“[Stephen] Halper, who assisted the FBI in the Russia investigation, appears to also have significant ties to the Russian government, as well as sources connected directly to President Vladimir Putin.” Now, this is new. Halper is part of the MI6 bunch in the U.K. that partnered with the FBI and agents from Harvard and Yale. This is the Oxford-Cambridge, Harvard-Yale connection with the intelligence apparatus of both countries. What it all means here so that Halper just another link from the Clinton campaign to the Russians in creating all of this phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock ‘n’ roll stuff on Trump, including the dossier. – Rush Limbaugh 8/28/18
FoxNews.com reports that
The professor who reportedly assisted the FBI’s Russia probe as a confidential source is at the center of a Defense Department whistleblower’s complaint that alleges government contractor abuses, as well as excessive payments with taxpayer dollars, according to interviews and documents reviewed by Fox News.
The complaint was filed by attorney Sean Bigley on behalf of Pentagon lawyer Adam Lovinger. Earlier this month, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch announced it was suing the Defense Department on behalf of Lovinger to force the release of emails and other electronic messages after Lovinger had his security clearance suspended.
“[The complaint] pertained to the misuse of contractors by the Department of Defense, specifically what he perceived as the use of contractors to conduct foreign relations in violation of U.S. law, as well as … gross waste and excessive expenditures that were being lavished on these contractors to do very little work,” Bigley said.
Bigley, who is representing Lovinger pro bono, said his client flagged the concerns about contractors — including Stefan Halper, the professor — as early as 2016, to Lovinger’s leadership at the Office of Net Assessment (ONA), which is like an internal Pentagon think tank. He said Lovinger was specifically concerned Halper was being used by the ONA to “conduct foreign relations in violation of U.S. law — specifically he was being sent out unsupervised around the globe to meet with foreign diplomats and report back” his findings.
In May, Halper was the subject of multiple media reports linking him to the Russia probe, with The Washington Post describing the academic as “the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation and is at the center of a standoff between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department … a well-connected veteran of past GOP administrations who convened senior intelligence officials for seminars at the University of Cambridge in England.” The complaint was first filed in September 2017 and was updated after the Halper reports.
An email reviewed by Fox News shows that Halper wrote to the ONA in October 2016 about a series of upcoming engagements scheduled in a foreign country. While the nation’s name is redacted, the email shows Halper lined up “14 meetings … with various parts of the political and military community,” and a specific appointment to consult with a brigadier whose name is also withheld.
Lovinger told his leadership that he was concerned Halper had crossed the line into diplomacy and foreign relations, and it would cause further damage to their office. “[P]rofessor-led talks harmed [Office of Net Assessment’s] reputation among segments of the [redacted] national security elite we encountered, including some very senior [redacted] officials in [redacted] government,” Lovinger’s email continued, “[redacted] has had to spend a lot of political capital to get the [redacted] government to take ONA seriously again, and we’re still not out of that hold yet.”
The Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart 7.5, called “Inherently Governmental Functions,” states that contractors are prohibited from taking on U.S. government functions, such as the “conduct of criminal investigations,” the “command of military forces,” and “the conduct of foreign relations.”
A review of government spending records shows that Halper was paid more than $600,000 for two contracts in 2015 and 2016 for academic papers related to Russia. In the 2015 paper titled, “The Russia-China relationship: The Impact on the United States’ Security Interests,” Halper listed more than three dozen sources, including General V.I Trubnikov, a former head of Russian intelligence, as well as former CIA Director Michael Hayden.
A similar contract, reviewed by Fox News, awarded to a different academic for a paper on Chinese approaches to war and conflict was granted much less, about $130,000 in taxpayer funds. “Mr. Halper was officially contracted to prepare academic studies on issues of U.S. foreign relations,” Bigley said. “When you compare the amount that he was paid to the work, we believe that the discrepancy was the result of the other work Mr. Halper was performing for the DoD.”
After Halper’s name emerged in media reports, Lovinger’s attorney said he offered to provide more documents to strengthen their formal September 2017 complaint.
You DO remember the “media reports” from last May, don’t you, gentle readers?
If not, please allow me to shine the light on Professor Stefan Halper.
Last May, NYPost.com reported that
Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence has been outed as an agent who snooped on the Trump presidential campaign for the FBI.
Multiple media outlets have named Stefan Halper, 73, as the secret informant who met with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos starting in the summer of 2016. The American-born academic previously served in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations.
The revelation, stemming from recent reports in which FBI sources admitted sending an agent to snoop on the Trump camp, heightens suspicions that the FBI was seeking to entrap Trump campaign aides. Papodopoulous has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, while Page was the subject of a federal surveillance warrant.
…The Halper revelation also shows the Obama administration’s FBI began prying into the opposing party’s presidential nominee earlier than it previously admitted.
Halper’s sit-downs with Page reportedly started in early July 2016, undermining fired FBI Director James Comey’s previous claim that the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign began at the end of that month
To call Stefan Halper a “Washington Insider” and a member of “The Deep State” is an understatement.
This guy’s curriculum vitae reads like a Who’s Who of the American Political Scene from the Reagan Years until now.
According to The Institute for World Politics, where he is a Research Professor…
From 2001 to the present:, he has been employed at Cambridge University as a Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies where he also serves as Director of American Studies.
His work in the field of Politics is a lot more interesting that his accomplishments in Academia
Halper served in the White House (1971-1977) during the Nixon and Ford Administrations.
1971-1973 White House Domestic Council;
1973-74 White House Office of Management and Budge. Assist. Director, Management and Evaluation Division
1974- January 20, 1977 White House Office of the Chief of Staff. Assistant to the Chief of Staff . (responsibilities included summary and analysis of foreign developments and security issues)
1977-79 Legislative Assistant to Senator William Roth (R-Del.) and Special Counsel to the Joint Economic Committee.
1979-80 National Director, Policy Development. George H.W. Bush. Presidential campaign
1980 National Director, Policy Coordination, Reagan-Bush 1980 (presidential campaign)
1981-1984 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs.
(Portfolio included China-US relations, Taiwan, non-proliferation, technology transfer, unconventional warfare.)
1984-1990 Chairman and majority shareholder:
The Palmer National Bank, Washington, D.C.
The National Bank of Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Va.
The George Washington National Bank, Alexandria, Va.
1990-2000 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Halper, Roosevelt and Brown.
1984-2001 Senior Advisor to the Department of Defense and a Senior Advisor to the Department of Justice.
With a list of accomplishments like those above, and the work he did for the Obama Administration’s Department of Defense, Halper made the perfect “mole” to be embedded in the Trump Presidential Campaign. And as Rush said in the quote at the beginning of this post, Harper is another link tying the Russian Collusion Fairy Tale, the Clintons, and the rest of the phony FISA Dossier-related stuff all together.
This “contractor” evidently pulled a lot of weight in the previous Administration.
So, what does all of this mean?
It means that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the Department of Justice and President Obama “read in”, embedded a spy in the opposition party’s Presidential Campaign in order to sabotage their operations, thus insuring the victory of his hand-picked successor and retaining the seat of power for his political party. Of course, according to the raving Liberals at the New York Times, that was done to “protect” Trump. And, if you buy that, I have stock in the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Economics to sell you.
Obama and his “Deep State” Operatives made Nixon look like an amateur.
Until He Comes,