Second Spy Tried To Infiltrate Trump Campaign Says Former Adviser: "This Is Just The Beginning"

Republican consultant and former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo claims that a different spy working for the Obama administration approached him in an attempt to infiltrate the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.

Appearing on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" along with former Trump aide Carter Page, Caputo's comments come amid recent revelations that Stefan Halper, a 73-year-old University of Cambridge professor, was enlisted by the Obama FBI/DOJ to perform espionage on four members of the Trump campaign - both before and after the election. Halper then tried to infiltrate the Trump administration, asking top trade adviser Peter Navaro to recommend him for a job at the State Department according to Axios. 

Halper has been paid over $1 million by the Department of Defense since 2012, with over $400,000 of it occurring in 2016 and 2017. 

And now we have word of yet second spy - possibly from another agency within the Obama administration - approaching yet another member of the Trump campaign. 

“Let me tell you something that I know for a fact. This informant, this person that planted, that they tried to plant into the campaign and even into the administration if you believe Axios–he’s not the only person that came at the campaign," Caputo claimed. "And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign,” Caputo continued.

I know because they came at me. And I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public."

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Halper, who served in three Republican administrations, approached campaign aides Carter Page and George Papadopoulos in July and September of 2016 respectively - maintaining a dialogue with Page throughout 2017, and paying Papadopoulos $3,000 for work in London for a policy paper on energy.

Halper and Papadopoulos met several times in London where the FBI spy asked the Trump aide whether he knew about Russian hacking of Democrats' emails, according to the Daily Caller.

Sam Clovis, the Trump campaign's national co-chairman, was also approached by Halper - meeting once for coffee just days before Halper first contacted Papadopoulos. 

Caputo did not say why he believes he was contacted by a second government informant. Reached by TheDCNF, he declined to offer additional details, saying he needed clearance from his attorney. He did say the encounter occurred prior to Halper’s outreach to Page. -Daily Caller

"This is just the beginning," Caputo told Fox News. "And I’ll tell ya, when we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them are gonna be wearing some orange suits."

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bshirley1968 buzzsaw99 Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:48 Permalink

What major campaign hasn't been "infiltrated? This is news?

 

Edit:  I make a benign statement about the probability of most major campaigns being "infiltrated" and you Trumptards become raving lunatics!  You are worse than any Obama supporters were with your blind loyalty, blind rage, and statements that contain the logic of a third grader.

It is a FACT, F-A-C-T, that most if not ALL major campaigns get infiltrated by the other side.  And if you naive pussies think that those in power of the government don't use the tools and force of the government to infiltrate and influence campaigns both domestic and foreign, then you are stupid at best.

I didn't say I agreed with it.  I said it was a widely known FACT....you candyasses.

I am amazed at the uproar over this.  When Trump was a candidate, he was a normal citizen just like the rest of us.....and according to law passed by GWB and signed again by Obama....and signed again by Trump....we are all subject to spying by the government....regardless of our Constitutional Rights.  The statement I get from law enforcement is that it is for the safety of everyone and "if you haven't done anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about".  Why does it upset you so that Trump's campaign got spied on or infiltrated?  He still won.  What's the harm done?  It happens all the time.  Why is this time special?

Now Trump is in control of the very "agencies" that committed the offense.....when is he going to do something about it?  I have been waiting for two years like a lot of people.  I am starting to have my  doubts.

What is most annoying is you candyass, crybabies constantly crying "foul" as if you personally have been wronged.  As if Trump is somehow special.  You are like the rest of the hypocrites that only complain about your goobermint breaking the law when it affects you or what you want.

Grow up! and tell your President to get his ass busy doing what he said he was going to do.  The "Deep State" has been used to replace ISIS, al qaeda, Taliban, "terrorist", blah, blah, blah.  It is being used to stir up everyone and divide us over meaningless bullshit while the real problems go unaddressed.  

1.  Nothing has happened on healthcare since the mandate was removed.....except rising premiums and suckass service.

2.  Nothing happening on the Great Wall of Trump.  Immigration policy is still "token" at best.

3.  Wars and war mongering continue at an even greater pace.

4.  Debt is skyrocketing at a faster pace than when Obama was in office.

5.  Corporate welfare is at an all time high.

6.  Attacking China for trade practices rather than corrupt corporate America.  (Misdirection)

7.  A general maintaining of the farce we call an economy and a banking system that is sucking the life out of us.

8.  Driving the country into mindless debt status to keep a MIC budget bloated, thereby destroying the future of young Americans.

You bunch of Trumptards have really lowered the bar for what you expect out of a President.  But, hey, he knows how to twitter so all is not lost, right?

Downvote away you bunch of Trump trolls.  I wear them as a badge of honor not to be included in the Trumptard-sheeple camp.  You are a bunch of mindless twits who forgot how to think for themselves long ago.....and that goes double for you, Bill of Rights and Mosely.  Fight Club, bitchez!  Get some!

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JRobby revolla Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:21 Permalink

Battle For The Mid-Terms !!!!!

Hillary: "I'm still mad"

The Obamas: "We're going to be on Netflix to remind you how great it was"

Psycho DEM's: "IMPEACH !!!!"

Other side: "Hard evidence of the largest election scandals in history as the Intelligence Community, factions of the CONgress/Senate and career DC Establishment crony's attempt to stop a duly elected POTUS from taking office, that failed, removing him from that office."

This is where the MSM will really earn It's keep.

 

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Zerogenous_Zone espirit Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:54 Permalink

so...repubs and dems [aka; the 'establishment'] continue to prove to the awoken that they are two sides of the counterfeit coin they sold to the under-educated sheople...

 

heads?  you lose...tails?  you still lose!!

 

until the two parties actually pay their 'debt' to We the People, they cannot and should not be trusted...

 

zerogenous_zone

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Jim in MN NemesisteM Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:37 Permalink

Whether it's 'real' or not it's the last attempt standing between you and death in a mud hole.

Maybe you should get on board the Trump Train, as insurance if nothing else. 

What if we win?   Can your comfort zone handle that?

I fear many would rather die than give up their comfort zones.  It could well be our society's downfall.

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JimmyJones SWRichmond Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:04 Permalink

Since when does speaking about a experience you had with someone require council from an attorney? Just talk about the facts of the experience, who came at you that you believe to be a "spy"? You don't need an attorney for that. At least if that is all you want to do. For example, I once ate dinner with Melissa Joan Hart, she farted and it was loud, I think she ate food that gave her gas. Nothing illegal about that statement or anything for me to be sued over.

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Zerogenous_Zone dirty fingernails Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:05 Permalink

"Trump is the swamp"...

 

just recently starting your research?  the swamp is a many layered thing that has taken decades to grow...and although i see your reasoning (Trump being a swamp creature), it's a grade-school level, simplistic view that will only cause the status-quo to continue...

 

and THAT cannot happen...all we can do is be patient and let it unravel and be diligent so we can take back the reign of the Republic...

 

right?

 

zerogenous_zone

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Billy the Poet dirty fingernails Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:08 Permalink

I must have imagined the part where Hillary paid for Kremlin propaganda which was illegally used to spy on her political opposition and how President Obama used a variety of government agencies to block the ability of his Constitutionally elected successor (asshole or not) to perform his duties.

Being forced to chose between the lesser of evils is one thing, allowing the CIA to select the President is another thing entirely.

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dirty fingernails Billy the Poet Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:28 Permalink

I'm not sure how any of that pertains to me. I'm a peon and what I want is anathema to the powerful and well connected. I refuse to play the rigged game and/or back one group of ogliarchs vs another. Not a goddamned one of them gives a flying fuck about us. *That* is what very few grasp despite saying they do and why I call such "morons". Its the same "Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football" on an endless loop with some minor cast changes.

Still not seeing where I'm choosing Police State Candidate A over Police State Candidate B like you claimed.

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Billy the Poet dirty fingernails Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:58 Permalink

You've made the mistake of thinking that other folks don't know that politicians lie. We know Trump is a liar who will do the wrong thing half the time. That isn't the point.

You need to understand that voters can lie too and should because that is the medium and the message. We elected Trump BECAUSE he's a huge jackass and in the bargain we blocked Hillary who was a high functioning apparatchik of the Deep State.

You can try to influence American politics by remaining pure and virtuous all day long and you won't change a thing.

Why not play the game like the fat cats do  -- by exploiting the false dichotomies and cultural dog whistles for all they're worth?

There's no rule that says politicians can lie all they want but citizens must speak and vote in good faith. Forty years of protesting for peace and justice has made me doubt the power of plain truth to alter the American political landscape.

At the moment there is a war between factions going on behind the scenes of our government. Consider that joining the the fray with full knowledge that deception is part of the game might give you greater input toward the eventual outcome than standing on the sidelines chastising those who would dare act.

 

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Billy the Poet dirty fingernails Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:01 Permalink

No matter how much you deny it we all know that politics is not an honest game. Why pretend otherwise?

I can't think of any major historical event which wasn't shaped by deception on someone's part. Can you? If you know that your enemies use deception to their advantage why do you believe that it's unrealistic to use deception against them?

“All warfare is based on deception." Sun Tzu's The Art of War

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chubbar Stan522 Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:58 Permalink

I read an article last night, not confirmed by a different source yet, that Susan Rice's attorney has approached the AG trying to negotiate a deal for her testimony. She's not looking forward to going to jail, apparently. The article stated that she would turn state's evidence on all the players, presumably to include Obama. I say no fucking deal. I want that worthless affirmative action hire to swing by her neck until dead. She's a fucking compulsive liar that needs to be made an example of. They have the goods on all these assholes, NO DEALS!!!!!

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