NSA Used Twitter To Send Coded Messages To Russian Contact

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington U.S

U.S. officials paid a shady Russian $100,000 previous year to re-acquire stolen NSA cyberweapons.

The CIA was quick to respond and denounced the story as "fictional" on Saturday, saying that Risen and Rosenberg were the ones who were "swindled".

Some of the tools, developed by the NSA to break into the computers of United States rivals, were used by other hackers past year to crack or infect computer systems around the world.

U.S. officials said the payment was meant to recover ostensible NSA data, and was abandoned after the Russian provided the USA intelligence with unverified and "possibly fabricated" information on President Trump. The Russian initially demanded a $10 million payment.

The unnamed officials said that the Russian played the American businessman a 15-second clip showing an unidentifiable man in a room talking to two women.

Due to their underlying value, Americans attempted to move forward with a deal to re-acquire the stolen cyberweapons multiple times previous year.

After lengthy negotiations, the U.S. intelligence intermediary met the Russian spy in September in Berlin and gave him the first installment - $100,000, just to learn, alas, that he was, as he said, holding on to the NSA cyberweapons "at the orders of senior Russian intelligence officials".

The cryptic tweets started after the unnamed Russian man met with an American intermediary and a US official in Berlin last spring amid efforts spurred by the Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that began leaking stolen cyberweapons in August 2016. Despite the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election, Trump on occasion has seemingly dismissed this analysis.

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In his tweet, Trump appeared to refer to his long-standing accusation that intelligence agencies are trying discredit him by investigating his connections to Russian Federation.

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

Later in the day, Trump tweeted a quote he heard from a pundit on Fox News who alleged that the Obama administration used the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department to find damaging information about him just before the 2016 election.

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.

The newspaper reported that several American intelligence officials said their only objective was to obtain the cyberweapons and not the information on Trump. I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on here. It is all now starting to come out - DRAIN THE SWAMP!

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation. Moreover, the report said, upon closer examination of the materials the Russian provided, counterintelligence officials found that they did not bear the hallmarks of a Russian intelligence product.

He was eventually told by the Central Intelligence Agency to leave Europe and not return.

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