Now, they’re releasing things to the NY Times so that it can be spun before the bad stuff drops.

Via Daily Caller:

A woman who posed as an assistant to former Cambridge professor Stefan Halper has been identified as an FBI investigator who worked on an intelligence-gathering operation against George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser.

The New York Times reports that the woman, who used the alias Azra Turk, was tasked by the FBI to work alongside Halper during a series of meetings with Papadopoulos in London in September 2016.

The operation, which The Times says yielded little information from Papadopoulos, adds a new wrinkle to “Spygate,” the term that President Donald Trump began using after it was reported in May 2018 that Halper was a longtime CIA and FBI informant.

Democrats and some pundits have defended the FBI against the “Spygate” term, which they consider a pejorative. Attorney General William Barr told Congress on April 9 that he believes government agencies spied on the Trump team. He said he has formed a task force to investigate whether the surveillance was authorized.

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