Russia meddling in our election has become the left’s meme for why Hillary Clinton wasn’t coronated with the presidency in November, despite there being no evidence of it, yet they’re being incredibly quiet about another country’s meddling, and it’s easy to see why.
If you remember, about a month ago, Judge Andrew Napolitano explained on Fox News that he believed the Obama administration leaned on our British ally’s intelligence agencies to spy on the Trump campaign, and he was abruptly suspended for making such a claim. Soon after, the judge returned to the network and said he stood by his initial claims.
Ever since, the media has had a field day accusing anyone of believing that theory of being some sort of conspiracy nut. But it turns out that Napolitano was right – the British intelligence agency GCHQ did, in fact, collect information about Trump and his team, and they gladly passed it along to the Obama administration.
Here’s Judge Nap from March:
Admittedly, Napolitano’s theory did seem a little out there; however, nothing is out of the realm of possibilities with the former administration. CNN reported yesterday that GCHQ spied on the Trump team then passed it along to U.S. officials, but they’re trying to claim it was, once again, “routine surveillance” that caused them to stumble upon the communications.
From Zero Hedge:
British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts, US congressional and law enforcement and US and European intelligence sources tell CNN.
The communications were captured during routine surveillance of Russian officials and other Russians known to western intelligence. British and European intelligence agencies, including GCHQ, the British intelligence agency responsible for communications surveillance, were not proactively targeting members of the Trump team but rather picked up these communications during what’s known as “incidental collection,” these sources tell CNN.
The European intelligence agencies detected multiple communications over several months between the Trump associates and Russian individuals — and passed on that intelligence to the US. The US and Britain are part of the so-called “Five Eyes” agreement (along with Canada, Australia and New Zealand), which calls for open sharing among member nations of a broad range of intelligence.
Not only was Judge Napolitano right, it turns out that the Brits were meddling in the U.S. election, since, as Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted, there was no evidence whatsoever of collusion between the Trump team and Russia. So really, any intel the Brits shared with U.S. officials was done not because of security concerns, but because they were either hoping to affect the outcome of the election or they were asked to do so by someone in America, since by Clapper’s own admission the Brits didn’t give U.S. officials anything damaging about the Trump campaign.
So why share the information to begin with if there’s nothing to suggest any wrongdoing?
Unfortunately, you won’t hear any of this from the U.S. media, who’s traded their jester’s caps for tin foil hats and peddles fan fiction as hard news.