Since January, the world has been captivated one mysterious item, a MacGuffin that could finally bring down Donald Trump and is also deeply, wonderfully hilarious: the Donald Trump pee tape. First teased in BuzzFeed’s famous Trump dossier, the pee tape is supposedly a bit of blackmail that the Russian government has on Trump that features him in a Russian hotel room watching as two sex workers pee on a bed that Barack and Michelle Obama once slept in. It’s gross, it hints toward a deeper connection between Trump and the Russian government he admires so much, and—once again—it’s just super funny.
The pee tape has yet to be released, but the man who put together the Trump dossier—former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele—is standing by his investigation, claiming in a new book by Guardian journalist Luke Harding that his findings in the dossier are “70 percent to 90 percent accurate.” This comes from The Guardian, whose story also touches on the immediate aftermath of Steele compiling the dossier, with a team of FBI investigators reportedly responding in “shock and horror” to what he claimed to have uncovered. In the lead-up to last year’s election, though, his FBI contacts cut him off and refused to go public with any information he had on possible ties between Trump and Russia, with Steele believing he had a “radioactive hot potato.”
Still, the larger point is that Steele is highly respected in the intelligence community and he believes that at least 70 percent of his Trump dossier is accurate. Statistically, that means there’s a very good chance the portion of his investigation that included the pee tape is included in that 70 percent, and even if it’s not, the fact that he believes so much of it is accurate means that there could still be at least some shred of truth to the pee tape story. Perhaps there was only one Russian sex worker. Perhaps the pee tape is an audio recording and not a video. Or maybe it’s not a tape at all but a comic book that Donald Trump drew about the one time he allegedly hired sex workers to pee on a bed that the Obamas once slept in.
The only way to know for sure would be for someone to release this pee tape/comic book, which will hopefully happen sooner rather than later.