Senate Intelligence Committee Report References Possibly Affair Between Trump & Former Miss Moscow
A bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report released on Tuesday including allegations of improper sexual conduct between Donald Trump and a former Miss Moscow woman 20 years prior to his presidential run.
The report, which focused on examining whether Russia possessed damaging information about Trump, included testimony from Trump associates Robert Curran and Leon Black.
Curran told Senate investigators that Trump may have had a romantic relationship with the woman during the trip, and Black said he and Trump “might have been in a strip club together.” The trip occurred while Trump was married to his second wife, Marla Maples.
The report also stated that David Geovanis, an American businessman who was in Moscow during Trump’s 1996 visit, brought up the alleged after his inauguration early 2017.
Curran has reportedly asked Geovanis, “What exactly happened … did they hook up, or whatever?’’ To which he replied: “Yeah, well, I saw them again the next day and they were together, so.”
The report comes after years of allegations that Trump was somehow blackmailed by Russia.
British spy Christopher Steele raised similar allegations in a dossier about Trump’s trip in 2013 to Moscow. He wrote that there was video of him with prostitutes in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room, a claim the Senate report addressed but failed to reach a definite conclusion about.
The report says a Marriott executive told investigators that he overheard two colleagues who worked at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow talking about video footage showing Trump in an elevator with women.
The executive said the two colleagues said the video showed Trump “with several women” in the elevator, whom the colleague “implied to be ‘hostesses.’” They then moved to a more private location and he could not hear the rest of the conversation. However, the two colleagues mentioned told the committee they did not remember seeing any recording.
“The committee was not able to resolve these discrepancies,” the report said.
The Senate report claimed that the Moscow hotel is a “high counterintelligence risk environment” that has “at least one permanent Russian intelligence officer on staff, government surveillance of guests’ rooms and the regular presence of a large number of prostitutes, likely with at least the tacit approval of Russian authorities.”
However, despite these personal details about Trump’s dealings in Russia, the report “did not establish” that the Russian government had any compromising information about Trump and said there was no evidence the country had worked to blackmail him during the 2016 campaign.
The White House called the report a part of “a never-ending, baseless conspiracy theory peddled by radical liberals and their partners in the media” and reaffirmed what other reports had found previously – no tangible evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“After a special counsel, numerous other committee investigations and four prior reports from this committee, the Senate intelligence report affirms what we have known for years. There was absolutely no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.