A Russian spy ship was spotted patrolling off the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday morning, the first such instance during the Trump administration, U.S. officials told Fox News.
The Russian ship was in international waters, 70 miles off the coast of Delaware and heading north at 10 knots, according to one official. The U.S. territory line is 12 nautical miles.
This odd turn of events brings to mind the last time Delaware made the news.
From: Bipartisan Report;
In June we learned the Donald Trump campaign had been revealed to have made a dramatic two pronged set of payments to a mysterious company, payments totaling over three quarters of a millions dollars. This mysterious company, called “Left Hand Enterprises,” is thereby at the tenth place spot on the list of the largest payout recipients from the Trump campaign this election cycle.
The funds that were dished out were apparently under the direction of Paul Manafort, the staffer responsible for the now notorious assertion from earlier in the election cycle that Trump would be changing his tune for the general election.
The Post does offer an explanation for how, practically speaking, the funds may have been used.
‘The Lukens Company was founded by Walter Lukens, a veteran direct mail strategist .. according to his ONLINE BIO. Manafort ran Dole’s convention operations in his 1996 White House race. Lukens did not respond to questions about Dougherty or whether he is involved with Left Hand.’
Slate has reported that a bank in Moscow kept irregularly pinging a server registered to the Trump Organization. Perhaps there’s more than one dedicated, encrypted server?
“I have an outlier here that connects to Russia in a strange way,” he wrote in his notes. He couldn’t quite figure it out at first. But what he saw was a bank in Moscow that kept irregularly pinging a server registered to the Trump Organization on Fifth Avenue.
The irregular pattern of server lookups actually resembled the pattern of human conversation—conversations that began during office hours in New York and continued during office hours in Moscow. It dawned on the researchers that this wasn’t an attack, but a sustained relationship between a server registered to the Trump Organization and two servers registered to an entity called Alfa Bank.
“I’ve never seen a server set up like that,” says Christopher Davis, who runs the cybersecurity firm HYAS InfoSec Inc. and won a FBI Director Award for Excellence for his work tracking down the authors of one of the world’s nastiest botnet attacks. “It looked weird, and it didn’t pass the sniff test.”
When the researchers pinged the server, they received error messages. They concluded that the server was set to accept only incoming communication from a very small handful of IP addresses.
Somewhere in Delaware, a p.o. box has seen money laundering, contacts from outed intel agents and The former adviser to the disgraced president of the Ukraine. Somewhere just off the sleepy coast, a Russian Spy-ship is listening to the mainland, on the same day our National Security adviser Michael Flynn resigned over inappropriate, sometimes encrypted talks about US Sanctions.