Survivor star 'among honeytraps hired by ex-British spy to expose deep-state enemies of Trump on fake dates'

A FORMER ‘Survivor’ contestant was hired for a honeytrap operation to discredit enemies of Donald Trump, it was reported.

Anna Khait was reportedly recruited to go on fake dates in an effort to expose a "deep state" that conservative activists claimed was working to undermine the President.


Former MI6 officer Richard Seddon was hired by Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater military contractor, who was working for a conservative group known as Project Veritas, the New York Times reports.

He was reportedly recruited by Prince in 2016 and ran field operations for Project Veritas until mid-2018.

There is no indication the former President knew anything about the group's activities.

Among the targets of Project Veritas were Trump’s national security adviser H.R McMaster, who it’s believed had disparaged the President, as well as F.B.I agents, State Department officials, trade unions and the Democrats.

Khait was among a group of women trained at Prince’s ranch in Wyoming, who are said to have been given code names such as “Brazil” and “Tiger".

ESPIONAGE TACTICS

Seddon trained the women in espionage tactics and to use deception to secure information from potential targets, according to documents obtained by the New York Times.

Role-playing exercises included the women being interrogated by a law enforcement officer and having to “defend their cover” and “avoid exciting” the officer.

Another exercise instructed trainees in how to target a person in an elevator.

The students were encouraged to think of their “targets as a possible future access agent, potential donor, support/facilities agent”.

“The student must create and maintain a fictional cover,” one document reportedly read.




The honeytrap operatives were then based at house rented for $10,000 a month in Washington D.C.

None of the women were allowed to receive emails using their real names and if they took an Uber home, the driver was made to stop the car before it reached the house.

Khait targeted a State Department employee and Project Veritas released a video of the operation in 2018 saying was aimed at “unmasking the deep state”, the New York Times reports.

Others arranged dates with the F.B.I. employees with the aim of secretly recording them making disparaging comments about Trump.

Project Veritas operatives reportedly created fake profiles on dating apps to lure the F.B.I. employees and arrived with a hidden camera and microphone.


The plot against McMaster was hatched after he reportedly called Trump an “idiot” with the intelligence of a “kindergartner”.

One of the women, fitted with a hidden camera, would approach him at the upscale Tosca restaurant in Washington with the aim of striking up a conversation.

He would then be recorded making comments about the President that would result in him being sacked.

According to the New York Times, Seddon recruited glamorous journalist Tarah Price and offered to pay her $10,000 to participate in the operation.

Russian-born Khait is a former professional poker and appeared on 'Survivor' in 2016.

During her appearance she described herself as being from Brooklyn, New York who is a "huge fan" of the show.

She did not respond to the New York Times request for comment but Tweeted a response dismissing the story as “fake news”.

“Investigating and keeping our government in check is what JOURNALISTS are supposed to do,” she wrote.

“Instead, the New York Times attacks those who are doing THEIR job! Unbelievable.

“As always the NYT is FAKE NEWS. I never investigated the FBI when I worked undercover for Project Veritas. These baseless accusations are LOL.”

Project Veritas did not respond to specific questions about the operations but James O’Keefe, the head of the group, attacked what he said was “a smear piece” in a video response.

“Adam, if you’re asking these questions suffice it to say you have your facts wrong and it appears you’re going to print based upon supposition, rumor, and speculation rather than verifiable facts,” O’Keefe addressing reporter Adam Goldman.

Seddon and Prince did not responded to requests by the New York Times for comment, while McMaster declined to comment.

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