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- John McCain sent an emissary to meet the former British spy in December
- Mr McCain handed over the dossier to FBI Director James Comey in December
- However, the FBI already had a copy of the explosive dossier since August
- Both the Kremlin and Donald Trump have strongly denied the allegations
Leading Republican senator John McCain handed over an explosive dossier on Donald Trump's alleged links to the FBI in December.
The alarming report contains allegations, which if true, show deeply compromising personal and financial information on Trump.
Senator McCain, who was branded as 'not a war hero because he was captured' by Trump, received the dossier which was collated by a former British MI6 agent.
The dossier claims Russian authorities filmed Trump in a Moscow hotel room with two prostitutes who 'defiled a bed' which had previously been used by President Barack Obama
John McCain sent an emissary to meet the source to collect a copy of the dossier in December which he handed over to FBI Director James Comey, who already had a copy since August
McCain, who was shot down during the Vietnam War spent five years as a prisoner of war and refused to option of early release despite being routinely beaten.
US intelligence agencies have claim that Russian spies hacked the Democratic National Committee and leaked damaging emails designed to undermine Hillary Clinton's campaign for president.
The new information, which has not been independently verified, claims that Russian officials also gathered highly damaging information on Trump, but only released the details attacking Clinton through the WikiLeaks website.
The Kremlin has denied all of the allegations, while Trump tweeted: 'FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT'.
However, McCain was so concerned about the information contained within the 35-page dossier, which included allegations that Trump had hired prostitutes in Moscow to urinate on a bed that had previously been used by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
CNN reported that intelligence chiefs had presented Trump with a two-page summary of the dossier late last week following a briefing with President Obama.
Trump has consistently denied that Russian intelligence agencies had launched a massive cyber attack ahead of last November's election.
The dossier which McCain passed to FBI Director James Comey was compiled by the former MI6 man who is believed to have excellent contacts within Russia.
The memos describe sex videos involving prostitutes filmed during a 2013 visit by Trump to a luxury Moscow hotel, supposedly as a potential means for blackmail.
They also suggest Russian officials proposed lucrative deals in order to win influence over the Republican real estate magnate.
The dossier was compiled by a former member of the British Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6, based in Vauxhall Cross in central London, pictured,
The former MI6 man had been hired to conduct 'opposition research' on the Trump campaign.
However, the former spy was so alarmed at some of the information he had uncovered, he passed a copy of his report to the FBI in August, more than two months before the election.
Russia denied the claims, with President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov telling journalists: 'The Kremlin does not have compromising information on Trump.'
The Kremlin spokesman called the dossier a 'total fake' and 'an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations'.
Earlier, the Kremlin had denied hacking the Democratic National Committee and leaking information to deliberately weaken Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Donald Trump's transition team has repeatedly denied allegations that it had received any help from Moscow.