In a speech, that increased even some of the president-elect’s colorful Twitter commentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday named Donald Trump, the political enemies “worse than a prostitute” for the dissemination of a dubiously-Source-dossier of the last week claimed a relationship between Trump and the Kremlin.
Speaking during a press conference, Putin said last week leak in the 35-page report-written by a private detective as a series of memos, and finally to the intelligence services-it was a last desperate attempt by President Obama the previous administration to “undermine the legitimacy of the President-elect.”
“Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon . . . but the people, the such counterfeits, which are now against the elected President of the United States, to fabricate information and use it in political combat, they are worse than prostitutes,” Putin said, according to Sputnik News. “You have no moral boundaries.”
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The series of memos, which claimed that the Russian intelligence had Magnat years ago, secretly recorded embarrassing footage of Trump in an attempt to compromise, the then-business. Putin dismissed the suit as “an obvious forgery.”
“Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago, was told a politician,” Putin. “We did not know at all about his political ambitions,” Putin said. “He was just a businessman, one of the richest men in America. Is anyone really think that our secret services of every American billionaire to hunt, or what? Of course not. It is simply a complete nonsense.”
He said, some seem to be ” willing to organize a ‘Maidan’ in Washington”, in allusion to the alleged US role in the organization of protests in the main square of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The action helped chase, the nation’s Russia-friendly President from power in the year 2014.
Putin called the two goals he believed were behind the leaking of allegations: (1) to undermine Trump the “legitimacy” and (2) “to bind the hands and legs of the newly-elected President, in relation to the implementation of its pre-election campaign promises to the American people and the international community.”
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Trump on Twitter, has openly called into question, if the intelligence community was behind the penetration of memos to the press. BuzzFeed published the documents in the bulk of the last week, despite the site’s own disclaimer that much of the information could not be verified.
Trump has faced increasing criticism from many on the political left and some on the right for his perceived friendly relationship with Russia — and Putin in particular. While many of his Cabinet selections, including the Minister of defence, nominated Gen. James Mattis and Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson – have taken a harder line against the Kremlin, Trump was free, Putin, and openly avowed desire for the restoration of better relations between the United States and Russia. Putin has again the praise and expressed his wish to work with Trump after he takes office Friday.
The intelligence community in the last month published, and thin-based unclassified document, the claims that Russia is behind a series of hacks and cyber-tricks to undermine America’s confidence in the electoral process. There was no evidence, however, that Russia has changed votes or hacked in any voting software. In response, the Obama administration 35 Russian diplomats from the United States to be ejected, in addition to other actions.
Russia has denied all the charges.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.