COTTonLINE readers will remember I predicted something of the sort nine days ago on April 4. I then wrote:
The U.S. isn't the only country eavesdropping on persons of interest. The possibility remains that Trump's people were actually wiretapped by foreigners - MI6 or equivalent. Their work product was then intercepted and decoded by NSA, no FISA permit required.The info came from GCHQ, not precisely MI6. It remains to be seen if any indictments come out of this investigation, to date we've seen zip, zilch, nada.
It is conceivable a foreign agency wiretapped Trump Tower at the request of NSA or CIA, again no FISA permit required, perhaps as part of a tit-for-tat deal: you eavesdrop on our opposition, we'll eavesdrop on yours, and we'll trade recordings. Subcontracting out dirty work is a fine old intel tradition, everybody does it.
Considering how little regard former CIA Director John Brennan had for Donald Trump, you'd think if he had anything awful he would have put it on the table, before the election. I can hardly wait for the next shoe to drop.