Anti-Migrant Border Fence to Go Up as Balkans Crisis Re-Ignites

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By Dan Lyman

Montenegro is making plans for a fence along its border with Albania as the migrant crisis in the Balkans heats up again.

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Migrants and human traffickers are forging new pipelines through the Balkan Peninsula to the European Union after a primary route exploited by hundreds of thousands in the 2015 surge was effectively sealed off.

“In the case of a greater influx of migrants, we may raise a razor wire fence on the border with Albania,” said Vojislav Dragovic, head of Montenegro’s department for state border supervision.

He accused Albania of refusing to re-admit migrants once they had been rejected by Montenegro, despite bi-lateral agreements obligating them to do so.

Montenegro is seeing an increase in migrants attempting to cross its borders in their quest to reach Croatia and EU soil.

Similarly, nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina is experiencing a large build-up of ‘asylum seekers’ who have totally overwhelmed Sarajevo’s modest migrant centers and continue to arrive by the thousands.

“We expect about 50,000 arrivals by the end of the year,” Adnan Tatarevic, a Sarajevo-based pro-migrant activist, told Reuters.

The government of Republika Srpska, which represents the Serbian entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has called for increased measures to secure the nation’s borders.

“We want to protect our way of life,” said Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska. “We don’t want changes to the future structure of the population.”

Croatia and Slovenia are bracing for a deluge of at least 60,000 illegal immigrants attempting to gain entry to their countries before moving north towards the heart of Europe.

Last month, Serbian MP Sanda Ivic warned that the EU is seeking to turn the Balkan Peninsula into a “parking lot for migrants,” using strong-arm tactics against weak nations, while deferring to demands from Turkey.

“The EU is no longer ready to accept large masses of migrants, so it needs some kind of filter to stem the flow of refugees; but it can’t use Turkey for this purpose because the latter could start blackmailing Brussels,” Ivic told Sputnik. “Croatia is the EU border territory, located next to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.”

Hungary erected a border fence following the 2015 migrant crisis that effectively reduced illegal immigration at its southern border completely.

Deep State James Clapper: Embedding Spy Inside Trump Campaign Is “Standard Investigative Practices – Goes On All the Time”

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By Jim Hoft

The Deep State got caught spying on Candidate Trump — Now they’re spinning this as a good thing and normal procedure.

Obama’s former DNI Chief James Clapper said Thursday evening on CNN, “It’s a good thing,” the Deep State FBI was spying on Trump’s campaign.
This was after Clapper initially denied the intelligence community was spying on Donald Trump.

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On Monday Clapper doubled-down saying spying on the opposition candidate is “standard investigative practices.”
Via The New York Times:

James R. Clapper Jr., who was the director of national intelligence under President Barack Obama, said that Mr. Trump is trying to distort standard investigatory practices to insinuate wrongdoing.

“I didn’t know about this informant,” said Mr. Clapper, whose memoir, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence,” will be published Tuesday. “No one in the White House knew. Certainly the president didn’t know. This is a routine thing that goes on all the time. We’re making a huge mountain out of a molehill. The purpose was to understand what the Russians were doing.”
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Second Spy Tried To Infiltrate Trump Campaign Says Former Adviser: “This Is Just The Beginning”

By Tyler Durden

Republican consultant and former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo claims that a different spy working for the Obama administration approached him in an attempt to infiltrate the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.

Appearing on Fox News‘ “The Ingraham Angle” along with former Trump aide Carter Page, Caputo’s comments come amid recent revelations that Stefan Halper, a 73-year-old University of Cambridge professor, was enlisted by the Obama FBI/DOJ to perform espionage on four members of the Trump campaign – both before and after the election. Halper then tried to infiltrate the Trump administration, asking top trade adviser Peter Navaro to recommend him for a job at the State Department according to Axios.

Halper has been paid over $1 million by the Department of Defense since 2012, with over $400,000 of it occurring in 2016 and 2017.

And now we have word of yet second spy – possibly from another agency within the Obama administration – approaching yet another member of the Trump campaign.

“Let me tell you something that I know for a fact. This informant, this person that planted, that they tried to plant into the campaign and even into the administration if you believe Axios–he’s not the only person that came at the campaign,” Caputo claimed. And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign,” Caputo continued.

“I know because they came at me. And I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public.”

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Halper, who served in three Republican administrations, approached campaign aides Carter Page and George Papadopoulos in July and September of 2016 respectively – maintaining a dialogue with Page throughout 2017, and paying Papadopoulos $3,000 for work in London for a policy paper on energy.

Halper and Papadopoulos met several times in London where the FBI spy asked the Trump aide whether he knew about Russian hacking of Democrats’ emails, according to the Daily Caller.

Sam Clovis, the Trump campaign’s national co-chairman, was also approached by Halper – meeting once for coffee just days before Halper first contacted Papadopoulos.

Caputo did not say why he believes he was contacted by a second government informant. Reached by TheDCNF, he declined to offer additional details, saying he needed clearance from his attorney. He did say the encounter occurred prior to Halper’s outreach to Page. –Daily Caller

“This is just the beginning,” Caputo told Fox News. “And I’ll tell ya, when we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them are gonna be wearing some orange suits.”