Suspended Pentagon Whistleblower Says FBI's Russia Probe Was 'All a Set-Up'
New documents obtained by investigative journalist Sara Carter show that the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign --dubbed Operation Crossfire Hurricane -- heavily relied upon faulty intelligence gathered by longtime FBI informant Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor, after he tried to set up several members of the Trump campaign.
In the fall of 2016, Adam Lovinger, a former senior official of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), stumbled upon evidence that the deep state wanted buried -- documents exposing Halper's role in the frame-up job. He voiced his concerns about what he had found and paid dearly for it.
Lovinger, a DoD analyst turned whistleblower, had his security clearance suspended on May 1, 2017, after he raised concerns about the roughly $1 million in tax-payer funded money Halper had received to write Defense Department foreign policy reports.
“It was a topic of conversation within the office,” Lovinger's attorney, Sean M. Bigley, told the Washington Times earlier this month. “What is Halper doing, and why is he being paid astronomically more than others similarly situated?”
According to Bigley, Lovinger was suspended shortly after he began asking questions about the suspicious DoD contracts with Halper, as well as a close friend of Chelsea Clinton and others. He was then relegated to a make-work desk job until April 3, 2018, when he was indefinitely suspended from duty and pay.
Lovinger, a husband and father of three, was the primary breadwinner of his family, according to Carter.
“When Mr. Lovinger raised concerns about DoD’s misuse of Stefan Halper in 2016, he did so without any political designs or knowledge of Mr. Halper’s spying activities,” Bigley told SaraACarter.com. “Instead, Mr. Lovinger simply did what all Americans should expect of our civil servants: he reported violations of law and a gross waste of public funds to his superiors.”
Bigley told Carter that they had expected some degree of retaliation for the whistleblowing, but were taken aback by the "ferocity" of it.
“We weren’t surprised when DoD bureaucrats moved shortly thereafter to strip Mr. Lovinger of both his security clearance and his detail to the National Security Council, where he had been senior director for strategy as a by-name request of the incoming Trump Administration,” said the attorney.
"Yet, we were puzzled by the unprecedented ferocity of efforts to discredit Mr. Lovinger, including leaks from DoD of false and defamatory information to the press," he said.
Bigley explained that at the time they assumed that the reason for the intense blowback was because Lovinger had raised concerns about a contract that went to a firm headed by Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, who is reportedly a close confidante of Chelsea Clinton.