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Memos Make Shocking Allegations About Trump and Deep Ties to Russia

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Russian operatives have a shocking compromising personal and financial information on President-elect Donald Trump, according to an explosive document reportedly prepared by a former MI6 operative.

U.S. intelligence chiefs briefed President Obama and the President-elect on the damaging allegations last week, according to CNN.

The classified briefings were presented to both President Obama and the President-elect by FBI Director James Comey, CiA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rodgers , and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

According to the report, the chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees and the top four Congressional leaders — the so-called gang of eight — also received the classified summaries of the presented memos.

The document was presented as an appendix to the Intelligence Community’s report on the alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.

The allegations included in the briefing were reportedly not a product of U.S. intelligence agencies, instead coming from memos that originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats. The subject memos were compiled by a former MI6 British intelligence operative whose past work has been considered to be reliable by the U.S. Intelligence Community.

The two page document also noted allegations that there was an exchange of information between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government during the campaign.

While some of the memos were circulating as far back as last summer, what has changed since then is that U.S. intelligence agencies have now checked out the former British intelligence operative and his vast network throughout Europe and find him and his sources to be credible enough to include some of the information in the presentations to the President and the President-elect.

In their entirety, the memos are 35 pages, and the allegations they contain are nothing short of explosive. The memos are unconfirmed and contain some errors. According to Buzzfeed who first published the document, one company’s name is spelled “Alpha Group” throughout the report, when, in fact, the correct spelling is “Alfa Group.”

The Trump transition team has been silent on the matter not responding to any news organizations so far. However, Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who is prominently featured in the memos told Mic that the allegations are completely false.

“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels,” he said. “Clearly, the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they might have.”

One of his closest advisers and incoming Counselor to the President was less than her normal self as she tried to deny the claims during her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The President-elect is clearly shaken by the allegations as he tweeted and retweeted several times on the subject.

He also retweeted a tweet from Cohen:

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