As if tensions weren't already high enough at the White House!
Earlier this week, BuzzFeed released a 35-page report claiming Russian operatives were blackmailing Donald Trump with damaging information — and also suggested the businessman was into the occasional golden shower.
The President-elect blasted the unsubstantiated report as "false and fake," and compared the intelligence briefing leak to something that would happen in "Nazi Germany."
And while such a report may raise the eyebrows of Trump's critics, it didn't necessarily spark concern — or even curiosity — from the outgoing President.
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On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden confirmed that he and President Barack Obama were also briefed last week by intelligence officials on claims that Russia may have compromising information on the incoming POTUS.
Top intelligence chiefs provided both Obama and Biden with a two-page written synopsis of the claims, which came from a lengthy report compiled by a former British intelligence operative based on Russian sources.
The VP's office confirmed that both politicians were briefed about the claims — Biden even read the entire 35-page report — but said neither Biden nor Obama asked for more information about them.
According to Biden, intelligence officials felt obligated to inform Obama because they were planning on telling Trump — but apparently POTUS wasn't that impressed with the report, allegedly asking:
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