Obviously, much of the spying, the use of FBI informants to infiltrate the Trump campaign, took place on British soil. The incident that the FBI claims triggered them to open an counterintelligence investigation into candidate Donald Trump, a conversation between Australian diplomat Alexander Downer and Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, took place in a London bar. Stefan Halper, a professor at Cambridge University, met with several Trump campaign junior advisors in London as well.
We also know that the day after Peter Strzok, who at the time led the FBI’s Counterespionage Division, opened the investigation into the Trump campaign, he hopped on a plane to London. We know from texts between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page he was accompanied by another, more senior FBI official as well. Testimony from other FBI officials have pointed to a London connection as well.
In the video below, political analyst Dick Morris discusses the role played by the British intelligence community in the hoax against candidate Trump and the reasons why the Brits were strongly hoping for a Hillary Clinton victory. Trump worried the British elite, Morris says. “He questioned the value of NATO, he said it might be obsolete. He openly endorsed Brexit which they strongly opposed…Then, when he started to say nice things about Putin, praising his leadership style and saying that he could do business with him, that set off alarm bells throughout London.” According to Morris:
The Brits were especially sensitive (and still are) about a renewal of the Cold War, because many of the oligarchs whom Putin had thrown out and threatened to arrest mainly fled to London. London has more billionaires than any other city in the world by a factor of 4 or 5. When former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned to death in London, it brought the Cold War directly home to the British MI6 operatives.
So, they began a process of beginning to stop Donald Trump from becoming President. And as his candidacy matured and he got closer and closer to victory, their attempts to float the collusion hoax scandal became evermore intense. The Brits were the first to bring the possibility of Russian collusion to the FBI’s attention back in 2015.
It was the former British MI6 agent, Christopher Steele, who was hired to investigate the possibility of Russian collusion. Steele made his data available to MI6 and got data from his old friends at MI6 that went into his altogether phony dossier. Indeed, the Hillary campaign and the people who were in charge of their negative research may have chosen Steele because of his connections with MI6 and because of his credibility with the FBI. Sir Andrew Wood, a former ambassador from the U.K. to Russia, and a close associate in business of Christopher Steele, played a key role in vouching for Steele when he first was emerging with his dossier. And it was Wood who sold John McCain on the dossier. He arranged to get the dossier to McCain and prompted McCain to bring it to Comey and inject it into the American political dialog. And there’s other evidence of the closeness between MI6 and the Russia hoax scandal. Alex Younger, the head of MI6, in his first public speech, quoted extensively from the Steele dossier. And Robert Hannigan, the director of GCHQ, the British equivalent of the National Security Agency, resigned a few days after Trump’s inauguration, in a big surprise. He was very popular. It was speculated that his resignation may have related to MI6’s efforts to promote the hoax of the Russian collusion.
And finally, when the dossier came out, MI6 issued a “D” notice for Christopher Steele. A “D” notice is a notice by MI6 to the British media that prohibits them from covering a certain event for a period of 6 or 9 hours because it would be detrimental to the national security. And they stopped the media from using Steele’s name until he could get out of the country. Again indicating the links between MI6 and the Russian Collusion Hoax. This bears further investigation.
When Trump announced last September that he would release documents related to the investigation against him, it was believed that the governments of Britain and Australia objected to the move. There were other reasons, including a warning from his legal team that he should wait until Mueller had submitted his report before declassifying such sensitive material. But, as the bits of information start to form a more complete picture of what happened in 2016, the British intelligence community looms large.
And Morris’ theory makes a great deal of sense.