Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley speculated about the existence of a “pee tape” with President Donald Trump during an interview with BuzzFeed.
“Do you think Vladimir Putin has something on him?” BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith asked Merkley during a sit-down interview, noting Trump’s reluctance to ever criticize the Russian president.
“I think it’s likely, yeah,” Merkley confirmed.
Smith: “Your view is that the pee tape is real?”
Merkley: “Something close to that. Something close to that.”
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Merkley explained that it is a standard practice of the Russians to try and set high-profile visitors up with hookers and then secretly film them for blackmail purposes.
“Your view is that the pee tape is real?” Smith asked for clarification.
“Something close to that,” Merkley confirmed. “Something close to that.”