Three sources have confirmed the existence of a so-called "pee tape" that shows President Donald Trump in a sexually compromising position with Russian prostitutes.
BuzzFeed first published the claim in January, releasing a collection of memos gathered by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. The documents allege that the Trump campaign team had contacts with Russian secret operatives and that the Russian government has been "cultivating, supporting and assisting" Trump for five years at minimum.
It also claimed that Trump stayed in the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and hired Russian prostitutes to urinate on the bed. Trump knew that the Obamas had stayed there previously and wanted to watch the girls defile the bed.
The dossier claims that Russian authorities secretly filmed the scene unfold and is keeping the footage as a form of blackmail.
While nearly all allegations in the dossier had remained unverified for months, award-winning BBC journalist Paul Wood released a report in August saying that the "pee-tape" story may be true.
"There are, though, reports of witnesses in the hotel who corroborate [the story]," Wood writes for The Spectator, according to The Inquisitr. "These include an American who’s said to have seen a row with the hotel security over whether the hookers would be allowed up to Trump’s suite."
Wood then goes on to say that the Russian authorities may have even more compromising videos on Trump.
"Now claims are circulating of more tapes showing more extreme behavior," he wrote. "Expect these allegations to emerge in due course."
The dossier is being closely examined as part of the congressional investigations into Trump's possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has vehemently denied the allegations in the 35-page document, calling it "fake news," according to Newsweek.
In an interview with The New York Times, he maintained that Steele's accusations were completely fabricated.
"Now, that was totally made-up stuff.... I know a lot about those guys, they’re phony guys," said Trump. "They make up whatever they want. Just not my thing. Plus, I have witnesses, because I went there with a group of people."
Steele was hired to gather the information on Trump by Fusion GPS, a company that collects political intelligence. Fusion GPS' co-founder, Glenn Simpson, was called to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the dossier but refused to cooperate. His lawyer said that the committee violated Simpson's First Amendment rights.