The Daily Caller News Foundation Editor-in-Chief Chris Bedford blasted the FBI and DOJ in a Monday morning interview for allowing a top-secret CIA and FBI source to spy on two campaign advisers for President Donald Trump.
Bedford’s comments come as news broke Friday the informant is said to be Cambridge University Professor Stefan Halper, who reportedly contacted Trump advisers Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis during the 2016 campaign, as an informant for the CIA and FBI.
On Fox Business News’ “Mornings With Maria,” Bedford called out Halper for spying on the Trump campaign, mentioning Halper was not just an informant; he was someone “searching for questions” and even invited Page to his Virginia farm.
“What’s interesting about that is he seems to have done more than simply inform; he wasn’t somebody [who] was quietly present and then said, ‘you know, I saw some suspicious activity.’ He reached out to Carter Page; he reached out to George Papadopoulos; he asked searching questions; he invited them back to his farm. He wasn’t just a fly on the wall; he was someone [who] went out there fishing,” Bedford said.
“That sounds like a spy, Christopher. You mention this goes all the way up the latter potentially up to President Obama calling the shots. We know for a fact that Sally Yates and Loretta Lynch were briefed. A couple of months later, we learned of a dossier; then we learned that Loretta Lynch told Jim Comey to refer to the investigation as a matter, not as a criminal investigation; it was all coordinated,” Maria Bartiromo responded. (RELATED: Cambridge Professor Spied On Trump Campaign Advisers)
Trump has since commented on the news, saying Halper was “implanted” on the campaign “for political purposes.” It still remains unclear when Halper started surveillance on the Trump campaign, if he was paid for his work, and who directed him to build information on the Trump team. (RELATED: Chris Bedford: Mueller Is ‘Waging Proxy War’ On Trump Through Cohen Raid [VIDEO])
“It stinks all the way up to the very top,” Bedford added.
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