A Russian-born British citizen claims in a lawsuit that FBI informant Stefan Halper “embroiled an innocent woman” — her — “in a conspiracy to undo the 2016 presidential election and topple the president of the United States of America.”
Halper, 75, a Cambridge professor and an FBI informant against Trump’s campaign, demanded the claims in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia filed in May by Svetlana Lokhova in a complaint that labels him a “spy” and “rat f—er” be dismissed and his accuser be sanctioned by the judge.
The Great Falls, Virginia, resident worked as an FBI informant in 2016 and had discussions with at least three Trump campaign members: foreign policy aides George Papadopoulos and Carter Page and Trump campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis. The New York Times reported in April that the Justice Department inspector general was looking into his actions to see if he exceeded the scope of his assignment.
Halper and Lokhova know each other through Cambridge University and the Cambridge Intelligence Seminars, which involved gatherings of academics and intelligence officials and were put together by Halper and Sir Richard Dearlove, a former director of MI6 who spent decades with the British spy agency. Christopher Steele, hired by Fusion GPS through the Clinton campaign and the author of the unverified dossier used in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications to target Trump associates, was in MI6 from 1987 until 2009. Dearlove, who left in 2004, called Steele the “go-to person on Russia in the commercial sector” and said his reputation is “superb.”…