May 31, 2018

White House Official Feels ‘Duped’ By FBI Informant Who Sought Ambassadorship

  • White House trade czar Peter Navarro sought an ambassadorship for FBI informant Stefan Halper in 2017.
  • Navarro said in an interview Wednesday he felt “duped” by Halper and referred to him as a “spy.”
  • Halper was in contact with multiple Trump campaign officials.

White House trade czar Peter Navarro said he feels “duped” by Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who sought out members of President Donald Trump’s campaign and applied for an ambassadorship in Trump’s administration.

“I feel duped, yeah, pretty much,” Peter Navarro told Fox Radio’s Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday.

“It’s baffling,” Navarro added.

Halper, a former Cambridge professor with deep ties to the CIA and MI6, approached Navarro in 2017, seeking a nomination to an ambassadorship to an unidentified Asian country, Axios reported on May 21.

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