Watchdog sues Pentagon on behalf of analyst who lost clearance after Stefan Halper complaints


A conservative watchdog group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Adam Lovinger, the Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst whose security clearance was revoked.

Mr. Lovinger had complained internally about lucrative contracts going to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the president’s campaign.

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit in U.S. District Court asks a judge to order the Pentagon to release 75 pages of emails and other electronic messages that mention Mr. Lovinger. The messages are in the possession of the Consolidated Adjudications Facility, which has refused to release them.

The facility pulled Mr. Lovinger’s clearance based on an investigation ordered by his boss, James Baker, who directs the Pentagon’s office of net assessment. Mr. Lovinger suspects collusion among Obama-era officials to punish him.

The investigation found that Mr. Lovinger violated procedures for classified information. Mr. Lovinger, through his attorney, Sean Bigley, denies the finding and has filed a whistleblower reprisal complaint with the Pentagon inspector general.

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