Former policy adviser to President Donald Trump, George Papadopoulos, had a suspicious meeting with a mysterious Cambridge professor right before the 2016 election, said The Daily Caller News Foundation Editor-in-Chief Chris Bedford, and it’s raising more questions than answers.
“There’s one person who really stands out, and his name is Stefan Halper,” Bedford said on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” Friday. “He was a former U.S. Government employee; now, he’s a professor at Cambridge. He’s very close with another professor at Cambridge who’s a former MI6 chief, and he was somebody who invited Papadopoulos over to London.”
Halper covered Papadopoulos’ flight and hotel and began asking him about questions about Russia, Bedford said.
“[Halper] paid for his flights, paid for his hotel, gave a few thousand dollars to write a paper about Israeli … and then started asking him a lot of strange questions about Russia, and connections to Russia and e-mails that really … took took him off guard,” Bedford added. (RELATED: Papadoppoulous Met Cambridge Professor In London Just Two Months Before 2016 Election)
Papadopoulous was with the 73-year-old professor two months before the 2016 election and has since questioned Halper’s motives for wanting to talk.
Halper first contacted Papadopoulos through email and offered him $3,000 to write a policy paper on Turkish political issues. Halper also met with campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page at a July 2016 symposium at Cambridge.
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