According to the report, based on interviews and documents, allies of Donald Trump were prepared to go the extra mile to home-in on representatives of the “deep state” inside the government ostensibly working to undercut the then-President.
A British former spy had been recruited by Donald Trump allies to set up a “honeytrap” operation to use pretty women to target alleged critics of the then-president, according to a report in The New York Times.
The potential covert agents, who would be given code names like ‘Brazil’ and ‘Tiger’ reminiscent of spy fiction, were handpicked at a Wyoming ranch owned by the family of Erik Prince, former US Navy SEAL officer and founder of the private military company Blackwater, now called Academi.
Prince’s sister, Betsy DeVos, was US Secretary of Education during Donald Trump’s White House tenure.
The contractor, who was believed to be close to the Trump administration, reportedly hired an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon to oversee the recruitment of the women. The covert operation allegedly also involved the conservative investigative journalist group Project Veritas, known for conducting stings on news organisations and other groups.
At the Wyoming ranch, Prince and Seddon allegedly resorted to diverse ploys to ferret out the leanings of the prospective spies.
Thus, the women were purportedly asked who their dream dinner party guests would be, and questioned as to their news sources of choice.
The selected women were…