Fake dossier against Donald Trump is laughable, says Russia

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks during a news briefing on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 19, 2016. Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has rubbished the reports of having “compromising material” against Donald Trump. He has labelled the 35-page dossier being circulated among media as “pulp fiction” saying it was laughable.

“This is an absolute canard, an absolute fabrication, and it’s complete nonsense,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “The Kremlin does not engage in collecting kompromat (compromising material).” He also said that the circulation of the dossier was just an attempt to spoil bilateral relations between the countries. He added that Moscow needed to “respond with the appropriate humour” to it.

Such material has been around in Russia for decades and many political figures have suffered the disgrace because of them. Television channel Rossiya 24 reportedly said that the content of the dossier was like a “parody of poorly constructed kompromat.” The channel said that the facts, date and style of the document did not have any credibility.

In a press conference today, US President-elect Donald Trump also asserted that the allegations made against him were false. He praised the Russian president for admitting the same. “I respected the fact that he said that,” Trump told reporters. “It’s all fake news. Its phony stuff. It didn’t happen,” he added. He blamed his opponents for circulating the fake news. “Sick people and they got together and put that crap together.”

About his alleged perverted sexual behaviour, Trump denied of being involved in it. He said that there are cameras in “strangest places” of hotel rooms and he is totally aware of it. He takes care of his behaviour while travelling abroad.

However, Trump admitted the hacking of US Presidential elections. He also admitted Russia’s involvement in it. He said that Putin shouldn’t have done it. “I don’t believe he will be doing it more.”

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