Donald Trump did get a briefing from intelligence agencies that Russia was collecting compromising information. But, as NBC News notes, a bunch of the things released by BuzzFeed have not only not been authenticated, but have obvious errors.
On top of the major dossier, however, was a two page addendum with the really salacious stuff. Press reports last night suggested that had been part of the briefing with Donald Trump. But today, NBC News says Trump was never told:
A senior U.S. intelligence official with knowledge of the preparation for the meeting with Trump told NBC News that the president-elect was not briefed on the so-called two-page addendum to the dossier originally generated as part of anti-Trump Republican opposition research.
Multiple officials say that the summary was included in the material prepared for the briefers, but the senior official told NBC News that the briefing was oral and no actual documents were handed to the Trump team.
“Intel and law enforcement officials agree that none of the investigations have found any conclusive or direct link between Trump and the Russian government period,” the senior official said.
So, another episode of fake news pushed by a group of reporters no longer serving as objective journalists, but as a resistance of sorts to Trump.