Thursday, February 16, 2017

Report: U.S. Allies Are Spying On President Trump And His Staff

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Newsweek: US Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications

As part of intelligence operations being conducted against the United States for the last seven months, at least one Western European ally intercepted a series of communications before the inauguration between advisers associated with President Donald Trump and Russian government officials, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

The sources said the interceptions include at least one contact between former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and a Russian official based in the United States. It could not be confirmed whether this involved the telephone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that has led to Flynn’s resignation, or additional communications. The sources said the intercepted communications are not just limited to telephone calls: The foreign agency is also gathering electronic and human source information on Trump’s overseas business partners, at least some of whom the intelligence services now consider to be agents of their respective governments. These operations are being conducted out of concerns that Russia is seeking to manipulate its relationships with Trump administration officials as part of a long-term plan to destabilize the NATO alliance.

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Update: European intelligence is intercepting communications between Trump advisers and Russian officials (IBTimes).

WNU Editor: This article is a perfect example on how fake news operates. Anonymous sources (foreign ones at that), allegations, and innuendos .... all to give the impression that President Trump is not to be trusted. And all being quoted to give credence to yesterday's New York Times report that Trump officials talked with Russian intel officers .... even though the New York Times itself admits that they have no evidence on intelligence collusion, cooperation, etc. between Trump officials and Russian intel officers. .... New York Times: Trump Campaign Aides Were In Contact With Russian Intelligence (February 15, 2017). As to a friendly foreign intelligence agency spying on President Trump .... as we learned from the Edward Snowden's NSA revelations .... everyone is spying on everyone ... this is nothing new.

WNU editor: Speaking of friendly foreign intelligence agencies spying on friendly leaders .... and today of all days .... Merkel testifies on NSA spying affair (DW).

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