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Grassley demands more info on Halper contracts by July 25th


Sara CarterFinance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter this month to Department of Defense Acting Secretary Mark Esper, urging him for more information regarding contracts awarded by its Office of Net Assessment to FBI informant Stefan Halper. Halper was used by the bureau as an informant to gather information on Trump campaign volunteers during the 2016 election. Grassely stated that the information be provided no later than July 25 and he requested a full in person briefing with his committee staff on all of Halper’s contracts with the DoD.

Grassley, R-Iowa asked for the information after an audit was released by the DoD’s Inspector General’s showed that there was failure to conduct appropriate oversight of contracts awarded under the DOD. Halper had long career in the U.S. government under several GOP administrations. His connections to the CIA and FBI are extensive and he had been awarded multiple contracts with the DOD totaling $411,000 by Washington Headquarters Services on Sept. 26, 2016, for a contract that ran until this March, 2018, according to USASpending.gov.

The elephant in the room: Halper was being paid to spy on Trump and his campaign, probably Michael Flynn before that, and these contracts were make-work bullshit to provide an excuse for the accountants to write checks. You know, the normal sort of arrangement for paying spies.

I have mixed feelings about this. Of course the contracts were bullshit. But everyone knows they were bullshit. I'm not sure there is more information to be gained here. But I guess we will find out.

This entry was published Tue Jul 23 05:57:02 CDT 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-07-23 05:57:02.0. [Tweet]

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