U.S. Secretly Negotiated With Russians to Buy Stolen NSA Documents — and the Russians Offered Trump-Related Material, Too


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The United States intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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8 days ago by dvand5
The Intercept sources: US officials tweeted from @NSAGov to prove to Russians that US government was indeed behind secret negotiations to buy stolen NSA documents
13 days ago by joeo10
Inside the biggest international ARG ever played
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13 days ago by saikofish
THE UNITED STATES intelligence community has been conducting a top-secret operation to recover stolen classified U.S. government documents from Russian operatives, according to sources familiar with the matter. The operation has also inadvertently yielded a cache of documents purporting to relate to Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Over the past year, American intelligence officials have opened a secret communications channel with the Russian operatives, who have been seeking to sell both Trump-related materials and documents stolen from the National Security Agency and obtained by Russian intelligence, according to people involved with the matter and other documentary evidence. The channel started developing in early 2017, when American and Russian intermediaries began meeting in Germany. Eventually, a Russian intermediary, apparently representing some elements of the Russian intelligence community, agreed to a deal to sell stolen NSA documents back to the U.S. while also seeking to include Trump-related materials in the package.
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14 days ago by rgl7194
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15 days ago by kohlmannj
I see what you did there:
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15 days ago by Shurs
So these are two versions of the same story.
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15 days ago by andriak
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15 days ago by dylan
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James Risen (who broke the Top Secret warrantless wiretapping story in 2006) says @CIA tried to AVOID learning what Russia had…
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15 days ago by mathewi
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This, from the pulitzer prize winning reporter james risen, is a huge deal https://t.co/1TklgrEMsg pic.twitter.com/zHiSUa8jlD

— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) February 9, 2018
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15 days ago by chetan
According to documents obtained by The Intercept that summarize much of the channel’s history, a key American intermediary with the Russians was first approached by U.S. intelligence officials in late December, 2016. The officials asked him to help them recover NSA documents believed to have been stolen by the Shadow Brokers.


The American was able to identify a hacker in Germany who claimed to have access to some of the stolen data believed to be held by the Shadow Brokers, and who accurately provided advance notice of several Shadow Broker data releases.

The hacker’s cooperation with the U.S. intelligence community broke down over his demands for full immunity from U.S. prosecution for his hacking activities—negotiations that failed largely because the hacker refused to provide his full personal identification to the Americans.
15 days ago by hakan
Favorite tweet: HowellONeill

U.S. secretly negotiated with Russians to buy stolen NSA documents — and the Russians offered Trump-related material, too https://t.co/c9YVOlOoDA

— Patrick Howell O'Neill (@HowellONeill) February 9, 2018

http://twitter.com/HowellONeill/status/962083985349165057
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