Russian offering info on Trump bilked U.S. spies out of money: NY Times

Russian offering info on Trump bilked U.S. spies out of money: NY TimesA Russian who offered stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising information on President Donald Trump bilked U.S. spies out of $ 100,000 last year, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing U.S. and European security officials. The money was delivered to a Berlin hotel room in September and was intended as the first installment of a $ 1 million reward, according to U.S. officials, the Russian and communications reviewed by the Times, the newspaper reported. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd denied the story on Saturday, saying,” “The fictional story that CIA was bilked out of $ 100,000 is patently false.” The theft of the secret hacking tools was very damaging to the NSA, which was trying to determine exactly what was missing, the Times said.



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