Trump’s longtime bodyguard told Congress this week that after a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to “send five women” to Donald Trump’s hotel room in Moscow, NBC News reports.
Two sources tell NBC News that the bodyguard, Keith Schiller, viewed the offer as a joke, and immediately responded, “We don’t do that type of stuff.”
NBC News reports:
The two sources said Schiller’s comments came in the context of him adamantly disputing the allegations made in the Trump dossier, written by a former British intelligence operative, which describes Trump having an encounter with prostitutes at the hotel during the pageant. Schiller he described his reaction to that story as being, “Oh my God, that’s bull—-,” two sources said.
The conversation with the Russian about the five women took place after a morning meeting about the pageant in Moscow broke up, two sources said. That night, two sources said, Schiller said he discussed the conversation with Trump as Trump was walking back to his hotel room, and Schiller said the two men laughed about it as Trump went to bed alone. Schiller testified that he stood outside Trump’s hotel room for a time and then went to bed.
One source said that Schiller testified he eventually left Trump’s hotel room door and could not say for sure what happened during the remainder of the night.
The dossier makes the salacious claim that on his Moscow trip Trump employed prostitutes to urinate on a hotel room bed once slept on by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Trump’s Ritz Carlton room was said to have been bugged, with a videotape of the incident in the possession of Russia’s FSB security agency. If the tape exists, it would give the Russian government leverage over the president.
The claim has led to Steele’s findings being dubbed the “pee tape” dossier or “golden shower” dossier.
Trump has called the dossier “fake” and “totally made-up stuff.”
At a press conference in January, Trump addressed the “pee tape” claims saying that “I’m also very much of a germaphobe, by the way, believe me.”
Trump has also confirmed that Schiller was with him on the 2013 trip.
“Keith was there,” Trump told The New York Times in July. “He said, ‘What kind of crap is this?’ I went there for one day for the Miss Universe contest, I turned around, I went back. It was so disgraceful. It was so disgraceful.”
Schiller left his position as head of Oval Office operations in August.