Donald says he was NEVER briefed on fake dirty dossier and NEVER shown it by intelligence chiefs and ridicules its claim he was taped with Moscow hookers by confessing he’s a ‘germophobe’
President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference in 167 days on Wednesday – the first since his electoral win
Spoke after the release of report that top intelligence officials were presented with information that Russia may have gained compromising information on him
Went on offense immediately and called report fake – and slammed those who published it first
Also suggested it could have been leak from intelligence agents and called it ‘disgrace’ -‘that’s something Nazi Germany would have done’
Addressed allegation that he had prostitutes commit degrading sex acts on bed used by Obama saying: ‘I’m, also very much of a germaphobe’
Earlier Wednesday, Senator John McCain acknowledged passing dirt documents on Trump to the FBI after receiving them
He says he won’t be releasing his tax returns because ‘no one cares’ and they’re under audit
Says he is turning over ‘complete and total control’ of his business to sons Don Jr. and Eric
By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor
11 January 2017
Donald Trump furiously denied he was ever briefed on a dossier of claims passed to intelligence chiefs that he was secretly taped watching degrading sex acts by prostitutes in Moscow.
He said he was never shown or told about the claims – published in full by Buzzfeed after a report by CNN – when he met intelligence chiefs last week.
‘Does anyone believe that story? I’m also very much of a germophobe by the way,’ he said at a press conference in New York.
He stared down the assembled media for the first time since he won the election Wednesday and opened with a blistering attack on the press and the intelligence community after the release of an unproven dirt dossier on him.
‘It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen. And it was gotten by opponents of ours,’ Trump said.
‘Sick people – and they put that c**p together.’
Later, in a departure from his usual rhetoric, he said of election hacking: ‘I think it was Russian.’