The unnamed individual was key in providing information that led U.S. intelligence to conclude Putin directly orchestrated Russian interference in favor of Trump and against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, the Times said.
Journalist Aaron Mate called the whole thing "fishy", noting that there is a history of leaks from the intelligence community to "create a false link" between Trump and Russian Federation, advance the "Russiagate" narrative, and then blame Trump for the supposed vulnerability of these alleged sources.
A top US spy who was reportedly evacuated from Russian Federation could have been a senior Kremlin official's aide who now lives in the Washington, D.C., area, the Kommersant business daily has reported.
The Washington Postreported that the CIA's information relied on "sourcing deep within the Russian government". Instead, Brennan sent separate intelligence reports, many based on the source's information, in special sealed envelopes to the Oval Office.
On Monday, CNNreported that a high-level intelligence asset was exfiltrated from Russia in 2017 after senior officials grew concerned that the president may unintentionally expose the person to Russian officials.
United States agents extracted a high-level Russian government source who had confirmed Vladimir Putin's direct role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election, American media reported.
The New York Timesreported that the unnamed Russian spy had been recruited and cultivated "decades" ago. For its part, the New York Times noted that the "longtime source landed an influential position that came with access to the highest level of the Kremlin".
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Some operatives had other reasons to suspect the source could be a double agent, according to two former officials, but they declined to explain further.
Leaving behind one's native country is a weighty decision, said Joseph Augustyn, a former senior CIA officer who once ran the agency's defector resettlement center.
The Times said the informant was not with in Putin's innermost circle, but had access to high-level Kremlin decision-making.
"It's quite likely", the official continued, "that the US intelligence community would already be taking a hard look at extracting any USA assets who would have been subject to increased levels of scrutiny" following the assessment's publication. A CIA spokeswoman responding to the CNN report called the assertion that Trump's handling of intelligence drove the reported extraction "misguided speculation".
The United States successfully extracted from Russian Federation two years ago one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Kremlin, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledgetoldCNN.
Meanwhile, US network NBC claimed to have found a man living in the Washington area who - according to two Federal Bureau of Investigation sources - matched the descriptions of the man in the CNN report.
The agency has long struggled to recruit sources close to Putin, a former intelligence officer himself wary of CIA operations. But, he said, there was little doubt that revelations about the extraction are "going to make recruiting assets in Russian Federation even more hard than it already is".
US stocks remained higher and Treasuries were mixed as Powell spoke , with the S&P 500 adding to a second straight weekly gain. Powell said it could quickly become systemically important because of the huge scale of the social-media giant's network.
However, when in October 2018 Kehlani announced that she was four months pregnant, it was a big shock for everyone. I cannot wait to meet you, I know you will be 50,000 times more special than I can even imagine at this moment.
The most remarkable feature of the FreeBuds is the adaptive noise cancelation (ANC), which is unusual in headphones of this size. Huawei introduced its own version of Apple's AirPods called FreeBuds in March 2018, and now the company has updated the product.
Around four to five typhoons make landfall in Japan every year, but it is unusual for them to do so near Tokyo . The French team managed to sneak in just ahead of the typhoon and reach their training camp near Mount Fuji.
As per usual, he didn't provide any other details, so all we have is the photo itself and a vague note about it not being special. This year, the rumors suggest a potential slew of new Apple devices, from new iPhones to a redesigned iPad and MacBook Pro .
A Samsung representative confirmed that the company is canceling all extant Galaxy Fold preorders placed online through Samsung . This unbelievable smartphone has a screen of 7.3-inch infinity flex display which folds inwards and becomes a one palm device.
One of his TD passes went to reserve QB and utility player Taysom Hill, who also subs in as a tight end or slot receiver. The Saints will still be led by Drew Brees , a 40-year-old quarterback that looked in peak form during preseason play.
They put Marcus Smart on Giannis and even though he much smaller, Smart might be the most versatile defender in the world. Thanasis Antetokounmpo , Giannis' brother, fouled Harrison Banes really hard on a breakaway dunk.
The Dolphins are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games played in Week 1 and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games. Jackson only rushed the ball for six yards and threw for 324 yards and five touchdowns. "I barely had pressure", Jackson said.
Now, friends and fans alike have taken to social media to share their memories of March, and condolences over his passing. Former " Project Runway " star Chris March died Friday at age 56 after he suffered a heart attack.
Thoughts Following the Patriots Win Over the Steelers
That's why some transactions are labeled as a player being waived, and other transactions are labeled as a player being released. The Patriots system is about value, and more than ever before, Brown has to show his, right now.
What can we learn from Friday at the Italian Grand Prix?
The pressure is on the 21-year-old Monegasque to execute a flawless weekend; pole position and victory, just as he did in Belgium. Ferrari's loyal fans - the tifosi - will arrive in Monza's royal park on Sunday expecting victory.
Qualcomm to expand 5G chips into mid-priced phones next year
Amon projected that expanding the company's 5G across its product line will make 5G accessible to more than 2 billion users. As for smartphones with Snapdragon 600 series featuring 5G support , we'll have to wait till the second half of 2020.
Siri Script Rewritten to Deflect Feminism Questions
Also included in the leaked documents are a list of Siri upgrades aimed for release in as part of iOS 13, code-named " Yukon ". A "play this on that" feature allows users to pick content on a selected device of their choosing using Siri.
Three New 2020 Polls Show Joe Biden in Second Place
And before that he referred to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, as having taken place in Houston and MI . As Patricia Pustell, chairwoman of the Greater Ossipee Democrats, says, it's time for "new blood and new leadership".
Kanye West Buying Land in Wyoming to House His Church Cult
Kanye West apparently really loves Wyoming, so much so that he just bought a massive property worth $14 million, TMZ reports. Kanye previously recorded his "Ye" album in Wyoming and also had the listening party for the record in the same place.
Britain's Corbyn to accuse Johnson of hijacking Brexit
If it can be put off until December, that would give the party a few more weeks to develop a policy that doesn't sound ridiculous. The government has failed for a second time to get MPs to agree to an early general election.