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The Trump Campaign Spy: Who is Stefan Halper? 

This week, we learned that the Obama administration under Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice and James Comey’s FBI may have paid at least one person to infiltrate the Trump campaign. The campaign spy is reportedly Stefan Halper, a 73-year-old British professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence and a background working for the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. (You will not hear his name on TV; they are only referring to him as “the British professor,” “the campaign spy” or “the informant.” If you haven’t heard the name Stefan Halper yet, Google it). He has a long history of being an FBI informant.

Late last week, reports in the Washington Post and New York Times named Halper as the informant who met with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos starting in summer 2016. As you may remember, Papodopoulous has pled guilty to lying to the FBI, while Page was the subject of the FISA surveillance warrant which the same FBI and DOJ under Obama obtained using the phony Christopher Steele dossier.

Do we need any more proof the FBI spied on the Trump campaign?

If we needed any more proof that our own Department of Justice was seeking to create a way to discredit Trump in the event that Hillary Clinton lost the election, this is it. We now know that the “insurance policy” Peter Strozk and Lisa Page were texting about was an FBI operation that attempted to entrap Trump campaign aides into appearing interested in colluding with Russia – all with the goal of having a story to leak to the media right after the election that would make Trump’s win appear illegitimate. There were several members of the Trump campaign who were targeted – but as you may have guessed, their efforts were most successful with the young and impressionable George Papodopoulous.

How Stefan Halper Spied on the Trump Campaign 

Halper’s first contact with the Trump campaign was when he met Carter Page at a British symposium in July 2016. The two struck up a suspicious friendship that went on for more than a year, meeting at Halper’s Virginia farm and in Washington, D.C. in addition to exchanging emails. Carter Page, by the way, maintains that he never felt anything was odd about his friendship with Halper. Could that be a red flag about Carter Page as well? Maybe.

A month into his friendship with Carter Page, Halper then met with Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis in late August. According to Clovis, Halper was attempting to get on the Trump campaign staff by offering his services as a foreign policy adviser. Clovis says he didn’t think the conversation was suspicious at the time – but now, he is “unsettled” because Halper never mentioned he was also talking with Carter Page.

So when did the young, inexperienced campaign aide George Papadopoulos get involved with Halper? It was in either August or September of 2016, when Halper offered him $3,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to London “to write a paper about energy in the eastern Mediterranean region.” And Papadopoulos took him up on it.

So Papadopoulos went to London in September, ostensibly to meet with Halper about getting paid to write a foreign policy paper. During their meeting, Halper brought up the topic of the Russians being involved in the hacking of Hillary and the DNC’s emails: “George, you know about the hacking emails from Russia, right?”

Keep in mind, this is about one month after Trump made a remark on the campaign trail, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you find the 30,000 emails.” So now, we know the spies were capitalizing on Trump’s joke by dangling the hacked Hillary/DNC emails as bait for campaign aides like Papadopoulos.

Halper Brings in a Honey Pot

Also in London, Halper introduced Papadopoulos to his Turkish assistant, Azra Turk. Reportedly, Turk flirted with Papadopoulos both during the meeting and later on in email exchanges. Some reports say Halper told Papodopoulous the lie that Turk was Vladimir Putin’s niece. Other reports say that a different operative posed as Putin’s niece – more on that later.

What we know for sure is that in London, Halper and Turk offered to help Papadopoulos arrange a meeting for Trump with “the Russian leadership,” AKA Putin. Papadopoulos did not commit to such a meeting, and said his campaign supervisor told him “great work” for declining it.

By the way, sources close to Papadopoulos say that now he understands Halper was spying on the campaign while working for an intelligence agency.

Who Paid Stefan Halper to Spy on the Trump Campaign?

So far, no payments to Halper from the FBI or Department of Justice have been uncovered; however, public records show he has received two large payments from Department of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment — a “shadowy think tank” that reports directly to the Secretary of Defense (in 2016-17, the Secretary of Defense under Obama was Ash Carter). The office paid Halper $282,000 in 2016 and $129,000 in 2017. So the question is, did the FBI or DOJ funnel this payment through the DOD?

Others who Spied on the Trump Campaign 

But Stefan Halper wasn’t the only one trying to infiltrate the Trump campaign through George Papadopoulos. This kid was entrapped by up to three people.

The Big Picture

Now, this is coming full circle:

But according to James Comey’s tweet this week, all of their spying was okay because it was “regulated” – in other words, it’s “good” spying because so many people in the government were in on it.

One more piece of evidence that this was a major conspiracy: Don’t forget that Loretta Lynch had that “totally coincidental” run-in with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix while all of this was going on in July of 2016. Maybe now, we finally know what they were talking about.

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