This is a case worthy of a scenario of John the Square, author of many novels espionage. The United States exfiltrated from Moscow in 2017 a senior Russian official who had been working for them for decades. It was the most important source of US intelligence in Russia, a source that confirmed that President Vladimir Putin personally orchestrated Moscow's interference in the 2016 US election.
According to CNN , which revealed the exfiltration operation, the spy had direct access to President Vladimir Putin. For example, he was able to secretly photograph documents on the president's desk. In other words, it was a very precious source, the most important of Americans in Russia. So why have it exfiltered?
That's where the versions diverge: according to CNN, the CIA would have made the decision in May 2017, she feared that President Donald Trump or his administration betray his best spy in Moscow. What the intelligence agency refutes. The New York Times , for its part, understands that the CIA had proposed the informant to exfiltrer late 2016, so before the current president of the United States.
But the source reportedly refused to leave Moscow for family reasons before finally accepting the proposal a few months later. According to the New York Times , the informant, whose name was not disclosed, confirmed during his mission that the Russian president orchestrated the interference of his country in the 2016 US elections.
And for the 2020 presidential election?
Vladimir Putin was reportedly directly involved in the hacking of the Democratic Party's message server, a very embarrassing affair for candidate Hillary Clinton. According to the NBC channel, the former spy lives under high protection in Washington today. His escape, in any case, had important consequences: US services do not know anything about the activities of the Kremlin on the presidential 2020.
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