A former Trump bodyguard told members of Congress that a Russian operative offered to “send five women” to Donald Trump’s Moscow hotel room after a 2013 business meeting, but the Trump camp turned the offer down.
According to NBC News, the pitch came after a meeting in preparation for the Miss Universe Pageant, which was held in Russia that year.
Longtime Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller shared the story as part of his testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Moscow meddling in the 2016 election.
Schiller told the panel he considered the offer a joke, and quickly put the kibosh on any hanky panky.
“We don’t do that type of stuff,” Schiller said, according to NBC.
Schiller was disputing allegations made in a Trump dossier, written by a former British intelligence operative and paid for by Democrats, that describes an encounter Trump allegedly had with prostitutes at the hotel during the pageant.
“Oh my God, that’s bull—-,” Schiller said, according to NBC.
That night, Schiller said, he discussed the conversation with Trump as the future President was making his way back to his hotel room, and they both laughed about it before Trump went to bed — alone.
Schiller, who followed Trump to the White House as director of Oval Office operations, said both he and Trump were aware of the risk of hidden cameras in Moscow hotel rooms.
Schiller, who was also Trump’s personal aide, said he spent a short time outside Trump’s door before going to his own hotel room, the report said.
President Trump listens to Director of Oval Office Operations Keith Schiller, who testified a Russian operative offered to “send five women” the future President’s hotel room.
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“We are appalled by the leaks that are coming from partisan insiders from the House Intelligence Committee,” said Stuart Sears, Schiller’s attorney.
“It is outrageous that the very Committee that is conducting an investigation into leaks — purportedly in the public interest — is itself leaking information and defaming cooperative witnesses like Mr. Schiller.”
The NBC report did not identify who made the offer to Trump, but the Associated Press reported earlier this year that pop star Emin Agalarov had offered to send prostitutes to Trump’s hotel room, and the Schiller, a former NYPD cop, refused the request.
Agalarov is the son of “the Donald Trump of Russia,” Aras Agalarov. The pair had helped bring the Miss Universe ceremony to Russia, and reportedly have tiesto Russian President Vladimir Putin.
An emailed offer from a middleman to Donald Trump Jr. in July of last year of “dirt” on Hillary Clinton courtesy of the Russian government supposedly originated with Emin Agalarov.
“Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting,” the email to Trump Jr. said.
During his two-hour session, Schiller denied any knowledge about the dossier’s allegations, and said he knew nothing about meetings between Russians and Trump associates.
White House aides have brushed off the dossier as an attempt by Trump’s opponents to discredit his presidency.