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  • John Brennan’s Plot to Infiltrate the Trump Campaign

    05/22/2018 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 54 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 22 May 2018 | George Neumayr
    s Trump won primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had alerted him to an intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign. The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish. Out of Brennan’s alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC: that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an “inter-agency taskforce”) on the...
  • F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims

    05/19/2018 4:32:28 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | 18 May 2018 | Adam Goldman, Mark Mazzetti and Matthew Rosenberg
    President Trump accused the F.B.I. on Friday, without evidence, of sending a spy to secretly infiltrate his 2016 campaign “for political purposes” even before the bureau had any inkling of the “phony Russia hoax.” In fact, F.B.I. agents sent an informant to talk to two campaign advisers only after they received evidence that the pair had suspicious contacts linked to Russia during the campaign. The informant, an American academic who teaches in Britain, made contact late that summer with one campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, according to people familiar with the matter. He also met repeatedly in the ensuing months with...
  • Ties That Bind – Stefan Halper, Joseph Mifsud & Alexander Downer (& Papadopoulos)

    05/14/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 23 replies
    Ties that bind ^ | 5/10/2018 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    George Papadopoulos appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence. Joseph Mifsud Alexander Downer Stefan Halper George Papadopoulos and Joseph Mifsud reportedly both worked at the London Centre of International Law Practice. Joseph Mifsud appears to have joined LCILP around November 2015. Papadopoulos appears to have joined LCILP sometime in late February or early March 2016 after leaving Ben Carson’s campaign. Per reports, Papadopoulos and Mifsud first met on March 14, 2016. The London Centre of International Law and Practice Limited (LCILP) is an odd institution. From their website: LCILP training emphasises the...
  • Blair: Britain Discussed Early Plan to Topple Saddam

    05/01/2005 1:51:01 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 4 replies · 295+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/1/05 | Katherine Baldwin
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain discussed supporting the United States to bring about a change of government in Iraq eight months before the March 2003 invasion, Tony Blair said on Sunday. But the prime minister, facing an election on Thursday in which the divisive war could cost him votes, denied suggestions his government took an early decision to topple Saddam Hussein. His comments came in response to a leaked memo in a newspaper that said Blair and President Bush were determined to oust Iraq's former leader as early as July 2002. "I actually talked about regime change if it wasn't possible...