How a Russian Spy Reportedly Outsmarted US NSA Agents

US President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion in the White House in Washington DC US

A Russian who offered stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising information on President Donald Trump bilked USA spies out of $100,000 a year ago, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing United States and European security officials.

'Comey had conversations with Donald Trump, which I don't believe were accurate.he leaked information'.

The man also told American officials that he had images of Trump hanging out with hookers in Moscow in 2013.

A new report from The New York Times exposed a financial transition between us intel and a "shadowy" Russian Federation regarding secrets about President Trump. That information was obtained by a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which officials privately say they believe is connected to Russian Federation. The hacker promised to provide them with the information he had stolen in exchange for $1 million.

The American spies ended "chasing the Russian out of Western Europe, warning him not to return if he valued his freedom", The Times reported, based on an account from the businessman, who is now said to have possession of the Trump "material" somewhere in Europe.

Early in the negotiations, the Russian had asked $10 million for the NSA material but then dropped his asking price to just over $1 million, sparking concerns among USA officials that his real intent might be to feed them false information about Trump to discredit him or the special counsel's investigation and the intelligence community, the Times reported.

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There was no sound in the video clip or evidence that the man was Trump.

But the Russian never came through with any spy-world nuggets.

An explosive memo declassified by Trump more than a week ago shows that top officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ used an unverified and politically motivated anti-Trump dossier to obtain a warrant to surveil Trump associate Carter Page. Fusion GPS, the company tasked with the work, also took money from Russian Federation while the document was being compiled by a British ex-spy who was being given most of his information from sources with Kremlin ties.

Fearing the man might have been working with the Russian government and purposefully providing false information to create discord in the American government, USA officials cut ties with the operative.

On the other hand, the former official said, if the NSA and CIA were satisfied that their interlocutor had bona fide intelligence, paying for it might be a smart move.

Earlier this year, the Times reports, they gave him one more chance but he still did not follow through on providing the hacking tools and information he claimed to have. The Russian made a decision to leave.

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