CIA Election Meddling
In recent history, the only American president who has garnered anything resembling the bad press that Donald Trump consistently received was Jimmy Carter in the latter stages of his presidency. Probably not coincidentally, Carter and Trump were both ushered out of the Oval Office after one term. In the 24 years since George H.W. Bush was top dog for one term, we had three presidents in Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama who were smiled upon by the press. Their gentle press treatment was exemplified by the conduct of their press conferences. Clinton was the best actor of the three, making it appear that he had chosen the reporter he was calling on spontaneously. Bush wasn’t nearly as good as faking it, betraying the lack of spontaneity by looking down at his list before calling a reporter’s name. Obama simply dropped all pretense in the matter, making no effort to conceal the fact that he was choosing the person to be called upon from a list from which he was reading, which indicates pretty strongly that he knew in advance what the question would be, and everything had been planned in advance.
What this symbiotic relationship between these two-term presidents and the press tells us is that they were smiled upon by what has in recent years come to be called the Deep State. Before this run of two-term presidents we had the one-term George H.W. Bush, who was about as Deep State as it gets, but his departure from office had an almost voluntary feel about it, like the passing of the reins of the company over to a younger partner for expedient reasons.
We hardly have to remind readers that in the string of press-smiled-upon presidents, there were two Democrats separated by one Republican. All those people who have cut their teeth either loving or hating Donald Trump need to be reminded of the fact that it is not a case of the “liberal,” pro-Democratic Party media closing ranks against a “conservative” Republican president. The mainstream press reflects the wishes of the Deep State, and right at the heart of the Deep State is our Central Intelligence Agency.
Stefan Halper, Mole or Weasel?
One man’s nefarious career exemplifies the Deep State bipartisanship of which we speak. We know him most recently from the Russiagate scandal. He’s the American Cambridge University professor with known deep ties to the United States intelligence community who, apparently on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign, tried to worm his way into the Trump 2016 campaign for president and to set up the low-level foreign policy adviser to that campaign, George Papadopolous, intending to make it appear that Trump was colluding with the Russians, with Papadopolous serving as the initial link. But when the Democrat Jimmy Carter was president, Halper worked with the Republicans to get him out. The following passage is from Glenn Greenwald’s May 19, 2018 article in The Intercept entitled “The FBI Informant Who Monitored the Trump Campaign, Stefan Halper, Oversaw a CIA Spying Operation in the 1980 Presidential Election.”
To begin with, it’s obviously notable that the person the FBI used to monitor the Trump campaign is the same person who worked as a CIA operative running that 1980 Presidential election spying campaign.
It was not until several years after Reagan’s victory over Carter did this scandal emerge. It was leaked by right-wing officials inside the Reagan administration who wanted to undermine officials they regarded as too moderate, including then White House Chief of Staff James Baker, who was a Bush loyalist.
The NYT in 1983 said the Reagan campaign spying operation “involved a number of retired Central Intelligence Agency officials and was highly secretive.” The article, by then-NYT reporter Leslie Gelb, added that its “sources identified Stefan A. Halper, a campaign aide involved in providing 24-hour news updates and policy ideas to the traveling Reagan party, as the person in charge.” Halper, now 73, had also worked with Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Alexander Haig as part of the Nixon admini
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