here's another one
A (Bush II-appointed) whistleblower in the Pentagon was demoted and stripped of his security clearance
Pentagon Analyst Demoted/Stripped of Security Clearance After Questioning “Exorbitant Contracts” to Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper
A Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed officials after he complained of questionable government contracts to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign.
Adam Lovinger, a 12-year strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, complained to his bosses about Halper contracts in the fall of 2016, his attorney, Sean M. Bigley, told The Washington Times.
On May 1, 2017, his superiors yanked his security clearance and relegated him to clerical chores.
Mr. Bigley filed a complaint July 18 with the Pentagon’s senior ethics official, charging that Mr. Lovinger’s superiors misused the security clearance process to punish him. He said his client complained about excessive “sweetheart” deals for Mr. Halper and for a “best friend” of Chelsea Clinton.
“As it turns out, one of the two contractors Mr. Lovinger explicitly warned his ONA superiors about misusing in 2016 was none other than Mr. Halper,” Mr. Bigley wrote in his ethics complaint, which called the contracts “cronyism and corruption.”
This is yooge for several reasons.
The first being vicious retaliation against a whistle blower who was demoted and stripped of his security clearance.
Losing a security clearance is no big deal when you're a retired blowhard ranting on CNN.
It's huge when you need it for your job.
And the second reason is just who was receiving those excessive sweetheart deals. One was a "best friend" of Chelsea Clinton. Another was Stefan Halper. Those who've been following the scandal about the fake dossier know exactly who Stefan Halper is.
It's been widely reported that the Obama administration had a spy working inside the Trump campaign. At least one, probably several.
The name that keeps coming up is Stefan Halper.
Now we know that he was being paid through the Pentagon. A total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government that included spying on the Trump campaign.
What You Need to Know About the FBI’s Trump Campaign Informant
When it became clear during congressional hearings that the Obama administration had been spying on the Trump campaign, Senator Mark Warner (D, VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said exactly the wrong thing, as he is wont to do, and actually threatened his own colleagues in Congress with criminal prosecution if they tried to obtain the identity of an FBI informant.
Thanks for confirming that there was an informant, Mark.