Slogging in the swamp

So there is this curious thing about the New York Times and Washington Post leaking the information about the “spy” inside the Trump campaign, except not naming him. While not revealing his name, they listed so many details that it would be impossible to not know who he is – especially to the two Trump officials who had contact with him in 2016, and Michael Flynn in 2014. Why would these two anti-trump publications want to disclose the source who was giving information to the FBI to give them the basis of opening an investigation? Perhaps they hoped that Donald Trump would disclose the information to the public and ensnare him in a legal quagmire?

The “fake news” (as determined by Google) publication Daily Caller had given the name several days earlier, and Glenn Greenwald has confirmed that it’s correct – that everybody in the intelligence community knows who they were talking about. Stefan Halper has done work for the CIA and MI6 – although retirement age, he is being paid $200,000 a year for research that is classified.

Halper is not a leftist Obama liberal. His employment history includes being an assistant to Al Haige, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. He set up the legal defense fund for Oliver North. He is married to the daughter of the late Ray S Cline. Cline was part of the OSS, the WW2 Agency that would evolve into the CIA. Cline was the CIA expert during the Cuban missile crisis.

Detailed background of Ray S Cline

As bad as this sounds for Democracy, I think there was legitamite concern inside the government that Trump’s knowledge of relationships between the United States and other governments was based on listening to Alex Jones podcasts in the middle of the night. President Trump was also very slow to fill the vacancies in the State Department because he did not even have advisors who knew enough to make solid recommendations.

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9 Responses to Slogging in the swamp

  1. Fred Stiening says:

    Having listened to the 2010 book talk at the CATO Institute, Halper was saying 8 years ago everything that Donald Trump believes about China. Trump should appoint him to an important policy position

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      He is connected to GHW Bush going way back and GHW Bush used him to spy on President Carter when he and President Reagan were trying to prevent the President from being re-elected.

      He is a foreign national with a history of interfering in US Presidential elections on behalf of candidates that GHW Bush supported.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        I wasn’t able to find any information on his parents. Countess thinks he looks Russian.

        Cohen is up to his eyeballs with friends and business associates too close to the Russian mob. Yesterday it broke that Cohen took $400,000 to arrange a meeting last year between Trump and the anti-Russian leader of Ukraine, the guy who ratted out Manafort before the election.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          OMG – Rosenstein had had Mueller’s probe’s polarity reversed all these millions of tax dollars wasted. If only had had Mueller tasked with investigating colluding AGAINST the Russians, it would have been MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

          • Fred Stiening says:

            I was reminded by comments on a story that Mueller was very much involved in the FBI case in Boston where the FBI framed 4 innocent men to protect Mobster “Whitey” Bolger. Without a doubt, the expert on this topic is Boston radio host Howie Carr

            https://howiecarrshow.com/2018/03/22/2322/

            • CC1s121LrBGT says:

              “So what evidence did the FBI have against Hatfill? There was none, so the agency did a Hail Mary, importing two bloodhounds from California whose handlers claimed could sniff the scent of the killer on the anthrax-tainted letters. These dogs were shown to Hatfill, who promptly petted them. When the dogs responded favorably, their handlers told the FBI that they’d “alerted” on Hatfill and that he must be the killer.”

              from: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/05/21/when_comey_and_mueller_bungled_the_anthrax_case_133953.html

              For the record, this is an example of why I am against the war on drugs. It is similar to the system that allows the government to make anonymous tips against someone when they have no evidence. I am glad that people are seeing how it works through the collusion “investigation”.

  2. Fred Stiening says:

    Countess loves spy stories.

    She asked me last night if Halper has ties to Henry Kissinger. Since much of his writing has been about China and he worked for Richard Nixon, it is inconceivable that he is not a friend of Kissinger. Mother Jones found a C-Span interview where Halper thanks Kissinger for the blurb he did for the book

    https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/05/in-huge-disappointment-the-fbis-super-secret-trump-informant-turns-out-to-be-stefan-halper/

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?293070-1/the-beijing-consensus

    In December 2016, he resigned from a spy social organization at Cambridge over revelations that Russia was funding the group

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/16/intelligence-experts-cut-ties-cambridge-spy-seminars-amid-claims/

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