Did Bush Spy on Perot?

If George H.W. Bush was Halper's handler in 1980 and Halper tried setting up Trump in 2016, is it possible that G.W. Bush would have run an intelligence operation against Ross Perot in 1992?

Marlin Fitzwater, the White House spokesman, told reporters in Billings, Mont.: "It's all nonsense. There's nothing to it. I don't want to attack Perot, but I don't know where he's getting it from. I mean, fantastic stories about his daughter and disrupting her wedding and the C.I.A. -- it's all loony."

No matter whether any of Mr. Perot's assertions are proved, they are bound to influence the final stretch of the Presidential campaign. With barely more than a week left, some analysts said the accusations could damage him by creating in the minds of voters a man who is forever imagining plots.

But the accusations also seemed calculated to feed a perception, fueled by Democrats and earlier in the race by Mr. Perot, that Republicans will do anything to win the White House.
The wedding story still sounds a little loony, but not the more important CIA part.
"I couldn't believe that anyone representing the President of the United States would stoop to these lows," he said on "60 Minutes," referring to a purported scheme to wiretap his office.

...Mr. Perot said that even after he left the race the Bush campaign cooked up a plan to install eavesdropping devices in his business office in Dallas. He said "a source" sent him "a floor plan, layout of my floor, and telephone numbers they wanted to tap."

...The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed in August that it was investigating accusations that someone had bugged Mr. Perot's office telephone and then had offered the tapes to Mr. Bush's campaign chairman in Texas. The Bush campaign chairman refused the tapes and notified the F.B.I., Federal officials said.
Well, Mr. Perot, you may be owed an apology. And the U.S. may be about to have a constitutional crisis of epic proportions.

In case you're wondering why Bush might help Clinton, there's two reasons. George H.W. Bush didn't like Trump and he's become friends with the Clintons, including voting for Hillary.

I can't find the clip, but George W. Bush once said in an interview while smiling, "Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton" when discussing who was next up for President. That doesn't mean he knew his father was working to make that a reality, but it does reveal that he wasn't at all bothered by the possibility and in fact seemed to think it was a good idea.

WaPo: How Bill Clinton and George W. Bush got over their politics and became BFFs

BBC: George Bush Sr calls Trump a 'blowhard' and voted for Clinton

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