One of the most disturbing aspects of this story is that along with the Trump dirt, our spies were interested in retrieving stolen “cyberweapons.” Buried deep by the NYTs is the nugget that these “weapons” were built by us so we could hack other countries… alter the outcome of their elections, perhaps?
We were hacked and our codes stolen and they fell into the hands of enemy states.
But, somehow, during this period of extreme distress, we should allow a Secretary of State to have her own server in her bathroom closet and communicate classified information with who knows who? Then the FBI clears her of any wrongdoing?
What the hell?
But the Americans desperately wanted the hacking tools. The cyberweapons had been built to break into the computer networks of Russia, China and other rival powers. Instead, they ended up in the hands of a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which has since provided hackers with tools that infected millions of computers around the world, crippling hospitals, factories and businesses.
BizPacReview: It’s beginning to look as if everyone BUT Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russians.
A shady Russian operative who said he could deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising material on President Donald Trump was paid $100,000 by U.S. intelligence last year, The New York Times reported on Friday.