Homing in on Stefan (Halper) & the Swamp Things


Since Sundance, of the Conservative TreeHouse, & so many others are trying to unravel the twisted tentacles of the Deep State conspiracy coup attempt against Donald Trump, this post will be another collection of potentially helpful links for any of us hoping to understand or to participate in Draining the DC Swamp.

May God continue to Guide, Direct, & Protect President Trump, his family, his Cabinet, & all White Hats within/without the Administration.  May the Truth come to Light & May the Truth Set Us All Free!


“George Papadopoulos appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence.

  • Joseph Mifsud
  • Alexander Downer
  • Stefan Halper”

“Mifsud vanished in early November 2017, shortly after the Papadopoulos story broke. To my knowledge, his whereabouts remain unknown.”

There are details in the above article about Mifsud’s sketchy background & his known meetings with Papadopoulos.  Then there is an examination of Downer & his encounters w/ P & following actions.  Halper’s contact w/ P (& Carter Page as well) & his Deep State/CIA background are touched upon.  Connections to Britian, Australia, & the US State Department, & international “Intelligence” organizations are also stated &/or implied…There are numerous citations & links within the article that can allow anyone to dive deeper into the rabbit hole, should they so desire.

” Page met with Halper during the London visit. Page’s Moscow trip would figure prominently in the Steele Dossier…

Halper also requested – and attained – a meeting with another, unknown, Trump Campaign member on September 11, 2016 – two days before the Papadopoulos meeting.

Halper “offered to help the campaign” but did not mention the Papadopoulos meeting to the second staffer – nor the staffer meeting to Papadopoulos.

Curiously, despite the offers of campaign help, on November 3, 2016, Halper publicly statedthat Clinton would be the best option for US-UK relations.

“Papadopoulos speculated to the Daily Caller that the Downer/Halper meetings may have been a spy operation.

As to questions about Papadopoulos’ complicity in all this, the FBI didn’t bother to interviewPapadopoulos until January 27, 2017.”

Additionally the article contains a timeline from Feb-Oct 2016 with key points along the way cited with links to supporting info…

The author wraps up with this conclusion that supports Sundance’s speculation too:

“My guess is Papadopoulos never knew what hit him. A young man, suddenly thrust into a position beyond his experience, Papadopoulos made for an easy intelligence target.

Carter Page almost certainly discussed the just completed Moscow trip with his host, Stefan Halper, during the London symposium.

It’s now being reported that Devin Nunes has learned the identity of a “top secret intelligence source” that was part of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Investigation.

I think there’s a decent chance that source is Stefan Halper.”

https://www.themarketswork.com/  is the home page for the above article & lists several recent & popular posts that seem to follow trajectories of interest to many readers of TheConservativeTreehouse.com fyi…some currently relevant are:









This snippet from the home page encapsulates the perspective there!

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A common sense approach to a liberal world.

As Government Expands, Liberty Contracts – Ronald Reagan

American Nationism embraces the concept that our Constitution is superior to International law. It recognizes that our sovereignty implies national ownership of law. American Nationalism contains loyalty to our nation, the shared communal identification with fellow citizens.

It requires maintaining self-governance and full sovereignty free from unwanted outside interference. It requires self-determination. It is not ethnic-based. It occurs when one maintains a national identity based on shared characteristics of our American culture, language, tradition and politics – our way of life – built on the foundation of our Constitution.

American Nationism requires gratitude for our country.

It is our communal identity as American citizens in these United States.

American Nationism is Constitutional Patriotism.

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The Law of Unintended Consequences is a fact of life. Humans act when acted upon and generally in their own interest. People and markets adjust their behavior. Often in ways not predicted or planned for.

Markets are the mechanism which translate our behaviors, actions, even our beliefs to others. They are the outcomes of our combined actions. Markets are not emotional. Markets are not political. They heed the law of survival. They weed the bad ideas from the good. They are constantly evolving and adapting.

Markets are essential. Markets are alive. Markets are us.



Check out this source for some clear & insightful analysis & perspective on multiple aspects of the DC Deep State/Swamp!

& from the mouth of Swamp Things &/or bedfellows…This May be the source of the “Insurance Policy” terminology of the Strozk & Page texts & Deep State Actions; from this:


“If you believe the FiveThirtyEight electoral forecast, Donald Trump has only between a 14- and 16-percent chance of becoming president. If you believe the New York Times’s “Upshot” forecast, that chance is even lower, around seven percent.

Given these numbers, it’s tempting to not plan for a Trump presidency…

But events with a seven percent chance of happening actually take place all the time, and events that have a 16 percent chance of happening take place more than twice as often as that.

This is why I keep life insurance, even though I have a much lower than seven percent chance of dying this year. And while I don’t think I have a 16 percent chance of major medical expenses either, I still maintain a health insurance policy, as do other healthy people who know what’s good for them. Responsible people plan for disasters of this likelihood; and…a major party candidate for president always has a chance of prevailing.


So our democracy needs a health insurance policy.

Indeed, it’s not enough to imagine how the Coalition of All Democratic Forces, which I posited last Monday, might respond to a Clinton victory, a subject which I discussed discussed on Tuesday.

We need to imagine as well how such a coalition should respond to the unthinkable: What if Trump wins?

The essential task of the Coalition of All Democratic Forces during a Trump administration will be to protect democratic institutions against his promised predations and to protect individuals subject to the abuses he promises.”

I wonder who the “Coalition of All Democratic Forces” may actually entail.  At what point do the Deep State & Swamp Things actually allow for the free & fair elections of a democratic republic & acquiesce to the choice of the electorate.  It seems like back when Al Gore lost in 2000 the Dems/Libs/Lefties/Commies/Socialists & the Media, redundant I know, decided that any Republican victory was to be challenged & resisted.  How deep & (community) organized do these Saul Alynskyites actually go???

& this clown author, under the height of the Unconstitutional Obama Usurpation of the pResidency actually speculates This about Trump’s potential policies, obviously seeing what is already being done by the Dems/Left in a paranoid projection!  The hubris!

“..using state power to retaliate against political opponents..[is] either flatly illegal or, at a minimum, raise[s] serious legal or constitutional questions.”


& here is a very alarming perspective clearly spelled out (I hope “our” side has regular readers at Lawfare to keep tabs on what appears to be a very scary outfit)…

“The Coalition of All Democratic Forces should certainly see what kind of use it might make of the legislature, but realistically, we should probably expect that the coalition’s job in Congress will be to prevent Trump from passing anti-democratic legislation. That is, the task in Congress will be a negative one of denying Trump the use of the Article I powers, not the positive one of the coalition’s using them itself.

That leaves the tool that will certainly be available: the courts. The courts have a few obvious advantages, starting with hundreds of independent judges of both parties whom Trump cannot remove from office and who don’t have to face his supporters in forthcoming elections.”

& oh the irony after the BHO debacle:

“the only way to tyrant-proof the presidency is to not elect tyrants as president.”

No wait, the following quote shows that Sundance & likeminded people have actually co-opted the methods prescribed & turned them back on the corrupt institutions (think Nunes, Grassley, & Huber, etc)–wow!

“a very important idea, one that is core to the way the Coalition of All Democratic Forces should respond to a Trump win…

The broader ambition should be a very public, cross-ideological network of lawyers and philanthropists willing to:

  • Provide first-rate counsel to defend individuals and groups whom Trump or his minions go after in retaliation for speaking their minds or criticizing him or opposing him politically;

  • Actively challenge policy initiatives that threaten core democratic values;

  • Monitor the Justice Department and major regulatory enforcement bodies for signs of political corruption or misuse;

  • Interface with Congress to maximize whatever opportunities there may be for oversight and legislative push-back; and

  • Thereby ensure to the maximum degree possible that American constitutional rights and democratic institutions emerge from a Trump administration as unharmed as possible.”

& here is part of the conclusion of the matter…

“If I wake up on November 9 to find that Trump has been elected president, I plan to spend the next two months building such a network. The first two people I will talk to will be Boutrous and Tribe, both of whom agreed in an email exchange yesterday to a have a conference call November 9, if necessary, to begin organizing this coalition.

The goal will not be to challenge everything a Trump administration does, some of which will be lawful, after all, and some of which may be debatably lawful among reasonable people. The goal, rather, will be to offer a systematic defense of the values the Coalition of All Democratic Forces holds in common and to have the ability to respond rapidly to actions that threaten those values: to forestall such actions in court as long as possible, to whittle them down, and to block those that can be blocked. The goal is to use the courts to render Trump’s antidemocratic instincts as ineffectual as possible.

If this horrible election cycle has taught us anything, it is that, for all America’s very real ideological and political differences, the set of common values is still actually big. But this election cycle has also taught us that these shared values are facing a serious threat…

If Trump wins it, the Coalition of All Democratic Forces needs to be prepared to see him in court.”

I wonder if Strozk & Page were part of that planned November 9 phone call & if in part that is where the Insurance Policy was actually begun???  According to the link this is when this article was posted: “By Benjamin Wittes  Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:31 AM”


The above tweeter seems to have a finger on the pulse of some international issues…


The above thread has a lot of background info on Stefan Halper…


This is a complex thread exploring the possible “British Fusion GPS” aka Hakluyt entity…

Given Hakluyt’s known connections to MI6 is it possible Christopher Steele “author” of the infamous Clinton (Campaign Opposition Research Document)/Steele dossier is also affiliated in some way to Hakluyt???  Given some of the nomenclature, see the thread above, is it also possible that Hakluyt is part of “The New World Order”?

There are connections to the Clintons, Steele, Dearlove, former spies, diplomats, senior government advisers, security &/or intelligence personnel, & ability to obtain local & regional info for clients from associates worldwide…Apparently Hakluyt also (like Fusion GPS?) has journalists on the payroll.  How does that lead to “objective reporting” (if such a thing actually even exists now in the real world, if it ever did!)?  They also have a history of making unsupported allegations that don’t hold up (or aren’t defended) in court…There is also an outline of some of Halper’s connections to Hakluyt…


Here is an interesting thread that is springboarding off of the Hakluyt one above with details about starting/running an “intelligence company”…He claims that the government doesn’t vet the private firms it contracts with (or the backgrounds of the people in those firms)…He seems to be mostly expressing some personal frustrations but there are a few nuggets to mine here…

well I was attempting to post One of the tweets in this thread but my lack of technical skills caught up with me here….


In my previous Halper related post I was making my way through the very detailed post directly above, & only got into January 2017 items…so here is a bit more of interest:

“The Flynn call was not illegal. The FBI had already found no evidence of wrongdoing.

But the disclosure of Flynn’s call is a major felony leak. Nine senior intelligence officials.”

the above was quoted from this cited article:


“On December 1, 2017, Judge Contreras presided over Flynn’s guilty plea.

Here’s what happened next:

  • December 2 2017 – Washington Post and New York Times reveal existence of incriminating messages from Peter Strzok revealing anti-Trump biases.
  • December 2 2017 – The Inspector General issues statement in response to inquiries.
  • December 4 2017 – CNN reveals Strzok changed wording of Clinton investigation to avoid criminal charges.
  • December 6 2017 – DOJ executive Bruce Ohr demoted after revelations he secretly met with Fusion GPS, which had secretly employed his wife Nellie.
  • December 7 2017 – Fox News reveals DOJ’s Bruce Ohr was in contact with Fusion GPS at the same time the FISA application was submitted and granted.
  • December 7 2017 – Morning. Rep. Jim Jordan grills FBI director Wray about FBI’s use of Dossier to secure FISA warrant. Demands to see FISA Application material.
  • December 7 2017 – Afternoon. Judge Contreras recused. Contreras is a FISA Judge.

All hell broke loose after General Flynn’s guilty plea.

Contreras’ replacement, Judge Sullivan, has ordered the Special Counsel to turn over all evidence to the Flynn Team. Fruit of the Poisonous Tree has been alleged.

It is my firm belief that Michael Flynn will be exonerated when all is said and done.”

Here is an internal link from the main “media collusion” post for a deeper dive:


“The article is actually describing the illegal use of Section 702 data.” regarding this cited article:

“The FBI was giving these contractors access to the NSA database through FBI entry points.”  I wonder if one of these “contractors” was Jim Comey’s “friend”, the one he passed on his self-laudatory memos to “force” the appointment of a Special Counsel?

For a deeper dive here check this prior post:


March 1, 2017 – A New York Times article Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking by Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman and Michael Schmidt.

This article is nothing short of amazing.

It quite literally describes the Obama Administrations efforts at disseminating illegally gained intelligence throughout the Intelligence Community.

If one reads between the lines of this article and the February 14th article directly preceding, a rough outline of what really transpired is obtained.”

here are both MUST READ Links:

Well, I’m beginning to fade out now so will have to pick up this topic again later, making my way through that amazingly thorough timeline post & some of the associated & quoted materials.  Here is the main source post/article for this blog post today:


By all means check out Sundance’s offerings on topics of interests to Constitutional Conservative Americans at TheConservativeTreehouse.com.

Best Regards to All & God Bless America!!!

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