Tag Archives: espionage

MIC DROP: Obama Goes “But Her Emails” On Trump Using Unsecured iPhone While Spies Listen [VIDEO]

“In the last election it was Hillary’s emails. ‘This is terrible.’ ‘Hilary’s emails!’ We were hearing Hillary’s emails everywhere. They didn’t care about emails. And you know how you know? Because if they did, they’d be up in arms right now as the Chinese are listening to the president’s iPhone that he leaves in his golf cart. It turns out, …

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REPORT: Trump May Have Discussed Sensitive Intel With Hannity On Unsecured iPhone While Spies Listened

NBC News reports: U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday that they have been concerned for months that President Donald Trump has been discussing sensitive information on an unsecured cellphone with informal advisers, including Sean Hannity of Fox News. The information comes after The New York Times reported that Chinese and Russian spies have been listening to personal phone calls …

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Omarosa: Trump’s Lying About Not Using An iPhone

Newsweek reports: Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday contradicted President Donald Trump’s denial of a report saying he uses his personal iPhone for calls and that the conversations have been bugged by Russian and Chinese intelligence. New York Times reporters Matthew Rosenberg and Maggie Haberman on Thursday published a story stating that American intelligence reports indicate that …

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REPORT: Chinese Spies Eavesdrop On Trump’s iPhone

The New York Times reports: When President Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing, American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening — and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy, current and former …

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Russian Woman Charged With Interfering In Midterms, Created Thousands Of Fake Social Media Accounts

CNBC reports: A Russian woman has been charged with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, authorities said. Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia, is accused of using using social media platforms to create thousands of social media and e-mail accounts that purported to be from Americans, to “amplify divisive social media and political content.” Prosecutors claim Khusyaynova is …

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DOJ Indicts Seven Russian Spies For Cyber Crimes

Axios reports: The Department of Justice announced indictments Thursday against seven Russian military intelligence officers for alleged malicious cyber activities against the U.S. and its allies, including retaliation against officials and organizations that exposed state-sponsored doping by Russian Olympic athletes and the hacking of a lab investigating Russia and Syria’s use of chemical weapons. CNBC reports: The indictment announced at …

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The Netherlands Accuses Russia Of Cyber Attack

The Guardian reports: Dutch military intelligence disrupted a Russian cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Dutch defence minister has said. The attack, which was thwarted with the help of British officials, came after the cybercrime unit of the GRU Russian military intelligence directorate had also attempted a remote attack on the Porton Down chemical weapons …

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Russian Poisoning Suspects: We Were Just Tourists

The BBC reports: Two men named as suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK claim they were merely tourists. The men, named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, told the RT channel that they went sightseeing in Salisbury but returned to London within an hour. They are accused by the UK of trying to kill Russian …

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Putin Claims Poisoning Suspects Are Russian Civilians

The BBC reports: The two suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are civilians, not criminals, Russian President Vladimir Putin says. The UK government named them as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and said they were from Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU. Mr Putin said his government had found the pair and he hoped …

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Britain Charges Russia Spies In Poisoning Case [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Two Russian nationals have been named and charged over the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wiltshire. British police and prosecutors made the announcement on Wednesday. Police said the two men were traveling on authentic Russian passports under the names of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov and arrived in the UK on an Aeroflot …

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GOP Rep Dined With Accused NRA/Russian Spy In DC

ABC News reports: When FBI counterintelligence agents plowed through the emails of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina’s networking around Washington, they discovered her plan to arrange “friendship and dialogue dinners” with influential Americans. At one dinner, ABC News has learned, in February 2017 at the tony French eaterie, Bistro Bis, one guest who dined with the then-28 year old Russian …

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REPORT: NRA-Affiliated Woman Charged As Russian Agent Offered Sex To Infiltrate Special Interest Group

NPR reports: A Russian woman charged this week with serving as a foreign agent was in regular contact with Russian intelligence, the Justice Department says, and she attempted to offer sex in exchange for a position with an organization she targeted. Prosecutors included that information in court documents as part of their request that Maria Butina be detained ahead of …

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NRA-Affiliated Woman Charged With Spying For Russia

The Guardian reports: A Washington-based pro-gun activist affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been charged with spying in the US for Russia. Maria Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian federation within the US without prior notification to the attorney general. Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday and appeared before a magistrate …

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Signs Of Cellphone Snooping Devices Near White House

All while Trump rejects “inconvenient” phone security protocols: A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year. A Department of Homeland Security program discovered evidence of the surveillance devices, called IMSI catchers, as part of federal testing last year, …

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UK To Expel Russian Diplomats For Nerve Agent Attack

The Guardian reports: The UK is to expel 23 Russian diplomats, consider new laws to combat spying and impose sanctions in response to the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, Theresa May has said. Announcing a sweeping response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the prime minister told parliament the expulsions were the biggest such move for …

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WH Finally Backs UK On Russian Poisoning Attack

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is “with the UK all the way”. The US president’s backing came in a phone call on Tuesday after he had said earlier that it was conditional on the facts supporting the …

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White House Refuses To Condemn Russia After British Prime Minister Says They Poisoned Former Spy [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia, Theresa May has told MPs. The PM said the government concluded it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the Salisbury attack. The Foreign Office summoned Russia’s ambassador to provide an explanation. Mrs May said if there …

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Doctors Claim Assange Needs Safe Passage To Hospital

The Guardian reports: Julian Assange’s long stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London is having a “dangerous” impact on his physical and mental health, according to clinicians who carried out the most recent assessments of him. The pair renewed calls for the WikiLeaks publisher to be granted safe passage to a London hospital. Sondra Crosby, a doctor and associate professor …

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Feds Warned Kushner About Rupert Murdoch’s Ex-Wife

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further the interests of the Chinese government, according to people familiar with the matter. U.S. officials …

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