The Spider: Stefan A. Halper and the Dark Web of a Coup


A Cambridge historian’s eyewitness account of rogue spy, Stefan A. Halper, and his formative role in America’s first presidential coup.

There was a spy, an evil spider at work within and around the Trump presidential campaign. This spy earned a huge payday from a contract signed by James Baker of the Defense Department. Stefan A. Halper began his work in September of 2015, just as Trump’s campaign began to roll. He initially targeted the important Trump advisor, Lt. General Michael T. Flynn.

During the 2016 Trump campaign, Halper—the spy also known as The Spider—schemed, lied, and ensnared members of the Trump team into his web, including the future president. He fabricated and sustained the fantastical narrative of the Russia hoax. In 2017, he collaborated with the intelligence establishment to take the “kill shot on Flynn,” leaking classified information to his associates in the press.

An innocent Cambridge historian, Svetlana Lokhova was pulled into this fabricated narrative through dishonest accusations—for instance, that she was General Flynn’s paramour and a Russian spy.

This is the rest of the story (and the truth).