March 26, 2018 (EIRNS)—In the months leading up to the 2016 election, British intelligence made strenuous efforts to cultivate Trump advisors, and set up circumstances in which they could appear to have Russian connections, the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross shows in a lengthy article today.
First in line is Prof. Stefan K. Halper, a foreign policy expert with ties to both the CIA and MI6, who invited Trump endorser George Papadopoulos to London in September 2016. There, Halper offered to pay Papadopoulos $3,000 to write a policy paper on Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, and the Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea.
Halper, 73, who is British, is a veteran of three Republican administrations (meddling in American politics is nothing new for him), and also met with two other Trump campaign advisors. Halper, Ross reports, is a close associate of Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6.
When Papadopoulos arrived in London for their meeting, Halper asked him if he knew about “hacking the emails from Russia,” to which Papadopoulos replied he did not, Ross reports. Halper had offered him the $3,000 for the policy paper, with all expenses paid.
Halper also invited a second Trump campaign aide, foreign policy advisor Carter Page, to attend a July 2016 symposium at Cambridge University in Britain, regarding the upcoming U.S. election.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts he had with London-based Prof. Joseph Mifsud, who, Ross reports, told Papadopoulos in April 2016 that the Russians had possession of “thousands” of Clinton-related emails—a fact that later sparked the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. Presidential campaign.
“Former” MI6 agent Christopher Steele, in his dossier against Trump, alleges that Page met secretly with two Kremlin insiders as part of the Trump campaign’s collusion effort.
Halper told Papadopoulos that he was working on several in-progress papers on Turkey, Cyprus and Israel, but the papers never appeared in a public record. At the time of the Papadopoulos meeting, Halper was working on a project on China and Russia’s economic relations. Besides his close association with Sir Richard Dearlove of MI6, Halper, who has a residence in Virginia, also had his own connections to the CIA, through his late father-in-law, Ray Cline, a former director of the CIA’s bureau of intelligence and research.
Theresa May's Anti-Russia Crusade is Nothing but the UK's War on Trump, Chapter 2
From LaRouchePAC.com Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Lyndon and Helga LaRouche have played a major part in shaping relations among nations for the better over the past 35 years: through LaRouche's concept for President Reagan's 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and the "LaRouche Doctrine" for great-power relations that accompanied it; and through their 1989 "Eurasian Land-Bridge" campaign which contributed finally to China's Belt and Road Initiative, now developing many nations worldwide. Throughout, the enemy of those moves toward a new paradigm of development was the City of London financial empire and British geopolitics.
This previously often-concealed reality has suddenly become dramatically clear. British Prime Minister May and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson have bullied the United States and 14 European nations into an escalating confrontation with Russia which is aimed to wreck great-power collaboration for progress through the great Belt and Road projects, and which can lead fast toward world war.
Helga LaRouche emphasized, yesterday, that London has done this in reaction to the discrediting of the British intelligence-driven `Russiagate' coup attempt against President Donald Trump. She blasted the unevidenced "Russian nerve agent case" as nothing but Russiagate continued, reinvented and revived. Its success so far, after `Russiagate' against Trump had failed, is extremely dangerous, she said. Both China and Russia will react to this changed trans-Atlantic agenda.
China, through its President Xi Jinping and its party organs such as Global Times, has recognized that China's peaceful rise, facing a rampage of British geopolitical and economic warfare, may not be allowed to be easy or peaceful.
But China has unleashed a development dynamic raising productivity and living standards of many nations as well as its own, using a new concept LaRouche called "the World Land-Bridge development" 30 years ago. Its Belt and Road Initiative is now drawing in nations even in Western Europe. Its leadership will not be stopped by tariff war or investment embargo; rather, it will apply that new paradigm to stop them.
As Helga LaRouche put it, China is finally sweeping aside London's centuries of Malthusianism and zero-sum geopolitics; and replacing it with a new paradigm of mutual benefit of nations, poverty eradication, scientific progress, "a community of shared destiny." Lyndon LaRouche has insisted for 50 years on the necessity of that replacement. His movement put out the ammunition to defeat the attacks on President Trump coming from British intelligence, and the economic policy actions to bring about America's future on the "New Silk Road."
Theresa May's government's counterattack is dangerous; American and European patriots must fight it.