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.
As SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s future begins to clear with an approval vote happening most likely on Saturday, the FISA document disclosures are coming to the fore.
Officials from UK, New Zealand and Australia are attempting to squash the document release showing that under the Five Eyes intelligence program their government espionage offices spied on President-elect Trump and his staff after the 2016 election.
The 5 Eyes program is a cooperative arrangement between the US intelligence community and Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. These allies provide intelligence to each other when the host country cannot spy on its own citizens.
It is alleged that under the program Australian and New Zealand intelligence agents provide DOJ/CIA/FBI with information on the 2016 Trump campaign as well as after the election.
So, according to ex-FBI general counsel James Baker’s testimony not only did the Obama administration through Attorney General Loretta Lynch use former British spy Christopher Steele’s bogus Russian Dossier report to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign and his president-elect team, but also used the Dossier to have our allies — specifically Australia and NZ to spy on the Trump team as well. Since the CIA could not legally run surveillance on Trump, Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan put these two countries intelligence assets to work for the Democratic party.
So while the Senate Judiciary committee finishes up on the Kavanaugh nomination, The House Judiciary committee under Rep. Robert Goodlatte is looking into the above matter as well as Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyers at Perkins Cole.
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Next week should be a monumental time for the White House providing of course SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh can get his Senate vote over and be confirmed.
President Trump cannot pull the trigger on releasing the FISA report giving him clear cover to fire Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein until that happens. The president will not jeopardize his SCOTUS pick with a backlash in the Senate.
Don’t you find it ironic that foreign governments including Britain, Australia and perhaps New Zealand would protest the release of the FISA documents? Congress doesn’t know what is contained in the unclassified version, yet the spy operations of these countries know.
It appears the Five Eyes spy program (Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US) where these countries spy on the others citizens to get around privacy violations was used to spy on President Trump’s campaign.
Needless to say all these moves by the president on the declassification of the FISA application has had ex-Obama officials scurrying for cover and the intelligence picked up by the panic attacks has been priceless for future prosecution.
And it appears Rosenstein is the odd-man out since the president will not take a meeting with him and ex-Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch recorded his four recent calls with him.
So I will be in London next week, but will have my eyes peeled on what is going down in the US as well as there. Here’s hoping for no tech wreck in my travels.