Timeline of U.S. Political Transformation — Trial and Error

In which the law enforcement and espionage apparatus of the U.S. Government is mobilized against the elected president.

Please see:

§8. Notes on Trial and Error, January – December 2019 and

§8. Trial and Error, January – December 2019 at Substack

§8. Trial and Error, July 2019 – May 2020

[On the way to belated recognition of the pathogen as an engineered bio-weapon, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its sidekick the World Health Organization (WHO) cycled through numerous fictitious origin stories. These included bats, pangolins, and snakes as host animals, with fanciful explanations of how a virus might have jumped from one species to another. Facts emerged in reverse order to that in which they occurred, like a film running backwards. (With this timeline we put them back in their actual sequence.) First a lot of people got sick and died, then we learned the virus had a particular affinity for human endothelial cells that line passageways and organs, then it became clear this was not only a respiratory illness. At the same time, the CCP did its best to cover its tracks, destroy patient records, stop publication of the virus genome, silence doctors, prevent outside inspection, hoard supplies of masks and ventilators, and censor unauthorized research — strange behavior for anyone interested in learning where the virus had come from and endeavoring to stop it from spreading. But CCP officials knew where it came from — their own bio-weapons researchers. Eventually the clues, like breadcrumbs almost intentionally dropped, led back to the Wuhan Virology Institute. Its reigning chief scientist, ‘Bat Lady’ Shi Zhengli, admitted she lost some sleep over the possibility of having caused a global pandemic, due to the lab’s notoriously lax safety practices. But her sleep has been undisturbed since re-naming and re-classifying one of the predecessor viruses so that its name was disassociated from the deadly pathogen.]

[But that was not the end of the story. Going further back in time brought the discovery that Shi and her associates in the Chinese bio-weapons group had help form an unlikely quarter — the United States and its National Institutes of Health. If you thought the job of the NIH was to protect public health — a reasonable assumption, given the name — you’d be wrong. That was not how the bureaucrats in charge of NIH and its subunit the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), viewed their mission. If a bat virus had a hard time leaping over the species barrier from bats to humans, why not help it with a few snippets of SARS-1, a few snippets of AIDS, something to latch onto human endothelial cells with (a spike, say), and anything else to increase its virulence? That was their view — this was all a vast experiment, and if it produced some casualties, well that was all for the greater good of science. So NIH, NIAID, and other dispensers of generous U.S. taxpayer largesse, with technical assistance from another bio-weapons lab at the University of North Carolina, funded a Chinese-made bio-weapon. Like much else that came to pass as this decade drew to a turbulent close, this too had its origins at the beginning of the century, when the NIH patented the disease it had helped to engineer.]

[While a deadly pandemic terrified the American populace, the officials elected and appointed to serve them did not let the crisis go to waste. State Governors and election officials quietly changed election rules, with or without legislative approval, to loosen voting qualifications, increase the numbers of purported absentee voters, enable ‘black-box’ computerized vote tabulation and compilation, and extend deadlines for compiling final vote-counts. These changes, already well-advanced before the pandemic struck, and later justified by the pandemic and its attendant business closures and meeting-bans, effectively determined the outcome of the 2020 vote-count.]

[By the time the spy agencies, investigators, and impeachment accusers admitted they were mistaken about Russia conspiring with a presidential candidate and elected president, it didn’t matter anymore. Illegal snooping, fabrication of false evidence, lying to the secret FISA courts, striking down innocent individuals with overbearing prosecutions, media manipulation and censorship — none of this mattered anymore. Confident of their immunity from prosecution, former officials perceived it was in their career interest to allow revelations of their illegal activities. These revelations appeared years after the fact, as if inconsequential. But they enable us to fill in the blanks in our recollections of the course of events, by substituting truthful accounts for the mind-numbingly deceptive accounts disseminated at the time.]


July 24, 2019: Former SC Robert Mueller testifies to Congress that Russian Govt interfered in 2016 election to support Trump, despite lack of evidence of collusion with Trump campaign in his report.

July 25, 2019: President Trump calls Ukraine President Zelensky to congratulate him on winning an absolute majority in Parliament. He asks Zelensky to ‘find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like to get to the bottom of it.‘ Zelensky responds ‘we are hoping very much that Mr Giuliani will be able to travel to Ukraine and we will meet once he comes to Ukraine‘, implying that he does not trust DOJ. Trump then describes Giuliani as ‘highly respected’ and ‘very capable’, adding ‘There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.‘ Zelensky replied the issue is ‘making sure to restore the honesty, so we will take care of that and will work on the investigation of the case’.

July 26, 2019: Ukraine-born NSC staff Lt Col Alexander Vindman provides details of President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky to anti-Trump CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella.

July 26, 2019: House Intel Committee Chair Schiff hires former NSC staffer Sean Misko to direct impeachment investigation of Trump. Misko and Eric Ciaramella were close friends at NSC where both plotted to ‘take the president out (remove him from office)’. Misko coaches Ciarmella on filing a complaint about President Trump’s policy toward Ukraine.

Aug 2019: Intelligence Community IG Michael Atkinson revises ‘Disclosure of Urgent Concern’ (‘whistleblowing’) form to eliminate requirement for first-hand information, and allow hearsay, rumor, gossip to become the basis of such complaints. Sean Misko joins Rep Schiff’s staff. || Source

Aug 12, 2019: Following a plan CIA-NSC staffer Eric Ciaramella had discussed with friend and NSC associate Sean Misko on Feb 3, 2017 to ‘take out the president’, Ciaramella anonymously files complaint, the first instance with the new form allowing hearsay. Ciaramella’s complaint objects to President Trump’s policy toward Ukraine, alleging improper ‘quid pro quo’ of Biden investigation for U.S. aid. Since Ciaramella had not directly heard either of the Trump-Zelensky calls, his knowledge came either from Lt Col Alexander Vindman, who was permitted to listen-in on the calls, or a wiretap.

Aug 24, 2019: U. S. Chamber of Commerce rejects President Trump’s call to look for alternatives for operations in China. || Source

Sept 2019: WHO writes in its annual report A World At Risk of the ‘need to have a coordinated global experience of a respiratory pathogen release‘. || Source

Sept 11, 2019: U.S. District Court, Washington DC, orders Federal Government to produce for Michael Flynn’s defense all material required by Brady v Maryland requested by counsel Sidney Powell. This includes (among many other items) a letter delivered by British Embassy to incoming National Security team after Donald Trump’s election, and to outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice, ‘which apparently disavows former British Secret Service Agent Christopher Steele, calls his credibility into question, and declares him untrustworthy’; ‘all payments, notes, memos, correspondence, and instructions by and between the FBI, CIA, or DOD with Stefan Halper — going back as far as 2014 — regarding Michael Flynn’; ‘all transcripts, recordings, notes, correspondence, and 302s of any interactions with human sources or ‘OCONUS lures’ tasked against Mr. Flynn since he left DIA in 2014′; ‘unredacted copies of all memos created by or other communications from James Comey that mention or deal with any investigation, surveillance, FISA applications, interviews, or use of a confidential human source or ‘OCONUS lures’ (double agents outside contiguous United States) against Mr. Flynn’; ‘an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017, in which the FBI exonerated Mr. Flynn of being ‘an agent of Russia”; ‘all information that underlies the several FISA applications, including any information showing that any of the assertions in the applications were false, unverified, or unverifiable’; ‘recordings, notes, and memoranda by any and all persons who participated in the planning session for the interview of Mr. Flynn, at which it was decided that the agents would not inform him that it was an actual interview or that he was under investigation — so as to keep him ‘relaxed”.

Sept 24, 2019: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launches impeachment hearings.

Sept 26, 2019: Ciaramella complaint is released to public. Rep Adam Schiff quotes President Trump as having said to Ukraine President Zelensky, ‘I want you to make up dirt on my political opponent, understand?… I’m going to put you with the attorney general of the United States, my attorney general Bill Barr… And I’m gonna put you in touch with Rudy, you’re gonna love him, trust me… You know what I’m asking, so I’m only going to say this a few more times, in a few more ways. And by the way don’t call me again. I’ll call you when you’ve done what I’ve asked.‘ Schiff later qualifies the summary as a paraphrase, not exact words.

Oct 2019: Pennsylvania Legislature allows mail-in balloting without voters having to specify a reason for requesting it, provided signature verification and canvassing-observer requirements are kept intact.

Oct 24, 2019: Durham investigation which started as administrative review changes to a criminal investigation with subpoena power.

Oct 25, 2019: Flynn files a motion to dismiss the case against him due to prosecutorial misconduct, including legally baseless threats to himself and his son. Among other claims, Flynn says prosecutors failed to turn over exculpatory material tending to show his innocence. ECF Nos. 151, 160.

Oct 29, 2019: Lt Col and NSC staff Vindman testifies to HPSCI and two other committees about the April 22 Trump-Zelensky phone call: ‘I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen.‘ Since call transcript does not indicate a ‘demand’, and Trump, Zelensky, Pompeo, and Pence affirm there was no demand, Rep Ratcliffe asks Vindman the origin of his opinion that a ‘demand’ was made. Vindman’s response: ‘I didn’t parse the words all that clearly…. I just wrote it the way I kind of felt it.

Oct 30, 2019: Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin (2004) responds to an expression of concern about intelligence agencies seeking to depose an elected president, ‘Thank God for the Deep State’. He praises the current and former intelligence officials calling for the ouster of Trump as ‘doing their duty and responding to a higher call’. This statement marks the first official acknowledgement something often disparaged as a ‘conspiracy theory’, a Deep State of U.S. Government agencies acting on their own behalf, not tethered to civilian authority. || Source1 ; Source2

Oct 31, 2019: Pennsylvania approves mail-in voting, without requiring voters to have a reason for making such request.

Nov 2019: Wuhan Institute of Virology researcher Huang Yan Ling contracts unidentified virus with pneumonia-like symptoms, though it is not reported at the time. Possibly ‘Patient Zero’, she later disappears and her biography is deleted from the lab’s website. || Source

Nov 17, 2019: First case of virus later identified as SARS-2 appears in Wuhan, China. This virus spreads in China but is not disclosed at the time. || Source1, Source2

Nov 15, 2019: President Trump releases transcript of April 21, 2019 call with Ukraine President Zelensky. Rep Devin Nunes reads transcript aloud in impeachment hearings.

Nov 17, 2019: First case of SARS-CoV2 identified in Wuhan, China.

Nov 20, 2019: DNA test shows with scientific certainty that Hunter Biden is the father of a baby born to Arkansas stripper and basketball player Lunden Alexis Roberts. Hunter Biden previously denied having sex with Roberts. || Source

Dec 9, 2019: DOJ releases IG Horowitz’s report detailing FBI’s lack of probable cause in submitting FISA warrant applications, and its reliance on a bogus source, Steele, who had been paid to conduct political opposition research.

Dec 9, 2019: FBI seizes water-damaged MacBook Pro (Serial # FVFXC2MMHV29) brought to computer Wilmington repair shop April 2019, but never picked up. An April 17, 2015 email from Burisma Advisor Vadim Pozharskyi to Hunter Biden is recovered from the computer.

Dec 10, 2019: Wei Guixian, one of the earliest known SARS-2 patients, starts feeling ill.

Dec 16, 2019: Patient admitted to Wuhan Central Hospital with infection in both lungs resistant to anti-flu drugs. || Source

Dec 18, 2019: House Democrats vote to impeach President Trump, but delay sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate.

Dec. 19, 2019: An investigation by Inspector General Michael Horowitz finds FBI and Justice Department officials falsified documents, and failed to verify assertions in the Steele dossier while falsely claiming they had done so, in order to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Trump associate Carter Page.

Late Dec 2019: Chinese laboratories identify a mystery virus as a highly infectious new pathogen. Caixin Global reports they are ordered to stop tests, destroy samples and suppress the news. On Jan 1, a regional health official in Wuhan, center of the outbreak, demands destruction of the lab samples that established the cause of unexplained viral pneumonia. || Source

Late Dec 2019: Chinese authorities refuse to provide individual data on early cases of SARS-2 to World Health Organization, obfuscating exact origins of the virus. Chinese authorities turn down requests to provide such data on 174 cases of SARS-2 from the early phase of the outbreak in Wuhan. || Source

Dec 30, 2019: Ai Fen, a top director at Wuhan Central Hospital, posts information on WeChat about the new virus. She is reprimanded for doing so and told not to spread information about it. || Source

Dec 31, 2019: Taiwan implements border control and quarantine measures ‘based on the assumption that human-to-human transmission was in fact occurring’, warns WHO of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan CDC sends email to WHO focal point, informing them of online reports from China concerning ‘at least seven atypical pneumonia cases’. || Source: Frank Chen, “WHO ‘Refused to Act‘ on Taiwan’s Virus Alert.” Asia Times, Mar 27, 2020.

Dec 31, 2019: Wuhan health officials confirm 27 cases of illness and close a market they think is related to the virus’ spread. Wuhan doctors report existence of virus to U.S. website, but not to WHO.

2019: Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP), a nonprofit operated by former Feinstein staffer Daniel Jones, pays $1,222,714 in 2019 to Bean LLC, the shell company that controls Fusion GPS, and $700,000 to Walshingham Partners Ltd, a British company co-owned by Christopher Steele, according to a tax filing (date of payment not disclosed). || Source

Jan 1, 2020: Wuhan Public Security Bureau arrests eight doctors who had posted information about the illness on WeChat. An official at the Hubei Provincial Health Commission orders labs, which had already determined that the novel virus was similar to SARS, to stop testing samples and to destroy existing samples. || Source

Jan 1, 2020: Chinese authorities close Wuhan seafood market, to support the cover story of natural origin of the SARS-2 virus. || Source

Jan 2, 2020: U.S. kills Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani in drone strike near Baghdad Airport. Soleimani, the foremost confidante of Iranian Supreme Leader Khameini, was the architect of the Iranian takeover of Iraq, of the roadside bombs (IEDs) that killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers, and of attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq.

Jan 2, 2020: Chinese researchers map the new coronavirus’ complete genetic information, release genome info Jan 9, 2020.

Jan 3, 2020: China’s National Health Commission (NHC) orders institutions not to publish any information related to the unknown disease and orders labs to transfer any samples they had to designated testing institutions or destroy them. Dr. Li is forced by Wuhan Public Security Bureau to sign letter admitting ‘making false comments’ that ‘severely disturbed the social order’.

Jan 4, 2020: Hong Kong U Infection Center head Dr. Ho Pak-leung publicly warns human-to-human transmission of SARS-CoV2 likely.

Jan 9, 2020: CCP denies human-to-human transmission of SARS-CoV2.

Jan 11, 2020: Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center Professor Zhang Yongzhen publishes his lab’s genomic sequencing data of SARS-2 on virological.org and GenBank, an open access online database maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information within the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Jan 12, 2020: CCP closes Shanghai lab which had published SARS-CoV-2 genome. Labs analyzing the pathogen are instructed to destroy samples, a health center that had published the virus’s genome sequence is temporarily shut down the following day, and doctors are prevented from submitting case information to the country’s infectious disease tracking network. WHO says no human-to-human transmission. ‘WHO advises against the application of any travel or trade restrictions on China based on the information currently available on this event.‘ || Source

Jan 13, 2020: First known SARS-CoV-2 case outside China reported in Thailand.

Jan 14, 2020: Head of China’s National Health Commission, Ma Xiaowei, says in a confidential teleconference with provincial health officials that ‘clustered cases suggest that human-to-human transmission is possible,’ and ‘the risk of transmission and spread is high.‘ Commission issues secret report to this effect. Teleconference is organized in response to appearance of first case in Thailand on Jan 13. Memo: ‘With the coming of the Spring Festival, many people will be traveling, and the risk of transmission and spread is high. All localities must prepare for and respond to a pandemic.

Jan 15, 2020: The patient who becomes the first confirmed U.S. case leaves Wuhan and arrives in the U.S., carrying the SARS-2 virus.

Jan 15, 2020: House delivers Articles of Impeachment (abuse of power and obstruction of Congress) to Senate. House Democrats had approved impeachment Dec 18, 2019.

Jan 15, 2020: China adds an annex to trade deal with U.S. letting itself out of purchase commitments in case of ‘act of God’ such as a pandemic.

Jan 16, 2020: Mike Flynn files another motion to withdraw his guilty plea, based on disclosures of additional exculpatory material related to FBI’s ambush interview, post-interview alternation of purportedly contemporaneous ‘302’ notes, and other evidence of DOJ entrapment.

Jan 20, 2020: South Korea announces first case of SARS-2.

Jan 21, 2020: CCP flagship newspaper People’s Daily mentions the SARS-2 epidemic for the first time. China’s top political commission in charge of law and order warns that ‘anyone who deliberately delays and hides the reporting of [virus] cases out of his or her own self-interest will be nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity.‘ Presumably the advisory notice is not retroactively applicable.

Jan 21, 2020: Senate trial of Trump impeachment charges begins.

Jan 23, 2020: Wuhan and three other cities are put on lockdown. About one million people leave the city without being screened for the illness. China bans further domestic travel from Wuhan and Hubei Province, while keeping international flights on normal schedule.

Jan 30, 2020: Sen Rand Paul submits question to Senate impeachment trial, ‘Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Sean Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together?’ Chief Justice Roberts, presiding at the Senate impeachment trial, rules the question out of order.

Jan 31, 2020: U.S. imposes ban on travel from China.

Jan 2020: Chinese scientists reverse-engineer SARS-2 virus to simulate natural evolution similar to a virus entered into a gene database years earlier. Virus strains newly entered into the database in Jan 2020 are recorded as having been collected years earlier. Earliest original examples of SARS-2 virus data are deleted from the database. || Source: Birger Sørensen and Angus Dalgleish paper published in Cambridge QRB Discovery.

Feb 1, 2020: Joe Biden calls President Trump’s travel restriction ‘xenophobic’. || Source

Feb 2, 2020: China Civil Aviation Administration of China states ‘In order to meet the needs of passengers in and out of the country and the international transport of supplies during this special period… airlines [are required to]… continue transport to nations that have not imposed travel restrictions.

Feb 3, 2020: WHO chief Tedros states ‘There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade‘.

Feb 5, 2020: Senate acquits President of both impeachment charges, abuse of power by 52 – 48 vote, obstruction of Congress 53 – 47.

Feb 6, 2020: First U.S. death from SARS-2 recorded in Santa Clara County, California.

Feb 7, 2020: Dr Li, who first disclosed human-to-human transmission and was forced to sign a letter admitting to ‘seriously disturbing social order‘, dies of SARS-2.

Feb 7, 2020: Lt Col Alexander Vindman, who testified that he disagreed with President Trump’s Ukraine policy, is removed from White House NSC detail and transferred to Army. EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who testified to his belief that President Trump had improperly conditioned aid to Ukraine on a corruption investigation, is fired, with immediate effect.

Feb 13, 2020: DOJ indicts Huawei and subsidiaries on charges of racketeering, theft of trade secrets, and violation of sanctions on trade with Iran and North Korea. DOJ Assistant AG for Criminal Div Brian Benczkowski and Assistant AG for National Security John Demers, together with U.S. Attorneys in New York, Illinois, Texas, Washington, and California cooperate in the case. DOJ alleges that Huawei entered into confidentiality agreements the terms of which it later violated, recruited employees of other companies whom it directed to steal those companies’ technology and intellectual property, paid bonuses to employees for such thefts, and formed hidden subsidiaries to sell advanced communications equiment to Iran and North Korea, which they used for mass surveillance.

Feb 14, 2020: Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for a new biosecurity law to be accelerated. Chinese government issues new regulations requiring approval before any research institution publishes anything on the origin of the novel SARS-2 virus.

Feb 14, 2020: Wuhan Virology Institute Director Shi Zhengli and military scientist Zhou Yusen publish Molecular Mechanism for Antibody-Dependent Enhancement of Coronavirus Entry on enhancing entry of novel viruses into human cells, purportedly for vaccine design purposes. || Source

Feb 24, 2020: Zhou Yusen, a military scientist for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) working with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and with U.S. scientists, files a patent application for the SARS-2 virus on behalf of the Institute of Military Medicine, Academy of Military Sciences of the PLA. The Head of China’s National Health Commission, Ma Xiaowei, had admitted the fact of human-to-human transmission of the SARS-2 virus on Jan 14, 2020. WHO’s declaration of a pandemic occurs later on March 11, 2020. Zhou dies under unexplained circumstances in May 2020. || Source

Feb 2020: Molecular biomechanics researcher Botao Xiao, of South China University of Technology, publishes a paper stating ‘the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.’ Three weeks later Xiao withdraws the paper.

Feb 2020: Iran announces its first SARS-2 case. Within one week, 12 people in Iran die of SARS-2.

March 2020: Congress renews §215 of the Patriot Act, authorizing the Federal Government to capture without a warrant all records of all people in America held by third parties, nullifying the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment. || Source: Judge Andrew Napolitano

March 10, 2020: Chinese magazine Renwu publishes interview with Dr. Ai on her first-hand account of her treatment and the CCP’s suppression of information regarding the outbreak. Within three hours, the original report is removed by CCP censors.

March 11, 2020: With the SARS-2 virus in 114 countries, WHO declares pandemic.

March 15, 2020: New York City closes its school system.

March 17, 2020: EU bans nonessential inbound travel from 26 countries.

March 2020: China expels journalists from New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

April 2, 2020: 10 million Americans are unemployed.

April 24, 2020: Government provides four pages of long-withheld Brady (exculpatory) material.

April 29, 2020: An FBI memo by Bill Priestap asking whether the goal with Flynn is to ‘get him to lie‘, or ‘get him fired‘, is revealed.

May 7, 2020: Federal prosecutor Van Grack withdraws from Flynn case. U.S. Attorney files Motion to Dismiss criminal case against Flynn. D.C. U.S. Attorney explains Jensen’s review had uncovered new evidence and DOJ no longer believes Flynn’s Jan 24, 2017 statements to the FBI agents — even if they were false — were material. The purportedly false statements were not material under Section 1001, the government explains, because there was no valid investigative purpose for questioning Flynn about his conversations with the Russian ambassador.

Timeline of U.S. Political Transformation — Deterrence

In which numerous false accusations are exposed after years of investigation, only to be replaced with others.

Please see this section reorganized and updated at Substack:

§7. Notes On A Higher Calling, January – June 2017 and

§7a. A Higher Calling, January – June 2017

§7b. The Sino-Sinecure and Secret Courts, July – Dec 2017

§7c. The Bat Lady and Other Precursors, January – December 2018

§7. Deterrence, May 2017 – June 2019

[The NSA’s data storage facility at Bluffdale, Utah, houses more than a yottabyte of data, equivalent to 500 quintillion (500,000,000,000,000,000,000) pages of text. The data comes from snooping on every form of communication, every transaction that passes through telephone lines or wireless connections, every keystroke touched by every person in America, accessed by geostationary satellites, intercepts at switching centers, and cell-phone towers.]

May 17, 2017: Deputy AG Rosenstein appoints Mueller as Special Counsel under 28 CFR §600.8(c) to take over a pre-existing counterintelligence investigation, despite statutory limitation of Special Counsel appointments to criminal investigations.

May 2017: FBI’s Flynn investigation becomes part of Special Counsel probe. Flynn case agent William Barnett informs Special Counsel team, including former Clinton Foundation attorney Jeannie Rhee, that there is ‘no evidence of a crime’ committed by Flynn.

May 2017: FBI reports about 50,000 Strzok-Page text messages between Dec 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017 are missing, either because they were deleted or due to technical flaws in the FBI collection process. FBI Inspector General Horowitz later reports recovery of the missing messages. || Source

May 20, 2017: Tony Bobulinski, a business partner of the Bidens, is warned by another partner, James Gilliar, in an email: ‘Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face-to-face, I know u know but they are paranoid‘. || Source: Twitter post of Mike Emmanuel, Fox News

June 14, 2017: Left-wing Illinois activist James Hodgkinson shoots and critically wounds U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others during a charity baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia. The shooter dies in the ensuing shootout with Capitol Police. FBI Acting Director McCabe characterizes the shooting as ‘suicide by cop’. Scalise notes the shooter came to the ballpark with a list of Republics to target, that he belonged to a ‘Terminate the Republican Party’ Facebook group, and that he had worked for the Bernie Sanders campaign in Iowa. Four years later on May 14, 2021, FBI re-classifies the shooting as ‘domestic terrorism’.|| Source1 ; Source2 ; Source3 ; FBI-DHS Report

June 18, 2017: Hunter Biden sends letter to CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming extending ‘best wishes from the entire Biden family’. Letter notes Tony Bobulinski had ‘sent a request to Dong Gongwen [Gongwen Dong] and Director Zang for the funding of the $10 MM USD wire. I would appreciate if you will send that quickly so we can properly fund and operate Sinohawk.’

June 19, 2017: FBI Attorney Clinesmith falsifies a CIA memo to add that Carter Page was ‘not a source’ when in fact he had been a trusted CIA source; for the purpose of justifying a continuing FBI investigation of Page and any Trump campaign associates of his.

June 2017: Special Counsel team interviews Dep NSA KT McFarland on communications between Trump and Flynn during transition, with particular reference to the Flynn-Kislyak calls. SC team tries to prevent FBI Flynn case agent William Barnett from participating in McFarland interview. Barnett threatens to report this to Inspector General, believes Special Counsel is ‘trying to get McFarland to change her story to fit the Trump collusion theory’. Barnett: ‘There was always someone at SCO who claimed to have a lead on information that would prove the collusion only to have the information be a dead end’. Source: U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen interview of FBI Flynn case agent William Barnett on Sept 17, 2020.

The Special Counsel’s leadership is so certain that Trump had directed Flynn to call Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S., that they assume all testimony to the contrary is false. Special Counsel attorneys are frustrated that K.T. McFarland, the incoming deputy National Security Advisor, doesn’t support their theory. ‘Mueller describes McFarland as the ‘key to everything’ because McFarland was the link between Trump, who was at Mar-a-Lago with McFarland, and Flynn, who was in the Dominican Republic on vacation, when [REDACTED] were made,’ the report of Barnett’s interview says. Because of Barnett’s contrary views, members of Mueller’s team even tried to prevent him from participating in interviews with McFarland, leading Barnett to threaten to go to the Inspector General.

During a proffer interview with McFarland, the special counsel team asks no follow-up or clarifying questions, which ‘perplexed’ Barnett. He begins asking direct questions, trying to get facts directly from the subject of the interview. He asks if she knew things for a fact or if she is merely speculating. He asks if she passed information from Trump to Flynn. These direct questions and their clear answers undercut their theory of the case led Special Counsel Attorney Andrew Goldstein to call a time-out and caution Barnett against asking them.

June 22, 2017: Christopher Steele asks Bruce Ohr by email ‘any news on re-engagement yet?’, reference to Steele’s possible employment of Special Counsel staff.

Late June, 2017: FBI obtains a fourth FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page through late Sept 2017. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein sign the renewal application. Eric Ciaramella, who had objected to the new ‘America first’ direction at NSC, returns to NSC.

July 2, 2017: Klaus Eberwein, a Haitian official who was scheduled to testify about the Clinton Foundation’s theft of five billion dollars from the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, is found dead in Miami, of a gunshot wound to the head. The death is ruled a suicide.

July 10, 2017: CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming responds to Hunter Biden’s June 18 letter: ‘I have arranged Director Zang and Gongwen Dong to expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk.’

July 18, 2017: Tony Bobulinski asks Zhao in a message whether the transfer would be ‘$10 MM or 2x $5MM,’ requesting ‘that $10 MM be sent in 2 $5 MM tranches but @ the same time, $5 MM to savings and $5 MM to checking. That is what we prefer.’ Separately, Bobulinski complains to Gilliar that Hunter Biden ‘thinks things are going to be his personal piggybank’, an apparent allusion to his name-only contribution to the business. Hunter Biden responds that CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming is ‘coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens, and that in this instance only one player holds the trump card and that’s me. May not be fair but it’s the reality because I’m the only one putting an entire family legacy on the line‘. || Source

July 18, 2017: Deputy AG Rosenstein signs third continuation of FISA warrant enabling Mueller to investigate almost anyone in the Trump campaign and Administration.

July 20, 2017: Facebook, having investigated political ad purchases, announces ‘we have seen no evidence that Russian actors bought ads on Facebook in connection with the election’.

July 21, 2017: National Security Advisor McMaster fires Higgins and others appointed by previous National Security Advisor Lt Gen Michael Flynn. Through Donald Trump Jr, the Higgins memo reaches President Trump, who is reportedly ‘furious’ that Higgins was fired. McMaster also fires Deputy National Security Advisor K T McFarland and Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who oppose the Iran nuclear deal, and revokes Adam Lovinger’s security clearance.

July 24, 2017: Consortium of Intelligence Professionals (VIPS) reports that there is no forensic or other evidence that Russians hacked DNC, and that the data must have been copied to an external storage device. || Source

July 27, 2017: After IG Horowitz flags bias by Peter Strzok evidenced in text messages with DOJ attorney Lisa Page, Mueller fires Strzok from SC staff, thereby removing Strzok from scope of IG Horowitz’s review.

July 27, 2017: Washington DC Police cancel meeting with House investigators looking into unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.

July 28, 2017: Judicial Watch files lawsuits seeking information on communications between FBI Dep Dir Andrew McCabe and Virginia Gov Terry McAuliffe, who gave $675,000 to Jill McCabe for her political campaign, and on related ethical issues. || Source

Aug 2, 2017: Christopher Wray is named FBI Director.

Aug 2, 2017: Email from Hunter Biden (rhbdc@icloud.com) to Gongwen Dong (gongwen.dong@gmail.com): ‘My Understanding is that the original agreement with the Director was for consulting fees based on introductions alone a rate of $10M per year for a three year guarantee of $30M. The chairman changed that deal after we me in MIAMI TO A MUCH MORE LASTING AND LUCRATIVE ARRANGEMENT to create a holding company 50% owned by ME and 50% owned by him. Consulting fees is one piece of our income stream but the reason this proposal by the chairman was so much more interesting to me and my family is that we would also be partners inn the equity and profits of the JV’s investments.‘ [misspellings and CAPS in original email]. || Source: email recovered from abandoned Hunter Biden Apple MacBook.

Aug 2, 2017: Email from RHBiden to HK investor Gongwen Dong confirms previous agreement for payment of $10M/year for three years to RHBiden for ‘consulting fees based on introductions alone‘, with ten percent reserved for Joe Biden.

Aug 2017: In meeting at Ecuadorian Embassy in London with U.S. Rep Dana Rohrbacker, Julian Assange says he can prove the DNC emails held by Wikileaks did not come from Russia. Since this contradicts the Russia-collusion narrative, FBI launches investigation of Assange in Dec 2017, resulting in an indictment on March 6, 2018.

Aug 2017: Special Counsel Mueller seeks and receives from GSA all Trump transition team records for 13 persons including then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Jared Kushner.

Aug 6, 2017: After being dismissed for unauthorized media contacts, Christopher Steele again seeks employment with SC Mueller to update his dossier. He writes to ADAG Bruce Ohr, ‘Whenever convenient, I would like a chat, there’s a lot going on and we are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated.’ Mueller needs Steele’s continued affirmation of his dossier to continue his investigation, absent other supporting info. || Source

Aug. 8, 2017: CEFC wires nearly $5 million to bank account for Hudson West III, a firm that opened by Hunter Biden with Chinese associates, apparently in lieu of $10 million requested in Hunter Biden’s June 18 letter for Sinohawk. From Aug 8 through Sept 25, 2018, Hudson West III sends payments to Owasco, Hunter Biden’s firm, for ‘consulting fees’ totaling $4,790,375.25. Source

Early Aug 2017: Facebook identifies more than 3,000 ads, costing $100,000, addressing social and political issues that ran in the United States between 2015 and 2017 and that appear to have come from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency of Russia. Facebook contacts Senator Warner to report its findings.

Aug 10, 2017: D.C. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, in response to Judicial Watch lawsuit, orders State Dept to supply communications between Sec Clinton and staff Abedin, Mills, and Sullivan from official state.gov email accounts, related to 2012 Benghazi attack.

Aug 11, 2017: Google fires software engineer James Damore for writing a paper suggesting that the presence of fewer women than men in high-tech employment could be due in part to biological differences between men and women. || Source

Aug 22, 2017: To date in 2017, OFA pays Perkins Coie $174,725. || Source

Aug 22, 2017: Glenn Simpson testifies to Senate Judicary Committee that FBI provided intel to Christopher Steele in a meeting in Rome in mid to late Sept 2016, from ‘an internal Trump campaign source’. || Source

August 24, 2017: FBI arrests Yu Pingan at Los Angeles Airport. He is detained for 18 months in San Diego, then pleads guilty to the federal offense of computer hacking, and is deported to China.

Sept 2017: Hunter Biden rents office space at a commercial building in Washington DC called House of Sweden and requests keys for Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden, and Gongwen Dong, described as an ’emissary’ for CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming.

Oct 10, 2017: Brookings publishes scenario for impeachment of President Trump on obstruction of justice charges.

Oct 17, 2017: With expiration of the last FISA warrant on Carter Page, legal authority for surveillance of Trump campaign associates ends.

Oct 20, 2017: Acting AG Rosenstein expands SC Mueller investigatory authority from Flynn, Papadopoulus, Page, Manafort to include Flynn’s son for ‘jointly undertaken activity’ re Turkish lobbying. This provides Mueller with additional material to coerce a guilty plea from Flynn. || Source

Oct 23, 2017 to Dec 20, 2018: Gongwen Dong receives incoming wires totaling over $114 million and sent outgoing wires totaling over $113 million, part of what investigators describe as ‘unusual movement of funds between various entities with a complex ownership structures, at times involving funds originating from Chinese state-owned enterprises, in an apparent effort to introduce foreign funds from unknown sources into the U.S. by investing in large projects and by purchasing luxury goods and properties. Total amounts $902,200,297’. || Source

Oct 24 2017: Washington Post admits Steele dossier is opposition research, not an official intelligence document, and publishes record of DNC payments to Perkins Coie law firm for ‘legal and compliance consulting’ enabling client-confidentiality cover.

Nov 3, 2017: Adam Waldman, lawyer for Oleg Deripaska, describes Fusion GPS as a ‘shadow media organization helping the government‘, funded by a ‘group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros‘ in testimony to Senate Intel Committee.

Nov 5, 2017: Special Counsel Robert Mueller charges Flynn lied to FBI official Peter Strzok about contacts with Russian ambassador Kislyak during presidential transition.

Nov 6, 2017: Trump attorney John Dowd emails Dep AG Rod Rosenstein, ‘We all now know that the entire Russian drama was and is a complete concoction by the Clinton DNC buying a phony dossier with laundered money by law firms and cut outs with Fusion GPS and former WSJ reporter Glenn Simpson to nullify the results of the Presidential election…. Why are Fusion GPS and Simpson in Court trying to cover up their payments to reporters to push all the Dossier lies? Who were these reporters? How much did they get paid?‘ Dowd requests DOJ amicus brief to protect public interest in disclosure of payments.

Nov 9, 2017: Wall Street Journal editorial calls Steele dossier ‘one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history‘.

Nov 18, 2017: Christopher Steele, seeking to bolster credibility of his dossier, again writes to Bruce Ohr seeking employment with Special Counsel Mueller.

Nov 30, 2017: Michael Flynn, under threat of prosecution of his son, bankrupted by the Covington Burling law firm, falsely accused of lying to the FBI, pleads guilty to making false statements to the FBI in regard to contacts with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Judge Rudy Contreras, a personal friend of Peter Strzok who had interviewed Flynn, receives the plea. Contreras had previously approved FISA warrants based on false allegations in the Steele dossier.

Dec 1, 2017: Judge Rudolph Contreras, a friend of FBI official Peter Strzok, advises Flynn to cooperate with prosecutors, and presides over hearing where Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI in violation of Section 1001. Flynn is also influenced by Special Counsel Mueller’s threat to prosecute Flynn’s son and give them both ‘the Manafort treatment’ (solitary confinement).

Dec 5, 2017: Crowdstrike President Shawn Henry informs House Intelligence Committee in closed session that Crowdstrike has no evidence that alleged Russian hackers stole any data from DNC, and that FBI never requested access to the physical servers for forensic analysis or any other purpose. Henry states ‘as it relates to the DNC, we have indicators that data was exfiltrated. We do not have concrete evidence that data was exfiltrated from the DNC‘. Concealment of this knowledge enables persistence of false belief that the DNC breach is the result of Russian hacking, rather than insider transfer. Shawn Henry repeats in May 7, 2020 testimony that Crowdstrike has no evidence of Russian hacking.

Dec 7, 2017: ADAG Bruce Ohr, who was the primary go-between for Fusion GPS (Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele even after Steele is disqualified as a trusted FBI source), in their dealings with DOJ, is demoted.

Dec 11, 2017: Fox News reveals Bruce Ohr’s wife Nellie was hired by Fusion GPS to create opposition research against Trump.

Dec 19, 2017: Trump lawyer Kory Langhofer informs Senate HSGA Committee by letter that GSA had provided confidential Trump transition records to Special Counsel Mueller without informing him or Trump, indicating problems with GSA’s stewardship of records. || Source: Senate HSGA and Finance Majority Staff report.

Dec 23, 2017: McCabe announces retirement, hoping to stay until March 2018 for full retirement benefits.

Dec 2017: FBI Deputy Director McCabe testifies to the House Intelligence Committee that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the FISC without the Steele dossier information.

Dec 2017: On a single day in Dec, FBI conducts over 6,800 U.S. person queries using Social Security Numbers. Source: FISA Court ruling Oct 2018. FBI conducts 3.1 million warrantless searches during 2017, according to FISA Court judgment in Oct 2018.

2018: FBI opens investigation into Hunter Biden for criminal money-laundering.

Jan 11, 2018: Document dump reveals FBI not only paid Fusion GPS but also allowed the private firm to submit FISA ‘About Inquiries’. || Source

Feb 2018: CEFC founder Ye Jianming is detained by police in Beijing after falling out of favor with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, and disappears. Ye is a partner with Hunter Biden in several energy transactions. Chinese Government agencies acquire pieces of CEFC. Payments to Hunter Biden’s law firm Owasco continue through Sept 2018.

Jan 29, 2018: FBI Director Christopher Wray fires Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for falsifying FISA applications, collecting political contributions for his wife from an ally of Hillary Clinton who is the subject of an FBI investigation, among other derilictions of duty noted in Inspector General’s Report.

Feb 2018: Wuhan Virology Institute ‘Bat Lady’ Shi Zhenling collaborates with military scientist to uncover source of swine diarrhea. She discovers it is caused by a novel cross-species bat coronavirus. Later Shi collaborates with another military scientist, Zhou Yusen, in Dec 2019. Zhou applies for a patent on the SARS-2 virus in Feb 2020 and dies under unexplained circumstances in May 2020. Shi Zhengli denies, in response to a question from Jamie Metzl on Twitter on March 24, 2021, doing any military research: ‘all our research is open & transparent…I don’t know of any military work.‘ || Source for Feb 2018 research: U.S. NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Award No. R01A 110964 to Peter Daszak and Shi Zhengli and U.S. Agency for International Development Emerging Pandemic Threats Predict Project AID-OAA-A-14-00102. || Source for Shi denial.

Feb 2, 2018: Former CIA Director Brennan joins NBC News as Senior National Security and Intelligence Analyst.

Feb 2, 2018: House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes says investigation of Brennan is warranted by inconsistencies regarding reliance on Steele dossier and a Yahoo article with information from Steele as the only basis for investigating Trump and associates. || Source

March 5, 2018: Recently retired NSA Director Mike Rogers sends classified letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Adm Rogers informs Committee that a two-page summary of the dossier was ‘added’ as an ‘appendix to the ICA draft‘, and that consideration of that appendix was ‘part of the overall ICA review/approval process‘. This contradicts CIA Director Brennan’s earlier testimony that the Steele dossier formed ‘no part’ of the ICA conclusions. || Source

March 5, 2018: Special Counsel Mueller admits to Trump lawyer John Dowd that there was no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion to influence the 2016 presidential election, but suggests Trump’s firing of Comey is obstruction of justice. Dowd explains Comey was fired for mishandling the Clinton email investigation and for violations of FBI rules.

March 6, 2018: Julian Assange is indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion (18 USC 371) by grand jury in Eastern Dist Virginia, based on FBI investigation started Dec 2017. Indictment is sealed pending completion of Mueller investigation in April 2019.

March 12, 2018: HPSCI releases result of 14-month investigation into Trump/Russia: finds no ‘no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy’.

March 16, 2018: On the basis of IG Report of misconduct by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, AG Sessions fires him for lying under oath several times and making unauthorized disclosures to news media.

April 18, 2018: Congress sends criminal referrals to Justice Department for James Comey, Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

April 2018: Treasury freezes all U.S. assets of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and his aluminum company, under authority of Executive Order (E.O.) 13661 and E.O. 13662, authorities codified by the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), as well as E.O. 13582. ‘Deripaska has been investigated for money laundering, and has been accused of threatening the lives of business rivals, illegally wiretapping a government official, and taking part in extortion and racketeering. There are also allegations that Deripaska bribed a government official, ordered the murder of a businessman, and had links to a Russian organized crime group.’ Deripaska offers to testify without immunity from prosecution regarding these allegations, but Senator Warner blocks Deripaska testimony, claiming the purported immunity condition is unacceptable. In PBS April 16, 2019 interview, Deripaska says it is ‘absurd’ to suggest Russian Government would rely on Manafort for anything.
Source1 , Source2 , Source3

April 26, 2018: European Commission proposes ‘vaccine passports’. || Source

May 2018: Maltese professor and CIA asset Joseph Mifsud, on the run, meets lawyer Stephen Roh in Zurich to record deposition. (Prosecutor John Durham later obtains Mifsud’s recorded deposition.)

May 17, 2018: Atlantic Council (Gen James Jones, Chairman) and Facebook form partnership to censor election-related disinformation, ‘inauthentic behavior’, and potentially inflammatory material by selectively removing accounts so identified, to restore the integrity of elections worldwide.

Aug 2018: Former FBI contractor and cybersecurity specialist Dennis Nathan Cain delivers documents on Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to DOJ Inspector General Horowitz staff. While seated in a pew of a church near the White House, Cain hands a double-sealed envelope containing a flash drive with the documents to the IG official. Cain alleges then-FBI Director Robert Mueller failed to investigate Clinton Foundation criminal activity (receipt of a $130 million donation) related to Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One in 2013. An IG official personally hand-delivers the documents to House and Senate intelligence committees.

Aug 7, 2018: Google, Apple, and Facebook all remove Alex Jones and Infowars from their websites at the same time, possibly coordinated by Senator Mark Warner. || Source

Aug 10, 2018: FBI fires Peter Strzok, central figure in FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of candidate and President Trump, suppression of criminal evidence in Clinton email case, falsification of FISA warrant applications, unauthorized circulation of Steele dossier to media, ambush interview of Lt Gen Flynn, and related activities. Strzok firing indicates SC Mueller has nothing further to investigate.

Aug 15, 2018: Former CIA Dir Brennan’s security clearance is revoked.

Aug 19, 2018: Brennan states on TV he had no evidence of Russian collusion with Trump as of the date he left CIA.

Aug 30, 2018: Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and four other security clearances revoked.

Nov 6, 2018: With $100 million from Mike Bloomberg, Democrats obtain House majority, enabling impeachment of President Trump, while Republicans retain Senate majority, ensuring acquittal on impeachment charges.

Nov 7, 2018: AG Sessions resigns.

Nov 15, 2018: Federal magistrate Stephanie Gallagher in the U.S. District Court for Baltimore signs order authorizing FBI raid on home of Dennis Nathan Cain to recover ‘stolen federal property’.

Nov 19, 2018: 16 FBI agents raid Maryland home of Dennis Nathan Cain in search of documents he had previously delivered to IG Horowitz. Cain produces copies of documents he delivered to IG Horowitz, but FBI continues searching and removes work equipment without explanation.

Nov 30, 2018: Sen Grassley writes to FBI Dir Wray, asking whether FBI was aware Cain’s disclosures to the DOJ IG were lawful and protected under Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA). || Source

Dec 8, 2018: President Trump nominates William Barr Attorney General.

Dec 12, 2018: In UK court, Christopher Steele states Fusion GPS clients were DNC and Clinton campaign. ‘Perkins Coie LLP [engaged Fusion GPS] to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election. Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.’ || Source , and British High Court Filing Aug 2, 2018, Claim No. HQ18M01646.

Dec 18, 2018: Yahoo reporter Michael Isikoff, one of the first to publicize the Steele dossier, states that this dossier which stimulated investigation of Trump for collusion with Russia lacks evidence and ‘some of the more sensational allegations will never be proven and are likely false‘. || Source

Dec 18, 2018: Flynn appears with his Covington Burling attorneys for sentencing after cooperating with government investigations. District Judge Sullivan berates him for unspecified crimes, for ‘selling out his country’, threatens jail time, then asks whether he would like to postpone sentencing. Flynn agrees.

Jan 11, 2019: New York Times publishes online headline on FBI’s May 2017 investigation: ‘F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia’. Ninth paragraph reveals ‘No evidence has emerged publicly that Mr. Trump was secretly in contact with or took direction from Russian government officials’. || Source

Feb 15, 2019: Senate Intel Committee reaches bipartisan agreement that there is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.

March 2019: IMF pays Ecuadorian Govt $4.2 billion.

March 2019: Moderna acquires rights from two Canadian companies that own patents on lipid nanoparticles, and the knowhow associated with encapsulating mRNA particles in them. Moderna amends previously rejected patent applications to refer to ‘accidental or deliberate coronavirus release‘ to boost urgency for patent approval.

March 22, 2019: Mueller concludes in final report ‘investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities‘.

March 25, 2019: Brennan says ‘Well, I don’t know if I received bad information but I suspected there was more than there actually was. I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election. I think that is good news for the country.’

March 28, 2019: McCabe fired, forced to leave FBI before his official retirement.

April 10, 2019: Attorney General William Barr testifies to Senate that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had been spied upon by U.S. intelligence agencies. He says ‘the question was whether it [the spying] was adequately predicated‘ (had any factual basis).

April 11, 2019: Mueller investigation ends. Ecuador President Lenin Moreno revokes Assange’s asylum, following IMF payment of $4.2 billion the previous month. U.K. police forcibly drag Julian Assange from Ecuadorian Embassy where he had taken refuge since 2012. He is arrested for skipping bail in 2012 and held for possible extradition to the U.S. on charges of espionage and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. || Source1 , Source2

April 12, 2019: Hunter Biden brings water-damaged MacBook computer to repair shop in Wilmington Delaware, but fails to pick it up or pay repair bill after 90 days. Repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, unable to reach Biden, takes possession of computer, reviews contents, advises FBI.

April 18, 2019: Mueller releases 448-page report, finds no Trump-Russia collusion: ‘the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump Campaign conspired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.‘ Report states unequivocally: ‘Beginning in March 2016, units of the Russian Federation’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) hacked the computers and email accounts of organizations, employees, and volunteers supporting the Clinton Campaign, including the email account of campaign chairman John Podesta. Starting in April 2016, the GRU hacked into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).’ Proof that the DNC emails in Wikileaks’ possession did NOT come from Russia, as promised by Julian Assange’s Aug 2017 statement to Rep Dana Rohrbacker, would contradict the Mueller report’s assertions. Source: Mueller report, p 9 and p 36, respectively.

April 21, 2019: Volodymyr Zelensky elected President of Ukraine.

April 22, 2019: President Trump calls newly elected Ukraine President Zelensky to congratulate him and to promise U.S. support.

April 2019: Hunter Biden resigns from Burisma Board.

May 3, 2019: BHR invests in Face++, a Chinese surveillance company using face-recognition technology to identify Uighurs and other ethnic minorities and dissidents. Face++ had previously received a $460 million from BHR and ohers in 2017. || Source

May 11, 2019: DAG Rod Rosenstein, who had appointed SC Mueller, resigns.

May 13, 2019: 13 May. AG Barr appoints U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham to review FBI’s counterintelligence investigations in context of 2016 election.

May 23, 2019: AG Barr requests de-classification. President Trump’s de-classification order authorizes AG Barr to have unrestricted access to DOE documents re Uranium One and CFIUS, Treasury documents re Clinton Foundation, State Dept, and Intelligence Community documents re 2016 election.

May 31, 2019: AG Barr in interview with CBS states ‘I had a lot of questions about what was going on. I assumed I’d get answers when I went in and I have not gotten answers that are satisfactory, and in fact probably have more questions, and that some of the facts that—that I’ve learned don’t hang together with the official explanations of what happened.

June 16, 2019: Dr Robert Epstein (re@aibrt.org), psychologist, testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee on Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME). ‘Google’s autocomplete search suggestions can turn a 50/50 split among undecided voters into a 90/10 split without people’s awareness’. || Source1 ; Source2 ; Source3

June 20, 2019: Los Angeles removes 1.5 million inactive voters from its registration list, in response to a lawsuit by Judicial Watch pursuant to Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (‘NVRA’), 52 U.S.C. § 20507. Judicial Watch showed that Los Angeles had registered 112% of its adult citizen population. || Source

2019: Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP), a nonprofit operated by former Feinstein staffer Daniel Jones, pays $1,222,714 in 2019 to Bean LLC, the shell company that controls Fusion GPS, and $700,000 to Walshingham Partners Ltd, a British company co-owned by Christopher Steele, according to a tax filing (date of payment not disclosed). || Source

Timeline of U.S. Political Transformation — Insurance Policy

In which an unexpected election outcome evokes panic among espionage and ‘justice’ officials.

Please see updates at Substack:

§6. Notes On The Insurance Policy , July 2016 – January 2017 and

§6a. The Insurance Policy, Pre-Election, July – November 2016:

§6b. The Insurance Policy, Post-Election, November 2016 – January 2017

§6. The Insurance Policy, Nov 2016 – May 2017

[Labeling something a ‘conspiracy theory’ is often enough to dismiss it from serious consideration. Yet denying the existence of conspiracies amounts to claiming that every official act is done in public, and that the general public knows in real time everything there is to know about it. That is clearly not the case: Covert action is the rule, not the exception. Knowledge about it takes years and even decades to emerge. That is the premise of this timeline. It is in large part a record of conspiracies unveiled.]

[Recognition-seeking delivers another source of revelations for our timeline. Joe Biden, for example, congratulated himself profusely on his own savoir-faire, before a worshipful audience at the Council on Foreign Relations, in executing a billion-dollar bribe of Ukraine President Poroshenko. The kleptocrat dutifully complied with then Vice-President Biden’s wishes, after checking that President Obama’s wishes were the same, and promptly fired Viktor Shokin, the prosecutor investigating Biden’s son Hunter.]

[Renmin University Economics Professor Di Dongsheng spoke on Chinese TV about his having used people ‘at the top of America’s core inner circle of power and influence’ to ‘fix’ problems with the U.S. Administration.]

[Not to be outdone, Molly Ball wrote proudly in Time magazine, ‘There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans’ — an agreement between the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce to endorse prolonging the 2020 vote-count.]

[Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin was the first alumnus of the Deep State to acknowledge its existence, while also invoking Divine endorsement for a ‘higher calling’ superseding the Constitution.]

[Conspirators sometimes slip-up and inadvertently disclose secrets potentially damaging to themselves, as when Director of National Intelligence Clapper was overheard by a staff member to instruct Washington Post writer David Ignatius to ‘take the kill shot‘, meaning publish allegations of collusion between Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Kislyak.]

[The ‘insurance policy’ was a backup plan to apply the techniques of regime change used by the CIA in Libya and Ukraine to the United States. Immediately after the Nov 2016 election, the CIA and other spy agencies moved to de-stabilize the incoming Administration. Even before the new president took office, the FBI Director brought out the much-circulated dossier to remind the President-Elect ‘there’s more where that came from’. Routine transition meetings with the Russian Ambassador were characterized as collusion to reverse last-minute sanctions imposed by the outgoing Administration. These charges neutralized the Attorney General and caused the removal of the National Security Adviser, the only two officials in positions to reveal and (in the case of the AG) prosecute illegal activities. Next, bureaucratic legerdemain resulted in the appointment of a Special Counsel who staffed his office with people following the ‘insurance policy’ plan. A three-year investigation of non-existent treason paralyzed many of the normal functions of government, but failed to prevent implementation of an economic program that led to unprecedented gains in income and employment, energy independence, and improved terms of trade with China and the EU.]

[Investigations authorized by secret FISA courts, based on allegations known to be false by those requesting warrants, continued throughout most of 2017. These covered the same ground already trod by previous FISA warrants, which were renewed at three-month intervals. FBI officials altered meeting notes, violated the Bureau’s own rules for opening investigations, conflated ‘intelligence’ with ‘criminal’ categories of investigation, permitted outside contractors to search confidential files, and made illegally broad searches of NSA databases, as later adjudged by a FISA court.]

[Thus the ‘insurance policy’ developed during the previous Administration proceeded without legal or constitutional restraint. Agency officials overtly declared they had a ‘higher calling’ than ‘the consent of the governed’.]


Nov 17, 2016: FBI agent Gaeta reports Steele’s misbehavior to superiors including Bill Priestap. FBI terminates Steele for revealing his FBI relationship to reporters. Steele continues to provide information to FBI through DOJ Attorney Bruce Ohr. Ohr meets FBI on 13 occasions between Nov 17, 2016 and May 15, 2017, to provide information from Steele and maintain continuing contact with him despite his termination as a CHS. Source: DOJ IG Horowitz Report, p 7.

Nov 17, 2016: NSA Dir Adm Mike Rogers meets with President-elect Trump at Trump Tower in NY, informs him of FBI and DOJ surveillance of his email and phone communications.

Nov 18, 2016: Trump appoints Michael Flynn National Security Adviser.

Nov 2016: Steele gives copies of his dossier to longtime Clinton friend Strobe Talbot to convey to top State Department officials. Additional information from a foreign source, previously unpublished, is supplied to Steele by State Dept staff, probably Johnathan Winer. Source: Letter of Senator Grassley to DAG Rosenstein 2018.2.5, referring Steele for potential violation of 18 U.S.C.§1001.

Nov 18, 2016: Arizona Sen. John McCain and a former assistant, David Kramer, are told about the existence of the dossier by an associate of Steele’s, former British diplomat Sir Andrew Wood.

Nov 27, 2016: National Security Advisor Susan Rice requests British GCHQ to renew spy operation on President-Elect Trump, following Aug 2016 GCHQ spy operation on candidate Trump. || Source

Nov. 28, 2016: Sen McCain associate David Kramer flies to London to meet Christopher Steele for a briefing on the anti-Trump research. Afterward, Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson gives Sen McCain a copy of the dossier.

Dec 5, 2016: FBI analysts recognize it is not a ‘logical investigative step’ to seek General Flynn’s financial records and that ‘this is a nightmare’. Source: District Court filing in Criminal Action No. 17-232-EGS, Sept 24, 2020

Dec 6, 2016: President Obama orders CIA Dir Brennan to prepare an Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) integrating the views of all 17 intelligence agencies on Trump-Russia collusion, to be completed before President-Elect Trump’s inauguration Jan 20, 2017. Washington Post, New York Times, and other media report ICA findings three days later.

Dec 9, 2016: McCain provides a copy of the Steele dossier to FBI Director James Comey during a meeting at the latter’s office. McCain had received the dossier from his aide David Kramer, who had received it from Fusion GPS owner Glenn Simpson. This route of transmission informs McCain the dossier is opposition research and not official intelligence. Former British Ambassador to Russia Andrew Wood, urged by his friend Christopher Steele, had advised McCain in early Dec 2016 of the contents of the dossier.

Dec 9, 2016: Washington Post (Entous-Nakashima-Miller) writes ‘CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system’. New York Times (Sanger-Shane) writes ‘American intelligence agencies have concluded with ‘high confidence’ that Russia acted covertly in the latter stages of the presidential campaign to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances and promote Donald J. Trump’.

Dec 9, 2016: CIA tells Congress that they believe the Russians hacked the DNC to help defeat Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Dec 10, 2016: An associate of Republican Sen John McCain gives BuzzFeed a copy of the Steele dossier.

Dec 12, 2016: Intelligence professionals dispute claim that DNC was ‘hacked’, as electronic signature missing; physical transmittal more likely. || Source

Dec 2016: President Obama finalizes with Executive Order 12333 rules opening raw, unedited information feeds collected by the National Security Agency to all of the 16 other agencies in the Intelligence Community before any privacy protections are implemented, giving 17 spy agencies unimpeded access to all Americans’ private information, regardless of whether they are suspected of anything. • FBI obtains confidential Trump Transition Team records. || Source: Senate HSGA and Finance Majority Staff Report, 2018

Dec 14, 2016: NBC broadcasts ‘Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News’. New York Times and Washington Post publish similar stories.

Dec 14, 2016: House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chair Rep Devin Nunes responds to media stories by requesting asking CIA Dir Brennan ‘to clarify press reports that the CIA has a new assessment that it has not shared with us. The Committee is deeply concerned that intransigence in sharing intelligence with Congress can enable the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes’. ICA appears to include only CIA, FBI, NSA, DNI, not all 17 intelligence agencies. || Source

Late Dec 2016: ICA completed, concludes with ‘high confidence’ that Russian Govt interfered with 2016 election to assist Trump.

Dec 28, 2016: President Obama signs Executive Order 13757 applying aditional sanctions to Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Dec 28, 2016: National Security Advisor-designate Michael Flynn talks with Russian Ambassador Kislyak by telephone. The FBI wiretaps and records these conversations. FBI and other spy agencies perform 30,355 searches of 5,288 Americans during 2016.

Dec 30, 2016: Russian President Putin announces Russia would not retaliate against the sanctions imposed by President Obama.

Dec 31, 2016: Ambassador Kislyak calls Flynn to advise him Russia will not retaliate against Obama’s recent sanctions.

2017: Bohai Harvest, an investment company 10%-owned by Hunter Biden, participates in face-recognition company Face++’s $460 million public offering. China uses the company’s products for surveillance of Uiguhrs and other minorities detained in concentration camps and elsewhere. || Source

Jan 2, 2017: Wikileaks’ Assange says he guarantees emails did not come from Russia; that Obama administration is trying to undermine Trump

Jan 3, 2017: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, ‘You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you.‘ This warning or threat proved to be prescient.

Early Jan 2017: FBI renews FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page. FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates again sign the application. Britain’s national security adviser sends letter to outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice and NSA-designate Flynn, disavowing former British Secret Service Agent Christopher Steele, calls his credibility into question, and declares him untrustworthy. Flynn later states he does not remember this letter.

Jan 2017: Clinton campaign manager and lobbyist John Podesta meets with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson to consider further anti-Trump research. Podesta later (Oct 2017) tells Senate Intel Committee he knows nothing about an arrangement to pay for anti-Trump research, despite his role as Clinton campaign manager and DNC fund-raiser.

Jan 4, 2017: FBI Washington field office issues official Closing Memoranum, closes its investigation of Michael Flynn, finds ‘no derogatory information’ on Flynn, and no basis to ‘predicate further investigative efforts’ into whether Flynn was being directed and controlled by a foreign power (Russia) in a manner that threatened U.S. national security or violated FARA or its related statutes. || Source: Memorandum disclosed in April 2020 pursuant to Flynn attorney Sidney Powell’s requests for all exculpatory information required under Brady rules, and U.S. Attorney Jensen’s response providing it.

Jan 5, 2017: Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence Committee that DNC refused multiple requests to examine their servers after Russian-hacking allegations. Separately, DNC denies having refused requests to examine server, claims FBI never made any such requests.

Jan 5, 2017: Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Obama, Biden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice meet in Oval Office to consider what to disclose to President-Elect Trump, and what to withhold. They must appear to cooperate with the transition while not disclosing that Trump has been and still is the actual target of FBI investigation. All those in this Oval Office meeting being subject to embarrassing exposure and possible prosecution — for fraudulent allegations Trump was involved in a treasonous plot to collude with Russia, based on one fabricated DNC-funded dossier — they discuss what must be done to prevent discovery by the incoming administration.

Comey advises removing Flynn, who as National Security Adviser would review the FBI’s illegal Russia collusion investigation. Comey cautions against alerting Flynn, and advises not discussing Russia with him, on the grounds that Flynn is a national security risk due to his many conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. While Comey does not indicate how he intends to remove Flynn, handwritten notes by FBI agent Priestap suggest ‘getting him to lie’ (which would be a crime). Biden asks whether the Logan Act could be used, apparently unaware it is only applicable to private citizens and since enactment in 1799 has never been used successfully. Obama instructs those present to inform incoming Trump Administration, while excluding information about previous and continuing secret espionage against Trump.

Strzok texts ‘Don’t do it yet [meaning don’t close the Flynn case]’. Having been informed by Strzok that the FBI case against Flynn is not officially closed despite finding ‘no derogatory information’, Comey keeps the investigation open. Strzok texts that this mistake is ‘serendipitously good’ and ‘our utter incompetence actually helps us’. Texts between unidentified FBI agents: ‘people here are scrambling for info to support certain things and its a mad house’. ‘[J]esus, [T]rump was right. [S]till not put together… why do we do this to ourselves. [W]hat is wrong with these people?’ || Source

Jan 6, 2017: CIA Director Brennan releases declassified version of Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) ordered by President Obama on Dec 6, 2016. While purporting to be the consensus of 17 intelligence agencies on Russian collusion with the Trump campaign to rig the 2016 election, only CIA, FBI, and DNI efforts are included. NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers dissents from the ICA conclusion. The ICA report concludes ‘Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him’. To protect ‘sources and methods’, proof is not supplied. Conclusions echo those provided by Brennan to Washington Post, New York Times, and NBC during the Dec 9 – 14, 2016 period. Later, on Aug 19, 2018, Brennan states on TV he had no evidence of Russian collusion with Trump as of the date he left CIA. || Source

Jan 6, 2017: Comey, Clapper, Brennan and Mike Rogers meet President-elect Trump in Trump Tower to brief him on the Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian election interference. The ICA consists of conclusions and inferences without specifications of overt acts by identifiable individuals. Separately, as planned, Comey asks for a one-on-one briefing with President-elect. Comey tells Trump of the ‘salacious’ Clinton-fabricated allegations, such as the hiring of Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed in a Moscow hotel that former President Obama had slept in. DNI Dir Clapper had previously briefed Jake Tapper of CNN on these fabrications. Comey’s briefing omits any mention of the origin of the Steele dossier as DNC-paid opposition research (implying that it was an official intelligence report), and also omits its use to obtain FISA warrants, implying that Trump is not an object of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation. Comey also conceals from Trump the fact that National Security Adviser-designate Flynn is under FBI investigation. Surveillance of Trump staff continues under active (undisclosed) FISA warrant authorizations. || Source

Jan 6, 2017: Comey reports in a memo to Clapper ‘I said I wasn’t saying this was true, only that I wanted him to know both that it had been reported and that the reports were in many hands. I said media like CNN had them and were looking for a news hook‘. Comey’s briefing of Trump supplies the news hook.

Jan 7, 2017: Clapper and two other Obama administration officials request Flynn unmasking (access to Flynn’s communications incidentally retrieved by FISA-authorized spying on Flynn’s associates in the Trump campaign).

Jan 7, 2017: FBI interviews Steele’s primary sub-source, Igor Danchenko, who disavows much of the Russia collusion evidence attributed to him in the dossier. FBI omits this disavowal in its FISA warrant applications. ‘The government did not disclose that Steele himself had undercut the reliability‘ of his own source, telling the FBI he was a ‘boaster‘ and an ‘egoist‘ and ‘may engage in some embellishment.’ Source: FISC Chief Judge James Boasberg order.

January 9, 2017: Obama administration NIH Director Francis Collins lifts funding moratorium on ‘gain-of-function’ research to give SARS bat viruses a ‘spike protein’ precisely adapted to human ACE2 (angiostatin-converting enzyme) receptors, a design suited for use as a bio-weapon, without informing U.S. national security officials.

Jan 10, 2017: CNN reports Comey’s Jan 6 briefing of Trump on Steele dossier. Citing that reporting as justification, BuzzFeed publishes the Steele dossier. Many FBI agents and analysts purchase taxpayer-funded professional liability insurance to defend probable lawsuits on their illegal activities. || Source

Jan 11, 2017: UN Ambassador Samantha Power makes another Flynn unmasking request.

Jan 12, 2017: FBI renews FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, falsely stating that Steele’s information was still reliable because previous information he had reported to the FBI had been verified and used in criminal proceedings; and omitting information received by FBI in Nov and Dec 2016 undermining Steele’s credibility and trustworthiness. FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates again sign the application. Britain’s national security adviser sends letter to outgoing National Security Advisor Susan Rice and NSA-designate Flynn, disavowing former British Secret Service Agent Christopher Steele, calls his credibility into question, and declares him untrustworthy. Flynn later states he does not remember this letter.

Jan 12, 2017: Obama administration finalizes new rules under Executive Order 12333 allowing NSA to distribute raw intel to other U.S. intel agencies without normal privacy protections, removing longstanding restrictions on access to contents of phone calls and email, including bulk collection of satellite transmissions, communications between foreigners as they cross network switches in the United States, and messages acquired overseas or provided by allies. || Source1 , Source2 , Source3

Jan 12, 2017: Vice President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew request Flynn unmasking in intelligence communications.

Jan 12, 2017: Washington Post, David Ignatius, publishes information leaked either by Obama Admin officials or by Stephen Halper, about phone calls between Russian Ambassador Kislyak and General Flynn. The article mentions the Logan Act, a 1799 law prohibiting private individuals from discussing foreign policy with foreign governments. The Logan Act has never been successfully used and is inapplicable to Flynn as a designated public official.

Jan 2017: Assistant Director of FBI Counterintelligence Division Bill Priestap writes handwritten note for meeting to plan an ‘ambush interview’ with Flynn: ‘What is our goal? Truth/admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?’ Source: document disclosed in April 2020, in response to Flynn attorney Powell’s request for Brady-required exculpatory material.

Jan 15 2017: VP Pence on CBS Face the Nation, in response to question ‘Did any advisor or anybody in the Trump campaign have any contact with the Russians who were trying to meddle in the election?‘ states ‘Of course not. And I think to suggest that is to give credence to some of these bizarre rumors that have swirled around the candidacy.’ Transcript

Jan 15, 2017: Bob Woodward calls Steele dossier ‘garbage’. || Source

Jan 19, 2017: State Dept European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland sends classified materials on Russia investigation to Senators Warner, Corker, and Cardin. Transmittal message ‘We made the deadline!‘ indicates urgency to provide information on Russian election-interference, anti-EU, and anti-NATO activities in Europe, before Trump is to be inaugurated as President the following day. || Source

Jan 20, 2017: Susan Rice writes a memo to herself about Obama ‘continuing to do everything by the book‘ with regard to the Flynn investigation. The word ‘continuing’ suggests Obama had already known about the FBI plan to ‘get Flynn to lie‘.

Jan 20, 2017: Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th President of the United States.

Jan 20, 2017: Wikileaks raises previous reward for information on murder of Seth Rich to $130,000.

Jan 22, 2017: Michael Flynn sworn in as National Security Adviser.

Jan 2017: FBI agent’s handwritten note on purpose of interviewing Flynn ‘to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired’. Source: DOJ documents released to Flynn defense attorney Powell.

Jan 2017: FBI Dir Comey places mole in White House, cybersecurity expert Anthony Ferrante, who retains FBI employment ‘reserve’ status, to report any incriminating info on President Trump to FBI. || Source

Jan 23, 2017: FBI places story in Washington Post stating, ‘FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit’ and ‘Although Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were listened to, Flynn himself is not the active target of an investigation, U.S. officials said‘. This reassures Flynn he is not under investigation, so that when interviewed by FBI the following day at the White House, he does not suspect an ambush.

Jan 23, 2017: UK GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan suddenly resigns. Hannigan had shared reports supporting the Russia-collusion narrative with U.S. spy agencies, and had cooperated with requests by President Obama to spy on and supply information about then-candidate Donald Trump in Aug 2016.

Jan 24, 2017: Noticing the case against Flynn is not formally closed, and it is therefore unnecessary to open a new case, Comey on his own initiative and without notifying his nominal superior at DOJ (Acting AG Sally Yates), sends Peter Strzok and Joseph Pientka to the White House for an ambush interview of Flynn about his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak, despite the fact these calls are unrelated to the previous case against Flynn. Comey does not ask White House Counsel because, as he later explains, he ‘thought he could get away with it‘ since the new Administration was not yet organized. Flynn, reassured based on previous day’s Washington Post article that he is not the target of an FBI investigation, answers questions in an unguarded way.

Jan 25, 2017: DOJ Chief Counsel James Baker, FBI Priestap, and other officials meet to consider options for removing Flynn. They reject Logan Act as inapplicable. Baker asks ‘how could you prosecute Flynn for lying to FBI officials when there was no underlying crime because the contact with Kislyak was normal’. They settle on stirring up a conflict with VP Pence over Pence’s assurances on Jan 15 CBS-TV interview that there had been no contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians.

Jan 26, 2017: DOJ Yates reinforces this narrative to White House Counsel McGahn by conflating Flynn’s official contacts with Kislyak as normal transition planning, and campaign-type contacts (which had not occurred), implying these activities undercut VP Pence’s TV assurances. When McGahn asks her whether Flynn should be fired, Yates responds ‘that’s not our call’.

Jan 30, 2017: Trump fires Acting AG Sally Yates for refusing to follow the president’s Executive Order limiting travel from certain terror-prone countries.

Jan 30, 2017: Attorney Mark Zaid, who later represents impeachment source Eric Ciaramella, writes on Twitter that ‘#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow’.

Jan 30, 2017: Internal DOJ document by FBI exonerates Michael Flynn of being ‘an agent of Russia’; concealed until DOJ compelled by Court order to produce it for Flynn defense in Sept 2019. Source: Flynn Defense attorney Sidney Powell case filing 17-232-EGS Sept 11, 2019.

January 30, 2017: Foreign Policy magazine article by Law Prof Rosa Brooks titled 3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020 calls for Trump’s impeachment, his removal under the 25th Amendment, or a method ‘that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup.’

Jan 31, 2017: Former FBI analyst and Feinstein staffer Daniel Jones incorporates Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) as advised by Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson, to reinforce Steele dossier allegations, obtain similar accusations against President Trump, and distribute them to media, Congress, and FBI. Later he registers it as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit with tax-exempt status due to its claim of being nonpartisan. || Source

Feb 3, 2017: CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella and Sean Misko, both seconded to NSC, are overheard at the first NSC staff meeting openly discussing their plan to ‘take out the president’. ‘They weren’t just bent on subverting his agenda, they were plotting to actually have him removed from office’. Misko: ‘Yeah, we need to do everything we can to take out the president.’ A military staffer seconded to NSC: ‘They meant removing him from office by any means necessary’. Military staffer, alarmed, reports Ciaramella-Misko remarks to his superiors, but nothing comes of it. || Source

Feb 9, 2017: DNI Clapper calls Washington Post reporter David Ignatius, tells him ‘take the kill shot’ on Flynn, using wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak call records. Washington Post publishes leak accusing Flynn of collusion with Russia in his calls and meetings with Ambassador Kislyak regarding sanctions: ‘National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say’. Source for ‘kill shot’: DNI staff in car with Clapper during call to Ignatius, noted in Flynn defense attorney Sidney Powell’s deposition.

Feb 2017: FBI Flynn case agent William Barnett tells unit chief that he wants to be removed from the case, because the Flynn investigation ‘is problematic and could result in an IG investigation’. || Source: Interview of William Barnett conducted Sept 17, 2020 by U.S. attorney Jeff Jensen

Feb 10, 2017: Clinton campaign manager and fund-raiser John Podesta meets secretly with Fusion GPS principals Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who are seeking funding to continue their investigation of President Trump and alleged Russia collusion. Clinton foreign policy adviser Jake Sullivan and Feinstein aide Daniel Jones, who had recently started TDIP) also participate in the meeting. Simpson asks Podesta to verify Fusion GPS’s bona fides with donors and funding sources whom Podesta knows. TDIP hires Fusion GPS and Steele to update and expand the Steele dossier. Assisted by Podesta, TDIP raises more than seven million dollars during 2017, including one million dollars from George Soros, $2.1 million from Tom Steyer, and other payments from undisbursed Clinton campaign funds. Its operating methods closely track those developed by Simpson and Steele in 2016, simultaneously notifying media, Congressional committees, and FBI of ‘research’ supporting the Russia collusion narrative. Source1 , Source2 , Podesta testimony to House Intel Committee Dec 4, 2017.

Feb 10, 2017: FBI agent Strzok changes official records, called ‘302 notes’, of Flynn interview to indicate discussion of sanctions with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, when in fact no such discussion had occurred. Source: Case 1:17-cr-00232-EGS Document 129-2 Filed 10/24/19

Feb 13, 2017: Flynn is fired as National Security Adviser, removing him from a position where he could investigate the Obama Admin’s espionage operations against Trump.

Feb 15, 2017: Page, Strzok, and McCabe revise FBI agent Pientka’s ‘302’ Notes purportedly made during the Jan 24 Strzok / Pientka interview with Flynn, to conform with the charge that Flynn lied to FBI agents in Jan 24 White House interview.

Feb 15, 2017: GSA asks FBI whether confidential Trump Transition records should be preserved. FBI responds that records associated with recently resigned National Security Adviser Flynn should be preserved. GSA preserves all Trump Transition records without informing President Trump or his counsel. || Source: Senate HSGA and Finance Majority Staff Report, 2018

Feb 23, 2017: Tim Trevan, a biosafety consultant, warns that China’s authoritarian society may be incompatible with the free exchange of information required for biosafety. Rutgers University molecular biologist Richard Ebright warns that China’s expansion of hazardous biotech research is ‘inherently dual-use‘, meaning military applications are inevitable. || Source

March 1, 2017: Washington Post writes ‘Sessions Spoke Twice To Russian Envoy: Revelation contradicts his testimony at confirmation hearing’. (One meeting was brief and inconsequential, the other was as Senator.)

March 2, 2017: AG Jeff Sessions recuses self from Russia investigation, per advice of ADAG Dana Boente. This forecloses the possibility that as AG Sessions would investigate Obama Admin operations against Trump. Both Flynn and Sessions, the two officials with the greatest responsibility to uncover illegal spying operations by FBI, CIA, and others, are thus removed, leaving a future Special Counsel effectively unsupervised.

March 2, 2017: Clear Force, Jim Jones (former NSA Dir) publish patent US2017/0061345 A1 to electronically monitor employee behavior by coordinating legal, financial, and social media databases, using AI to identify anomalous behavior.

March 4, 2017: Trump tweets ‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!’

March 15, 2017: Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrel, a supporter of Clinton’s, casts doubt on the dossier and Steele’s sourcing.

March 15, 2017: FBI Director Comey testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee that FBI agents did believe Michael Flynn did not lie to them.

March 16, 2017: Former SSCI Feinstein staffer and former FBI agent Daniel Jones describes Fusion GPS as a ‘shadow media organization helping the government’, funded by a ‘group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros’. Jones raises $50 million to continue paying Fusion GPS and Steele after Trump’s inauguration, distributing a daily Russia-collusion briefing paper to Congress, ‘resistors’ in Trump Admin, and media. Steele wishes to have an official written bipartisan invitation to testify to Senate Intel Committee. SSCI Vice Chair Sen Warner, in order to keep all communications with Steele ‘off the record’, texts lobbyist Adam Waldman, an intermediary for Steele in London, ‘we want to do this right private in London don’t want to send letter yet cuz if we can’t get agreement wud rather not have paper trail’. Waldman texts back ‘[I will] see if I can convince him [Steele] to speak w you directly. At the moment he seems spooked. No pun intended.’

March 16, 2017: Dan Coats confirmed as DNI, replacing James Clapper.

March 17, 2017: SSCI Vice-Chair Sen Mark Warner tells SSCI Security Director James Wolfe to give copies of Secret-classified Carter Page FISA warrant application to media.

March 20, 2017: FBI director Comey confirms to Congress that FBI is investigating President Trump, blames Priestap for previous failure to notify Congress as required by law. Comey claims to have known early on in the investigation that it was Vladimir Putin’s intention to help the Trump campaign, due to his [Putin’s] hatred for Hillary Clinton. Comey also tells Congress there is ‘salacious and unverified’ material in the Fusion GPS dossier used by FBI, in part, to obtain Carter Page wiretap. (Under FBI ‘Woods Procedures’, only facts carefully verified by the FBI may be offered as evidence to obtain FISA warrants.)

March 22, 2017: House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes demands that CIA, FBI and NSA disclose nature of unlawful surveillance he had discovered. || Source

Early April, 2017: A third FBI wiretap on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page is approved. FBI Director James Comey and Acting AG Dana Boente sign the application. CIA Director Mike Pompeo may or may not be aware of this application or its approval.

April 3, 2017: Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice reveals in an interview, despite earlier denials, that she had requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials. The unmasked names, of people associated with Donald Trump, were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan, and Rice deputy Ben Rhodes. || Source

April 7, 2017: President Trump, advised by attorney McGahn, signs executive order 13787 enabling the third-ranking DOJ official (Dana Boente at the time) to sign FISA application renewals. The Carter Page FISA application renewal, based on the same fraudulent Steele dossier as the earlier ones, facilitates the FBI’s continued spying on the Trump Administration.

April 10, 2017: FBI Strzok text to Lisa Page: need to speak ‘about a media leak strategy with DOJ‘.

April 13, 2017: Guardian headlines ‘British Spies Were First to Spot Trump Team’s Links with Russia,’ explaining ‘US and UK intelligence sources acknowledge that GCHQ played an early, prominent role in kickstarting the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation‘.

April 17, 2017: In response to concerns in Washington about Russian social-media influence efforts, Facebook’s Alex Stamos investigates occurrences of fake news, targeted data collection, false amplifiers on its site, and reports actions the company is taking to combat these. Senator Mark Warner later visits Facebook in person to press for evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

April 25, 2017: Christopher Steele, in a UK court proceeding, admits the dossier is ‘unverified’ and says he is ‘shocked’ it was ever made public.

April 25, 2017: Adam Waldman in London texts SSCI Vice-Chair Sen Warner, ‘I just talked to Chris [Steele] again. I can’t convince him to do a call first. He is under a lot of duress FYI. He said Dan Jones [former SSCI Feinstein staff, current distributor of Russia-collution newsletter] is coming to see you. I suggest you explain to Dan why a call is the necessary first step rather than a letter from your perspective.’

Spring 2017: Chief FISA Court Judge Rosemary Collyer finds that the Obama administration had been abusing the NSA FISA 702 database since President Obama’s re-election in 2012, by failing to minimize queries to the NSA database, ‘unmasking’ persons incidentally identified, and allowing their names and personal information (phone contacts, email, texts, banking and any other electronic information) to be provided to private contractors.

April 26, 2017: Rod Rosenstein is appointed as new Deputy AG.

April 26, 2017: A declassified top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court report reveals that 85 percent of the searches conducted by FBI, CIA, and NSA consist of nebulous ‘about’ data requests impermissible according to legal minimization requirements. The FISA Court report also reveals that FBI provides raw surveillance data to outside contractors such as Fusion GPS without supervising whose privacy is violated. Unsupervised outside contractors may have engaged in political spying on Trump campaign workers, in violation of law.

April 28, 2017: NSA has decided that its Section 702 foreign intelligence surveillance activities will no longer include any upstream internet communications that are solely ‘about a foreign intelligence target. Instead, this surveillance will now be limited to only those communications that are directly ‘to’ or ‘from’ a foreign intelligence target. These changes are designed to retain the upstream collection that provides the greatest value to national security while reducing the likelihood that NSA will acquire communications of U.S. persons or others who are not in direct contact with one of the Agency’s foreign intelligence targets. In addition, as part of this curtailment, NSA will delete the vast majority of previously acquired upstream internet communications as soon as practicable. || Source

May 2017: NSC staffer Rich Higgins writes and circulates memo on political warfare aimed at de-stabilizing and ousting the Trump presidency and disenfranchising Trump’s constituency. He had also sought to declassify PSD-11, the secret blueprint for Obama’s alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood. || Source

May 3, 2017: FBI Dir Comey in Senate testimony refuses to rule out anyone, ‘including the president’ as a target of criminal investigation.

May 9, 2017: Trump fires FBI Director Comey, based on memo from Rosenstein re ‘Restoring public confidence in the FBI’. Rosenstein writes: ‘The FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department…. The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do…. the goal of a federal criminal investigation is not to announce our thoughts at a press conference. The goal is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to justify a federal criminal prosecution, then allow a federal prosecutor who exercises authority delegated by the Attorney General to make a prosecutorial decision, and then – if prosecution is warranted – let the judge and jury determine the facts. We sometimes release information about closed investigations in appropriate ways, but the FBI does not do it sua sponte‘. FBI mole Anthony Ferrante leaves joint WH/FBI employment to work for BuzzFeed, which had published the unverified Steele dossier in Jan 2017.

May 9, 2017: Andrew McCabe, as FBI Director upon the firing of Director Comey, immediately orders criminal obstruction and counter-intelligence investigation of President Trump, with the objective of having an ongoing investigation that would be ‘difficult to quash without raising scrutiny‘. CNN reports top FBI officials open investigation because Trump ‘needed to be reined in‘. McCabe informally surveys Trump Cabinet concerning willingness to declare Trump medically or mentally unfit, to force him from the Presidency under the 25th Amendment. Acting AG Rosenstein volunteers to ‘wear a wire‘ to entrap President Trump into statements demonstrating mental incapacity. || Source: CBS 60 Minutes TV interview Feb 2019.

May 16, 2017: Comey publishes memo to self in NY Times, claiming President Trump asked him to drop investigation of Flynn. The accusation of improper presidential influence on an FBI investigation prompts calls for appointment of an independent Special Counsel to investigate Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.

May 16, 2017: Rosenstein suggests to McCabe that he (Rosenstein) secretly record President Trump. Rosenstein denies the report.