Glenn Greenwald, via Power Line:

[B]oth the Washington Post and New York Times – whose reporters, like pretty much everyone in Washington, knew exactly who the FBI informant is – published articles that, while deferring to the FBI’s demands by not naming him, provided so many details about him that it made it extremely easy to know exactly who it is. The NYT described the FBI informant as “an American academic who teaches in Britain” and who “made contact late that summer with” George Papadopoulos and “also met repeatedly in the ensuing months with the other aide, Carter Page.” The Post similarly called him “a retired American professor” who met with Page “at a symposium about the White House race held at a British university.”

In contrast to the picture purposely painted by the DOJ and its allies that this informant was some sort of super-secret, high-level, covert intelligence asset, the NYT described him as what he actually is: “the informant is well known in Washington circles, having served in previous Republican administrations and as a source of information for the C.I.A. in past years.”


Either these newspapers believe the FBI’s grave warnings that national security and lives would be endangered if it were known who they used as their informant (in which case those papers should not publish any details that would make his exposure likely), or they believe that the FBI (as usual) was just invoking false national security justifications to hide information it unjustly wants to keep from the public (in which case the newspapers should name him).

Greenwald has performed a public service.  Either both the Washington Post and New York Times, believed their sources or they did not.  If either the Slimes or the WaPo believed their sources that revealing the mole’s name, to with Stefan Halper, would in fact endanger his life, they could not have published unique personal detail without becoming a party to a felony.  If on the other hand the Slimes and WaPo did not believe their sources, they had no business reporting fiction as if it were news.  So which one is it?

In fact the stories reveal that neither the Slimes or WaPo are news services.  Rather they are merely stenographic providers for the deep state.