President-elect Donald Trump continued excoriating the forces behind the published document of unsubstantiated accusations of compromising behavior, accusing his political rivals for leaking the document prepared by a private investigator, Breitbart reports.
“It now turns out that the phony allegations against me were put together by my political opponents and a failed spy afraid of being sued,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, adding, “Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans – FAKE NEWS!”
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It now turns out that the phony allegations against me were put together by my political opponents and a failed spy afraid of being sued….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2017
The Wall Street Journal reported that former British spy Christopher Steele, now the director of a private investigation firm, prepared the document.
According to the New York Times, a wealthy Republican donor funded political opposition group Fusion GPS to investigate Trump. The investigation was continued by Hillary Clinton’s Democratic supporters, and the group hired Steele to investigate Trump.advertisement - story continues below
On Friday morning, the President-elect referred to “my people” getting an intelligence report on the document “within 90 days.”