Report Alleges Russia Has Compromising Information About Trump
Washington D.C. (CNN) -- CNN has learned that the nation's top intelligence officials briefed President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama about claims of Russian efforts to compromise the President-Elect.
Multiple U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN that classified documents on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election were presented last week to the President and President-Elect, including allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.
The allegations were part of a two-page synopsis based on memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work U.S. intelligence officials consider credible.
The F.B.I. is investigating the credibility and accuracy of the allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mister Trump.
The classified briefings last week were presented by four of the senior-most U.S. intelligence chiefs. The two-page synopsis also included allegations that there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, according to two national security officials.
CNN has confirmed that the synopsis was included in the documents that were presented to Mister Trump but cannot confirm if it was discussed in his meeting with the intelligence chiefs.
The trump transition team declined comment, as did the office of the Director of National Intelligence and the F.B.I.