Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


‘Oh! What a Tangled Web’ of British Spies Was Woven against the Trump Presidency

May 23, 2018 (EIRNS)—Practically on the hour, new revelations are surfacing that further expose the British web of spies behind the fraudulent Robert Mueller coup attempt to bring down the Trump Presidency. As Scottish author Sir Walter Scott famously wrote in Marmion: “Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”

On May 22, the Wall Street Journal editorial board raised some intriguing questions about CIA/MI6 operative Stefan Halper, starting with “who asked Mr. Halper to keep tabs on the Trump officials, and when and why?” The Journal points to discrepancies in Halper’s claim that he only contacted Trump campaign advisers/aides Carter Page and George Papadopoulos after the FBI had launched its official investigation on July 31, 2016.

But, as the Journal writes, it was in late May or early June of that year, that Halper invited Page to a mid-July symposium at Cambridge University, at which Halper’s close friend, former MI6 director Richard Dearlove, was a speaker, as was Halper. Thus, Page met Halper for the first time at that mid-July symposium. His round-trip fare to London was paid for by its organizers, the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), a Cambridge research institute. Halper and pal Dearlove also belonged to something called the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar, described by the Journal as “an academic forum for researchers and one-time practitioners of spycraft.” They resigned from it, with much fanfare, in 2016, claiming “unacceptable Russian influence on the group.”

Then there is the matter of former CIA Director John Brennan’s inter-agency task force, which he set up in mid-2016, using as a pretext a bogus Estonian intelligence report that Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign, as EIR has reported. A May 22 article in American Spectator magazine revisits that task force matter, pointing out, that both before and after the FBI began its official probe, Brennan was “bringing together into the same room at CIA headquarters a cast of Trump haters across the Obama administration, whose activities he could direct,” including Peter Strzok, the FBI liaison to Brennan, DNI Jim Clapper, and “an assortment of Brennan’s buddies at the Treasury Department, Justice Department and White House.”

American Spectator author George Neumayr reports that Brennan’s Langley group had access to Stefan Halper’s file “and sized him up as the perfect embed.” As did the Journal, Neumayr emphasizes

“that Halper came out of the brainstorming of Brennan’s group is clear from the fact that his first known meeting with Carter Page preceded the formal opening of the FBI’s probe.”

Neumayr raises the many unanswered questions about Halper’s deployment: How he first became involved in the case, the extent of information provided, whether his July 2016 interaction with Page was brokered by the FBI or, perhaps, by another intelligence agency? Halper, reportedly, feared a Trump Presidency “as it could harm the special relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain,” Neumayr wrote.

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