But what is news is that intelligence officials disclosed to Trump that he was compromised, and that they believe there was "a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government."
What is also news is John McCain's involvement:
Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself.Naturally, Trump has taken to Twitter to deny the report, first tweeting in all-caps:
The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump's relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. BuzzFeed on Tuesday published the documents, which it said were "unverified and potentially unverifiable."
FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
He's a compulsive liar, so you know it must be true. And if you weren't convinced by his calling intelligence reports a "witch hunt," maybe you'll be convinced by his quoting Russia and accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of being Nazis:
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
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
Meanwhile: Every single House Democrat is now co-sponsoring legislation to establish a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russian interference into our democracy. And not a single Republican.