The UK did in fact meddle in the US election

Don SurberBritain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told.

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.

Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, sources said.

Note that after listening to the Trump campaign for roughly 2 years, no one has been charged with a crime. That makes the idea of a legitimate basis for the surveillance something to be viewed with skepticism. The timing is also suspicious, going all the way back to the beginning of the primaries. We don't know if this was initiated by GCHQ (British signals intelligence) or if Obama went to them to ask for it. But we can be pretty sure it was improper, since it continued for that long without charges, and since Susan Rice and GCHQ both flatly denied it before being exposed. Don't forget the head of GCHQ resigned shortly after Trump's election.

We also know it wasn't just the UK; Germany, Estonia, and Poland also participated, along with possibly the Dutch, Australians, and French. Note also that the same people in GCHQ who were spying on Trump have also been claiming the Brexit vote was "hacked" by the Russians.

It appears that the Trump campaign was dealing with a full court press from the international Deep State trying to sink his candidacy from the very beginning.

Remember, if there was any real substance to any of this, we would have seen either charges or leaks. Instead, we've seen the FBI promising to pay for "50 shades of Trump" erotic fiction and complaints that his transition team talked to foreign ambassadors.

This entry was published Sun Apr 16 11:31:04 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-04-16 11:31:04.0. [Tweet]

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