Svetlana Lokhova (Image: YouTube)

RedState will publish an interview with Svetlana Lokhova, the alleged “honeytrap” of Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn at 4:45 pm ET today. Below is an excerpt.

When Cambridge graduate student Svetlana Lokhova, who was studying espionage history in hopes of writing a book on Soviet spies in 1930s U.S. academia, accepted a dinner invitation organized by Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6 who was then master of Pembroke College, in 2014, she never imagined 3 years later she would be bombarded by a gaggle of prominent reporters, almost on the same day, asking her about a conversation she’d had with a man who had also been in attendance at that dinner, and one she says she barely remembered: Ret. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Nor did she imagine, when she saw her name later in the press as a woman who had apparently gone home with Flynn that night, she was being used in what she found out later — and has now become something of an expert on as she’s attempted to clear her name — was “a very serious intelligence operation” that was intended to stop the dual disruptors of Flynn, who as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) under Barack Obama had wanted to audit the intelligence services and was fired; and new President Donald Trump, who had run on “draining the swamp” and had recently hired Flynn as his national security adviser against Obama’s warnings…