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Thu Apr 13, 2017, 11:34 AM

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia (in 2015)

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia

Exclusive: GCHQ is said to have alerted US agencies after becoming aware of contacts in 2015


Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told.

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.

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Instead both US and UK intelligence sources acknowledge that GCHQ played an early, prominent role in kickstarting the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, which began in late July 2016.

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One source suggested the official investigation was making progress. “They now have specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion,” the source said. “This is between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 11:36 AM

1. But Hillary was the crook, right?

Man this whole thing stink to high heaven...

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Thu Apr 13, 2017, 11:58 AM

2. And the American people were never told any of this before the election -

maybe in part because of the presumption that Trump would not win.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:39 PM

3. Hey come on, I don't think we should be russian to judgement here

but this could explain why it appears that Trump is stalin.

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