Here We Go – FBI Admits Using Spies Against Trump Campaign…

A report in the New York Times, transparently timed and placed by officials within the intelligence apparatus trying to get out ahead of internal investigations, outlines how the FBI sent counterintelligence spies to engage with Trump campaign officials in 2016.

In a stunning admission The New York Times describes how the FBI enlisted a female agent to work the “operation” in the U.K. during August-September 2016 posing as an aide for U.S. intelligence asset/FBI informant Stefan Halper.

Halper was an FBI operative and  Cambridge professor who set up meetings with Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos.  The female agent used a fake name, Azra Turk, and presented herself as an assistant to Stefan Halper; however, she was actually an undercover intelligence operative of the FBI.

NYT […] The woman had set up the meeting to discuss foreign policy issues. But she was actually a government investigator posing as a research assistant, according to people familiar with the operation. The F.B.I. sent her to London as part of the counterintelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.

The American government’s affiliation with the woman, who said her name was Azra Turk, is one previously unreported detail of an operation that has become a political flash point in the face of accusations by President Trump and his allies that American law enforcement and intelligence officials spied on his campaign to undermine his electoral chances. Last year, he called it “Spygate.”

Ms. Turk went to London to help oversee the politically sensitive operation, working alongside a longtime informant, the Cambridge professor Stefan A. Halper. The move was a sign that the bureau wanted in place a trained investigator for a layer of oversight, as well as someone who could gather information for or serve as a credible witness in any potential prosecution that emerged from the case.

A spokesman for the F.B.I. declined to comment, as did a lawyer for Mr. Halper, Robert D. Luskin. Last year, Bill Priestap, then the bureau’s top counterintelligence agent who was deeply involved in the Russia inquiry, told Congress during a closed-door hearing that there was no F.B.I. conspiracy against Mr. Trump or his campaign.

Obviously the group (CIA, DOJ and FBI) who constructed the political surveillance and spy operations are trying to present their side of the story, prior to investigation by AG Bill Barr and the soon-to-be-released IG report.

The London operation yielded no fruitful information, but F.B.I. officials have called the bureau’s activities in the months before the election both legal and carefully considered under extraordinary circumstances.

They are now under scrutiny as part of an investigation by Michael E. Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general. He could make the results public in May or June, Attorney General William P. Barr has said. Some of the findings are likely to be classified.

It is unclear whether Mr. Horowitz will find fault with the F.B.I.’s decision to have Ms. Turk, whose real name is not publicly known, meet with Mr. Papadopoulos.

Mr. Horowitz has focused among other things on the activities of Mr. Halper, who accompanied Ms. Turk in one of her meetings with Mr. Papadopoulos and also met with him and other campaign aides separately. The bureau might also have seen Ms. Turk’s role as essential for protecting Mr. Halper’s identity as an informant if prosecutors ever needed court testimony about their activities.

Notice how the leaker of this information to the New York Times appears to have direct knowledge of exactly what IG Horowitz has investigated.  This leaked story is coming from within the still employed corrupt elements of the FBI.

[…] This account was described in interviews with people familiar with the F.B.I. activities of Mr. Halper, Ms. Turk and the inspector general’s investigation. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the subjects of a continuing inquiry.

As part of Mr. Horowitz’s investigation, his office has examined Mr. Halper’s past work as an F.B.I. informant and asked witnesses about whether agents had adequate control of Mr. Halper’s activities, people familiar with the inquiry have said.

While in London in 2016, Ms. Turk exchanged emails with Mr. Papadopoulos, saying meeting him had been the “highlight of my trip,” according to messages provided by Mr. Papadopoulos.  “I am excited about what the future holds for us :),” she wrote.

Notice how The New York Times is intentionally conflating the timing and sequencing of events in this article.

[…] One of the agents involved in the Russia inquiry, a seasoned counterintelligence investigator out of New York, turned to Mr. Halper, whom he viewed as a reliable and trusted informant. They had a longstanding relationship; the agent had even spoken at an intelligence seminar that Mr. Halper taught at the University of Cambridge, discussing his work investigating a Russian espionage ring known as the illegals.

[That section tells the possibilities of who the FBI agent might be. [TWE]  George J. Ennis, Jr. (ASAC NY Counterintelligence), Alan E. Kohler Jr. (SSA, NY Counterintelligence) and Stephen M. Somma (SA, NY Counterintelligence) attended the intelligence seminar by Stefan Halper in 2011 (LINK).  Alan Kohler, FBI representative at the United States Embassy in London, returned to the seminar in May 2014 (LINK) George Ennis was named the Special Agent In Charge of the Administrative Division at the New York Field Office on April 1, 2015, having had a background in counterterrorism and counterintelligence. (LINK)]

Mr. Halper had the right résumé for the task. He was a foreign policy expert who had worked for the Pentagon. He had been gathering information for the F.B.I. for about two decades and had good contacts in Chinese and Russian government circles that he could use to arrange meetings with high-ranking officials, according to a person briefed on Mr. Halper’s relationship with the F.B.I.

The F.B.I. instructed Mr. Halper to set up a meeting in London with Mr. Papadopoulos but gave him few details about the broader investigation, a person familiar with the episode said.

His job was to figure out the extent of any contacts between Trump campaign advisers and Russia. Mr. Halper used his position as a respected academic to introduce himself to both Mr. Papadopoulos and Mr. Page, whom he also met with several times. He arranged a meeting with Mr. Papadopoulos in London to discuss a Mediterranean natural gas project, offering $3,000 for his time and a policy paper.

[…]  The F.B.I. also decided to send Ms. Turk to take part in the operation, people familiar with it said, and to pose as Mr. Halper’s assistant. For the F.B.I., placing such a sensitive undertaking in the hands of a trusted government investigator was essential.

British intelligence officials were also notified about the operation, the people familiar with the operation said, but it was unclear whether they provided assistance. A spokeswoman for the British government declined to comment.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed that British intelligence spied on his campaign, an accusation the British government has vigorously denied. Last month, the president quoted on Twitter an accusation that the British had spied on his campaign and added: “WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!”

When Mr. Papadopoulos arrived in London on Sept. 15, he received a text message from Ms. Turk. She invited him for drinks.

In his book, “Deep State Target,” Mr. Papadopoulos described her as attractive and said she almost immediately began questioning him about whether the Trump campaign was working with Russia, he wrote.

Mr. Papadopoulos was baffled. “There is no way this is a Cambridge professor’s research assistant,” he recalled thinking, according to his book.

The day after meeting Ms. Turk, Mr. Papadopoulos met briefly with Mr. Halper at a private London club, and Ms. Turk joined them. The two men agreed to meet again, arranging a drink at the Sofitel hotel in London’s posh West End.

Notice how Ms. Turk is the primary focus of the interaction.

Turk emailed Papadopoulos; Turk text’d Papadopoulos; Turk met him for drinks etc. However, Halper only “met briefly” with Papadopoulos with Turk present.  FBI agent Turk is the working operative here, agent Halper is simply the inconsequential cover.

During that conversation, Mr. Halper immediately asked about hacked emails and whether Russia was helping the campaign, according to Mr. Papadopoulos’s book. Angry over the accusatory questions, Mr. Papadopoulos ended the meeting.

The F.B.I. failed to glean any information of value from the encounters, and Ms. Turk returned to the United States.

Mr. Halper continued to work with the F.B.I. and later met with Mr. Page repeatedly in the Washington area. The two had coincidentally run into each other in July as well at Cambridge, according to people familiar with the episode.

At the urging of Mr. Page, he met another campaign aide, Sam Clovis, Mr. Trump’s campaign co-chairman, to discuss foreign policy.  (read more)

It’s obvious the people who ran these spy operations into the Trump campaign are nervous now.  After years of denying spying; and after weeks of apoplectic pearl-clutching over AG Barr’s use of the word “spy”; the New York Times now outlines spying directly?

Make sure you go back and re-read the House testimony transcript of how Papadopoulos describes this interaction with Turk and Halper (embed below).  Start around page 101

(Papadopoulos Testimony to House Committee start around page 101)


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537 Responses to Here We Go – FBI Admits Using Spies Against Trump Campaign…

  1. Barnestormer says:

    With a re-run of the old Culp-Cosby series I Authorizedly Surveil in the background, I was reading in the NYT about an authorized surveiller (code) named Azra Turk. Incidental to the story seemed to be the notion that the FBI was surveilling the Trump campaign, although it was not completely clear why they would do that. Something to do with Russia, was the implication.

    Recalling AG Barr’s discussion at yesterday’s hearing on the topic of “defensive briefing,” I searched the story in vain to find what efforts the FBI had made to alert the campaign about what those treacherous Ruskies were up to. But I did find this reassuring explanation by the Times for all the secrecy:

    Secrecy was paramount for the F.B.I. officials because of the sensitivities of investigating campaign advisers during a presidential race. Had the investigation into Trump advisers’ contacts with Russia become public, it could have devastated the Trump campaign. And top bureau officials were enduring fresh attacks over their handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. (My emphasis)

    Details of the actual “advisers’ contacts with Russia” (as opposed to CIA/FBI authorized suveillers’ contacts with Trump advisers) have been somewhat skimpy, but surely they’ll come out shortly. Meanwhile, it’s comforting to realize how careful the FBI was to avoid devastating the Trump campaign.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Q&A says:

      Yeah, the FBI was definitely not going to let their secret investigation get out there and allow the public to devastate the Trump campaign thus stealing the FBI’s credit for doing it themselves.

      Liked by 7 people

  2. Alex M says:

    OAN News: Chinese Spies Recruiting Left wing Resistance Radicals Inside U.S. Intelligence Community

    Liked by 3 people

  3. rah says:

    So neither Halper nor this Azra Turk were CIA assets?

    Liked by 1 person

    • dawg says:

      Papadopoulos said that’s the only part not true about the article

      Liked by 6 people

    • WSB says:

      All I know is Halper has been doing dirty tricks since Barry Goldwater.

      Liked by 5 people

      • jnr2d2 says:

        If I had to guess, both Misfud and Halpern were assets used by both the FBI and CIA. But what is worse than “Spying” on someone, is a set-up, i.e. entrapment. Entrapment is used to blackmail someone by finding or planting info inorder to “leverage ” them to “spy” on others, or “sing” (i.e. compose).
        People hate the word conspiracy theory, as the MSM has always derided it as the realm of crazies. But actually every day 2 or more people “conspire” to do many things in work or in life. It’s just a case of whether it is legal or not!

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  4. dawg says:

    If Papa is correct, and Azra Turk was CIA, and not FBI, could this article be the beginning of Brennan throwing Comey under the bus?

    Liked by 4 people

  5. So who is going to investigate the leak to NYT? Wray if he still has a job?

    Liked by 2 people

    • bofh says:

      I don’t understand why Wray still has the job.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Mark McQueen says:

        He still has a job because PDT doesn’t want to fire him…yet.

        Liked by 1 person

      • California Joe says:

        That’s the $64 million question. Wray is worst fitting empty suit I have ever seen and I have seen quite a few at the FBI!


        • Patrick healy says:

          Talking of “empty suits” what is the name of the one running your cia?
          We never hear of her in Britain.


          • Dr.Jay says:

            She got the job because she stood up against Brennan and he demoted her. And when I’m out of ideas that sounds as a good of a reason to promote her as well.

            Anyone who was promoted or hired by Brennan: down or out & anyone demoted or fired: promote and investigate whether a good asset to get back. That would be my basic approach. And anyone closely related to Brennan to be put under CI investigation of course for working for one of the many enemies of the USA…

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  6. deeperinfo says:

    Has this Press Release been cleared by the official Classified Information redactors? These seem like very sophisticated “spying” ‘means and methods’ that should be kept Super Secret!

    General Barr has another target for investigation (inside the IG office?)

    Horowitz might want to set his own internal ‘honey trap’.

    Well, one can hope…

    Liked by 4 people

  7. TomA says:

    Well, if Barr let’s the FBI get away with this nonsense excuse for legitimizing an obvious sting entrapment of a Trump Campaign staffer, then Katie bar the door, because this would untether the FBI from all rules, protocols, and laws in future “investigations”. They could simply assert ex post facto that all the spying (and associated criminality by persons in a position of trust) is fully legitimized by these types of half-assed excuses. My how far we have fallen.

    Liked by 8 people

    • PS says:

      The only Katie in this mess is Katherine Seaman, the wife of Jack Pitcock (former assistant to VP Pence), assistant to Peter Strozk on the FBI counterintelligence investigation.


  8. Republicanvet91 says:

    “Mr. Halper, who accompanied Ms. Turk in one of her meetings with Mr. Papadopoulos”

    One of her meetings? One? How many meetings were put into this effort?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Padric says:

      According to testimony from George P., two meetings occurred. The first with Turk present the second without.


  9. Republicanvet91 says:

    “whether agents had adequate control of Mr. Halper’s activities”

    Ah. So the spin will be Halper went rogue, and because of his work during this and other prior events, everything has to be kept from the public.

    Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      Incredible statement about what Barr might uncover. Going back to Goldwater, Carter, Romney and ultimately, President Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Republicanvet91 says:

        I agree. There has been plenty suggesting Halper worked for Reagan or HW Bush, but I don’t think Halper cares who signs his checks.

        If Halper is fingered as going rogue and kicking bad information to the FBI, I bet the FBI would have no problem using that as an excuse.

        “Gee. The guy went off the reservation which we can only see now. He gave us information that we had to take seriously, and that’s how this whole misunderstanding started.”

        Liked by 4 people

        • spoogels says:

          Halper’s former wife, Sibyl Cline, is the daughter of the former CIA deputy director for intelligence, Ray S. Cline.

          Liked by 4 people

        • WSB says:

          Except that Halper was only the coverup, as SD explains. He mayl be implicated in trying to take Flynn out starting from 2015, however, that is another can of worms.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Republicanvet91 says:

            But if he is shown to only be the cover-up and not being pinned as the fall-guy for this, there would have to be proof pre-dating Halper’s involvement, right?

            Am I forgetting something that pre-dates Halper?

            Liked by 1 person

            • WSB says:

              Remember SD’s presentation. Everything before March 9th was surveillance. Everything after March 9,2016 was a coverup for that surveillance.

              The Obama Admin had been spying on several people since 2012, probably 2010.

              Liked by 3 people

              • Republicanvet91 says:

                I understand the presentation, but I must be forgetting what happened before March 9 that is proof. I believe Nellie went to work for Fusion GPS in 2015, but nothing clear that proves what happened before March 9.

                I like to be able to point a leftist to irrefutable proof that something happened. Often even with that, the proof is ignored until it becomes overwhelming.


                • WSB says:

                  Admiral Mike Rogers shut down the contractor access to the NSA files. The letter was written to Collyer on April 19th? I think.
                  Search the archive in the box at the upper right.

                  Liked by 1 person

                • Dr.Jay says:

                  January 2016 meeting between White House and Ukrainians discussing how to set-up and entrap Manafort, based upon alleged balck ledger. Manafort was not yet working for the Trump Campaign, yet that’s why the discussion was apparently, mightily strange.

                  Janyary 2016 email from S. Talbot (US State Department, brother–in-law to Cody Shaerer) to Steele via email servers from Orbis Business Intelligence in Canada; email contained a first version from the dossier created by Code Shaerer (Clinton dirty tricks operator since 1990’s, then Clinton Foundation operative), at least the pee-story was part of that. Steele would later tidy that one up because Cody’s fantasies had gone a bit overboard on that one…(naming a “One-Eyed Man in Istanbul” as his source for the story, Steele fixed that to be sourced from unnamed Russians).

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                • Dr.Jay says:

                  Also: Halper communicated with Steele via email in May 2016.
                  See below snippet.

                  Absolutely, without good VA, you would still be sifting through TBs of data… As far as some Fusion GPS Halper Linkage, here are a few:

                  1. He knows Mary Jacoby and Glenn Simpson from his WSJ-NYT-WaPo days in 1986-2000
                  2. He met and communicated with Steele via email in May 2016. In October 2017 he sent Steele an email about the need to discuss “Joseph M.” (could be a reference to Joseph Mifsud)
                  3. Jonathan Clarke from Hakuylt met Glenn Simpson in W-DC in 2016-2017, both before the dossier story broke out and after the elections

                  Yaacov Apelbaum , May 24, 2018 at 1:06 pm

                  Liked by 2 people

  10. Palmettoman says:

    They are in a panic!!!

    The dems tried to get Barr to walk-back his use of the word “spying”. They impugned his character. They tried to make him lose his cool. They failed.

    POTUS is going on offense. It will be fantastic!!!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. The Gipper Lives says:

    Since this is the Times, they will be defending the principals as much as possible: Obama, Brennan, Lynch, etc..

    They are trying to shape the Narrative, i.e., the Official Lie, before Barr indicts.

    Therefore, they will be hiding facts, spinning and head-faking, minimizing, blaming subordinates, foreigners, etc., etc. They are Professional Liars, after all.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. gsonFIT says:

    It might not have been their goal but if it had become necessary for Papadopoulus to be wrongly convicted, labeled as a traitor and spend 25 years in order for the corrupted intel cabal to take down Trump , they would have. These evil scum would throw a young man’s life away without blinking an eye


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  13. ed says:

    This is a false front. They are now trying to suggest this was for National security. I predict that all these people will defend themselves saying” I did it for national security: and none of them will be convicted. I am taking a few 10 $ bets.

    Liked by 1 person

    • California Joe says:

      Let Samantha Power, Strozh and his squeeze get indicted for major felonies and see if they have $500,000 each for a top of the line defense attorney to represent them. None of these people qualify for a public defender or CJA Attorney so a trial would ruin them. That’s when you’ll get low level insiders to flip against Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, Yates, Comey and McCabe….maybe even Obama!

      Liked by 1 person

    • pucecatt says:

      The problem with that scenario is the thousands of text messages we have seen , Lisa Page “ brush up on watergate “ aka All the presidents men and many many other nefarious text , some we have never seen that they are withholding from the American people.


  14. I really appreciate all the reporting on this since Day One, but I truly believe nothing will ever be done to hold the perps accountable. The squishy Repubs in Congress and the Trump-hating federal judges, as well as a sympathetic media, will see these wretched creatures go free to do it all again. But they will target congressional races next time around.


    • purpleibby says:

      Sorry, I don’t agree….you have even establishment republicans talking about it now….and the people are awake to this stuff now. They’ve never dealt with someone loud and proud like Trump with a platform to tell the whole world.

      Liked by 3 people

  15. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  16. How would one find out if these 3 people (George J. Ennis, Jr. (ASAC NY Counterintelligence), Alan E. Kohler Jr. (SSA, NY Counterintelligence) and Stephen M. Somma (SA, NY Counterintelligence)) worked with Monica L. McLean(friend of Dr C. B. Ford). All out of Phreet Bharara’s SDNY?

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  17. If you go back to the NSA unauthorized database searches ongoing since probably 2012 or earlier, this will establish a pattern of lawlessness. This will destroy their defense of trying to establish a lawful predicate for the actions taken against the Trump team. This will also greatly expand the list of criminals that need to be punished.
    And I’ll admit to being wrong about AG Barr. I thought he was a terrible choice. So far, I’ve been impressed by the way he has handled the Mueller report and the Dems that are trying to destroy this country. And he doesn’t mince words in his answers. You know exactly where he stands.

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  18. EnoughIsEnough says:

    The American people have absolutely no use for a reactive MSM. The NYT is now in CYA mode. Period. The only ones they are interested in protecting are themselves, and not those who they have taken an oath to protect from their government. This entire corrupt hoax has been accurately reported by a handful of journalists, citizen journalists, and of course, Sundance. The Treehouse has the most in-depth, clearly laid out timeline, with all of the dots connected, BAR NONE!!! I have stated before, and do so again, that Sundance should be required reading. While the details are disturbing, they need to be shouted from the mountaintops so that they are never again repeated. Thank you Patriot Sundance.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Fools Gold says:

    “extraordinary circumstances“….there’s that we didn’t know he wasn’t working for Russia narrative you’ve all been reading about here. They have a deck of about 50 cards that say that and they’ve all been passed out to these losers. I expect you’ll get tired of hear those or other plausible deniability language after Horitz provides his report. Your earlier prediction a week air 2 ago was spot on Sundance….hope this is not what the big ugly as ugly as it is, turns out to be in its final form…


  20. Mark McQueen says:

    To everyone overly concerned about the next line of defense tossed against the wall by these idiots, remember. They are building their fortress over a sink hole. One that is rapidly expanding.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Dim Osmab says:

    As i remember Halper had contacted campain also before july 2016.

    And FBI people went to London in may of 2016. How they explain that?


  22. SGH says:

    Why is the media a reference for questioning this guy?
    Nevermind. I do get it.


  23. Curt says:

    I finished reading Papadopoulos book about 2 weeks ago. It was a very good read in that it gives an inside view and details of the plot by the FBI to set him up. He really go treated badly on his conviction of “lying” to the FBI. It involves an email, one of thousands, that he didn’t answer FBI questions correctly. He says he was tired and confused. If accurate, it was complete set up! He ended pleading guilty under duress and was given 12 days in jail. If true, this is a serious miscarriage fo justice.
    I wrote a review of this book for Amazon. I have attached it below. The review is completely accurate and in no way offensive. Amazon refused to publish my review on the bogus grounds that it did not meet their guidelines. I believe they did not like conclusions and my description of FBI corruption and for that reason would not publish this book review. It is totally accurate.
    I saw many other reviews on their site that were much more direct than mine that Amazon printed. No surprise. Complete Political Bias here..


    Thank you for submitting a customer review.

    Thank you for submitting a customer review on Amazon. After carefully reviewing your submission, your review could not be posted to the website. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump ★★★★ from Curtis R. Gomes on April 24, 2019

    Nice Young Man Completely Snookered..

    I am quite familiar with this Trump “investigation” having followed it closely for the last 2 years.. So much of what Papadopolous talks about here was reported in the news. It’s interesting however to get it straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. You can bet William Barr also knows all this and much more. What i find absolutely incredible is how often Papadopolous allowed himself to be fooled and taken advantage of.and just plain used Granted, he was young, naive, and ambitious, but time and time again he is played by various people from myriad intelligence sources and in many venues. He even admits that he was warned by certain insiders that he was being used but he refused to listen because he saw himself as an international mover and shaker. This is the story of a overly ambitious young man who was a an easy target for anti Trump operators of various intelligence organizations. The Trump campaign has to carry some of the responsibility for allowing this naive young man, Papadopolous to be set up. Interesting to view, from the inside, how this was pulled off. Good read…..

    Actually what the FBI and CIA did to Papadopolous is utterly disgusting and is illegal and criminal on the face it….


    • farrier105 says:

      They picked the best targets in Page and Papadopoulos, provided they were handled competently, which they were not. Page has dealings in Russia, but that is NOT ILLEGAL. McDonalds has restaurants in Russia, but with the Russia hysteria that they knew would result, facts wouldn’t matter. Add to it, the FBI knew Carter Page very well, likely had polygraph test results and a psych profile on him at the Behavioral Science Unit and Quantico. Papadpoulos is young, inexperienced, but ambitious. He could be lured in more ways than Page, such as good looking women, power brokers who could help him land a fat job and pad his resume’, too much drink, and some extra cash. They tried all of them with George and came up with nothing except George passed some stuff to Sessions and Sam Clovis about Trump meeting with Putin, like the President of Mexico, but those emails were ignored. George was not a real “advisor” to Trump.


      • Brenrod says:

        Page was an undercover FBI employee in 2012 and testified for the FBI in the same case in approximately mid 2016. How is it possible that the FBI represented to the FISA court that page was a Russian spy only a couple of months later.


        • farrier105 says:

          I’m not sure for how long they would need the warrant. Representing him as a Russian agent was easy. They just didn’t tell the court they were using him on the other case. That is likely one of the problems they have with releasing completely unredacted version.


  24. Hittman says:

    Looks like a chunk of that new infrastructure spending will be on prison expansion to hold all these criminals!! Let’s break ground now!!


    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Nice thought but wishful thinking. There are provisions for expanding Free Broadband for “the less fortunate” which of course have strings attached like federal control of webwide content that could make Fakebook & Utube censorship look like child’s play.


  25. farrier105 says:

    Never forget that Mifsud came early to the dance. If he came too early, the schemers have a problem.

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  26. I want to know why this only covers “August-September 2016, conveniently after the “justification” of the spying by the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, supposedly beginning July 31 2016.
    What about the earlier Papadopoulos spying machinations, in March-April 2016:

    In which Papadopoulos comes off as himself an anti-Trump spy. In that earlier sequence of events (very quickly upon his joining the Trump campaign), there is also, strangely, a woman, named Olga Volonskaya, also introduced, through Mifsud.

    Why do people keep dragging up events post-July 31 2016, when the originating spying was earlier?

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  27. Brenrod says:

    What about the role of current CIA head Gina Haspel who was the London station CIA chief at the time? Also what about the role of Alexander Downer Who was an agent for both the Clinton foundation and the Australian government.
    What about the fact of Mueller never verified the fake back of the Dem server Purported to be the beginning of the Russian fairy tales? Mueller is best known by his acts of omission in his report.


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