WASHINGTON - Justice Department and intelligence officials briefed top Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday on a confidential FBI source who aided in the investigation of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, attempting to defuse a partisan conflict over use of the source and the FBI’s reluctance to reveal information about the matter.
President Trump and his conservative allies have made the confidential source the focal point of their latest line of attack against the Russia probe, alleging that the FBI implanted a spy in the Trump campaign for political purposes. The source, Stefan A. Halper, a former University of Cambridge professor and veteran of past GOP administrations, had contact with three advisers to the campaign when Trump was running for president to discuss foreign policy. That allegation overstates Halper’s role based on what is known about him so far.
Related: "There is no evidence to suggest that the source, former University of Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, was inserted into the campaign, as the president has suggested, but he did seek out and meet several Trump campaign advisers....."
Looks like entrapment!
Halper since 2012 has had contracts with the Defense Department, working for a Pentagon think tank called the Office of Net Assessment. According to federal records, ONA has paid Halper more than $1 million for research and development in the social sciences and humanities. He hired other academics and experts to conduct research and prepare reports, U.S. government officials have said.....
The political bickering obfuscates SPYGATE, and did Halper ever meet with Mifsud?!
That's why Obama has to stay on the Vineyard!
New Charges in Huge C.I.A. Breach Known as Vault 7
They planted child pornography on his computers because he is the one that fingered the CIA/NSA framing of enemies, but that has all been lost in shadow.