Amid the political maelstrom surrounding the leaked, and wholly unverified, accusations of the Kremlin’s possession of compromising information on U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, a new Russian word entered the global lexicon, “kompromat.”
“The Kremlin has no kompromat on the president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in denying the allegations as “pulp fiction.”
“The Kremlin,” insisted Peskov, “does not engage in the collection of compromising materials.”
While the veracity of Peskov’s rejection of the Trump-related allegations remains anyone’s guess, his professed innocence of gathering damaging information immediately sent fact-check meters into the red.
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Source: Voice of America