Trump revives 'drain the swamp' slogan after NYT story on spy deal

 

President Trump revived his “drain the swamp” campaign slogan on Saturday in response to a New York Times story involving U.S. intelligence officials.

“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,” Trump wrote. “I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on here. It is all now starting to come out – DRAIN THE SWAMP!” 

The Times published its piece on Friday.

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“After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials,” the publication noted.

This is not the first time Trump has suggested a bias against him in the U.S. government.

“The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans – something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago,” Trump said in a tweet last week.

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