We all know that President Vladimir TrumPutin is in bed with Mother Russia. Whether it’s photos of 45 with Russian hookers or Russia’s cable-installation bill for an extra cable box in the basement of the White House with the RT News package, we all know that something is amiss when it comes to Russian ties to the White House.
Now news has emerged that the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters has proof that individuals inside TrumPutin’s administration corroborated with Russian intelligence during the elections.
According to The Guardian, GCHQ began noticing suspicious “interactions” between members of TrumPutin’s team and “known or suspected Russian agents” in late 2015. GCHQ passed that information along to U.S. intelligence agencies for the next six months, until the summer of 2016.
According to The Guardian:
It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information. The alleged conversations were picked up by chance as part of routine surveillance of Russian intelligence assets. Over several months, different agencies targeting the same people began to see a pattern of connections that were flagged to intelligence officials in the US.
A source close to the investigation now believes that they “have specific concrete and corroborative evidence of collusion. This is between people in the Trump campaign and agents of [Russian] influence relating to the use of hacked material,” The Guardian reports.
Sources told The Guardian that the U.S. was “asleep” when it came to keeping an eye on Russia’s relationship to TrumPutin’s team.
“They [the European agencies] were saying: ‘There are contacts going on between people close to Mr. Trump and people we believe are Russian intelligence agents. You should be wary of this,’” the source said. “The message was: ‘Watch out. There’s something not right here.’”
Read more at The Guardian.