(National Sentinel)Â Deep State: While former CIA Director John Brennan complains about POTUS Donald Trump revoking his top-secret security clearance for undermining the president’s 2016 campaign, a biggerÂ real-life clearance-related scandal has unfolded well under the radar of all but a handful of people.
AsÂ The Washington Times reports, Adam Lovinger, a 12-year veteran strategist at the Pentagon who supports the president, wasÂ stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed hacks after he filed complaints about “questionable government contracts” that were awarded toÂ Stefan Halper, the spy hired by the FBI toÂ infiltrate the 2016 Trump campaign. [See more about his role in “The Spygate Files,” which you can download for free when you subscribe to our daily email newsletter).
Lovinger, who worked in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, make complaints to his supervisors regarding Halper contracts in theÂ fall of 2016, Sean Bigley, his attorney, told the Times.
Those same superiors pulled Lovinger’s security clearance on May 1, 2017,Â then assigned him to menial clerical duties.
While the angry Deep State Left whines about Brennan, they’ve been strangely silent about thisÂ very real instanceÂ of political retribution regarding the revocation of a security clearance.
The Times reported further:
Mr. BigleyÂ filed a complaint July 18 with theÂ Pentagonâ€™s senior ethics official, charging thatÂ Mr. Lovingerâ€™s superiors misused the security clearance process to punish him. He said his client complained about excessive â€œsweetheartâ€ deals forÂ Mr. HalperÂ and for a â€œbest friendâ€ ofÂ Chelsea Clinton.
â€œAs it turns out, one of the two contractorsÂ Mr. LovingerÂ explicitly warned his ONA superiors about misusing in 2016 was none other thanÂ Mr. Halper,â€ BigleyÂ wrote in his ethics complaint, in which he labeled the contracts â€œcronyism and corruption.â€
Mr. LovingerÂ filed a whistleblower reprisal complaint in May with theÂ Defense DepartmentÂ inspector general againstÂ James Baker, director of theÂ Office of Net Assessment. The complaint also singles out Washington Headquarters Services, aÂ PentagonÂ support agency that awarded the Halper contracts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In an internal October 2016 email to higher-ups,Â Mr. LovingerÂ wrote of â€œthe moral hazard associated with the Washington Headquarters Services contracting withÂ Stefan Halper,â€ the complaint said. It saidÂ Mr. BakerÂ hiredÂ Mr. HalperÂ to â€œconduct foreign relations,â€ a job that should be confined to government officials.
â€œIt was a topic of conversation within theÂ office,â€ BigleyÂ told the paper. â€œWhat isÂ HalperÂ doing, and why is he being paid astronomically more than others similarly situated?â€
TheÂ Office of Net AssessmentÂ is responsible for producing analyses of future threats and ways to defeat them.
â€œNobody in theÂ officeÂ seemed to know whatÂ HalperÂ was doing for his money,â€Â BigleyÂ said.
â€œAdamÂ said Jim Baker, the director, keptÂ Halperâ€™s contracts very close to the vest. And nobody seemed to have any idea what he was doing at the time. He subcontracted out a good chunk of it to other academics. He would compile them all and then collect the balance as his fee as a middleman. That was very unusual.â€
And of course, we all know now that Halper wasÂ the guy Obama’s corrupt FBI hired to serve as a plant (aÂ spy) in the 2016 Trump campaign — alsoÂ very unusual.
After Lovinger lodged his complaints about his former office’s outside research practices and Halper in particular, he tried to get a job with the Trump administration’s national security staff. But Baker intervened and accused him of improper security actions, which Lovinger denies.
Baker, by the way,Â was appointed chief of theÂ Office of Net AssessmentÂ in 2015 by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, whom Obama appointed. The Times added that the “Washington Headquarters Services, which revokedÂ Mr. Lovingerâ€™s clearance, is headed by Barbara Westgate, who was appointed in 2016.”
The layers of Spygate continue to be revealed, truly making it the biggest political scandal in the history of the country