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Donald Trump Wasn't Told About Unverified Russia Dossier, Official Says
NBC News ^ | JAN 11 2017, 10:32 AM ET | by WILLIAM M. ARKIN, ALEXEY EREMENKO and ALEXANDER SMITH

Posted on 01/11/2017 12:45:00 PM PST by Resettozero

President-elect Donald Trump was not told about unverified reports that Russia has compromising information on him during last week's intelligence briefing, according to a senior intelligence official with knowledge of preparations for the briefing.

A summary of the unverified reports was prepared as background material for the briefing, but not discussed during the meeting, the official said. During Trump's press conference Wednesday morning, the president-elect said he was made aware of the information "outside that meeting."

A 35-page memorandum published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday includes claims that the Russian government has been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for five years — even obtaining compromising information in an effort to blackmail him. The document, which was not prepared by the U.S. government, contains obvious errors. It was originally generated as part of opposition research by anti-Trump Republicans and then shopped by Democrats.

Related: Seth Meyers Confronts Conway Over Trump Allegations

Two U.S. officials told NBC News that materials prepared for Trump in advance of last week's intelligence briefing included damaging allegations from the memorandum — unverified by American intelligence agencies — about his dealings with the Russians.

Officials prepared a two-page summary of the memo for Trump's briefing Friday at Trump Tower in New York. The summary was an "annex," or addendum, included in the "supporting documents" that accompanied the classified briefing report.

While multiple officials say the summary was included in the material prepared for the briefers, the senior official told NBC News that the briefing was oral and no actual documents were left with the Trump team in New York. During the briefing, the president-elect was not briefed on the contents of the summary .

"Intel and law enforcement officials agree that none of the investigations have found any conclusive or direct link between Trump and the Russian government period," the senior official said.

According to the senior official, the two-page summary about the unsubstantiated material made available to the briefers was to provide context, should they need it, to draw the distinction for Trump between analyzed intelligence and unvetted "disinformation."

The briefers also had available to them unvetted "disinformation" about the Clinton Foundation, although that was not orally shared with Trump. The Russian government on Wednesday denied reports that it has compromising information about Trump, dismissing the claims as a "total hoax."

Amid increased interest in the dossier Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected all of the allegations out of hand. Trump later blamed intelligence agencies for allowing the dossier to leak, tweeting: "Are we living in Nazi Germany?"

"The Kremlin does not have compromising information about Trump," Peskov said, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS. "It's a total hoax, absolute fabrication and utter nonsense. The Kremlin does not collect compromising information."

Peskov also called the reports "pulp fiction."

Trump did not respond to the reports directly but sent a tweet appearing to refer to it on Tuesday night.

FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017 Early Wednesday, he sent several others that followed Peskov's comments.

Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE." Very unfair! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017

Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017

I win an election easily, a great "movement" is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017

Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017

Trump has repeatedly cast doubt over findings by American intelligence officials that Russia interfered in the U.S. election with the aim of helping him win.

NBC News reported last week that the gulf between Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies had grown so wide that the two camps couldn't even agree on the scheduled date of a briefing Trump had been due to receive.

Peskov mentioned Trump's initial tweet, and went on to say that some people were "boosting the hysteria and go to any lengths to maintain this state of 'witch hunting.'"


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dossier; trumprussia
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1 posted on 01/11/2017 12:45:00 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Best. Election. EVER!


2 posted on 01/11/2017 12:47:42 PM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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To: Resettozero

Headline:
Trump gives CNN and Buzzfeed a “Golden Shower”


3 posted on 01/11/2017 12:48:08 PM PST by tophat9000 (Tophat9000)
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To: Resettozero

“... scheduled date of a briefing Trump had been due to receive...”

______________________________

In 10 days, they’ll brief Trump when Trump says so...And they’ll give him ALL the info they have or they’ll have hell to pay...


4 posted on 01/11/2017 12:49:28 PM PST by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Resettozero

There a whole bunch of FBI and Spooks who better have their resumes in circulation and their unemployment packets ready.


5 posted on 01/11/2017 12:50:45 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Resettozero

I love this kind of fake news. I really do. This whole thing is blowing up in the fake stream media right now, and the great thing about it is that publishing, republishing, and commentary about this fake report is going to completely finish off the credibility of the fake stream media because people will truly no longer know who to believe anymore.

AND what’s happening now is exactly the predicable endpoint of the fake stream media’s massive bias, massive lies, and massive omissions of the actual truth, namely finally wrecking their dwindling credibility on the shoals of absolute chaos.


6 posted on 01/11/2017 12:51:31 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Resettozero
The document, which was not prepared by the U.S. government, contains obvious errors.

and they believed it, anyways!..................

7 posted on 01/11/2017 12:51:36 PM PST by Red Badger (If "Majority Rule" was so important in South Africa, why isn't it that way here?............)
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To: Resettozero

So they had the info, didnt brief Trump about it, but briefed the MEDIA?

So who is going to prison for a long long time?


8 posted on 01/11/2017 12:51:42 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of The Great King!)
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To: Resettozero

The “occupation media” narrative is evolving. I’m always curious what the final meme will be. We know the anchor (lie) and now comes the spin.


9 posted on 01/11/2017 12:52:36 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Resettozero

They tried to “sand bag” him. This has blown up in their faces. They were promoting a hoax. It was a lie pushed by Senator John McCain who actually took it to his friends and fellow Trump haters at CIA. it has gone off like an IED on them!!


10 posted on 01/11/2017 12:56:04 PM PST by WENDLE (Censure McCain in SENATE!! He took the hoax to the CIA!!! ( To hurt TRUMP!))
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To: Resettozero

Yeah, the Oteam is still trying to play gotcha.

I don’t doubt in the slightest that Russia keeps the best bios it can on all significant American politicians. So does Washington on Russian politicians. It’s a commonplace.

Whatever is in Donald’s bio, however, sure seems to be making him and Vlad look like they are in a deep bromance. Imagine... both of them agree that fighting would be an utter waste. Have cats lain down with dogs?


11 posted on 01/11/2017 12:56:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Dogbert41

I am hoping AT LEAST Johnny Mac.


12 posted on 01/11/2017 12:56:22 PM PST by madison10
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To: JBW1949
It's time for 'hell to pay" now. Information that has been leaked from top secret intel is a serious crime. It's way past time to ID the leakers, revoke their access, and convict the leakers.

However bad we imagined it to be, it's far worse. The intel agencies and their fellow travelers in the media, in politics, and among the global elite have functioned with a shadow global gov for years. What we've learned is that they'll go to extreme, unfathomable lengths to keep that control.

13 posted on 01/11/2017 12:56:35 PM PST by grania
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To: Resettozero

How did that despicable McCain get this fake intelligence summary? Are all materials that attack Trump automatically funneled to that reprobate? Then,like the tattle tale on the playground, he runs to the already discredited Feckless Bureau of Investigation with that fake information...so that he can be the hero again. He is beneath contempt and should be recalled by Arizonans for this shameful attempt to destroy Pres.Trump’s reputation.


14 posted on 01/11/2017 12:57:21 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: catnipman

Sarah Palin posted today on her Facebook page:

“*** And stay tuned for the next step in finally shooing away the pesky numbskulls in what was once “mainstream” media. I’m going to do my part. I’ll soon announce the most helpful, satisfying, exciting leap YOU can take with me as we help build America’s future together. ***”

Wonder what’s coming next.


15 posted on 01/11/2017 12:57:33 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Drain the swamp at the CIA, FBI and State Department.

The sooner, the better.


16 posted on 01/11/2017 12:58:14 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Yep. Or be prepared to gather Intel in Allepo.


17 posted on 01/11/2017 12:59:16 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: PA Engineer

I talked to the gal at the register of a lefty cafe that I sometimes visit (for the sake of the pretty decent food). They had a plate of cookies, some of which were “world peace cookies.” I mentioned to her just before parting, that nine out of ten times, a war means that some politician has screwed up. And that we need to watch our politicians carefully. She had the most quizzical look on her face... more lefties than you might think, know who was banging the war drums in the last few weeks, and it wasn’t Trump or Putin.


18 posted on 01/11/2017 12:59:21 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tophat9000

LOL.

MSM credibility launches into negative territory.


19 posted on 01/11/2017 1:00:28 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them!)
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To: grania

You got that right G.

It’s “Hell To Pay” time.


20 posted on 01/11/2017 1:00:47 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: txrefugee

From Rick Wilson. Wonder how much Wilson payed for it? LOL!


21 posted on 01/11/2017 1:01:00 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!!)
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To: Resettozero

Fox just attacked Trump and defended CNN. It was Shepard Smith but he said it was on behalf of Fox. F them.


22 posted on 01/11/2017 1:01:02 PM PST by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: papertyger

Glad you’re having a good time. This is just going to get worse.


23 posted on 01/11/2017 1:01:10 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Resettozero

Obviously there is a Mole. This pretty much confirms it. Time to drain the swamp.


24 posted on 01/11/2017 1:01:34 PM PST by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping list.)
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To: Dogbert41
So they had the info, didnt brief Trump about it, but briefed the MEDIA?

I suspect it was just as likely to be McCain that gave the info to the media.

25 posted on 01/11/2017 1:02:03 PM PST by Wissa (Few men desire liberty. Most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: tophat9000

CNN sure seems to be asking for it...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSLzsSbxyQY


26 posted on 01/11/2017 1:03:13 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: jonno

Otay Buhwhee. Huh?


27 posted on 01/11/2017 1:04:30 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: pocat
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28 posted on 01/11/2017 1:05:41 PM PST by timestax (American Media = Domestic Enemy)
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To: Resettozero

“Officials” no longer have any credibility what-so-ever.


29 posted on 01/11/2017 1:06:57 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Williams

F Faux News.


30 posted on 01/11/2017 1:06:58 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: Resettozero
"A 35-page memorandum published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday includes claims that the Russian government has been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for five years — even obtaining compromising information in an effort to blackmail him."

So, the MSM could claim both that Trump is a knowing tool of the Russians AND that they have him by the short hairs. The MSM can play it whichever way is most opportune at the moment.
31 posted on 01/11/2017 1:12:11 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Red Badger
"and they believed it, anyways!.................."

Who knows what they actually believe? The point is that they chose to circulate the information regardless of its truth value, with the hope that some of the accusations would "stick" in the public's mind and harm Trump.
32 posted on 01/11/2017 1:15:26 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: PghBaldy
Glad you’re having a good time. This is just going to get worse.

I'll take that bet.

They don't call the President of the United States the most powerful man on Earth for nothing.

33 posted on 01/11/2017 1:15:38 PM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

I wonder how deep the rot goes in these intelligence agencies. I know the political appointees at the top are totally corrupted DNC hacks put in by the 0bama regime. But I would like to think most of the career guys who do the real work remember Benghazi, and are looking forward to having adults in charge again.


34 posted on 01/11/2017 1:15:56 PM PST by henkster
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To: Resettozero

Who gave the report to Buzzdead? That’s the question that must be answered.


35 posted on 01/11/2017 1:17:55 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Resettozero

Holy crap. Our Intel agencies set up the President Elect ?
These guys ( how far down to drill ? )should be history day 1.


36 posted on 01/11/2017 1:22:12 PM PST by stylin19a (Hey obamas-it's Ray Charles time - "Hit the Road Jack"...you know the rest)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“From Rick Wilson. Wonder how much Wilson payed for it?”

Nothing. Apparently, Rick Wilson was “catfished” (fed a laughably ludicrous hoax story) by a guy on 4chan as payback for some disparaging remarks that Wilson made some months earlier about that website. Wilson took the bait and then circulated it among GOPe compadres back in the fall.


37 posted on 01/11/2017 1:23:45 PM PST by riverdawg
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To: Williams

Quote:

“Fox just attacked Trump and defended CNN. It was Shepard Smith but he said it was on behalf of Fox. F them.”

Indeed. Fox News is NOT your friend.


38 posted on 01/11/2017 1:25:43 PM PST by TTFlyer
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To: Dogbert41
So they had the info,

Yes. It had been included in their preparation as an EXAMPLE of DISINFORMATION.

didnt brief Trump about it,

They were only going to use it if he didn't understand the difference between 'real intelligence' and 'disinformation'.

but briefed the MEDIA?

They didn't. It was that Vietnamese Commie spy, McCain, that released it (via other 'insiders') to the media.

39 posted on 01/11/2017 1:26:43 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: TTFlyer

effing Fuchsnooze

Except for Tucker and Hannity in the evening, no dice.


40 posted on 01/11/2017 1:29:20 PM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! And please, God, bless the USA again.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
She had the most quizzical look on her face..

...because her mind knew you meant Trump, and yet she knew he hadn't even been sworn in yet, so she decided to wait until he was sworn in and then if a war broke out, it would be true.

41 posted on 01/11/2017 1:30:51 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: riverdawg

Rick Wilso wasn’t “Catfished”.

This was a hit designed to be released during the primaries.

Didn’t Rick Wilson work for Ted Cruz during the primaries?


42 posted on 01/11/2017 1:37:39 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: riverdawg; RushIsMyTeddyBear; Bushbacker1; true believer forever

Then Wilson gave it to mcmuffin, who then gave it to mcshame, who then gave it to the alphabet agency...

H/t bushbacker1 & true believer forever for these graphics:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3512801/posts?page=1#1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3512801/posts?page=73#73


43 posted on 01/11/2017 1:38:23 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Steve_Seattle

REAL NEWS: Russians help TRUMP win US election so that Americans can rid themselves of their corrupt ruling elite.

President Putin remarked “Things will be better for EVERY NATION on this planet after these evil, villianous, corrupt lying thieves are removed from the powerful offices they constantly abuse for their own personal enrichment”.


44 posted on 01/11/2017 1:39:01 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Wonder how much Wilson payed for it?”

Not near as much as he is going to pay!


45 posted on 01/11/2017 1:39:24 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Resettozero

46 posted on 01/11/2017 1:39:39 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: tennmountainman; Williams

How did Sissy’s mascara look today?


47 posted on 01/11/2017 1:40:59 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: jonno

CNN is still trying to sell their “Pee Pee Briefs” to the left wing moonbats..but buying dirty panties for masturbation fantasies is typical for them


48 posted on 01/11/2017 1:50:05 PM PST by tophat9000 (Tophat9000)
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To: RightGeek

Ok what?..I knew about the Japanese anime porn in the “report”... but this was really in there??? Trump had the Russians pushing the child in the Harambe cage??? ....KEK...KEK

Come on you’re making this up this up...there is no way that was in there cuz if they was in there how the hell would they ever release this thing and think it was anyway real.. unless they didnt read it


49 posted on 01/11/2017 1:56:47 PM PST by tophat9000 (Tophat9000)
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To: tennmountainman

“This was a hit designed to be released during the primaries.”

(1) From whom did Rick Wilson receive the hoax/rumor? He claims it was obtained from an ex-MI-6 agent, but that ex-agent hasn’t come forward to verify or deny Wilson’s claim.

(2) Why wasn’t the “hit” released during the primaries, as Wilson would have certainly wanted, if he had it then?


50 posted on 01/11/2017 2:12:26 PM PST by riverdawg
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