The identification of a spy implanted in Donald Trump's presidential campaign by a murky cabal of spooks, both foreign and domestic, has given us a whole new perspective on the Russia-gate hoax. We know the FBI had a source within Trump's organization because Fusion-GPS chief executive Glenn Simpson testified before Congress on August 22, 2017 to that effect. We also know due to a New York Times story that tries mightily to justify it.
The outing of Stefan Halper, a veteran of three Republican administrations – and no amateur at spying on presidential campaigns – as a spy in the house of Trump shows that the effort to overthrow a democratically elected President a truly international flavor. Halper is a dual citizen of the US and the United Kingdom who, in 2016, was teaching at Cambridge University, where he and "Sir" Richard Dearlove, the former head of Britain's MI6 intelligence bureau, were in residence. In alliance with historian Peter Martland, they recently created a ruckus about alleged "Russian influence" over an intelligence seminar, and reportedly worked on other "projects": the two are close friends.