KEY POINTS

  • The "pee tape" allegedly showed Trump watching two prostitutes pee on a bed at the Ritz-Carlton
  • Trump denied the allegation during a Republic donor retreat
  • The former British spy was previously hired to look into Trump's potential ties to Russia

Former British spy Christopher Steele believes that former President Donald Trump’s infamous "pee tape" video likely exists and could possibly be in the possession of Russians. 

During an interview on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday, the former British spy speculated that the Russian government hasn’t released the infamous videotape because Trump gave them "pretty good value" when he was in the White House. 

"I think it probably does [exist]," he told Stephanopoulos. "It hasn't needed to be released because I think the Russians felt they'd got pretty good value out of Donald Trump when he was president of the U.S."

The infamous "pee tape," which Steele first claimed in his dossier, allegedly shows Trump in the presidential suite at Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel watching two prostitutes perform sexual acts, including peeing on a bed that the Obamas supposedly slept on before.

The incident was allegedly filmed by the FSB, Russia’s main state security agency, which had installed microphones and hidden cameras in many of the rooms at the Ritz-Carlton. The "golden showers" allegedly occurred in 2013, when Trump was scheduled to attend the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, before he was even president, according to the dossier.

There has been no evidence to support the existence of the tape so far. Jane Mayer, an author for The New Yorker, also noted the sources who told Steele about the "pee tape" did not see or spoke to the prostitutes allegedly involved in the incident. 

"The allegation was attributed to four sources, but their reports were secondhand—nobody had witnessed the event or tracked down a prostitute, and one spoke generally about 'embarrassing material,'" Mayer wrote.

Trump has also denied the allegation. During a private speech at a Republic donor retreat Thursday in Palm Beach, Florida, he said he's "not into golden showers," according to The Washington Post

In a book written by James Comey, the former FBI director also said that Trump repeatedly denied the tape’s existence, according to The Cut

“I’m a germaphobe. There’s no way I would let people pee on each other around me. No way,” Trump allegedly told him. 

Steele is a former MI6 operative and Russian specialist. He was previously hired by Fusion GPS, a private political research firm that was later hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign to look into Trump’s potential ties to Russia.

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