The cat is out of the bag. The FBI did actually have a mole working with the Trump campaign. Cambridge professor Stefan Halper was hired by the FBI and paid nearly half a million dollars by the DoD’s secretive Office of Net Assessment to gain the confidence of Trump campaign officials and inform on them to the FBI. But the questions Halper asked had nothing to do with Russian collusion. They wanted to know one thing: did the Trump campaign have Hillary’s emails.
According to reports, Halper asked George Papadopoulos and Carter Page if the Trump campaign had gotten Hillary Clinton’s emails from the Russians. He wasn’t concerned about collusion, but rather if the Trump campaign had received those emails and was holding on to them for the opportune moment. If the Trump campaign had those emails, it could spell doom for Clinton, the Obama administration, and the FBI.
Obama’s FBI had exonerated Hillary Clinton before they even began their investigation. As part of the immunity deal with Clinton’s attorneys, they allowed for the destruction of evidence that might have established a timeline of when and how her emails were deleted. Obama himself and other Obama administration officials like Loretta Lynch had emailed Hillary under pseudonyms. The discovery of Hillary’s emails could be detrimental to the entire power base of the Democrat party. Obama had just as much reason as Hillary to find out if Trump had them. So that was Halper’s mission.
This wouldn’t be the first election espionage mission for Halper. In 1980, Halper worked as a mole in the Carter administration, leaking foreign policy intel to the Reagan campaign under George H.W. Bush’s direction. He was part of a group in the CIA who helped Reagan anticipate Carter’s foreign policy positions during an election year. The scandal came to light a couple years later, but was quickly forgotten. Halper also had connections with MI-6, the British spy agency that Christopher Steele used to work for.
The Bush’s have been against Trump from the start. Stefan Halper was their former spy. Even working for the Obama’s to help save Hillary, he was the perfect man for the job.
For those keeping score at home, this is another instance where Trump was proven right. He said the FBI was tapping his phone. After much ridicule, the FBI admitted that they were surveilling the phone lines at Trump tower. Trump said the FBI used the phony Steele dossier to start the Russian investigation. The House investigation determined that in fact the dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton campaign, had been used to secure FISA warrants to spy on Trump. Trump as recently as last week suggested there was an FBI informant working his campaign officials. After being ridiculed again by the media and relentlessly fact-checked, the truth has come out and he was right again.
But the scariest thing is that Halper wasn’t investigating Trump or Russia, as former CIA director Brennan suggested. Halper wasn’t there to find out about illegal Russian influence. He was there to let the Obama administration and Hillary campaign know if there was going to be an October surprise. His mission was to find out if Trump had Hillary’s emails.