DOD whistleblower suspended, clearance revoked for raising questions about source used against Trump

DOD whistleblower suspended, clearance revoked for raising questions about source used against Trump
(Image: Stefan Halper, Institute of World Politics)

[Ed. – Although most of this ground has already been covered by other revelations, whistleblower Lovinger’s account adds some new details — and also highlights the sensitivity of the bureaucracy to having questions raised about Stefan Halper.  As soon as Lovinger flagged the absurd amounts of the contracts Halper was employed under, the bureaucracy went into high gear to smack him down.  As with so many of these participants in the anti-Trump hunt, Halper’s own connections with Russians are more noteworthy, and potentially questionable, than anything uncovered about Trump or his associates.]

[I]t was during his time hosting the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar at the University of Cambridge where Halper shifted from a professor and former government consultant to FBI informant on the Trump campaign. …

Ironically, documents obtained by suggest that Halper also had invited senior Russian intelligence officials to co-teach his course on several occasions and, according to news reports, also accepted money to finance the course from a top Russian oligarch with ties to Putin.

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

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On May 4, 2012, the course syllabus states, “Ambassador Vladimir I. Trubnikov will comment on the challenges faced while directing the Foreign Intelligence Service, his tenure as Ambassador to India, President Putin and the likely course of Russia’s relations with Britain and the U.S.” …

Even more interesting are reports from the British Media outlet, The Financial Times, that state Halper received funds for the Cambridge seminar from Russian billionaire Andrey Cheglakov, who has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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