You’re going to be hearing a lot more about the dossier on Donald Trump which first surfaced back in January, just before Trump took office. It’s becoming more relevant because the man who commissioned that dossier, Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter. Testified before Senate staffers for 10 hours about how and why the dossier was compiled and the accuracy of the information. Members of the Senate committee are insisting the transcript of that testimony be made public. The Republican committee chair, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, seemed to agree it should be released in a town hall last night.
As a reminder of what was in the dossier which was compiled over a period of months by former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele. It contained allegations of Trump employing hookers to participate in unique activities. It alleged that Russia had gathered enough information on Trump that he could be a blackmail target in the future. It said that high-level campaign officials and Trump himself participated in efforts to target Trump’s Republican opponents and Hillary Clinton during the general election campaign.
Let’s begin with the Russian prostitutes, referred to by Vladimir Putin as, “the best in the world.” The report alleges that knowing President Obama had stayed in a particular room in a Moscow Hotel. Trump requested the same room and paid Russian hookers to pee on the bed in order to defile it, carrying out some sort of demented revenge on Obama. It is believed that Russian intelligence routinely places hidden cameras and microphones in hotels used by high profile Americans like Trump, in a desire to obtain “Kompromat” or compromising information. While the most salacious part of the dossier. This is probably the least important in terms of affecting his Presidency and his lack of morality will only be confirmed and not revealed.
Russia hopes to gain compromising information on politicians and figures with influence in order to blackmail them. Putin, according to some the richest man in the world. Isn’t seeking money, but the ability to change policy, for example, removing sanctions or ignoring its forays into Ukraine or elsewhere. It appears that although Russia may have garnered quite a bit of information worthy of extortion. They had little need to pressure Trump as he was a willing participant.
The report states that Russia had been cultivating Trump for several years. Hitting the jackpot when he actually became President of the United States. Real estate deals which funneled hundreds of millions to Trump and propping up his businesses with loans when American banks wanted nothing to do with him. These gave Trump what he covets most, money, as confirmed by each of his older sons in separate interviews over the years. The report alleges that “Trump himself” and other top officials in his campaign, “willingly participated” in an exchange of information in which Russia helped him target his Republican opponents first and then Hillary Clinton.
When this report originally surfaced in January, it was denied by Trump as “fake news” saying, “it didn’t happen.” At the time of its release, all the information contained was considered unverified and was easy to dismiss. Since then, a number of claims have been proven to be true and none including the urinating prostitutes have been disproven. After his testimony to the Senate, Glenn Simpson’s attorney said they were, “proud of their work” and invited its release by the Senate. In addition to his testimony, Simpson turned over more than 40,000 pages of documents in support of the dossier which was basically a summary report. Simpson was the first witness to testify regarding the dossier which he once suggested should be a “roadmap for the investigation.” This “fake news” is about to get very real!