— Keri Douglas (@keridouglas) June 4, 2017
Hmm … Reuters says Putin denied it.
So did CNBC.
Russia's Putin denies having compromising information on Trump https://t.co/orHEuaBLGU
— CNBC (@CNBC) June 4, 2017
This is the relevant part of the article NBC was referring to:
Asked whether “you have something damaging on our president?” Putin — who once worked as a KGB recruiter — replied: “Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Where would we get this information from?”
“Why, did we have some special relationship with him?” Putin asked. “We didn’t have any relationship at all. There was a time when he used to come to Moscow. But you know, I never met with him. We have a lot of Americans who visit us.”
The well-known spin master then attempted to turn the tables.
“Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russia,” Putin said. “Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Have you all lost your senses over there?”
Yep, pretty solid denial by Putin. NBC News flat out lied.
They were forced to correct themselves:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 5, 2017