Election 2016

A Former Intelligence Officer Says Russia Has “Compromised” Trump

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Mother Jones was allowed exclusive access to a report prepared by a former spy who says the Russian government has dirt on Trump that hangs over him.

The unnamed spy and former intelligence official was originally hired by a Republican client to prepare opposition research against Trump and that's when he discovered disturbing things, such as a possibility that Trump could be blackmailed by Russian intelligence.

Mother Jones has reviewed that report and other memos this former spy wrote. The first memo, based on the former intelligence officer's conversations with Russian sources, noted, "Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting TRUMP for at least 5 years. Aim, endorsed by PUTIN, has been to encourage splits and divisions in western alliance." It maintained that Trump "and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals." It claimed that Russian intelligence had "compromised" Trump during his visits to Moscow and could "blackmail him." It also reported that Russian intelligence had compiled a dossier on Hillary Clinton based on "bugged conversations she had on various visits to Russia and intercepted phone calls."

We obviously don't know the accuracy of these claims, but the spy's report was delivered to the FBI which is said to be reviewing it and other cases involving ties between Trump and Russia.

As for how exactly Trump may have been "compromised," we don't know that either but apparently the FSB has a reputation for recording secret sex tapes and even producing fake ones when the need arises. People in the intelligence community and some reporters have privately (and some publicly) speculated that Russian intelligence has video of a Trump orgy. We don't know if that's true or not, but nothing about it seems implausible to me. Trump has constantly talked about sex and sexual assault his entire life.

Trump is due in court shortly after the election for allegedly raping a young girl at a sex party. The nature of those cocaine-fueled parties, which appear to be fairly common knowledge, was detailed by a witness who spoke to The Daily Beast.

The report provided by the former spy was publicly reported on by Mother Jones just hours after Slate revealed that Trump had a private server that was communicating directly with the Russian Alfa Bank.

  • swift_4

    Has the FBI director sent a letter to Congress explaining that he’s received information that might mean that Trump might be influenced by maybe Russia and maybe will find out after he reads it?

    • 1933john

      Yes, that’s a definite maybe.

  • Aynwrong

    This is the kind of stuff that always makes me stop and wonder just how seriously it should be considered let alone believed. That said, two things come to mind.

    1) The only reason Putin is a thing worth talking about in this presidential cycle is the presence of Donald Trump in this campaign. If the nominee had been anyone else from the GOP clown car Putin would never factor in. He has cultivated a relationship with Russia for years and certainly has worked to maintain it in this election. This is what makes the speculation so potent.

    2) If anything like this were even remotely possible regarding Hillary Clinton, Trump himself would be screaming it at the top of his lungs on a daily/nightly basis.

    Regardless of whether all the details of these reports are 100% accurate Trump’s relationship with Putin is real and his affection for Putin is terrifying and disgusting.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      This is the kind of stuff that always makes me stop and wonder just how seriously it should be considered let alone believed.

      You could have stopped there. This is innuendo and unsupported rumor and speculation by an unnamed source who knows these things because.. he used to be a spy?

      This is the kind of stuff I spend an inappropriate amount of time fighting with right-leaning conspiracy theorists over.


      • Aynwrong’s last point still stands though. Ignoring all this speculation, Herr Gropefuhrer still has far too much affection for a despot who is actively seeking to hurt our country.

  • Username1016

    I call bullshit. You CAN’T blackmail a man who has no sense of shame — who simply denies and deflects and attacks when his indiscretions are brought up. Surely the Russians know that about him by now? What leverage can they possibly think they have?

    • Draxiar

      With a man this grimy it could be anything. Trumps biggest weakness is his ego. His ego is tied to his “wealth”. There’s a ton of potential for all sorts of crazy in there given his bad business dealings, bankruptcies, and refusal to release tax returns. This is all speculative of course…

    • Maybe it was a tape of him at one those underage parties that he’s due to testify about after the election? Now THAT he would avoid, not from shame but because it would sink him with the American public–finally! But if its just an orgy, then red-blooded Americans, particularly the men, wouldn’t react negatively to that at all. They’d probably be proud of him.

  • muselet

    Franklin Foer’s story about Donald Trump and Alfa Bank is a must-read.


    • Victor the Crab

      Yes, but not as good as HILLARY’S EMAILS!!! YARGLE-BARGLE!