National Security

Report: Foreign Governments Are Listening to Trump’s Calls

Written by SK Ashby

I think we've long suspected that foreign governments have been listening to Trump's calls.

I mean, if Omarosa was able to record her conversations with Trump, foreign intelligence agencies must have found ways to listen too, right?

The New York Times reports that, in fact, both the Chinese and Russian government have been listening to Trumps calls because he insists on using his own personal iPhone which is not secure.

WASHINGTON — When President Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing, American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening — and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy, current and former American officials said.

Mr. Trump’s aides have repeatedly warned him that his cellphone calls are not secure, and they have told him that Russian spies are routinely eavesdropping on the calls, as well. But aides say the voluble president, who has been pressured into using his secure White House landline more often these days, has still refused to give up his iPhones. White House officials say they can only hope he refrains from discussing classified information when he is on them.


It can be said at least once a week at this point, but if Hillary Clinton or any other Democratic president routinely spoke on insecure phones, congressional Republicans would have a conniption.

Republicans spent fours years on Benghazi and two years on emails(!) during a time when Hillary Clinton's private email server proved to be far more secure than the servers of the Democratic party, the State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management which all saw massive security breaches between 2012 and 2016.

I realize there are other things happening in the news right now, but I also don't expect our political media will spend more than a few minutes discussing this risk to national security although they happily reprinted every single misleading leak handed to them by the chicken fuckers of the House Oversight Committee.