Russian Spy Plot Article Reveals It's Time to 'Drain the Swamp'

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

U.S. intelligence officials say that Russian Federation interfered with the election to help elect Trump, and that it continues to use disinformation to sow confusion in the American political system.

The materials were stolen in 2017 by a group which calls itself Shadow Brokers.

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.

The operative's "eagerness" to provide them with the supposed damaging information, those officials said, led them to suspect he was attempting to bait them into stoking animosity between the American intelligence community and the president as part of a Russian operation to sow division within the USA government.

The Russian operative, the report continues, "claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russia".

The Russian demanded $1 million for the secrets, and the Central Intelligence Agency paid him a $100,000 advance at a meeting in a Berlin hotel room.

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No sound could be actually heard on it, which ultimately diminished its importance, although originally it was promised the video would show Trump hanging out with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room back in 2013 - something Mr. President emphatically denied outright.

According to The Times, the US worked through an American businessman based in Germany who met with the Russian in several locations, while American intelligence agencies spent months tracking him, including with the NSA using its official Twitter account to send him coded messages.

And he kept pushing his offer of kompromat on Trump, including shady financial records and a sex video that the United States spies didn't really want.

The Times reported that, in the end, the deal with the Russian broke down last month as the Russian failed to come up with any of the sought-after NSA materials, and the Trump-related material was either already known or untrustworthy.

NSA officials were not available out of regular business hours for comment.

Rumors that Russian intelligence possesses the video surfaced more than a year ago in an explosive and unverified dossier made by a former British spy, which was partially funded by Hilary Clinton's campaign the New York Times wrote. According to the newspaper, the hacker thanked them for the offer and left.

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