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The circus is back in town....
Posted by: max
Date: February 10, 2018 03:24AM
The self induced stupidity of Democratic misdirection reaches new levels of tail wagging the dog....

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U.S. Spies, Seeking to Retrieve Cyberweapons, Paid Russian Peddling Trump Secrets
After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials.

The cash, delivered in a suitcase to a Berlin hotel room in September, was intended as the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to American officials, the Russian and communications reviewed.....
The theft of the secret hacking tools had been devastating to the N.S.A., and the agency was struggling to get a full inventory of what was missing.
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Re: The circus is back in town....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 10, 2018 09:13AM
link?



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Re: The circus is back in town....
Posted by: Wild eep
Date: February 10, 2018 09:32AM
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mattkime
link?

Here ya go.



probably the best you’ll get in this thread.
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Re: The circus is back in town....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 10, 2018 10:20AM
The original story -- [www.nytimes.com]



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Re: The circus is back in town....
Posted by: gabester
Date: February 10, 2018 08:26PM
Given the magnititude of trouble the Shadow Brokers' release of the NSA hacking tools has caused already, were this $1mil able to offset that it would have been money well spent. Losing the $100k sucks, but it's ultimately chump change in no doubt much vaster black ops budgets. Surprised they publicly demarcated this figure...

Also, the current administration wastes much more than this with their incessant noise, lack of clear (and clearly lacking) leadership, ongoing disruption of norms, and entitled behavior. But what else can you really expect from a bunch of rich old white men who are incapable of thinking about much beyond their own bottom lines and what's below their belts?



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Re: The circus is back in town....
Posted by: billb
Date: February 11, 2018 01:00PM
traitors would pay for compromising material on an American President ?
You don't say.
Leftist,racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic traitors ?



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Re: The circus is back in town....
Posted by: max
Date: February 11, 2018 05:37PM
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gabester
But what else can you really expect from a bunch of rich old white men who are incapable of thinking about much beyond their own bottom lines and what's below their belts?

Even a broken clock is right twice a day....

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American spies are not the only ones who have dealt with Russians claiming to have secrets to sell. Cody Shearer, an American political operative with ties to the Democratic Party, has been crisscrossing Eastern Europe for more than six months to secure the purported kompromat from a different Russian, said people familiar with the efforts, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid damaging their relationship with him.

Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was “a big deal — you know what it is, and you shouldn’t be asking about it.” He then hung up.

Mr. Shearer’s efforts grew out of work he first began during the 2016 campaign, when he compiled a pair of reports that, like the dossier, also included talk of a video and Russian payoffs to Trump associates. It is not clear what, if anything, Mr. Shearer has been able to purchase.
www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/us/politics/us-cyberweapons-russia-trump.html
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