"Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him"

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

CNN on allegations of compromising personal and financial information about Trump.  

CNN citing "multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings"
  • 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
Last week's classified briefings were presented by 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.
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More grist for the press conference tomorrow (Adam's preview here)

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