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Despite the Democrats and media narrative that FusionGPS was hired by a Republican initially, former MI5 operative Christopher Steele was not hired by FusionGPS until two months ''after'' the Republican client quit and the DNC and Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS. The ''Steele dossier'' is entirely the paid product of Democrat clients. There is no connection whatsoever between FusionGPS's former Republican client, and the deceptive and slanderous ''Steele dosdier''.
Despite the Democrats and media narrative that FusionGPS was hired by a Republican initially, former MI5 operative Christopher Steele was not hired by FusionGPS until two months ''after'' the Republican client quit and the DNC and Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS. The ''Steele dossier'' is entirely the paid product of Democrat clients. There is no connection whatsoever between FusionGPS's former Republican client, and the deceptive and slanderous ''Steele dosdier''.
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The Trump-Russia scandal was a fraud perpetrated on the American people by the Hillary Clinton campaign, the DNC, FBI, and Obama administration along with mainstream media surrogates to smear President Donald J. Trump. Major players in the scam were John Brennan, James Comey, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Seymour Hersh reported that the Trump-Russia collusion story was invented by the US Intelligence Community to help defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election and discredit him in the event he might win. The scam was invented by CIA Dir. John Brennan, DNI James Clapper and Director of the NSA Mike Rogers. Hersh attributes their treachery to wanting to keep their jobs in a Hillary Clinton administration.
Despite the Democrats and media narrative that FusionGPS was hired by a Republican initially, former MI5 operative Christopher Steele was not hired by FusionGPS until two months after the Republican client quit and the DNC and Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS. The Steele dossier is entirely the paid product of Democrat clients. There is no connection whatsoever between FusionGPS's former Republican client, and the deceptive and slanderous Steele dosdier.
- "The whole Russia thing … this was the Democrats coming up with an excuse for losing the election. They lost it and they lost it very badly. And they didn’t know what to say, so they made up the whole Russia hoax."
CIA Director John Brennen was indeed the first Obama administration official to handle the bogus evidence produced by Democrats to sick the US intelligence gathering apparatus on Trump with the intention to defeat him. The side that actually colluded with foreign powers was that of Hillary Clinton. Brennan wanted to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary Clinton. Brennan worked with foreign governments, British and Estonian spies in order to sabotage the 2016 election in favor of Clinton. Brennan utilized false intelligence as an excuse to set up a multi-agency investigation into Donald Trump. This led the FBI to conduct a search on a computer server connected to Trump Tower, giving Susan Rice and other Clinton supporters supposed legal cover to spy on Trump’s people. CIA acting under John Brennan leaked to the press that this investigation was happening. His hope was to cause as much political damage to Trump’s campaign as possible. An official within the intelligence community explained that Brennan’s entourage of radicals didn’t even try to hide what they were doing.
The set up
In April 2016 the McCain Institute droped FusionGPS whom they hired to do opposition research on Donald Trump. Attn. Mark E. Elias of Perkins Coie hired FusionGPS to continue the research on behalf of their clients, the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. 
Sometime thst Spring. CIA Dir. John Brennan said to have received information from British GCHQ intelligence as part of an allegedly "routine" intelligence sharing agreement about Trump associates' business dealings in Russia. The information is said to have originated with Estonian intelligence. Estonia wanted a missile defence system at this time, courtesy of the US taxpayer. Brennan passes information along to FBI Dir. James Comey. The FBI begins an investigation into Paul Manafort's associations. This investigation led to the wiretapping of at least three Trump associates, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and Roger Stone.
On May 12, 2026 Prevezon Holdings settles with the Obama administration for $6 million in a Russia money-laundering suit. Russian attorney representing clients in the suit, Natalie Veselnitskaya, remained in US to lobby for repeal of the Magnitsky Act, or Russian sanctions bill.
The clients Veselnitskaya represented are on the Russian oligarchs on Russia sanctions list. Veselnitskaya overstayed her immigration parole status which had been specially authorized by Loretta Lynch's office. Veselnitskaya began working for FusionGPS, and to engage in an illegal lobbying campaign for repeal of the Magnitsky Act. Neither Veselnitskaya, nor FusionGPS, registered as Russian agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Bill Browder, whom the Russians had ripped off about $350 million and some of the stolen assets ended with Prevezon, filed a complaint with the FBI for FusionGPS's illegal unregistered foreign lobbying on behalf of Russia. The Obama administration ignores complaint.
Ike Kaveladze and FusionGPS operstives Rinat Akhmetshin and Natalia Veselnitskaya, met with Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner. on June 9. It was about this same time FusionGPS hired Christopher Steele to author the Steele dossier.
With everything in place, Bill Clinton met with Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch days before the much anticipated public announcement on the disposition of Hillary's email investigation. In a face-to-face meeting on board Lynch's plane in an airport hanger in Phoenix, an environment that minimized the threat of electronic surveillance. Lynch authorized the Justice Dept. to proceed with a FISA warrant application after the meeting. It is improbable that Attorney General Loretta Lynch acted on her own against a presidential nominee of another party without consulting President Obama. The FISA court initially denied the request.
Hillary's hopes unravel
"If the election had been on Oct. 27, I would be your president," Hillary mournfully repeated in hundreds of interviews for months and years to come. So confident was the Hillary camp, the dropped FusionGPS, but the FBI showed immediate interest now that the prospects of a Trump victory was a distinct possibility. The FBI offered Steele money to continue work on the dossier. But the New York Times had a source on initial reviews and published a headline, Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link To Russia;
Comey's surprise letter to Congress about reopening Hillary's email investigation threw the Clinton campaign into a tailspin. Contingencies became operational: allegations of collusion between Trump and Russia. The first hint of the Steele dossier itself was penned by DNC operative David Corn and appeared in Mother Jones magazine under the headline, A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump: Has the bureau investigated this material?.
On October 31 Hillary Clinton leaked classified information from Obama's domestic spying when she tweeted about a webserver in Trump Tower and a Russian bank, "computer scientists" being a code word to mask her source. The information was gathered under authority granted by the Oct. 15 FISA warrant, and "computer scientists" is used to mask the US intelligence community as the source. Some speculate the server was hacked by the CIA with malware in order to obtain a FISA warrant. Either way, neither the FBI nor the chief spokesman for the intelligence community, Dir. Clapper, ever found evidence to impugn Trump or any associates. Trump Tower is a mixed use skyscraper in which thousands of people rotate in and out regularly.
On January 12, 2017, one week before President-elect Trump was sworn in, the FBI's Inspector General began a review of Andrew McCabe, FBI Deputy Dir. and others for conflict of interest and misconduct in the Hillary Clinton email probe. McCabe, who assisted in writing the bogus 2012 Benghazi talking points for Susan Rice, oversaw the whitewashing of Hillary's email investigation. His wife, a candidate for the Virginia state Senate, took $700,000 from Terry McAuliffe's PAC at the start of the FBI’s investigation of Clinton's emails. McAuliffe at that time also was under FBI investigstion with Clinton in another for pay-to-play scheme involving a Chinese businessman. McCabe kept the McCauliffe investigation separate from Hillary.
On March 29, 2017 Sen. Grassley inquired of Dir. Comey about the status of Deputy Dir. Andrew McCabe in relation to the Russia investigation. According to public reports, the FBI agreed to pay the author of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging a conspiracy between Trump associates and the Russians. It reportedly agreed to pay the author, Christopher Steele, to continue investigating Mr. Trump. The Clinton campaign paid Steele to create this political opposition research dossier against Mr. Trump. The FBI has not yet responded go Sen. Grassley's March 6 inquiry on the reports. McCabe is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General to examine whether the political and financial connections between his wife’s Democratic political campaign and Clinton associates warranted his recusal in the FBI’s Clinton email investigation. While McCabe recused himself from public corruption cases in Virginia—presumably including the reportedly ongoing investigation of McAuliffe regarding illegal campaign contributions—he failed to recuse himself from the Clinton email investigation, despite the appearance of a conflict of interest created by his wife’s campaign accepting $700,000 from a close Clinton associate during the email investigation. The fact is that McCabe participated in the controversial, high-profile Clinton investigation even though his wife took money from McAuliffe. FBI’s senior leadership should never have allowed that appearance of a conflict to undermine the Bureau’s important work. The Senate Committee wises to know if McCabe was involved in approving or establishing the FBI’s reported arrangement with Christopher Steele, or if McCabe vouched for or otherwise relied on the politically-funded dossier in the course of the investigation. Simply put, the American people should know if the FBI’s second-in-command relied on Democrat-funded opposition research to justify an investigation of the Republican presidential campaign.
By June 2 Acting FBI Dir. Andy McCabe, now under investigation in three separate inquires into his conduct, a week before Christopher Wray was sworn in as the new FBI director, staged a highly publicized raid on Paul Manafort's home.
Obama approves dissemination of the smear
"In its final days, the Obama administration has expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections," the New York Times reported. The expansion of the order makes it difficult to narrow in on leaks. This constituted Obama's amending Executive Order 12333. DNI James Clapper previously signed off on 15 December 2016.
On January 3, 2017 Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch signed off on the new rules permitting the NSA to disseminate “raw signals intelligence information.” On January 6 CIA Director John Brennan issues a scathing memo attacking Donald Trump based on he false information from the Steele dossier. Anti-Trump critics launch a xenophobic anti-Putin and anti-Russian smear campaign.
On January 10, Obama and CIA leaked the phony document known as the Steele dossier claiming there was a videotape of a prostitute urinating in Trump's face in a Moscow hotel room in 2013. Trump responded the next day to the Obama administration's slanders on twitter: "I win an election easily, a great "movement" is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state! … Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
The UK Guardian reported that "the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials. The Fisa court turned down the application asking FBI counter-intelligence investigators to narrow its focus." The Guardian further stated unconfirmed reports claim a warrant was obtained in October. The FISA warrants were only obtained because of the deceptive, false, and misleading information in the Steele dossier which the DNC & Hillary campaign manipulated US intelligence and law enforcement agencies to take seriously.
On January 12 former NSA official John Schindler tweeted, "When @IgnatiusPost speaks, Langley's 7th floor lips are moving. They are taking traitor Trump out now." Langley's 7th floor is a reference to CIA headquarters.
David Ignatius of the Washington Post published unmasked information of Michael Flynn's phone call with the Russian Ambassador obtained by FISA warrant. An Obama official, later found to be Susan Rice, “unmasked” Flynn’s name and it was leaked to Ignatius. The leaking of the unmasked identity of a US citizen's name gathered in a foreign intelligence operation is a criminal civil rights violation.
On January 13, 2017 Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller identified FusionGPS, Christopher Steele's employer, and Glenn Simpson its founder as the same group that lobbied on behalf of the Kremlin in July 2016 to repeal the Magnitsky Act, to remove the name “Magnitsky” from the Global Magnitsky Act, to delay passage, and cast doubt on the Justice Dept.’s version of events prior to the passage of the Magnitsky Act. The defrauded complaintant referred to Simpson, who was hired by the Clinton campaign and DNC as "a professional smear campaigner.” “Glenn Simpson knowingly spread false information on behalf of people connected to the Russian government to try to protect Russian torturers and murderers from consequences.” Ross stated that part of Simpson’s work involved passing stories to his deep network of journalism contacts in order to undermine the law.
- 21 February. John McCain suspected of having access to the content of President Trump’s private, classified telephone calls with world leaders. Analysis of McCain’s public statements by White House officials believe the senator has inside knowledge of a number of President Trump’s telephone conversations. Officials believe McCain is sharing this sensitive information with colleagues and mainstream media journalists in a clandestine campaign to damage Trump’s presidency before it has a chance to succeed. McCain, like John Brennan, was deeply involved in weapons transfers to jihadis who formed the Islamic State.
- 28 February. Reports indicate author of the slanderous Steele dossier was paid.
- Mike Cernovitch identifies David Laufman as source of national security leaks. Laufman is the DOJ's Chief of Counterintelligence. As chief, Laufman handles all classified information regarding espionage. Laufman is a donor to Barack Obama's campaigns. Laufman was in charge of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and has the power to kill any investigation.
- 6 March. Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential election campaign manager told Fox News he knew of electronic surveillance on Trump during the campaign and was told by US intelligence. Mook is not a government employee and had no right to access of that information.
- Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Grassley inquires of the FBI's plan to pay FusionGPS operative for spying on Trump during the campaign, sparking questions of Obama administration’s use of federal authorities for political gain.
- 7 March. Sen. Tom Cotton of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirms Mike Flynn was wiretapped and reveals that he is aware of the agency that surveilled him. Also, he is aware of which agency leaked the transcript of the phone call between Mike Flynn and Sergei Kislyak and suggests it is the Department of Justice.
- Cause of Action Institute files FOIA request with the FBI regarding money paid to Christopher Steele, author of the Steele dossier. “If a former spy who was being paid to do opposition research on a U.S. presidential nominee was also on the FBI’s payroll, there are serious concerns about the agency’s independence. We need to better understand this financial relationship to ensure the FBI was not misusing taxpayer money to interfere in a presidential election on behalf of one of the candidates.”
- Sens. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse of the Senate Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee request of Director Comey warrant applications and court orders related to wiretapping of Donald Trump and associates. Google, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung react to Vault 7 revelations.
- 9 March. Comey meets with House and Senate Congressional leaders, and leaders of House and Senate Intelligence Committees, Sens. McConnell, Schumer, Burr, Warner, and Reps. Paul Ryan, Pelosi, Nunes and Shiff (the "gang of eight"). Justice Dept. official responds 'no comment' when asked by the New York Times to confirm Trump isn't under investigation.
- 15 March. Sen. Lindsey Graham makes public statement: "If there is no warrant than the only way to surveil would have clearly been illegal;"
- Comey briefs Sens. Chuck Grassley and Diane Feinstein. House Intelligence Committee asks FBI for information about the illegal unmasking of Michael Flynn's identity while the Obama administration had the Trump transition team under surveillance.
- 16 March. White House press secretary Sean Spicer claims the “British spying agency” GCHQ was spying on Trump.
- Judge Andrew Napolitano cites NSA-UK intelligence sharing (aka shell-game eavesdropping) agreement as another way for President Obama to obtain, legally, wiretap information on American citizens without a surveillance warrant.
- Former CIA acting director Michael Morell slated to be Hillary Clinton's choice to head the CIA told NBC News “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all. There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”
- 17 March. Britains GCHQ spying agency denies spying on Trump.
- Congress demands investigation into Obama's interfering in foreign elections.
- Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton of the House Armed Services Committee warns of nuclear war with Russia, cites the outdated doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction as basis for his claim. MAD was replaced by Reagan's Assured Survival doctrine more than 30 years prior. Critics reacted to Moulton's claim as another Russophobic scare tactic having failed with Russian hacking claims.
- 19 March. Federal judge denies motion to dismiss case brought by former CBS anchor Sharyl Attkisson against Eric Holder and other Obamagate conspirators. Attkisson reported on Operation Fast and Furious, the Benghazi massacre coverup, and exposed the hoax reporting of Hillary Clinton landing under sniper fire. For this she was wiretaped and resigned from CBS. In her Best Seller, Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington, Attkisson details her story. The judge transferred the case allowing it to go forward.
- 20 March. FBI Director James Comey, in sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, confirms Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, John Brennan, and James Clapper all had access to sensitive wiretap information which contained the name of Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey was uncertain if Ben Rhodes, a National Security Council aide, had access. Leaking to the press the identity of Flynn is a felony because the information was part of a confidential intelligence gathering operation and the information had been “masked” to protect Flynn's identity.
- Dir. Comey was further asked about purported claims Russia hacked into DNC severs: “Well, we never got direct access to the machines themselves...The DNC in the spring of 2016 hired a firm [CrowdStrike] that ultimately shared with us their forensics from their review of the system.” Dir. Rogers also stated the NSA never asked for access to the DNC hardware: “The NSA didn’t ask for access. That’s not in our job.”
- FBI Director Comey says classified leaks to the media have been "unusually active" recently.
- NSA Dir. Rogers tells Congress unmasking individuals endangers national security.
- Dir. Comey says Obama's White House had the ability to "unmask" American citizens.
- Chairman Nunes asked anyone with information about the matters before the committee to come forward.
- President Trump took to Twitter using the White House @POTUS account unlike the March 4 tweets made from his personal user account. The President tweeted: FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed President Obama on calls made by Flynn to Russia.
- 22 March. Attorney for Freedom Watch representing a whistleblower sends letter to Chairman Nunes imploring the Intelligence Committee to investigate allegations and evidence his client presented that "spy agencies were engaged for years in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump... Working side by side with Obama's former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, and Obama's former Director of the CIA, John Brennan," his client "witnessed 'up close and personal' this 'Orwellian Big Brother' intrusion on privacy, likely for potential coercion, blackmail or other nefarious purposes." Further, that "the FBI director recently claimed publicly, I believe falsely, that there is ‘no evidence’ of surveillance on President Trump and those around him by the Obama administration."
- After briefing the President on new whistleblower information the House Intelligence Committee chairman confirmed "on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value, were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting. None of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities."
- Susan Rice tells PBS, “I know nothing about this…I really don’t know to what Chairman Nunes was referring,” and denies any spying took place.
- Two days after Dir. Comey's extraordinary testimony, Chairman Nunes reveals the FBI and other agencies is still stonewalling Congressional investigation of illegal Obama administrations leaks.
- 23 March. GOP U.S. Representative Devin Nunes revealed that some of the Trump Team's conversations had been spied upon. National Security expert and journalist Bill Gertz who has lectured on defense, national security, and media issues at the Defense Department’s National Security Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, the FBI National Academy, the National Defense University, and the CIA reported it is possible "Nunes himself was among those whose communications were improperly monitored."
- US Justice Dept. sued under Freedom of Information Act to disclose all documents related to Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch's secret meeting with Bill Clinton on board the Attn. Gen.'s plane at the Phoenix airport prior to the wiretapping of Trump campaign associates.
- Russian hacking further discredited.
- Famed Journalist Bob Woodward labels' Obama actions a gross violation and possibly criminal. Under the rules the name of a US citizen who is wiretaped during a foreign intelligence surveillance operation is to be 'minimized', and in transcripts their identity is to be 'masked'. Only 20 persons in the Intelligence Community have the ability to 'unmask' a US citizen's name who in incidentally caught up in a foreign intelligence gathering operation.
- 24 March. Sen. Grassley demands more information on the funding of the Steele dossier. "When political opposition research becomes the basis for law enforcement or intelligence efforts, it raises substantial questions about the independence of law enforcement and intelligence from politics."
- Nunes says he will recall Dirs. Comey and Rogers for private hearing after concern is raised over their public testimony.
- Kucinich calls for Comey's recusal from investigation.
- Comey makes late afternoon unscheduled, unannounced one hour meeting at White House with President Trump.
- 25 March. NSA whistleblower Bill Binney corroborates massive domestic spying on Supreme Court, Joint Chiefs of Staff, House, Senate, and White House.
- palmerreport.com posts article, "Report: judge-granted FISA warrant defined Donald Trump as a Russian agent of influence. Trump, Manafort, Page, and Boris Epshteyn named in FISA warrant". The article was widely circulated but deleted after the Washington Post reported on April 11 a FISA warrant was issued for Page, and after MSNBC’s Joy Reid tweeted, “Source: Carter Page isn’t the only Trump campaign ally who was the subject of a FISA warrant. A second target was recorded also. Tick tock”. Rumors are Epshteyn is SOURCE E in the Steele dossier, and he was abruptly fired from the White House March 25 because he unwittingly set Trump up by talking with Steele who gained his confidence and authored the "pee pee memo" using Epshteyn as an insider source to give the dossier in some quarters veracity.
- 27 March. In an attack on Chairman Nunes, Louise Mensch now gives the names of the four individuals whom the FISA warrant was denied in July 2016, emphasizing the new cover story to justify the wiretaps, not as political spying, but against "unwitting" foreign "agents of influence." This may give legal cover for using foreign intelligence apparatus for domestic spying, but does not justify the criminal civil rights violations in leaking an American citizens name "incidentally" caught up in a foreign intelligence gathering operation. Instead, Mensch accuses Nunes of leaking information about FBI and NSA surveillance operations.
- 29 March. Evelyn Farkas admits again that the Obama Administration attempted to gather as much intelligence as possible on Trump's alleged ties to Russia after the 2016 election and that it tried to hide their intelligence sources from the incoming Trump Administration.
- Constitutional lawyer, retired Chief of staff of the US Attorney General, and President of the Landmark Legal Foundation Mark Levin calles for the recusal of House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Adam Schiff "given the fact that he was such an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. Given the fact that he was a cover up artist during the Benghazi operation, given the fact that he’s demonstrated his unwillingness to be bi-partisan by his calls for Jeff Sessions to step aside. …Adam Schiff has shown himself to be a radical leftist partisan hack, who cannot be trusted in an independent investigation of any sort on the intelligence committee."
- State Dept. employee hired by Clinton administration during Chinagate scandal arrested for accepting bribes and gifts from Chinese intelligence.
- 30 March. Farkas questioned on CNBC: "you actually said that “I knew that there was more. I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open, and I knew that there was more.” And then, you actually said that that’s why you have all the leaking, to make sure we get it out. I mean, people are accusing you, Evelyn, of admitting that was surveillance, admitting that there was unmasking, and urging people, or, at least, saying that intelligence leaking, which could be a felony, is the way that it should get out. And you weren’t even part of the government at that point."
- Sen. Grassley asks of the State Department the status of security clearances for Hillary Clinton and 6 of her "research assistance" involved in mishandling classified materials, and any steps the department is taking to review whether the clearances should be suspended or revoked. “Any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation. The failure to do so has given the public the impression that Secretary Clinton and her associates received special treatment,” Grassley wrote. Following FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s email server, Dir. Comey noted that “there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information,” and that individuals who are careless with such material are “often subject to security or administrative sanctions.” The Obama State Dept. previously told Grassley’s office that it would wait until after the FBI concluded its investigation before determining whether those involved should face consequences for mishandling sensitive material. While the investigation has been over for months, it remains unclear whether any such review has taken place. Sen. Grassley sent two letters inquiring about such a review (August 24, 2015, May 19, 2016) to John Kerry and both were ignored. The question remains unanswered - whether Hillary Clinton and her 6 staffers still hold security clearances more than 4 years later - longer than the amount of time she served in office.
The Magnitsky Act of 2014 is the Russian Sanctions bill. Named for Serge Magnitsky, an investigator who was allegedly starved and murdered on the 357 day of a 365 day sentence while in a Russian prison. His employer, Bill Browder, is a billionaire global investor who beginning in the mid 1990s made very large investments in the Russian Federation. Browder at one time was a good friend of Vladimir Putin. Browder had invested about $350 million with Russian oligarchs, however by the 2010s suspected fraudulent accounting after sustaining massive losses. Browder sent Magnitsky to investigate, but instead was thrown in prison and accused of owing taxes for the company he represented which was trying to recover its losses.
Browder contacted Sen. John McCain with the story and a list of very powerful Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin whom Browder accused of stealing his money. When the Crimean annexation occured McCain used Browder's list to create a "targeted sanctions" list of specific individuals, oligarchs, and businesses Browder accused of ripping off his money who now, by the Magnitsky Act, are blacklisted by all US citizens and businesses from doing business with until Browder's money is recovered. Among them is a company called Prevezon which figures prominently.
On March 31 Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley inquired of the Justice Dept. about a complaint filed in July 2016 alleging FusionGPS, authors of the Steele dossier, acting as an unregistered agent of Russia in a lobbying campaign to rewrite and overturn the Magnitsky Act, a law named for a whistleblower who was allegedly murdered while in custody in Russia. The law imputed sanctions against certain Russian officials. Grassley wrote that when FusionGPS reportedly was acting as an unregistered agent of Russian interests, it simultaneously was creating the Steele dossier of unsubstantiated allegations of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The Obama Justice Dept. had done nothing since July 2016 to respond to the complaint of FusionGPS' violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
The committee is also seeking to determine the extent to which the FBI relied on the Steele dossier in its investigation. Chairman Grassley has requested documentation from Fusion GPS as to who hired and paid them, when Steele was hired, how the FBI got involved and whether Fusion GPS was aware of the FBI paying Steele. Fox News reports both a Senate and House committee are investigating the FBI for leaks and civil rights violations. Adam Housley reports "The person who did the unmasking is "very well known, very high up, very senior, in the intelligence world & is not in the FBI," and that "unmasking the names and then spreading the names was for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security."
- 5 April. Private security firm, CrowdStrike, employed by DNC which first claimed Russia hacked the election refuses to cooperate with Congressional investigations. DNC has yet to allow FBI to examine servers to establish whether or not the servers were hacked. FBI continues its investigation into "Russian hacking" based on discredited information (Steele dossier) and unestablished facts (DNC hacking).
- Reports say CIA Dir. John Brennan targeted Sean Hannity and Blackwater founder, Erik Prince between the election on November 8 and the inauguration in January, according to White House and House intelligence sources. Hannity was reportedly unmasked by Susan Rice at Brennan’s behest because of a perceived relationship with Trump and Julian Assange. Prince has long criticized the CIA’s incompetence, including the Brennan's handling of the drone program and its failure to target terrorists properly and the collateral damage done to Afghan civilians. Brennan was behind the removal of Flynn. The motivations for Brennan’s intense dislike of Michael Flynn date back years to when Flynn was producing intel documents that showed how the supposed 'Syrian moderates' were funded by persons and groups in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Brennan also brought in to the CIA disgraced Syria analyst Elizabeth O’Bagy. O’Bagy was outed for manufacturing her credentials and for being paid by the Syrian rebels.
- 13 April. Both House and Senate expand investigation into Susan Rice and the Obama administration's domestic spying for political purposes.
- FusionGPS, the firm which authored the Steele dossier, refuses to answer the Senate Judiciary Committee's question as to who in the Clinton machine hired them. The Steele dossier formed much of the basis for the Obama administration's attacks on Donald Trump and its authorization to use the US Intelligence Community to harass domestic political opponents. "When political opposition research becomes the basis for law enforcement or intelligence efforts, it raises substantial questions about the independence of law enforcement and intelligence from politics.”
After first denying involvement, Britains GCHQ spying agency admits to spying on Trump since 2015 and sharing information with US intelligence since the spring of 2016, corroborating the report of the NYT of March 2 cited by Mark Levin and pre-dating any FISA warrant or "incidental collection." This allegation has its roots in the Steele dossier and claims US involvement in the Trump investigation began in April 2016 when John Brennan received "routine" intelligence sharing information from British intelligence, including sharing activities from one of the Baltic States, now rumored to be Estonia. Some Estonian figures reacted negatively to Trump comments about defending the Baltics and making NATO allies pay their fair share. Judge Napolitano, who criticized forb revealing details of international intelliegence sharing agreements, was later vindicated.
- 17 April. Senate to investigate Rice's contacts with Bannon, Clapper, and others.
On April 18 CNN finally reported that the FBI used the bogus Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant. What's more, both the FBI the Clinton campaign paid Steele to write the opposition research attacks. The bogus document was cited by Comey in briefings to members of Congress. Bogus evidence also was presented to the FISA court to win approval for surveillance on Carter Page. Page commented, "I look forward to the Privacy Act of 1974 lawsuit that I plan to file in response to the civil rights violations by Obama administration appointees last year. The discovery process will be of great value to the United States, as our nation hears testimony from them under oath, and we receive disclosure of the documents which show what exactly was done in 2016."
Cause of Action (CoA), a watchdog group, filed suit seeking records on the relationship between the FBI and Christopher Steele. "According to a news report, Mr. Steele entered an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the November 2016 election to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump while, at the same time, he was employed by an opposition research firm to collect information for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton."
On April 20 Americans for Limited Government president Rick Manning called for Comey's firing: “The FBI’s incredible incompetence and outright complicity with the politicization of government spying removes the last shred of credibility that Director James Comey has and he needs to either resign or be fired. The failure to even secure and independently examine the DNC server while relying on the self-serving innuendo by the DNC’s computer consultant CrowdStrike for verification is unbelievable. But their reliance on an easily disprovable political hit piece dossier to get a FISA warrant against Carter Page, paid for by Democrat supporters of Hillary Clinton and produced by the private firm Fusion GPS, to attempt to undermine the Trump campaign in 2016 effort is inexcusable."
The next day the Landmark Legal Foundation filed an Amicus brief with the FISA court. Landmark submits that the Obama administration "abused the judicial process, placing the integrity of this Court and the constitutional rights of individuals at risk." Landmark asked the Court to examine:
1. Have this Court’s order or orders been used by intelligence and law enforcement entities of the federal government as a subterfuge to surveil private citizens and at least one United States Senator for political purposes?
2. Did government officials seek one or more national security surveillance warrants from this Court as a pretext to conduct an investigation for the purpose of affecting an ongoing national presidential campaign and subsequent transition of an incoming president?
3. When applying to this Court for one or more warrants in this matter, did the FBI inform this Court that it had apparently paid some of the expenses of a former British spy who prepared the dossier reportedly relied on, in whole or part, in its application to convince this Court to issue a warrant, and that it had apparently negotiated to make further payments to the former British spy, which efforts were ultimately unsuccessful?4. When applying to this Court for one or more warrants in this matter, did the FBI inform this Court that the dossier it reportedly presented in pursuit of one or more warrants had originally been prepared by the former British spy for a Washington research firm conducting opposition research against the Republican nominee for president, candidate Donald Trump?
Two days later the New York Times reported that the FBI offered to pay Christopher Steel $50,000 if he could corroborate the Steele dossier. Further reports reveal Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch instructed FBI Dir. Comey to cover-up the investigations into Hillary Clinton.
- 28 April. NSA press release announces suspension of President Obama's illegal 4th Amendment civil rights violations of American citizens.
On May 8 Eric and Donald Trump Jr. we're summoned to FBI headquarters for an emergency meeting with Dir. Comey, bureau cybersecurity agents and CIA representatives. An FBI press release said the government alerted the brothers of a cyberattack. However the brothers, who were initially contacted by email for the June 9, 2015 meeting with FudionGPS operatives, were in no mood to talk.
The following day Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein completed a memorandum for Attn. Gen. Sessions critical of Dir. Comey which reads in part:
the FBI's reputation and credibility have suffered substantial damage, and it has affected the entire Department of Justice. That is deeply troubling to many Department employees and veterans, legislators and citizens.
... I cannot defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken....
The director was wrong to usurp the Attorney General's authority on July 5, 2016, and announce his conclusion that the case should be closed without prosecution.
It is not the function of the Director to make such an announcement. At most, the Director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors. The Director now defends his decision by asserting that he believed attorney General Loretta Lynch had a conflict. But the FBI Director is never empowered to supplant federal prosecutors and assume command of the Justice Department. There is a well-established process for other officials to step in when a conflict requires the recusal of the Attorney General. On July 5, however, the Director announced his own conclusions about the nation's most sensitive criminal investigation, without the authorization of duly appointed Justice Department leaders.
Compounding the error, the Director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. 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.In response to skeptical question at a congressional hearing, the Director defended his remarks by saying that his "goal was to say what is true. What did we do, what did we find, what do we think about it." But 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 (Latin for “of one’s own accord; voluntarily).”
Dir. Comey was fired immediately. Andrew McCabe assumed the position as acting FBI Director. McCabe was under DOJ Inspector General's investigation for mishandling the Clinton email scandal at the time. McCabe also is implicated in the bogus Steele dossier and the FBI's offer to pay Christopher Steele for more fabricated information. McCabe did not recuse himself from the Russia investigation either, despite failing to act on a FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) complaint against FusionGPS, Christopher Steele's employer, being an unregistered foreign agent of the Russian government. McCabe is compromised by serious conflict of interest.
On May 12 Jack Posobiec reported Comey scuttled the Susan Rice unmasking investigation because it implicated Comey himself.
On May 23, after Mueller's appointment as special counsel in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, Kim Dotcom issued a public statement agreeing to turn evidence over to Mueller:
I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.
I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.
Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful...
I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements.
On June 5 former Comey as sued by David Montgomery, alleging Comey and other government officials covered up evidence showing widespread illegal spying on 20 million Americans. Montgomery presented evidence that “[t]his domestic surveillance was all being done on computers supplied by the FBI...these supercomputers, which are FBI computers, the CIA is using them to do domestic surveillance." More than 20 million American identities were illegally unmasked - credit reports, emails, phone conversations and Internet traffic, were some of the items the NSA and CIA collected. The suit divulges evidence that the FBI has a ”pattern and practice of conducting illegal, unconstitutional surveillance against millions of Americans, including prominent Americans such as the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen, and others such as Donald J. Trump." The suit also named other defendants as well, including current NSA Dir. Mike Rogers, former CIA Dir. John Brennan and Barack Obama.
On June 8 in sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Comey implicated Loretta Lynch in the Justice Dept. cover-up of the Hillary Clinton criminal investigation. Comey further stated, "I understood that I could be fired by a president for any reason or for no reason at all." During the testimony Trump Jr. sent out 80 tweets critical of Comey, evidently still upset over the May 8, 2017 "emergency meeting" with Comey and CIA cyber experts.
On July 27 Rep. Bob Goodlatte, House Judiciary Committee Chairman and members wrote to Attn. Gen. Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attn. Gen. Rod Rosenstein to request appointment of a Special Counsel to
1.Investigate, consistent with appropriate regulations, the following questions, many of which were previously posed by this Committee and remain unanswered:14.Any and all potential leaks originated by Mr. Comey and provide to author Michael Schmidt dating back to 1993.
2.Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch directing Mr. Comey to mislead the American people on the nature of the Clinton investigation;
3.The shadow cast over our system of justice concerning Secretary Clinton and her involvement in mishandling classified information;
4.FBI and DOJ’s investigative decisions related to former Secretary Clinton’s email investigation, including the propriety and consequence of immunity deals given to potential Clinton co-conspirators Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, John Bentel and possibly others;
5.The apparent failure of DOJ to empanel a grand jury to investigate allegations of mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and her associates;
6.The Department of State and its employees’ involvement in determining which communications of Secretary Clinton’s and her associates to turn over for public scrutiny; WikiLeaks disclosures concerning the Clinton Foundation and its potentially unlawful international dealings;
7.Connections between the Clinton campaign, or the Clinton Foundation, and foreign entities, including those from Russia and Ukraine;
8.Mr. Comey’s knowledge of the purchase of Uranium One by the company Rosatom, whether the approval of the sale was connected to any donations made to the Clinton Foundation, and what role Secretary Clinton played in the approval of that sale that had national security ramifications;
9.Disclosures arising from unlawful access to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) computer systems, including inappropriate collusion between the DNC and the Clinton campaign to undermine Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign;
10.Post-election accusations by the President that he was wiretapped by the previous Administration, and whether Mr. Comey and Ms. Lynch had any knowledge of efforts made by any federal agency to unlawfully monitor communications of then-candidate Trump or his associates;
11.Selected leaks of classified information related to the unmasking of U.S. person identities incidentally collected upon by the intelligence community, including an assessment of whether anyone in the Obama Administration, including Mr. Comey, Ms. Lynch, Ms. Susan Rice, Ms. Samantha Power, or others, had any knowledge about the “unmasking” of individuals on then candidate-Trump’s campaign team, transition team, or both;
12.Admitted leaks by Mr. Comey to Columbia University law professor, Daniel Richman, regarding conversations between Mr. Comey and President Trump, how the leaked information was purposefully released to lead to the appointment of a special counsel, and whether any classified information was included in the now infamous “Comey memos”;
13.Mr. Comey’s and the FBI’s apparent reliance on “Fusion GPS” in its investigation of the Trump campaign, including the company’s creation of a “dossier” of information about Mr. Trump, that dossier’s commission and dissemination in the months before and after the 2016 election, whether the FBI paid anyone connected to the dossier, and the intelligence sources of Fusion GPS or any person or company working for Fusion GPS and its affiliates; and
On May 10 Accuracy in Media says Washington Post wants desperately to divert attention away from the fact that its reporter, David Ignatius, can be prosecuted under the law, calls for investigation of Ignatius and Jeff Bezos.
On May 11 Sen. Grassley called on the FBI to end ‘wild speculation’ surrounding President Trump; insinuations that the President is the target of a probe are nothing more than “unsubstantiated statements” from political opposition and media. Grassley said in context that the intelligence community stated one of the Russians’ primary objectives is to undermine the American public’s faith in our democratic institutions and leadership. With the goal of scoring political points, Democratic allegations and wild rhetoric have given Vladimir Putin exactly what Putin wanted.
- 19 May. Russian State Duma considers reprisal actions for US media and intelligence interference in 2016 Russian Duma elections. Some US media organizations have budgets larger than the Russian Foreign Ministry. Also, foreign NGOs train journalists and opposition activists.
- 31 May. House Intelligence Committee issues seven subpoenas to FBI, CIA and NSA requesting information on unmasking activities of Susan Rice, John Brennan, and Samantha Power.
On June 24 the mainstream media began reporting on FBI collusion with Democratic party opposition research firm, FusionGPS, to smear Donald Trump. The next day CNN was reported to have imposed new rules on its slanderous and irresponsible fake news coverage of the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.
On July 8 Mark Corallo, attorney for Donald Trump, Jr. revealed that FusionGPS, a firm employed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, had misrepresented themselves to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump Jr, and a Russian lawyer in the Summer of 2016 in an effort to compromise the Trump organization. Reports also indicate Natalia Veselnitskaya, the FusionGPS operative and Russian lawyer who lobbied for repeal of Russian sanctions (the Magnitsky Act), was granted special immigration parole status by Attorney General Loretta Lynch's office, so she could represent her Russian client Denis Katsyv and his company, Prevezon Holdings Ltd.,
- 12 July. Evidence is made public by a federal judge that SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts was hacked in an operation overseen by John Brennan and James Clapper. Roberts inexplicitly voted to uphold the constitutional legality of Obamacare and may have been blackmailed by Obama.
On July 21 Sen. Grassley subpoenaed Gene Simpson, founder of FusionGPS in the matter of unregistered lobbying on behalf of Russian clients (FARA violations) for the repeal of sanctions (the Magnitsky Act).
Chairman Devin Nunes accused top Obama political aides of making hundreds of requests during the 2016 presidential race to unmask the names of Americans in intelligence reports, including Trump transition officials. In a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, said the requests were made without specific justifications on why the information was needed. “We have found evidence that current and former government officials had easy access to U.S. person information and that it is possible that they used this information to achieve partisan political purposes, including the selective, anonymous leaking of such information,” Nunes wrote in the letter to DNI Dan Coats. "The committee has learned that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama administration,” UN Amb. Samantha Powers is said to be the one making requests.
FusionGPS had in the past sheltered its clients’ true identities by filtering money through law firms or shell companies (Bean LLC and Kernel LLC).
On July 28 Bill Browder testified before Senate Judiciary Committee on Russian employment of FusionGPS. FusionGPS simultaneously was employed by Clinton operatives and was offered cash by James Comey for corroborative evidence to the bogus Steele dossier which FusionGPS manufactured with the help of the KGB to smear Donald Trump.
Sara Carter of Circa News reported that National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster was communicating White House internal information to Acting FBI Director Andy McCabe.
On August 17 Bill Browder reconfirms FusionGPS was paid by Russia, through the Katsyv family, headed by Pyotr Katsyv, Vice President of ‘Russian Railways’, a huge Russian transportation company, in which the Russian government is the sole shareholder.
On August 22 Glenn Simpson, FusionGPS founder refused to identify who hired FusionGPS to produce the bogus Steele dossier in closed door session with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators.
Immediately after being fired, Comey began leaking the substance of private confidential information shared with the president to the New York Times. Five days later more appeared. Jake Novak of CNBC commented the latest Trump-Russia leaks sounded like a coup attempt. Novak noted "Someone at the highest levels of government has leaked information to the news media about President Trump's discussions with Russian officials...candidate Donald Trump indeed insulted the intelligence community during the election, and many have concluded that this is their plotted revenge...we have some very powerful people in Washington who really don't like how democracy played out this time around and what they do to attack it next isn't going to be any better than what they're doing now."
On June 8 in sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Dir. Comey admited to leaking information relevant to an FBI investigation to the media. Comey claimed he was motivated by Trump tweets, although the first leak was published on May 11, 2017 before Trump tweeted, raising the possibility Comey may have misled Congress in his testimony.
On July 26 the House Judiciary Committee launched a probe into FBI Dir. James Comey’s leaking activities and mishandling of a federal investigation by Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch. It will inspect Comey’s knowledge of Fusion GPS, the firm that produced the Steele dossier. The investigation will dig into Comey’s decision to “usurp the authority” of Lynch by making an “unusual announcement” that Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges. It will investigate the infamous tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in Phoenix at Sky Harbor International Airport. It will look into matters related to the Clinton Foundation’s influence from foreign governments, specifically the Uranium One deal exposed in Clinton Cash—whereby the Clintons personally profited from Russians gaining ownership in U.S. uranium assets. The probe will dig into immunity deals given to “co-conspirators” in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, including Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, and John Bentel. The probe will look at any “collusion” between Comey and Mueller—the special counsel leading the Russia probe—especially regarding Comey’s leak through Columbia University Law Professor Daniel Richman to the media. The probe will press for document production regarding Comey’s communication with Richman, Comey’s friend, of conversations Comey had with President Trump. Richman was the vessel through which Comey leaked to the media details of those conversations with the president after his firing, with an apparent intent of using media pressure from said leaks to spark the launching of the special counsel investigation of Russian involvement. That special counsel investigation is being led by Comey’s longtime friend Robert Mueller, another former FBI director. The probe, too, will look into Comey’s knowledge of “unmasking” of intelligence and surveillance collected on Donald Trump’s campaign or transition teams—and specifically any role that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice played in that.
Reports further confirmed FBI General Counsel James A. Baker under a Department of Justice criminal investigation for leaking classified national security information to the media. it was reported Baker colluded with Dir. Comey on handle confidential information Comey later confessed to leaking.
On September 28, 2016 prior to the election FBI Dir. James Comey perjurors himself before the House Governmental Affairs Oversight Committee. In response to a question from Rep. Ratcliffe, Comey testified his decision not to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton came after her 2 July interview with the FBI. Subsequent internal FBI documents reveal Comey decided against recommending prosecution more than six weeks earlier, while the investigation was still in progress.
Mr. RATCLIFFE. ...If there was ever any possibility that something Hillary Clinton might have said on July 2 could have possibly resulted in criminal charges that might possibly have resulted in a trial against her relating to this classified information, well, then, to use your words, Director, I don’t think that there is any reasonable prosecutor out there who would have allowed two immunized witnesses central to the prosecution proving the case against her to sit in the room with the interview, the FBI interview, of the subject of that investigation.
And if I heard you earlier today, in your long career, I heard you say that you have never had that circumstance. Is that—did I hear you correctly?
Mr. COMEY. That is correct, but——
Mr. RATCLIFFE. Okay. And I never have either, and I have never met a prosecutor that has ever had that.
So, to me, the only way that an interview takes place with the two central witnesses and the subject of the investigation is if the decision has already been made that all three people in that room are not going to be charged.
Mr. COMEY. Can I respond?
Mr. RATCLIFFE. Yes. Please.
Mr. COMEY. I know in our political lives sometimes people casually accuse each other of being dishonest, but if colleagues of ours believe I am lying about when I made this decision, please urge them to contact me privately so we can have a conversation about this.All I can do is to tell you again, the decision was made after that, because I didn’t know what was going to happen in that interview...
On August 30, 2017 it was reported that FBI documents reveal Dir. James Comey decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton long before the investigation as over. This contradicts Comey's earlier sworn Congressional testimony that a decision on Hillary Clinton's intent or mens rea was not made until after her personal FBI interview and raises the question if Comey perjured himself in his Sept. 28, 2015 Congressional testimony.
On October 9 TruePundit, which reported on Anthony Weiner's laptop prior to the election, disclosd that as Sen. John McCain was among financiers of FusionGPS and the Steele Dossier along with FBI, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, and the Hillary Clinton campaign who paid $1 million for the research.
On October 12 Sen. Grassley inquired of the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the Executive Office of the President, "The fact that Rosatom subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation apparently around the time [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction." Bill & Hillary Clinton received joint income (emoluments) from a Russian government controlled bank which financed the purchase.
- 17 October. The Hill reports
the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.
Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions...Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved. Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the criminal activity they uncovered.
- 18 October. Calls for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's resignation mount over evidence tampering in the Russian bribery scandal of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
- New York Post reports on team Obama's cover up of Russia crimes.
- Obama Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch blocked an FBI informant from testifying to Congress about his information that the Russian's wanted to gain access to former Pres. Bill Clinton and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton to influence the Obama administration's decision on the purchase of Uranium One.
- Papers filed to disbar James Comey. “Insofar as Mr. Comey gave materially false testimony to Congress, it appears that he violated Rules 1.0(w), 3.3(a)(1), and 8.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.'
- Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan, co-founders of FudionGPS, plead the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination “to every question asked of them" in House Committee investigation. FusionGPS owners and founders are refusing to identify the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC to produce the bogus Steele dossier intended to defame Donald Trump.
- 19 October. Newsweek reports
Before the [Uranium One] deal was brokered in 2009, the FBI under Robert Mueller—who is now special counsel in the Russia investigation into potential collusion with the Trump campaign—had begun an investigation into corruption and extortion by senior managers of a company owned by the Russian government’s nuclear company, Rosatom. According to court filings revealed by The Hill Tuesday, in 2009 the FBI found enough evidence to suggest Vadim Mikerin, who headed the Rosatom subsidiary Tenex, was corrupt and high-level officials at Rosatom knew about his bribery scheme. In 2014, he pled guilty in a U.S. court case to orchestrating more than $2 million in bribe payments through shadowy accounts in Cyprus, Latvia, and Switzerland.
- 20 October. FusionGPS seeks to block subpoena for financial records.
- 23 October. NBC News confirms Tony Podesta under investigation by Robert Mueller.
- House Oversight Committee also investigating Obama administration criminal activity involving Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, et al in relation to bribery scams and national security breaches over Mueller, Clinton, and Holder's approval of Russian oligarchs purchase of uranium reserves while under criminal investigation for extortion and money laundering.
- 24 October. Washington Post finally admits "Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin...The Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016, according to campaign finance records, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in “legal and compliance consulting’’ since November 2015. 
- Uranium One bribery scandal
- Obamagate timeline
- Obamagate timeline 2009-2015
- Murder of Seth Rich
- Awan investigation
- Trump rips Clinton link to Fusion GPS dossier as a 'disgrace,' says Russia 'hoax is turned around' Fox News
- Confessore, Scott Shane, Nicholas; Rosenberg, Matthew (11 January 2017). "How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump". The New York Times.
- NYT, 1/19/17
- "Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here?", BBC, Jan. 12, 2017.
- later FBI Director. James Comey, the name entrusted to investigate government leaks, admits to being an anonymous source for the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/politics/fbi-russia-election-donald-trump.html
- Check out @HillaryClinton's Tweet: https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/793250312119263233?s=09
- PROCEDURES FOR THE AVAILABILITY OR DISSEMINATION OF RAW SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION BY THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY UNDER SECTION 2.3 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12333 (RAW SIGINT AVAILABILITY PROCEDURES). OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. UNCLASSIFIED
- Ross's article expounds: The main proponent of that law, a British-American businessman named Bill Browder, tells DC..."Glenn Simpson’s job was to knowingly and dishonestly change the narrative of how Sergei Magnitsky came to die from murder to natural causes, and to change the narrative that Sergei Magnitsky was a criminal and not a whistleblower," ... Magnitsky, who helped Browder investigate many of the corrupt Russian firms, was arrested in Nov. 2008 and accused of engaging in fraud and tax evasion. Magnitsky was tortured for months in a Russian prison and deprived of medical treatment, all in order to elicit a false confession that he and Browder were engaged in fraud and tax evasion, Browder has alleged. After Magnitsky’s health deteriorated, he was transferred to another jail. There, the lawyer was allegedly beaten with blunt objects by prison guards. He died on Nov. 16, 2009 at the age of 37. Soon after his friend’s murder, Browder began lobbying American lawmakers — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin and Arizona Sen. John McCain, in particular — to pass a law that would provide a mechanism to punish Kremlin-linked Russian criminals. http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/16/think-tank-appears-to-cut-ties-with-oppo-researcher-behind-trump-dossier/#ixzz4d5c0xHTC
- "Best Sellers: Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction", The New York Times, November 23, 2014.
- In his ruling the stated: "In 2011--at the same time that Ms. Attkisson was conducting investigations and issuing certain of her high-profile news reports--the Attkissons 'began to notice anomalies in numerous electronic devices at their home in Virginia.' These anomalies included Ms. Attkisson's work-issued laptop computer and a family desktop computer 'turning on and off at night without input from anyone in the household,' 'the house alarm chirping daily at different times,' and 'television problems, including interference.' All of these electronic devices used 'the Verizon FiOS line installed in [the Attkissons'] home,' but Verizon was unable to stanch the anomalous activity despite multiple attempts. In January 2012, the Attkissons' residential internet service 'began constantly dropping off'." "In February 2012, 'sophisticated surveillance spyware' was installed on Ms. Attkisson's work-issued laptop computer. A later forensic computer analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson's laptop and the family's desktop computer had been the 'targets of unauthorized surveillance efforts.' That same forensic analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson's mobile phone was also targeted for surveillance when it was connected to the family's desktop computer. The infiltration of that computer and the extraction of information from it was 'executed via an IP address owned, controlled, and operated by the United States Postal service.' Additionally, based on the sophisticated nature of the software used to carry out the infiltration and software fingerprints indicating the use of the federal government's proprietary software, the infiltration and surveillance appeared to be perpetrated by persons in the federal government." "An independent forensic computer analyst hired by CBS subsequently reported finding evidence on both Ms. Attkisson's work-issued laptop computer and her family's desktop computer of 'a coordinated, highly-skilled series of actions and attacks directed at the operation of the computers.' Computer forensic analysis also indicated that remote actions were taken in December 2012 to remove the evidence of the electronic infiltration and surveillance from Ms. Attkisson's computers and other home electronic equipment." "As Ms. Attkisson's investigations and reporting continued, in October 2012 the Attkissons noticed 'an escalation of electronic problems at their personal residence, including interference in home and mobile phone lines, computer interference, and television interference.' In November of that year, Ms. Attkisson's mobile phones 'experienced regular interruptions and interference, making telephone communications unreliable, and, at times, virtually impossible'." "Additionally, in December 2012, a person with government intelligence experience conducted an inspection of the exterior of the Attkissons' Virginia home. That investigator discovered an extra Verizon FiOS fiber optics line. Soon thereafter, after a Verizon technician was instructed by Ms. Attkisson to leave the extra cable at the home, the cable disappeared, and the Attkissons were unable to determine what happened to it. In March 2013, the Attkissons' desktop computer malfunctioned, and in September of that year, while Ms. Attkisson was working on a story at her home, she observed that her personal laptop computer was remotely accessed and controlled, resulting in data being deleted from it. On April 3, 2013, Ms. Attkisson filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the Department of Justice. The Inspector General's investigation was limited to an analysis of the compromised desktop computer, and the partially-released report that emerged from that investigation reported 'no evidence of intrusion,' although it did note 'a great deal of advanced mode computer activity not attributable to Ms. Attkisson or anybody in her household'." "The Attkissons allege that the 'cyber-attacks' they 'suffered in [their] home' were perpetrated by 'personnel working on behalf of the United States.' Accordingly, they have asserted various claims against the United States and against former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, and unknown agents of the Department of Justice, the United States Postal Service, and the United States, all in their individual capacities. Those claims include claims against the United States under the FTCA and claims against the individual federal officers for violations of constitutional rights under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971)..." https://sharylattkisson.com/attkisson-v-eric-holder-department-of-justice-et-al/
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- "These media, he noted, are part of a large-scale system of US influence on the domestic political situation in Russia. They are in close cooperation with various funds and non-profit organizations that are foreign agents. Action was noted for coordinating and disseminating the content of American structures that are part of the Department of Defense and the US State Department. Through diplomatic channels and government organizations, the United States places materials of propaganda content in the Russian social networks and the media in the guise of copyright content. L.Levin also said that just before the Duma elections in 2016, an Internet portal of information warfare initiatives in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe was launched with American funds. "This shows that the delegitimization of the Russian political system is not only for the audience in Russia, but also in other information spaces that have historical and linguistic links with our country," he said. Moreover, the organization, which is superior to radio stations, received $ 160 million in 2016, including countering Russian information influence. According to L.Levin, about 30% of significant media structures working in the Russian information space are controlled from abroad. Andrei Isaev drew the attention of his colleagues to the information that appeared on the Internet that some media, registered as Russian, have contracts with foreign organizations, for which they are obliged to publish materials, including propaganda, prepared abroad. Irina Yarovaya noted that information war as a complex impact on the system of state and military administration is the official doctrine of the United States. "Their information aggression has led many times to a color revolution, economic devastation and hot wars," she recalled. "If two of the defeats that tsarist Russia and the Soviet country suffered, we will not make far-reaching conclusions, then we will not cope with new challenges," said Gennady Zyuganov . - The main thing in information is content, not fiction around the form of its application. In the meantime, we are only talking about fiction. " Vyacheslav Nikonov noted that in the US, 15,000 NGOs are engaged in foreign policy, and some have a budget comparable to the budget of the Russian Foreign Ministry. 65% of this is the State Department, the CIA, the US Department of Defense, and 19 US intelligence services, operating around the world, including against Russia. Such NGOs finance the media and train journalists and opposition activists. "Recipe one - to build a clear system of counteraction," - assured Nikolai Ryzhak." http://pda.duma.gov.ru/news/273/1933609/
- OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, HEARING BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 page 88 PDF