Trump May Be Compromised by Russia

On its face, this is not news: "Intel Chiefs: Trump may be compromised by Russia." That Trump may have been compromised by Russia, over unsavory business dealings and/or gross personal behavior, and that said compromise may have underwritten his collusion with Russia, is something many of us who have been paying attention have long suspected.

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.

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."
Naturally, Trump has taken to Twitter to deny the report, first tweeting in all-caps:

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:

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.

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