Sunday, April 16, 2017

Trump In, GCHQ Boss Out

We've been following the story of British electronic surveillance of Team Trump since it was broached by Judge Napolitano on Fox News. First it was debunked by all and sundry, now the U.K. papers are admitting it happened, done by the GCHQ.

This most recent revelation comes from a long, encyclopedic article on the topic by Clarice Feldman at American Thinker. She writes:
The British Government Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ) had been partly funded by the U.S. NSA to the tune of over 100 million British pounds. So they had even more incentive to play ball with Obama. Three days after Trump’s inauguration the head of that outfit unexpectedly resigned for “personal reasons.”
It seems likely his "personal reasons" consist of having backed the wrong horse in the presidential race. In spite of what was announced, Robert Hannigan may have been told to resign to spare the U.K. further embarrassment.

This story is the gift that keeps on giving. I won't be surprised if we're still learning new things six months from now.