Everything you need to know about Trump’s rumored Russian orgy sex tape

UPDATE, January 10, 2017:  BuzzFeed News obtained a treasure trove of memos from the intelligence community and, among several allegations in the dossier includes one episode that took place during the Obama presidency — i.e. while Donald was married to Melania — and involves Trump being caught on camera in a golden shower with Russian sex workers. So maybe that’s the rumored Russian orgy video that’s being discussed below? Still uncertain.

Over the last few days, reports of varying levels of dubiousness have sought to connect Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Russia via Cold War era fear-inducing tones but abstruse and ill-defined content, and now we’ve got a possible sex tape on our hands. How did we get here?

First there was an exhaustive Slate report Monday night (seriously, it’s way long, read our CliffsNotes version instead) that detailed how a Trump Organization email server was communicating with a Russian bank in a curious and suspicious manner, which could have either been some crazy spy shit, or a spam marketing email repeatedly bouncing back from one of the two servers. Turns out it was probably the latter.

The same night, NBC News revealed that the FBI is investigating former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort over alleged business ties to Russia and Ukraine. News of those ties is nothing new, but the thing is, the FBI has not confirmed even a preliminary inquiry into Manafort, and he (of course) says it’s a bunch of baloney.

The latest, seven days out from Election Night, is a Mother Jones story that alleges the Kremlin has been colluding with Trump for five years, assisting him in the form of intel on his political rivals, and is blackmailing him to act as their agent and pursue Russian interests within the U.S.

“Blackmailing him with what?” seems to be the big question. Probably sex stuff, says political media folk.

To be sure, since before the third debate, we and other peeps have been anticipating race-ending oppo dump that would be the final nail in Trump’s coffin. Some people “in the know” have confirmed its supposed existence, with most bets suggesting it’s tape of the Republican nominee from his “Apprentice” days casually dropping the N-word. Others thought it’d come before the final debate, but now, if it’s going to happen, safe bet is for over the weekend before November 8 to maximize GOP demoralization and let Hillary Clinton ride her early voter lead to victory.

But what if this final Trump dump isn’t an alleged N-word tape, (or at least, just that) but a tape of another variety? All this speculation was initiated by one line in the Mother Jones report that suggests the Russians “compromised” Trump on one of his many visits to the country to promote building projects in Moscow.

Filling in the gaps for you, and finally getting back to the lede, journos and political operatives have rumored that Trump got into Putin’s pocket via participation in Russian orgies. Yes, we’re talking about the possible existence of a Trump sex tape.

To stress, there’s no evidence of such a tape or its supposed contents beyond whispers and gossip (though, Trump’s own characterizations of his sexual exploits and allegations of his participation in sex parties of the less than legal variety likely lend the hearsay credence for many). The Mother Jones story is based on an unnamed source who is said to have worked for an unnamed intel agency of an unnamed “Western” country who sent unnamed FBI agents numerous memos detailing the alleged ties between Trump and the Russians at their request. The FBI, as is their wont, is not commenting on the matter. There’s no description of just what specific information the Russians have been providing Trump to assist him, either.

In other words, it’s much easier to believe a former “Apprentice” producer that there’s video of Trump saying some racist shit. All that said,

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