Judge Napolitano was recently suspended from Fox News for claiming that the British spy service GCHQ had intercepted Trump communications and shared them with the Obama administration.
The Judge was right and now CNN is confirming that Trump campaign communications were collected by the GCHQ and given to the Obama administration. Judge Napolitano claimed that this was a work around for the Obama administration to spy on the Trump campaign legally.
British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts, US congressional and law enforcement and US and European intelligence sources tell CNN.
The communications were captured during routine surveillance of Russian officials and other Russians known to western intelligence. British and European intelligence agencies, including GCHQ, the British intelligence agency responsible for communications surveillance, were not proactively targeting members of the Trump team but rather picked up these communications during what’s known as “incidental collection,” these sources tell CNN.
The European intelligence agencies detected multiple communications over several months between the Trump associates and Russian individuals — and passed on that intelligence to the US. The US and Britain are part of the so-called “Five Eyes” agreement (along with Canada, Australia and New Zealand), which calls for open sharing among member nations of a broad range of intelligence.