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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.

Zero Hedge reports that between 2012 and 2018, Halper received a total of $1,058,161 from the Department of Defense.

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.

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