Krugman Cries Treason After Stefan Halper Outed As FBI Infiltrator, There's Just One Problem...

Friday's outing of longtime CIA and MI6 asset Stefan Halper as an FBI asset sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign has social media abuzz today. Reactions have ranged from celebration to outrage, with little inbetween. 

To recap, after two weeks of hunting for a "mole" in the Trump campaign, the New York Times and Washington Post both printed incredibly detailed descriptions of Halper - printing all but his name, solidly corroborating a March report by the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross about Halper's meetings with the Trump aides. Neither publication give Ross credit, of course. 

Somehow several anti-Trump intellectuals got their wires crossed, conflating President Trump and Senate Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes' calls for transparency by the DOJ, with the actual media outlets that exposed Halper.

Senior Brookings Institute fellow, and James Comey's close friend, Benjamin Wittes is beside himself - angrily tweeting: "I have a whole lot to say about how the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the President of the United States teamed up to out an intelligence source...," adding in a subsequent tweet "But I am too angry to write right now—and Twitter is probably not the right forum. So I’ll leave it at this for now: Important people defiled their oaths of office for these stories to appear."

To which Paul Krugman replied: "We've basically crossed the line into treason now -- and a whole party is acquiescing" 

Maybe Paul... there is just one problem:

Others have noted that Halper, a longtime asset of MI6 and US Intelligence - is a rabid Trump hater who openly supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US election.

"I believe [Hillary] Clinton would be best for US-UK relations and for relations with the European Union," Clinton is well-known, deeply experienced and predictable. US-UK relations will remain steady regardless of the winner although Clinton will be less disruptive over time," Halper, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs and senior adviser to the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice, said.

Yet others noted that the FBI's Russia "investigation" into Trump didn't seem to extend to Hillary Clinton. We would remind readers that her campaign chair, John Podesta, sat on the board of Massachusetts energy company Joule Unlimited, along with senior Russian official Anatoly Chubais and Russian oligarch Ruben Vardanyan – who was appointed by Vladimir Putin to the Russian economic council. 

Two months after Podesta joined the board, Joule managed to raise $35 million from Putin’s Kremlin-backed investment fund Rusnano. Podesta transferred 75,000 shares of Joule to his daughter through a shell company using her address.

We're sure the FBI was all over that... 

Even Midtown Manhattan bars were abuzz with people shaking their heads over the FBI's double-standards and ham-handed investigation. 

Comments

AlaricBalth two hoots Sat, 05/19/2018 - 14:37 Permalink

"Halper contacted Papadopoulos on September 2, 2016 according to The Caller - flying him out to London to work on a policy paper on energy issues in Turkey, Cyprus and Israel - for which he was ultimately paid $3,000."

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-19/fbi-spy-op-exposed-trump-camp…

It would be interesting to find out through bank transaction records who reimbursed Halper for the $3,000 he paid Papadopoulos for this policy paper, which was clearly a ruse by Halper in an attempt to make Papadopoulos comfortable with him.  

 

https://www.polis.cam.ac.uk/Staff_and_Students/professor-stefan-halper

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y3maxx AlaricBalth Sat, 05/19/2018 - 14:40 Permalink

Who said?....

"They will go down fighting trump six ways to sunday."

-Since there was no "criminal" Russia Gate proof,
the Dem's & Deep State moved to an "illegal" counter intelligence investigation against Trump.

-Bringing down Trump at any cost, fuck the constitution or laws, is ok in the Dem books.

-The louder the Left shrieks, the guiltier they are.

Sudden suicides, jumping off towers, car crashes or exiting the US begin in 3...2...1...

 

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LaugherNYC The First Rule Sat, 05/19/2018 - 16:51 Permalink

If Donald Trump were a Russian sympathizer troll, he would have fired Muller, Rosenstein and the whole FBI management for the shit they’re up to, and brought on a real Constitutional Crisis, and burned DC down. Instead, he is being patient (for him) and trusting that a few good men will glide this shitshow into a soft landing for America’s best interests.

I hope he’s right.

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Creative_Destruct gregga777 Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:08 Permalink

F whiny little bitch debt-boy Krugman. IYI moron.

And never mind that the CIA was illegally spying on American Citizens...oh maybe they can fall back on the technicality that Halper made these contacts outside the US, but this was AFTER denying indignantly Trump's (now confirmed) assertions that the Obama Admin ws spying on his campaign. These people are obvious hypocritical slimeballs, pretending to have pure motives, while actually trying to politically destroy a legitimately elected president, supposedly for our own good!

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CuttingEdge DaiRR Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:23 Permalink

Hey Krugman, you cunt?

Five easy questions for you.

 

Which of the following does not apply to the actions of multiple members of the Obama Administration ,HRC's campaign team, and their associates?

 

§ 2381 - Treason

§ 2382 - Misprision of treason

§ 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection

§ 2384 - Seditious conspiracy

§ 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government

 

Any necks getting a bit itchy?

 

Fuckin' A its treason. And sedition.

Just not committed by the people you insidious cunts would like it to be.

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SWRichmond Creative_Destruct Sat, 05/19/2018 - 20:23 Permalink

 

not by any means a lunch-bucket institution, if you will

Fuck you you arrogant urban piece of shit.  Every morsel you eat, every watt of electricity you use, and every liter of fuel you burn either originated in or passes though the hands of the "lunch bucket" crowd.

From now on for the rest of your clueless life I want you to remember the people who make your life possible, every time you turn on a goddamned light switch.  And I want you to say so.  Or else. 

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11b40 SWRichmond Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:26 Permalink

I get your point, and of course, you are right.

I also get the writer's point, which that when these members of more elitist elements begin to shake their heads in disbelief, and laugh at the obvious bs being fed to us by the Intelligence agencies & MSM, the end is near.  The FBI, DOJ, and the desperate Brennan & Clapper are becoming caricatures of Cretans and enemies of the state.....traitors.  Even their natural supporters can no longer defend them. 

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Posa LaugherNYC Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:11 Permalink

Andrew McCarthy lucidly explains in the National Review on-line:

"What the Times story makes explicit, with studious understatement, is that the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate the opposition party’s presidential campaign.

That is, there was no criminal predicate to justify an investigation of any Trump-campaign official. So, the FBI did not open a criminal investigation. Instead, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation and hoped that evidence of crimes committed by Trump officials would emerge. But it is an abuse of power to use counterintelligence powers, including spying and electronic surveillance, to conduct what is actually a criminal investigation.

The Times barely mentions the word counterintelligence in its saga. That’s not an accident. The paper is crafting the media-Democrat narrative."

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DiggingInTheDirt Posa Sun, 05/20/2018 - 01:50 Permalink

Yah, thinking that there are going to be many grand juries that are now, and will be in the future, going to hear Clapper, Brennan, Rosenstein, Yates, other minions, and yea verily, Obama and Hilary singing their songs, telling their tales and waxing eloquent while they are all wearing Depends in the event they have an incontrollable SHART moment while on the stand. Eew. As Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet, "all will be punished."

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zimboe BabaLooey Sat, 05/19/2018 - 21:20 Permalink

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A Marxist Popsicle at that.

/s

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Obligatory (((a/s))) remark:

Q. Why come Jews never get lost in the woods?

A. Mossad dropped a nickel at the North Pole.

/j

 

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