- Oct 10, 1999
Considering it is coming out that it's now being investigated as part of a Russian misinformation campaign there isn't a chance in hell they have/had it before now
Sounds about right to me. The most plausible explanation is that the repair shop owner is operating on behalf of Russia one way or another. Only need to compromise one person to make the whole conspiracy have traction, if even that. It would not surprise me one bit if there were Russian operatives with sketchy phone / computer repair businesses out there.