The FBI crossed the line when they planted a spy in the Trump campaign.
Now they are going to pay the price.
Investigative journalists believe they know the secret identity of the spy—and it could bring down the entire FBI’s Deep State.
The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel sent shockwaves through Washington with her column about how she determined the FBI planted a spy in the Trump campaign.
National Review’s Andrew McCarthy took the investigation to the next level when he re-examined the December 30th New York Times assertion that an Australian diplomat had passed along the contents of a boozy conversation with minor Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos about Russians telling Papadopoulos they had “thousands” of Hillary Clinton emails.
But McCarthy points out that the story – and subsequent interview by Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan – hints that the source of this information was not the Australian government, but rather it came from a human source in London.
“1. For months, the House Intelligence Committee sought disclosure of the “electronic communication” (EC) by which the FBI opened its counterintelligence-investigation file on Papadopoulos, reportedly in July 2016. Counterintelligence involves national-security powers, and it is a weighty matter to apply these powers — as opposed to criminal-investigative authorities — to American citizens. The committee therefore wanted to know what foreign intelligence had spurred the probe, particularly in light of intelligence leaks that an Australian government report about Papadopoulos was the cause.
Yet, when Nunes was finally allowed to look at the EC, only after threatening contempt proceedings against Justice Department officials, he learned that the FBI did not set forth any foreign intelligence — there was no Australian report, no “Five Eyes intelligence product” at all, Nunes told Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo.
If the FBI was not explicitly relying on intelligence from a foreign ally, on what was it relying to open a counterintelligence investigation focusing on an American political campaign? According to what the New York Times reported in April 2017, “current and former law enforcement and intelligence officials” said the investigation was triggered by Carter Page’s trip to Moscow. That would implicate the Clinton-campaign-generated Steele dossier, which claimed that Page’s trip furthered a Trump–Russia conspiracy. I’ve detailed how, as reliance on the unverified dossier has become more controversial, the media and intelligence agencies have tried to minimize its importance to the opening of the investigation.
Did the dossier instigate not only FISA surveillance but human spying against the Trump campaign?”
Trump supporters took this information and referred back to a March Daily Caller article by Chuck Ross.
Ross reported that Papadopoulos was approached in September 2016 by Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper.
Halper tried to pump Papadopoulos about what he knew about the Russians hacking the DNC servers.
The Daily Caller reports:
Papadopoulos now questions Halper’s motivation for contacting him, according to a source familiar with Papadopoulos’s thinking. That’s not just because of the randomness of the initial inquiry but because of questions Halper is said to have asked during their face-to-face meetings in London.
According to a source with knowledge of the meeting, Halper asked Papadopoulos: “George, you know about hacking the emails from Russia, right?”
Papadopoulos told Halper he didn’t know anything about emails or Russian hacking, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. The professor did not follow up on the line of inquiry.
Halper first contacted Papadopoulos by email. In a Sept. 2, 2016, message sent to Papadopoulos’s personal email account, he offered the Trump aide $3,000 to write a policy paper on issues related to Turkey, Cyprus, Israel and the Leviathan natural gas field. Halper also offered to pay for Papadopoulos’s flight and a three-night stay in London.
Papadopoulos accepted the proposal, flew to England, and met with Halper and one of his assistants. He delivered the paper electronically Oct. 2 and received payment days later, according to documents TheDCNF reviewed.”
The Daily Caller reports that Halper met Trump campaign aide Carter Page at an event in London in July 2016 – the same month the counterintelligence investigation into Russian collusion was opened by the FBI.
Both McCarthy and Strassel believe they know they name of the spy, but will not reveal their identity until it is confirmed.
But Trump supporters allege the FBI used Halper as their inside man at the Trump campaign.
And this would be clear evidence that the FBI was running active measures against Donald Trump.
When this truth comes to light it will be devastating for the FBI.
And it could finally create the critical mass that takes down the Deep State for good.