According to three separate intelligent sources, former President Barrack Obama might have veered “outside the chain of command,” and used British spy agency to conduct surveillance on Donald Trump and his team prior to the elections, for obviously illicit purposes.
While speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Judge Napolitano said that even if these allegations are true, there may never be a way to prove them.
Sean Davis thinks this is a game of telephone gone bad inspired by the “Trump dossier,” which was compiled by a British ex-spy. It could be true. It gains some plausibility from the fact that the U.S. and UK are part of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing arrangement, which of course includes the NSA and GCHQ (Britain’s NSA). It’ll also seem a bit more credible than it might have in light of the surprise resignation in January of Robert Hannigan as head of the GCHQ. Hannigan stepped down three days after Trump’s inauguration, ostensibly for personal reasons, having served just two years on the job. With news swirling at the time about the Trump dossier, some Brits speculated that the real reason he resigned might have been “related to British concerns over shared intelligence with the US in the wake of Donald Trump becoming president.”
Two weeks ago, the Times had reported that two foreign intelligence agencies, the British and Dutch, provided intelligence on the alleged meetings between Trump “associates” and Russian officials in Europe.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the Brits had offered some information related to the probe into Trump staffers’ relationships with Russia. It would be surprising, and big news if it turned out Obama had secretly sought access to Trump communications intercepted by the NSA by asking the Brits to access the system and then hand them over to the White House.
A UK government spokesperson sent a statement to Fox News saying that “no part of this story is true.”