CNN reports that American intelligence officials have briefed Donald Trump on documents that allege the Russian government has compromising personal and financial information about the president-elect.
Details about the existence of this compromising information have been circulating among journalists for the last week, but CNN has confirmation that the intelligence officials have briefed both Trump and outgoing president Barack Obama.Here’s more from CNN:
The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, 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 Mr. Trump.
The classified briefings last week were presented by four of the senior-most US intelligence chiefs — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers.
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.
Both the president and the president-elect have been briefed.
5:55 PM, JAN 10, 2017 | By MICHAEL WARREN
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