The real “smoking gun” of the “Spygate” and “Russiagate” scandals is that the people at the very center of the affair are apparently being protected — none have been called to testify before the Senate.
Those people include former British spy and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and Cambridge University professor and covert FBI informant Stefan Halper.
That’s according to Steven Schrage, a Ph.D. candidate who studied under Halper and who just gave his first-ever television interview on Sunday with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on her “Sunday Morning Futures” program.
Bit player in Spygate breaks silence
On the same day as his interview with Bartiromo, Schrage published — via liberal journalist Matt Taibbi, a longtime skeptic of the “Russian collusion” narrative — a lengthy, detailed article, titled “The Spies Who Hijacked America,” giving his inside account about the “global scandals now labeled Russiagate, Spygate, and what President Trump calls ‘Obamagate.'”
Speaking with Bartiromo, Schrage first recounted how he was, somewhat ironically, studying the national security risks of U.S. presidential campaigns and how he had arranged a conference on the subject.
In what he described as a “comedy of errors,” Schrage ended up inviting Page to attend as a representative of the Trump campaign.
“This is the only reason Spygate’s ‘FBI Spy’ Halper and Russiagate’s ‘Russian Spy’ Carter Page ever met, with consequences still shaking politics today,” Schrage wrote in the article.
At the conference, Halper — who has since been exposed as having secret connections to the CIA and FBI — suddenly expressed a great interest in Page. Schrage says that at that time, he didn’t fully understand it.
Why hasn’t Halper testified?
As it turned out, the introduction of Page to Halper was just one of a chain of events that ultimately led to the false allegations that Page was a “Russian spy,” as detailed in Steele’s since-debunked Trump-Russia “dossier,” as well as the effort to go after retired General Mike Flynn, one of Trump’s most trusted campaign advisers and his initial national security adviser.
“The key part and I think the real smoking gun in all of this is, all these tentacles lead back to this small group, including Stefan Halper at the center of Spygate, Christopher Steele at the center of Russiagate, Stefan Halper’s FBI handler,” Schrage told Bartiromo.
“None of the Senate has subpoenaed these or called these people to talk in four years. I think that’s the real smoking gun,” he continued. “How are these people being protected? And how are we at a point so close to the election, and with Flynn’s hearing coming up, that no one has called these people and gotten to the bottom of this?”
Schrage has promised to reveal more of what he knows about the targeting of the Trump campaign soon. We’ll be waiting.