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Golden Showers and Blackmail: Everything You Need to Know About the Trump Report

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Though President Barack Obama's farewell address dominated the news Tuesday night, a story about his successor was also taking social media by storm.

An unverified intelligence report alleges Donald Trump has bigly ties to Russia.

But most of Twitter was taken by one particularly salacious claim about the president-elect.

Read on for all the latest on this scandal, including claims Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed the Obamas once slept in.

The dossier

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed published a 20-page document purported to be prepared by a British intelligence officer, which has been circulating in the Beltway for weeks.

BuzzFeed was careful to stress the claims within it — and its origins — are unverified and the report itself "includes some clear errors."

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The golden shower

But the claim that had everyone talking? That in 2013, President-elect Trump hired "a number of prostitutes to perform a 'golden showers' (urination) show in front of him" at the Moscow Ritz Carlton on a bed where the Obamas had slept during an official state visit.

The report cites a number of redacted sources for the story and claims Russian intelligence agents used knowledge of the alleged incident as kompromat — aka potential blackmail.

Trump "hates" Michelle Obama

The report also indicates the incoming president has some strong feelings about our first lady.

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There's a 'kompromat' file on Hillary, too...

...Though not nearly as interesting by comparison.

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The Russian kompromat on Trump's opponent supposedly focuses more on bugged conversations contradicting her public positions on certain policies rather than "details/evidence of unorthodox or embarrassing behavior."

Trump has been aided by Russia "for several years"

The report further accuses the president-elect of gaining "valuable intelligence" on his opponents, including Hillary.

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He was also supposedly offered "lucrative real estate development business deals," though he has not accepted any of these.

The report contains numerous errors

There is a lot in the report to raise suspicions of its authenticity. For one, it incorrectly spells Russian investment interest Alfa Group as Alpha Group.

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Trump has responded to the report on Twitter

The 45th president used his favorite communication method to shoot down the reports, calling it a "total political witch hunt" and asking, "Are we living in Nazi Germany?"

Russia also struck down the legitimacy of the report

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov denied the existence of kompromat on Trump.

“These allegations are untrue and are totally made up,” the statement reads.

“This is called pulp fiction and [such publication] is an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations,” Peskov continued.

Trump's lawyer has responded to the report

Michael Cohen, special counsel to the President-elect, is also named several times in the dossier. He called the allegations "totally fake and totally inaccurate" in a statement to The Atlantic.

He also tweeted a pic of his passport, writing "I have never been to Prague in my life."

(We do feel it's important to mention the photo is of the cover of his passport, not the stamps within it.)

Kellyanne Conway addressed the report on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

In another surreal moment, the senior White House advisor appeared on late night TV Wednesday, where host Seth Meyers asked her about the report.

She stressed that none of the sources or claims had been confirmed, implied Hillary's interests were behind the investigations, and claimed Trump had not been briefed on the document, despite press claims to the contrary.

Trump further dismissed the claims in a press conference Wednesday

“Does anyone really believe that story? I’m also very much of a germaphobe, by the way, believe me,” Trump said.

He also called CNN "fake news"

Near the end of his press conference, Trump refused a question from CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta telling him his organization is "terrible" and saying, "You are fake news," when pressed further.

But back to that germaphobe comment…

The thing about Donald Trump's germaphobia defense is he's refuted that rumor in the past.

In a 2015 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, presidential hopeful Trump was asked if he, a rumored germaphobe, would "kiss babies and shake hands on the [campaign trail]."

"I'm not germophobic. I do it," he replied. "In Iowa, I must have shaken 2,000 hands — and those were only the ones that were next to me."

'Wall Street Journal' IDs report author

A Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday afternoon alleges the author of the report is former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

The 52-year-old is one of two directors at Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd., a "leading corporate intelligence consultancy."