Over the past few days, the alleged connection between Donald Trump and Russia has been in the news. This was fueled by both Michael Flynn’s resignation and a New York Times story which claimed that “phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign […] had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.” The article later stated that “officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, so far, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation [between Russia and the U.S.]”
So – what’s the point of their story? I guess, any smear will do if you’re hoping your base reads only the headline and first two paragraphs of your articles.
A better question would be, why the heck were Donald Trump’s calls intercepted? The excuse given was that they were discovered when federal intelligence was investigating a Russian role in the DNC hack. But the truth is that all eyes (and ears) are on Trump – and the establishment will do anything to bring him down.
Wednesday afternoon Breitbart released a report in which a William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, confirmed that the NSA is spying of President Trump. Binney was a key component to building the NSA’s surveillance program before resigning from the agency in 2001 after over 30 years of service.
Asked whether he believes the NSA is tapping Trump, Binney replied: “Absolutely. How did they get the phone call between the president and the president of Australia? Or the one that he made with Mexico? Those are not targeted foreigners.”
Binney further contended the NSA may have been behind a data leak that might have revealed that Michael Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser, allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials about the contents of his phone calls with Russia’s ambassador to Washington.
And we thought it was only us that the NSA spied on.
What does it say when our government is even spying on our president? In my opinion, it means there’s just another part of the swamp we forgot to drain.
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