- Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:36 PM
Washington, 11 January 2017 (MIA) - US President-elect Donald Trump has reacted furiously to allegations that Russia has compromising material on him, saying Moscow has "never tried to use leverage on me", the BBC reports.
Mr Trump condemned US intelligence agencies for allowing "fake news" to "leak" into the public, asking: "Are we living in Nazi Germany?"
The claims say his election campaign communicated with Moscow and also contain suggestions of prostitute use.
Russia also angrily denied the claims.
Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, said the allegations were "pulp fiction" and a "clear attempt to damage relations".
In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said: "Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!
"I win an election easily, a great "movement" is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!
"Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?"
Mr Trump is due to hold his first news conference as president-elect later on Wednesday.
Last week, US intelligence agencies reportedly presented the new claims - in the form of a two-page synopsis - to the president-elect, to President Barack Obama and to congressional leaders, CNN said on Wednesday.
The 35-page dossier of memos was published in full by Buzzfeed.
Also last week, US intelligence agencies released another unclassified report saying Russia ran a hacking campaign to influence the US presidential elections. lk/16:35
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