Then, to beat it all, the Guardian dropped this bombshell, exposing pretty much every Western intelligence agency in the world for aiding the Obama administration’s abuse of power against a political opponent:
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.
The European countries that passed on electronic intelligence – known as sigint – included Germany, Estonia and Poland. Australia, a member of the “Five Eyes” spying alliance that also includes the US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, also relayed material, one source said.
Another source suggested the Dutch and the French spy agency, the General Directorate for External Security or DGSE, were contributors.
If, like me, you’re wondering what “sigint” is, well…
Signals intelligence (SIGINT) is intelligence-gathering by interception of signals, whether communications between people (communications intelligence—abbreviated to COMINT) or from electronic signals not directly used in communication (electronic intelligence—abbreviated to ELINT). Signals intelligence is a subset of intelligence collection management.
So…in other words, “wiretapping.” Ok, Got it. Now, back to more damning evidence from the Guardian report:
Britain’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.
And if that isn’t enough, further evidence of this has been revealed by PowerLine’s John Hinderaker:
The blindingly obvious point that the Guardian tries to obscure is that the combined assets of all of these agencies failed to find any evidence of collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia. We know this, because the Democrats have pulled out all the stops. Both before the election, and especially after the election, they have leaked furiously to try to discredit President Trump. If there were any evidence of collusion between Trump (or even obscure, minor “advisers” like Carter Page) and Russia, there would have been nothing else in the Washington Post or the New York Times for the past five months. But they have nothing.
So there you have it, folks. Basically, the whole world was spying on Trump, not just the Obama administration. Yet, even with all of these resources, there remains to be any evidence of any wrongdoing between Team Trump and Russia. No evidence. None.
Quiet reports about this are a better start than no reports at all, but they won’t cut it. Perhaps now, instead of focusing on Trump and the lack of evidence, the MSM will crank up the volume (wishful thinking, I know) on all the evidence piling up against the Obama administration. And then, hopefully, Congress and the Justice Department will give it the attention it deserves.