We don’t like sparking rumors, but we do like reporting on ones we think are credible. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing numerous rumors that tapes do in fact exist of President Trump, which would be best described as ‘compromising’. Since the release of the infamous Steele dossier back in January, rumors have persisted that Russia may have Kompromat (blackmail material), including tapes of the President from within a Moscow hotel engaging with prostitutes. The rumors, which have erupted over the past couple of weeks, however, are unrelated to the material discussed in the dossier six months ago, and instead may be in the possession of one of our key allies.
From what we have been told, as well as leaks coming from those close to the intelligence community, an ally is currently deciding whether or not they should release tapes (audio, or perhaps even video) to the public and just how they would go about doing so. Claude Taylor, a former White House staff member under President Clinton, who we have cited in the past, stated that he has heard similar rumors: “A lot of us are hearing similar chatter-that a certain US ally has a “compromising” tape of Trump and is debating if/when/how to release it.”
Now, ordinarily we would have simply put such rumors on the back burner until further information came our way to corroborate them, but late last night something out of the ordinary happened.
Last night Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein released an incredibly odd statement warning American’s about anonymous sources leaking information without identifying the country the leaks are coming from.
“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations.” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote Thursday.
While clearly all of this could just be an odd coincidence, it certainly makes one wonder why Rosenstein would happen to release such a statement right in the midst of all of these rumors as of late. Either way, it does sound as if we can expect many more leaks in the coming days and weeks ahead.