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#GoldenShowers Trends on Twitter Following Unverified Trump Intel Dump

After CNN reported that President-elect Donald Trump was presented with information from intelligence chiefs about claims that Russia attempted to compromise him, Buzzfeed released a dossier that the two-page synopsis was based on.

It is reported that the the dossier was put together by an ex-British intelligence agent and was to be used as opposition research against Trump. Apparently, a number of reporters and politicians had seen this document before Buzzfeed published it, with the main issue being the difficulty in verifying the claims.

While it is noted that much of what’s included in this dossier is unverified, and perhaps can never be verified, one of the portions included has already been blowing up online immediately after it went live.

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Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith provided the following reasoning for releasing the dossier:

Yes, you read that right. There are unverified allegations that Trump hired Russian prostitutes to perform a “golden showers” party on a bed that the Obamas had slept in, because he hated the President and First Lady.

Below is the reaction on Twitter to this allegation, most using the trending hashtag #GoldenShowers:

And this tweet from Trump really stood out.

UPDATE 8:34 PM ET: Trump responded on Twitter this evening to the reports that came out this evening regarding claims that Russia tried to compromise him.

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