US Intel Told Trump Russia Had Compromising Personal And Financial Information About Him

Tyler Durden's picture

In a report that will likely set much of the liberal media on fire in the coming days, CNN reports, citing "multiple US officials", that top intelligence officials last week briefed President-elect Donald Trump about Russian operatives' claims that they have compromised Trump's personal and financial information. The two-page document which was presented to Trump as an appendix to last week's briefing on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, also noted allegations that there was an exchange of information between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government during the campaign.

Supposedly the information is far more damaging than audio recording of Trump talking about "grabbing women by the pussy", and yet one wonders how nobody in the Clinton campaign, with all its extensive connections, was able to get to it.

According to CNN, the allegations have emerged from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, "whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible." The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump.

In other words, just like the report about Russian interference has yet to provide any evidence, so this latest accusation is mostly based on the analytical work of a source some "officials consider credible." Still, even without proof, the implied allegation in the CNN report, namely that Trump is a puppet of the Kremlin, will promptly become a fact, and will be used to escalate the anti-Russian sentiment in the US. That this report comes just ten days before Trump's inauguration is probably not coincidental.

Why was the 2-page synopsis included?

"One reason the nation's intelligence chiefs took the extraordinary step of including the synopsis in the briefing documents was to make the President-elect aware that such allegations involving him are circulating among intelligence agencies, senior members of Congress and other government officials in Washington, multiple sources tell CNN."

Furthermore, CNN's angle with this release is to further showcase that while Russia had compiled information potentially harmful to both political parties, it "only released information damaging to Hillary Clinton and Democrats. This synopsis was not an official part of the report from the intelligence community case about Russian hacks, but some officials said it augmented the evidence that Moscow intended to harm Clinton's candidacy and help Trump's, several officials with knowledge of the briefings tell CNN."

Further discrediting the Trump team, "the two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials."

Sources tell CNN that these same allegations about communications between the Trump campaign and the Russians, mentioned in classified briefings for congressional leaders last year, prompted then-Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to send a letter to FBI Director Comey in October, in which he wrote, "It has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government -- a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States."

A question emerges: how did CNN obtain this high confidential information? While we don't know, we are confident Trump, who last week demanded a probe into why NBC got a leaked version of the intelligence report, will be curious.

CNN notes that is has reviewed a 35-page compilation of the memos, from which the two-page synopsis was drawn. It then admits that "the memos originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats", or said otherwise, a hit piece. Furthermore, CNN adds that it has "not reporting on details of the memos, as it has not independently corroborated the specific allegations. But, in preparing this story, CNN has spoken to multiple high ranking intelligence, administration, congressional and law enforcement officials, as well as foreign officials and others in the private sector with direct knowledge of the memos."

Well, if it's a story which can not be substantiated either way, CNN may as well run with it, especially if it further delegitimizes Trump.

A video summary of the CNN report is below:

 

Meanwhile, in related but contradictory news, Reuters reports that Russia hacked into Republican state political campaigns and old email domains of the Republican National Committee but there is no evidence it successfully penetrated President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday.

Still, even without hacking Trump, something which dilutes the CNN story as Russia would likely not have been able to obtain said "compromising materials" otherwise, the narrative once again returns to Trump being a pawn of the Kremlin, because "Comey also told lawmakers Russia did not release information obtained from the state campaigns or the old RNC email domains, comments that may buttress the U.S. intelligence view that Moscow tried to help Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign."

Comey declined to comment on whether or not the FBI might be investigating links between Russia and associates of Trump, who frequently called during the campaign for improved relations between Washington and Moscow.

While Trump has disputed the accusations of Russian cyber attacks during the election, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday that the New York businessman accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusions that Russia was responsible, and that further action may be taken against Moscow.

We are confident that following the CNN report, which dramatically escalates the narrative of the illegitimacy of the Trump presidency, that the president-elect will have some very harshly tweeted responses in the coming hours. However, we are certain that no matter Trump's response, the political atmosphere in the US over the next ten days, until the president-elect officially moves into the White House, will reach a level of toxicity never before seen.

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TeMpTeK's picture

Believe me.. Putin is way overrated anyway.

 

TheABaum's picture

Just not as over rated as Hitlary.

knukles's picture

"CNN reports citing an anonymous source who said the information is circulating everywhere..."
This shit is not gonna stop for 4 years.  OK, so you all thought that you weren't gonna hear it screeching, but this takes the cake. 4 years of absolute fucking madness.  These people are crazy.  I mean Looney Tune Bat Shit Crazy

beemasters's picture

There's more incriminating evidence in Pizzagate and none of them wants to do a proper investigation into it. Shame.

AVmaster's picture

Since there is only one source: Communist News Network...

 

I'm gonna take this shit with a grain of salt.

 

Who cares anyways...

NoDebt's picture

I haven't seen the Dems this pissed off since Lincoln freed the slaves.

 

Jim Sampson's picture

Last time I checked Golden Showers are legal.

Pinto Currency's picture

What about Barack and Big Mike?
Start with their social security numbers.

SoDamnMad's picture

When you read the fabricated story to draw them all in, it is a sign there ought to be libel and slander charges brought in too along with serious investigation into who is totally incompetent and needs to be fired first on January 21, FROM THE TOP ON DOWN in these intel organizations. 

knukles's picture

Rush Limbaugh actually said that on the air today.
It was magnificent.

NoDebt's picture

That one's been around for a long time.  I like using old expressions when I can.  Like starting a sentence with "Back in the carefree days of slavery..." or "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?"

 

 

Stuck on Zero's picture

As soon as Erdogan has restored the Ottoman Empire to its former glory the currency will be good as gold.

Perimetr's picture

Like the NSA doesn't have the same information?

It can't be that good or we would have heard about it.

TwelveOhOne's picture

My thoughts were similar, but more theoretically conspiritorial: the NSA is responsible for the leaks.

Manthong's picture

That is nowhere near as devastating as the information circulated by un-named credible sources who know other un-named credible sources within the alleged intelligence community that Trump does not drink but is addicted to the ISIS standard daily doses of Captagon and has dungeons installed in every Trump tower across the globe.

buttmint's picture

...I did some digging into this 35-page "highly redacted" report and here's what I found:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/two-animals-species-sex-zoophi...

 

no we know Obama's true lineage!

Paul Kersey's picture

If anyone leaked shit about Trump's finances, it was the IRS. Remember this oldie but goodie?

"More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet.

The government released names of 426 organizations. Another 40 were not released as part of the list because they had already opted out of being part of the class-action suit.

That total is much higher than the 298 groups the IRS‘ inspector general identified back in May 2013, when investigators first revealed the agency had been subjecting applications to long — potentially illegal — delays, and forcing them to answer intrusive questions about their activities."

Chupacabra-322's picture

So let me get this straight. The explosive, incriminating evidence by the Intelligence Community is nothing but Water Cooler Talk.

We're Governed by Children & Psychopaths.

Manthong's picture

the water cooler is a credible source

..it delivers real, genuine, verifiable H20.

TheABaum's picture

You mean sociopaths and psycopaths, right?

TemporarySecurity's picture

Unless they other information on Trump they would most likely keep any embarrassing info for later control of the president.  I would think it is more somebody in the administration is trying to get revenge.

SoDamnMad's picture

I was "chewing" on the story the Mish threw out about maybe it was Israel who didn't like Clinton and was doing hacking to keep her and the democraps out.  It had as much or more possibility that the Russian angle.  Good job Mish.

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

Exactly.

I see one of two plausible options with this.

1: The Russians have better intel on Americans than America and actually got something on him cause if we had it you bet your ass the establishment would have seen it released long ago.

2: Nobody has shit on him that we dont already know and they are lying.

cowdiddly's picture

There is a reason there are no Democrat libtard Presidents on Mt. Rushmore. Just sayin

piceridu's picture

There's dirt on every politican, every Supreme Court Justice, every talking head etc. The capital money holders control the narratives in the US and the entire west. They are all captured and must say and do what they are told.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The whole Criminal System is based on Criminal Fraud, Corruption, Blackmail & Threats. As per former NSA Agent Russell Tice.

strannick's picture

This is CNN and FBI telling Trump that FBI has Intel on him, to get him to toe the line.

Blankone's picture

Yes, for one.  But they also intend to release the info over the next 4 yrs and they made this announcement so they could blame it all on the russians.  When Trump complains they will simply keep to their story that it is the russians.

While the FBI and CIA may have turf wars they are both compromised at their very core.  They will work independently of Trump to foil him and will have protective walls around their actions to make it very difficult to root them out.  Just who is going to effectively investigate or prosecute the FBI, CIA, NSA?  You are starting to see how captured the govt is. 

froze25's picture

No its the CIA making another idle threat,  the know they are fucked,. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. CNN's and the CIA's credibility is so shot no one trust them.

Raffie's picture

1st off ITS ON CNN..........

2nd its on CNN...

3rd see 1st again.

Nuf said.

They want Obama for a 3rd term to finish his destruction of America of Hilltard to get us nuked.

Either way they want all of us slaves or dead.

 

GreatUncle's picture

@knukles - 4 years not a chance.

System will go into meltdown - take the piss out of me for 4 years you won't find the fucking body although I wil get peace and quiet. Had enough now TBH, but hey I am game for WW3 any takers snowflakes or you still hiding in safe spaces?

Do safe spaces last for years so protecting snowflakes from nuclear fallout and black rain? My mind is so conditioned by the elites policy, if I exist past the first flash you must kill all after for if not THEY WILL KILL YOU.Survival no rules, game on, it is what we were born for.

gonetogalt's picture

Watched those stuttering fools live on CNN...They will do anything to de-legitimize the Donald.

 

buttmint's picture

...I think WikiLeaks might have something to add to the Bonfire...of Hillary and the Deep State.

What a ClusterFuck. I thought this "Russians are Coming" pure hookum when I first heard it. Adolf would be right proud!

Yukon Cornholius's picture

All they need to do is STFU and let him do it himself. Make America Israel, Alright!

Truther's picture

This is all bullshit. these fags never give up do they??

GreatUncle's picture

The globalists will still keep coming no matter what.

In the end the same outcome either way accept being a slave or die!

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Nice Fable. LMAO.

 

"Hey Don, This is the 17 US intelligence agencies, some foreign intelligence agencies just showed us some shit.. WOOOO WEEEEE. Let me guess, Jessica Lynch and the Ghost of Pat tillman were the analysts who received the info. They are shopping it around to give to someone to walk to wikileaks for plausible deniability."

 

Edit - let's recall, you can normally spot a lie because it becomes more specific and detailed as time goes on. Look at this whole story.

south40_dreams's picture

I believe nothing from CNN.  Next.  

Truther's picture

I believe nothing from the FEDs. Next.

Rentier88's picture

Wish I cared what MSM reported anymore, but haven't for better part of decade or more.

GadExp's picture

You better start caring!  Cause all your zombie neighbors are drinking that kool-aid!!!  Nobody has walls strong enough to keep out the hoard once they go full brains hungry!

NoVa's picture

Dude - I love your image!

 

vulcanraven's picture

Search Michelle Tripson for more.... you're welcome!

williambanzai7's picture

In other words: hearsay

nmewn's picture

But heresay by highly placed intelligence officials who wish to remain anonymous!

Lumberjack's picture

YUP. If anyone had dirt on Trump it would have been Hillary, the DNC and the MSM. They obviously didn't and neither does Russia. 

nmewn's picture

Yeah, thats pretty much all it is, the same shit that was passed around back in October by Slate, Mother Jones etal...Opposition research by NeverTrumpers...

https://twitter.com/GPollowitz/status/818955585433563138/photo/1?ref_src...

...whatevahs...lol.

But I gotta say, when the tide goes out it reveals the nekidness...all the way up to Clapper ;-)

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Mother Jones...same shit...

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-al...