It all started in the summer of 2016:
May 3 – Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republicans
June 3 – “Publicist Rob Goldstone emails Trump Jr. about having a meeting to pass on damaging information about Hillary Clinton as ‘part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.’ Minutes later Jr. replied, ‘If it’s what you say I love it.'”
June 7 – “Trump promises major speech on the Clintons” Hours after his son schedules a meeting with the Russian lawyer, Drumpf announces speech: “We’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons.”
June 8 – Trump Jr. sets up the meeting via e-mail to Paul Manafort & Jared Kushner.
June 9 – The 3 snarfs meet in Trump Tower with the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.
June 14 – DNC announces it was hacked, with CrowdStrike determining it was Russian-intelligence-linked groups.
June 15 – A to be identified front for Russian intelligence groups begins posting hacked DNC documents (many of which were poorly doctored for false news effect, successfully among paranoid GOPers)
July 24 – Clinton admits Russians are trying to help Trump by hacking the DNC. Asked minutes later about the claim, Jr. says its, “lies.”
ONE YEAR LATER, when this TIME issue came out (which is where all this information was obtained from), he was busted by the NY Times. Donald Trump Jr. didn’t deny the report: HE RELEASED ALL OF THIS INFORMATION HIMSELF VIA HIS OWN E-MAILS FROM LAST YEAR! That’s how hard they caught him.
And on July 27th, 2016, Trump stated, “Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
Source: TIME July 24, 2017
Hmm…Trump’s very 1ST tweet about HRC’s “missing 33,000 emails” appears to be from 6/9/16, after Manafort, Kushner, Don Jr met the Russian – Olbermann
I wanted to lock that in for the Trump supporters. That’s based on e-mails provided to the entire world through social media from Donald Trump Jr., the President’s son. These are facts, not “fake news” or my own personal bias. To be honest, the disrespect I receive as a writer on a daily basis is stifling, I cannot imagine going to anyone else’s job and demanding that they explain their reasoning.
I’m a reporter, I sift through endless news stories to find the truth before I dare print it. It’s called the standard of journalism, something I learned as an editor for my high school newspaper in Rockford, Michigan, before attending the University of Michigan.
Russia went on to propagate fake news articles specifically intended to harm Hillary Clinton. The leaked information was doctored and tailored to a ever-moving social media market where fake news was viewed over 200 million times on Facebook in the weeks leading up to the election, (Washington Post).
When he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, former FBI agent Clint Watts described how Russians used armies of Twitter bots to spread fake news using accounts that seem to be Midwestern swing-voter Republicans.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, was forced to resign in late August when more and more reports began to surface of his connections with Ukraine. “Donald Trump’s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the foreign political party’s efforts to influence U.S. policy,” (https://apnews.com/c01989a47ee5421593ba1b301ec07813/ap-sources-manafort-tied-undisclosed-foreign-lobbying).
In the darkest election in United States history, the oompa-loompa narrowly won several swing states, and lost the overall vote by almost three million, yet was sworn into office in late January of 2017. He has not been able to accomplish much, because, well, he’s an asshole.
To bring the Russia investigation full circle (and remember, they were so afraid of my girl, who was not afraid of them and they knew it), Asshole met Russian Asshole Putin just this past month for the first time since the election. And it was hella sketchy. On July 7th, just Trump, Putin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – who was personally given Russia’s Order of Friendship medal in 2013, the highest honor bestowed on foreign citizens (http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-rex-tillerson-vladimir-putin-russia-exxon-2016-12), and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (http://billmoyers.com/story/the-trump-resistance-plan-a-timeline-russia-and-president-trump/).
EVEN SKETCHIER, later that day, Drumpf had a second private meeting with the sadistic dictator and didn’t disclose it until he was forced to: “The meeting remains undisclosed for more than 10 days — until July 18, 2017, when Ian Bremmer, president of a political risk consulting firm, reveals that he learned about the meeting from other world leaders who were present and found the hour-long conversation disconcerting. Later that day, the White House acknowledges the Trump/Putin discussion,” (billmoyers.com). It was a grade school cover-up that fooled no one.
TEN DAYS INTO HIS TERM, Drumpf fired Attorney General Sally Yates. Four weeks into his term, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned. The Washington Post broke the news that in late January, “Yates had warned the White House Flynn had mischaracterized his December conversation with the Russian ambassador, and that it made him vulnerable to Russian blackmail.” On May 9th, he fired FBI Director James Comey, the snarf who was on to him for all this.
May 10, 2017: At an Oval Office meeting with Russia’s Ambassador Kislyak, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and their aides, Trump reveals highly classified intelligence about the Islamic State and American counterterrorism plans. The meeting occurs because Putin previously had asked Trump to meet with Lavrov, and, Trump later says, he didn’t feel he could say no.
The intelligence that Trump reveals is so sensitive that it has not been shared with American allies and has been tightly restricted within the US government. During the meeting, Trump also discusses the Comey firing. “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump says. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”
May 11, 2017: Trump tells NBC’s Lester Holt that he had already decided to fire Comey before his meeting with Sessions and Rosenstein: “Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. And in fact, when I decided to do it, I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story….”
I appreciate the above source for filling me in so well on the timeline. To be honest, I wrote this article out of frustration, talking to Trump fan’s today who still think somehow it’s Hillary’s fault. I don’t want them out of my country, but I want their ignorance gone, so the least I can do is provide this series of events. Trump tried to cover up the Comey firing, blaming it on Rod Rosenstein, who threatened to resign until the truth finally came out.
I feel the same way. THIS ISN’T MY OPINION. IT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING. I leave you with the man, John McCain, who sure as fuck found his balls last night:
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 28, 2017