Reported President Donald Trump campaign spy Stefan Halper was paid more than $1 million by the federal government beginning in 2012 during the Obama administration.
The longtime Deep State operative and Cambridge professor — popularly linked to the Bush dynasty — set up Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, an outsider Trump adviser who never spoke to the president and an unknown volunteer, respectively, by inviting them to England at a key moment in the campaign to begin surveilling them.
Insiders believe that Australian intelligence was integrally involved in Halper’s scheme.
So now it’s time to ask: Why did Halper get paid more than $400,000 in taxpayer money at the exact September 2016 moment when the Hillary Clinton campaign was going all-in on the “Russia collusion” hoax based on wiretaps of Carter Page?
“The most recent award to Halper for $411,575 was made in two payments, and had a start date of September 26, 2016 – three days after a September 23 Yahoo! News article by Michael Isikoff about Trump aide Carter Page, which used information fed to Isikoff by “pissgate” dossier creator Christopher Steele. The FBI would use the Yahoo! article along with the unverified “pissgate” dossier as supporting evidence in an FISA warrant application for Page.
Halper approached Page during an election-themed conference at Cambridge on July 11, 2016, six weeks after the September 26 DoD award start date. The two would stay in contact for the next 14 months, frequently meeting and exchanging emails.
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The Hillary Clinton campaign issued a press release on September 24, 2016 promoting information from the Christopher Steele dossier.
That press release has almost completely been scrubbed from the Internet, but is preserved in at least one tweet and in an Internet archive sponsored by The American Presidency Project.
The Clinton campaign, which funded the debunked dossier in an effort to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Trump Tower, actively promoted a “Bombshell Report About Trump Aide’s Chilling Ties To Kremlin.” The Trump aide with the purported Kremlin ties was Carter Page. The “bombshell report” was a Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff headlined “U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin.”
Rep. Devin Nunes’ intelligence memo makes clear that Isikoff’s article, which was promoted by the Clinton campaign, used Christopher Steele as its source and was used to help obtain the FISA warrant. The FISA warrant application falsely states that Steele did not leak information to Yahoo News.
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