Same FBI Operative From Crossfire Hurricane Can Work Government Gigs

( )- The Cambridge professor who played a central role in the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane operation to ensnare Trump associates is still eligible for government contracts, despite the Inspector General finding he was paid over a million dollars with little or no accountability.

Stefan Halper, who wore a wire during meetings with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos leading to FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign, earned that money as a contractor doing dubious work for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment.

The Pentagon’s Office of the Inspector General reviewed the Office of Net Assessment in 2019 and uncovered a mindboggling lack of oversight in the four contracts awarded to Halper that amounted to $1.05 million.

The IG report notes that Halper’s contracting files were incomplete and there were limited procedures in place to make sure the work he allegedly performed was “in accordance with the contract.” Halper failed to provide complete records for his travel. He also falsified footnotes and routinely included as sources people he never interviewed.

Add to that the fact that some of the people Halper cited as “sources” were neck-deep in the Clinton-funded Steele dossier that was used to kick-start the Russian collusion hoax.

Despite the lack of oversight and Halper’s shoddy compliance record – not to mention his involvement in the FBI’s corrupt “investigation” into Trump — Stefan Halper has not been placed on the System for Award Management (SAM), which specifically lists those individuals or entities that have been barred from doing business with the federal government.

Sean Bigley, an attorney specializing in national security told the Washington Examiner that Halper’s absence from the list of barred contractors means that he could “in theory” still contract to work for the federal government.

Bigley conceded that Halper may be listed on a non-public database which bars him from working for the government, “but I think that’s highly unlikely” since a non-public database would “defeat the purpose” of the System for Award Management.

A spokeswoman from the General Services Administration, which oversees the SAM confirmed with the Examiner that anyone not specifically listed as excluded can apply to work as a contractor with the federal government.