This supposedly happened last fall, so it was after the election. That doesn’t make it any less fishy, however. When do we reach the bottom of this rabbit hole?
Hot Air reports:
U.S. Spies Paid $100,000 To Shady Russian Who Promised Them Stolen Cyberweapons And Dirt On Trump
The New York Times is reporting that last September American spies agreed to pay $1 million to a shady individual who promised dirt connecting President Trump to Russia and also stolen NSA cyberweapons:
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 by The New York Times. 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.
Several American intelligence officials said they made clear that they did not want the Trump material from the Russian — who was suspected of having murky ties to Russian intelligence and to Eastern European cybercriminals. He claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russia.
It always seems like the Russia conspiracy is against Trump, contradicting the narrative Democrats and their media allies have been pushing for months.