Steven Shrage, the man who introduced Stefan Halper to Carter Page says there were Republicans leaking damaging information against Trump to the press. Shrage was a longtime friend of Halper’s. He introduced him to Carter Page in 2016, while Halper was spying on the Trump campaign. On Sunday, he gave his first-ever interview with Maria Bartiromo.
Shrage says he was surprised that Halper was being paid so much for writing reports. Maybe he was paid so much for spying. That would make more sense.
Shrage says there is a smoking gun:
“All these tentacles lead back to the “small group” including Stefan Halper in SpyGate, Christopher Steele at the center of Russiagate, Stefan Halper’s FBI handler. None of the Senate has subpoenaed or called these people to talk in four years. I think that is the real smoking gun. How are these people being protected?“
Shrage brought an audiotape of an interview he did with Halper. Shrage says it was curious that Halper knew about General Flynn’s trouble before it became public knowledge.
From The Gateway Pundit
Steven Shrage also added that Halper bragged that David Ignatius was one of his press media contacts. Shrage added, “So it seems to me that this is something that needs to be investigated.”
Shrage then added that he believes there were quite a few Republicans involved in leaking this damning smears against the Trump campaign.
Just yesterday it was reported that John Brennan has been told that he is not a target in Durham’s investigation and now we find out from Shrage that key members of the conspiracy have never been called to testify. I now have very serious doubts that there will be any justice meted out to the conspirators.
The Deep State allowed the fact that no evidence against Trump on Russian collusion was found. Neither from him or anyone in his campaign. They knew it in 2017 but withheld it until just after the 2018 election in order to give Democrats the edge.
Now, we were expecting to gain an edge as Deep State denizens were supposed to be indicted and prosecuted. I am afraid we have been duped again. I hope i’m wrong but I am scared that I am not.
Peter Navarro, a former Trump Administration Trade Official made a prediction on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show “Morning Futures” on Monday predicting that there will be at least three indictments coming from the investigation being run by Special Counsel John Durham concerning the Trump-Russia hoax perpetrated by Obama Administration officials at the request of Hillary Clinton to get her illegal private email server out of the news back at the beginning of the summer of 2016 in an effort to help Clinton get elected in spite of her atrocious mishandling of classified information that would have landed anyone else in prison as a clear violation of the Espionage Act.
Navarro was a trade and economics guy brought into the Trump administration who helped the president turn our economy around and send the Obama/Biden years of economic misery to the ash heap of history, so how would he be privy to such inside information of a special counsel investigation?
Don’t forget that Donald Trump was a businessman and he kept Navarro inside his inner circle Navarro built relationships with the other insiders who would know about such things as how the Durham investigation is going.
Navarro said he has been a registered Democrat who supported the Clinton/Gore administration and he supported Hillary Clinton’s first failed presidential campaign back in 2008. The former Trump adviser also ran for office as a Democrat in California several times and the Hildebeast even endorsed him. Believe it or not, Navarro asserts that he holds progressive views on many social issues, but I think he confuses progressivism with liberalism because he doesn’t seem at all like an evil person.
He joined the Trump campaign as an economic adviser because of Trump’s nationalist economic policies and he too opposes trade deficits and trade deals termed as multilateral. Trump himself preferred to have separate trade deals with individual countries rather than one-size-fits-all because you can negotiate individual trade deals easier than having multiple countries team up on you which gives you less strong of a position. This is why he is anti-China on trade and other foreign policy matters which are important for the United States, something Trump understood from the beginning.
After the election, Trump appointed Navarro to be the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy within the White House.
Navarro’s influence in the White House grew as other advisers dropped off because they forgot that the president is the one who makes policy and not them. He used his influence to move his China foreign policy ideas to be a centerpiece of Trump’s renegotiating trade deal moves with the Chinese communists.
When Bartiromo asked him about his prediction of three indictments, his response was less than exciting. Navarro told the host that he is making the prediction based on reports by John Solomon last week where it was reported that additional FBI internal documents surrounding the FBI’s spy Stefan Halper and what he did during the summer of 2016 leading up to the election when he targeted Trump campaign members to either find out if any of them knew anything about working with the Russians to dig up opposition research political dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Halper was sent in by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign. This is not up for dispute. Two months prior to the election George Papadopoulos got a meeting request from Halper, who at the time was a University of Cambridge professor, who asked Papadopoulos to fly to London to discuss international relations and the possibility of Papadopoulos writing a paper on the gas field in the Mediterranean and be paid the sum of $3,000. Halper paid for his flight, which could be construed as entrapment. Papadopoulos flew to England and met with Halper. While discussing the reason he traveled to London, suddenly Hapler switched the subject to Russia, asking Papadopoulos, “You know about hacking the emails from Russia, right?” It was so out of the blue that Papadopoulos saw it as a red flag that something was up. He offered Halper no information and later said it was an absurd question in the first place. George said that Halper was not the only suspicious person to reach out to him, claiming there were two others. According to Papadopoulos’s wife, one of those contacted offered to pay George $30,000 a month during his time with the Trump team, the wife recognizing the offer as something nefarious saying, “It looks to be one among a series of attempts to entrap George. The question today to me is whether these people are simply shady businessmen or are they part of a greater attempt to entrap George in illegal activity.”
And the Halper scenario is just the tip of the iceberg for what the Obama DOJ and intelligence community did to stop Trump, and we know who did what and when they did it, enough to bring dozens of indictments.
If you didn’t live through it you would never believe that in the last two weeks we have witnessed a new plethora of domestic police powers granted to the federal government by the federal government in the name of fighting “domestic terrorism” and the Democrats who now have total power in Washington are showing no signs of slowing down. They are using the January 6 Capitol riot where about 5,000 people showed up at the Capitol to protest what they believe was the theft of the 2020 election from Donald Trump. Out of those 5,000 people, maybe 10 percent or less participated in the violent riot that broke out. Those who did so should be arrested. Every conservative I know has said that. Yet the Democrats would have you believe that all 74 million Trump voters were at the Capitol and all participated in the riot. Yeah, that’s an impossibility but since when have facts ever gotten in the way of socialists who are grabbing for power?
If the 120 percent figure is accurate this means 90 percent of those at the Capitol did not participate in the riot, yet the Democrats are sending federal agents to arrest people who were there but were not a part of the riot out to hurt someone, people like Brandon Straka the founder of the #WalkAway movement who spoke at the rally that President Trump held at the other end of the street. The #WalkAway campaign is all about leaving the Democratic Party so was Straka targeted because the Democratic Party wants to get even?
The social media censorship of conservative speech that started more than four years ago gradually increased over time and is now at the point where they banned a sitting President of the United States and certain members of his administration, and members of Congress.
The tech tyrants spent four years giving in-kind donations to the Democratic Party by not allowing any speech that went against the Woke Supremacy leftists who lied every day about Trump and conservatives and who with their co-conspirators in the mainstream news media accused conservatives of being the ones who spread misinformation when it turns out that conservatives are the ones who were right about everything and the leftist Woke Supremacy were wrong and lied about it to boot.
I call the Democrats, their boot-licking sycophants in the media, and social media tech tyrants the Woke Supremacy, and it is they who have spread misinformation for the last four years, it is they who have suppressed freedoms Americans enjoyed up until recently.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION HOAX
Conservatives were right about the Russian collusion hoax while the Woke Supremacy throughout the country daily and for years reported that President Trump colluded with the Russians to beat Hillary Clinton. They put the president and his administration through four investigations that spanned the first three years of his term. And even after the Mueller investigation ended its two-plus years of investigating and admitted that there was no evidence at all that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, the news media never apologized, the social media tech tyrants never said “damn, we really screwed that one up,” and the Democrats never even hinted that they lied. Conservatives were right from day one and it was the Left that spread misinformation daily.
Conservatives were right about Spygate where the Obama-Biden administration spied on the Trump campaign and later the Trump administration. They got the name of the spy, Stefan Halper a college professor, how he spied, by speaking with members of the Trump campaign to get them to say things that could be used against the campaign, and the FBI acknowledged that they used him to spy. Yet the Woke Supremacy continually told us that it was nothing but a conspiracy theory, that it never happened, and that conservatives were buts. We now know through declassified documents and a guilty plea from an FBI lawyer who altered exculpatory information that would have ended the whole Russia collusion hoax dead in its tracks. They spread the misinformation, not the conservatives.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
It was the Right that started warning the world about the World Health Organization (WHO) and how they were somehow beholden to the Communist Chinese Party and they lied to help cover up the source of the COVID-19 virus which began in a lab in Wuhan, China. The WHO at first told us the virus was not airborne and then they changed their story sometime later. They were accused of doctoring the stats to help China.
The Woke Supremacy called conservatives racists and conspiracy nuts in they even mentioned the virus came from China. I guess we have to rename the Spanish Flu, Ebola, and Lyme Disease because they too were named after their places of origin.
President Biden just signed an executive order banning free speech rights to even say China virus, claiming the term led to racist backlash. I don’t remember any stories coming out about racists attacking Chinese Americans over the coronavirus. President Trump rightfully pulled the US out of the WHO because of their lying to the world about a virus that became a pandemic and could have been controlled much better from the beginning had entities like the WHO not lied repeatedly to help the Chinese government. Now the Biden administration is getting us back in with the WHO and one has to wonder how many more lies our country will now let slide that cost American lives.
Hydroxychloroquine, by all accounts, is a miracle worker for people suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Conservatives spread the news about many doctors around the world using the drug to treat their patients with coronavirus and they have been wildly successful using it. But President Trump pushed its use too, and the Woke Supremacy then started lying about Hydroxychloroquine, spreading misinformation that it causes people to have heart failure so much so that it shouldn’t be used. CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the mainstream media began a campaign to trash the drug, not because it was dangerous, but because Donald Trump was pushing its use. It appeared to the rest of us that they wanted as much death from the virus as could be attained, because they planned to use the numbers against Trump in the 2020 election, and use them they did on an almost constant basis.
Over the summer, the tech tyrants in social media blocked a live video feed of numerous doctors from around the world who were revealing how the use of Hydroxychloroquine was saving their patient’s lives, claiming the medical doctors were spreading misinformation. These were medical doctors and other medical professionals who were talking about how they were treating their patients using the drug and the Woke Supremacy treated them as if they were betraying their Hippocratic Oath just to help Donald Trump. And they say we’re crazy.
GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he was banning the use of Hydroxychloroquine in his state, not because he found information that was damning about the drug because there isn’t any. It’s been used in countries around the world for some 60 years to treat many things, especially Malaria in third-world countries, which could explain why coronavirus numbers were pretty low in countries that use the drug for reasons other than treating COVID-19.
Speaking of Andrew Cuomo, it was conservatives who spoke out about how incompetent and arrogant the man has been throughout the pandemic. He, as well as many other Democrat governors, allowed thousands of elderly patients to die by forcing nursing homes to take in COVID-19 positive patients. Cuomo actually harmed his state’s most vulnerable people to this virus, the elderly, many with underlying conditions, and conservatives were told by the Woke Supremacy that they were the ones spreading information about it.
At first, the governor made remarks about how well the Trump administration helped New York to get a handle on COVID patients, but then, suddenly and without warning, Cuomo began trashing the president claiming he did practically nothing to help. When conservatives began pointing out how the president helped build hospitals in New York specifically for COVID-19 patients, how he used the National Defense Authorization Act to get manufacturing plants to create ventilators for New Yorkers who needed them, how the president sent the USS Comfort Naval hospital ship to New York loaded with hospital beds, medical equipment and most importantly the medical staff who knew how to treat the virus, the Woke Supremacy said conservatives were spreading misinformation.
Now, after the 2020 election, the Woke Supremacy media is starting to point out the abysmal failures of the Cuomo regime and how the governor lied about sending COVID-19 patients into nursing homes. At one point when it was pointed out by conservatives that Cuomo screwed up by doing that his administration tried to blame the Trump administration, claiming they were only following the guidelines of the CDC by putting COVID patients into nursing homes, and that was a blatant lie because the CDC guidelines never said to do that as a first response and the guidelines also said to work out a plan with the nursing homes for how they would bring the patients in if all other options to place them were gone, and Cuomo never did that. He just forced them onto the nursing homes and thousands of people died.
But don’t forget that the Woke Supremacy said that conservatives were lying about Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic. They blamed Donald Trump the entire time for the COVID-19 deaths when conservatives continually pointed out that President Trump did more than any past president to mitigate the pandemic virus.
When Trump said he would make it so that a vaccine could come out before the end of the year the Woke Supremacy instantly pounced on it claiming it was impossible and that the president was lying. Well, two vaccines were manufactured before the end of the year, and instead of admitting that they were the ones spreading misinformation, they tried to shift credit over to the Biden administration by initially focusing on the distribution of the vaccines. When Joe Biden’s promise to have 100 million Americans vaccinated within the first 100 days of his administration, something the Trump administration was already on par to meet, was seeming unlikely, the Cabal began spreading the lie that the Trump administration left Biden with no distribution plan, even though the Trump administration absolutely had a distribution plan in place and at the time they began spreading that misinformation 30 million Americans had already been vaccinated.
The final one I’ll talk about is the Hunter Biden issue. Conservatives were pointing out that Hunter Biden was making multi-million dollar deals with some shady characters in countries known for corruption like Ukraine and China and the Woke Supremacy said it was misleading misinformation. Social media tyrants blocked a New York Times bombshell story about a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden that had all kinds of incriminating evidence including money scams the Biden family, including the “Big Guy” Joe Biden were involved in, and alleged underage sex scandals. The Cabal said it was all lies, yet right after the election, we found out that the FBI does in fact have an open case on Hunter Biden for some of the things that conservatives were accused of lying about.
Conservatives are having their free speech rights undermined and taken away from them at an alarming rate, and the accusation of choice by the Woke Supremacy is that they are spreading misinformation. Even if someone repeated something they believed was true and it turned out it wasn’t, the remedy to that is not to silence them, it’s to counter them with more free speech, but the Woke Supremacy isn’t interested in the truth. They are only about power and socialist regimes throughout history have silenced the opposition to gain and hold onto power.
The Woke Supremacy are the ones who have gotten it all wrong, who have been spreading lies and misinformation, and I submit they knew the truth the whole time and used their lies to win power for the Supremacy and now the rest of us are going to pay for trying to spread the truth.
During his last days of his term in office, President Donald Trump is delivering on one of the problems he made that most of his supporters have been waiting very patiently for him to do: a massive declassification dump of FBI documents showing the Russia collusion delusion story was leaked in the finals weeks of the 2016 presidential election in order to cover up, or remove the focus from Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server.
The documents that are supposed to be released on Friday include FBI interviews and reports for two of the top informants in the Russia investigation, former British spy Christopher Steele, and CIA asset and academic Stefan Halper.
President Trump authorized the release of a 12 – 14 inches stack of internal FBI and DOJ documents that detail significant problems in the investigation and they give a pretty detailed timeline of then the FBI first understood that the Steele dossier was crap, according to multiple government officials.
Part of the explosive discovery is an admission by Steele that he violated a confidential human source agreement with the FBI – he was a confidential informant – by leaking parts of his phony dossier to the news media in the last weeks of the election campaign because he hated Donald Trump and wanted to dilute the ramifications of Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal that was causing a negative impact on her campaign. Steele made the confession in the fall of 2017 when he was interviewed by agents.
This means that fired and disgraced former FBI Director James Comey knew the whole time that the dossier was phony and he not only didn’t say anything, but he went ahead and allowed his FBI to move forward with the Russian collusion investigation.
Steele was hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign’s law firm Perkins Coie to create anti-Trump documents in an attempt to link Trump to the Russians. Steele told agents that he had two clients at that time – Hillary Clinton and the FBI – and that he stuck with Clinton over the FBI for leaking to the press. He also told agents that Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation in the fall of 2016 is what prompted him to leak his dossier information. to the press.
Those leaks led the FBI to end their contract with Steele, but they continued to use his information. Current FBI Director Chris Wray knew about this for a year and has said nothing publicly, instead allowing the documents to be hidden by being classified. Steele also admitted that his Russian collusion delusion, which was proven by Special Counsel Robert Mueller two years later, was leaked to the press to help Hillary’s email scandal.
The Trump administration declassified documents last year showing that the CIA warned President Obama and the FBI that it intercepted intelligence that showed Hillary Clinton personally sanctioned an operation to “vilify” Donald Trump with the phony story of Russian collusion as a way to take the focus off of her illegal private email server scandal. Again, this means that Chris Wray knew and did absolutely nothing.
The angry grouch former CIA director John Brennan knew the whole time the dossier was a fraud, and he did nothing publicly to clear it up. In fact, he continued to argue on cable news networks that Trump colluded with Russia. What a scumbag.
The fact that the phony dossier was not corroborated by the FBI, and they used it as a source to get a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page, means that someone should go to prison. John Brennan knew the whole time that the dossier was a fraud, and he also knew that Carter Page worked for the CIA whenever they asked him to obtain information when he did business in Russia, and he allowed page’s life to be turned upside down. John Brenna did the equivalent of leaving a brother soldier behind.
The documents to be declassified will also reveal a connection between Steele and one of the Democrats’ key impeachment witnesses in the Ukraine scandal, the former Trump National Security Council
The soon-to-be-released records also expose a tantalizing connection between Steele, his primary source and one of the Democrats’ key impeachment witnesses in the Ukraine scandal, Fiona Hill, a former Trump National Security Council Russia expert. These cretins worked for the president and they went against him knowing the whole time there was nothing to it.
Steele alerted the FBI that he was introduced to his primary sub source by Hill, and he later told Hill that the sub source gave him information that made it into his memos.
The documents will also prove that the FBI gave instructions to Halper to work as an FBI informant to infiltrate the Trump campaign by acting like he wanted to work for the Trump campaign and then to target campaign advisers to allegedly either find out what the advisers knew about campaign ties with Russia or to plant such information.
The declassification of documents will start the beginning of a storm of controversy in the DC swamp. The mainstream media will call it misleading and problem label it as Russian disinformation. But one thing is clear. The American people will finally get to see what the high-ranking officials in the Obama administration knew all along.
Alexander Downer, the former Australian foreign minister who got the FBI to start investigating the Russia Collusion hoax, has now endorsed Donald Trump for reelection.
He is not enamored by Trump, but he thinks Joe Biden is a joke.
“There is no perfect choice in this election. There is the slightly crazy, out-of-control Donald Trump.”
“And then there is poor old Joe Biden, bumbling along without any clear plans, and likely to be a hostage to a bevy of querulous advisers.”
Downer did praise the way Trump has worked with Australia. His sister is an American citizen who will be voting for President Trump in this election. It is a bit surprising that Downer would endorse Trump considering the fact that it was he that aided the coup against him early in the collusion hoax. But, then again his opponent is Dementia Joe.
Downer reported that George Papadopoulos revealed to him that Russia would be releasing dirt on Hillary during the campaign. That information from Papadopoulos came from Obama’s spy, Stefan Halper. It was planted with Papadopoulos in hopes he would repeat it to someone else. That way they could spy on the Trump campaign.
Some Republicans accused Downer of working with the Hillary Clinton campaign, the FBI, the CIA or other Western intelligence agencies to fabricate allegations in order to justify an investigation against the Trump campaign.
Downer addressed those allegations, which he has long denied, in his Trump endorsement.
“For me, I’ve had to put up with four years of Trump and some of his fringe cronies claiming I was part of a conspiracy with Hillary Clinton, the FBI, CIA, MI6, Italian intelligence, ASIS, Ukrainian spies and who knows who else, to bring him down,” Downer wrote.
Since that time when Russia was supposedly the hacker of the DNC emails, we found out that the intelligence community lied and that CrowdStrike not only could not say that Russia was the hacker, they could not even say the servers were hacked at all.
Many believe that Seth Rich was the one who leaked the emails and his death was a warning to anyone else seeking to expose the Democrats.
To date we have no solid evidence of that, mostly because Chris Wray is not allowing the release of FBI documents on the subject.
Wow, the coordination between the deep state and Silicon Valley is staggering.
Considering everything the left has done, including the Russian Hoax, from Barak Hussein Obama down to FBI informant Stefan Halper, it is a miracle that President Trump has been able to make it through his first term.
With the elections coming up, and the left knowing what weaknesses a Biden presidential run would be exposed to, people from the political world were given high-level jobs at companies like Facebook.
Facebook’s global policy manager for content regulation, Anna Makanju, advised Joe Biden on Ukraine policy during his time as Vice President. She also defended Biden from charges of wrongdoing with regards to Ukraine in a comment to the Washington Post last year.
Why is she important for the Biden team?
She was hired less than a year before the then-VP pressured the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.
Sleepy Joe openly bragged about illegal quid pro quo dealings with Ukraine, demanding a prosecutor working to indict Biden’s son, Hunter, be fired, or a billion dollars in needed aid would be withheld from their government.
Makanju’s position as a senior employee at Facebook handling content regulation may have given her an opportunity to influence the social network’s decision to suppress a New York Post story revealing that Joe Biden’s son Hunter, then on a lucrative contract with the Ukrainian energy giant Burisma, introduced the then-Vice President to an executive at the company.
Makanju is also a fellow at the Atlantic Council, which partnered with Facebook in 2018 to promote “election integrity” around the world.
Her profile at the Atlantic Council covers Mananju’s ties to Biden:
Anna Makanju is a nonresident senior fellow with the Transatlantic Security Initiative. She is a public policy and legal expert working at Facebook, where she leads efforts to ensure election integrity on the platform. Previously, she was the special policy adviser for Europe and Eurasia to former US Vice President Joe Biden, senior policy adviser to Ambassador Samantha Power at the United States Mission to the United Nations, director for Russia at the National Security Council, and the chief of staff for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
A 2019 article in the Washington Postnotes that Makanju — now in an influential position allowing her to steer Facebook’s content moderation — also specifically defended Biden, her former employer, from allegations of wrongdoing with regards to Ukraine.
The article notes that Makanju was Biden’s senior policy adviser for Ukraine, and that she listened to the former Vice President’s calls with Ukrainian officials.
Anna Makanju, Biden’s senior policy adviser for Ukraine at the time, also listened to the calls and said release of the transcripts would only strengthen Biden’s case that he acted properly. She helped Biden prepare for the conversations and said they operated at a high level, with Biden using language such as Poroshenko’s government being “nation builders for a transformation of Ukraine.”
A reference to a private company such as Burisma would be “too fine a level of granularity” for a call between Biden and the president of another country, Makanju told The Fact Checker. Instead, she said, the conversation focused on reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund, methods to tackle corruption and military assistance. An investigation of “Burisma was just not significant enough” to mention, she said.
Steven Schrage says that he has proof that shows that Stefan Halper, who was Obama’s personal spy and others in British intelligence, including former MI6 chief Richard Dearlove. He says he believes that Cambridge University is the real smoking gun in the Spygate scandal.
Schrage says that Halper forced him to do research on people working on the Trump presidential campaign. Halper was paid a very large sum of money from the Obama/Biden administration to spy on Trump campaign workers.
He had Schrage invite Carter Page to an event at Cambridge and had Schrage introduce him to Carter Page, which became part of the excuse for spying on Trump and allowing the FBI to get FISA warrants against Page.
Schrage has been hesitant to produce the evidence he claims he has but has advised people to stay tuned as more information will be forthcoming. Until I see some evidence, I will regard this with a grain of salt. But, I don’t put it past the Spygate denizens to pull every dirty trick in the book and it doesn’t look like they missed many of them.
Steven Schrage, who served as a deputy assistant secretary of state in former President George W. Bush’s administration claims that Halper used his position at Cambridge to force him to do research on members of the Trump campaign.
He even had to put his PHD studies to the side in order to do the work Halper required of him.
It has been questioned why Schrage withheld this information for years instead of waiting until now to expose it. Schrage claims that he did not want to tip Halper off while he was gathering his evidence.
Page, who is releasing a memoir later this month, has told the DCNF that he maintained contact with Schrage after the Cambridge seminar. He has also said he does not believe that Schrage was involved in Halper’s work for the FBI.
Schrage has released some evidence showing that Halper displayed interest in Flynn. He aired audio on “Sunday Morning Futures” of a conversation he said he had with Halper on Jan. 10, 2017 discussing Flynn’s future role in the Trump administration.
According to Schrage, Halper told him that Flynn was “fu*^ed” and that he didn’t think Flynn was “going to be around long.”