The Trump administration's transition team did not immediately respond to Buzz Feed News' request for comment.However, the president-elect's attorney, Michael Cohen, told Mic that the allegations were absolutely false."It's so ridiculous on so many levels," he said.
Harry Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson tweeted Tuesday that the former Senate Democratic leader had seen the documents before writing a public letter to FBI Director James Comey about Trump's ties to Russia.
And CNN reported Tuesday that Arizona Republican John Mc Cain gave a "full copy" of the memos to Comey on Dec.
The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them.
Mother Jones writer David Corn referred to the documents in a late October column.
It is not just unconfirmed: It includes some clear errors.
The report misspells the name of one company, "Alpha Group," throughout. The report says the settlement of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is "reserved for the residences of the top leadership and their close associates." It is not reserved for anyone, and it is also populated by the very wealthy.(Comments on the You Tube page for that video are in Russian, mocking the failed piece of propaganda.)Baskaev said that if he thought his former bosses or their patrons were people who could hurt him for speaking out, he wouldn’t be showing his face on camera.And, he suggested, security at the troll factory was pretty lax and didn’t pick up audio.A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.The night shift trolls played ISIS songs and greeted each other with “Glory to Ukraine,” Baskaev told TV Rain.