The country has been in a frenzy over the allegation that Donald Trump paid a couple of Russian ladies for a golden shower. The claim was made in a dossier published by Buzzfeed News on Monday, but the president-elect’s possible fetish is nothing compared to the real bombshells the report contained.
Everyone is focused on Trump’s perversion, but to be real, we all knew he had to be a freak. I mean, this is the “grab ’em by the pussy” guy we are talking about. The memes are hilarious, but as a result, we are missing some very important information contained in these documents.
Reportedly, “the document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent.” It is necessary to point out that nothing contained in the report has been verified but it hasn’t been proven false either. However, Buzzfeed isn’t the only place reporting on this. According to CNN, top U.S. intelligence officials took the dossier seriously enough to have included it in intel briefings given to both President Obama and Trump last week.
The document alleges that “the Russian authorities have been cultivating and supporting US Republican presidential candidate Donald TRUMP for at least 5 years” and “that the TRUMP operation was both supported and directed by Russian President Vladimir PUTIN.” However, a “regular exchange with Kremlin has existed for at least 8 years.”
It goes on to say that “the Kremlin had been feeding TRUMP and his team valuable intelligence on his opponents, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary CLINTON.” The dossier claims that Trump has turned down several lucrative real estate deals in Russia, but he is still under Putin’s thumb, thanks in part to videotapes of his alleged perversions.
The report doesn’t just say that Russia hacked the DNC with the intent of helping Trump win, but also makes it clear that Trump’s team was in on it from the very beginning. According to the document, Trump’s campaign was taking orders directly from the Kremlin. But diplomatic staff in the US also played an important role. In addition to hacking, Russia used “moles within the DNC” to gather information on Clinton.
The document explains that the Russians used Wikileaks to release the damaging information on Clinton because it allowed them to maintain “plausible deniability.” In return, Trump would keep quiet about Russia’s interference in Ukraine. He also relayed information back to Putin “on the activities, business and otherwise, in the US of leading Russian oligarchs and their families.”
It also claims that Trump was fine with making Russia the “bogeyman” because it drew “attention away from TRUMP’s business dealings in China and other emerging markets.” The dossier adds that “these were substantial and involved the payment of large bribes and kickbacks” which could have potentially sunk his campaign.
The report said that Russia concentrated on turning “educated youth” against Clinton in the hopes of getting them to back Trump. With this goal in mind, Russia hoped the DNC e-mail leaks would switch Sanders voters over to Trump. Sure to raise eyebrows is the claim that the Green Party’s presidential candidate, Jill Stein, was flown to Moscow to discuss her role in helping to defeat Clinton.
According to the report, Trump’s team was in on it all too. It details interactions between the Kremlin and Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, foreign policy adviser Carter Page, and Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen. It also claims former DIA Director and Trump’s pick for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was flown to Moscow to engage in the scheme.
Reportedly, Cohen, who played “a key role,” had “secret meetings” with Russian officials in an unnamed European country to “clean up the mess left behind by western media revelations of TRUMP ex-campaign manager MANAFORT’s corrupt” dealings in Ukraine.
“Ex Ukranian President YANUKOVYCH confides directly to PUTIN that he authorized kick-back payments to MANAFORT,” the report states. But he assured Putin that “there is no documentary evidence/trail.”
In addition, he allegedly promised “that were TRUMP elected US president, then sanctions on Russia would be lifted.”
The dossier said that Cohen “was heavily engaged in a cover-up and damage limitation operation in the attempt to prevent the full details of TRUMP’s relationship [from] being exposed.” Cohen was vital in keeping Manafort’s shady relationships quiet and making sure no one ever found out about “PAGE’s secret meetings with Russian leadership figures.” Their goal was “to sweep it all under the carpet and make sure no connections could be fully established or proven.”
The report also alleges that Putin was furious that the information released by Wikileaks didn’t do more damage to Clinton’s campaign and was shocked at how upset the American public was with the little bit of information they did know about Trump’s Russian ties. However, the Kremlin eventually experienced “buyer’s remorse” over their support of Trump’s campaign. Who wouldn’t?
Oh yeah, the report also said that Trump is a pervert that attended sex parties in Moscow and one time was caught by hidden cameras paying two prostitutes to pee all over the bed President Obama and Michelle had once slept in. But, as you can see if you’ve made it this far into this article, that really isn’t the story here.
If you would like to read the full report for yourself, you can find it here, at Buzzfeed.
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.