Russian President Vladimir Putin in his meeting with President Donald Trump in Finland did not deny that the Russian government may have “compromising information” about Trump and his family.
Asked by The Associated Press’ Jonathan Lemire during an extraordinary press conference with Trump in Helsinki, Finland, Putin acknowledged the “rumors,” before evading the question.
Among the rumors is the infamous “pee tape” or “golden showers,” a recording which purports to contain footage of Trump and urinating prostitutes at a Moscow hotel in 2013, when the then-reality television star and “Miss Universe” owner was there for that year’s pageant hosted in Moscow.
Asked if he has compromising material on Trump, Putin replies: "I did hear these rumours. When President Trump visited Moscow back then, I didn't even know he was in Moscow… Nobody informed me that he was in Moscow… Please disregard these issues."
— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) July 16, 2018
Putin DOES NOT DENY that he has compromising material on Trump. He merely says that Putin didn't know Trump was in Moscow.
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) July 16, 2018
Trump said: “If they had it, it would have been out long ago.”
That was the last question of the press conference, which has ended.