Russia has information that could compromise Trump, intelligence agencies claim

Last week, US President-elect Donald Trump was briefed about the allegations of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and the Russian government possessing personal information about him that could compromise him once he is in office. The intelligence documents also highlighted evidence linking Trump’s campaign staff to the Russian government.
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Classified documents that were presented last week to US President Barack Obama and US President-elect Donald Trump included claims that the Russian authorities have personal and financial information about Trump that could compromise him, according to CNN. In addition, evidence indicating that Trump’s campaign team was in contact with the Russian government during the election race appeared in the briefings.

Obama responded to the reports by saying that he cannot comment on matters concerning national security. Obama added that Russia’s involvement in the US 2016 election needs to be investigated further and that he hopes that Trump will continue to investigate the matter.

The information included in the briefings came from a source that the intelligence agencies defined as reliable. Trump’s transition team refused to comment on the matter. However, the US president-elect tweeted: “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.”

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