Reince Priebus, the soon to be White House Chief of Staff, hammered the unverified media reports that say Russia has “compromising information” on President-elect Donald Trump.
Priebus said on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, “It is complete garbage. I was in the briefing too, and I got to tell you, this salacious stuff. The first I’ve heard of any of these things was when someone printed off of Buzzfeed.”
Buzzfeed, which published the 35-page document, even said themselves that the report is not credible. The New York Times won’t even print it because it couldn’t verify the report’s claims.
Priebus said this about the report, “This report apparently was written by some retired U.K. agent who set up shop and is getting paid independently by… someone in a campaign opposed to Trump to perform some sort of opposition research. This stuff is total garbage and it’s not true.”
On Tuesday, it was rumored that Intel officials briefed President-elect Trump on an unverified file alleging the Russians had compromising information on him.
According to The Hill, The 35-pages long document is “a collection of memos filled with explosive claims about Trump’s relationship to Russia” that was circulating among journalists and officials for at least a few weeks.”
The sourcing on the documents is unclear and likely unverifiable and even CNN reported that the information was based primarily on memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative intended as opposition research into Trump.
Priebus also debunked another unverified report that stated Michael Cohen, counsel for the President-elect, had met with Russian officials in Prague.
Priebus said, “He’s never been to Prague in his life. I looked at his passport, page by page, he’s never been to Prague,”
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 11, 2017
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