US spies bilked for RM393,000 by Russian peddling Trump secrets

US spies bilked for RM393,000 by Russian peddling Trump secrets

The secretive agency rarely issues any kind of comment, but came out on Saturday (Feb 10) to deny the report in The New York Times and a similar one in The Intercept, an online journal focusing on national security issues. "Each tweet looked completely benign but was in fact a message to the Russians", the report said.

The NSA reportedly paid about $100,000 to the Russian in hopes of recovering Shadow Brokers data, but cut off the deal when he instead presented information claiming to link US President Donald Trump and associates to Russia. It is all now starting to come out - DRAIN THE SWAMP!' Trump tweeted on Saturday.

A shady Russian operative who said he could deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising material on President Donald Trump was paid $100,000 by USA intelligence previous year, The New York Times reported on Friday.

U.S. intelligence officials say that Russian Federation interfered with the election to help elect Trump, and that it continues to use disinformation to sow confusion in the American political system. The Russian agreed to provide the entirety of the Shadow Broker's stolen tools in exchange for money, and the US government decided on "certain messaging techniques" that would be used to let the Russian know the deal was authorized by Uncle Sam, according to The Intercept.

The CIA ended the arrangement with the Russian because of the security risk and the potential political fallout in Washington, according to the Times.

Several US intelligence officials who spoke with the Times made it clear to the outlet that they were not interested in the Trump dirt but wanted the stolen NSA hacking tools, which were created to break into computer networks in Russia, China and other US rivals. That promised intelligence incident appears to be related to a salacious detail found within the controversial Fusion GPS dossier, which alleged Trump paid two prostitutes to urinate on a bed at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton hotel that former President Barack Obama once slept in. Despite the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, Trump on occasion has seemingly dismissed this analysis.

The Russian also said he was holding on to the NSA cyberweapons "at the orders of senior Russian intelligence officials".

"He said he didn't meddle".

"The people swindled here were James Risen and Matt Rosenberg", the Central Intelligence Agency said, referring to Times reporter Rosenberg, who wrote the story, and Risen, a former Times reporter who authored The Intercept's article.

'Comey had conversations with Donald Trump, which I don't believe were accurate.he leaked information'. But the newspaper insisted that the American spies were more interested in the NSA hacking tools than the dirt on Trump.

And looking back, it should have been obvious that the Russian never had any ties to sensitive information.

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation.

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