The report of the CIA's alleged deal with the Russian is the latest in a deluge of revelations concerning the Obama administration's abuse of power and government surveillance against Trump and his associates. Later, the Russian operative changed the price to $1 million.
The man initially asked for $10 million in exchange for the information, but later changed it to $1 million.
Later in the day, Trump tweeted a quote he heard from a pundit on Fox News who alleged that the Obama administration used the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department to find damaging information about him just before the 2016 election.
According to US and European intelligence officials cited in the report, the CIA was wary of the Trump information touted by the Russian-as the agency didn't want to become embroiled in a domestic political controversy.
US intelligence wanted to buy back the secret NSA tools so they could do inventory, the story goes, and in the meantime - unsolicited - the Russian promised to give them the Trump kompromat - which the spies insisted they had no interest in whatsoever.
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Early in the negotiations, the Russian had asked $10 million for the NSA material but then dropped his asking price to just over $1 million, sparking concerns among USA officials that his real intent might be to feed them false information about Trump to discredit him or the special counsel's investigation and the intelligence community, the Times reported.
'Comey had conversations with Donald Trump, which I don't believe were accurate.he leaked information'.
Instead of coming through on his end of the deal, the Russian spy handed over a 15-second video that showed an American businessman speaking to two women in a hotel room.
There was no sound in the video clip or evidence that the man was Trump.
The Russian took the money but never turned anything over.
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The Russian also said he was holding on to the NSA cyberweapons "at the orders of senior Russian intelligence officials".
It was their heroic quest to buy back the stolen hacking tools that led the American spies to set up meetings in five-star hotels in Berlin and track the mysterious Russian's travels throughout Europe.
USA officials have said that information stolen from the NSA included computer code used in classified government hacking operations.
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