Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Are the Brits Starting To Sweat a Bit?

Nov. 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—In a story yesterday by Britain’s Daily Telegraph’s U.S. editor Ben Riley-Smith, London appears to show real alarm lest its interference into the U.S. elections and its coup attempt against our elected President could be made indisputable through an official document, if President Donald Trump declassifies and releases the full Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil Carter Page, as he has said he will. The headline is, “MI6 Battling To Stop Donald Trump Releasing Classified Russia Probe Documents.”

“The U.K. is warning that the U.S. President would undermine intelligence gathering if he releases pages of an FBI application to wiretap one of his former campaign advisers.

“However, Trump allies are fighting back, demanding transparency and asking why Britain would oppose the move unless it had something to hide....

“[George Papadopoulos] has suggested he was ‘lured’ to London ‘so that the British would spy on me’ and was targeted by a ‘plot by Western intelligence.’ The Fox News presenters have often echoed the suggestions.

“Mr. Papadopoulos told the Telegraph: ‘The British government has a lot of explaining to do. It’s in their interest to be transparent. Why was the British intelligence apparatus weaponized against Trump and his advisers?’

“Other Trump allies are pushing similar claims. One former top White House adviser to Mr. Trump made similar insinuations, telling this newspaper: ‘You know the Brits are up to their neck.’

“The [Telegraph’s] source added on the Page wiretap application: ‘I think that stuff is going to implicate MI5 and MI6 in a bunch of activities they don’t want to be implicated in, along with FBI, counter-terrorism and the CIA.’ ”

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