Obama’s CIA asked foreign allies to spy on 26 Trump associates, spun up Russia ‘collusion’ hoax, report says

Many Americans have long suspected it, and, Lord knows, former President Donald Trump has for years been telling anyone who would listen: Barack Obama’s CIA spied on Trump’s associates and cooked up the “Russia collusion” hoax in a “political espionage” campaign designed to cripple the duly-elected leader of the United States.

Independent journalists Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger, who exposed the infamous “Twitter Files,” joined reporter Alex Gutentag for an explosive Substack report. Citing “multiple credible sources,” the trio claims that “the United States Intelligence Community (IC), including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), illegally mobilized foreign intelligence agencies to target Trump advisors long before the summer of 2016.”

Taibbi writes:

Until now, the official story has been that the FBI’s investigation began after Australian intelligence officials told US officials that a Trump aide had boasted to an Australian diplomat that Russia had damning material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

In truth, the US IC asked the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance to surveil Trump’s associates and share the intelligence they acquired with US agencies, say sources close to a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HSPCI) investigation. The Five Eyes nations are the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

After Public and Racket had been told that President Barack Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, had identified 26 Trump associates for the Five Eyes to target, a source confirmed that the IC had “identified [them] as people to ‘bump,’ or make contact with or manipulate. They were targets of our own IC and law enforcement — targets for collection and misinformation.”

“Unknown details about the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign and raw intelligence related to the IC’s surveillance of the Trump campaign are in a 10-inch binder that Trump ordered to be declassified at the very end of his term, sources told Public and Racket,” the journalist continues. “If the top-secret documents exist proving these charges, they are potentially proof that multiple US intelligence officials broke laws against spying and election interference.”

The British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) — “the UK’s equivalent of the National Security Agency (NSA),” according to Taibbi — lied when it claimed it first became aware of “suspicious ‘interactions’ between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents” in 2015 as a result of  “incidental collection.”

Taibbi reports:

Instead, the US IC asked its foreign allies to target 26 members of Trump’s team, possibly to justify the FBI’s investigation.

“They were making contacts and bumping Trump people going back to March 2016,” a source close to the investigation said. “They were sending people around the UK, Australia, Italy — the Mossad in Italy. The MI6 was working at an intelligence school they had set up.”

According to Fox News host Jesse Waters, one of the “bumped” was likely former Trump campaign staffer, George Papadopoulos, “who later pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators amid a probe in which he was approached while abroad by operatives who offered ‘dirt’ on Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton,” Fox News Digital reports.

“Foreign spies didn’t ‘discover’ evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and turn it over to the feds,” Waters said on “Primetime.”

“Foreign spies were ‘assigned’ by Obama’s CIA to create a false impression of collusion; to trigger an FBI counterintelligence investigation,” he reported. “Obama’s CIA worked with Hillary’s foreign agents in London to hatch the hoax, which led to the FBI investigation, the illegal wiretapping, the [Gen.] Mike Flynn sting…”

On X,  Papadopoulos noted that he wrote all about it in his “best seller,” Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs Of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump.

“All roads lead to London and Rome,” he stated. “Always did.”

“Time to get Brennan, Obama, [Special Counsel] Durham and [former Attorney General Bill] Barr in front of Congress,” Papadopoulos said in a separate post.


If the journalists’ report is proven true, all of the above are guilty of “high treason,” according to many users on X.

“That’s high treason,” stated one user.

“What Obama did was worse than all the Russian Collusion charges they threw at Trump. The hoax was a smoke screen. Worse than anything on Jan 6th,” fumed another. “People need to go to jail.”

“So,” said a third, “Obama is the real insurrectionist.”


“The same agency that had 51 intelligence officers swear that Hunter Biden’s laptop wasn’t real, when they knew it was,” one user on X wrote. “The ‘L’s’ just keep stacking up.”


As one X user put it: “Donald Trump Was Right About Everything.”

 

Melissa Fine

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