President Donald Trump‘s former security chief said in private testimony before the House intelligence committee that he had rejected a Russian offer to send five women to Trump’s hotel room in 2013.
At the time, Trump was in Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant. Keith Schiller, who was both bodyguard and personal aide to Trump, recalled to the House committee that he had laughed off the offer as a joke, even telling Trump about it later.
He said that Trump had laughed about the offer as well.
When asked about the offer, Schiller said that he could not recall who it was that made it. Multiple sources have said that the offer came from someone close to Emin Agalarov, the pop star who is the son of a Russian oligarch, though Schiller testified that it was not Agalarov himself.
During his testimony, Schiller reportedly testified that he didn’t know anything about the salacious rumors published in a now infamous dossier.
He also claimed that he didn’t know anything about meetings between Russians and some of Trump’s associates and denied knowing anything about the decision made by Trump to fire then FBI Director James Comey. In that matter, Schiller said that his only involvement had been to deliver the letter to the FBI.
Schiller’s testimony is just one of many as the investigation into Russian involvement in Trump’s campaign and the 2016 election generally continues.