BBC, the Radio Network that would have us believe that the overriding mood of former President Barack Obama on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day was “serenity”, is the same one which broadcast the words of alleged Trump camp spy Stefan Halper six months later.
Do some broadcasters, and perhaps privileged princes get to play Sabotage Games when moonlighting?
It is only since yesterday’s downplayed New York Times exposé that Halper was caught up in the spy trap. It was only those who may have tuned in to the BBC on May 17, 2017 who would have got the big picture.
Is the Trump FBI inquiry of Watergate proportions? Stefan Halper, a White House official under Nixon, says it's "moving in that direction". pic.twitter.com/PPftj6xXHM— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) May 19, 2017
“Stefan Halper held an interview with BBC Radio 4 on May 19, 2017.
This is within days of the DOJ announced Robert Mueller as the Special Counsel.
“…But there is a broad sense that this president may not have the proper skills for this job.” (Stefan Halper, May 19, 2017)
“More confirmation of the Obama spy ring targeting President Trump illegally, as it is now officially confirmed that Stefan Halper is the Obama administration paid for spy inside the Trump campaign. Stefan Halper has also been exposed as collecting over $200,000 to spy on President Trump by top Obama officials James Clapper, James Comey, and John Brennan. There is no denying now that the Obama administration illegally wiretapped President Trump, but the Obama spy ring against Trump and Americans in general is now fully exposed as an all out espionage ring conducted inside the United States Of America. Stefan Halper didn’t even have a warrant to investigate President Trump, so this is an Obama espionage ring without warrant against a sitting President that was paid for. (Puppetstringnews, May, 16, 2018)
“Halper trashed President Trump during the interview accusing him of not being up to the job of President of the United States.”
In his first interview since leaving office, Obama told Prince Harry, who refers to Obama as “my friend” that he felt mostly “serenity” the day his successor was inaugurated.
“Former President Barack Obama said he felt a sense of “serenity” the day his successor was inaugurated. (Politico, Dec. 27, 2017)
“The first thing that went through my mind was, sitting across from Michelle, how thankful I was that she had been my partner through that whole process,” Obama said in a BBC interview with Prince Harry recorded in September, his first interview since leaving office in January.
“But Obama said his “satisfying feeling” was also “mixed with all the work that was still undone.” He told Prince Harry that he still harbored “concerns about how the country moved forward.”
“But over all, there was serenity there,” he added.
“Obama’s successor, President Donald Trump, has spent much of his first year in office working to undo much of what Obama’s administration accomplished in office, albeit with mixed results. Trump has successfully done away with several Obama-era regulations, moves the current president has argued will ease the regulatory burden on businesses and boost the economy. But Trump failed over the summer in his efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, falling short by a single vote in the Senate.
“Obama has been mostly quiet since leaving office, steering clear of policy debates with a handful of exceptions, including statements issued in support of his signature legislative achievement, Obamacare, and backing protesters who had gathered to oppose the first iteration of Trump’s travel ban.
“I still care about making sure that the United States and the world is a place where kids get a decent education,” Obama said. “Where people who are willing to work hard are able to find a job that pays a living wage. That we’re conserving the amazing resources of our planet so that future generations can enjoy the beauty of this place. Like we did.”
“BBC royal editor Nicholas Witchell said the prince had previously expressed doubts about his public role but the programme showed that was no longer the case and he “wants to make a real difference in the work that he does”. (BBC, Dec. 27, 2017)
“However, he added Prince Harry was not able to ask genuinely probing questions in the interviews because, as a member of the Royal Family, he has to avoid areas that might be deemed to be political.”
If the ‘Puff Piece Prince’ can’t ask “genuinely probing questions” during international radio interviews, then why have him on in the first place?
“Prince Harry, who recently became engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, has grown close with the Obama family as a result of their work together on the Invictus Games, an Olympics-style event for injured military veterans. Their closeness has reportedly stoked concerns within the British government that the Obamas could be invited to Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding while Trump might not be, a snub that could worsen relations between the U.S. and Britain. (Politico)
(You mean relations between the U.S. and Britain could possibly get any worse?)
“The engagement was announced in November, weeks after Prince Harry’s interview with Obama was conducted. But the subject still came up in an exchange Wednesday between a BBC radio host and the prince, who said the guest list for his upcoming wedding has yet to be hammered out. (Politico)
“I don’t know about that, we haven’t even put the invite or the guest list together, who knows if he’s going to be invited or not,” Prince Harry said. “I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”
The Obamas, as it turned out, were not invited to the wedding which takes place on Saturday.
Could it be that Robert Mueller III’s special counsel is investigating the wrong country for election collusion?
Meanwhile, if Prince Harry believes Obama’s contention that on President Trump’s Inauguration Day, “over all, there was serenity there”, he would likely believe that all princes are frogs transitioned over to royalty.
Happy, Serene Wedding Day, Prince Harry.
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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.
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