(National Sentinel) Scandal Central: One of the biggest developments in the Obama-era “Spygate” scandal that targeted POTUS Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and continues to dog his presidency with a special counsel probe continues to unfold, thanks to the dogged pursuit of real journalists seeking to get to the bottom of it.
Last week, we reported that former Pentagon analyst Adam Lovinger had his top-secret security clearance revoked in May 2017 by vindictive Deep State insiders after he blew the whistle on expenses involving Stefan Halper, a longtime operative who, as you may recall, was working on behalf of the FBI to infiltrate POTUS’ campaign.
His complaints centered around “questionable government contracts” that were awarded to Halper — contracts worth about $1 million. He lodged his complaints to his supervisors regarding Halper contracts in the fall of 2016, Sean Bigley, his attorney.
The Washington Times noted:
Mr. Bigley filed a complaint July 18 with the Pentagon’s senior ethics official, charging that Mr. Lovinger’s superiors misused the security clearance process to punish him. He said his client complained about excessive “sweetheart” deals for Mr. Halper and for a “best friend” of Chelsea Clinton.
“As it turns out, one of the two contractors Mr. Lovinger explicitly warned his ONA superiors about misusing in 2016 was none other than Mr. Halper,” Bigley wrote in his ethics complaint, in which he labeled the contracts “cronyism and corruption.”
Now, investigative journalist Sara A. Carter is reporting that Lovinger is claiming that Halper’s contract — which he may have illegally outsourced to foreign advisers — was part of a “set up” to entangle the Trump campaign and presidency.
And the FBI was in on it:
Before Lovinger’s clearance was suspended he had taken a detail to the National Security Council as senior director for strategy. He was only there for five months before he was recalled to the Pentagon, stripped of his prestigious White House detail, and ordered to perform bureaucratic make-work in a Pentagon annex Bigley calls “the land of misfit toys.” His security clearance was eventually revoked in March 2018, despite the Pentagon “refusing to turn over a single page of its purported evidence of Lovinger’s wrongdoing,” Bigley stated. Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, recently filed a federal lawsuit against the Defense Department to obtain the withheld records.
Lovinger also raised concerns about Halper’s role in conducting what appeared to be diplomatic meetings with foreigners on behalf of the U.S. government because his role as contractor forbids him from doing so, according to U.S. federal law.
An investigation by SaraACarter.com reveals that the documents and information Lovinger stumbled on and other documents obtained by this news site, raise troubling questions about Halper, who was believed to have worked with the CIA and part of the matrix of players in the bureau’s ‘CrossFire Hurricane’ investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Halper, who assisted the FBI in the Russia investigation, appears to also have significant ties to the Russian government, as well as sources connected directly to President Vladimir Putin.
“When Mr. Lovinger raised concerns about DoD’s misuse of Stefan Halper in 2016, he did so without any political designs or knowledge of Mr. Halper’s spying activities,” Bigley told SaraACarter.com.
“Instead, Mr. Lovinger simply did what all Americans should expect of our civil servants: he reported violations of law and a gross waste of public funds to his superiors” and is now paying for it with his career, Bigley continued.
The DoD’s Washington Headquarters Services Director Barbara Westgate sent Lovinger a letter in April informing him that he was indefinitely suspended from his duties…without pay. A husband and father of three, he’s been struggling to get by ever since Carter writes.
Bigley expected the suspension.
“So, we weren’t surprised when DoD bureaucrats moved shortly thereafter to strip Mr. Lovinger of both his security clearance and his detail to the National Security Council, where he had been Senior Director for Strategy as a by-name request of the incoming Trump Administration,” he told Carter.
“Yet, we were puzzled by the unprecedented ferocity of efforts to discredit Mr. Lovinger, including leaks from DoD of false and defamatory information to the press,” he added.
“Our assumption was that the other contractor about whom Mr. Lovinger explicitly raised concerns – a close confidante of Hillary Clinton – was the reason for the sustained assault on Mr. Lovinger, and that certainly may have played a role.”
Not only was Lovinger trashed and then suspended, but the military officers assigned to ‘oversee’ his case have recently been awarded service medals for their work.
It’s unbelievable what the Deep State is willing to do in order to protect its assets and keep their activities hidden from the American people.
Halper has had a long career and worked in government with several GOP administrations. At 73, the elusive professor spent a career developing top-level government connections–not just through academia but also through his work with members of the intelligence apparatus.
Those contacts and the information Halper collected along the way would eventually, through apparent circumstance, become utilized by the FBI against the Trump campaign. But, it was during his time hosting the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar at the University of Cambridge where Halper shifted from a professor and former government consultant to FBI informant on the Trump campaign.
Anyone who still believes that the Mueller ‘witch hunt’ investigation is anything other than a Deep State operation to endanger the Trump presidency while hiding the real criminals and their nefarious actions to harm our country is being willfully ignorant.