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November 05, 2019

Margot Cleveland: We Have Confirmed That CIA/FBI Informant/"Consultant" Stefan Halper Planted Deep State/Coup Stories With Washington Post Stenographer David Ignatius

Brave firefighters, armed with the gasoline that arsonists provide to them and instruct them to spray and splash around.

The Federalist has learned that the now-outed CIA and FBI informant Stefan Halper served as a source for Washington Post reporter David Ignatius, providing more evidence that the intelligence community has co-opted the press to push anti-Trump conspiracy theories. In addition, an email recently obtained by The Federalist from the MI5-connected Christopher Andrew bragging that his long-time friend Ignatius has the "'inside track' on Flynn" adds further confirmation of this conclusion.


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In last week's court filing, Powell highlighted how the CIA, FBI, Halper, and possibly James Baker used the unnamed and unaware [Deep State patsy Svetlana] Lokhova and the complicit Ignatius to destroy Flynn. This James Baker is not the one who worked under James Comey at the FBI, but a James Baker in the Department of Defense Office of National Assessment.

Powell wrote:

Stefan Halper is a known long-time operative for the CIA/FBI. He was paid exorbitant sums by the FBI/CIA/DOD through the Department of Defense Department's Office of Net Assessment in 2016. His tasks seem to have included slandering Mr. Flynn with accusations of having an affair with a young professor (a British national of Russian descent) Flynn met at an official dinner at Cambridge University when he was head of DIA in 2014. Flynn has requested the records of Col. James Baker because he was Halper's' 'handler' in the Office of Net Assessment in the Pentagon, and ONA Director Baker regularly lunched with Washington Post Reporter David Ignatius. Baker is believed to be the person who illegally leaked the transcript of Mr. Flynn's calls to Ignatius. The defense has requested the phone records of James Clapper to confirm his contacts with Washington Post reporter Ignatius--especially on January 10, 2017, when Clapper told Ignatius in words to the effect of 'take the kill shot on Flynn.' It cannot escape mention that the press has long had transcripts of the Kislyak calls that the government has denied to the defense.

Lokhova has known of Halper’s role in targeting Flynn since Halper was outed as a CIA and FBI informant in May 2018. She then sued Halper and several media outlets for defamation after they falsely repeated Halper's lies that she was a Russian spy engaged in an intrigue with Flynn.

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"Halper had been pushing the story that I was a Russian spy and Flynn’s mistress since December of 2016," Lokhova told me. "The New York Times' Mathew Rosenberg told me a source had been circulating these stories since December 2016," Lokhova said, "but they held the story until they could find a second source and someone at the Cambridge dinner."


Also see Margot Cleveland's article stating that all the Coup Clues point back to John Brennan -- and a lot of them point to Stefan Halper as Brennan's Conspiracy Fixer.

Svetlana Lakhova believes that she -- a Russian -- was invited to a dinner at which Michael Flynn would be attending by Stefan Halper so that Halper could turn right around and accuse Flynn of consorting with Russians, leaving out the part that he invited Lakhova and in fact specifically seated her next to him.

Stefan Halper features prominently in the plot. All-but-officially outed by the government as a CIA source, the aging academic had contact with at least four members of the Trump campaign. Halper's job of connecting targets with Russians, however, dates back to January 2014, when he worked at Cambridge University alongside Sir Richard Dearlove, the former director of the British intelligence service MI6, and Christopher Andrew, the official historian for the British counterintelligence group MI5.

In January 2014, according to a lawsuit filed against Halper for defamation by the Russian-born Svetlana Lokhova, Dearlove and Andrew invited her to attend a group dinner with U.S. Gen. Michael Flynn. At the time, Flynn served as Barack Obama’s director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.


The dinner went forward as planned on February 28, 2014, with Halper, Dearlove, and Andrew all in attendance, alongside Flynn and Lokhova and several others from the Cambridge community. After dinner, according to Lokhova's complaint, "Andrew invited Lokhova to address General Flynn," and they had a brief public exchange about her academic research on Russia. Then, as laid out in her lawsuit, after "General Flynn informally became an advisor to the Trump presidential campaign, ... Halper came back into the picture," with Andrew inviting Lokhova and Halper to join him for dinner at his house.

While the 2014 dinner went unnoticed at the time and seemed of no concern to the Obama administration, after the Russia collusion narrative gained steam, the media reported that "US intelligence officials had serious concerns about Michael Flynn’s appointment as the White House national security adviser because of his history of contacts with Moscow and his encounter with a woman who had trusted access to Russian spy agency records." Other outlets made clear the then-unidentified woman was Lokhova.

So, had Halper and his British intelligence counterparts arranged Flynn's incidental meeting with the Russian-born Lokhova and then reported that contact to the FBI to later justify spying on Flynn?

Stefan Halper has long been known to have received "excessive" payments from the US government, for unknown reasons.

This information was outed by an actual whistleblower -- who was then punished by the government.

The professor who reportedly assisted the FBI's Russia probe as a confidential source is at the center of a Defense Department whisteblower 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.

Remember all the media and NeverTrump screaming about protecting this poor brave whistleblower back in 2018...?

Yeah, me neither. The True Conservative League completely ignored and in fact embargoed this story.

Because #MuhPrinciples.


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