Skip to comments.The Inconvenient Truth of A Failed Coup - A Timeline
Posted on 05/27/2017 3:57:34 AM PDT by blueplum
The Inconvenient Truth of A Failed Coup - A Timeline
April '16 - Nov '16 - Reuters May 18th, 2017 - according to 'current and former officials', 18 undisclosed contacts between **April '16 and Nov '16** - no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion 'in communications reviewed so far,' 'according to four current officials' and contacts focused on mending US-Russia relations, fighting Isis in Syria and containing an agressive China. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-idUSKCN18E106
April '16 or earlier - Steele is hired by "groups and donors supporting Republican opponents" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/christopher-steele-fbi-expenses/index.html
[NOTE: Fusion claims a republican client hired them prior to the June hiring of a dem client.]
May 3, '16 - Trump becomes presumptive nominee
Jun, '16 - Newsmax - According to the Post, Steele was hired [in June] to work for a Washington research firm, Fusion GPS, that was providing information **to a Democratic client** who opposed Trump's nomination to the White House...Fusion GPS declined to identify the client, the Post reports. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fbi-paid-christopher-steele/2017/02/28/id/776108/
June 14, '16 - DNC announces it's been hacked
June 15, '16 - first Guccifer leak
June 20, '16 - The Guardian - Some of the [Steele] reports which are dated from 20 June to 20 October last year.... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-secret-trump-russia-contacts
(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...
July - Comey begins 'counter-intel' investigation https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/18/oh-lookie-here-report-comey-used-jeb-bushdnc-commissioned-dossier-to-gain-trump-fisa-warrant/
(summer '16) - Guardian - The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus. According to one report, the FBI was finally granted a warrant in October, but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation. ... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-secret-trump-russia-contacts Obamas Intelligence Director Strongly Denies Any Secret Warrants Against Trump Or Campaign [VIDEO] http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/05/obamas-intelligence-director-strongly-denies-any-secret-warrants-against-trump-or-campaign-video/ BREAKING FISA WARRANTS FOR TRUMP WIRETAPPING CONFIRMED Fox News Hannity https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=oUsowWF7Aww http://circa.com/politics/declassified-memos-show-fbi-illegally-shared-spy-data-on-americans-with-private-parties
Jun-Oct '16 - For its part, the dossier, filled with numerous spelling and documented factual errors, may actually contain literal trolling from the infamous 4Chan website. Amazingly, numerous Twitter users and others with knowledge of the website 4Chan have revealed that some of the findings in the intelligence report released by BuzzFeed are actually pure trolling done by posters on the infamous website. According to them, some of the allegations were sent by 4Chan to noted anti-Trump zealot Rick Wilson and then somehow made their way into this actual CIA backed report. https://www.intellihub.com/traitor-john-mccain-passed-anti-trump-disinformation-dossier-to-fbi/
Aug, '16 - CNN reports: The FBI [was] given a set of the [Trump dossier] memos compiled **up to*** August 2016, when the former MI6 agent presented them to an FBI official in Rome, according to national security officials. ...His investigations related to Mr. Trump were **initially funded by groups and donors supporting Republican opponents** of Mr. Trump **during the GOP primaries**, multiple sources confirmed to CNN. Those sources also said that once Mr. Trump became the nominee, further investigation was funded by groups and donors supporting Hillary Clinton. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/christopher-steele-fbi-expenses/index.html
Aug, '16 - Mother Jones reports: "The former intelligence officer says the response from the FBI was "shock and horror." The FBI, after receiving the first memo, did not immediately request additional material, according to the former intelligence officer and his American associates. Yet in August, they say, the FBI asked him for all information in his possession and for him to explain how the material had been gathered and to identify his sources. The former spy forwarded to the bureau several memossome of which referred to members of Trump's inner circle. After that point, he continued to share information with the FBI. "It's quite clear there was or is a pretty substantial inquiry going on," he says. "This is something of huge significance, way above party politics," the former intelligence officer comments. "I think [Trump's] own party should be aware of this stuff as well." ... It also reported that Russian intelligence had compiled a dossier on Hillary Clinton based on "bugged conversations she had on various visits to Russia and intercepted phone calls." ...The first memo, based on the former intelligence officer's conversations with Russian sources, noted, "Russian regime has been cultivating, supporting and assisting TRUMP for at least 5 years. Aim, endorsed by PUTIN, has been to encourage splits and divisions in western alliance." It maintained that Trump "and his inner circle have accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals." It claimed that Russian intelligence had "compromised" Trump during his visits to Moscow and could "blackmail him." http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump
end of August - Mother Jones reports: At the end of August, Reid writes to Comey and demands an investigation of the "connections between the Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign," http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump
Sep 23rd - Yahoo News reported that US intelligence officials were probing the links between Page and senior Russian officials. (Page has called accusations against him "garbage.") "Some of those briefed were taken aback when they learned about Pages contacts in Moscow, **viewing them as a possible back channel** to the Russians that could undercut U.S. foreign policy, said a congressional source familiar with the briefings but who asked for anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject. The source added that U.S. officials in the briefings indicated that intelligence reports about the advisers talks with senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin were being actively monitored and investigated. A senior U.S. law enforcement official did not dispute that characterization when asked for comment by Yahoo News. Its on our radar screen, said the official about Pages contacts with Russian officials. Its being looked at. https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-s-intel-officials-probe-ties-between-trump-adviser-and-kremlin-175046002.html
Sept 27, '16 - Clinton brings Alicia Machado onto the campaign trail to trash Trump. Machado was exposed as an unreliable witness due to her history http://www.inquisitr.com/3546486/hillary-clinton-beauty-queen-murder-attempt-attack-donald-trump-politics-presidential-debate-news/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/politics/who-is-alicia-machado-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-presidential-debate/index.html
Oct 7, '16 - Billy Bush 2005 Access Hollywood tape released. Bush stated on May 22, '17 that 'plenty of people at NBC knew about the tape [beforehand]. http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/07/media/billy-bush-donald-trump-nbc-news/index.html http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/05/22/billy-bush-plenty-people-at-nbc-knew-about-trump-tape.html
early Oct '16 - Daily Caller: FBI agents meet with Christopher Steele, to discuss further dossier work. Offers $50K http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/22/heres-how-much-the-fbi-planned-to-pay-trump-dossier-author/
Oct, '16 - WaPo - A former British spy who prepared a dossier on unsubstantiated allegations of President Donald Trump's Russian activities was to be paid by the FBI to continue his work **while he was getting money from Hillary Clinton supporters**... a Washington research firm that had been hired by Clinton operatives. ***"The firm was due to stop paying Steele as Election Day approached,*** but Steele felt his work was not done," according to the Post. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fbi-paid-christopher-steele/2017/02/28/id/776108/
Oct, '16 (?) CNN - (CNN)The FBI reimbursed some expenses of the former British intelligence operative who produced a dossier...The short-lived arrangement before the US election ended abruptly in part because of the frustration of Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy, that the FBI wasn't doing enough to investigate the Trump-Russia ties....An official familiar with the discussions said the FBI didn't hire Steele as an informant, but that the arrangement instead allowed for expenses to be paid. It couldn't be learned how much he was paid and for how long...Steele had previous paid deals with the FBI and with other US government agencies dating back years, according to people familiar with the matter... http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/christopher-steele-fbi-expenses/index.html http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fbi-paid-christopher-steele/2017/02/28/id/776108/
Oct '16 - CNN - Sources tell CNN that... allegations about communications between the Trump campaign and the Russians, mentioned in classified briefings for congressional leaders.. prompted then-Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to send a letter to FBI Director Comey in October, in which he wrote, "It has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government -- a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States." http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/
Oct 19th - Hillary labels Trump 'a puppet for Russia'.
Oct 31st - Mother Jones breaks Trump Dossier...The dossier had been circulating throughout Washington **for several months.** http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/fbi-paid-christopher-steele/2017/02/28/id/776108/
Dec 2 - Busy Day at Trump Tower - Trump meets w/individuals and interviews for potential cabinet members at Trump Tower. Individuals include: Sen. David Purdue, Bob Gates, John Bolton, Jay Cohen, Pam Bondi, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Anthony Scaramucci, K.T.McFarland https://www.c-span.org/video/?419438-104/florida-attorney-general-pam-bondi-trump-tower Dec 2 - Trump Tower Lobby, Pool Feed https://www.c-span.org/video/?419438-1/watch-pool-feed-trump-tower-lobby
Dec 2 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, former NASA astronaut William Shepherd, center, and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, right, pose for a picture after Shepherd was awarded the Russian Medal for Merit in Space Exploration by Ambassador Kislyak, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at NASA Headquarters in Washington [Is Shephard a spy, too? lol] https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/31343769866/
Dec 2nd - Kuchner/Flynn may have met 20 minutes "casually" at Trump Tower w/Kislyak..."News of the meeting first came to The Post via an anonymous letter in December...Kushner allegedly told the Russians that he was aware of the political sensitivity to meeting publicly but that it was still necessary to communicate with Russian government officials...The meeting was initially disclosed in March by the White House... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/26/jared-kushner-wanted-secret-communications-channel-with-russia-new-report-alleges.html
Dec 9th - Senator John McCain gave a full copy of the memos -- dated from June through December, 2016 -- to FBI Director James Comey. ...Senator John McCain, who was informed about the existence of the documents separately by an intermediary from a western allied state, dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source and then decided to present the material to Comey in a one-on-one meeting on 9 December...McCain: "I received sensitive information, and then I handed it over to the proper agency of government"..."Media reports that I dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source of the information I received are false," McCain said. In a story published late Wednesday on its website, the New York Times reported, without attribution, that McCain caught wind of the anti-Trump memos and got copies last month from David J. Kramer of Arizona State University's McCain Institute for International Leadership. That would contradict other published accounts, including one Tuesday in the Guardian, which reported McCain "was informed about the existence of the documents separately by an intermediary from a western allied state" and "dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source." CNN reported Tuesday that McCain learned about the dossier from "a former British diplomat who had been posted in Moscow." On Thursday, the U.K. Independent quoted Sir Andrew Wood, a former British ambassador to Russia, as saying he talked to McCain at November's Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia about the possibility of "Kompromat" Moscow's term for blackmail material and other Trump-Russian activities. But Wood also told the Independent he "would like to stress that I did not pass on any dossier to Senator McCain or anyone else and I did not see a dossier at the time." 11:06 AM - 11 Jan 2017 ...a former British ambassador to Russia independently was made aware of these findings and he took the information to John McCain Senator John McCain of Arizona in the period just after the election, and showed it to McCain additional findings. http://nypost.com/2017/01/11/john-mccain-i-gave-russia-blackmail-dossier-on-trump-to-fbi/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-secret-trump-russia-contacts http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/01/12/john-mccain-intrigue-grows-donald-trump-dossier-affair/96498178/ http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/01/11/john-mccain-admits-gave-fbi-trump-smear-dossier-angry-americans-want-removed-434398
Jan 6th - CNN: In the first week of January, Comey joined then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers, and CIA Director John Brennan for an intelligence briefing with the president. Comey pulled Trump aside after the briefing to tell him one-on-one about the dossier that allegedly contained kompromat on him, according to CNN.
Jan 6th - ABC News -Details of the dossier had begun to leak out after the Jan. 6 briefing, in which FBI Director James Comey informed Trump of the files existence as a warning that the Kremlin might try to use it. His main concern was, I think he asked me to put out a rebuttal or repudiation of the dossier which I couldn't do and didn't, Clapper told ABC News in the interview on Monday. I had no way of validating, at the time corroborating the information in it. Some of the second and third order sources that were used in that we could not corroborate and I told him that. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clapper-denies-trump-wiretap-claim-calling-distraction/story?id=45944926
Jan 6th - Fox News: FBI Director James Comey considered an anti-Trump dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer so important that he insisted the document **be included** in January's final intelligence community report on Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Fox News was told. http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/05/05/comey-pressed-anti-trump-dossier-classified-russia-report-sources-say
(Jan 6th) - Daily Caller - Clapper noted that the intelligence communitys inability to verify the sources led to the dossier **not being included** in its investigation on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/08/comey-intel-community-could-not-corroborate-trump-dossier/
Jan 10th - CNN - Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election...One reason the nation's intelligence chiefs took the extraordinary step of including the synopsis in the briefing documents was to make the President-elect aware that such allegations involving him are circulating among intelligence agencies, senior members of Congress and other government officials in Washington, multiple sources tell CNN...On the same day that the President-elect was briefed by the intelligence community, the top four Congressional leaders, and chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees -- the so-called "Gang of Eight" -- were also provided a summary of the memos regarding Mr. Trump, according to law enforcement, intelligence and administration sources. The two-page summary was written without the detailed specifics and information about sources and methods included in the memos by the former British intelligence official. That said, the synopsis was considered so sensitive it was not included in the classified report about Russian hacking that was more widely distributed, but rather in an annex only shared at the most senior levels of the government: President Obama, the President-elect, and the eight Congressional leaders. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/
Jan 10th - Buzzfeed publishes dossier memos [that] originated as opposition research, first commissioned by anti-Trump Republicans, and later by Democrats. ...***Some of the memos were circulating as far back as last summer***. Mother Jones 10/2016 confirmed: This was for an opposition research project originally financed by a Republican client critical of the celebrity mogul. (Before the former spy was retained, the project's financing switched to a client allied with Democrats.) http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/10/media/buzzfeed-trump-report/ http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump
Jan 10th - The Guardian - "The emergence of the documents is potentially explosive, 10 days before Trumps inauguration" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/10/fbi-chief-given-dossier-by-john-mccain-alleging-secret-trump-russia-contacts
Jan 10th - CNN - One high level administration official told CNN, "I have a sense the outgoing administration and intelligence community is setting down the pieces so this must be investigated... http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/
Jan 11th - WaPo - "Worse, the search warrant for the emails unsealed in December shows that, as The Post reported at the time, investigators "had no new evidence of actual wrongdoing" on Clinton's part. Meanwhile, the Guardian reported Tuesday that the FBI thought the allegations of ties between Trump's campaign and Russia credible enough that they sought a wiretap on four members of Trump's team. In other words, while Comey stayed silent about new accusations against Trump, he piped up about a big nothing-burger against Clinton...But Comey's behavior remains inexcusable. It is a shocking and disturbing double standard: staying silent on allegations against one candidate despite reams of new information, while reviving allegations against another candidate despite absolutely no new information. Doing so two weeks before Election Day compounds the terrible error. http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/01/after_the_trump_dossier_james_comey_is_running_out_of_excuses_commentary.html
Jan 11th - ABC News - Clapper released a statement on Jan. 11 which fell far short of what Trump had asked for, according to a senior official who confirmed Clappers story. The Clapper statement in January said only that he told the president-elect, This document [the Steele dossier] is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC." http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clapper-denies-trump-wiretap-claim-calling-distraction/story?id=45944926
Jan 12th - USNews - Clapper Denies Intelligence Agencies Leaked Dirt on Trump https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-01-12/dni-clapper-intelligence-community-did-not-leak-damaging-dossier-on-donald-trump
Jan 13th - News.Com Au - "Mr Clapper said that the dossier had been widely circulated in recent months among the media, members of Congress and Congressional staff even before the IC became aware of it. http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/donald-trump-says-spy-chief-james-clapper-denounced-dossier-but-clapper-says-it-made-no-finding-on-reliability-of-information-in-report/news-story/dccf0d512eef4a7e05d1b55ff81c3aad
(Jan 20th) - CNS - Clapper has told Congress several times that through his last day in office, January 20, he was unaware of any intelligence that would indicate there were improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials...Clapper told CNN on Sunday that the intelligence communitys assessment of Russian interference in the U.S. election, released in January with Clappers input, did not mention political collusion. We did not -- there was no -- no reporting in that intelligence community assessment about political collusion. We did not -- I did not have any evidence, did not know about the investigation. You didn't even know that the FBI was conducting an investigation? host Jake Tapper asked Clapper. I did not, and even more importantly, did not know the content or the status of that investigation, Clapper replied. And there's all kinds of reasons why that's so, but this -- these are sensitive. We try to keep them as compartmented as possible. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/former-dni-clapper-i-did-not-know-fbi-was-investigating-possible-political
(Jan 20th) ABC News - World News Tonite, Mar 9th- Brian Ross - Clapper said in the interview, "There was no wiretap against Trump Tower during the campaign conducted by any part of the national intelligence community." "None at all ... including the FBI," he said. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/top-spy-chief-evidence-trump-campaign-aides-recruited/story?id=46013305
(Jan 20th) ABC News - World News Tonite, Mar 9th - Brian Ross - "Mar 9th - ABC News - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told ABC News he did not see anything to suggest that Russia successfully infiltrated Donald Trump's presidential campaign or recruited any of Trumps advisers at least as of Jan. 20, when Clapper left office. "There was no evidence whatsoever, at the time, of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians," Clapper, a retired three-star general and career intelligence officer, told ABC News... http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/top-spy-chief-evidence-trump-campaign-aides-recruited/story?id=46013305
Feb 14th - Comey meeting with Pres Trump ; NBC - alleged Comey memo authored - quote: "Comey thought he could manage the situation and maintain his independence, the source said, and he made sure that rank-and-file FBI agents weren't made aware of Trump's request so they wouldn't feel "chilled."
Feb 14th - leaks reported in NYT and CNN regarding possible contacts between Trump and Russians
Feb 15th - CNN - Priebus asked Comey and then McCabe to refute news reports about conversations between the Trump campaign staff and Russian govt officials. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/24/reince-priebus-sweating-secret-comey-memos-white-house-sources-say
Feb 15th NYT - Trump reportedly asked Comey to dial back the bureau's investigation of Flynn, according to a memo leaked after Comey is fired.
Feb 17th - Senate Select Committee on Intel meets with Comey. Senators suggested there was new information.
Feb 18th-Mar 13th - CNN - From May 4 until September 23 '16, the Russian bank looked up the address to this Trump corporate server 2,820 times -- more lookups than the Trump server received from any other source.... Alfa Bank claimed hackers are now trying to perpetuate that suspicion by tricking the Trump Organization into sending communication toward the bank. According to the bank: The idea here is that hackers recently knocked on the Trump server's door, but posed as Alfa Bank -- so the Trump server sent the bank real, unsolicited responses. One attack happened on February 18, the bank said. (The bank did not mention that to CNN before its story published on March 10.) After CNN published its story about the puzzling Trump-Alfa situation, hackers stepped up their attack on the Trump Organization with "spoofed" signals for five hours, which were then directed back towards the bank, Alfa Bank said. Hackers continued this attack on March 13, the bank said. The bank contacted the FBI and offered "complete co-operation in finding the people behind attempted cyberattacks." A US law enforcement official confirmed that the FBI was contacted. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/alfa-bank-trump-dns-hack/index.html
Feb 24th - McCabe tells Reince that collusion accusations against Trump are "BS" Feb 24th - CNN - headline: FBI refused WH request to 'knock down' Russia stories
Mar 5th - ABC News - Clapper denies Trump wiretap claim, calling it a 'distraction' http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/clapper-denies-trump-wiretap-claim-calling-distraction/story?id=45944926
Mar 5th - ZeroHedge - Interview with MSNBC Chuck Todd: JAMES CLAPPER: I would certainly hope so. I cant say obviously, Im not, I cant speak officially anymore. But I will say that, for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign. I cant speak for other Title Three authorized entities in the government or a state or local entity. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-05/james-clapper-denies-obama-wiretapped-trump
Mar 6th - The Hill - ... The FBI has failed to provide documents requested in the March 6 letter or to answer the vast majority of its questions," Grassley added. Grassley wants Comey to respond to his March 6 letter and answer a handful of additional inquiries, including details of any payments made to Steele, by May 12. If Comey doesn't respond, the GOP senator appeared to hint that he would be willing to hold up Trump nominees... ...In addition to the March 6 letter to the FBI, he also sent a letter to Fusion GPS a firm that reportedly hired Steele demanding details on the funding of a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump from the 2016 campaign. http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/331486-gop-senator-questions-comey-over-inconsistencies-on-trump-dossier
Mar 9th - ABC News - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told ABC News he did not see anything to suggest that Russia successfully infiltrated Donald Trump's presidential campaign or recruited any of Trumps advisers at least as of Jan. 20, when Clapper left office. "There was no evidence whatsoever, at the time, of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians," Clapper, a retired three-star general and career intelligence officer, told ABC News' Brian Ross in an interview Monday for "World News Tonight." http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/top-spy-chief-evidence-trump-campaign-aides-recruited/story?id=46013305
Mar 10th - DailyCaller - President Obamas director of national intelligence identified one claim made in the dossier on Donald Trump that U.S. officials have corroborated, though it is likely to underwhelm Trumps critics. Speaking to ABC News this week, James Clapper said that officials have corroborated the part of the dossier that asserts that Russian president Vladimir Putin has a rabid animus for Bill and Hillary Clinton. But thats all that Clapper would cite as decidedly accurate http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/10/obamas-intelligence-director-identifies-one-part-of-trump-dossier-that-is-accurate-video/
Mar 11th - Preet Bharara, NY Attny, fired
Mar 11th - CBS News - Security Breach - SS arrests man on WH grounds abt 11:30pm, who had been there for some time. "The agency says the individual.. was arrested without further incident. No hazardous materials were found during a search of a backpack..Authorities found two cans of Mace on Tran, including one inside his jacket pocket. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-service-arrest-white-house-grounds/
Mar 14th - Daid Cay Johnston claims someone put Mr. Trump's 2005 Tax Return in his mailbox anonomously which he then shares on the Rachel Maddow show.
Mar 15th - NewsMax - FBI Director James Comey met with senators Wednesday amid demands for him to answer a question thats preoccupying Congress: Is there any evidence at all that President Donald Trumps campaign was wiretapped at the behest of his predecessor as hes claimed? http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/james-comey-wire-taps-meeting/2017/03/15/id/778970/
Mar 15th - US District Judge Derrick Watson, Hawaii, puts Trump's revised travel ban on temp restraining order.
(March 20th) - CNSNews.com James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence for six-and-a-half years under President Obama, said on Sunday he deferred to the FBI director on counter-intelligence matters, and therefore, he did not know about the FBIs investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives until late March [20th], when Comey publicly confirmed that the investigation was ongoing...Clapper has told Congress several times that through his last day in office, January 20, he was unaware of any intelligence that would indicate there were improper contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/former-dni-clapper-i-did-not-know-fbi-was-investigating-possible-political
March 20th - Comey testimony - he intentionally avoided congressional oversight on the recommendation of Bill Priestap but he worked with Obama, Rice, Clapper and Yates, all political operatives
March 20th - House intelligence committee: COMEY: I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian governments efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russias efforts. As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.
March 22nd - Brietbart - House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced on Wednesday that he had learned that members of President Donald Trumps transition team had been under surveillance by the Obama administration, that individual names had been unmasked by the intelligence community, and that those names had been leaked to the media...The collection of the intelligence appeared to have been legal, but the leaking may have been illegal. Most of the activity occurred during the transition period from November to January. Furthermore, Nunes said, he did not know whether phone calls including phone calls involving Trump were among the communications captured...Nunes added that the new information had come to light after Mondays hearing with FBI Director James Comey, when the congressman had appealed to anyone with new information to come forward. He said the new revelations had been legally brought to me by sources who thought that we should know it." http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/22/nunes-unmasking-report-vindicates-trump-claims-surveillance/
March 27th - Comey lunch with friend, Wittes, who claims Comey expressed reservations about Rod Rosenstein 'making compromises' to survive sep admins. Also that after the election, " Comey was disgusted. He regarded the episode as a physical attempt to show closeness and warmth in a fashion calculated to compromise him before Democrats who already mistrusted him."
April 6th - CBS News - Nunes steps away from his committee's investigation into Russia. "The California Republican suggested he made the decision because he said several leftwing activist groups filed accusations against him with the Office of Congressional Ethics. He said their charges are entirely false and politically motivated. Despite the baselessness of the charges, I believe it is in the best interests of the House Intelligence Committee and the Congress for me to have Representative Mike Conaway, with assistance from Representatives Trey Gowdy and Tom Rooney, temporarily take charge of the Committees Russia investigation while the House Ethics Committee looks into this matter, Nunes said in a statement. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/devin-nunes-recuses-himself-from-russia-probe/
April 18th (?) - Conservativetreehouse - With the statement that such counter-intel notifications happen generally quarterly, and against the backdrop that Comey stated in July of 2016 a counter-intel investigation began, Stefanik asks: when did you notify the White House, the DNI and congressional leadership? BOOM! Watch an extremely uncomfortable Director James Comey outright LIE by claiming there was no active DNI -which is entirely false- James Clapper was Obamas DNI. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/18/oh-lookie-here-report-comey-used-jeb-bushdnc-commissioned-dossier-to-gain-trump-fisa-warrant/
April 19th - Business Insider - "The FBI has been using the dossier as a "roadmap" for its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election since last year, the BBC's Paul Wood reported last month." http://www.businessinsider.com/carter-page-fbi-dossier-fisa-warrant-case-2017-4
April 19th - AOL News - " FBI Director James Comey is said to have referenced at least some of the information during recent briefings with lawmakers" https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/19/report-fbi-trump-dossier-court-order-boosts-credibility/22047078/ http://www.businessinsider.com/carter-page-fbi-dossier-fisa-warrant-case-2017-4
April 21st - Daily Caller - A computer hacker identified in the dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, is currently in a Russian prison on pedophilia charges, McClatchy reports. And a Russian prison monitor who recently met with the man, Sevastyan Kaptsugovich, says that the prisoner does not have access to the Internet a requirement for carrying out the cyber attacks alleged in the dossier.... As McClatchy reports, Kaptsugovich, 45, is in prison in a small village in Russias Kirov region, 500 miles northeast of Moscow. He has been in and out of jail for pedophilia-related crimes since 2011. He was most recently sentenced to 18 years in a penal colony in 2013 for operating a network of child porn websites. http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/21/questions-raised-about-another-claim-in-trump-dossier/
May 1st - True News - FBI Director James Comey has been reproached by Sen. Chuch Grassley for inconsistencies in the bureaus relationship with Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy behind the Trump dossier. http://www.trunews.com/article/inconsistencies-in-fbi-comeys-statements-on-trump-dossier#sthash.U6W1r1On.dpuf
May 3rd - Comey Testimony: "Because it would be a big deal to tell the FBI to stop doing something that without an appropriate purpose. I mean where oftentimes they give us opinions that we dont see a case there and so you ought to stop investing resources in it. But Im talking about a situation where we were told to stop something for a political reason, that would be a very big deal. Its not happened in my experience. Its not happened in my experience."
May 5th - In a remarkable exchange Wednesday between Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Comey during a Senate hearing, more questions were raised about the bureaus relationship with the former British officer who wrote the dossier, Christopher Steele, and his British company Orbis -- and its relationship to Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS. Comey said that I know the name and I cant say when Graham pressed if Fusion GPS is part of the Russian intelligence apparatus. http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/05/26/gingrich-political-attack-stories-are-disgusting-national-security-leaks-are-downright
May 9th - Comey fired. Rosenstein letter calls him unfit for duties
May 10th - DOJ denies report that Comey asked for more resources for Russia investigation. The New York Times, citing three anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that Mr. Comey had met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and asked for an increase in personnel and funding for the bureaus ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the November presidential election. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/10/doj-denies-report-james-comey-asked-more-resources/
May 11th -May 11th - Sen. Feinstein and Grassley confirm Trump is not target of Russia/FBI investigation
- Breitbart - Senate Judiciary Chairman Confirms Trump Is Not Under FBI Investigation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday vouched for President Trumps assertion in a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that he was not under investigation by the FBI. Grassley told committee members at an executive meeting that he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had met with Comey last week, and that he had briefed them on who the targets of the various investigations are. Senator Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted the Presidents statement, he said.Feinstein then said after Grassleys statement, I very much appreciate what youve said and its very accurate, and we were briefed. Grassley said that, shortly after Comey had briefed them, he had tweeted that the then-FBI director should be more transparent. I said he should tell the public what he told Senator Feinstein and me about whether the FBI is or is not investigating the President, he said....During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Comey refused to confirm whether the president was under FBI investigation, saying that doing so put him on a slippery slope of having to answer who else is or is not under investigation. I understand why he took that position, but I dont agree at least not when it comes to the President and senior government officials. The American people deserve to know if senior government officials are under active criminal or intelligence investigation, Grassley said. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/11/senate-judiciary-chairman-confirms-trump-is-not-under-fbi-investigation/
May 11th - NBC - Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told lawmakers Thursday there has been "no effort to impede" the Russia investigation
May 18th - Reuters - according to 'current and former officials', 18 undisclosed contacts between April and Nov '16 - no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion 'in communications reviewed so far,' 'according to four current officials' and contacts focused on mending US-Russia relations, fighting Isis in Syria and containing an agressive China.
Good work... Thanks
Also the so called ‘right’ were the first to necklace ‘Russian connection around Trump when he hired Manaford.
*ping of possible interest*
Hmmm, marking for later use.
Comey has worked for the Clinton’s since back when Bill was in office.
Very nice compilation. Thank you.
Clapper = liar of the first order.
Brennan = liar.
Comey = foolish liar.
FEBRUARY 2015 : (INSANE US WTA INTEL REPORT DELIVERED BY CLAPPER OMITS BOTH IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH FROM THE LIST OF TERRORIST THREATS)
MARCH 2015 : (STATE DEPT SPARKS CONTROVERSY WHEN ITS IG REVEALS THAT HILLARY CLINTON HAD EXCLUSIVELY USED PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNTS FOR STATE DEPT BUSINESS, VIOLATING PROTOCOLS... AND SOME EMAILS CONTAINED CLASSIFIED INFO WHEN ORIGINATED)-————— FBI: Hillary Clinton to face Criminal Indictment for Email Abuse ‘Very Soon’, Santa Monica Observer ^ | June 1, 2016 | By David Ganezer
APRIL 2015 : (PODESTA EMAILS : TOPIC : DEMOCRACY ALLIANCE MEETING INCLUDES DISCUSSION OF HILLARY EMAILS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM ... SUGGESTIONS TO RECOVER THEM USING EXPERT HELP LIKE MANDIANT AND/OR CLAIM THEY ARE FORGERIES IF LEAKED — See WIKILEAKS PODESTA EMAILS AND ATTACHMENTS, BARBARA SIMONS) The Democracy Alliance meeting (WikiLeaks: Podesta), WikiLeaks Podesta E-Mails ^ | 4-15-15 , Posted on ?10?/?23?/?2016? ?9?:?40?:?18? ?PM by Jaded
Date: 2015-04-15 03:35
Subject: The Democracy Alliance meeting
I am following up on our very brief discussion, held as you were leaving the DA meeting, about Hillary Clinton’s emails. I’ve included a summary of the issues and a precautionary step that I think should be taken. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
It’s not the email that’s of note it’s the attachment.
1 posted on ?10?/?23?/?2016? ?9?:?40?:?18? ?PM by Jaded
JUNE 2015 : (STATE DEPT CLAIMS [LIES] THAT HILLARY AIDE CHERYL MILLS WAS AN SGE IN 2009 AND THUS CERTAIN ETHICS RULES DID NOT APPLY TO HER ... PROBLEM IS, STATE DEPT DIDN’T INCLUDE HER NAME IN ITS LIST OF 2009 SGEs ) The State Department told the Washington Free Beacon last month that Mills was an SGE in 2009, which freed her from some ethics rules restrictions and allowed... -— Grassley Probing Clinton Aides Dual Role at State, Clinton Foundation, Free Beacib ^ | 7/7/15 | Alana Goodman
JULY 2015 : (GRASSLEY CALLS ON KERRY STATE DEPT TO TURN OVER DOCS RELATED TO CHERYL “THE BENGHAZI SANITIZER” MILL’S SPECIAL EMPLOMENT STATUS ; WANTS TO KNOW WHY THE STATE DEP OMITTED MILLS FROM A LIST OF 2009 SGEs THAT STATE TURNED OVER TO THE SJC IN 2014) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) called on the State Department to turn over documents related to Hillary Clintons top aide Cheryl Mills special employment status at the agency in a letter to Secretary John Kerry on Monday. Grassley also demanded to know why the State Department omitted Mills from a list of special government employees, or SGEs, for 2009 that it turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee last year.
The State Department told the Washington Free Beacon last month that Mills was an SGE in 2009, which freed her from some ethics rules restrictions and allowed... -— Grassley Probing Clinton Aides Dual Role at State, Clinton Foundation, Free Beacib ^ | 7/7/15 | Alana Goodman
JULY 2015 END : (FBI : JILL MCCABE HUSBAND ANDREW MCCABE IS PROMOTED -— PAY TO PLAY, VA GOV TERRY MCAULIFFE)-——http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-ally-funneled-money-to-wife-of-fbi-agent-who-oversaw-emails/article/2605371
AUGUST 11, 2015 : (FBI FINALLY TAKES CUSTODY OF CLINTON’S [UNAUTHORIZED] SERVER & THUMB DRIVES)-— http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-ally-funneled-money-to-wife-of-fbi-agent-who-oversaw-emails/article/2605371
SEPTEMBER 2015 : (UNIDENTIFIED WEALTHY REPUBLICAN DONOR HIRES MOSTLY DEMO OPPO RESEARCH FIRM FUSION GPS [see MI6 CHRISTOPHER STEELE, GOLDEN SHOWERS DOSSIER, WAR ON TRUMP]) Weekly Standard says an unidentified wealthy Republican donor paid [Fusion] GPS in Sept 2015. They stopped funding it after Trump was nominated. Dem supporters of Hillary continued the funding. Says Fusion GPS retained Christopher Steele in June 2016.
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Clinton 2016 campaign advisor, former Clinton aide, DNC consultant and Ukrainian-American operative Alexandra Chalupa as the leader of the attacks on Manafort.
In January 2016 MONTHS BEFORE Manafort had taken any role in Trumps campaign Chalupa told a senior DNC official that, when it came to Trumps campaign, I felt there was a Russia connection. And that, if there was, that we can expect Paul Manafort to be involved in this election.” http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446
Alexandra Chalupa said the embassy (the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington) also worked directly with reporters researching Trump, Manafort and Russia to point them in the right directions. - http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446
Get that? The Ukrainian embassy directed US reporters, pointing them in the “right directions”
They were coordinating an investigation with the Hillary team on Paul Manafort with Alexandra Chalupa. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-412000-dnc-insider-ukraine-officials-spread-dirt-on-trump/article/2611650#!
She, with her daughters, led the #TreasonousTrump campaign on Twitter which at point was the #1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide. This campaign supplied nearly 100 pre-canned tweets such as:
@realDonalTrump hired @PaulManafort who worked for Putin puppet president of #Ukraine #Yanukovych. and @realDonaldTrump hired @PaulManafort who tried to help Putin to spy on Russians.
Manafort consulted for Yanukovychs campaign. So did Ted Devine. Who is Tad Devine? Devine was a top strategist on the Democrat presidential campaigns of Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Bernie Sanders in 2016. Why doesn’t Clinton campaign advisor and former aide Chalupa target Devine the way she targets Manafort? Obviously it is a partisan smear campaign against Manafort.
The “Russia Hacked The DNC” is another part of the “Russia Narrative”.
The DNC’s claim that Russia hacked their e-mail systems is not based on any government investigation, instead it is based on that of a corporation: Crowdstrike.
Cowdstrike has received tens of millions of dollars in funding from Clinton associate Timothy Geithner’s firm Warburg Pincus. Crowdstrike is led by Dmitri Alperovitch. Alperovitch is associated with the Atlantic Council, a group which is funded by, among others, the State Department and Ukrainian energy mogul Victor Pinchuk, the Clinton Foundation’s largest individual donor. The Atlantic Council is anti-Russian. Alperovitch himself is a disgruntled Russian ex-pat.
The DNC refused to allow the FBI access their e-mail system. The FBI did not conduct any investigation but instead relied upon a report produced by Crowdstrike, a company funded by a Clinton associate and founded by an anti-Russian ex-pat who is a member of an anti-Russian organization funded by the Clinton Foundation’s largest donor.
The Crowdstrike report is the basis for the DNI-DHS Joint Statement of October 7. A Statement which was reiterated several times, each time more emphaticly than the last and each adding no evidence.
The “Russia Hacked The DNC” has since morphed into the “Russia Hacked The Election” narrative despite the complete lack of evidence of any interference in the conduct of the election.
In the throes of Russia Narrative hysteria Clinton campaign advisor Evelyn Farkas, while appearing on MSNBC, blurted out details of the Obama administrations use of intelligence agencies to spy on political opponents and to distribute that information as widely as possible. (Evelyn Farkas is also with the Atlantic Council.)
All the strands of the Russia Narrative LIE lead back to Clinton. Clinton who tried to interfere with the Electoral College. Clinton who paid for disorder at Trump appearances. Clinton who just this week declared she won the election. She is a deluded and dangerous person who does not care about the damage she is inflicting on the country, the damage to international relations, or anything other than her quest for power.
Thanks! Very useful.
Thanks for that, paisa. I thought April '16 was pretty far back, but now the prior September? Nineteen months and we've still got nothingburgers.
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