The Insurance Policy, The “EC”, The 2016 FBI Counterintel Operation, and The Mysterious Informant Who Originated Brennan’s EC…

•On July 31st, 2016 the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign. They did not inform congress until March 2017. •At the beginning of August (1st-3rd) 2016 FBI Agent Peter Strzok traveled to London, England for interviews with UK intelligence officials. •On August 15th, 2016 Peter Strzok sends a text message to DOJ Lawyer Lisa Page describing the “insurance policy“, needed in case Hillary Clinton were to lose the election.

Recently there has been a great deal of interest in the origination OF the 2016 FBI counterintelligence operation, and how the FISA court was later used to gain Title-1 surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page; part of that operation.

The current line of inquiry surrounds the originating “EC” or “electronic communication” that was generated by CIA Director John Brennan and passed on to FBI Director James Comey. The EC initiated the FBI Counterintelligence Operation.

Specifically, House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes has asked about a redacted name within the “EC”, which has led to the DOJ and FBI claiming to release the name would compromise the individual.

All of these inquires, and refusals, center around the origination authority for the FBI Counterintelligence operation. The origination led to the FISA warrant. Remember that.

Chairman Nunes sent Main Justice a classified letter asking questions. DOJ responded saying they would not comply with providing information (letter)  The Washington Post claimed Nunes was looking for information on an FBI/DOJ ‘source’: “a U.S. citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI.” Additionally, this “source” was later also described by WaPo as a witness for Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said the Nunes inquiry was appropriate. With Ryan’s support, Chairman Nunes threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of congress for non-compliance with valid congressional oversight. DOJ responded saying they’d like a private meeting.  Yesterday that meeting took place.  Outcome? Sketchy.

In addition to everyone here, Wall Street Journal Author Kimberly Strassel also smells the familiar aroma of a cover-up deployed by administrative state officials inside the DOJ and FBI.  The DOJ is refusing to allow public inquiry into the source John Brennan used to create the “EC”.  Additionally, the Deep State media advocates, writ large, are working furiously to attack Chairman Devin Nunes for his inquires.

Methinks they doth protest too much.

Obviously the compliant media, Democrats and second-tier DOJ/FBI officials don’t want anyone to discover the source of the 2016 counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign.  Their defensive shield is to claim national security, and ambiguous/undefined threats to ‘sources and methods‘ if CIA Director Brennan’s “source”, was identified.

Well, you know what happens next. Internet researchers smell blood in the Deep State swamp…. People start digging into the details.

Here’s what is already known about the source from leaks:  •a “top secret intelligence source” of the FBI and CIA, •who is a U.S. citizen and who was •involved in the Russia collusion probe. Revealing the source “might damage international relationships. This suggests the “source” •may be overseas, •have ties to foreign intelligence, or both.”

As Kimberly Strassel notes:

“I believe I know the name of the informant, but my intelligence sources did not provide it to me and refuse to confirm it. It would therefore be irresponsible to publish it.”

Consider me irresponsible.

The needle on my give-a-damn-meter broke off around the time the Page/Strzok texts were published.  The intelligence apparatus is still actively trying to destroy a constitutionally elected president. The IC and their co-dependents within the FBI and DOJ are the ones hiding information to protect themselves.  Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Some brilliant research was already assembled by various people who have looked deeply into this story {HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE} the trail is transparent and Brennan’s FBI/CIA source appears is quite obvious.   I’m just going to connect their well researched dots.

Remember the Peter Strzok trip to London?  The source of John Brennan’s “EC” is likely FBI and CIA operative Stefan Halper a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6.

A great background on Halper is HERE.

There are about two dozen check-references to identify who the ‘source’ was in providing the underlying intelligence to CIA Director John Brennan; who then wrote the “EC” for the FBI; which started the 2016 Counterintelligence Operation.

Stefan Halper checks off every single box:  √Currently overseas. √Current/Former CIA operative. √Current/Former source for FBI. √Anti-Trump motive. √Formerly put together this exact type of operation. √Connections to UK spies/intel community/politicians. √Connection to Australian spies/intel community. √Connection to Alexander Downer. √Political operative. √Wanted Clinton to win 2016 election. √Connects to Carter Page. √Connects to George Papadopoulos. √Connects to John Brennan. ETC.

Two months ago Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller took a deep dive on how Stefan Halper interacted with George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.  Halper was way too sketchy, and he was trying to initiate contacts with low-level Trump campaign aides. [SEE HERE]

DAILY CALLER – Two months before the 2016 election, George Papadopoulos received a strange request for a meeting in London, one of several the young Trump adviser would be offered — and he would accept — during the presidential campaign.

The meeting request, which has not been reported until now, came from Stefan Halper, a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6.

Halper’s September 2016 outreach to Papadopoulos wasn’t his only contact with Trump campaign members. The 73-year-old professor, a veteran of three Republican administrations, met with two other campaign advisers, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned. (Please Keep Reading)

Again, Go Deep HERE and HERE.

Stefan Halper posesses a very specific set of skills from all of his prior work within politics and the intelligence community. Halper was in contact with every official and entity in the set-up; and Halper was in the right places at the times when all of these set-up meetings and issues took place.

So, what did he do?

Simple, his job was to locate then dirty-up anyone he could convince: 1) to meet with him; 2) engage in his requests; and 3) engage contacts he set up.  Halper was setting up a classic operation to use unknown “useful idiots” to give the appearance of Russian allies/actors.

Halper  provided the underlying imaging, the optics needed for the “EC” referral; which Brennan then used to trigger James Comey; who originated the FBI Counterintelligence Operation.

The fraudulent origin, in combination with the October FISA warrant needed for surveillance gathering, would drive the insurance policy that Peter Strzok described to Lisa Page.

Neither Carter Page nor George Papadopoulos would need to be an active participant in the scheme.  They could be simply (UI) useful idiots.  Hence:

[…] Papadopoulos questioned Halper’s motivation for contacting him, according to a source familiar with Papadopoulos’ 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?”  (more)

Some people have called Page and/or Papadopoulos “moles”, but that’s really not what it appears they were.  The better description is “tools”.   Once Stefan Halper dirtied them up, they gave the appearance of being involved in a vast Russian conspiracy.

It was the appearance that mattered in order to generate the foundation for: the counterintelligence operation; and the subsequent FISA surveillance warrant; and the Vast Russian Conspiracy narrative; and ultimately the post-election Special Counsel investigation.  In total, this was the Peter Strzok “Insurance Policy“.

As House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes has begun working backward; and with the Inspector General looking at the ‘small group’ operatives and publicizing the motives; the deep state operatives inside the DOJ and FBI obviously don’t want sunlight going all the way back to the individual(s) at the beginning of the operation.  There is a risk there. Hence, they try to hide behind ‘National Security compromise’ etc, and an ideological media willing to assist in keeping it all hidden.

Chairman Nunes has requested the documents be unredacted to the HPSCI.  The  DOJ/FBI are claiming if they unredact the originating documents, they will likely be leaked by congress and compromise the sources therein.

Additionally, Chairman Nunes published the HPSCI Report on Russian Active Measures; and in doing so the DOJ and FBI redacted his report for the public.  Nunes objected to the redactions.

In part of the report the HPSCI describes the origin of the FBI 2016 Counterintelligence Operation.  The DOJ and FBI redacted the paragraph where Nunes outlined who was targeted at the start.

If my analysis is accurate, there were FOUR initial targets of the FBI counterintelligence operation who were connected to the Trump campaign.  Here’s what I think those redactions are hiding:

[Page 12, PDF HERE]

The DOJ didn’t redact Carter Page because he was already ‘outed’ in the House FISA memo.  However, I believe the current DOJ redactions are hiding George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

Those would be the July 2016 targets outlined by the originating EC (electronic communication) from John Brennan when the FBI Counterintelligence operation began.



♦Daily Caller Outline on Stefan Halper.

♦The War Economy research Thread on Stefan Halper.

♦The Marketswork research that encompasses Stefan Halper.

♦Kimberly Strassel Article on DOJ/FBI cover-up

♦Background on Devin Nunes -vs- Rod Rosenstein

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1,517 Responses to The Insurance Policy, The “EC”, The 2016 FBI Counterintel Operation, and The Mysterious Informant Who Originated Brennan’s EC…

  1. Konamon says:

    Halper is now a not so secret secret agent. Halp!
    Muelley tried to mergle the two warrants, Page and Plopadopealouse.
    The Brits meddled in our election too.
    Pick yer Pirate Ship. The loot is at stake.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. I read this post this morning and I have not had the time to read through all of the comments just now, but something came to me this afternoon…it’s the Bushes who are behind this whole thing. Old Man Bush has the CIA contacts, the bucks, and the evil spirit to pursue overthrowing the government. I really think this is why it is so hard to stop the Mueller investigation…Bush is running it.

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  3. quintrillion says:

    Found this video of Stefan Halper from 2013 where he participated in a sort of debate. He took the side against China. The 21st Century does not belong to China.

    After listening to his description of the Chinese government it is apparent that they are NOT Communists but have gone into full blown Fascism…IMHO. The ruling party are wealthy beyond imagination and there is no wealth redistribution to the people. Communism is a fraud because of the greed of the rulers it becomes Fascist.

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  4. G. Combs says:

    The spying by the UK started in 2015. Admiral Rogers STOPPED the FISA Section 702 spying by contractors in the spring of 2016.

    Wikileaks and Trump’s off the cuff remark about Putin having the missing emails is what really set them off and running.

    “[…]Trump fired Comey earlier this month, just over nine months into the FBI’s probe of Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaigns that targeted Democrats during the election. That probe began in earnest when Robert Hannigan, then the chief of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, passed Brennan material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents in late 2015 and early 2016,….
    Brennan was so concerned about the intercepted communications that he established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. (Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified earlier this month that those communications had been picked up and handed over to US agencies, but he could not elaborate due to the “sensitive” nature of the intelligence.)[…]”


  5. “Brennan then used to trigger James Comey.”
    Well, now we’re very sure Brennan gave him his assignment, aye:
    Testimony to the committee:
    COMEY: Yes, and I didn’t give him the briefing on the whole Steele dossier. My assignment was to brief him on a small part of it that was salacious and personal, and my sense was… I didn’t get a sense that he knew about those.

    Liked by 3 people

    • DanO64 says:

      He knew. One thing we have learned is Comey has no sense what so ever. Our VSG knew about the dossier before Comey tried his black mail with the tale of the dueling pissing prostitutes. Our VSG is smarted than the whole Deep State.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Mary Morse says:

    An excellent comprehensive list of participants from site linked by SD above.

    Liked by 3 people

    • formerdem says:

      Incredibly enlightening set of clicks that Sundance sets out. A life of Stefan Halper, were someone to take it on, would apparently be a kind of Rosetta Stone to the corruption of the GOP among others. Interesting to learn that several of the Five Eyes are linked to private security firms who sell the capacities of the spy agencies to those willing to pay. in sum: upthread, someone is talking about how Chinese Communism morphed into fascism. I guess that is the tendency of our two parties also.

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  7. sundance says:

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    • Carrie says:

      So he’s referring to Halper? I’m a bit confused SD as you already discovered that Halper was the most likely candidate as the intelligence source. But is the suspected FBI mole in the Trump campaign a different person?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Carrie says:

        Ok, I watched what he was saying and he is saying Halper is the Electronic Communication source and he was probably also used to validate the FISA warrant and he met with Page and Papadoofus. And he thinks there dis no actual mole, per say, in the campaign but rather these different cells that helped to verify every step of the construction of the fraudulent FISA warrant and the renewals thereafter. Posobiec is a bit, shall I say, cocky, but I am going to be grateful that this type of persona is perhaps not a bad vehicle to get the millennial generation to pay attention to these shenanigans.


        • Carrie says:

          The above should bring you to his twitter thread where there is a video of him explaining his ideas.


        • Richard Bilyew says:

          There is no mole. Brennan and Clapper just used Halper as an entrapment device to query Trump people like Papa-whatever. Then Halper embellishes (lies) about what he heard and the FBI uses that as an excuse to spy. They don’t want this exposed because it’s their last, sole skimpy reason for starting the whole thing, since the dosier has now been exposed. Once people start looking at “okay, Halpin, what exactly do you have?” they will see he has nothing and then there is not even one reason to start this whole thing. Right now they are just trying to hide (desperately I might add) behind the whole “people will die; national security” bullshit. I think Trump orders declassification. And of course the democrats and their media mega phone will then try to say he broke another law by exposing “sources.”


          • Richard Bilyew says:

            Oh, and New Zealand and Australia figure in here somewhere too. They are run by socialist hacks. Why did shillary go to New Zealand just recently? She’s getting worried and had to talk to them. And look at the shitty deal obamahamad made with Australia to bring in a bunch of scum from, what was it, Somalia? Remember Trump was pissed and his phone con got leaked? Probably leaked by Australia. Of course ever since he got rid of the communist Mcalister and his spies, note the leaking has stopped. And good riddance to that stupid moderate-ass kissing Tillerson.

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      • DrNo76 says:

        Halper is not a mole inside the campaign. He’s a tool of Brennan to frame the campaign (through his own unilateral contacts with minor campaign folks) to obtain IC surveillance hits to get a Fisa warrant. This gonna be a hellafa movie some day.


  8. JC says:

    This is interesting. An article from the Huffington Post UK the day the Special Counsel was appointed (5/18/2017). Scroll down to see who comments. Yep, Professor Stefan Halper. Coincidence? Perhaps, but odd.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Undercover Huber says:



    • medamorphus says:

      Good Find…Couldn’t help himself apparently from commenting, and/or it was an early attempt at setting the narrative. Like a criminal returning to the scene of the crime; he should’ve stayed away altogether. Now, in retrospect his comment is revealing.

      Liked by 3 people

      • LBB says:

        Returning to the scene of the crime was I was going to write too. First Huff article I have read so I had to look into who Klass was too. Article a year old and no outside commenters , deleted at some point ?


        • V says:

          Yes, LBB, also noticed Klaas making vitriolic pronouncements alongside Halper.

          Dr Brian Klaas – wonder if he’s involved, too.

          “Dr Brian Klaas is an LSE Fellow in Comparative Politics and expert in US political affairs.” The link goes to /governmentwhosWho/Academic profiles/BrianKlaas.aspx

          Did you find anything that ties him to the cabal, LBB? Like Christopher Steele, Hakluyt, MI6, CIA, Fusion GPS, Clinton Fdn, etc


    • Beth02 says:

      Interesting comment by Halper. He doesn’t address Russian Collusion-Trump (the one area he would have great insight on) and goes right to Trump-Comey-Obstruction.


    • V says:

      Wow, very good find, JC.

      The Huff Post UK article sums up the Mueller strategy right at the time of his appointment, as we have seen it unfold a year later. And both “experts” quoted (Halper and Klaas) seem like arsonists at the fire.

      Liked by 1 person

      • V says:

        The Wayback Machine has 9 screenshots of the HuffPo article ranging from May 2017 to Nov. 2017. I also just saved it a few minutes ago. BUT these screen captures do not include the Halper and Klaas quotes. If someone can save it on another archive, in full, please do, before the original gets deleted.


  9. Johnny says:

    Screen shot Halper wikipedia page right before it was deleted.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Johnny says:

      Sorry messed the link up, still trying


    • Sandra-VA says:

      Can you post the actual tweet or screenshot you are referencing? It is not showing in that twitter feed.


      • LBB says:

        Not sure what he was trying to post , but I looked at Halper’s wiki. There has been editing today. It is nice what had been written stays in history. This is one passage that got removed. : )

        “He has been exposed as a CIA and M-16 spy behind the FBI Russiagate investigations of the Trump Campaign and is an informant to the Mueller Special Prosecutor investigation.”

        Liked by 2 people

    • Joe Katzman says:

      This is why I use instead of Wikipedia. The deleted material is entirely characteristic of them.


  10. Hmmm... says:

    Guess who was in DC the day before the FISA warrant was issued for Carter Page? It just so happened that Stefan Halper was there for a conference on Oct 20 and the FISA warrant application was Oct 21st.

    Not only that, going through the Steele Dossier there was a flurry of activity in October also. The memos seemed to be created every week or two until October. There were 3 or more from October 18-20. Almost like they had a deadline coming up….

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  11. R Daneel says:

    Okay, time for US Marshall Service to arrest :
    Mueller & crew
    Strozyk & his girl toy

    Separate `em and sweat `em.
    One and only time, the first songbird stays out of Gitmo.
    The rest, military tribunals for treason. THEN summary executions.

    Any thing less is not acceptable.

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  12. George Hicks says:

    Upstate attorney Peter Gleason wrote to Manhattan federal Judge Kimba Wood — who’s overseeing a review of documents seized in the raid on President Trump’s “fixer” — asking her to seal any files concerning the two alleged victims.
    Gleason says the two women individually came to him in 2012 and 2013 claiming Schneiderman had been “sexually inappropriate” with them.
    Shortly after Gleason says he spoke to Cohen, Trump tweeted: “Weiner is gone, Spitzer is gone – next will be lightweight A.G. Eric Schneiderman. Is he a crook? Wait and see


  13. CNN_sucks says:

    Wow. If the Bushes are part of this conspiracy, what a dissapointment.


    • Rhoda R says:



    • Nambread says:

      It breaks my heart to see comments like this, and I don’t know how to reply..I can only ask the simple questions,and hope you do research into my simple questions…who was responsible for 9/11 ?..what happened to the two members of Congress who voted against the patriot act? did Mohamed atta and his two sidekicks contract cuteness anthrax in June 2001?..

      What was the first dossier into trump Russia Collusion?., was it the Alfa bank dossier or the Steele dossier..

      Does anyone really believe that anyone in Congress or the senate isn’t a swamp creature…would they be allowed to stay if they weren’t?

      Who is the only person that is trying to change this…

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Republicanvet91 says:

    If the source is outed, his life would be in danger?

    Why would it be in danger, and from who?

    You want to play third world coup against like a dictatorship, there might be some risks,

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Voltaire says:

    Journalism at its best. Thorough, well written and insightful.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Charlotte says:

    Ties That Bind – Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud & Alexander Downer (& Papadopoulos)


    • V says:

      Wonderful research. I wonder who is the Third Man (or woman) in the Trump Campaign contacted by Halper within 2 days of his Papadopoulos setup.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mary Morse says:

        I wonder who is the Third Man (or woman) in the Trump Campaign contacted by Halper within 2 days of his Papadopoulos setup.

        v, do you have a link?


  17. Charlotte says:

    All Russiagate Roads Lead To London As Evidence Emerges Of Joseph Mifsud’s Links To UK Intelligence

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rex70 says:

      Understood. But, London–why? What ties did Clinton and Obama have in London? Or was it Clapper and Brennan with the strong ties there? It just seems odd to me that British Intelligence would want to get dirtied by such obvious U.S. Presidential Election meddling. I guess the best place to begin is to Follow the Money…the Clintons and Obamas have always been and are certainly all about keeping the gravy train on its tracks. Odd (to me) nonetheless.


      • Jan says:

        Slick Willy was a Rhodes scholar who went to Oxford, I believe. It looks like Halper was at Oxford during the same time frame, as well as Strobe Talbott who later worked at BC’s State Dept. Strobe’s brother-in-law is Cody Shearer, one of Slick Willy’s persuaders, who may have supplied material to Christopher Steele thru people in the State Dept. Hasn’t been a dull moment since Pres. Trump came down the escalator at Trump Towers & announced his presidency, about the same time the FBI/CIA/NSA started surveilling Trump with the help of at least Great Britain, Australia & New Zealand.


  18. Rex70 says:

    Nunes is a warrior. God bless him and keep him safe. In the meantime, THIS is when things start to get good–the kicking over of key, smaller stones and the naming of names. Traction.


  19. Boots says:

    What they did to the Republic and Its Constitution:

    What the law provides for traitors:


    • Bone Fish says:

      More eligible recruitment age men have been realizing that getting paid in digital dollars and the promise of future benefits that can never be funded aren’t worth sacrificing their lives to further enrich the bankers and their equity investors.


  20. Samuel says:

    My last hope is that DOJ refused to give info to Nunes, because there is an investigation into FBI’s lying cheaten actions. Why else would Trump not declassify, not fire Session, Rosenstein, and all others in the way? Gowdy acted like he was ok with meeting, and not being shown reports they requested from DOJ. So they were either told there is an investigation and it would be poor timing to expose it now, or Trump is going to be filed on, or so many Republicans are involved, their still trying to figure out how they can hide from us.


  21. Samuel says:

    So many dirty people it’s hard to keep up with all the crap their involved in. What happened to Wiener’s laptop and NYPD cops who promised to expose Comey and Feds if they didn’t follow up on case, they snagged from them? Are they alive, could it be Sessions has several ongoing investigations into Clinton’s, and why he still has his job. The can’t be another reasonable explanation on why he still has a job.


    • Jan says:

      Loretta Lynch threatened the NYPD that she would open a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Gardner (I believe the guy who died from a choke-hold) in which she promised she would nail the cops involved if the NYPD continued to pressure the FBI about the Weiner laptop. The truth is out there…Come out, it will.


  22. Impatient says:

    Sorry, but I can’t properly credit this, but someone pulled the payment records to Stefan Halper.

    Look at the dates!


  23. Darklich1234 says:

    Kill the swamp.


  24. Bone Fish says:

    So, the off shore corporate ruling elite hidden hand and their bought and paid for US Fed.Gov is trying to run Trump out but can’t simply shoot him while playing golf and get away with it like JFK because… pray tell why?


  25. I agree with Stefan Halper there are payments to him,but I heard there was more than one spy.

    Bongino: ‘I believe there was MORE than one spy’ inside Trump campaign (Video)

    I think we will also find out George Papadopoulos was really a spy and his charges were/are a ruse to provide cover.


  26. Craig Hill says:

    The IG report is thethis that will ignite and be the downfall of the swamp.


  27. Festering Boil says:

    The more I think about the British in the modern day, the more I HATE them. With the exception of a few entertainers and Nigel Farage.

    This Stefan Halper looks very unhealthy and like a fat SOB. We can only hope that when his name is officially FORCED out, the stress causes the FAT F**k to have a massive heart attack and die and suffer as much as humanly possible.


  28. LSJohn says:

    There was some speculation that Poppy Bush might have been “running” this operation. I think that’s a poor guess because he had/has some geopolitical views quite out of sync with the neocons who appear to have the upper hand in the Deep State.


  29. Ventura Capitalist says:

    Is an “EC” an email?
    Like an “IED” is a bomb?


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