Trump responds to info that Russia has dirt on him
Donald Trump said there was “a total political witch hunt” in the United States. The President-elect commented the reports that Russian security services had compromising materials on him.
US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a comment on the reports that Russia may have a blackmail file on him.
"FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!" posted Trump.
FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11 января 2017 г.
Earlier, CNN said that US intelligence services informed Trump and Obama that the Russian security services had certain incendiary material compromising the president-elect. According to the TV channel, both Presidents were briefed about that last week at a meeting focused on a classified report on the Russian interference in the U.S. elections.
Later, BuzzFeed published the entire document saying it had been prepared by Trump’s opponents informed by an ex-British spy and contains some spelling errors.
Trump had used the "political witch hunt" expression before, in late December, speaking of the cyber attack charges against Russia.
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