Jeez … before year’s end it was in the news in The Netherlands. The Dutch as true American Patriots supplied Internet data to their Nine Eyes partner NSA on the communication between Trump Tower server and the Russian Alfa bank. The Netherlands is a key component in collecting “intelligence” due to the Internet nodes on its territory. As I have written before, Israel’s Mossad [and Unit 8200] use Amsterdam as a key city for their daily job. Israel has [had] the contract with Dutch Justice and Ministry of Interior to tap tens of thousand of telephone (Internet) lines on a yearly basis.
Of course the DNI, NSA, GCHQ spooks can deny any involvement … just ask Clapper for a denial. Guaranteed!
British intelligence officials have denied an allegation that the UK helped former president Barack Obama “wiretap” Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The claim was repeated by the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Thursday and dismissed as “utterly ridiculous” by a GCHQ spokesperson.
The spokesperson added in a statement: “Recent allegations made by media commentator judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”
The president finds himself increasingly alone in his defence of his wiretapping claims. On Thursday, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate intelligence committee joined their counterparts on the House intelligence committee in the conclusion that they had seen no evidence to support the president’s accusation.
During the briefing, Spicer said Trump “stands by it” and emphasised, as he has attempted to do in recent days, that the president was referring broadly to wiretapping as a range of surveillance-related activities.
A good read for Donald: Intelligence for Dummies [Oui]
Interesting long read …
Later more … [if I find the time … still celebrating the ‘defeat’ of populism]