The author of the report about the presence of Russian dirt on trump is “a fugitive con man.” This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“Some runaway rogue from MI6,” said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Lavrov said that allegations that Russia has dirt on trump’s accusations that Moscow was involved in the cyber attacks on the European countries come to the United States from opponents of the new administration trump.
BuzzFeed published a report on 11 January, the author of which was a former agent of British intelligence MI-6. The article claimed that the alleged Russia has dirt on elected President of the USA of Donald trump and members of his staff met with the Russian scouts. In addition, the report’s author wrote that trump was in Moscow, lived in the hotel “Ritz-Carlton” and invited prostitutes.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin has no compromising neither trump nor his rival in the elections, Hillary Clinton. Peskov called the publication of a report pulp fiction (“tabloid fiction”) and “another fake.”
President-elect Donald trump wrote on January 14 in his Twitter that “insiders” in the intelligence told him I posted him the report is “a complete fake”. Trump has previously said that Russia “has never tried to use leverage” against him. I have no Russia no business, no transactions, loans, nothing!” — wrote to the US President-elect on his Twitter on January 11.
The information that Russia has dirt on trump became interested in the FBI, but it was unable to confirm “important details” from the report, sources told the CNN. The sides of the channel noted that “declarations” of the report is based on information that was obtained from Russian sources. “The FBI was unable to confirm many essential details in the report on the trump,” — said in a statement to CNN.
A representative of the trump Pribus Raines said in an interview with NBC that the report is not “intelligence document” and explained that such reports should not be numbered manually. According to him, trump called the report “offensive nonsense”.
As posted by the British newspaper the Times on 12 January, citing informed sources, the report’s author Christopher Steele is a respected “expert on the Kremlin.” According to one of interlocutors of the edition, Steele was engaged in Russia for 20 years. Source The Times suggested that Steele could be one of those who worked with the former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko. However, Litvinenko’s widow Marina said she was unfamiliar last name Steele, and suggested that the agent can use a different name.
The main press conference of Sergey Lavrov
As said by one source to The Times, Steele is a man who is inclined to work on the public and “divorced from reality”, then “one would expect from a former officer of the secret service”.