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Cover Lifted, A CIA Spy Offers His Take On Trump And Russia

Former CIA operative Daniel Hoffman spent five years in Moscow. He's certain the Russians meddled in last year's presidential election and intended that some of their activities be exposed.
Retired CIA station chief Daniel Hoffman says Russia intended for Donald Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with Russians to be discovered. Source: Mary Louise Kelly

On a steamy August afternoon in McLean, Va., not far from CIA headquarters, Daniel Hoffman sits on a coffee shop terrace and reminisces about summer afternoons spent in a different place.

"There's a tennis court, and a little dacha with a sauna," says Hoffman. "And then a big dacha where families could go and get out of the city in the summer and relax."

"The city" is Moscow, and Hoffman is talking about a U.S. diplomatic compound

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