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 — A Secret Alliance

A secret U.S. alliance with islamists and narco-traffickers.

Please see updates to this section at Substack:

§3. Notes on A Secret Alliance, August 2010 – March 2013

§3. A Secret Alliance, August 2010 – March 2013:

§3. A Secret Alliance, August 2010 – March 2013

[The years 2010 – 2013 saw the formation of a secret alliance between the United States and an officially designated terror organization, the Muslim Brotherhood. The purpose of the alliance was to convert street protests in Mideast capitals into regime change, supported by weapons smuggling, terror, and propaganda. The Muslim Brotherhood took over Egypt and Libya, and in collaboration with the U.S. State Department and CIA, was seeking to do the same in Syria and Lebanon. The techniques of regime change in Egypt and Libya were later applied in Ukraine, and to the United States itself, as will be seen in §9 of this timeline. Thus DEA and Treasury continued their investigations of criminal racketeering by Hezbollah, unaware that their investigations would ultimately be shut down. Chinese payments to the family of the Vice-President, bought immunity from espionage charges.]

August 2010: Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) declares secret U.S. alliance with Muslim Brotherhood to change governments of Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. || Source

2010: British Ex-spy Christopher Steele meets FBI agent Michael Gaeta, concerning investigation of FIFA corruption. Gaeta is in charge of investigating Russian organized crime. However, ‘Steele did not have any role in the [FIFA] investigation itself, he did not provide court testimony, and his information did not appear in any indictments, search warrants, or other court filings.’ Nevertheless Steele’s FIFA role is cited by the FBI later as grounds for his reliability on other matters. || Source: IG Report.

Sept 21, 2010: China embargoes exports of rare earth minerals to Japan in reaction to Senkaku dispute. ‘Most rare earths are not actually rare. But China dominates world production because the rare earths in its major ore deposits are unusually easy to extract for geological reasons.’ || Source

Oct 5, 2010: DOJ AG Eric Holder requests, and IRS sends FBI 21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations; purpose not stated. || Source1 , Source2

Oct 8, 2010: IRS official Lois Lerner meets with DOJ Election Crimes Prosecutor about criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups for political activity contrary to their tax-exempt status.

Oct 22, 2010: State Department and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (an inter-agency committee including AG Eric Holder) unanimously approves partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russian nuclear firm Rosatom, giving Russia control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply, with holdings in four Western states. || Source

Nov 23, 2010: Sec State Hillary Clinton proposes in a staff meeting to execute a drone strike on Julian Assange in London, in order to silence Wikileaks, which had published embarrassing secret State Dept cables. She suggests that since Assange is a ‘soft target’, a drone strike would be easy. An assistant, suitably named Anne-Marie Slaughter, assesses this and other options in a followup memo on ‘legal and nonlegal strategies’ to stop Wikileaks.

Dec 22, 2010: Iranian General Qassem Soleimani allows Nuri al-Maliki to become Prime Minister of Iraq, on condition Jalal Talabani become President and that U.S. forces leave Iraq. The pro-American secular leader Ayad Alawi who had won a plurality but not a majority of parliamentary seats, is told by VP Joe Biden to abandon his effort to form a government. || Source

Jan 2011: Wanxiang founder Lu Guanqiu, a close associate of future Chinese leader Xi Jinping, meets President Obama.

Jan 25, 2011: Muslim Brotherhood leads revolution against Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

Feb 2, 2011: President Obama announces U.S. support of regime change in Egypt.

Feb 2011: U.S. Treasury files civil action against Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank, Hezbollah’s central money-laundering and drug-trafficking bank, and later seize $102 million, forcing it to shut down and sell its assets without admitting wrongdoing. DOJ fails to file criminal charges, and blocks investigations into other financial institutions and individuals that DEA Cassandra agent David Asher targets for RICO case. RICO convictions enable severer penalties. One network, that of Ayman Saied Joumaa, launders $200 million/month through U.S. used car dealers shipping cars to Benin.

Feb 17, 2011: Muslim Brotherhood leads revolution in Libya.

March 2011: Secretary of State Clinton announces U.S. support for Muslim Brotherhood-led rebels in Libya, appoints Special Envoy Chris Stevens to direct US operations in Benghazi.

April 5, 2011: Washington State requires all 39 counties to conduct elections by mail.

April 22, 2011: White House Counsel Judity Corley writes to Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy requesting two copies of Obama’s original Certificate of Live Birth. || Source

April 25, 2011: Hawaii Health Director Fuddy writes back granting April 22 certificate request. Attorney Bob Bauer claims Corley returns to White House with the certificates on the same day, April 25. || Source

June 2011: IRS expands scope of special-scrutiny from ‘Tea Party’ by adding search terms: patriot, government spending, government debt, taxes, making America a better place to live, education on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and challenging Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. IRS continues targeting Republican groups throughout 2012, as admitted by Lois Lerner in Congressional testimony May 10, 2013. || Source

August 14, 2011: Iran Quds Force leader Zanjani transfers 1.9 million Euros to Benghazi construction company via First Islamic Investment Bank in Labuan, Malaysia and Banque Intercontinentale Arabe in Paris. || Source

August 18, 2011: Executive Order 13583 establishes a coordinated Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce, and launches race-conscious ‘micro-agression’ sensitivity training and indoctrination throughout the military and all agencies; resulting in the firing of almost 200 senior officers.

Oct 3, 2011: Obama Admin expands scope of permissible spying to include domestic communications of Americans through the NSA all-inclusive database. || Source

Oct 20, 2011: Muslim Brotherhood takes control of Libya.

2011: NSA discloses to FISA Court that it had misrepresented the nature of its ‘upstream’ collection activities under Section 702, and that it was actually acquiring not only communications to or from the targets of surveillance, but communications that simply mentioned certain information about them, some of which had nothing to do with the target.

Dec 15, 2011: Preet Bharara and DEA Administrator announce civil suit seeking $483,142,568 from Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) and others for a money laundering scheme to finance Hezbollah through sales of U.S.-purchased used cars and resale in West Africa, in violation of International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Dec 2011: Obama Admin grants temporary work visa to Vadim Mikerin, who had been engaged in a uranium-trucking extortion scheme in the U.S. since 2009. || Source

2012: U.S. intelligence officials become aware of Chinese Govt hack of Office of Personnel Management (OPM). || Source

2012: China National Natural Science Foundation funds research led by Xu Jianguo on ‘discovery of animal-delivered pathogens carried by wild animals’, seeking organisms that could infect humans. || Source

Jan 27, 2012: In internal meeting, VP Biden opposes U.S. raid on Bin Laden compound.

Feb 19, 2012: Hunter Biden’s Seneca Global Advisors arranges for GreatPoint, a US energy technology startup, to receive an equity investment of $420 million and project funding of $1.25 billion from Wanxiang Group, to jointly-develop a coal-to-natural gas facility in Xinjiang.

April 2012: U.S. Amb to Libya Cretz formally requests, in a cable to Sec State Clinton, more security for the Benghazi mission. In cable bearing her signature, Clinton refuses. || Source: House Armed Services, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform Committees report, April 23, 2013

April 2012: Michael Horowitz appointed DOJ Inspector General after President Obama revokes authority of all agency inspectors general to require information pertinent to OIG analyss.

April 17, 2012: President Barack Obama nominates Lt Gen Flynn to be Director of DIA.

June 20, 2012: Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi wins presidency of Egypt.


2012: FISA-702(16)(17) ‘About’ (nebulous catchall) queries of NSA database are initiated. 85 percent of these are later determined by NSA audit and FISA Court judgment to have been ‘non-compliant’ with procedures to minimize inadvertent disclosure of names of unrelated people, in violation of their Constitutional Fourth-Amendment rights.

June 2012: U.S. intelligence and security officers in Benghazi and Tripoli warn their superiors, including Ambassador Stevens, that Iranian preparations for a terrorist attack on the US compound in Benghazi are in progress. Green Beret Colonel Andy Wood, head of security for Stevens, sends a cable to his commanding officer that Iranian militia group Ansar al Sharia had received funding from Iran.

July 2012: CIA/State Dept operation with Obama presidential covert action finding authorizes secret weapons smuggling operation from Benghazi Libya to ISIS forces in Syria.

July 1, 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton uses unsecured personal email domain to email President Obama from Russia, contrary to law and security protocol.

July 20, 2012: Uranium One pays Podesta Group to lobby State Dept and other agencies on ‘international mining projects’. || Source

July 25, 2012: DIA chief Lt Gen Michael Flynn discovers newly developed Stinger missile is fired by Taliban at U.S. Chinook helicopter. CIA (Brennan) and State Dept (Clinton) had arranged for delivery of missile to Qatar for Libya but instead it was diverted to Taliban, according to serial number recovered from missile casing. || Source

July 25, 2012: Google’s Jared Cohen partners with Al-Jazeera to broadcast information into Syria, using data on defections from the Assad regime tracked by Google. Acting under the aegis of the U.S. State Dept, the purpose of the defection-tracker is to encourage more defections and to overthrow the Assad regime. || Source1 ; Source2: Jared Cohen message to State Dept officials Burns, Sullivan, Ross: ‘visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition’.

August 12, 2012: DIA issues secret report, by Lt Gen Michael Flynn, that an Islamic State will be established in eastern Syria, led by the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda.

Sept 11, 2012: Libyan terrorists attack U.S. mission in Benghazi Libya. State Dept Operations Center alerts White House Situation Room, DNI, and FBI. Sept 11, 4:05 p.m. ET State Dept. Operations Center sends alert to government emergency watch lists including White House Situation Room, DNI, and FBI. Entitled ‘US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack’, the alert reports ‘approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well’. Special Operations Forces prepare to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the attack, but is forbidden to do so by US Special Operations Command Africa.

Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibiilty on Facebook and Twitter. President Obama does not convene emergency meeting of Counterterrorism Security Group, issues ‘stand down’ orders to not mount a rescue mission in response to the attack. General Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, prepares a rescue mission in defiance of this order and is fired. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans are murdered by terrorists. || Source: CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson reports

Sept 15, 2012: In talking points explaining Benghazi attack, Obama Admin removes references to Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists, describes armed hostilities as a ‘demonstration’. CIA Director Gen David Petraeus continues to call the attack an attack, contradicting Obama talking points. FBI Dep Dir Andrew McCabe instructs subordinates not to call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing the FBI’s findings to the larger intelligence community, despite knowing the identity of the attackers. || Source: House Armed Services, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Report; Rep. Ron DeSantis Dec 2017 interview of a retired FBI supervisor.

Oct 14, 2012: NSA collects more than 250 million email contact lists from free email services such as Yahoo and Gmail.

Nov 6, 2012: Obama elected to 2nd term as president.

Nov 9, 2012: CIA Dir Petraeus resigns.

Nov 30, 2012: U.S. State Dept and Smithsonian Institution pay Chinese pyrotechnician Cai Guo Qiang $250,000 to blow up a Christmas tree on the National Mall, a few weeks before Christmas. U.S. officials, apparently unaware of the symbolism of the stunt for Chinese seeking to avenge Western humiliation, also award Cai the first-ever State Dept Medal of Arts. Cleaning up the detritus of the explosion takes two months.

2012 – 2015: Uranium One retains Podesta Group as lobbyist for fees totaling $180,000. || Source

Jan 2013: Russia’s Rosatom acquires majority control of Uranium One, with uranium mines in Kazakhstan and the United States. Frank Giustra and other Uranium One investors give $130 million to Clinton Foundation.

Feb 1, 2013: John Kerry becomes U.S. Secretary of State.

March 7, 2013: John Brennan confirmed as CIA Director.

March 2013: CIA awards $600 million contract to Amazon Web Services for cloud system enabling 17 intelligence agencies to share information.

March 2013: Igor Danchenko, later the source for Steele’s dossier, is charged in Greenbelt Md with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Rod Rosenstein is the prosecutor. Danchenko is released from jail on condition he undergo drug testing and ‘participate in a program of substance abuse therapy and counseling’, as well as ‘mental health counseling’.

March 28, 2013: Congress issues subpoena for Hillary Clinton’s server, after which a computer technician employed by her deletes her emails from the server.

Timeline of U.S. Political Transformation, Prelude 2001 – 2010

Placing delayed revelations in their actual time-sequence reveals the U.S. election fraud of 2020 growing out of Hugo Chavez’s software investment in 2004, Chinese military advances derived from their hack of DOD in 2007, alliances between spies and an ambitious political candidate dating back to 2008, and the beginnings of a failed campaign to take down the Hezbollah international drug-trafficking empire.

Please see this section at Substack

§1. 9/11 and Its Aftermath, 2000 – 2007

[Much of today’s dissolution grew out of actions and policies little-noted when they occurred, decades earlier. They were either not newsworthy, not salient to people other than those ‘in the know’, or intentionally concealed for fear of the negative reaction they would provoke.]

[Long gaps between action and consequence lead to collective amnesia, a sort of brain-fog about how things came to be the way they are. That in turn induces passive acceptance, as if current circumstances were not contingent on prior causes. So here in the early 2000s, visible but unappreciated, are several of the features of contemporary life that loom so large now — mass surveillance, election fraud, and Chinese espionage.]


Dec 14, 1999: Port Angeles (Washington) Customs Inspector Diana Dean thwarts Al Qaida plan to blow up Los Angeles airport by questioning Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam, part of a sleeper cell based in Canada.

Jan 28, 2000: An application for a patent on a spike protein virus vaccine for canine coronavirus is filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

2001: Patent attorney David Martin’s firm publishes a report warning of the dangers posed by the use of coronavirus as a vaccine vector also being used, with no modification needed, as a bio-weapon. || Source

Sept 11, 2001: Airline ticket agent Michael Tuohey checks Mohammed Atta onto Flight 11. Tuohey later recalls ‘I said to myself, ‘If this guy doesn’t look like an Arab terrorist, then nothing does‘. But he lets the terrorists board without any enhanced security screening: ‘I gave myself a mental slap, because in this day and age, it’s not nice to say things like this. You’ve checked in hundreds of Arabs and Hindus and Sikhs, and you’ve never done that. I felt kind of embarrassed.‘ || Source: John Schindler, Top Secret Umbra topsecretumbra@substack.com

Sept 11, 2001: Islamists commanded by Osama Bin Laden hijack four passenger planes, flying three of them into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and one of them into the Pentagon in Washington DC. Passengers take control of the fourth plane and crash it into the ground in southwest Pennsylvania before it could reach its intended target, the White House. An FBI field office had previously sent a report of Saudi Arabian students at a flight school in Minnesota seeking instruction in taking off but not landing an airplane. FBI Headquarters ignored the report. More than 3,000 people are killed in the 9/11 attacks.

Oct 4, 2001: In response to 9/11 attack, U.S. Govt authorizes spy agencies to do warrantless mass surveillance, that is, to spy on ordinary citizens without obtaining a warrant stating a reason or ‘probable cause’ of suspicion, in effect repealing the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. In 2002, the first full year of operation, the total number of people in the U.S. subject to such surveillance is 500 or less. || Source

April 19, 2002: National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Dir Anthony Fauci, and Christopher M Curtis, Boyd Young and Ralph Baric apply for patent on a recombinant (chimeric) DNA means of producing an infectious replication-defective coronavirus specifically targeted for human lung epithelium. The 2002 patent application specifies the ACE-2 binding domain for the S-1 spike protein, exactly as it later came to be known in SARS-CoV2. The pathogen had been created by Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, under NIH NIAID Grant #GM63228. NIAID exercises the U.S. Government’s ‘march-in’ right to acquire ownership of any research it funds. The patent on this pathogen is later granted as U.S. Patent #727-9327. Dr. Shi Zhengli and Wuhan Virology Institute colleagues increase infectivity by combining an HIV pseudovirus with SARS-CoV-1. || Source

2003: Russian oligarch, aluminum magnate, and Putin associate Oleg Deripaska retains law firm Alston & Bird, where Johnathan Winer is a partner. Putin seeks major share of world uranium resources. Winer later joins State Dept, acts as conduit for dossier prepared by British ex-spy Christopher Steele.

April 25, 2003: U.S. Patent Office rejects, for lack of novelty, a CDC application seeking to patent the SARS coronavirus genome. 35 U.S.Code § 101 prohibits issuance of a patent for a naturally occurring substance.

April 28, 2003: Sequoia Pharmaceuticals, whose holdings are later acquired by Pfizer and J&J, applies for a patent on ‘antiviral agents of treatment and control of infections by coronavirus’. || Source

March 10, 2004: With the warrantless spying program (called ‘Stellar Wind’) set to expire, and Attorney General Ashcroft in hospital in intensive care, Acting Attorney General James Comey and FBI Director Robert Mueller threaten to resign rather than approve an extension. Ashcroft, Comey, and Mueller all state their belief that the ‘Stellar Wind’ component on Internet metadata violates the Constitution. They inform President George W Bush that a mass resignation of DOJ lawyers would ensue, imperiling his re-election later in the year. Bush extends the program without the metadata component, over the objections of VP Cheney, averting any resignations. A secret FISA Court decision re-approves Internet metadata spying in June 2004. || Source: George W Bush, Decision Points, and Source

May 28, 2004: Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez buys 28 percent share of Bizta, a venture developer of voting machine software.

Jan 2005: Hunter Biden, Chris Heinz, and Devon Archer establish Rosemont Capital. The firm is named after a Heinz family estate in Sewickley Pennsylvania. Heinz, heir to the food-processing conglomerate, supplies the capital, is the step-son of Senator John Kerry.

March 2005: Smartmatic purchases Sequoia Voting Systems for $16 million.

Nov 2005: CIA veteran John Brennan appointed CEO of The Analysis Corp (TAC), whose products are pattern recognition and data mining software for U.S. Government’s terrorist watchlist database called TIPOFF.

Dec 2005: Eric Lichtblau and James Risen reveal in New York Times the ‘Stellar Wind’ program of unconstitutional warrantless domestic spying and unauthorized NSA collection of Internet metadata, which had been in operation since Oct 2001. || Source

2006: Oleg Deripaska agrees to pay $10 million annual compensation to Paul Manafort to improve Putin image in U.S. Payments continue through 2009.

May 4, 2006: Rep Carolyn Maloney (D, NY) writes to Treasury Secretary John Snow, asking whether Venezuelan company Smartmatic had complied with CFIUS regulations in its acquisition of Sequoia, a U.S. voting machine company. ‘As you can imagine, having a foreign government investing in or owning a company that supplies voting machines for U.S. elections could raise concerns over the integrity of elections conducted with these machines.

Aug 2006: Hunter Biden and uncle James Biden purchase hedge fund Paradigm Global Advisors. James Biden tells employees Don’t worry about investors. We’ve got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden. Non-U.S. persons could provide money to such companies without campaign-finance or foreign-agent reporting requirements. || Source ; Independent CPAs Briggs, Bunting & Dougherty report to SEC on July 25, 2008, cites Paradigm for ‘failure to reconcile reimbursements, cash accounts, and other accounts’. || Source

October 29, 2006: Smartmatic and Sequoia Voting Systems deny Venezuelan Govt ownership, seek CFIUS review, claim no national security risk and no substantiated allegations of tampering with voting results.

Oct 31, 2006: San Francisco Mayor (later California Governor) Gavin Newsom installs Dominion voting machines in SF. || Source

2007: Hackers from Chinese military unit Technical Reconnaissance Bureau, in Chengdu, on behalf of China’s Aviation Industry Company (AVIC), hack into DOD and contractors’ computer systems, stealing 50 terabytes of data on U.S. F-35 aircraft design, including engine schematics, radar, electro-optical system for missile warning, navigation support, and night operations, turbine cooling system, engine heat reduction, and other elements of stealth design. According to NSA estimates, Chinese hackers conducted more than 30,000 cyber attacks into DOD and contractors including Lockheed Martin and Norhtrup Grumman. AVIC subsidiary Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group uses the stolen data to design and build the J-20. Photos posted on Chinese military forums on Jan 17, 2014 show the J-20 with F-35 features. || Sources: Snowden files and Source1 , Source2

June 8, 2007: DOD contracts with Dynology to help U.S. military graduate from dropping leaflets from airplanes to micro-targeting psychological warfare via social-media. Dynology, headed by Gen James Jones, develops methods of influencing groups politically according to their religion, ethnicity, demographic profile, anxiety, and personal background, and retains these algorithms for later commercial use.

Sept 5, 2007: Hunter Biden and James Bulger establish Thornton, a government relations consultancy specializing in U.S. ties with China. Taiwan-born, Yale-educated Michael Lin also participates in Thornton.

Oct 25, 2007: By Executive Orders 13224 and 13382, State Department designates Qassem Soleimani and Quds Force (Iranian-trained militia) and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists. Treasury designates IRGC-Qods Force under E.O. 13224 for providing material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations, and Iran’s state-owned Bank Saderat as a terrorist financier. || Source

§2. Monetization of U.S. Foreign Policy, 2008 – 2010

Please see Notes on this section here, and this section at Substack

[With the prospect of a Constitutionally impaired president, the spy agencies vastly expanded the reach of their surveillance and the scope of their influence. Future CIA Director John Brennan and future President Barack Obama formed an alliance whose first overt act was the cleansing of the latter’s passport records. This was followed by legislation repealing the Constitutional protection against ‘unreasonable searches and seizures’, while the U.S. economy was in full meltdown after the bankruptcies of the fourth- and fifth-largest investment banks. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) courts established by the stealth legislation later operated as a parallel though secret Supreme Court, enabling illegal investigations by the FBI on its own initiative, driven by its officials’ personal biases and political preferences.]

[These years also saw atomic deal-making with Russia in which the national security of the United States was secretly exchanged for donations to a personal political foundation. When later revealed, these deals proved extremely embarrassing, though prosecution was averted. Treasonous relations with Russia were later attributed to another person first by fabricating evidence, then reifying the fabrications by having the spy agencies solemnly pore over the suspicious details contrived for their investigation. Even the purported details from a widely circulated ‘dossier’ were provided by a ‘sub-source’, one Igor Danchenko, an employee of the Brookings Institution who had offered jobs in the incoming Obama Administration to his co-workers. Future Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein was acquainted with him by virtue of having arrested and prosecuted him for disorderly behavior in public. Federal officials considered ‘the consent of the governed’ subordinate to a ‘higher calling’ to use newly-available mass-surveillance resources for their own political purposes. The Russia story that first took shape during these years unraveled a decade later, having served its purpose, while far more ruinous penetration of the U.S. government by Chinese spies remained unreported.]

[During these same years, as revealed more than a decade later, Chinese Government agencies paid billions of dollars to the family of the then Vice-President, in exchange for official non-prosecution of illicit technology transfers through industrial espionage. The timeline grants us retrospective foresight by placing these later-revealed consequences in the actual order they occurred.]

[Organizing a new Administration typically takes one-and-a-half to two years. During that initial period, some agencies not ‘in synch’ with policies that cannot be discussed in public continue operating as before. So it was with the Drug Enforcement Administration, whose officials thought they were supposed to round up drug smugglers. They launched an investigation of Hezbollah’s billion-dollar drug-smuggling empire, unaware that the entire investigation would fall victim to a nuclear deal with Iran.]


2008: Johnathan Winer joins APCO, a lobbying and political influence firm.


March 14, 2008: A contract employee of TAC, formerly a retired State Department employee, gains unauthorized access to the passport records of Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton. Neither the employee nor the motive are identified or investigated. The passport files may have contained original copies of birth certificates and records of Obama’s 1981 travel to Pakistan. Source: State Dept Inspector General’s Report.

March 16, 2008: Bear Stearns, the 5th-largest investment bank in the U.S., collapses, bankrupt, and is taken over by JP Morgan Chase for the fire-sale price of two dollars per share.


April 19, 2008: Police find Lt Quarles Harris Jr, 24, shot dead in a car in Northeast Washington DC. Harris had cooperated with federal investigation into March 14 breach of State Dept passport files. || Source

June 2008: Obama campaign releases short-form birth Certificate.

July 10, 2008: Congress passes Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), authorizing National Security Agency (NSA) under Section 702, operating inside the United States, to collect communications of foreigners overseas for foreign intelligence purposes without a warrant. The law (110-261) substitutes a general warrant from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for the individual warrant required by the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment prohibition of ‘unreasonable searches and seizures’. Because this surveillance inevitably sweeps in domestic communications, NSA is required to minimize such collections by defining its search queries as narrowly as possible. || Source

Aug 2008: Former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Philip Berg sues in Federal District Court to obtain Obama birth certificate. || Source

2008: DEA launches Project Cassandra to investigate Hezbollah’s and Iran’s billion-dollar drug and weapons trafficking organization. DOJ refuses to prosecute Hezbollah’s Iran envoy Abdallah Safieddine for drug trafficking. Obama Admin refuses to designate Hezbollah a ‘significant transnational criminal organization’, due to prioritizing of nuclear deal with Iran. || Source

Aug 23, 2008: Joe Biden named as Democrat candidate for Vice-President.

Sept 15, 2008: Lehman Brothers, 4th-largest U.S. investment bank, goes bankrupt, starting an international credit freeze-up, meltdown of the U.S. economy, and insolvency of major commercial banks and insurers. Bankruptcy of ‘too-big-to-fail’ financial institutions is only averted by transferring newly issued Federal Reserve currency, at taxpayers’ expense, to them.

Oct 2008: John Brennan’s The Analysis Corporation (TAC), CGI, and Global Strategies Group consult for Illinois Sen Barack Obama on Internet influence operations.

Nov 2008: Brookings employee Igor Danchenko, later identified as the primary source for the Steele dossier, offers two Brookings co-workers that if they ‘did get a job in the government and had access to classified information, and wanted to make a little extra money’, Danchenko knew some people to whom they could speak. This offer by a possible Russian spy is reported to FBI several months later. Source: FBI Overview of the Counterintelligence Investigation of Christopher Steele’s Primary Sub-source, declassified Sept 23, 2020.

Nov 4, 2008: Barack Obama elected President, Joe Biden elected Vice-President.

2008 – 2010: Canadian mining company Uranium One seeks to ensure validity of its mining licenses in Kazakhstan, following arrest of Kazatomprom President who granted the licenses. Chairman Ian Telfer and former Ur-Asia investor Frank Giustra donate $8.65 million to Clinton Foundation. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton accompanies them to Kazakhstan.

2009: FBI begins investigation of Transport Logistics International for $2 Million bribery in and money laundering in relation to transportation of Russia’s uranium around the United States. Robert Mueller is FBI Director.

2009 – Jan 2012: Rosatom Tenex head Vadim Mikerin ‘did knowingly and willfully combine, conspire confederate and agree with other persons… to obstruct, delay and affect commerce and the movement of an article and commodity (enriched uranium) in commerce by extortion’. FBI in 2009 collects eyewitness evidence backed by documents, of money-laundering, blackmail and bribery by Russian nuclear officials, all aimed at growing Vladimir Putin’s atomic-energy business inside the United States in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mikerin pleads guilty in U.S. court in 2014 to orchestrating more than $2 million in bribe payments through shadowy accounts in Cyprus, Latvia, and Switzerland. || Source and Nov 2014 indictment

2009: Rosatom subsidiary ARMZ acquires 17% stake in Uranium One; they seek an initial Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) review.

2009: President Obama appoints former Muslim Brotherhood official Aimen Mir as CFIUS Staff Chair.

2009: FBI Director Robert Mueller and agent Andrew McCabe request assistance of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska to retrieve former FBI officer and CIA resource Robert Levinson who was captured in Iran in 2007. Deripaska spends $25 million of his own funds but fails, due to State Department backing out. || Source

June 4, 2009: President Obama apologizes at Cairo University for colonialism and for the U.S. slighting Muslim interests in pursuit of Cold War rivalry, attributes 9/11 attacks to extremists ‘exploiting these tensions’. || Source


June 10, 2009: U.S. Sec State Clinton meets with Kazakh dictator Nazarbayev to secure Uranium One’s ownership of uranium in Kazakhstan after arrest of Kazatomprom President Moukhtar Dzhakishev, the official responsible for selling the uranium mining rights to Giustra’s company. Rosatom subsidiary completes acquisition of 17 percent of Uranium One.


June 25 2009: Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz form Rosemont Seneca, which partners with the Thornton Group run by Devon Archer, and the Bank of China, to form Bohai Harvest RST (BHR) in China. Devon Archer is the nephew of Whitey Bulger, head of the Boston Irish mafia who received federal protection under FBI Director Robert Mueller as an informant.

Sept 15, 2009: NSA and Britain’s GCHQ agree to share data, surveillance assets, and conclusions.

Oct 4, 2009: U.S. citizen Allen Ho, under direction of China General Nuclear, seeks assistance of U.S. nuclear scientists surreptitiously to enable China to design and manufacture its own nuclear instrumentation systems. Hunter Biden’s BHR later invests in China General Nuclear (CGN) in Dec 2014. || Source: DOJ indictment April 14, 2016

Nov 27, 2009: First kickback payment by Mikerin to trucking company for transport of enriched uranium documented by FBI.

April 2010: APCO (Johnathan Winer) executes contract with Rosatom to ‘create and promote a new image of State Atomic Energy corporation Rosatom supporting the interests of Rosatom in the USA’, and to overcome ‘existing political and trade barriers’.


June 2010: Rosatom, via ARMZ, seeks 51 percent ownership in Uranium One, which requires CFIUS approval. Uranium One Chair Telfer donates additional $250,000 to Clinton Foundation while CFIUS review pending.

June 29, 2010: Bill Clinton delivers speech at Renaissance Capital in Moscow, receives $500,000. || Source