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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:18 PM

Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House

The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, D.C., according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying have been discovered on American soil, the Trump administration did not rebuke the Israeli government, and there were no consequences for Israel’s behavior, one of the former officials said.

The devices were likely intended to spy on President Donald Trump, one of the former officials said, as well as his top aides and closest associates -- though it’s not clear whether the Israeli efforts were successful.

President Trump is reputed to be lax in observing White House security protocols. POLITICO reported in May 2018 that the president often used an insufficiently secured cell phone to communicate with friends and confidants. The New York Times subsequently reported in October 2018 that “Chinese spies are often listening” to Trump’s cell-phone calls, prompting the president to slam the story as “so incorrect I do not have time here to correct it.” (A former official said Trump has had his cell phone hardened against intrusion.)

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/12/israel-white-house-spying-devices-1491351?nname=playbook&nid=0000014f-1646-d88f-a1cf-5f46b7bd0000&nrid=0000014e-f115-dd93-ad7f-f91513e50001&nlid=630318

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:34 PM

1. I am more worried about the Israelis spying on the Democrats and giving that intel to the Trump

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:19 AM

2. Oh, for crying out loud!

Seriously--both this:

I am more worried about the Israelis spying on the Democrats and giving that intel to the Trump


and the original post are totally ridiculous! They don't even begin to hold water!

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