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Russia denies having any compromising information on US President-elect Donald Trump

'It is pulp fiction', Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied that Russian officials had any kind of “compromising information” on United States President-elect Donald Trump, Reuters reported. “It is an attempt to damage our bilateral relations. It is pulp fiction,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Two US officials on Tuesday had said that American intelligence agencies had presented US President Barack Obama and Trump with documents last week, alleging that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Peskov said that the alleged dossier was a hoax and was dreamt up to further harm relations between Russia and the US. He also dismissed allegations that he was personally involved in running a Russian campaign against Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “Hysteria is being whipped up to maintain a political witch hunt,” he said according to Reuters.

Buzzfeed on Wednesday published the entire two-page memo about the allegations. The website claims that Trump has been “cultivated” by the Kremlin and goes so far as to suggest the Russian intelligence agency may have videos of the US president-elect employing prostitutes.

On Wednesday, Trump said that Russia has never tried to use any leverage on him. “I have nothing to do with Russia – no deals, no loans, no nothing.” He said that he won an election and a great movement “was verified”. He criticised the intelligence agencies for having allowed this “fake news to leak” into the public. “Are we living in Nazi Germany?” he said.

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