Feb 10, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump claims U.S. intel officials bought "phony secrets" about him

President Trump blasted "THE SWAMP" over a New York Times story that revealed American intelligence officials paid $100,000 in an attempt to retrieve stolen NSA cyberweapons from a Russian who also claimed to have "compromising material on President Trump."

Key lines from the report: "Several American intelligence officials said they made clear that they did not want the Trump material from the Russian ... The United States intelligence officials said they cut off the deal because they were wary of being entangled in a Russian operation to create discord inside the American government."

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