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Trump dossier trial offers new insight into hacking of Dems

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Documents unsealed Thursday in a South Florida court case provide the most convincing evidence yet that Russian spies piggybacked on a Russian-tied foreign tech company with offices in Florida and Texas to hack the Democratic National Committee and party leaders.

The documents were unsealed in the aftermath of a failed defamation lawsuit brought against online news company Buzzfeed by XBT Holding and its founder, Aleksej Gubarev. Buzzfeed had identified him and his company when it published in January 2017 the so-called Trump dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

The research that made up the dossier was mostly paid for by political opponents of Donald Trump from both major parties during his 2016 campaign, and among its explosive allegations were that XBT’s Internet platform was used to launch cyber warfare that interfered in the U.S. elections.

XBT and Gubarev are based in Cyprus but boast web-hosting operations globally and XBT operates servers...(continued)

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