Breaking: FBI Spy Tried To Get Job In President Trump’s Administration

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Stefan Halper, the man suspected of acting as an FBI informant after infiltrating President Trump’s 2016 campaign, tried to get a job in the administration after the election.

Hapler reportedly eyed an ambassadorship in Asia.

According to Axios:

President Trump’s top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, recommended appointing Stefan Halper, an academic and suspected FBI informant on the Trump campaign, to a senior role in the Trump administration, Axios has learned.

During the presidential transition Navarro recommended Halper, among other people, for ambassador roles in Asia. A White House official said Halper visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building last August for a meeting about China.

During the transition everyone involved in Trump’s presidential campaign were asked to submit resumes for administration positions. Halper, who already knew Navarro in the context of being a China scholar and interviewing for his anti-China book and film, pitched himself for an ambassadorship in Asia, according to a source briefed on their interactions. Navarro says he submitted Halper’s name.”