MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow walks through new reporting that bolsters Trump dossier's 'golden showers' allegation
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Though it remains unclear whether the most salacious detail of the "golden showers" dossier is actually true, reporting on Donald Trump's 2013 trip to Moscow may highlight the ways the Kremlin used sexual acts the future president witnessed or engaged in as leverage against him.


Discussing excerpts from David Corn and Michael Isikoff's new book "Russian Roulette," MSNBC's Rachel Maddow outlined key passages from the book that could lend credence to the allegation that Trump in 2013 hired Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed that then-President Barack Obama slept on.

Maddow noted that although Corn and Isikoff's book asks more questions than it answers on the alleged incident that gave the dossier its notorious nickname, "they have lots of new detail about that allegation" — including that Trump did in fact book the Ritz-Carlton "presidential" suite where Obama once stayed.

Along with getting "very specific" about the time frame during which the incident would have to have taken place on Trump's single night in Moscow, the book's authors quote Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the dossier, as lacking confidence in the "golden showers kompromat tape allegation."

In earlier segments of the book published by Mother Jones, Isikoff and Corn also detailed an anecdote that took place in a "raunchy" Moscow nightclub called "The Act." Trump, along with a British publicist and Russian singer who also attended the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016, "were photographed in the lobby by a local paparazzi," and upon hearing the future president may attend, the club's managers "arranged to have plenty of Diet Coke on hand" for him.

"The owners had also discussed whether they should prepare a special performance for the developer," the passage read, "perhaps a dominatrix who would tie him up onstage or a little-person transvestite Trump impersonator—and nixed the idea."

The Act, the book continued, was known to feature at least two "golden showers" performances. Photos of Trump at the club later surfaced following the publication of the passage.

Watch Maddow walk through the allegations below, via MSNBC: