FBI didn't pay Russian spy for Trump dirt

Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

He claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russian Federation. After receiving part of the money, he disappeared, The New York Times reports citing sources in the USA and European special services.

"The fictional story that CIA was bilked out of US$100,000 is patently false", the Central Intelligence Agency said in a statement sent to AFP.

Both reports appeared on Friday.

A clandestine USA intelligence operation attempted to purchase stolen NSA cyber weaponry and acquire disparaging information on President Trump from a "shadowy" Russian for $100,000, according to a New York Times report.

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang
Earlier, Moon warmly greeted North Korea's 90-year-old nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam , as they attended the VIP reception. But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea.

The seller, who was not identified but had suspected links to both cyber criminals and Russian intelligence, tantalized the USA spies with an offer of the NSA hacking tools that had been advertised for sale online by a group called the Shadow Brokers.

The stolen cyberweapons had been used by hackers to break into computer systems globally, and unleash a global malware attack in May, 2017. And this time the American operatives agreed, though with serious reservations, since it was obvious the Russian was connected to the Federal Security Department (FSB), the successor to the KGB. The hacker promised to provide them with the information he had stolen in exchange for $1 million.

The US$100,000 was an initial payment by US agents still dubious he really had what he was promising.

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.

Pennsylvania's top court delivers scathing indictment of political gerrymandering
Chief Justice Thomas Saylor and Justice Sallie Updike Mundy [opinions, PDF] each filed dissenting opinions. Wolf said his office is ready to work with the General Assembly to get new maps approved.

He actually tried to once, as he handed a short video clip showing a man talking to two women over to a Berlin-based American businessman who was communicating on behalf of the U.S. intelligence agents, but failed to verify it was actually the American President. In addition, he just recently had Russian top spy agents (one banned to be in America) come here and meet with Mike Pompeo, our CIA director and other intelligence officials.

Multiple intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a bid to help secure Trump's victory.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing the possible links between Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow, as well as possible obstruction of justice.

The seller, who was not identified but had links to both cyber criminals and Russian intelligence, tantalized the United States spies with an offer of the NSA hacking tools that had been advertised for sale online by a shady group called the Shadow Brokers.

CSU to approve rubber-stamp German coalition deal
Neither Merkel's CDU nor the SPD wanted this deal; both view a coalition agreement as harmful to their long-term interests. In the end, Schulz presided over the SPD's worst result since the end of the second world war.

"I hope people are now seeing and understanding what is going on here".

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