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Thursday, April 13, 2017

GOP & Russians worked together to defeat Democracy

British Spies First to Spot Trump Team Links to Russian Agents.

This is a follow up to the report on the arrest of Pyotr Levashov, in Spain the other day, and it's relationship to Project Alamo. I'm writing about this because there are multiple journalists pursuing multiple threads and I need a central place to keep the info and links. Also I expect Donald Trump to lash out at some country, probably North Korea, to divert attention from his treason.

Now we have a Guardian report which shows how Right Wing and Left Wing were being influenced by disinformation, stolen and massaged information and info-wars/psy-ops during or before 2015. The report details how Russian "Active Agents" directed by Russian Intelligence Disinformation experts working with Trump Campaign officials and members were picked up by allied intelligence doing their dirty work. It was those allies who relayed word on what the russians were doing back to, First CIA director Brennan and then, eventually, to James Comey.

"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." [Guardian]

The term for this is treason. Especially since these agents want to do us harm on the battlefield with our allies, friends and our frenemies battling ISIS, religious extremism and dictators.

"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." [Guardian]

FISA requires a warrant to be taken seriously, or to listen in on US Citizens. Our Friends aren't so constrained.

"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." [Guardian]

The foreign spy agencies are not constrained by a FISA court, or our 4th Amendment, when it comes to our citizens, so they could gather this information. They could bring it up to our intelligence folks, and did. Multiple sources confirm who gathered this information:

"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." [Guardian]

But also probably:

"Another source suggested the Dutch and the French spy agency, the General Directorate for External Security or DGSE, were contributors." [Guardian]

They were listening to Russian spies and operatives!

"It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information. The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern of connections that were flagged to intelligence officials in the US." [Guardian]

They brought this to Brennan's attention.

"Robert Hannigan, passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan. The matter was deemed so sensitive it was handled at “director level”. After an initially slow start, Brennan used GCHQ information and intelligence from other partners to launch a major inter-agency investigation."[Guardian]

Brennan starts giving classified briefings to the Congress.

"In late August and September Brennan gave a series of classified briefings to the Gang of Eight, the top-ranking Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. He told them the agency had evidence the Kremlin might be trying to help Trump to win the presidency, the New York Times reported." [Guardian]

Because this was highly classified, the actual investigation had to be turned over to the FBI and FISA courts.

"The issue of GCHQ’s role in the FBI’s ongoing investigation into possible cooperation between the Trump campaign and Moscow is highly sensitive. In March Trump tweeted that Barack Obama had illegally “wiretapped” him in Trump Tower." [Guardian]

Trump didn't understand that it was the Brits who'd wiretapped him. This is how we were doing foreign intelligence before we had FISA courts.

There were FISA court approved wiretaps. Those were apparently first started in July 2016 and renewed around the time of the election [according to a different source]. But the Guardian Article claims that the FISA court approved taps on two banks in October.

This is just one story of many

These charges are all converging. What makes it amazing is that so many of the principles, who have staked their careers warmongering against or criticizing their opponents for not warmongering enough; turn out to be in bed with the smugglers who make money from US Embargoes and the behaviors of the Countries they criticize. In this case the Trump Campaign made a deal with the Russians and worked with them. However, it's not just the Russians.

Rudy Giuliani & the Iranians

Rudy Giuliani helping Erdogan launder money?

" last month, came several dramatic developments. Zarrab fired most of his lawyers and hired Rudy Giuliani, a confidant of President Trump, and Michael Mukasey, the former U.S. Attorney General. Then Trump fired Bharara, the prosecutor who indicted Zarrab in the first place. With a legal team friendly to the President in place, and a hostile prosecutor out of the way, Zarrab may be hoping for a sweet deal from the prosecution. It has since been revealed that Giuliani and Mukasey travelled to Turkey in February to meet with Erdo─čan about the case—another of Zarrab’s lawyers said that they were seeking a “diplomatic solution” to the situation. Berman, the judge, has asked that Giuliani and Mukasey provide more information about their role in the case." []

Meanwhile Rudy might be headed for indictment by the Government too:

"FBI Complaint Filed on Rudy Giuliani for knowledge of Russian hacks & Wikileaks—11/4" [funder]

Further Information

Malcolm Nance
The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election:
Guardian Article:
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Levashov arrest:
Project Alamo:
Related Sources:
Rudy Giuliani and his treason with the Iranians

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