President Donald Trump's former Trump Organization Director of Security Keith Schiller testified in Congress this week that following a business meeting Trump held in Russia after the conclusion of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant he was offered by a Russian to have five women sent to his Moscow hotel room.
Schiller's testimony was reported on by American media outlets Thursday, based on sources who were privy to his testimony.
Two of the sources said Schiller recounted in his testimony before the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee that he considered the proposal to be a joke and immediately retorted, "We don't do that type of stuff."
Schiller testified he'd discussed the proposal with Trump on the way to the latter's hotel room and that the two shared a laugh about it, before the future president went to sleep—alone.
"I waited outside Trump's room for a bit and then went to bed myself," he said. Schiller claimed he was certain nothing transpired in Trump's room after he'd left, despite not staying near the room.
He further testified to he and Trump were aware of the possibility of Moscow's hotel rooms being equipped with hidden cameras.
The interest generated by Trump's exploits in Moscow while he was still a private citizen stems from claims—which have not yet been proven one way or the other—Russia has compromising information on the American president, which makes him a potential target of Russia extortion.
The sources who divulged the details of Schiller's testimony to American media said he spoke about the incident while providing a statement firmly denying claims by a former British intelligence operative that Trump met prostitutes in a Moscow hotel during the pageant.
"Oh my God, that's bull****," Schiller is said to have exclaimed in response.
Schiller started working for Trump as a body guard, and was later made Director of Security and the president's aide.
The American political system is still in turmoil on the heels of the investigation examining alleged ties Trump's campaign officials may have had with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential elections.
American intelligence agencies have determined many Russian elements were acting on behalf of the Kremlin during said elections to influence their result, pushing for Trump's election on the assumption it would improve Moscow's lot.