Mueller Looked Into Rumors Of ‘Pee Tape’ Involving Trump In Moscow

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18:  U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, April 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Later today the Department of Justice will release special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Special counsel Robert Mueller actually looked into the salacious allegation in the Christopher Steele dossier of a “pee tape” involving prostitutes and Donald Trump when he was in Moscow years earlier.

The compromising tapes were mentioned in a footnote in Mueller’s redacted report, in a section on former FBI Director James Comey’s conversations with Trump before Comey was fired. The footnote outlines communications about the tapes: Russian businessman Giorgi Rtskhiladze sent Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen a text message saying he had “stopped flow of tapes from Russia but not sure if there’s anything else. Just so you know…”

“Rtskhiladze said ‘tapes’ referred to compromising tapes of Trump rumored to be held by persons associated with the Russian real estate conglomerate Crocus Group, which had helped host the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Russia,” the footnote said, adding that Rtskhiladze was told the tapes were fake, but he didn’t communicate that information to Cohen.

The “pee tape” allegations were among the most salacious elements of the now infamous Steele dossier, which Trump has criticized as an erroneous document funded by his opponent Hillary Clinton.

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