Russians are spying on America! Well, duh!! America is spying on Russia too!
It’s actually public knowledge that the two nations are spying on each other. It’s such a normal occurrence that the two countries even came to a spying agreement.
When a Russian, surveillance plane flew through restricted airspace over a few American landmarks (the Pentagon and the Capitol), there wasn’t any real security alarm. Back in 1992, America and Russia signed the Treaty on Open Skies. This agreement gave both nations permission to run “surveillance flights” within each other’s countries.
The Russians have to inform America of any incoming-surveillance flights 72 hours before—American airmen must be aboard.
But the controversy over the pretty-routine surveillance flight is the fact they flew over Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster (NJ), where President Trump is spending his 17-day absence from the White House.
It is unclear exactly why the Russians decided to fly over the golf course, but one Pentagon official says, “I don’t know of any military facilities there.”
Politico says the flyover was a Russian attempt to “troll President Trump.”