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After the Brexit Vote and before the Trump nomination by the Republican Party ...

SCL Group, AQI and Brexit-Johnson-Cummings

To distract from the true backers of both referenda and shine the light on Russian culprits ... see the Robert Mueller report and his appearance before U.S. Congress recently.

No surprise, no surprise here! Coaching by the intelligence community where to look for a nemesis.

Secret texts cast light on UK's early role in Trump-Russia inquiry | The Guardian - 1 hr ago |

Two of the most senior intelligence officials in the US and UK privately shared concerns about "our strange situation" as the FBI launched its 2016 investigation into whether Donald Trump's campaign was colluding with Russia, the Guardian has learned.

Text messages between Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI at the time, and Jeremy Fleming, his then counterpart at MI5, now the head of GCHQ, also reveal their mutual surprise at the result of the EU referendum, which some US officials regarded as a "wake-up call", according to a person familiar with the matter.

While Russia had previously been viewed as a country that would seek to interfere in western elections, the Brexit vote was viewed by some within the FBI as a sign that Russian activities had possibly been successful, the person said.

Their exchanges offer new insights into the start of the FBI's Russia investigation, and how British intelligence appears to have played a key role in the early stages.

In one exchange in August 2016, Fleming noted that members of the FBI and MI5 had "met on our strange situation", a veiled reference to discussions about Russian activities, according to the source.  

The Strzok-Page Texts and the Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation

Related reading, my diaries ...

British Censor, Pablo Miller MI6 and Oui's Diary
Revealed: Steele A Tool of FBI and CIA for Years

by Oui on Tue Jul 30th, 2019 at 10:01:09 PM EST

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