Judge Andrew Napolitano is probably grinning from ear to ear right now.
About a month ago he reported that his sources had told him that Obama had used the British intelligence agencies to spy on the Trump campaign team. Most people on the left and in the media were incredulous and they mocked Fox News for allowing such accusations to air on National Television. Fox News was so worried that they actually pulled Napolitano off the air for a couple of weeks, but now, Napolitano is being vindicated.
CNN is reporting that the British (and other European intelligence agencies) did indeed spy on the Trump campaign (CNN says it was “inadvertent”) and then they most certainly did give that information to the Obama administration.
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.