Judicial Watch Sues Defense Department For Contracts on Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Defense Department Tuesday seeking information about the September 2016 contract between the Defense Department and Trump campaign spy Stefan Halper.
Stefan Halper is the Cambridge professor who was identified as one of the ‘confidential human sources’ the FBI used to spy on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Not only was Stefan Halper paid over $400,000 by the Washington Headquarters, an $11 million contract was also granted to a D.C. consulting firm Long Term Strategy Group– The firm is owned by Chelsea Clinton’s best friend, Jacqueline Newmyer Deal.
Via Judicial Watch:
Government records show that the Office of Net Assessment (ONA), a small Defense Department unit known as the Pentagon’s think tank, paid Halper a total of $1,058,161 for four contracts that lasted from May 30, 2012, to March 29, 2018. More than $400,000 of the payments came between July 2016 and September 2017, after Halper reportedly offered Papadopoulos work and a trip to London to entice him into disclosing information about alleged collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
The lawsuit was filed after the Defense Department failed to respond to Judicial Watch’s May 15, 2018, FOIA request seeking:
- All records related to the contract awarded by the Department of Defense Washington Headquarters Services Office to Stefan Halper on or about September 26,2016. For purposes of clarification, this award is identified by award ID number HQ003416P0148. This request includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- All records documenting the scope of the work to be completed pursuant to the contract.
- All reports, analysis, abstracts, summaries, or similar records produced pursuant to the contract.
- All related records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of Defense and Mr. Halper and/or any other individual or entity acting on his behalf.
- All records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of Defense and any official, employee, or representative of any other branch, department, agency, or office of the federal government regarding, concerning, or related to the award and/or any work product generated pursuant to the award.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the Defense Department and Stefan Halper:
“Americans want to know if the Defense Department was working with the corrupt FBI, DOJ and other Obama agencies to spy on Donald Trump. Our new lawsuit against the Defense Department will help determine to what extent it was helping to finance any Spygate targeting of President Trump.”
In August, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced it sued the Defense Department on behalf of Lovinger who lost his security clearance after blowing the whistle the Trump campaign spy planted by Obama’s corrupt FBI.
In the fall of 2016, Pentagon analyst Adam Lovinger complained to his bosses about Trump campaign spy Stefan Halper’s exorbitant contracts.
By May of 2017, Adam Lovinger was stripped of his security clearance for speaking out against the questionable contracts to Stefan Halper.
Adam Lovinger was dispatched to the NSC from the Pentagon following General Mike Flynn’s departure from the White House. Lovinger, an ally of Flynn, was reportedly removed by White House official H. R. McMaster.
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