The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a government investigator posing as a research assistant to meet with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and question him about the campaign’s ties to Russia in London in September 2016, according to a report.
At the meeting, which was at a London bar, she asked Papadopoulos whether the Trump campaign was working with Russia.
However, it has been publicly reported that the FBI asked Cambridge University professor Stefan Halper to reach out to members of the Trump campaign and act as an FBI informant.
It has also been reported that the FBI obtained four warrants to surveil another Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page.
The report said that an FBI agent — a “seasoned counterintelligence investigator out of New York” had asked Halper, a trusted FBI informant, to set up a meeting in London with Papadopoulos.