Report: British Intelligence Agencies, In Addition to Six Other Nations, Were All Spying on Trump

About a month ago, Fox suspended Judge Nap for suggesting British intelligence had spied on Donald Trump. The media went hysterical, saying the good judge was filled with UFO styled conspiracy theories. Here was his claim. A spokesman for the GCHQ at the time called the claims 'nonsense', proclaiming “They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” Lo and behold, the Guardian is out with an exclusive tonight -- rebuking the GCHQ denial -- confirming that Obama had received information from the British spy agency, possibly to avoid being detected by people investigating FISA warrants. In addition to Britain's GCHQ, Mi6 was also involved, and 4 other nations --  as part of the intelligence gathering apparatus called SIGINT -- who then ferried their findings to Obama. The spying nations were Germany, Estonia, Poland and Australia.   Another guardian source said both France and the Netherlands were possible contributors to the Trump spying ring too.   CNN reporting:   The GCHQ became aware of  'suspicious interactions' in late 2015.  

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.   It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information. The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern of connections that were flagged to intelligence officials in the US.

  In typical spin, the Guardian's source posited the notion that something improper had taken place between the Russians and Trump.  

“It looks like the [US] agencies were asleep,” the source added. “They [the European agencies] were saying: ‘There are contacts going on between people close to Mr Trump and people we believe are Russian intelligence agents. You should be wary of this.’   “The message was: ‘Watch out. There’s something not right here.’”

  The Guardian claims the GCHQ head, Robert Hannigan, passed the information in the summer of 2016 to the CIA boss, John Brennan. In turn, Brennan told the 'gang of eight' in the House and Senate that there was evidence Russia was trying to swing the election towards Trump, then reported by the NYT.   According to the Guardian, intelligence agencies were progressing in their attempts to tie the hacking of John Podesta's email box, Russia, and the Trump team.

“They now have specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion,” the source said. “This is between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material.”

  We eagerly await their findings. Content originally published at