Thursday, May 2, 2019

Was the CIA Spying on the Trump Campaign?

Okay, this is getting into spy novel territory but it might result in former President Obama being taken down.

The New York Times reports:
The conversation at a London bar in September 2016 took a strange turn when the woman sitting across from George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser, asked a direct question: Was the Trump campaign working with Russia?

The woman had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues. But she was actually a government investigator posing as a research assistant, according to people familiar with the operation. The F.B.I. sent her to London as part of the counterintelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.

The American government’s affiliation with the woman, who said her name was Azra Turk, is one previously unreported detail of an operation that has become a political flash point in the face of accusations by President Trump and his allies that American law enforcement and intelligence officials spied on his campaign to undermine his electoral chances. Last year, he called it “Spygate.”
Papadopoulos reported on this meeting in his new book, Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump.
In the book, Papadopoulos recounts how Turk contacted him shortly after he arrived in London by sending a text message that said, “Let’s meet for a drink. I’m looking forward to meeting you.”

Papadopoulos said he wasn’t sure if the message was “suggestive” until he arrived at the bar Turk had picked out for them.

“It was definitely suggestive. Azra Turk is a vision right out of central casting for a spy flick. She’s a sexy bottle blonde in her thirties, and she isn’t shy about showing her curves—as if anyone could miss them. She’s a fantasy’s fantasy,” he wrote.

But within five minutes, the book says, Turk began grilling Papadopoulos about the Trump campaign.

“She wants to know: are we working with Russia? ‘I don’t know what you are talking about,’ I say with a nervous laugh — her question is creepy,” he wrote.

But Turk “keeps pushing” and puts her hand on Papadopoulos” arm, telling him he’s more attractive than his pictures suggest and that he’s “doing important work,” Papadopoulos wrote.

“I’d love to hear more about the campaign. It is such a fascinating subject. How is Trump going to win? How can he beat Hillary Clinton?” he recalls her saying.

Convinced she’s not really a research assistant, Papadopoulos waited until they finished their drinks and said goodbye, he wrote.
But here is the thing. Papadopoulos believes Turk was working for the CIA, not the FBI.

Papadopoulos believes current investigations will lead directly to former President Obama behind the spying conducted on the Trump campaign.

1 comment:

  1. All roads lead to Obama. According to recently released documents, this spying began in 2012. According to the Mueller Report, The FBI began sharing their database (with NSA access) to another federal agency [REDACTED] (CIA) in 2012, allowing contractors aligned with Obama to access this database with access to the NSA which we now know records ALL communications in and into the US.

    THIS is huge! This means political spying on opponents long before Trump. That's why when NSA Adm. Mike Rogers stopped this practice in early 2016, the CIA and FBI had to create a cover story (Trump/Russia collusion) to try and cover it up and also remove the threat posed from Trump. This is indeed MUCH bigger than Watergate!

    If this takes down Obama and/or Hillary (she was partly responsible for the dossier) - it would be spectacular and a great defeat for the Deep State.