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By: M.J. Randolph | Truth Revolt

Remember when “news” agencies reported that Russia had “compromising personal and financial information” on newly elected Donald Trump? Well, these rumors turned out to be highly unreliable, but — just like that rumor that started about you in 8th grade — the unsavory gossip surrounding Trump refuses to die. The people spreading the rumors about Trump are journalists and — now! — a member of Congress.

The latest edition of the drama concerns Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California. No fan of Donald Trump, she made the media rounds to tell America that the newly elected President should be impeached.

On MSNBC, however, she went even further by bringing up the allegations of strange sexual behavior (known as golden showers) described in a now-discredited dossier. “They are absolutely true,” she said. The dossier to which she was referring had details of a supposed rendezvous between Trump with Russian prostitutes in Moscow. But there were some obvious flaws in this dossier. Namely, there were a “number of errors, including the misspelling of the Russian company Alfa Group and a misrepresentation of a settlement in Russia.”

During a Thursday appearace on MSNBC with Ali Velshi, this exchange occurred:

Waters: “We already know about the part about the coverage they have on him with sex actions is supposed to be true. They have said that’s absolutely true, some other things they kind of allude to.”

Velshi: “You say you think them to be true. How are we all going to find out what is true and what isn’t true? Does it help that you think so? Because unless you have information we don’t have, that’s an allegation.”

Waters: “You understand that I am saying the investigations must be done, the drilling down must be done.”

Of course, this was big news to all seventeen viewers of MSNBC… And as soon as Waters left the interview, she had her staff trying to mend bridges. The Daily Beast reports:

“[The congresswoman] was not leaking any classified or confidential information… instead she was referencing a passage on page 2 section 4 of the publicly available unverified Trump dossier that refers to what the dossier calls ‘The Moscow Ritz Carlton episode involving TRUMP,’ an episode that the dossier says was confirmed by a source whose information is redacted in the dossier.” Additionally, according to the aide, Waters was simply calling for an “investigation into the redacted source” and that she “remains largely focused on supporting that investigation.”

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