Executive Intelligence Review


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.”