This afternoon, CNN issued an exclusive report stating that government investigators have been able to corroborate some aspects of the salacious — and until now unsubstantiated — 35-page dossier put together by a former British intelligence officer.
Last month, CNN reported that then President-elect Donald Trump was presented with a two-page summary of the dossier, which contained claims that the Russian government had attempted to compromise Trump. BuzzFeed later released the entire dossier to much criticism. Trump would go on to label CNN “fake news” following their report.
As noted by correspondent Jim Sciutto earlier today, multiple current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials have stated that an intelligence intercept has confirmed some of the conversations described in the dossier.
Sciutto did state that this doesn’t confirm the more extreme allegations made in the dossier but intelligence and law enforcement agencies now have greater confidence in the document’s credibility.
Sciutto also pointed out that when they tried to get a comment from White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the story, Spicer told them “we continue to be disgusted by CNN’s fake news reporting.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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