Trump: ‘Are we living in Nazi Germany?’

Dylan Stableford
·Senior Writer

President-elect Donald Trump unloaded on the U.S. intelligence community in a blistering series of tweets on Wednesday morning over a salacious report that claims Russian officials have compromising information on him.

“Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public,” Trump tweeted. “One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”

CNN reported Tuesday night that the heads of all four U.S. intelligence agencies presented both Trump and President Obama a two-page synopsis that included allegations that Russian intelligence operatives collected compromising personal and financial information about him. BuzzFeed subsequently published what it said was the 35-page dossier, compiled by a former British intelligence operative and filled with unverified memos, on which the synopsis was based. The Russian government denied it has any compromising information on Trump, dismissing the claims as a “total hoax.”

“Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is ‘A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE,'” Trump wrote. “Very unfair!”

“Russia has never tried to use leverage over me,” he continued. “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!”

“I win an election easily, a great ‘movement’ is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS,” Trump added. “A sorry state!”

Donald Trump
Donald Trump (Photo: Mike Segar/Reuters)

Shortly after CNN’s report was published Tuesday night, Trump dismissed it as “fake news.”

“FAKE NEWS,” the president-elect wrote on Twitter. “A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

In a combative interview with Seth Meyers on NBC’s “Late Night,” Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s top advisers, also dismissed the claims.

“Nobody has sourced it,” Conway said. “They’re all unnamed, unspoken sources. It says it was based on a Russian investigator to begin with.”

“It was based on MI6 British investigators,” Meyers interjected.

“Well, one of those,” Conway replied. “It also says that groups that wanted Hillary Clinton to win may have been behind the investigations themselves, and most importantly it says the FBI is trying to confirm it, so nothing’s been confirmed.”

On Wednesday morning, she further dismissed it as “nonsense from the Internet.”

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