Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, September 16, 2019

On Dec. 29, 2016, the Obama administration announced that it was giving nearly three dozen Russian diplomats just 72 hours to leave the United States and was seizing two rural East Coast estates owned by the Russian government. The Obama administration's public rationale for the expulsions and closures " the harshest U.S. diplomatic reprisals taken against Russia in several decades " was to retaliate for Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But there was another critical, and secret, reason why those locations and diplomats were targeted.



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Back when those facilities were shut down by fmr Pres Obama, there was some chatter about the communications ability present in the facilities. I remember posting an article about that ability.

It appears that the chatter from "unnamed sources" was correct, if not somewhat understated.

Good article.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-16 10:27 AM | Reply

For a vast majority of their history, the FBI has been the gang that couldn't shoot straight. We are better off with them being de-funded. Do law enforcement at the State level.

#2 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-09-16 08:35 PM | Reply

This article from Business Insider does a good job of highlighting the Yahoo article, which was very long:

Russia hacked the FBI to prevent the bureau from being able to track Russian spies in the US


#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-16 08:53 PM | Reply

Here's a good follow-up article by NBC:

Russian spies in the U.S. collected encrypted FBI radio traffic in huge operation, but did they crack it?

There may not have cracked the codes, but Russian agents gained insight into the activities of secret FBI teams tracking Russian operatives in the U.S.


#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-16 09:21 PM | Reply

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