Talk about having to chew on leather. The CNN interview with Clapper is almost more than one can bear. So spying is now called patriotic? You jest Clapper. The unbelievable is that there are those who are drinking the Kool-Aid. I conclude with the clip, but first let me connect the dots of payments made to spy Halpern:
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says President Trump’s call for the Justice Department to find out if the FBI spied on his campaign is “not good for the country.”
Cuomo asked why the bureau did not come to the campaign openly, instead of monitoring it in secret.
“This is one of many techniques you can use” to determine whether there being foreign interference in the election, Clapper replied.“
In fact, we ought to think of it as part of the effort of the FBI to keep the nation safe and secure and protect our voting process,” he said later. More at Daily Caller
Now let’s connect the dots:
Page and Halper first met at an election-themed symposium held at Cambridge on July 11 and 12, 2016, several days after Page’s now-infamous speech at the New Economic School in Moscow.
Halper approached Page on the sidelines of the event, and the pair struck up what Page thought to be a friendship. Page told TheDCNF that he stayed in touch with Halper for 14 months, through September 2017.
The FBI and the Justice Department relied heavily on the unverified dossier to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against Page. The first surveillance warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.
They were renewed in January, early April and late June 2017.The fourth and final spy warrant against Page expired in Sept. 2017, the same month Page and Halper fell out of contact.
Ed: So the the payments end at the time Halper contact ended.
More at Daily Caller
Payments made to Halper: Halper was paid a total of $1,058,161 USD by the US government as follows:
|HQ003416P0148||Sept 27, 2016||541720||$282,295||Classified|
|HQ003416P0148||July 26, 2017||541720||$129,280||Classified|