Special services listen to private phone trump.
US intelligence agencies revealed that the personal calls of US President Donald trump on iPhone listen razvedsluzhby Russia and China, writes The New York Times, citing former and current sources in the American intelligence services.
As noted, the countries hope to obtain information, which is then used to influence American policy.
According to the NYT, the investigation of these incidents, American intelligence officers learned that China is trying to use obtained wiretap information and thus determines what trump thinks, what arguments tend to influence him and to whom he is inclined to listen.
In terms of lobbying and espionage, the Chinese, as told by the interlocutors of the newspaper, made a list of persons with whom the American leader regularly speaks. Among them Stephen Schwarzman, who invested in a master’s program Tsinghua University in Beijing and a former casino Mogul in Las Vegas, Steve Wynn, who owned the property in Macau.
“Through Chinese businessmen Beijing intends to convey to trump’s strategic messages in the interests of China,” the statement reads.
The NYT also stresses that the Russian authorities in this respect are not as sophisticated as the Chinese.
“It seems that Russia has not made such strong efforts like China, because of the obvious proximity of Mr. trump to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin” – the newspaper quoted words of a former official.
As noted, trump often uses a secure landlines, but not refused from personal mobile devices. According to the NYT, the American leader three iPhone. Over the safety of the two of them worked at the national security Agency of the United States, but the third is no different from any other phone.
The newspaper’s sources report that the White house has repeatedly warned about the weak protection of his personal phones, but he ignored all the advice of security professionals and stubbornly continues to use them.
“Aides to the President hope that during telephone conversations with friends trump will not share confidential information”, – stated in the message.
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