George Papadopoulos was an unpaid campaign volunteer during the 2016 presidential election.
Obama CIA director John Brennan invented a fake narrative that he had received information from foreign intelligence sharing programs that associates of Donald Trump were meeting and taking money from Russian operatives. Brennan passed the fake narrative to James Comey who began counterintelligence surveillance on Paul Manafort and others in the Trump orbit.
"I was aware of intelligence and information about contacts between Russian officials and U.S. persons that raised concerns in my mind about whether or not those individuals were cooperating with the Russians, either in a witting or unwitting fashion, and it served as the basis for the FBI investigation to determine whether such collusion — cooperation occurred".Brennan is referring to unsolicited contacts made by Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer, and Stefan Halper toward Trump volunteer George Papadopoulos in London, through whom Papadopoulos was brought in contact with people said to be Russian. Carter Page and Sam Clovis also met with Halper. Halper was a paid provocateur attempting to compromise Trump campaign workers by baiting them to show interest in Hillary Clinton's missing emails.  (Comey previously testified that he deliberately kept Congress in the dark about the counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign); Brennan throws Comey under the bus by providing specific dates of compliance with advise and consent provisions for covert activity, and noting that the contacts were referred to the FBI for investigation:
"Through the so-called Gang-of-Eight process we kept congress apprised of these issues as we identified them. Again, in consultation with the White House, I personally briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership. Specifically, Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September , I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.Stanford University professor Victor Davis Hanson is quoted as saying,
Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case, involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member."
The Obama administration institutionalized deception as a tool of government.
We are slowly appreciating over the last year that lying under oath was an Obama-administration requisite for a high position in the intelligence community.
Having engaged in illegality during the Obama administration is better on a résumé than following the law in a Trump government.
And yet still, this one constant keeps reverberating throughout the hysteria: Our elite always values the messenger over the message.
According to Robert Mueller and Adam Schiff, Joseph Mifsud is a Russian agent. Mifsud however was not arrested and charged after four days of questioning by Mueller in the United States in February of 2017. Neither have any of the institutions he's worked at begun investigations into a security breach which would have stretched back decades, if the FBI and Mueller's assertions were remotely possible.
Mifsud and Papadopoulos obtained positions at an organization named the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security. Papadopoulos was a 'nobody' and the Centre sketchy at best. On March 6, 2016, Papadopoulos, who at the time lived in London, spoke with a supervisory campaign official about joining Trump’s team.
The following week, while traveling in Italy, Papadopoulos met a professor also based in London. On learning that Papadopoulos would be joining the Trump campaign, the professor shared that he had substantial connections with Russian government officials. Over the next several months, the professor introduced Papadopoulos to different Russian connections. In turn, Papadopoulos shared updates with the Trump campaign about the Russians’ desire to meet with Trump’s team.
Mifsud went into hiding after the Washington Post published his name in connection with his meetings with Papadopoulos.
The meeting between George Papadopoulos and Alexander Downer was portrayed in American fake news media as a chance encounter in a London pub. It wasn't. It was an entrapment sting designed to justify FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign.
A lawyer from the Australian embassy contacted Papadopoulos fours days in advance and asked to arrange a meeting between Papadopoulos and Downer. At the meeting, Papadopoulos was ordered to "leave [UK Prime Minister] David Cameron alone." Papadopoulos had suggested in a London newspaper that Cameron owed Trump an apology for comments critical of Trump. Cameron colluded with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to murder Muammar Gaddafi - an ally of the UK and the US, - an action that caused the resurgence of black-African slavery in Libya. Obama said at the time it was done for "humanitarian" purposes.
At the time Papadopoulos quit the Ben Carson campaign to volunteer for Trump, Papadopoulos was lured to London with an offer on a board of a front group known as the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) which he accepted to pad his resume. Prof. Joseph Mifsud also worked with the group. Mifsud introduced Papadopoulos to Russian nationals living in the UK and working with retired UK intelligence officials. One pretended to be Putin's neice, and the other worked with a Russian think tank in London. Mifsud claimed to have access to Hillary Clinton's emails.
In September Papadopoulos was lured back to London by Stefan Halper with a promise of $3000 and airfare to write a paper. Halper and Downer have connections to the shadowy UK security firm of Hakluyt (Halper wrote two books with the Hakluyt representative in the US and Downer sat on its advisory board). Halper, who publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton, asked Papadopoulos about the emails Hillary Clinton stole from the State Department and National Archives and Records Administration.
During Papadopoulos' encounter with Downer in the London pub, Papadopoulos told Downer about the meetings with Mifsud and friends. Downer reported what Papadopoulos said to US State Department back channels, who told John Brennan, who told Comey, McCabe and Strzok, who then opened a counterintelligence investigation based on the unverified, unvetted information to violate the civil and Constitutional rights of members of the Trump campaign, and interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Two months before the 2016 election, Papadopoulos received a strange request for a meeting in London, one of several the young Trump adviser would be offered — and he would accept — during the presidential campaign. The meeting request came from Stefan Halper, a foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor with connections to the CIA and its British counterpart, MI6.
Halper met with Papadopoulos on September 23, 2016. Halper brought up the subject of Hillary Clinton's emails which he alleged the Russians hacked. Papadopoulos told Halper he knew nothing about any emails or Russian hacking — notwithstanding Halper’s aggressive, loaded questioning on the subject.
Robert Mueller and Jeannie Rhee
Papadopoulos is said to have lied about the timing and scope of his contact Mifsud. Robert Mueller, Jeannie Rhee, and the Mueller office allege that Papadopoulos falsely claimed that contacts with Mifsud started before he joined the Trump campaign. Contacts started on March 14, 2016; this was some time after he “learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the campaign” (Statrmrnt of Offense, page 3, paragraph 4) but a week before the campaign’s March 21 announcement that he was a campaign “policy advisor” (page 4, paragraph 6).
- NYT, 1/19/17
- Papadopoulos said, "I can't speak directly for him but it would seem that if Prime Minister Cameron is serious about reaching out, not only to Mr Trump's advisers but to the man himself, an apology or some sort of retraction should happen.
"To see Mr Cameron come out as the most vocal opponent was uncalled for. Considering that we believe that the UK-US relationship should be a cornerstone, not just of Nato policy but elsewhere, it would be wise for him to reach out in a more positive manner to Mr Trump." Cameron earlier described Trump as "divisive, stupid, and wrong."
- Mifsud told the Italian publication Repubblica: “I am a member of the European Council on Foreign relations”, he adds, “and you know which is the only foundation I am member of? The Clinton Foundation. Between you and me, my thinking is left-leaning. But I predicted Trump’s victory as well as Brexit. Everyone of us wants peace. If the governments don’t talk each other, we citizens must keep talking”.