Halper, Brennan, & the Coup (Attempt) Conspiracy & Collusion, A Research Assist


Sundance, of the brilliant Conservative Treehouse blog, makes the case for bringing a number of coup attempt conspirators up on criminal charges.  With President Trump referring to the treasonous aspect of the coup attempt against him in several venues these are surely serious times.  Here is Sundance’s conclusion, followed by a series of links that are internal to this recent insightful post:

“Lastly, unlike other DOJ and FBI officials connected to the fraudulent exploitation of the FISA court, John Brennan is not attached to the ongoing DOJ Inspector General investigation being conducted by IG Horowitz. The inspector general is only looking at the process, procedures and people who were involved in submitting an unverified and likely fraudulent FISA application.  The list of the participants does not include anyone outside the DOJ and FBI process.

This means John Brennan, or any other Obama-era official outside the DOJ and FBI, can be referred for criminal investigation and that referral will not impede any ongoing investigation by IG Michael Horowitz.

That’s why Devin Nunes could likely submit a criminal referral for ¹John Brennan.

¹Or, NSA Advisor Susan Rice, ODNI James Clapper, or former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power (unmasking); or any other administration official who may have engaged in leaking and/or disseminating classified intelligence information.”

Stefan Halper, pictured below, once again figured prominently in Sundance’s concise retelling of the coup attempt’s timeline.

“All research indicates CIA Director John Brennan enlisted the help of U.S. and foreign intelligence assets to run operations against the Trump campaign early in 2016. The objective was to give the false and manufactured appearance of compromise. Once the CIA established the possibility of compromise, that activity created the EC which opened the door for an FBI investigation.

The operation run by Brennan targeting Papadopoulos is at the center of the two-page “EC” (electronic communication); given to FBI Director James Comey to start the counterintelligence operation (Crossfire Hurricane) against the Trump campaign.  Two of the intelligence assets Brennan organized were Joseph Mifsud and Stefan Halper.

Yes, the primary intelligence source of John Brennan’s “EC” is was the operation run by FBI and CIA operative Stefan Halper.”

Stefan Halper, Coup Attempt Conspirator

Please see the original post, linked here, for more details!

via Here’s Why Devin Nunes Could Submit a Criminal Referral for CIA Director John Brennan…

These are the materials referenced in the above post, with some quotes & or comments interspersed:

“On April 22nd, 2018, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the origin of the July 2016 counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign.”

Sundance encourages his readers to watch (at least) the first 2 minutes of this video & references 2 of his previous posts.


Here are the internal links from this post:

This is the second post quoted in the paragraph above:


Admiral Mike Rogers, Patriot & Coup Resister

Here are the internal links from this post:

Coup Conspirators?

Here are the Resources for “The Big Ugly”, the link for which is directly above, with Sundance’s descriptors:

  1. Grassley and Graham call FBI/DOJ Bluff HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/05/one-bluff-called-senators-graham-and-grassley-send-criminal-referral-to-doj/
  2. NSA Director Mike Rogers and the FISA Scheme Explained HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/04/understanding-the-context-of-devin-nunes-requests-obamas-2016-doj-fbi-spying-operation/
  3. The Russian Conspiracy was “The Insurance Policy” HERE   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/01/the-russian-collusion-narrative-was-as-fbi-agent-peter-strzok-explained-an-insurance-policy/
  4. Fusion GPS runs for Cover HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/03/fusion-gps-tries-and-fails-to-distance-themselves-from-fbi-fisa-origin/
  5. Lindsey Graham discussed the Steele Dossier and FISA Warrant HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/30/breaking-senator-lindsey-graham-just-confirmed-the-steele-dossier-was-used-for-2016-fisa-warrant/
  6. The Scale of the DOJ and FBI Corruption – Outlined HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/29/the-scale-of-fbi-and-doj-corruption-is-beyond-comprehension/
  7. The DOJ FISA Corruption Outlined HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/28/the-mistresses-of-mirrored-halls-looking-at-the-corrupt-doj-side-of-operation-trump/
  8. Devin Nunes subpoenas McCain staffer David Kramer HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/27/investigating-the-cover-up-devin-nunes-subpoenas-david-kramer/
  9. New context to understand Evelyn Farkas Comments – Discussed HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/26/my-oh-my-latest-reports-of-fbi-doj-counterintelligence-operation-evelyn-farkas-statements-take-on-new-light/
  10. How will media respond? – Discussed HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/24/is-media-response-to-obamas-operation-cassandra-scandal-a-precursor-for-response-to-fbi-doj-operation-trump/
  11. A Counterintelligence Timeline – WH and FBI – HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/23/a-counterintelligence-timeline-with-a-bill-priestap-and-james-comey-reminder/#more-143786
  12. FBI Asst. Deputy, Andrew “Andy” McCabe announces intent to retire – HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/23/mccabes-timing-president-trump-responds-to-asst-fbi-director-andy-mccabe-conspicuous-timing-ig-has-over-1-2-million-pages-of-evidence/
  13. FBI Legal Counsel, James Baker, identified as leaker to media – HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/23/new-report-was-fbi-chief-legal-counsel-james-baker-captured-by-new-doj-leak-task-force/
  14. FBI Legal Counsel, James Baker, removed from responsibility – HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/23/new-report-was-fbi-chief-legal-counsel-james-baker-captured-by-new-doj-leak-task-force/
  15. Steele Dossier Origination Now Directly Leads To Obama White House – HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/21/oh-dear-trail-of-russian-dossier-origination-now-directly-leads-to-the-obama-white-house/
  16. FBI Asst. Director “Andy” McCabe has convenient memory lapse – HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/20/andy-mccabes-transparent-motive-for-a-lost-dossier-memory/
  17. Rand Paul Discusses Evidence of Conspiracy HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/21/bigger-than-watergate-rand-paul-discusses-fbi-and-doj-collusion-against-candidate-donald-trump/
  18. Summary of Scheme and Letter from Trump Transition Team HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/17/lets-take-a-stroll-letter-of-notice-from-trump-transition-to-congress-outlining-illegal-search-and-seizure-by-special-counsel-robert-mueller/
  19. Congress Confirms the Investigative Approach for The Big Ugly HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/16/hiding-in-plain-sight-the-coming-attractions/
  20. Understanding the Background Motives of Inspector General Horowitz HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/16/how-quickly-ye-forget/
  21. Democrats Realize the BIG Ugly Is Coming HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/16/oh-here-we-go/
  22. Understanding the Important Role of Bill Priestap HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/15/a-curious-case-of-counterintelligence-bill-priestap/
  23. Inspector General Horowitz Explains how he caught Peter Strzok and Lisa Page HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/14/swamp-tremors-ig-horowitz-explains-how-fbi-agent-strzok-and-fbi-attorney-page-appeared-on-investigative-radar/
  24. Understanding the Pattern of Information Releases HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/14/an-investigative-pattern-emerges/
  25. Jim Jordan Questions Rod Rosenstein HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/13/jim-jordan-discussing-strzok-messages-and-lets-not-forget-timeline-mr-rosenstein/
  26. More releases of information about Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/13/and-now-we-know/
  27. Why Was FISA Court Judge Recused – Discussion HERE
  28. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/12/a-transparent-lack-of-media-curiosity-why-was-judge-rudolph-contreras-recused-from-flynn-case/
  29. Jaw-Dropping Info. on Demoted DOJ Deputy Bruce G Ohr’s wife, Nellie H. Ohr HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/12/wife-of-doj-deputy-was-fusion-gps-employee-cia-research-aid-and-applied-for-ham-radio-license-month-after-contracting-mi6-agent-christopher-steele/
  30. Discovery – Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS on Trump Opposition Research Project  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/11/miles-beyond-sketchy-wife-of-demoted-doj-official-worked-for-fusion-gps-on-russian-dossier-against-trump/
  31. Intel Chairman Devin Nunes Outlines FBI FISA Warrant Abuse HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/09/intel-chairman-devin-nunes-outlines-abuse-in-fisa-warrants-and-government-surveillance/
  32. The FBI/DOJ Leak Hunting Task Force Everyone Forgot – Outlined HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/09/the-new-fbi-agency-everyone-forgot-did-adam-schiff-just-get-caught-in-an-elaborate-counterintelligence-sting/
  33. Jim Jordan Discusses the Fraud Behind the FBI FISA Warrant HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/08/jim-jordan-knows-exactly-how-to-expose-the-entire-counterintelligence-operation-against-candidate-donald-trump/
  34. Black Hat Hunting II – Becomes Obvious – False Media Leaks To Catch Leakers HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/08/black-hat-hunting-continues/
  35. The BIG UGLY – The Big Picture and What it Means HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/08/the-big-ugly-why-u-s-district-court-judge-rudolph-contreras-recusal-from-mike-flynn-case-is-a-big-deal/
  36. Judge Rudolph Contreras Recuses Himself – FISA Discoveries HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/07/federal-fisa-judge-recuses-himself-from-michael-flynn-case/
  37. “The Predicate” – The Importance of the Origin of The FISA WARRANTS HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/07/the-predicate-jim-jordan-questions-fbi-director-christopher-wray-about-the-origin-of-the-fisa-warrants/
  38. Black Hat Hunting I – First Appearance of Coordinated Plan HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/05/black-hat-hunting/
  39. Deputy Head of Counterintelligence FBI Agent Peter Strzok – Outlined HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/04/good-grief-fired-fbi-investigator-was-the-person-who-interviewed-flynn/
  40. Discovering Initial Seeds of DOJ-OIG Investigative Plan – Outlined HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/03/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-fbi-spox-and-office-of-doj-inspector-general-release-statements/
  41. President Trump Reacts to Evidence of FBI Mgmt Bias Against Him HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/03/president-trump-tweets-amid-stunning-revelation-of-fbi-bias/
  42. Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes Threatens FBI with Contempt HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/02/chairman-nunes-vs-the-injustice-league-furious-nunes-threatens-contempt-amid-latest-fbi-media-shenanigans/
  43. First IG Release of FBI Team Bias on Robert Mueller Squad HERE  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/02/top-mueller-fbi-investigator-fired-for-anti-trump-bias-wapo-attempts-proactive-intel-defense-ahead-of-details-reaching-congress/

Coup Conspirators Tangled Web

From the same article comes this list too

IG Stimulated Releases of Information:

  1. ♦Release #1 was the FBI Agent Strzok and Attorney Lisa Page story; and the repercussions from discovering their politically motivated bias in the 2015/2016 Clinton email investigation and 2016/2017 Russian Election investigation. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/02/top-mueller-fbi-investigator-fired-for-anti-trump-bias-wapo-attempts-proactive-intel-defense-ahead-of-details-reaching-congress/ https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/04/good-grief-fired-fbi-investigator-was-the-person-who-interviewed-flynn/
  2. ♦Release #2 outlined the depth of FBI Agent Strzok and FBI Attorney Page’s specific history in the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton to include the changing of the wording [“grossly negligent” to “extremely careless”] of the probe outcome delivered by FBI Director James Comey. http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/02/fbi-agent-who-supervised-trump-russia-probe-reportedly-sent-anti-trump-text-messages/ https://t.co/xnbL68ZLji
  3. ♦Release #3 was the information about DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr being in contact with Fusion GPS at the same time as the FISA application was submitted and granted by the FISA court; which authorized surveillance and wiretapping of candidate Donald Trump; that release also attached Bruce Ohr and Agent Strzok directly to the Steele Dossier. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html
  4. ♦Release #4 was information that Deputy Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, was an actual contract employee of Fusion GPS, and was hired by F-GPS specifically to work on opposition research against candidate Donald Trump. Both Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr are attached to the origin of the Christopher Steele Russian Dossier. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/12/wife-of-doj-deputy-was-fusion-gps-employee-cia-research-aid-and-applied-for-ham-radio-license-month-after-contracting-mi6-agent-christopher-steele/   https://t.co/azQpKeP4bI
  5. ♦Release #5 was the specific communication between FBI Agent Strzok and FBI Attorney Page. The 10,000 text messages that included evidence of them both meeting with Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe to discuss the “insurance policy” against candidate Donald Trump in August of 2016. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/12/politics/peter-strzok-texts-released/index.html?__twitter_impression=true https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/12/13/and-now-we-know/

Admiral Rogers smelling like a rose among the coup conspirator thorns

White hat looms large

“The operation run by Brennan targeting Papadopoulos is at the center of the two-page “EC” (electronic communication); given to FBI Director James Comey to start the counterintelligence operation (Crossfire Hurricane) against the Trump campaign.  Two of the intelligence assets Brennan organized were Joseph Mifsud and Stefan Halper.”

This is the next post cited by Sundance in the original post:


Coup attempt conspirators

These are the internal links within this post:


Cycle of the abuse of our national trust

Damning details concerning Obama team abuse of power & illegal data mining on Americans

Coup attempt masterminds aka Corruption Junction

This is the next post cited by Sundance, in the above italicized paragraph:


These are the internal links from this post:

These items from within the above post came under this heading

More background:

Stefan Halper now appears at the center of the web of liars

The next item cited by Sundance is apparently a deeper dive into Stefan Halper, & also included in the italicized paragraph above:


These are the links internal to this post:

Stefan Halper US & UK Deep State Coup Conspirator


“Yes, the primary intelligence source of John Brennan’s “EC” is was the operation run by FBI and CIA operative Stefan Halper.  A great background on Halper is HERE.”

The next item cited in Sundance’s original post is a Twitter thread:


These are the links within the thread:

from thread “Stefan Halper was indeed married to Ray Cline’s daughter, Sibyl Cline, now known as Sibyl MacKenzie.”

At the bottom of the thread reader there were a number of suggested reads, these are selected suggestions that looked interesting to me:

the cited thread lays out Halper’s partial resume

“In March 2018 Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller took a deep dive on how Stefan Halperinteracted with George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.  Halper is sketchy, and he was trying to initiate contacts with low-level Trump campaign aides. [SEE HERE]”

The next item cited by Sundance in the original post is:


These are the links internal to this article:

[Alexander Downer, Australia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. (YouTube screen capture/BBC)]

***Note, purely for my own interest I’m copying the info from this link here***


Stefan Halper

Research Professor

2001 to the present: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. Professor. Department of Politics and International Studies.  Director of American Studies.

Stefan Halper was appointed Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Studies and Director of The American Studies Programme in 2001.  Professor Halper lectures on latter 20th and early 21st Century U.S. foreign policy, US-China relations, China in the World, Anglo-American relations, and contemporary international security issues.

In addition to his position at the Department, Professor Halper was Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge until October 1, 2011 when he was elected by the Governing Body to a “Life Fellowship.”

Professional Experience

Halper served in the White House (1971-1977) during the Nixon and Ford Administrations.

  • 1971-1973 White House Domestic Council;
  • 1973-74 White House Office of Management and Budge. Assist. Director, Management and Evaluation Division
  • 1974- January 20, 1977 White House Office of the Chief of Staff. Assistant to the Chief of Staff . (responsibilities included summary and analysis of foreign developments and security issues)
  • 1977-79 Legislative Assistant to Senator William Roth (R-Del.) and Special Counsel to the Joint Economic Committee.
  • 1979-80  National Director, Policy Development. George H.W. Bush. Presidential campaign
  • 1980  National Director, Policy Coordination, Reagan-Bush 1980 (presidential campaign)
  • 1981-1984 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs.
  • (Portfolio included China-US relations, Taiwan, non-proliferation, technology transfer, unconventional warfare.)

1984-1990 Chairman and majority shareholder:

  • The Palmer National Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • The National Bank of Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Va.
  • The George Washington National Bank, Alexandria, Va.

1990-2000 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Halper, Roosevelt and Brown.

1984-2001 Senior Advisor to the Department of Defense and a Senior Advisor to the Department of Justice.

1986 – 2000 Halper wrote a weekly nationally syndicated column appearing in 30 newspapers.  It focused on foreign policy and national security matters.  He also wrote a weekly script and hosted “World Wise,” a nationally televised program on foreign and national security affairs.  He did the same for “This Week From Washington,” a national radio program heard on 130 radio stations around the country.

In 2006, Stefan Halper was appointed a “Distinguished Fellow” at the Nixon Center in Washington, D.C.

Prof. Halper has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, the major cable programs, and radio in every major US market to comment on foreign policy. In April 2010, Halper was interviewed on 59 radio programs nationwide on his book “The Beijing Consensus”.

Major Research Documents:

In 2005, at the request of the Secretary of Defence, Professor Halper prepared a study of the Iraq War focusing of challenges and likely developments. The report drew upon the British Ministry of Defense, the US DOD, and academic, diplomatic, and intelligence analysts from both countries.

In 2009, at the request of the Secretary of Defence, Professor Halper developed an analysis of the Afghan End-Game (655 pages). This project drew on British, Russian and American policy-makers, military, intelligence and diplomatic officers and academics.   Both reports have been cited by senior DOD officials and members of the JCS.


  • Stanford University B.A. 1967 (With High Honors)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 1971
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge. 2004


  The Beijing Consensus
  The Silence of the Rational Center
  America Alone

Email contact from that website:
Stefan Halper »  Faculty »  The Institute of World Politicshttps://www.iwp.edu/faculty/detail/stefan-halper

Searching for “halper” within this site:

Cambridge University Press
June 2004

America Alone

By Jonathan Clarke
Used wisely, America’s immense military power can preserve freedom but used unwisely, it can fracture global stability. Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue, that as long as neo-conservative radicals dominate the nation’s national security process, fracture is more likely. Assuming Americans will see increasing threats in the future, this book is important because it identifies the factions and agendas involved. It advocates an alternative approach based on a return to the mainstream principles that have successfully guided American diplomacy for half a century.

above from https://www.iwp.edu/news_publications/book/america-alone

Note that even though Stefan Halper is listed first as the author on the cover this description doesn’t list him as the author at all…

This 2014 article quotes Halper https://freebeacon.com/national-security/warfare-three-ways/

This 2014 article also quotes Halper & has a roughly 7 minute audio clip of him https://www.voanews.com/a/qa-with-lezlee-and-stefan-halper-tibet-an-unfinished-story/1899979.html

Basic Books
February 2007

The Silence of the Rational Center

By Jonathan Clarke
What has happened to American foreign policy? Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue that the members of what used to be called the foreign policy establishment are no longer doing the job of keeping our foreign policy informed and rational. Instead, hungry to coin the next Big Idea, they are in the business of advancing simplistic, glib mythologies. The result is that Americans are often presented with a fantasy world of nightmare scenarios rather than with explanations that lead to rational choices. Taking to task such well-known figures as Samuel Huntington, Noam Chomsky, and Jeffrey Sachs, Halper and Clarke argue for a revival of integrity within our foreign policy elite so that America’s standing in the world can be restored. A book that pulls no punches, The Silence of the Rational Center is both a penetrating diagnosis and a stirring call to reform in what is possibly the most important area of American political life.


Similar to the book above even though Halper is listed first as the author on the book cover the detail doesn’t list him.  Is there some sort of effort to hide Halper’s actions going on?

News & Publications » The Institute of World Politics
The main author of this study, Cambridge professor Stefan Halper, is also 
currently serving as a research professor at The Institute of World Politics. {read 
more} …

This is the listing from the internal search engine but when going to page 137 (& 136 & 138) there is no Halper item listed…scrubbed.  Page 137 wasn’t found at the Internet Archive either…

News & Publications » The Institute of World Politics
Research professor Stefan Halper discusses “Tibet: An Unfinished Story” … IWP 
Research Professor Stefan Halper was recently interviewd by the Voice of …

similar to above there is no Halper on page 141 nor 140.  He does show up on page 142 but not about the Tibet item…hmm…

Basic Books
April 2010

The Beijing Consensus

Beijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washington – but not for the reasons you think. China’s challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community.Taking us on a whirlwind tour of China in the world – from dictators in Africa to oligarchs in Southeast Asia to South American strongmen – Halper demonstrates that China’s illiberal vision is rapidly replacing that of the so-called Washington Consensus. Instead of promoting democracy through economic aid, as does the West, China offers no-strings-attached gifts and loans, a policy designed to build a new Beijing Consensus.The autonomy China offers, together with the appeal of its illiberal capitalism, have become the dual engines for the diffusion of power away from the West. The Beijing Consensus is the one book to read to understand this new Great Game in all its complexity.https://www.iwp.edu/news_publications/book/the-beijing-consensusInterestingly even though Halper is clearly the author of this book he is not listed as such in the description.  At least his name wasn’t “scrubbed” from the paragraphs too…searching for Dearlove at iwp.edu yields just this one item

Media coverage of terrorism matters. Terrorism is a means of sending a message,
and the media provide the channel by which that message is carried, beyond the immediate
victims, to reach a mass audience. Killing and destroying are the means the terrorist uses to
“speak” to the government and to citizens, seeking to spread fear and destroy their resolve.
The power of the message is amplified by the scale of death and carnage, and by the mode
of attack. In the case of a suicide bomber, for example, the intended message goes roughly
as follows: “I am prepared to die for my beliefs. You are facing an enemy who is so committed
to his cause that you have no chance of defeating him.” In the words of Sir Richard
Dearlove, former head of Britain’s foreign intelligence service, MI6: “Terrorism is an extreme
act of political communication.”1

1. Sir Richard Dearlove, speech at award ceremony for Global Security Challenge, London,
November 2007.
Snippet above from pdf file, no Halper within…
Searching for Downer returned no results at iwp.edu…
“We now know Brennan’s originating structure involved Stefan Halper the foreign policy expert and Cambridge professor deeply connected to the CIA and willing to run the operation to benefit the political objective for CIA Director Brennan.  This is how John Brennan originates the “EC” through non-traditional intelligence channels.  The EC is then given to James Comey, who starts Operation Crossfire Hurricane on July 31st, 2016.”
Back to Sundance, here is the next item he listed in his original post:
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/11/the-insurance-policy-the-ec-the-2016-fbi-counterintel-operation-and-the-mysterious-informant-who-originated-brennans-ec/These are the internal links to the above post:

Then Sundance lists


  1. ♦Daily Caller Outline on Stefan Halperhttp://dailycaller.com/2018/03/25/george-papadopoulos-london-emails/
  2. ♦The War Economy research Thread on Stefan Halperhttps://threadreaderapp.com/thread/978269326519230465.html
  3. ♦The Marketswork research that encompasses Stefan Halperhttps://www.themarketswork.com/2018/05/09/dearlove-connections-uk-intel-firm-hakluyt-alexander-downer-stefan-halper-papadopoulos/
  4. ♦Kimberly Strassel Article on DOJ/FBI cover-up            https://www.wsj.com/articles/about-that-fbi-source-1525992611?ns=prod/accounts-wsj
  5. ♦Background on Devin Nunes -vs- Rod Rosenstein  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/10/chairman-nunes-and-gowdy-meet-with-doj-fbi-and-odni-to-discuss-non-compliance-with-congressional-requests/
“[NOTE: •On July 31st, 2016 the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign. They did not inform congress until March 2017. •At the beginning of August (1st-3rd)2016 FBI Agent Peter Strzok traveled to London, England for interviews with UK intelligence officials. •On August 15th, 2016 Peter Strzok sends a text message to DOJ Lawyer Lisa Page describing the “insurance policy“, needed in case Hillary Clinton were to lose the election. That’s where Carter Page comes in.]”
Here is the next item Sundance references in his original post:
I don’t know if there are any internal links within this post since it’s about 500 pages, which I am not currently reviewing…
Here is the next item referred to by Sundance in his original post & in the italicized paragraph above:
These are the internal links in the article:

***Valerie comment–apparently CNN doesn’t feel the need to do much digging or sourcing of material, except from themselves!  Wow, “fake news” indeed…

However, CIA Director John Brennan didn’t stop with simply originating the FBI investigation, he went on to promote additional material from his knowledge of the Christopher Steele Dossier. 

This is the part that John Brennan has denied; however, the evidence proving his lies is overwhelming.

We start by remembering the sworn testimony of John Brennan to congress on May 23rd, 2017.  Listen carefully to the opening statement from former CIA Director John Brennan and pay close attention to the segment at 13:35 of this video [transcribed below]:”

This is the final item cited by Sundance in his original article:
This video is described as “Brennan: Fair Amount Of Naivety On Russian Ops In Trump Campaign (Full) | Meet The Press | NBC News” & is just under 10 minutes long.

Well, that’s it for now.  Sundance & the many quality researchers & writers he quotes have certainly done the heavy lifting on these topics.  My contribution in this post is to chronicle so many of these important sources in one place.  Please drop me a line if you’ve found this post at all helpful.  Blessings to all!

A final thought, there is another source that adds immensely to these topics that I don’t believe was cited above.  Please check it out for very comprehensive details of both fascinating & alarming importance.



I also did a couple of posts surrounding this important source here:

The original article is amazing in its detail & scope. I have encapsulated multiple aspects of Mr. Apelbaum’s exhaustive work in a previous post here:


I’m also finding some pretty amazing material in the comments section of the original article so I will copy/paste pertinent comments here (as is & I don’t vouch for the content, just share it for those who can/will choose to dive deeper):


In a similar vein to my posts above, these contain some further important material:



Stefan Halper US Goverment Payment for Services

“An example of identity confirmation using FR and OCR for Stefan Halper’s 2016 US Government payment record of $282K for “Special Studies/Analysis” services”  from  https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/

“An example of an entity match anomaly detection. “Dr. Elizabeth Halper – CEO” and “Dr. Lezlee Brown – Board Advisor” matched on Face Recognition but failed to match on entity name” from  https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/

See the source image

Halper, Clarke, Downer, Smith, Dearlove, Crawford, Lobban, MI6, LAD, and Hakluyt Linkage

Example of Linkage based on MITRE company name and logo, address, and phone number for Stefan Halper, Marin Halper, and Nellie Ohr

The Steele Dossier Timeline







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