President-elect Donald Trump was briefed last week on a report, prepared by a former Western intelligence official, that includes allegations - none of which have been externally verified - that the Russian government possesses personal and financial information that could be used to blackmail Trump, and that Trump's team has deep ties to the Russian government, multiple sources report.
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The unclassified, 35-page report had been circulating for months before being published Jan. 10 by Buzzfeed, which labeled the material "unverified and potentially unverifiable."
The report was prepared by a former MI6 official who now works as a private contractor. It alleges that...(continued)