Two British Intelligence Companies Worked at Entrapping Trump
May 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—The story of ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s founding of Orbis Business Intelligence after his retirement from MI6 in 2009, and MI6 retired agent Steele’s role in producing the Trump dossier, is well known for wreaking havoc on the Trump Presidency since the 2016 election. Today Zero Hedge exposes a second British company—U.K.-based Hakluyt & Co.—founded by three former British intelligence operatives in 1995, which has played a major role in the second phase of Trumpgate. This company, Hakluyt, is full of Hillary Clinton supporters and alumni of the Obama Administration.
In Summer 2016, British agent Stefan Halper was working for the Obama Administration while also participating in the FBI/DOJ spy operation on the Trump campaign. Halper was revealed as the FBI’s informant on May 18, after the New York Times and Washington Post published information about this “Cambridge Professor” which made him easily identifiable. The newspaper reports matched a March 25 Daily Caller article detailing Halper’s attempts to entrap several lower-level aides in Trump’s campaign, including Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. Halper’s infiltration of the Trump campaign is notable, Zero Hedge says, because it corresponds with two targets of the FBI’s Operation Crossfire Hurricane—in which the FBI sent agent Peter Strzok and others to London to meet former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, who said that a drunk Papadopoulos admitted he knew the Russians had Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Downer, the source of the Papadopoulos intelligence, and Halper, who conned Papadopoulos months later, are linked through Hakluyt & Co., an opposition research firm founded by three former British operatives in 1995. Downer is a good friend of the Clintons, Zero Hedge reports, and has been on the Clinton Foundation Advisory board for a decade. Halper has authored two books with Hakluyt’s U.S. Director Jonathan Clarke.
Both Halper and Downer lured Trump aides to London to entrap them. Halper reportedly ran a spy-operation on the Jimmy Carter Administration, Zero Hedge reports, and was enlisted by the FBI to spy on Trump campaign aides during the 2016 election.
Halper’s ongoing contracts were funded through four annual awards paid directly out of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), established as the DOD’s “internal think tank” in 1973 by Richard Nixon, in whose administration Halper worked.
FBI agents flew to London to interview Downer, who reported that Papadopoulos told him in May 2016 that Russia had Hillary Clinton’s emails, which information was passed to Australian and U.S. officials.
Zero Hedge cites Lifezette website that: “Downer is not the only Clinton fan in Hakluyt.” FEC records show large contributions by the firm’s U.S. representatives to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
President Trump has called for an official investigation by the DOJ. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein assigned to the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
Sen. Rand Paul Believes CIA Head Haspel Lied to Senate about British
May 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) publicly attacked just-appointed CIA Director Gina Haspel’s claim that the CIA did not work with British intelligence to surveil the Trump campaign, Gateway Pundit blog reported yesterday. The Senator spoke in an interview with Fox News May 21.
Senator Paul immediately challenged Haspel’s report and former CIA Director Brennan’s claim that the British did not spy on Trump. Paul tweeted on May 20, “Gina Haspel is categorically denying that [the CIA] got information from the British intelligence. And if what I’m saying today is not her opinion, she needs to speak up today and she needs to say ‘did British intelligence give information to @JohnBrennan?’" Paul continued, “I’m not so sure I believe what they’re saying.” He said he expects information will come out that British intelligence did hand over information on the Trump campaign to former CIA chief Brennan, and, Paul stated, “They’re going to say it was done accidentally.”
Senator Paul’s chief strategist Doug Stafford told Gateway Pundit previously, “Gina Haspel is a John Brennan acolyte. Brennan is a visible and now-public opponent of President Trump. He is part of the deep state that opposed and now works against the President. She should not be in charge of the CIA.”
Haspel was CIA station chief in London during 2016 when two MI6-linked companies, Orbis Business Intelligence and Hakluyt & Co., were conducting espionage operations against individuals working in the Trump presidential campaign in various capacities, and were preparing dossiers to be used by U.S. intelligence agencies against Trump.
Antiwar.com: Brits Sicced Spy Stefan Halper on Trump Campaign
May 22, 2018 (EIRNS)—The identification of veteran British spy Stefan Halper, who penetrated three Republican administrations, as the British spy in Trump’s Presidential campaign shows that the British never abandon successful “game plans,” Antiwar.com editorial director Justin Raimondo wrote on May 21, in his “A Spy in the House of Trump” exposé.
In 2016, Halper, a dual citizen of the U.S. and U.K., taught at Cambridge University, where he and retired MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove resided. Together with historian Peter Martland, these three raised an alarm about “Russian influence” there. Raimondo wrote that “Russiagate” appeared to be launched by “former” MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s “Dirty Dossier.” But problems with inaccurate details in the Steele dossier required the remedy of a new myth: Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia was said to have started when Australian diplomat Alexander Downer related a booze-fueled talk he’d had with George Papadopoulos, who supposedly revealed the Russians had “thousands” of Clinton campaign emails. The Australians reported this to the FBI, which opened its investigation in July 2016.
In September 2016, Halper requested a meeting with Papadopoulos to ask him to write a paper, for a $3,000 fee and all-expenses-paid trip to London. They met a number of times, and Halper asked, “George, you know about hacking the emails from Russia, right?” Papadopoulos said he had no idea what Halper was talking about, and Halper dropped the subject.
Raimondo reported Halper has a history of disrupting campaigns. He points to the Reagan-Carter 1980 Presidential race, where he disseminated Carter’s stolen foreign policy briefings to the media, and reportedly ran the operation that procured them. Halper’s father-in-law is Ray S. Cline, a top CIA official from the Truman administration in 1948 through the Johnson Administration, making over $1 million, and another $400,000 since 2016 for classified work.
Raimondo concluded, “The Russiagate hoax has many actors, all playing their appointed roles as provocateurs, cutouts, and informants, but this was originally a British production, with Halper and Steele at the center of it. The Obama leftovers in the FBI, the Justice Department, and the CIA colluded with the British to frame the incoming President as a Russian agent,” but Raimondo concludes, they were only projecting their own evil actions onto the President. “The British, in particular, have never hesitated to interfere in our domestic politics if they thought their own interest would be advanced: It happened in the run-up to both world wars, and it is happening today. If we trace the origins of the Russia-gate hoax, and the campaign to dethrone Donald J. Trump, all roads lead to London.”