One of our proudest moments was being one of the first outlets to report on the rumored “Donald Trump pee tape.” But is the Donald Trump pee tape real? A reporter at Paste has shown that Donald Trump Jr. may have just confirmed it.
The Pee Tape Backstory
If you’re not up to date on your Presidential scandals (God knows there’s enough of them), a memo was leaked in early January claiming that the Russians had a large amount of compromising information on Trump.
The memo had a lot of damning information. It claimed that Russia had been assisting Trump for at least five years. It also said that Trump and his crew have “accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals.”
The most salacious bombshell from the memo was the claim that the Kremlin has material which they can use to blackmail Trump. And that includes…. well, let’s just let the memo say it:
However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit TRUMP’s personal obsessions and sexual perversion in order to obtain suitable “kompromat” (compromising material) on him. According to Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s (perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew President and Mrs. OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a “golden showers” (urination) show in front of him. The hotel was known to be under FSB control with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything they wanted to.
Donald Trump Jr. Meets With A Russian Lawyer
Let’s jump forward to today. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., has been accused of meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election. Trump Jr. met with her because she claimed to have information on Hillary Clinton Trump’s campaign could use against her.
To defend himself, Trump Jr. released emails proving…. the meeting did happen. (Whoops!) And in so doing — as Paste‘s Roger Sollenberger points out — publically confirmed some of the details in the original memo.
In the memo, Source D — who claimed to be present during the recording of the alleged pee tape — confirmed that the Kremlin had been giving Trump’s team intelligence on his opponents (including Clinton).
Donald Trump Was In Moscow When the Alleged Pee Tape Was Said to Be Shot
Sollenberger says Agalarov family had set up the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow as a way to promote a pop star, Emin Agalarov — Araz’ son.
Trump appears in a music video for the star:
The video is shot in the Moscow Ritz-Carlton Hotel… over the same time as the alleged “pee tape”. This places Trump not only in Moscow at the time the “pee tape” was allegedly recorded — but at the Ritz-Carlton, where it was allegedly shot.
If that weren’t enough, Rob Goldstone — the intermediary who set up the Trump Jr. meeting — posted lots of photos of himself with Trump with the Agalarovs.
The Agalarovs’ lawyers have denied everything in the Trump Jr. emails — even though Trump Jr. has said they’re real.
Who Is Source D?
Through all this work — Sollenberger claims he’s unearthed the true identity of Source D. The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post have claimed, based on anonymous sources that Source D was Sergei Millian. But Sollenberger points out that the information about Source D doesn’t match Millian.
Who does it match? Sollenberger says it’s Rob Goldstone, the man who “organized and managed” Trump’s trips to Moscow — just as Source D is described as doing in the memo.
So, Is the Donald Trump Pee Tape Real?
Finally the potential “smoking gun” — the mention of the June meeting in the memo has only one source: D. But the “pee tape” has four sources.
So, is the Donald Trump pee tape real? We still don’t know for certain — and likely won’t unless it’s actually released. But Sollenberger lays out a compelling case.
For more details, read Roger Sollenberger’s article in Paste.
Featured image by Gage Skidmore.