Layer after layer of the anti-Trump conspiracy at the highest levels of the intelligence community continue to be peeled back.
The latest bombshell involves the CIA.
And it involves colluding with a Russian who promised to produce a video tape that could end Donald Trump.
The CIA is caught up in a mess.
The agency paid out $100,000 to a shady Russian operative who claimed to have a video tape of Donald Trump engaging in lewd activities in a Moscow hotel room with prostitutes.
This could be the so-called “golden showers” episode documented in the fake news Christopher Steele dossier.
The Daily Caller reports:
“American spies made contact with the Russia early in 2017 after he offered to sell the Trump material along with cyber hacking tools that were stolen from the National Security Agency that year, according to The Times.
U.S. intelligence officials told The Times they were so desperate to retrieve those tools that they negotiated with the operative for months despite several red flags, including indications that he was working in concert with Russian intelligence.
Another red flag was the Russian’s financial request. He initially sought $10 million for the information but dropped the asking price to $1 million.
After months of negotiations, American spies handed over $100,000 in cash in a brief case to the Russian during a meeting in Berlin in September.
The operative also offered documents and emails that purported to implicate other Trump associates, including former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. But The Times viewed the documents and reported that they were mostly information that is already in the public domain.
The Russian, who has ties to organized criminals and money launderers, showed the video purported to be Trump to a Berlin-based American businessman who served as his intermediary to the CIA. But according to the Times, the footage and the location of the viewing raised questions about its authenticity.
The 15-second clip showed two women speaking with a man. It is not clear if the man was Trump, and there was no audio. The Russian also showed the video to his American partner at the Russian embassy in Berlin, a sign that the operative had ties to Russian intelligence.”
The intelligence agencies cut off ties with the Russian after he produced the phony information on Trump.
According to the @nytimes, a Russian sold phony secrets on “Trump” to the U.S. Asking price was $10 million, brought down to $1 million to be paid over time. I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on here. It is all now starting to come out – DRAIN THE SWAMP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
The CIA later denied the report that it paid out $100,000 to a Russian promising comprising information on Trump.
But critics point out that the intelligence agencies went awfully deep into negotiations with a Russian who was promising compromising information on Trump – regardless if they now claim they didn’t want the information – and they wonder if it was really just a false front.
The FBI and Department of Justice were willing to accept and promote the fake news claims made by Christopher Steele.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.