BOMBSHELL: U.S. Intelligence Corroborates Russian Dossier On Donald Trump
U.S. intelligence officials just revealed they have corroborated the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, which details compromising information about president Donald Trump, CNN reported Friday night.
Christopher Steele, a former MI6 agent, prepared the document which alleges that the Kremlin colluded with Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign and claims that Russian officials have compromising evidence of Mr. Trump’s behavior that could be used to blackmail him. The dossier was initially reported the Wall Street Journal.
At the time, Trump dismissed the dossier’s contents as false and Russia has denied the claims.
But Steele says he had damning evidence against President-elect Donald Trump for months but it was never released to the public because the FBI sat on it in an effort to cover it up and help Donald Trump get elected, according to The Independent.
Now, multiple law enforcement and intelligence officials have confirmed to CNN that U.S. intercepted phone conversations between Russian operatives and unnamed individuals in the U.S. Sources would not confirm which specific conversations were intercepted or the content of those discussions due to the classified nature of US intelligence collection programs.
But the intercepts do confirm that some of the conversations described in the dossier took place between the same individuals on the same days and from the same locations as detailed in the dossier, according to the officials.
The corroboration, based on intercepted communications, has given US intelligence and law enforcement “greater confidence” in the credibility of some aspects of the dossier as they continue to actively investigate its contents, these sources say.
As expected, the Trump administration attacked the intelligence report as “fake news” and blasted the network for reporting it.
“We continue to be disgusted by CNN’s fake news reporting,” Spicer said, according to CNN.
“This is more fake news. It is about time CNN focused on the success the President has had bringing back jobs, protecting the nation, and strengthening relationships with Japan and other nations. The President won the election because of his vision and message for the nation,” Spicer later said.
However, US intelligence agencies checked out the former MI6 operative and his vast network throughout Europe and found him and his sources to be credible, according to the report.
US officials emphasize the conversations were intercepted during routine intelligence gathering.
Spokespeople for the CIA, the FBI, Department of Justice, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.