Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway today called the allegations that the president-elect was compromised by Russian agents and that his aides were in cahoots with Russian hackers "unsubstantiated, uncorroborated."
"This is a report from the internet, not from the intelligence community, these 35 pages rife with misspellings, completely unverified," Conway said on "Good Morning America" today.
Conway added, "I don't even think this is fake news. I think it's just fake. I would take the news word right out of it."
She called it “nonsense from the internet.”
Trump tweeted Tuesday night seemingly in response to the news reports, "FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!"
FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
The unsubstantiated allegations were in a dossier Democratic political operatives gave to the FBI, as well as several news organizations, in August. Buzzfeed published the memos Tuesday night, neither proving nor disproving the authenticity of them. None of the allegations in these documents have been verified by ABC News.
The intelligence community reportedly presented Trump and President Obama a two-page summary of the unverifiable allegations in a classified intelligence briefing last week.
Conway declined to confirm that because she said it was a classified briefing. She also expressed concern that “we now have intelligence officials divulging information that they are sworn not to divulge.”
Conway also defended Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen, whose name appears the pages of the unverified document, against the accusations that in August he met with Kremlin officials in Prague, the Czech Republic.
“Dragging through the mud innocent people, as a way to add some flourish to what is already an unsubstantiated report, I think is troubling,” Conway said, adding that Cohen was in California and not Prague at the time.
“Michael Cohen has never been to Prague,” she said. “We looked at his passport.”
In another interview this morning, Conway told “CBS This Morning” that Trump would address the claims in his news conference scheduled for later today.