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Prince of spies: Trump ally ‘hires ex-spooks to infiltrate liberal groups’

Operations by ex-UK and US agents were aimed at Democrats campaign and teaching union, claims report

David Millward

Former British and American spies have allegedly been recruited by a security contractor linked to the Trump administration to help infiltrate political opponents.

According to the New York Times, Erik Prince, the brother of Betsy DeVos, the US education secretary, orchestrated a spy programme targeting Democrat campaigns and a teaching union. Prince is understood to have close ties with the administration, working as an informal security consultant.

The former head of security firm Blackwater Worldwide, which worked for the US government in Iraq, allegedly recruited former spies, including Richard Seddon, an ex-MI6 officer, for undercover operations. They were also used to train operatives with Project Veritas, a conservative group...

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