Moby has claimed that members of the CIA asked him to share details of Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia because he had a large number of social media followers.
The DJ made the claim during a radio interview on Friday where he was asked about an Instagram post he made in February last year, a month after Trump’s inauguration.
In that post, Moby, 52, said that after speaking to ‘friends who worked in DC’, he could tell fans that Trump ‘was being blackmailed by the Russian government, not just for being peed on by Russian hookers, but for much more nefarious things.’
The reference was to the ‘dirty dossier’ of inaccurate accusations that was compiled by a former British intelligence officer which included a reference to the president being urinated on by prostitutes during a trip to Moscow.
Moby claims he has friends in the CIA who asked him to share details of the Trump Russia dossier last year on social media to ‘put the information out there’
Moby went on to say: ‘The Trump administration is in collusion with the russian government, and has been since day one.
‘I’m writing these things so that when/if these things happen there will be a public record beforehand.’
In his phone interview on Friday, he defended the post to Louisville station WFPK, and said the information was reliable and came from CIA insiders who were ‘truly concerned’ about the president.
‘Through years of touring and spending time in DC and New York, I’ve managed to make a few friends in the intelligence community and I guess it was about a year ago we were having dinner and they were really concerned, partially based on this Fusion GPS report on Trump essentially being run as a Russian agent.
‘These are some active and former CIA agents who were truly concerned.
‘They were like, “This is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Putin] has a Russian agent as the President of the United States”.
‘So they passed on some information to me and they said, like, “Look, you have more of a social media following than any of us do, can you please post some of these things just in a way that … sort of put it out there.”‘
In February last year, Moby shared this Instagram post after speaking to the ‘friends’ about the dossier. It had already been published by BuzzFeed
On Friday, Moby said things would get ‘a lot darker’ and accused the Trumps of having ties to ‘organized crime, sponsors of terrorism and Russian oligarchs’. He is pictured in June
The Manchurian Candidate is a 1959 fictional book which tells the story of a US politician who is brainwashed by Communists and controlled by them when he is in power. It was made into a film in 1962.
On Friday, Moby threatened that things would get ‘a lot darker’ and he accused Trump, his family and his businesses, of having ties to ‘organized crime, sponsors of terrorism and Russian oligarchs’.
‘It’s really disturbing and it’s going to get quite a lot darker. I guess we should all fasten our seatbelts and gold on.’
The dossier was produced by the Democrat-linked research firm Fusion GPS and former MI6 agent Christopher Steele.
It suggested that Trump was being blackmailed by the Russians over visits to Moscow which included the alleged prostitute encounter and claimed it was proof of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
The dossier was compiled by a former MI6 agent Christopher Steele for the political research firm Fusion GPS on behalf of Trump’s political opponents. It contained an unverified account of an encounter with Russian prostitutes
Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, who is mentioned in the report, sued BuzzFeed on Tuesday. BuzzFeed published the document in January 2017
All of the claims are unverfiied and have been hotly and repeatedly denied by the Trump campaign.
Last week, Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-serving lawyer who is frequently mentioned in it, filed a lawsuit against BuzzFeed who were the first to publish it in full last year.
The dossier, despite being dubbed ‘Fake News’ by the president and political commentators because of its unsubstantiated allegations, has become part of ongoing senate judiciary committee investigations into Trump’s alleged Russian involvement.
In August, Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson testified about it in front of the committee. He pleaded for his testimony, in which he claimed that a person had ‘died’ as a result of the dossier, to be made public but Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Committee,
On Tuesday, Dem. Sen. Diane Feinstein released it in full. She has since been slammed by the president who called her ‘sneaky’.