Pentagon official exposed not only Halper’s role but his links to Russian intelligence

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2018

An informant planted by the CIA to spy on the Trump campaign had ties to the Kremlin, according to a report which cited a Pentagon whistleblower.

Pentagon official Adam Lovinger had his security clearance revoked and lost his job in the National Security Council at the White House after complaining to higher-ups about the roughly $1 million in U.S. taxpayer money that was paid to Stefan Halper.

Stefan Halper

In an Aug. 27 report, investigative reporter Sara Carter noted that “information Lovinger stumbled on” and other documents obtained “raise troubling questions about Halper, who was believed to have worked with the CIA and part of the matrix of players in the bureau’s ‘CrossFire Hurricane’ investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Halper, who assisted the FBI in the Russia investigation, appears to also have significant ties to the Russian government, as well as sources connected directly to President Vladimir Putin.”

Related: Memo revoking Pentagon official’s clearance over Halper contracts was 100 percent redacted, August 27, 2018

Documents obtained by suggest that Halper, a Cambridge University professor, had on several occasions invited senior Russian intelligence officials to co-teach his course on intelligence.

Halper had also accepted money to finance the course from a top Russian oligarch with ties to Putin, according to news reports.

Several course syllabi from 2012 and 2015 obtained by reveal Hapler had invited and co-taught his course on intelligence with former Director of Russian Intelligence Gen. Vladimir I. Trubnikov.

A former U.S. intelligence official told Carter that “It’s all smoke and mirrors. Halper was well aware when he was bringing in Trubnikov in 2012 that the Russians were already there at his invitation. The FBI uses Halper to get more information on Trump aides but it’s Halper who has the real connection to Russia.”

Sean Bigley, Lovinger’s attorney, told Carter that Lovinger “unwittingly shined a spotlight on the deep state’s secret weapon – Stefan Halper – and threatened to expose the truth about the Trump-Russia collusion narrative: that it was all a set-up.”

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