The Kremlin has ridiculed the dossier, compiled alleging that Russia has compromising information on US president-elect, Donald Trump.
The report compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official published on Tuesday said Moscow had been cultivating, supporting and assisting Trump for years and collected material that could be used to blackmail him.
The dossier is a collection of memos written over a period of months. It includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them.
Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, called the dossier “pulp fiction”, saying the Kremlin did not have compromising material on Trump nor on Hillary Clinton, as the documents also said.
“This is an absolute canard, an absolute fabrication, and it’s complete nonsense,” Peskov said in a statement. “The Kremlin does not engage in collecting kompromat,” he added, using a Russian term for compromising material. There is a long tradition in Russia of kompromat surfacing and leading to the disgrace of political figures and opposition activists.