Recently, the fact that foreign intelligence agencies assisted the United States in spying on the Trump campaign. Italy has fired two spy chiefs who aided Brennan and company in developing a coup against President Trump.
There is evidence that British and Australian intelligence agencies also helped. The fact that AG Barr has decided to investigate this at this time must be due to the evidence he has examined. Should they find that foreign intelligence agencies did participate in the attempted coup, it will have serious implications between those countries and ours.
I have no doubt that some are guilty. It’s just a matter of whether it was just a couple of officials or whether it did with the approval of their governments.
The Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the 2016 Russia probe is “broad in scope and multifaceted” and will examine potential involvement of “foreign intelligence services,” a top agency official said on Monday.
In a letter to Congress, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd provided an outline of the investigation to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) after the congressional leader’s inquiry into the review.
Attorney General William Barr said last month that he had directed John Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut and a veteran prosecutor, to determine if law enforcement and intelligence authorities engaged in improper surveillance as they investigated potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to sway the 2016 presidential election.
“It is now well-established that, in 2016, the U.S. government and others undertook certain intelligence-gathering and investigative steps directed at persons associated with the Trump campaign,” said the letter from Boyd, the department’s top liaison to Congress.