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Clintons Worked with British Government to Spy on Trump, Insider Reveals

George Papadopoulos drops list of those behind illegal Spygate campaign

By: Jay Greenberg  |@NeonNettle
 on 24th November 2018 @ 1.00pm
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Trump Campaign insider has revealed the Clintons and UK government connection to Spygate

A former Trump Campaign official has blown the whistle on Spygate and dropped a list of names of those behind the illegal spying of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

George Papadopoulos, a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Trump's 2016 campaign, has revealed that the British Government and its central intelligence, the Clintons, Australian Govt officials, and the FBI, all conspired to unlawfully spy on Trump and stir up allegations of Russian collusion.

Papadopoulos published the list in a tweet that includes the names of Clinton operatives along with the British Embassy in Washington DC and the UK intelligence agency GCHQ.

It’s not really a secret who the British “sources” were that were illicitly spying on Trump and me and others. They are fighting to keep this private. I will lay them out here:

1) Tobias Ellwood
2) Stefan Halper
3) Alexander Downer
4) British Embassy in DC
5) GCHQ
6) Erika T



As Papadopoulos released this, Australia's mainstream media quickly pounced on the exposé, attempting to discredit the former Trump campaign volunteer.

The Australian MSM moved to accuse Mr. Papadopoulos of "promoting disinformation aimed at Australia" in what the Sydney Morning Herald describes as a "public relations war against Australia's former High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer."

What the Aussie news is failing to report is that President Trump ordered FISAs, texts, and FD302s to be declassified on Sept 17. 

Since then, the Australian and British governments have been begging him not to make the memos public.

These memos will likely expose the role of both governments, and the Clintons, in the Obama Administration's illegal spying operation on Trump and his team.

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Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos dropped the list of names connected to Spygate

Papadopoulos's list

Papadopoulos dropped a number of names in his list.

While some may seem obvious, there are individuals involved that may slip under the radar without further investigation of their ties.

Let's break down the list and examine who these "sources" are and why they are "fighting to keep this private."

1) Tobias Ellwood

Tobias Ellwood is a British politician and author who currently serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bournemouth East and as UK Government Minister at the Ministry of Defence.

Papadopoulos reportedly met with Ellwood, then a senior minister in the Foreign Office, at the UN general assembly in September 2016.

Ellwood’s meeting occurred after Papadopoulos had discovered in April that the Russians had “dirt on Hillary [Clinton]” in the form of “thousands of emails” but before WikiLeaks started publishing her emails in October.

Ellwood met with Papadopoulos twice in September 2016: at the UN General Assembly and in London.

At the time, Obama's Ambassador to the UN was Samantha Power.

Power's position had no apparent intelligence-related function, yet she made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration.

According to the BBC, Ellwood is also tied to Joseph Mifsud.

Professor Mifsud of the London Academy of Diplomacy, originally from Malta, mixed with Britain's foreign secretary and ex-CIA people and was key to connecting Team Trump with the Russians.

2) Stefan Halper

Cambridge University professor Stefan Halper first contacted Trump advisers Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Sam Clovis during the 2016 campaign.

Halper was a top-secret CIA and FBI source who was implanted to spy on the Trump campaign advisers.

After the Daily Caller exposed Halper's role in May 2018, President Donald Trump asserted he was “implanted” on the campaign “for political purposes.”

“Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump tweeted.

“It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true — all time biggest political scandal!”

Halper, 73, is an academic and veteran of three Republican administrations.

He worked at Cambridge University until 2015.

3) Alexander Downer

Possibly one of the lesser-known figures in US circles, the Australian High Commissioner in London, Alexander Downer, is instrumental in tying together the entire scandal.

So, why was Downer involved at all?

On the surface, he may appear to be a most unlikely source of information on which the FBI could act.

It's only when you dig a little deeper into Downer's history and connections that his role becomes clearly significant.

It is no secret that associates of the Clintons sought to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign by arranging a meeting with Russian agents on the pretext that they held information they had gathered on Hillary Clinton.

"Deep State" Downer has very close connections with Bill and Hillary Clinton from his days as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. 

During this time, Downer persuaded the Commonwealth to pay $A25 million into the Clinton Foundation, ostensibly to fight AIDS in South East Asia.

Downer met with George Papadopoulos in London, and as a result of that meeting, information was passed to the FBI which caused that organization to commence an investigation of possible collusions between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

A Wall Street Journal report dated June 2, 2018, revealed that it was Downer who passed information about Papadopoulos to the FBI.

This report was later confirmed by the Australian Financial Review on June 7, 2018, that cited a Fox interview with the Chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes who said:

Mr Downer tipped off the US embassy in London and, by extension, president Barack Obama’s State Department, of which Mrs Clinton was previously in charge. We are not supposed to spy on each other’s citizens, and it’s worked well. And it continues to work well. And we know it’s working well because there was no intelligence that passed through the Five Eyes channels to our government.

And that seemed to be confirmed on June 21, 2018, when it was reported that super-spy, Alexander Downer, passed Papadopoulos’s information to the Deputy Head of Mission, Elizabeth Dibble at the US London embassy.

Anyone with only the most passing of interest in Mueller’s Special Investigation of Russian interference in 2016 presidential campaign, will have developed a reasonable suspicion that it was manufactured by the Clinton campaign to destroy the Trump campaign, ably abetted by the DOJ and FBI who were conspiring to remove a duly elected President in the event Trump won.

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Alexander Downer is an instrumental figure in the entire Spygate scandal.

4) British Embassy in DC

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises on the list is the British Embassy in Washington DC.

The previous names on the list already reveal a connection to Britain, but if the British government has agents on the ground in DC, actively working to undermine Trump's campaign, then it would expose a far deeper global conspiracy against the presidency.

British MI6 chiefs have been pleading with Trump not to declassify FISA memos related to the Russia probe, citing "genuine concern" about sources being exposed if classified parts of the wiretap request are made public.

"It boils down to the exposure of people," said one US intelligence official, adding: "We don't want to reveal sources and methods."

Staff at the British embassy in Washington DC have now been barred from discussing the matter with journalists.

5) GCHQ

According to ex-White House journalist Michael Wolff, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told President Donald Trump shortly after his inauguration that British intelligence services - GCHQ - may have spied on him.

Wolff alleges that Blair wanted to help with the Middle East initiatives of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior aide to the new president, and shared a "juicy rumor" he had heard.

"In February Blair visited Kushner in the White House. On this trip, the new freelance diplomat, perhaps seeking to prove his usefulness to this new White House, mentioned a juicy rumor: the possibility that the British had had the Trump campaign staff under surveillance, monitoring its telephone calls and other communications and possibly even Trump himself," Wolff wrote.

The implication is that "although the Obama administration would not have asked the British to spy on the Trump campaign," it may have been hinted at that it would be helpful if did.

A month after the purported meeting, in March 2017, Trump sent a tweet alleging that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election, a claim denied by a spokesperson for Obama.

Trump's tweets cited comments from Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano, who alleged that Obama had enlisted UK intelligence agency GCHQ to help surveil Trump and his associates.

GCHQ denied the allegations, saying in a statement: "Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored."

6) Erika T

Erika T brings us back again to Clinton-tied Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer.

Erika Thompson is a career diplomat working as a political counselor at the commission, according to ABC News Australia.

Thompson had a boyfriend called Christian Cantor who was the head of the political branch in the Israeli embassy.

Papadopoulos also knew Cantor, describing him as someone "who just hated Trump, he hated his guts."

Australian sources describe Cantor, who is now engaged to Thompson, as a "liberal internationalist" who'd be no Trump fan.

Australian sources emphatically deny Thompson is an ASIS agent, but a "mainstream DFAT officer."

She asked Downer if he'd like to meet Papadopoulos, explaining he was known to Cantor and was part of the Donald Trump campaign.

"All of a sudden, [Cantor] decides one day to introduce me to his so-called girlfriend, who just happened to be an Australian intelligence officer and the assistant to Alexander Downer," Papadopoulos said.

Downer thought it wasn't a bad idea; Trump wasn't yet the Republican nominee for the United States presidency, but close to being, and there were things to be learned about the potential president.

Downer knew a fair bit about oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean, having been United Nations special adviser on Cyprus for six years from 2008, a period when Perth-based firm Woodside acquired a 30 percent stake off the coast of Israel, which shares a maritime border with the island of Cyprus.

"Australian oil company, Woodside, was actively competing with American oil companies trying to do business in Israel and Cyprus," Papadopoulos later tweeted.

"I was advising American companies at the time. No wonder Downer wanted to talk oil in London and then began recording me with his phone. Set up."

The Australian side denies recording the conversation, but the intel was relayed back to Australia in a cable written by Thompson.

According to the cable, Papadopoulos had made comments about Russia, that proved critical.

Thompson reported that Downer had asked Papadopoulos about Trump's prospects, should he get to a general election, and that the American was optimistic about his chances.

But then he would be, wouldn't he?

Papadopoulos reportedly said the Russians might use some damaging material they had on Hillary Clinton, who was still some weeks from becoming the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee.

It was a remarkable tidbit of information to casually drop into conversation.

"I have no recollection, whatsoever, talking about emails," Papadopoulos later stated, referring to a trove of Clinton and Democrat-related emails that had been allegedly stolen by Russian intelligence.

It's understood that Downer also remembers no specific mention of emails either.


News spreads from London to Canberra and DC

But the cable came back to Canberra about an aide to Trump saying the Russians had some dirt on Hillary Clinton and were prepared to use it.

The Americans weren't informed immediately about what Papadopoulos had apparently said to Downer, but when it became known that the FBI suspected a Russian hack of Clinton emails, the information was shared with the Five Eyes intelligence partner.

Cantor is now back in Jerusalem, working as a branch head in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Thompson, now his fiancée, is on leave without pay from DFAT.

Downer is in London and has not been questioned by the Mueller inquiry.

Some say it's very unlikely he ever will.

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