Over the last few days there’s been a flurry of tweets, articles and press releases from the While House and other journalists surrounding the subject of a dossier.
What does this dossier contain?
It is reportedly filled of false articles and statements regarding President Donald Trump, published by different reporters that include Washington Post journalist, David Fahrenthold
Want to know what it’s all about?
Read up on the facts below:
The Daily Caller Reports:
Deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere says that the administration is compiling a “dossier” of “false” articles published by reporters regarding President Donald Trump.
Deere originally discussed the dossier with The Washington Post when asked for comment on a story titled, “Room rentals, resort fees and furniture removal: How Trump’s company charged the U.S. government more than $900,000.”
"The Washington Post is blatantly interfering with the business relationships of the Trump Organization, and it must stop,” he stated. “Please be advised that we are building up a very large ‘dossier’ on the many false David Fahrenthold and others stories as they are a disgrace to journalism and the American people, ” Deere told WAPO. (RELATED: Latest FEC Filings Show Trump Victory Committee Spending $401,163.60 At Trump Properties In 1 Month)
When asked to clarify by Daily Caller, Deere simply answered that he had “nothing to add.”
The Washington Examiner also reported on the story:
[David] Fahrenthold asked on social media if anyone could send him a copy of the file they've compiled.
He said, "If you know anything about a dossier the White House has supposedly compiled on me, let me know (or send me a copy)!"
The Washington Post declined to comment when contacted by the Washington Examiner.
The Washington Post's story detailed how federal agencies have spent nearly $1 million at Trump properties since he took office despite his campaign promise to “completely isolate” himself from the family's business ventures.
This Washington Post article is one of the articles that started this situation and calls for drastic measures from Deputy White House press secretary:
The Secret Service had asked for a room close to the president. But Mar-a-Lago said it was too late. The room was booked. Would agents like a room across the street from the president, instead?
“I do have a Beach Cabana available,” a staff member at President Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Fla., wrote in March 2017 to a Secret Service agent seeking rooms for the upcoming weekend. “Across the street at the Beach Club, North end of the pool.”
The next time, the Secret Service didn’t take the same risk. It paid Mar-a-Lago to book rooms for two weeks at a time — locking them up before the club could rent them to others, according to newly released records and emails.
For Trump’s club, it appeared, saying no to the Secret Service had made it a better customer. The agency was paying for rooms on nights when Trump wasn’t even visiting — to be ready just in case Trump decided to go, one former Trump administration official said. Trump has now visited his own properties 271 times as president, according to a Washington Post tally — including a visit Thursday, when he met with GOP donors at his D.C. hotel.
Through these trips, Trump has brought the Trump Organization a stream of private revenue from federal agencies and GOP campaign groups. Federal spending records show that taxpayers have paid Trump’s businesses more than $900,000 since he took office. At least $570,000 came as a result of the president’s travel, according to a Post analysis.