A former National Security Agency (NSA) counterintelligence officer says US agents have “considerable intelligence” of high-level Russians discussing collusion with Donald Trump’s election team.
John Schindler, a security expert specialised in espionage and terrorism, tweeted : “Ahem: US IC has considerable SIGINT featuring high-level Russians talking about their collusion with Team Trump.”
The former agent said that intelligence has been gathered from the NSA and its partners from intercepted electronic and communication signals.
The messages, called “reflections” in the realm of spies, are reportedly readouts from conversations about current operations.
Mr Schindler said that taken one by one these conversations were “not all that persuasive” but that collectively “they demonstrate collusion”.
In another tweet, he said: “One intercepted convo between two senior Kremlin guys talking about collusion w/Trump isn’t a big deal; a bunch of them = a very big deal.”