers interjected, “It was based on MI6 British investigators,” Conway said, “Well, one of those.” She went on to say, “It also says that groups that wanted Hillary Clinton to win may have been behind the investigations themselves, and most importantly it says the FBI is trying to confirm it, so nothing’s been confirmed.”
 
Conway has since called the report: “nonsense from the Internet.”


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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.

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