Report: Trump adviser communicated with Russian hackers before election:
Roger Stone, a longtime confidant and adviser of Donald Trump, exchanged direct messages on Twitter with Guccifer 2.0 before the presidential election, according to a report published Wednesday by The Smoking Gun.
Authorities looked into Manafort protégé, an associate of an ex-Trump campaign chairman is suspected of connections to Russian intelligence:
U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kiev-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
The operative, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department partly because of at least two trips he took to the U.S. during the presidential campaign, according to three international political operatives familiar with the agencies’ interest in Kilimnik.
‘Everyday, a new piece falls into place’:
David Marjanović says
The cover makes a pun: “double agent” > “double regent”.
Yes, I thought it was quite clever. It also invokes Doppelgänger.
Marcus Ranum says
I deliberately mis-translate that as “what has Putin stuck in Trump?” or “what has Putin stuck up Trump?”