These close connections between the Washington Post’s David Ignatius and people connected to U.S. and U.K. intelligence raise grave concerns about the deep state using media to push propaganda.
The sub-title tells the overall story. More specifically, it's all about the John Brennan's plot to frame Michael Flynn by falsely accusing him of having an affair with a supposed Russian "honeypot," Svetlana Lokhova, in Cambridge. Stefan Halper and Christopher Andrew--so-called "academics" but really professional informants and intel operatives--figure in bigly, as you'll know from Lee Smith's book and previous reporting.
Cleveland provides one of the key paragraph's from Sidney Powell's most recent filing (she's due with another later today) in nicely formatted form:
Stefan Halper is a known long-time operative for the CIA/FBI. He was paid exorbitant sums by the FBI/CIA/DOD through the Department of Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment in 2016. His tasks seem to have included slandering Mr. Flynn with accusations of having an affair with a young professor (a British national of Russian descent) Flynn met at an official dinner at Cambridge University when he was head of DIA in 2014. Flynn has requested the records of Col. James Baker because he was Halper’s ‘handler’ in the Office of Net Assessment in the Pentagon, and ONA Director Baker regularly lunched with Washington Post Reporter David Ignatius. Baker is believed to be the person who illegally leaked the transcript of Mr. Flynn’s calls to Ignatius. The defense has requested the phone records of James Clapper to confirm his contacts with Washington Post reporter Ignatius—especially on January 10, 2017, when Clapper told Ignatius in words to the effect of ‘take the kill shot on Flynn.’ It cannot escape mention that the press has long had transcripts of the Kislyak calls that the government has denied to the defense.
There's a lot of detail. Cleveland does a great job portraying all the perps as the complete shits that they are.
Gosh, no wonder Barr wants to do a 'hatchet job' on these disgusting excuses for human beings. I suspect if Barr has his way Halper will get what he deserves--good and hard.
So, David Ignatius at WaPo has been completely exposed as a Deep State operative. Next question: Who are the other journos who will be exposed? We need to know all of that.
ADDENDUM: Nothing could be more clear at this point than this: The Russia Hoax never could have happened without massive, near total, complicity on the part of the MSM with the Deep State of federal Intel-related agencies. NYT, WaPo, CNN, DoS, CIA, FBI, DoJ, NSC--that's a beginning of your Russia Hoax alphabet soup. And of course we can now add in SSCI and assorted other Congressional actors as well as the top levels of the military--especially including McMaster.
Hatchet job? Barr needs a chain saw.