It seems that British intelligence doesn’t want the American people to know how they colluded with Barack Obama in his illegal spying on the Trump campaign. I say that’s all the more reason we need to know. We already knew that many of the spies used, especially on George Papadopoulos were connected to British intelligence, not to mention the author of the Hillary dossier, Christopher Steele.
It will be interesting to see just how deep British intelligence was involved in Obama’s illicit scheme. Trump appears to be willing to leave those parts out as well as parts from other countries we did not know colluded with Obama.
Trump ordered Monday the release of a slew of documents from the Russia probe, including a June 2017 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application granted against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. But the Republican suddenly backtracked Friday, saying that he would refer declassification issues to the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General.
Trump said the Justice Department and two foreign allies had raised concerns about declassifying and releasing the documents.
“We are moving along, we are also dealing with foreign countries that do have a problem,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday, before reneging on the declassification order.
“I got called today from two very good allies saying, ‘Please, can we talk.’ It is not as simple as all of that,” he said. “We do have to respect their wishes. But it will all come out.”
I have to wonder about our alleged allies that took part in Obama’s operation. Were they fooled or were they willing accomplices? And if they were willing accomplices, can we really trust them in the future? That’s why we need to know the part they played.