US intelligence has confirmed several details in the explosive dossier about President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, an American intelligence official told BuzzFeed News on Friday.
CNN initially reported late Friday afternoon that parts of the 35-page dossier, which Trump has dismissed entirely as “fake news,” stood up under further investigation from US intelligence and law enforcement. But CNN said it has not confirmed whether any of the confirmed details relate to Trump.
An intelligence source told BuzzFeed News that CNN’s reporting was accurate, saying that the details that have been confirmed “are not the salacious allegations” of a sexual encounter in a Moscow hotel “but more about Trump’s relationship with Russia.” He declined to provide more details about the nature of that relationship, calling it “closely held.”
Additionally, the source said, some of the other confirmed details amount to things “no one will care about,” such as gossip among Russians who dislike Hillary Clinton.
Well that part about "no one" caring about this information is refuted by this article from CNN:
None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources would not confirm which specific conversations were intercepted or the content of those discussions due to the classified nature of US intelligence collection programs.
But the intercepts do confirm that some of the conversations described in the dossier took place between the same individuals on the same days and from the same locations as detailed in the dossier, according to the officials. CNN has not confirmed whether any content relates to then-candidate Trump.
The corroboration, based on intercepted communications, has given US intelligence and law enforcement "greater confidence" in the credibility of some aspects of the dossier as they continue to actively investigate its contents, these sources say.
Well I don't know about you, but corroboration that those phone calls documented in that dossier DID indeed take place is something that I certainly care about.
Okay well this does not necessarily prove that EVERYTHING in that dossier is accurate, but it certainly does lend it more credibility.
Personally I am of the mind that what was in the dossier is indeed accurate and THAT is why Putin rounded up, and even killed, some of those who may have knowledge of the information in that dossier or were connected to the hacking of the DNC.
This is just one more piece that reinforces the idea that Russia has information that they are using to control Donald Trump, and that some of that information is in the form of a video involving Russian prostitutes and their pee pee.