A former Trump campaign co-chairman shared details to Fox News on Tuesday night about a meeting he had with an individual who he now believes was an FBI informant. The meeting that he describes has been wiped clean from virtual history with the only exception being the numerous emails that the former co-chairman saved. Perhaps the only proof that remains of this ominous meeting.
Sam Clovis, the former Trump co-chair, says he thinks the informant used the meeting as a way to ultimately set up a meeting with George Papadopoulos, the then campaign advisor to Trump.
As you may know, the FBI could have interviewed Papadopoulos back in 2016 but chose to allegedly spy on him instead. According to the Daily Caller, the investigation, code-named “Crossfire Hurricane,” was opened on July 31, 2016 based on a claim from an Australian diplomat that Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos made comments more than two months earlier about Hillary Clinton’s emails and Russians.
At some point over the ensuing month, the FBI seemingly decided to activate an FBI informant to make contact with Papadopoulos, who had joined the Trump team in March 2016. Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor with longstanding CIA and MI6 ties, made contact with Papadopoulos on Sept. 2, 2016. They met in London later that month.
During a tell-all interview with Tucker Carlson, Clovis shares what he knows and believes to be his own unwitting roll in the FBI’s surveillance on the Trump campaign. Take a look.
Clovis told Carlson that prior to the meeting on Sept. 1, 2016, the alleged informant emailed him asking for a sit-down to discuss foreign policy and to share some writings which might help the campaign.
The meeting in Washington D.C. lasted about an hour and the pair discussed the individual’s research “and it mostly was focused on China,” Clovis said.
Weeks later, Clovis told Carlson, he received an email from the alleged informant that contained “several attachments.”
“And I can be honest with you, Tucker, I haven’t even opened those attachments to this day,” Clovis said. “I have no idea what was in them but they were mostly titled, ‘papers that dealt with China.’”