The Guardian has come out with a stunning report that discloses new information on the secret communications between Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election. According to this report, European intelligence agencies have uncovered some of these conversations between Trump's campaign and Russian agents, some of them dating as far back as 2015.
The British intelligence agency GCHQ first picked up on these communications in late 2015 when they found suspicious interactions between people connected to Trump's camp and some individuals that are suspected Russian spies, according to someone close to the British agency.
From The Guardian:
This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.
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.
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.
Another source suggested the Dutch and the French spy agency, the General Directorate for External Security or DGSE, were contributors.
And the best part is, they weren't even targeting Trump or his campaign, all this information was picked up in what the Guardian says was just a “routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets.”
Let's just hope that this investigation can make some progress, and that we'll finally get the full truth!
H/T: The Guardian