by Aaron Klein, Breitbart:
TEL AVIV — Cody Shearer, a shadowy former tabloid journalist who has long been closely associated with various Clinton scandals, has been traveling across Europe for more than six months in an alleged effort to secure purported evidence of compromising material possessed by the Russians related to President Donald Trump, according to a new report.
There is no known evidence that any such anti-Trump “kompromat,” or compromising material, actually exists. Much of the report focused on attempts to secure an alleged video of Trump engaged in sordid sexual acts with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013 even though there has never been credible evidence presented to substantiate the existence of such a video.
The New York Times reported on Friday:
Cody Shearer, an American political operative with ties to the Democratic Party, has been crisscrossing Eastern Europe for more than six months to secure the purported kompromat from a different Russian, said people familiar with the efforts, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid damaging their relationship with him.
Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up.
Mr. Shearer’s efforts grew out of work he first began during the 2016 campaign, when he compiled a pair of reports that, like the dossier, also included talk of a video and Russian payoffs to Trump associates. It is not clear what, if anything, Mr. Shearer has been able to purchase.
The details about Shearer were contained toward the lower portion of a larger New York Times story titled, “U.S. Spies, Seeking to Retrieve Cyberweapons, Paid Russian Peddling Trump Secrets.” The article cites American and European intelligence officials describing a secretive campaign to allegedly pay a Russian businessman with murky ties to Russian intelligence and a history of money laundering for the delivery of purportedly stolen National Security Agency cyber weapons.
According to the officials, the Russian didn’t produce any stolen N.S.A. tools. Instead, he claimed to have possessed what the Times report characterized as “unverified and possibly fabricated information involving Mr. Trump and others, including bank records, emails and purported Russian intelligence data.”
The Russian claimed to have video of Trump engaged in sexual acts with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013, the sources stated. The Times related that despite those claims “there remains no evidence that such a video exists.”
The infamous, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier produced by the controversial Fusion GPS firm and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee similarly contained the unsubstantiated charge that Russia had potential blackmail information in the form of Trump consorting with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013.
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