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Stefan Halper's Role in Crossfire Hurricane More Significant Than Previously Known


Newly released FBI documents shed light on two meetings between FBI agent Stephen Somma and FBI source Stefan Halper, providing further insight into the broad scope of the FBI's investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign—and the active role played by Halper, who acted as a confidential human source (CHS) for the FBI.

Although Halper was not considered an official CHS for the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation prior to these meetings, Somma had known Halper since 2011, according to the Department of Justice inspector general's (IG) report on FISA abuse. Additionally, Somma had served as Halper's handler from "2011 through 2016" as part of Somma's "regular investigative activities."