kompromat


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kompromat

Information that could be used to harm someone else's reputation, usually a political rival, as through blackmail. The word comes from Russian and is short for "compromising material." That organization must have kompromat on him if he's willing to pay them millions in hush money.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump stated that he would welcome kompromat on his political rivals from any sources -- including foreign powers -- without necessarily telling the FBI, throwing new bait to Russiagaters so desperate to see him impeached.
Kompromat -- potentially damaging documents, photographs, etc kept for blackmail (19 points)
Russian independent journalist Sergei Parkhomenko has argued that he is able to survive because he "skillfully balances atop the conflicting interests and ambitions of the different players in the Kremlin's ambit," allowing himself to be used as a vehicle for publishing kompromat, or damaging information about political actors.
Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy comes from a CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent who considers how Russia hacked into US databases, how the US election has been and is protected, and the impact of the events of 2016 on future election processes.
Kompromat Jeff Pegues Prometheus Books 9781633884298, $24.00, www.prometheusbooks.com
Particularly in the case studies section of the ANTICORRP project, attention is devoted to specific journalistic practices, such as that of "kompromat," which originally referred to the production and diffusion of news in Russia by often anonymous sources to destroy the reputations of political or entrepreneurial figures (Koltsova, 2006; Ledeneva, 2006).
In the meantime, Washington, and the nation at large, is agog with rumours and theories that Russia has compromising information, or 'kompromat' [Russian] on Trump.
According to Goldsmith, this is a kind of pre-GoPro apparatus "as used in 'Honey Trap' scenarios" of yore, when female spies would gather kompromat via illicit encounters.
Jeff Pegues; KOMPROMAT; Prometheus Books (Nonfiction: Political Science) 24.00 ISBN: 9781633884298
PM Theresa May has reportedly received intelligence Russia could hit members of the UK establishment with "kompromat" - compromising information that could smear their reputations.
But this problem of kompromat corrupting our news cycle is not confined only to the new brave world of digitized media.
at kompromat, the practice of compromising targets and blackmailing them
Although it is in the realm of speculation, however; an open debate in the US media points to possibility of Russians getting hold of 'Kompromat' or compromising material on Donald Trump during his visit to Russia as chief guest in Miss Universe pageant in November 2013 held at Moscow.
However, Americans are increasingly wondering what kind of "kompromat" Putin is wielding over the leader of the free world.