One question ominously looms over the nation with implications that could change the future of the United States forever.
Is there evidence that President Donald Trump and his team colluded with the Russian Federation?
John Schindler, a former NSA intelligence analyst, wrote a piece in the Observer that recounted how sources within the NSA say that the evidence exists and that NSA Director Mike Rodgers just admitted it in an agency-wide “town hall:”
I have spoken with several NSA officials who witnessed the director’s talk and I’m reporting their firsthand accounts, which corroborate each other, on condition of anonymity.
In his town hall talk, Rogers reportedly admitted that President Trump asked him to discredit the FBI and James Comey, which the admiral flatly refused to do.
As Rogers explained, he informed the commander in chief, “I know you won’t like it, but I have to tell what I have seen”—a probable reference to specific intelligence establishing collusion between the Kremlin and Team Trump.
Rogers then added that such SIGINT* exists, and it is damning. He stated, “There is no question that we [meaning NSA] have evidence of election involvement and questionable contacts with the Russians.”
SIGINT is shorthand for SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE, information retrieved by the monitoring of communication signals.
This should all be taken with a grain of salt, of course. Schindler has risen to prominence as a member of the anti-Trump Twitter conspiracy squad helmed by former British MP Louise Mensch and D.C photographer Claude Taylor. While he has refrained from plunging headlong into conspiratorial delusions like his colleagues, we’ve never had anything more than “anonymous sources” from him, so make of it what you will.
But seeing as Trump begged both Admiral Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to publicly tell the nation that no evidence exists, and the fact that they both refused to do so because it would be a lie – seems to indicate that yes, the SIGINT that implicates President Trump and his team as a willing participant in the Russian scheme to subvert our electoral processes and tilt the election in the favor of Donald Trump certainly does exist.
It’s now up to Special Prosecutor Mueller and the Intelligence Committees of Congress to get to the bottom of this scandal – and judging from this report, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Admiral Rogers in the coming weeks.
This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.