While the American Intelligence Community (IC) plays “not us” when it comes to claims that the Obama Administration spied on President Trump (when he was both a candidate and President-elect), Fox News has learned that in order to avoid a paper trail, fingerprints, and pesky little details like the Bill of Rights, President Obama circumvented all of that by requesting the British spy on Trump.
Appearing on Fox News this morning, Judge Andrew Napolitano dropped this bombshell that could finally help to explain a whole lot, including a January 19 New York Times report about the Obama White House looking at intelligence information based on “wiretaps” (their word, not mine).
That’s the first two paragraphs of the article. That’s normal procedure around here to give you, Gentle Reader, an idea of what I’m going on about. But not this time.
You see, both the US and UK have laws and rules about spying on their own citizens. Irritating, intrusive laws that prevent our nascent police states from keeping an eye on us unruly mundanes. What’s a totalitarian to do? Simple, you ask somebody who faces no such restraints to do it for you. And this goes both ways: the US asks GCHQ to spy on us, and the Brits have the CIA do the same for them. There’s your Special Relationship for you, served up on a silver platter.
Those of you who visit here also tend to read the same blogsites as I do, and we see from time to time a posting that highlights a visit from either the Pentagon or one of the Alphabet Agencies. That’s the wrong thing, unless you’re just indulging in a bit of trolling. What you should be paying attention to are visits from foreign agencies. That’ll be how you know that Teh Gummint has decided that you are “of interest”.