What if the Trump administration was playing 5-D chess with the release of Five Eyes spying information on the 2016 presidential election?
Would the threat of that information being released be enough to get Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to knuckle under and approve the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that was announced late last week?
The Five Eyes program is a mutual spying agreement between Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. In the case of the 2016 presidential election it is alleged that Australia and New Zealand specifically working through then-CIA Director John Brennan provided real-time data on the Trump campaign, which Brennan then forwarded to the Clinton campaign.
The data flow either went directly to the Clinton campaign or to former Brit spy Christopher Steele, who was composing the “Russian Dossier” against Trump. Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ exec Bruce Ohr and an employee of Fusion/GPS may also have been a conduit for the information.
This narrative may be the reason why the FISA documents have not been declassified as yet, despite President Trump ordering for the documents to be released unredacted.
The remaining Five Eyes participants — Britain, Australia and New Zealand — may have put pressure on Trudeau’s government to swallow hard and give Trump the win on trade to keep the spying information contained in the FISA documents classified.
This is truly what a 5-D chess game would look like. So don’t look for a total DECLAS release anytime soon.