Fri May 25th, 2018 at 07:59:13 AM EST
Puzzling ... US Presidential Election 2016:
Cambridge Espionage Halper Dearlove British Conservatives MI6 and ties to CIA / George Bush Sr.
George H. Bush, former CIA Director, involved in the Bay of Pigs operation, the plumbers, Watergate, assassinations, drugs running for CIA, Vietnam War, Laos, Columbia, Nicaragua, Afghanistan ... political frontmen on the payroll, Marcos, Noriega, brother of Kharzai ...
h/t Cat :: Returning to your simple remark "Halper" refers to Stefan Halper, an US intelligence agent US Congress tried to keep confidential: Intel Uses Media To Report Informant's Life In Danger, Turns Out They Are Just Covering Themselves
○ Cambridge politics professor outed as FBI informant in Trump investigation | Varsity |
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The intrigue surrounding Donald Trump's connections to the Russian government was directed at Cambridge last night as Professor Stefan Halper, a fellow of Magdalene College, was outed by American media as an FBI informant who was tasked with meeting with Trump campaign officials.
After the FBI received evidence that two campaign advisors had links to Russia during the 2016 US presidential campaign, Professor Halper, who was an advisor in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations, met George Papadopoulos and Carter Page on behalf of the FBI.
The New York Times has reported that Halper paid for Papadopoulos to fly to the UK in September of 2016 to grill him on Russian attempts to undermine the Clinton campaign, after offering him $3,000 to write a 1,500-word research paper on a disputed gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, which fell under Papadopoulos' academic expertise.
See my earlier diary - Mifsud Offering Alu Tubes to Papadopoulos?
So London is a spy nest, just a Cambridge is for decades, what's new? A preemptive move realizing time is up, the wrong guy got invited to the White House and isn't happy with the "establishment" or the old gard ruling the globe? In the US the Clinton-Bush alliance are in a desperate move to undermine president-elect Trump with accusations of being a frontman for Russian president Putin. A campaign of misinformation, false accusations, conspiracy ... the whole McCarthy era relived.
Cambridge University intelligence seminar established by Christopher Andrew ...
○ Intelligence experts accuse Cambridge forum of Kremlin links | FT - Dec. 2016 |
A group of intelligence experts, including a former head of MI6, has cut ties with fellow academics at Cambridge university, in a varsity spy scare harking back to the heyday of Soviet espionage at the heart of the British establishment.
Sir Richard Dearlove, the ex-chief of the Secret Intelligence Service and former master of Pembroke college, Stefan Halper, a senior foreign policy adviser at the White House to presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan, and Peter Martland, a leading espionage historian, have resigned as conveners of the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar -- an academic forum for former practitioners and current researchers of western spycraft -- because of concerns over what they fear could be a Kremlin-backed operation to compromise the group.
Mr Halper said he had stepped down due to "unacceptable Russian influence on the group".
The seminar, established by Christopher Andrew, the official historian of MI5 and former chairman of the history faculty at the university, is one of the most respected networks in its field.
○ Cambridge forum severs ties with publisher amid Russian spying allegations
Professor Neil Kent, editor-in-chief of the Veruscript-published Journal of Intelligence, also announced that he will be stepping back from his role in the forum, whilst remaining skeptical of the allegations.
Professor Kent's resignation is particularly significant, coming after comments he made to the FT, in which he claimed that Russian influence was "inconceivable", saying "Cambridge is a wonderful place of conspiracy theories but the idea that there is a Machiavellian plot here is ridiculous...it's real Reds under the bed stuff".
The CIS runs seminars intended to provide a forum for students, academics and notable figures alike to debate and discuss espionage and spycraft in the West. Recent attendees and speakers include Michael Flynn, US President-Elect Donald Trump's nominee for National Security Adviser and the former Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, and Sir Simon Fraser, the recently-retired permanent undersecretary at the Foreign Office.
Twitter account @veruscript
Reagan aides describe operation to gather inside data on Carter | NY Times - July 1983 |
The NYT in 1983 said the Reagan campaign spying operation "involved a number of retired Central Intelligence Agency officials and was highly secretive." The article, by then-NYT reporter Leslie Gelb, added that its "sources identified Stefan A. Halper, a campaign aide involved in providing 24-hour news updates and policy ideas to the traveling Reagan party, as the person in charge." Halper, now 73, had also worked with Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Alexander Haig as part of the Nixon administration.
When the scandal first broke in 1983, the UPI suggested that Halper's handler for this operation was Reagan's Vice Presidential candidate, George H.W. Bush, who had been the CIA Director and worked there with Halper's father-in-law, former CIA Deputy Director Ray Cline, who worked on Bush's 1980 presidential campaign before Bush ultimately became Reagan's Vice President. It quoted a former Reagan campaign official as blaming the leak on "conservatives [who] are trying to manipulate the Jimmy Carter papers controversy to force the ouster of White House Chief of Staff James Baker."
[Source: The Intercept]
The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election | The Intercept |
In response, the DOJ and the FBI's various media spokespeople did not deny the core accusation, but quibbled with the language (the FBI used an "informant," not a "spy"), and then began using increasingly strident language to warn that exposing his name would jeopardize his life and those of others, and also put American national security at grave risk. On May 8, the Washington Post described the informant as "a top-secret intelligence source" and cited DOJ officials as arguing that disclosure of his name "could risk lives by potentially exposing the source, a U.S. citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI."
The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, who spent much of last week working to ensure confirmation of Trump's choice to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, actually threatened his own colleagues in Congress with criminal prosecution if they tried to obtain the identity of the informant.
Four decades ago, Halper was responsible for a long-forgotten spying scandal involving the 1980 election, in which the Reagan campaign - using CIA officials managed by Halper, reportedly under the direction of former CIA Director and then-Vice-Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush - got caught running a spying operation from inside the Carter administration. The plot involved CIA operatives passing classified information about Carter's foreign policy to Reagan campaign officials in order to ensure the Reagan campaign knew of any foreign policy decisions that Carter was considering.
This puts Flynn Jr. recent tweet in perspective ...
Story @BooMan - Anatomy of a Right-Wing Meme.
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