WikiLeaks Blasts BuzzFeed For Publishing Unsubstantiated Claims About Trump’s Ties To Russia

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WikiLeaks blasted BuzzFeed for its decision to publish an unsubstantiated dossier alleging that the Russian government is blackmailing Donald Trump.

WikiLeaks — which published tens of thousands of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails last year — dismissed the 35-page document that makes salacious claims about the president-elect’s behavior when he was in Russia.

Though BuzzFeed did not verify any of the claims made in the document, the website published it in full Tuesday night.

“WikiLeaks has a 100% record of accurate authentication,” the group wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “We do not endorse Buzzfeed’s publication of a document which is clearly bogus.”

(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)


“35 page PDF published by Buzzfeed on Trump is not an intelligence report. Style, facts & dates show no credibility.” (RELATED: Journos BLAST BuzzFeed For Publishing Unsubstantiated Trump Dossier)

The dossier claims that Trump solicited prostitutes while visiting Russia and that the country exploited “Trump’s personal obsessions and sexual perversion in order to obtain suitable ‘kompromat’ (compromising material) on him.”