Wait–That FBI Spy Reportedly Tried To Infiltrate The Trump Administration After The Election

Posted: May 21, 2018 10:25 PM
Wait–That FBI Spy Reportedly Tried To Infiltrate The Trump Administration After The Election

The sordid story between the Trump White House, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation/ Department of Justice reached a new level last week: there reportedly was a spy working the campaign. The asset appears to have tried to establish relationships between Sam Clovis, George Papadopoulos, and Carter Page—all members of the Trump team—in the hopes of gleaning information from them; all of this occurring under then-President Obama’s DOJ/FBI. 

The New York Times and Washington Post had extensive stories on this, though there was some linguistic gymnastics concerning the words spy and informant - spy vs. informant to be more accurate. Now, Axios reported tonight that this informant, who is rumored to be longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper, tried to infiltrate the Trump administration after the 2016 election. The president’s trade adviser, Pete Navarro, is said to have recommended him for a job:

President Trump's top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, recommended appointing Stefan Halper, an academic and suspected FBI informant on the Trump campaign, to a senior role in the Trump administration, Axios has learned.

Behind the scenes: During the presidential transition Navarro recommended Halper, among other people, for ambassador roles in Asia. A White House official said Halper visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building last August for a meeting about China.


Navarro says he submitted Halper’s name for the Asian ambassadorship — we have not been able to confirm the country — along with around a dozen other people for roles in the region.

It seems not every criticism of the FBI/DOJ/Russia saga from the Trump camp is false. Fox News’ Chad Pergram also tweeted tonight that some GOP members on the Hill plan to present a resolution to get a second special counsel appointed. The DOJ has already asked its inspector general to look into the spy allegations.  

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