President-elect Donald Trump appeared to respond Tuesday night on, of course, Twitter to explosive CNN and Buzzfeed reports on documents alleging Russian operatives have “compromising” information on him.
He fired off an all-caps declaration: “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”
FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
Trump’s transition team repeatedly declined comment to CNN on its report, citing anonymous U.S. officials, that the President-elect had been presented with a two-page synopsis of allegations that Russian actors have “compromising personal and financial information” about him during a briefing last week with the nation’s most senior intelligence officials.
Trump also shared a response from his corporate lawyer, Michael Cohen. A dossier compiled by a former British intelligence official and published by Buzzfeed, which the news site claimed was the source document for the synopsis CNN reported and noted was unverifiable, alleged Cohen had met with Kremlin officials in Prague during the presidential campaign.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 11, 2017
This post has been updated.