U.S. President Donald Trump's bodyguard, who was with him during a 2013 trip to Russian Federation, reportedly told the House Intelligence Committee that he denied an offer to send "five women" to Trump's hotel room. But Schiller said the offer did not come from Agalarov himself, the sources said, disputing the Daily Caller report on that matter.
One source noted that Schiller testified he eventually left Trump's hotel room door and could not say for sure what happened during the remainder of the night.
Schiller insisted that he and Trump laughed about the offer as they left, and that he guarded the mogul's hotel room for the rest of the day before going to bed.
Appearing before the House Intelligence Committee, Schiller, numerous sources told NBC on Thursday, described a 2013 incident that made such a scenario if not likely, then at least plausible.
These allegations were found in the dirty dossier, intelligence gathered by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, which was opposition research partially financed by an unnamed Republican, along with Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The House Intelligence Committee is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The two men laughed about it before Trump went to bed.
Keith Schiller, deputy assistant to the president and director of Oval Office operations, talks to President Donald Trump during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2017.
According to sources with direct knowledge of Schiller's four-hour long testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the former director of Oval Office operations adamantly rejected numerous allegations made in a collection of explosive memos written by Christopher Steele, a veteran British spy, alleging ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
"This conduct is indefensible and calls into question the credibility and motives of the Committee's investigation", attorney Stuart Sears said of the leaks.