It's a typo(graphical error). 'to' is required in that context.1. Tankado never planned to destroy the NSA databank-he just wanted us [to] go public with TRANSLTR! Then he would give us the pass-key, so we could stop the virus.
It's synonymous with 'almost'.2. Tankado could have used his fake correspondence to convince Strathmore of just about anything.
Looking forward to your next question.