U.S. Allies Intercept Communications Between Russia And Trump Staff, Conducting Ongoing Intelligence Investigation On Trump

The truth about Trump’s connections to Russia will come out one way or another. Even if we have to depend on spies from our own allies.

For the past seven months US allies have been conducting intelligence operations against the United States because of Donald Trump. And at least one Western European ally has intercepted communications between Trump advisers and Russian government officials.

Sources told Newsweek that some of the intercepted communications were between Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. But it is unclear if the Flynn intel collected was just from phone calls or from various other methods of communication.

Newsweek reports,

“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.”

“Moreover, a Baltic nation is gathering intelligence on officials in the Trump White House and executives with the president’s company, the Trump Organization, out of concern that an American policy shift toward Russia could endanger its sovereignty, according to a third person with direct ties to that nation’s government.”

These sources spoke to Newsweek on the condition that they remain anonymous because they weren’t given formal permission to disclose the information. The sources did tell Newsweek which allies have intercepted the communications and are currently gathering intelligence on Trump associates. But the sources have asked the news site to withhold the names out of fear of a Trump retaliation on these nations.

As for the intelligence operations,

“The Western European intelligence operations began in August, after the British government obtained information that people acting on behalf of Russia were in contact with members of the Trump campaign. Those details from the British were widely shared among the NATO allies in Europe. The Baltic nation has been gathering intelligence for at least that long, and has conducted surveillance of executives from the Trump Organization who were traveling in Europe.”

“These operations reflect a serious breakdown in the long-standing faith in the direction of American policy by some of the country’s most important allies. Worse, the United States is now in a situation that may be unprecedented—where European governments know more about what is going on in the executive branch than any elected American official. To date, the Republican-controlled Congress has declined to conduct hearings to investigate the links between Trump’s overseas business partners and foreign governments, or the activities between Russia and officials in the Trump campaign and administration—the very areas being examined by the intelligence services of at least two American allies.”

According to a European source with direct knowledge of the situation, there were some details about Trump’s business partners given to the CIA months ago. One of the countries who provided intel was Germany.

“Long before the president’s inauguration, German electronic surveillance determined that the father of Trump’s Azerbaijani business partner is a government official who laundered money for the Iranian military.”

And that’s just one example.

The truth about Trump’s connections to Russia will come out one way or another. Even if we have to depend on spies from our own allies.

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