Putin slams Trump dossier

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MOSCOW: Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin on Tues­day called re­ports that Don­ald Trump has been com­pro­mised by Rus­sian in­tel­li­gence “to­tal nonsense” and said al­le­ga­tions were fab­ri­cated to “un­der­mine the le­git­i­macy” of Trump’s pres­i­dency.

It was the Rus­sian pres­i­dent’s first direct de­nial of the con­tents of an un­cor­rob­o­rated dossier writ­ten by a for­mer Bri­tish in­tel­li­gence agent hired to com­pile op­po­si­tion re­search. The dossier claimed that Trump was com­pro­mised by Rus­sian in­tel­li­gence agents dur­ing a 2013 visit to Moscow to hold the Miss Uni­verse pageant.

“The peo­ple who are or­der­ing this kind of false in­for­ma­tion, who are now dis­sem­i­nat­ing it against the pres­i­dent-elect of the US, who fab­ri­cate it and use it in a po­lit­i­cal fight, are worse than pros­ti­tutes,” Putin told jour­nal­ists af­ter talks with Moldovan Pres­i­dent Igor Dodon in Moscow. “They have no moral bound­aries.”

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