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Fri May 12, 2017, 12:02 PM

 

What Comey Was Investigating, Explained

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Investigating the extent, nature, and purpose of Trump’s ties to the Kremlin. https://themoscowproject.org

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Fri May 12, 2017, 12:04 PM

1. Trump and Russia: A Timeline

 

Trump and Russia: A Timeline

Below is a timeline of known incidents before and after the election that reveal a troubling pattern of alignment and possible illegal conduct between President Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russian officials. But the question remains: What don’t we know?

The American people need answers, and that requires an independent, bipartisan commission to fully investigate all aspects of Russia’s operation targeting the 2016 presidential election.


1986
Trump Meets With Soviet Ambassador

July 1987
Trump's First Trip to Moscow

Early 1990s
Trump Organization is $3.4 Billion in Debt

Mid-1990s
Banks Refuse to Lend to Trump, Citing "The Donald Risk"

1998
Deutsche Bank Props Trump Up

Early 2000s
Russia-Linked Bayrock Group Also Props Trump Up

2005
Trump and Bayrock Find a Site For Trump Tower Moscow

2007–2008
Russians Buy Millions in Trump Real Estate
Trump Vodka Launches in Moscow

2008
Trump Jr. Visits Moscow
Trump Sells Palm Beach Mansion to Russian Billionaire

2013
Nov 09 - Trump Hosts Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow

December 2015
Dec 10 - Flynn Attends RT Gala in Moscow

March 2016
Carter Page Announced as Trump Policy Advisor

April 2016
Manafort Has Contacts with Russian-Ukrainian Operative
Apr 27 - Kislyak Attends Trump's First Foreign Policy Speech

May 2016
May 18 - U.S. Intel Finds Evidence of Election Hacking

June 2016
Jun 14 - Washington Post First Reports DNC Hack
Jun 15 - Trump Defends Putin: "It Was the DNC"
Jun 15 - Guccifer 2.0 Admits He's Behind WikiLeaks
Jun 17 - U.S. Expels Two Russian Diplomats

July 2016
Jul 07 - Carter Page Visits Moscow
Jul 18 - Trump Campaign Guts anti-Russia Language in GOP Platform
Jul 20 - Trump Campaign Officials Meet with Kislyak at Republican Convention
Jul 22 - WikiLeaks Begins Publishing DNC Emails
Jul 25 - FBI Announces Investigation into DNC Hack
Jul 26 - Intel Officials: "High Confidence of Russian Involvement"
Jul 27 - Trump Asks Russia to Interfere in Election
Jul 29 - DCCC Announces It's Also Been Hacked
Late July: FBI Launches Investigation of Russian Interference in the Election

August 2016
Aug 08 - Stone Admits He's in Contact with Julian Assange
Aug 12 - Guccifer 2.0 Thanks Stone
Aug 17 - Trump Has First Intel Briefing
Aug 19 - Manafort Resigns as Trump Campaign Chair Amid Scandal
Aug 21 - Stone Predicts Podesta Emails
Aug 24 - Assange Refuses to Criticize Trump
Aug 29 - First Reid Letter: FBI Must Investigate Russian Election Interference

September 2016
"Gang of 12" Recieves Intel Briefings
Sep 08 - Sessions and Kislyak Meet Again
Sep 08 - Trump Defends Putin: "Democrats Putting [Emails] Out"
Sep 26 - First Presidential Debate: "Somebody Sitting on Their Bed That Weighs 400 Pounds"

October 2016
Oct 03 - Stone's Implies He Has a Backchannel with WikiLeaks
Oct 07 - Intel Officials: "Russian Government Directed Hacks"
Oct 07 - WikiLeaks Releases Podesta Emails Hours After "Access Hollywood" Tapes Released
Oct 10 - Second Presidential Debate: "Maybe There is No Hacking"
Oct 11 - Trump Jr. Visits Paris
Oct 20 - Third Presidential Debate: "No idea whether it is Russia"
Oct 30 - Second Reid Letter: Comey Sitting on "Explosive Information"

November 2016
Nov 07 - WikiLeaks Releases More DNC Emails
Nov 08 - Election Day
Nov 10 - Obama Warns Trump about Flynn

December 2016
Early December: Kushner and Flynn meet with Kislayk
Dec 07 - Trump Defends Putin: Could Be "Guy In His Home in New Jersey"
Dec 09 - Intel Officials: "Russia Was Trying To Help Trump Win"
Dec 12 - Carter Page Returns to Moscow
Dec 26 - Ex-KGB Officer Found Dead
Dec 29 - Obama Orders Russian Hacking Review
Dec 29 - Obama Announces New Russia Sanctions
Dec 29 - Flynn Has Five Calls with Kislyak
Dec 30 - Putin Doesn't Retaliate for Sanctions
Dec 31 - Trump Defends Putin: "It Could Be Someone Else"

January 2017
Jan 03 - Trump Defends Putin: "Intel briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed"
Jan 04 - Trump Defends Assange: "Why Was DNC So careless?"
Jan 06 - Intel Community Briefs Trump and Releases Report
Jan 10 - Sessions Lies During Confirmation Hearing
Jan 10 - BuzzFeed News Releases Dossier
Jan 11 - Erik Prince Seeks To Establish Russia Backchannel
Jan 13 - Trump: "If Russia is Really Helping Us, Why Would Anybody Have Sanctions?"
Jan 14 - Preibus: Flynn and Kislayk Did Not Discuss Sanctions
Jan 15 - VP Pence: Sanctions Were Not Discussed
Jan 19 - The New York Times: Investigation Widens
Jan 20 - Inauguration Day
Jan 24 - Flynn Interviewed by FBI
Jan 26 - Yates Warns White House about Flynn
Jan 30 - Trump Fires Sally Yates

February 2017
Feb 08 - Flynn Lies About Sanctions
Feb 13 - Flynn Resigns
Feb 24 - FBI Refuses to Deny Allegations of Trump's Russia Ties

March 2017
Mar 01 - European Intel Have Evidence of Contacts Between Trump and Russian Officials
Mar 20 - FBI Announces Investigation of Trump
Mar 21 - Nunes Receives Intel Report from White House
Mar 22 - Nunes "Briefs" Trump
Mar 23 - Nunes Lies, Says He Went to White House With Intel
Mar 27 - Flynn Asks For Immunity

April 2017
Apr 06 - Nunes Resigns

May 2017
May 05 - Eric Trump: "We have all the funding we need out of Russia"
May 08 - Sally Yates Testifies
May 09 - Trump Fires Comey

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https://themoscowproject.org/timeline.html

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #1)

Fri May 12, 2017, 01:23 PM

3. Laura Galante: How to exploit democracy

 


Laura Galante: How to exploit democracy

https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_galante_how_to_exploit_democracy




Hacking, fake news, information bubbles ... all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it's you.

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 12:10 PM

2. Great explanation of Russian interference

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 08:41 PM

4. KnR!

 

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