Originally posted by FreakyKBH
When you say "reportedly," you really mean "most likely not at all," right?
Hook, line, sinker.
You can read the actual report here . The "sexual perversion" part is fairly entertaining (so far I've only read the first four of thirty five pages). Apparently he stayed in the Presidential suite in a hotel where Obama and his wife (who the report claims he hates) and paid prostitutes to give a "golden shower" display on the bed the Obamas had slept in because they had slept in it. My feeling there is so what? However the document further alleges that the FSB have enough material to blackmail the President Elect, although the report does not provide any details, merely saying that a former senior FSB official had claimed that.
On the positive side for Trump the report also states that he refused a number of lucrative building contracts in Russia.
The document was compiled by a freelance former British counter-intelligence officer, so this sounds like a former Security Service (aka MI5) officer rather than an SIS (MI6) officer. MI5 are the domestic operation and he or she would not have as much experience of operating abroad.
So, first of all you should take this seriously. Like all intelligence one has to be wary of drawing the conclusions one wants to without thought. It is not beyond the bounds of reason that he was being fed information by the Russians with the purpose of destabilizing the West. The plan would be first to get Trump elected and then undermine him and through him the American system of government. In that case some or all of the information may be false. However what I have read so far involves six different sources and the consultant would have noted inconsistencies in their stories.
I have to say, whether or not this is true it is plausible and that is the problem with Mr Trump.