Politics Unsubstantiated Report Has Compromising Information on Trump, Intelligence Chiefs Say

02:35  11 january  2017
02:35  11 january  2017 Source:   The New York Times

Russian hackers claim to have compromising information on Trump - CNN

  Russian hackers claim to have compromising information on Trump - CNN Russian hackers claim to have compromising information on Trump - CNNThe allegations were in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report presented by U.S. intelligence officials to Trump and President Barack Obama on Russian interference in the 2016 election, CNN said, citing multiple U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the briefings.

CNN notes that intelligence chiefs used the information , that Russia potentially has compromising information on Trump , substantiate their report on Russian hacking, to prove that Russia did so to harm Hillary Clinton and to help Trump 's candidacy, as it was not released publicly. To be clear, the CNN report does not state that Russia has compromising information on Trump , but that sources say Russia says it does.

× REPORT : Intel chiefs tell Trump that Russian operatives claim to have compromising information on him. The memos collected by the British intelligence operative and summarized in the two-page, classified appendange seem to show that the Russians had compromising information on both campaigns but only chose to release information that was potentially damaging to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. © Kevin Hagen for The New York Times President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

WASHINGTON — The chiefs of America’s intelligence agencies last week presented President Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump with a summary of unsubstantiated reports that Russia had collected compromising and salacious personal information about Mr. Trump, two officials with knowledge of the briefing said.

The summary is based on memos generated by political operatives seeking to derail Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Details of the reports began circulating in the fall and were widely known among journalists and politicians in Washington.

Intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and Obama on unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on president-elect

  Intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and Obama on unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on president-elect The uncorroborated allegations are said to include information on his personal life and finances.The officials said that U.S. intelligence agencies have not corroborated those allegations, but believed that the sources involved in the reporting were credible enough to warrant inclusion of their claims in the highly classified report on Russian interference in the presidential campaign.

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 Our Readers Say … Bag Lady. Hot Off The Liberaland Press… Report : Russia has compromising info on Trump .

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The summary was presented as an annex to the intelligence agencies’ report on the Russian hacking of the election, the officials said. The material was not corroborated, and The New York Times has not been able to confirm the claims. But intelligence agencies considered it so potentially explosive that they decided Mr. Obama, Mr. Trump and congressional leaders needed to be told about it and that the agencies were actively investigating it.

Intelligence officials were concerned that the information would leak before they informed Mr. Trump of its existence, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the summary is classified and talking about it would be a felony.

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Senate Intel Committee to probe Russian interference in election .
The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Friday that it will be launching a bipartisan inquiry into Russian intelligence activities.The scope of the probe will include "Counterintelligence concerns related to Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, including any intelligence regarding links between Russia and individuals associated with political campaigns" - a goal that points to recently surfaced allegations that Donald Trump 's campaign had been in contact with Moscow.Burr said just one day before that no such topic would be included in his committee's investigation.

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