Democrat lawmakers took the day off from attacking President Trump.
Instead of attacking their usual target, they spent the entire day attempting to destroy the character of Attorney General Bill Barr. The left knows they’re not dealing with Trump’s former attorney general, Jeff Sessions. They know the truth is about to be revealed because Barr is investigating corruption that Sessions wouldn’t touch.
Democrats and anyone in the media who covered for them know things are about to ugly.
They see the writing on the wall and they’re starting to backpedal. They’re trying to spin their way out of the trouble they’re in by getting out ahead of what’s to come. The New York Times just backpedaled in a big way because they finally admitted spies were within the Trump campaign:
Molly Hemingway at The Federalist reports that following months of angry claims by journalists and Democratic operatives that the Obama administration never spied on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, The New York Times admitted Thursday that multiple overseas intelligence assets were deployed against associates of the Republican nominee. It is not the first time the Times has revealed widespread spying operations against the campaign.
In addition to noting that long-time informant Stefan Halper (pictured below) was tasked with collecting intelligence on the Trump campaign, the Times story details how a woman was sent overseas under a fake name and occupation to oversee the spy operation. The woman’s real name is not mentioned in the article, though the Times says she went by “Azra Turk” and has a relationship with an unidentified federal intelligence agency.
Byron York tweeted out a comment from George Papadopoulos about Halper spy “AZRA TURK”:
“I agree with everything in this superb article except “Azra Turk” clearly was not FBI. She was CIA and affiliated with Turkish intel. She could hardly speak English and was tasked to meet me about my work in the energy sector offshore Israel/Cyprus which Turkey was competing with.”
Transcript of Papadopolous’ House testimony where he says “Azra Turk” discussed “sex for information”:
In his House testimony, George Papadopoulos described FBI undercover investigator 'Azra Turk' demeanor: pic.twitter.com/RJsxXeYouE
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 2, 2019
100% FED UP! PREVIOUSLY REPORTED THAT OBAMA Appointed Officials Revoked The Security Clearance of a Trump Supporting Pentagon Analyst For Complaining About FBI Planted Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper:
During President Obama’s administration, the FBI took the momentous step of recruiting a national security academic, Stefan Halper, to spy on Trump associates by striking up what seemed to be innocent professional contacts.
Halper was handpicked by a seasoned FBI counterintelligence agent out of the New York office, according to the article.
While the Times does not identify the agent by name, the paper says the FBI agent spoke at a conference organized by Halper about a 2010 case involving Russians posing as Americans. The public schedule for a 2011 conference hosted by Halper about the exact same case shows that three FBI counterintelligence agents were invited to speak on the topic.
The three agents publicly identified as speaking at that conference on the topic are George J. Ennis, Jr., Alan E. Kohler, Jr., and Stephen M. Somma.
Ennis currently serves as the special agent in charge in the FBI’s New York office, according to his LinkedIn profile, and worked closely with Preet Bharara, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, a virulent anti-Trump activist whom the president fired in 2017.
The public schedule for a 2014 conference led by Halper shows that Kohler also spoke to the same group about the same Russian case on May 9, 2014.
“Alan Kohler the FBI representative at the United States Embassy in London will talk about the challenges of modern counter espionage: including the case of Anna Chapman and other Russian illegals,” the schedule noted.
The NYT also admits in its article that the aggressive and unprecedented action of deploying spies and luring American targets overseas to collect intelligence on a rival political campaign “yielded no fruitful information.”
It is not clear whether information collected by Halper and “Turk” was used to justify formal spy warrants against any U.S. citizens.