As readers may recall, FBI Lead investigator Peter Strzok and FBI DoJ Attorney Lisa Page spoke in their text messages and emails how the FBI was setting up an “insurance policy” in case Donald Trump won the election.
George Papadopoulos was a junior foreign policy consultant in the Trump campaign. His area of expertise is Middle Eastern/Mediterranean studies, Israel and energy.
Papadopoulos had already been on the Obama Administration’s radar in a bad way for his support of Israeli energy independence and his opposition to the Iran deal and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey. The Obama Administration was growing cozy with elements of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Erdogan of Turkey who is more sympathetic to militant Islam.
Papadopoulos was targeted by at least three FBI/CIA assets/agents that we know of in an attempt to entrap him and make it appear that Papadopoulos was a Russian Intelligence asset, this giving the FBI/Obama Administration the excuse to get a FISA wiretap warrant against him and this spy on nut just him, but most of the Trump Campaign through him.
EDITOR’S NOTE: When the FBI or CIA want to spy on a VIP illegally, they do not target said person directly as that raises the chance of getting caught, leaks etc. So they find an obscure person, one or two orbits removed from said VIP and use that person as the central spying target on paper, and then anyone he associates with and then anyone associated with that group of people until the real target is being surveilled. The government will then abuse “unmasking requests” (of those “incidentally” targeted /wink /wink) to reveal information on the target VIP and those around him.
UPDATE – Make that at least FOUR FBI/CIA assets – Attorney General William Barr revealed during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer was an FBI source for information about George Papadopoulos.
So while Papadopoulos was invited to talk to FBI/CIA asset Joseph Misfud in Rome, who presented himself as a Russian agent working for Putin who had dirt on Hillary to give to Papadopoulos; on the backside FBI/CIA assets Prof. Stefan A. Halper and a curvy seductress known as Azra Turk who worked to ahem….”coax” Papadopoulos into saying that he was getting information for the Trump Campaign from the Russians. In short, textbook entrapment.
It seems that Ms. Turk was a little too obvious and Papadopoulos was able to put “two & two” together. The Mueller Report falsely labels Joseph Misfud as a Russian asset and thus is a part of the justification used to get FISA warrants on the Trump Campaign.
MSN has a great piece on Stefan Halper and Azra Turk – F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016.
More on Misfud’s ties to the Clinton State Department – Devin Nunes: Clinton ‘dirt’ tipster Joseph Mifsud has ties to State Department.
Mueller Report hid information on Misfud – Nunes: Mueller report ‘cherry-picked’ information about mysterious Maltese Professor Mifsud.
EDITOR’S NOTE – The DNC talking point against George Papadopoulos is “Papadopoulos plead guilty to lying to the FBI so he isn’t trustworthy”. What they fail to say is that in his voluntary testimony to Robert Mueller that he simply got a date wrong. Robert Mueller threw the book at Papadopoulos, his staff tried to convince his wife to leave him and also threatened to prosecute him under the FARA Act for his position on Israeli and South East Mediterranean energy independence.
Papadopoulos did not have the resources to pay the lawyers to fight these false charges even though he was innocent, so he accepted 16 days in jail as a plea bargain.