Dan Bongino Bombshell New Details On SpyGate – MUST READ TRANSCRIPT – Mifsud, Alexander Downer, Stefan Halper, The Clintons, GCHQ…
Here’s the full audio from Friday’s interview.
The George Papadopoulos Interview You’ve Been Waiting For
Right at the start of the video:
Papadopoulos says he was working at LCILP (London Centre of International Law Practice) “unbeknownst to me at the time was apparently some sort of front group for ex Western diplomats and ex Western intelligence types…” “As well the legal counsel of the FBI is a director — the legal counsel for the FBI in the UK, Arvinder Sambei, just happens to also be a director at this organization….”
“So, I tell this organization, Look, I’m joining the Trump campaign. I’m leaving. I’m going back to the US….” “But they all of a sudden tell me: But before you leave, you really need to come to Rome with us and we want to introduce you to some people there.” So he goes to Rome. “They introduced me to Joseph Mifsud at this university in Rome called Link Campus.”
[My Note: Mifsud was also a member of LCILP at the same time as Papadop and earlier.]
“Training ground for Western intelligence operatives in Rome. The CIA has held some symposiums there.” “…Connections to the FBI and other groups.”
[MY NOTE: Oh good, now Papadop knows what others have already been writing about for ages. Not being sarcastic, just glad he’s catching up. Must be hard for him when under attack to rise above the fog and see the truth about the attackers.]
“They told me it’s very important for you to meet Joseph Mifsud. I had no idea who this person was. He came up to me, presented himself as this mid-fifties, former diplomat who knew the world.”
[MY NOTE – why was he working at LCILP? He’d earlier been working on the Ben Carson campaign. Who offered him the job at LCILP? Who suggested to him to then join the Trump campaign? This is important because Mueller’s 14-pager Statement of Offense for his sentencing stresses that Papadop lied about when Mifsud first contacted him. Papadop claimed BEFORE he joined Trump campaign, and Mueller team insists it was AFTER. Makes a world of difference and it seems Mueller team is trying to hide the prior contact, coverup the setup, the agent provocateurism of LCILP and Mifsud sending him in on the Trump campaign.]
Continuing at 3:55:
“One of the few people who actually orchestrated that meeting was Arvinder Sambei …”
[MY NOTE: Ah ha! Now we get to the hot FBI Mueller deepstate link in the sting setup that they’re trying so desperately to suppress along with Mifsud’s connections to Clintons, Crowdstrike’s Bagley at Link Campus Rome and western intel.]
“A week later I’m back in London…preparing my life to move back to the US, and he emails me out of the blue. He says I need to introduce you to a very important girl… I go back to the London Centre for International Law Practice and all of a sudden the directors over there are telling me, oh guys, this is Putin’s niece. So they were all in on this scam. It wasn’t just Mifsud telling me that I’m introducing you to Putin’s niece, it was the directors….” [Then the London March 24th, 2016 meeting occurs with Mifsud and this Russian woman who is actually not Putin’s niece.]
“Actually, we do know that Mifsud has substantical connections now, because about a week ago, his lawyer went public and said that he was working for Western intelligence and under the guidance of the FBI.”
Dan Bongino says the lawyer is Stephan Roh. That his client is not a Russian asset, that his ties are to Western intelligence.
Re possible FISA warrant on Papadop:
“In April of 2017… before I was arrested, etc., I had let’s say two representatives from one — from the most powerful newspaper in our country and another representative from the largest network TV channel in our country reach out to me on back to back days a couple days after that Jim Wolfe person was leaking information to Ali Watkins of the New York Times about a FISA. They both reached out to me in April of 2017 and told me: We have information that you have a FISA on you… on April 12th and April 13th, 2017….” “And after that, that’s when, you know, this weird guy gives me the $10,000 and a lot of strange things happened after I was told that.”
Bongino: “So Charles Tawil approaches you and gives you, is it $10,000 in US cash? Is it Euros? What is it? ….”
Papadop: “I am under the complete impression that Charles Tawil was working on behalf of Western intelligence to entrap me….” “I had met this individual I think two weeks after the FBI interviewed me. He just popped into my life….” “…introduced to me by this other intermediary. I meet with him in Chicago for lunch and he starts talking very strange to me. He’s a sixty-year-old man, very intelligent, seems very well kept. So, I was just listening to see what he wanted to talk about and as soon as I get there, he starts telling me, you know, everyone can hear our conversation right now. And I started to feel very suspicious of what this guy was talking to me about. Fast forward to the end of the lunch. He goes to me and he says I want you to go to my friend and I want to take a picture of you.”
“…So, then we go to the summer. I meet him initially in March of 2017. Then, of course, in April I’m told I have a FISA on me. And then I’m in Greece with my girlfriend, at the time, in Mykonos. We’re having a beautiful time. And he [who – Tawil or the intermediary?] emails me and he says: George, I want to come see you to finalize our business agreements. And I said, okay, let’s see what this guy has to talk about. He flies into Mykonos. He starts talking very strange to me, to my girlfriend at the time, and I sort of notice that people were keeping us under some sort of watch while we were in Greece…”
“Before I get to Greece in, let’s say, April or May of 2017, I’m subpoenaed by the Senate, I get stopped by four armed guards at O’Hare Airport in Chicago as I’m trying to board my plane, where they’re asking me whether I’m planning on returning to the US. I get to Greece and, you know, it’s low season, I’m at a bar, and my friend tells me, you know, look behind you. And I look behind me and there’re these four guys with black sunglasses, black shirts, just staring at me….”
“A day later Charles Tawil then comes to me and wants to meet in Mykonos. He starts talking strange to me and my girlfriend, basically asking if my girlfriend at the time was an operative like he was and then he says it’s very important for you to come to Israel so we can finalize this agreement. I, to this day, never understood what on earth this person wanted to do except set me up and I’ll explain what I mean by this. He invites me to Israel and he puts me in a room with these ex-Israeli intelligence people. I had absolutely no idea why I was in this room. And they were talking to me about some program of theirs that the CIA and the FBI were clients of that helped with social media manipulation. So, immediately when I was stuck in this room with this person and these individuals, I knew I was being framed and I was being entrapped, because I — that’s not, obviously, what I was supposed to be doing when I went to Israel.”
“And as soon as that meeting ends, he takes me to a hotel where I’m completely terrified. I was texting my girlfriend at the time, like, how do I get out of here, you know, I think these guys are gonna kill me.”
“And we’re in a room. And he’s, like, come in my room, I need to talk to you. And he hands me $10,000 in US bills, in $100 bills. And right there and then I said, if I don’t take this money, this guy could possibly kill me. And if I take the money, let me get out of here, leave Israel, and just tell him to take his money and never contact me again. And that’s exactly what happened. I take the money, I then fly to Greece a couple days later. I contact him and I tell him, come to take your money, I don’t want you contacting me again. And he tells me: I don’t want my money. Now, that for me was incredibly suspicious, He never wanted his money back. I offered him his money back. The money is still with my lawyers, actually, in Greece at this moment. And three or four days after that exchange, I’m arrested at the airport and I have FBI agents looking for money in my bag.”
Describes how he was arrested violently with cuffs BEFORE clearing customs.
Bongino: “So they arrested you right there. Did they talk to you, then arrest you or did they tell you you were under arrest and then interview you?”
Papadop: “Er, you’re under arrest and then tried to interview me and then I just told them I want my lawyer now, because I had no idea what’s going on….”
Bongino: “…The detail there is critical…. And I suggest you bring this up to your lawyer, because — did they show you a warrant?
Bongino: “So, what were you under arrest for? You hadn’t made — was it the false statements charge that they believe you made in January?”
Papadop: “I never understood why I was under arrest until I got in front of the magistrate the next day where I was — where there were charges there. But I never understood why I was being detained or why I was under arrest. No.”
Bongino: “Because, George, if they didn’t arrest you with a warrant, my experience in federal law enforcement is this is not the NYPD. In the NYPD you arrest people all the time without warrants….” “That’s not the way it works in the federal system. While you can make a probable cause warrantless arrest, I’m telling you from someone who did it for twelve years, it is extremely rare and in a case as deeply impactful as yours, supposedly this big Russian collusion conspiracy you were allegedly at the center of, right? To show up at the airport without a warrant is absurd. And I highly recommend you ask your lawyer exactly how you were arrested. Was it a probable cause arrest or was there a complaint drawn up and an arrest warrant? Because if there wasn’t an arrest warrant, George, what I’m trying to get at is somebody panicked at the last minute. Nobody shows up to arrest an alleged international conspirator in some Russian collusion scheme — nobody shows up in federal law enforcement at the airport with no warrant. No way. That is a critical piece of information.”
Papadop: “…the next day in front of the magistrate I heard: lying to the FBI and obstruction.”
Re Sergei Millian – one of his associates told Papadop that Millian was working for the FBI. This person [Millian?] tried to set Papadop up in a financial crime.
Papadop: “So Millian, you know, he reaches out to me out of the blue in July of 2016 and he tells me: I’m a former associate of Trump. I work on his Trump Hollywood stuff and I would like to meet with you. So, initially I thought this guy is connected to Trump and just wants to meet and just figure out who I am and things like that. I meet with him one time or so in New York, and I see him pull out his phone and put it in front of the table and right away I think this guy is recording me for some reason.”
“…And then he contacts me out of the blue sometime in late September, October. This is around the time there’s another FISA warrant… the Page FISA I think was in October. And he’s like: I would like to come to Chicago and talk to you just one last time. I have a very interesting proposal that you might be interested in if you want to join the private sector.”
“…And he comes to me and he’s like I have a deal for you for $30,000 a month, a great office in Manhattan, it’s simply PR for I think he said some minister in Russia, but the qualifier is you have to work for Trump at the same time in his administration and you can’t tell anybody. Now, as he’s telling me this — I just want the listeners to have my eyes for a moment — he has a scarf around his neck, he’s sweating, his eyes are bugged out, and he’s pacing back and forth as he’s dropping this incriminating information on me. I tell him to his face, listen, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m not interested and I think you should just leave.”
“So, he leaves. I don’t see him again, I go to the inauguration and one of his associates tells me he was working for the FBI. I don’t know what that’s about, if he was, if he wasn’t. The guy’s fallen off the face of the planet and no one’s been able to find him or reach him, similar to Joseph Mifsud.”
Re Stefan Halper
Papadop: “I had no idea who Stefan Halper was until he emailed me out of the blue on I think September 2nd, 2016, where he wanted to basically pay me to hear my thoughts on, as I stated earlier, my connections to Israel and the energy business as a whole. So, this is a very — this is probably the strangest encounter I had because it directly links the British, I think, in Spygate.”
“…I get to London and there — he has a[n] associate, this young lady named Azra Turk… she didn’t fit the profile of a Cambridge assistant, you know, she was very provocative, let’s say scantily dressed at best, okay, and she wants to try and seduce me and get me to say things that aren’t true, for example, about Russia and all this nonsense. I basically say, okay, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“… Now here is where it gets strange, because now we have the Turkish government involved. This was a Turkish national meeting with me and she was part of an operation. Azra Turk… was a Turkish national; she wasn’t American. So this is why it leads me to believe this was possibly a CIA or MI6 operation. Not necessarily FBI even though the current narrative is it’s FBI.”
“So, I meet with her. I really don’t understand why I’m talking to her. The next day I meet with Stefan Halper and he’s belligerent. He’s very hostile to me, in particular about my ideas about the energy business, about Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Greece. He hates Trump. And I’m starting to wonder why did this guy pay me to come out here. He paid me for a five-star hotel, my [flight?] included, and good money to write a report, but he was really not interested in that topic. He’s really more interested in belittling Trump and wanting to hear things about Russia.”
“Now, the next day as I’m trying to leave as I’m going back home, or the next day I should say, he pulls his phone out and he says I want to meet with you. So we meet over drinks and he pulls his phone out. So, right away I think this guy is doing something that he shouldn’t be doing and he tells me, George, it’s obviously, you know, in your interest to be working with Russia to hack emails and that the Russians are helping you and that you’re complicit in this conspiracy, isn’t that right, George? You know, these open-ended, very strange things. And I told him flat out: I don’t know what you’re talking about. What you’re talking about is treason. I have zero information about what you’re talking about and neither does anyone on the campaign. So, just leave me alone.”
“And, you know, I think John Solomon from The Hill — he’s written a pretty interesting piece about that where, I guess, Halper really was recording me and that information was in there about me telling Halper: I don’t know what you’re talking about, so just stay away from me. So that was, I guess, part of the exculpatory evidence that never was presented…”
Bongino: “So how does the meeting end…?”
Papadop: “He’s very mad, he’s sweating and just basically finishes his drink and storms out of the bar and just tells me to go. Now here’s something that I don’t know if anyone realizes, but as I’m meeting Stefan Halper, who invites me to also meet the same day, during this operation? The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They roll out the red carpet for me and they want me to meet Tobias Ellwood. A simple Google search of Tobias Ellwood will show you that he was the number two to Boris Johnson at the time that he wanted to meet with me. This guy, Tobias Ellwood, was trying to meet with me for months. He met with me in London at the time and the British were keeping tabs on me for months before and after the Halper meeting. And recent information and articles that have come out have shown that the British were complicit in this spying operation against the campaign. I don’t know to what extent they were tasked only with me, but they’re incredibly complicit in this operation against the campaign as well.”
“Tobias Ellwood was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence on 14 June 2017. Tobias served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from July 2014 to June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Bournemouth East in May 2005.”
Bongino: “George, let me read to you a headline from CNN Politics, which you probably heard a thousand times. This is a CNN article… by… dated April 14, 2017… Headline: British intelligence passed Trump associate’s communications with Russians on to US counterparts.”
Re Alexander Downer
Papadop: “The current narrative is that I was in a bar randomly, drunk, and Alexander Downer stumbles upon me. He’s drunk and we’re talking about conspiracy. That’s I guess what the current fake narrative is.
Now, let me explain to everyone what the truth is. This was no random meeting. This meeting was orchestrated and it was made through three intermediaries. Okay? The first intermediary was an Israeli diplomat named Christian Cantor in London who despised Trump, who one day told me after Trump’s foreign policy speech: I want to introduce you to my girlfriend. Now, who was this person’s girlfriend? She just happened to be an Australian intelligence officer and the assistant to Alexander Downer, named Erica Thompson. Now, I meet with her and she’s belligerent, you know, she’s calling Trump a pariah, that the campaign is a — it’s a horrible campaign, you know, Trump will never win kind of thing.
So, anyway, I’m listening to these people’s opinions and then I happen to interview with the Times of London… and in this newspaper interview I basically state that David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, should retract or apologize — retract his comments about Trump being an idiot for his Muslim ban comments and that he should reach out to Trump in a more productive manner and — because he’s likely going to be the next President.
Now, that same night there was all over the UK and around the world there was some title along the lines of “Trump demands apology from Cameron.” It was a very, you know, sensationalized title that brought a lot of heat on me, including from US intelligence people in the UK.
The day after this… May 2nd, 2016 — the day after that interview I have two guys, Americans from the US Embassy, reaching out to me, which I think were DIA people and they told me: We want to meet with you. Their names are Gregory Baker and Terrence Dudley. I think Terrence Dudley is still at the London Embassy right now as a Navy attaché. They wanted to meet with me and, you know, they’re wining me and dining me as if I was Marilyn Monroe or, you know, some beautiful woman. It was something that just never made sense to me, you know. They’re spending a lot of money on me, they’re probing me, they’re asking me about my ties in the Middle East, you know, let’s go back to that theme, they’re asking me about what Trump wants to do with Russia. I said, look, I don’t know. Basically, I’m just deflecting them.
And then a day after these guys reach out to me — this is May 5th now, okay — I have Erica Thompson message me and say: Hi, George, I would just like to let you know that Alexander Downer just wants to meet with you. Now, this — Alexander Downer, for all your listeners — this isn’t a random, low-level Australian diplomat; this is — this man ran the equivalent of the CIA in Australia for 17 years, he was a foreign minister and he was their biggest diplomat in London. He wants to meet with me over drinks.
Now, on May 10th I go to this meeting. So, remember I have an Israeli diplomat, I have an Australian intelligence officer, I have this strange interview with the Times of London, I have US intelligence officers and then Downer meeting with me. Okay? So, this wasn’t a random meeting. This was all very orchestrated.
I go to meet Downer. Within one minute or two minutes of sitting down with this person, he pulls his phone out of his pocket and he starts holding it up to me as if he’s filming me or taking a picture or something very strange. And that is why, you know, I was always under the suspicion that this guy was filming me, recording my conversation and now there’s evidence that he was actually recording this conversation and he didn’t want to talk about the US-Australian relationship. ”
[Jeez, these amateurs should take lessons from Project Veritas on how to surreptitiously record!]
“He basically was there to tell — to pass a message along from the UK to Trump to stop, you know, supporting Brexit. Remember, Brexit was the thing everyone was worried about at the time in the UK. And that, you know, Trump is a pariah. And I never in my life talked about emails with this person. ”
Bongino: “So he — wait, this is important — he doesn’t bring up this email thing at all. Because, George, as you well know, the New York Times did a big exposé in December alleging that it was this boozy meeting, that you were thoroughly intoxicated and you happened to slip out that the Russians had emails on Hillary. Now, are you saying none of that happened?”
Papadop: “I’m telling you I have zero — like I said, I remember so much about this meeting and I have zero memory whatsoever of ever talking about emails. So, I am confident that I never did talk about emails, I have no memory of talking about emails.”
“…What Downer has done in subsequent interviews he’s given, lately, as he’s contradicted himself at least three times about what was actually said at this meeting — not even Downer knows what he’s talking about. And then people. you know, always ask me: Well, how would he know? How would he pass this information apparently? And I said, how would Mifsud know? Mifsud knew it the week before Downer did. And I also find it very strange that Downer just wanted to meet around ten days after Mifsud tells me this information. The whole thing seems very strange and very orchestrated….”
Bongino: “Almost like they were trying to pull the information they pushed into you through Mifsud out, to use, to set up you as a middleman. I mean it’s perfectly logical at this point.”
Papadop: “Yeah, I completely agree with what you’re saying.”
Bongino: But, George… it makes sense with all these multiple meetings, then, the DIA officials, the intel-connected people — it seems that there were multiple interactions with you… to try to get you to just volunteer this information about these Russian emails or this Russian dirt — the information they pushed into you. Right? But you’re not giving it up, because there’s nothing to give. So that’s when I think Downer and maybe the frustration sets in, but what I’m still perplexed about is how would the New York Times — where are they getting this information from that one — if you could just address these couple things — that one, were you drunk?”
Papadop: “Absolutely not. I had one drink. Downer had one drink. And the meeting was not a pleasant one at all. No one was sitting there drinking or getting drunk.”
Bongino: “Because that’s important. I think what the New York Times wants people to believe is that you, in a moment of drunken pique you slipped and released this classified information. We now know you were not intoxicated as alleged by some of those pieces by the New York Times. Secondly, why do you think they invested so much of their journalistic integrity into putting out this article based on a source that there was this big conversation about you talking about emails if both you and Downer, the two participants, both of you were saying it didn’t happen. What is going on? What are we missing?”
Papadop: “You know what? This is my theory, okay? I believe — like we said, there was a lot of disinformation. This was a disinformation campaign. This was — this whole operation was just orchestrated to have me set up in various traps. Okay? Now, what I really think happened is that Stefan Halper’s role was to cover for Alexander Downer so that Alexander Downer would never have to be revealed as a source for this potential fake information. Okay? Because, obviously, there were recordings of Halper, so even if he wanted to say Papadopoulos said this, if I didn’t say it, they could never have used it. So, what I think happened is they found this Alexander Downer who just … he invested $25 million into the Clinton Foundation, he was part of the uranium stuff with Russian, he’s a big Clinton ally, and I think he was just willfully part of this group that was used to just create this fake story that Papadopoulos told me this information and he was just used as a pretext for an investigation. There’s absolutely no other explanation, because I never remember telling him this information about emails. And his interviews he’s given, he himself has stated the same thing: that Papadopoulos never mentioned emails. So, I don’t know what’s going on, except that, you know, somebody may have screwed up.
Bongino: [Good summing up.]
1:04:00 – re Glenn Simpson testifying that there was a spy inside the campaign.
Papadop: “I think I have an idea, but I can’t share that unfortunately, but I’m certain that there was a spy within the campaign. There might have been more. Maybe Simpson is talking about another spy. It might not be the same person that I know was spying.”
Bongino: “So, without disclosing any identities or anything you’re uncomfortable with, you’re confidant — I saw your tweet as well — but you’re confident there was someone actively inside the Trump campaign that was not there to help the Trump campaign, but was in fact feeding information to another entity?”
Papadop: “Absolutely. And this is a person that probably no one has heard of, because he was a low-level player, but he was connected to our intelligence people. So, that information will definitely come out. Congress knows who it is and I’m sure a report or whatever they’re going to release, they’ll probably releasing him as a confidential source. I think America deserves to know the truth.”
Liberal media blackout…
The liberal media blackout on the George Papadopoulos story is horrifying. Listen to George, in his own words, describe the biggest political scandal of our time. George’s story must be told. 👇🏻 https://t.co/OTiVXkydVp
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 4, 2018