FROM EIR DAILY ALERT
British MI6 Produced Indictments of Trump Campaign Advisors, Opening War on Trump
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.