The report states that calls like this made the Russians' intentions to meddle clear to US intelligence even if the truth of the Trump claim was unclear.
The contents of the conversations made clear to United States officials that Russian Federation was considering ways to influence the election, the report said.
Russian officials must be laughing at the US & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News. The Russians apparently believed "they had the ability to influence the administration" by using the derogatory information. Deputy Foreign Minister for Russia Sergei Ryabkov said the leaks undermine cooperation between the two countries and that the Kremlin is now only conducting basic level exchanges with the Trump administration because the government is concerned the information could be end up in the hands of the media. The sources did not name any of Trump's aides who were potentially discussed.
"He now lives within himself, which is a risky place for Donald Trump to be", one source who speaks with Trump told CNN.
On Sunday, in a dig at President Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a campaign rally: "The times in which we could completely depend on others are, to a certain extent, over".
A White House spokesman, earlier to CNN, offered a longer dismissal.
A White House spokesperson shrugged off the allegations as attempts to "smear the President". "The president in no way compromised any sources or methods in the course of this conversation". The reality is, a review of the President's income from the last ten years showed he had virtually no financial ties at all.
Despite denials, Trump is known to have had significant business links and dealings with the Russians in the past.
Eric later vehemently denied the claim by Dodson.
Trump just got back from his first overseas trip-during which Pope Francis seemed to poke fun at the preisdent's extra pounds-and things are reportedly spiraling downward for him particularly as the gravity of the ongoing probe into his adminstration's potential ties to Russian Federation sets back in. A criminal investigation by the Justice Department is being led by a special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to determine if anything illegal occurred.