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BackgroundEdit

Persons of InterestEdit

a Person of Interest (PoI) is

  • someone investigators believe may have information about the acts that are under investigation and may therefore be subject to their scrutiny
  • a PoI has not been accused of wrongdoing and is not a suspect or a target of the US investigation

Significant Person of InterestEdit

current (May, 2017) White House official identified as such in the law enforcement investigation

  1. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose

Trump 2016 Campaign PrinciplesEdit

Donald J. TrumpEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) You know the Russian spy recruiter that Sessions lied about meeting with? Trump is meeting with him, right now. Bonus: Pic is from Russian outlet, meeting was closed to U.S. press Live threadRussian press posted pictures on Twitter of Trump in the Oval Office shaking hands with: Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister and Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the USTemplate:FordigTemplate:Ussrpup
  2. (5/15/2017) The Trump/Russia scandal is so deep we're at risk of waking up The Old Ones Template:Rev
  3. (5/18/2017) Trump thinks that Mike Flynn will beat the rap and come back to work at the White House. No, really the two have remained in touch despite the potential that their communication could be portrayed as White House interference in a federal investigationTemplate:IntfTemplate:Yntbom
  4. (5/15/2017) Someday they'll find it... the Russian connection... the liars, the schemers, and you Randy Rainbow Song Parody; parody of "Rainbow Connection" from "The Muppet Movie (1979)"Template:Sat
  5. (5/25/2017) Because the whole Trump/Russia scandal wasn't bad enough, Paul Manafort gave the Trump team advice on the Russia scandal FTFA: "Manafort told Priebus that the dossier was tainted by inaccuracies and by the motivations of the people who initiated it, whom he alleged were Democratic activists and donors working in cahoots with Ukrainian government officials ... Priebus did ... alert Trump to the conversation with Manafort"Template:Drip

Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLPEdit

Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson, tax partners

  1. (5/12/2017) We can relax everyone, Trump's lawyers have reviewed 10 years of his tax returns and found no income from Russia (with some exceptions) a letter signed by two "tax partners" with the law firm Morgan, Lewis, Brockius, LLP, Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson did not include any copies of the returns for the years in questionTemplate:Fine
    1. (5/12/2017) When you need a law firm to certify that you have no financial connection to Russia you should really avoid the 2016 Russian Law Firm of the Year Chambers Europe Awards, 2016 Russia Law Firm of the Year: "This active Moscow office of an American firm offers top-level advice in regards to the energy sector and also houses very strong banking and M&A teams. Its in-depth sectoral expertise also includes TMT and private equity. Among recent highlights, the firm advised CTC Media on the sale of its Russian operating business to Russian investors."

Sheri DillonEdit

attorney, Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLP

  1. (5/19/2017) Trump's private lawyer tried to convince the Office of Government Ethics to excuse Trump from signing his financial disclosure form...you know right under the part that says "I certify that the contents of his report are true, complete and correct" using a FOIA request, the Associated Press obtained letters between Trump's personal lawyer, Sheri Dillon (of Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLP) and Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics; Dillon asserted that the President didn't need to certify that "the contents of his report are true, complete and correct" because he was filing voluntarily, Shaub replied that the OGE would only work with her if she agreed to follow standard practice for the thousands of financial disclosure forms OGE processes each yearTemplate:CalityTemplate:Impu
  2. (5/25/2017) President Trump failing to track foreign cash at his hotels from foreign governments despite campaign promise. Some businessman this guy is; FTFA: [a new Trump Organization policy "suggests that it is up to foreign governments, not Trump hotels, to determine whether they self-report their business."; also FTFA: "The State Department issues diplomats "mission tax exemption cards," which provide a point-of-sale exemption from sales tax on goods and services, including hotel rooms, across the United States. The Trump organization could keep track of foreign government payments based on which guests are using the mission tax exemption card."; following the law, according to the pamphlet: "diminishes the experience of our brand"; the policy is outlined in a pamphlet: "Trump: Donation of Profits from Foreign Government Patronage"trump{{}}
  3. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

Marc E. KasowitzEdit

long-time Donald Trump attorney

  1. (5/25/2017) Steve Dallas has been served by the bigliest, most terrific letter ever. Believe me. You'll never see another one like it Trump attorney Marc E. Kasowitz has sent a letter to Berkeley Breathed asking that he stop using "the rights-protected visages of my client and his family"; Mr. Kasowitz reminds Mr. Breathed that although his client is a public figure, "he retains the rights to both his and his family's image" and commercial rights for use have not been granted "nor will they be"👑Template:Weak

Trump OrganizationEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) President Trump failing to track foreign cash at his hotels from foreign governments despite campaign promise. Some businessman this guy is; FTFA: [a new Trump Organization policy "suggests that it is up to foreign governments, not Trump hotels, to determine whether they self-report their business."; also FTFA: "The State Department issues diplomats "mission tax exemption cards," which provide a point-of-sale exemption from sales tax on goods and services, including hotel rooms, across the United States. The Trump organization could keep track of foreign government payments based on which guests are using the mission tax exemption card."; following the law, according to the pamphlet: "diminishes the experience of our brand"; the policy is outlined in a pamphlet: "Trump: Donation of Profits from Foreign Government Patronage"trump{{}}

Donald J. Trump, Jr.Edit

  • Executive VP of Development and Acquisitions, Trump Organization
  • "We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia"

Trump SoHoEdit

hotel in New York City owned by the Trump Organization

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump branded properties in NYC planning layoffs as their corporate event business has taken a complete nosedive since Trump took office WNYC reports: January to mid-May of 2016, 29 large corporate booked events at Trump SoHo, only 11 have booked in 2017; in addition, "Koi Restaurant has left a month earlier than planned, leaving an empty locked space off the lobby"Template:Trump

Heather RinkusEdit

staff, Winter White House; wife of Anthony Donald "Ari" Rinkus; previously worked for the Amway Hotel Corporation

  1. (4/28/2017) Forget it, Jake. It's Mar-a-Lago Template:GolfTemplate:Best
  2. (5/25/2017) Mar-A-Lago receptionist with no government experience, who is married to a Ponzi schemer and twice convicted felon, is in charge of logistics for Trumps international trip Heather Rinkus is officially listed as an advance associate for the US for the G-7 Summit in Taormina, Italy; she has an official White House email and government-issued phone; previously worked for the Amway Hotel CorporationTemplate:CronyTemplate:Unq

Anthony Donald "Ari" RinkusEdit

staff, Winter White House; husband of Heather Rinkus

  1. (4/28/2017) Forget it, Jake. It's Mar-a-Lago Template:GolfTemplate:Best

Trump UniversityEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash


Ivanka TrumpEdit

Ivanka's AssetsEdit

no, not those

  1. (5/26/2017) Jared and Ivanka Trump took an Instagram snap of themselves and wind up with a fresh new ethics violation as they failed to disclose all of the artwork they owned, which showed up in the background forged from the art nerds at ArtNet.com: Ivanka Trump regularly showcases her collection on Instagram, blocking the artwork in posts tied to her business; Kushner failed to report the couple’s art collection in required financial disclosures (Trump is considered covered by her husband’s disclosures); the collection includes: Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Alex Da Corte, and David Ostrowski; other Trump administration officials who did disclose their artwork were: Ross (whose collection is worth at least $50 million) and Mnuchin (ownd several works including a stake in a $14.7 million Willem de Kooning painting)Template:EthicTemplate:Veruka


Jared KushnerEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip
  2. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose
  3. (5/22/2017) Trump's Conflict-of-Interest-in-law is keeping his real estate holdings and not disclosing all of his various shady dealings Kushner attorneys have declined to provide details about the identity of buyers of some of the assets he has been selling off; they are also filing an updated disclosure form to correct several omissions not previously listed on the first submission; Kushner himself declined to comment for the article or to allow the Washington Post to review his ethics agreement with the White House; the White House claims a long-standing policy of confidentiality in regards to agreements and also rejected requests to answer questionsTemplate:Confl
  4. (5/24/2017) Spice weasel discovers he's not one of the popular kids accompanying the President during his meeting with the Pope: wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, National Security Adviser HR McMaster, communications adviser Hope Hicks, former bodyguard Keith Schiller and social media master Dan ScavinoTemplate:TripTemplate:VisitTemplate:Pope
  5. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest
  6. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash
  7. (5/26/2017) "A guy who isn't particularly bright or hard-working, doesn't actually know anything, has bought his way into everything ever (w money from his criminal father), who is insecure, obsessed with fame and who is basically a shiathead," Bonus: Not Trump Jared Kushner reneged on a bonus for former employee, Harleen Kahlon, asking her to forsake the money owed and "take one for the team"Template:Trump
  8. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Kushner CompaniesEdit

Kushner family real estate firm; received funding from Steinmetz for downpayments on $190 million in purchases in NYC in 2012

  1. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash

BFPS VenturesEdit

unspecified "real estate in New York" owned by Jared Kushner

  • to avoid inproprieties, Kushner sold off individual assets within the company that might pose a conflict instead if divesting completely
  • valued at least $50 million (Kushner's single most valuable asset)
  • does not appear in any city property-record searches
  1. (5/22/2017) Trump's Conflict-of-Interest-in-law is keeping his real estate holdings and not disclosing all of his various shady dealings Kushner attorneys have declined to provide details about the identity of buyers of some of the assets he has been selling off; they are also filing an updated disclosure form to correct several omissions not previously listed on the first submission; Kushner himself declined to comment for the article or to allow the Washington Post to review his ethics agreement with the White House; the White House claims a long-standing policy of confidentiality in regards to agreements and also rejected requests to answer questionsTemplate:Confl

Westminster ManagementEdit

Kushner Companies' property-management arm

  1. (5/25/2017) Slate tries to shame the shameless Slate's Jamelle Bouie takes a look at Jared Kushner and all the other predatory capitalists now running the federal government; in the NYT Magazine/ProPublica articled linked to by Slate, author Alec MacGillis found that Kushner Companies aggressively pursue late rent, back rent, late fees and court costs even garnishing wages of former tenants to collect any and all amounts owed, but are not nearly as aggressive when it comes to assessing damage or making needed repairs despite the obviously poor conditions of the properties, Kushner Companies? chief financial officer, Jennifer McLean blames industry standards and age of the buildings for the company's subpar maintenance; Westminster Management, Kushner Companies? property-management arm, has close to 20,000 units under its control🐆Template:Trash

Other Kushner AssetsEdit

the assets of members of the Kushner family, including Kushner Companies and Jared Kushner

Real EstateEdit

  • what Jared owns:
    • stakes in limited liability companies that often have no employees, offices or websites
      • some are owned through generic registered-agent offices in Dover, Delaware
      • function as holding companies for other assets
    • 124 real estate assets
      • some of the real estate properties that Kushner still owns often fall under the purview of regulatory agencies over which he might now enjoy considerable influence (like his Baltimore-area apartment complexes that rely on federal housing assistance)
  1. (5/22/2017) Trump's Conflict-of-Interest-in-law is keeping his real estate holdings and not disclosing all of his various shady dealings Kushner attorneys have declined to provide details about the identity of buyers of some of the assets he has been selling off; they are also filing an updated disclosure form to correct several omissions not previously listed on the first submission; Kushner himself declined to comment for the article or to allow the Washington Post to review his ethics agreement with the White House; the White House claims a long-standing policy of confidentiality in regards to agreements and also rejected requests to answer questionsTemplate:Confl

ArtworkEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Jared and Ivanka Trump took an Instagram snap of themselves and wind up with a fresh new ethics violation as they failed to disclose all of the artwork they owned, which showed up in the background forged from the art nerds at ArtNet.com: Ivanka Trump regularly showcases her collection on Instagram, blocking the artwork in posts tied to her business; Kushner failed to report the couple’s art collection in required financial disclosures (Trump is considered covered by her husband’s disclosures); the collection includes: Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Alex Da Corte, and David Ostrowski; other Trump administration officials who did disclose their artwork were: Ross (whose collection is worth at least $50 million) and Mnuchin (ownd several works including a stake in a $14.7 million Willem de Kooning painting)Template:EthicTemplate:Veruka

Kushner Meetings with RussiansEdit

between Jared Kushner and assorted Russians

April, 2016 Kushner MeetingEdit

Highlight: same day as an event held by then-candidate Trump who promised in a speech to seek better relations with Russia

  • Who was present at Mayflower Hotel (It is unclear whether Kushner and Kislyak interacted there)
    • Kushner
    • Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the US
    • Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  1. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

December 1 or 2, 2016, Kushner MeetingEdit

  • Attendees
    • Kushner
    • Kislyak
    • Flynn
  • Topics
    • setting up a communications channel using existing Russian diplomatic channels
    • arranging a meeting between a Trump representative and a "Russian contact" in third country
  1. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest
  2. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Other December, 2016, Kushner MeetingEdit

  • Attendees
    • Kushner
    • Sergey Gorkov, head of Vnesheconombank
  1. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

Jamie GorelickEdit

one of Jared Kushner's lawyers

  1. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

Michael FlynnEdit

joined Trump campaign in February, 2016 as an advisor

  • was in frequent contact with Sergey Kislyak throughout transition period
    • suspected of establishing a one-to-one line of communication (back channel) with Putin
  • dismissive of the threat Russia posed to the US
  • didn't seem to fully understand Kislyak's rumored ties to Russian intelligence agencies
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704
  2. (5/8/2017) Obama warned Trump not to hire Flynn, but knowing that Trump wouldn't trust him, Obama knew Trump would hire Flynn just to spite him, which means Trump hiring Flynn was actually an Obama conspiracy to collude with the Russians Template:FartTemplate:GoatTemplate:Drip
  3. (5/9/2017) ...and I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for that meddling Obama vastly underestimating my stupidity Template:FartTemplate:Oc8.0Template:Icdir704
  4. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH] tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN IT Trump transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017Template:DripTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:Noose
  5. (5/18/2017) To cap off today's 3-course scandal degustation, dessert from the Miami Herald: Flynn told Obama WH to postpone an assault on ISIS capital of Raqqa, Syria -- per the request of the Turkish officials Flynn was secretly working for at the time Flynn's rejection of Obama's national security team's proposal was in opposition to Pentagon plans, but consistent with the wishes of Turkey, from whom he received more than $500,000; experts debate if Flynn--acting on behalf of a foreign nation (from which he had received considerable cash) when making a military decision--qualify as treasonTemplate:ConflTemplate:DaesTemplate:TurkTemplate:Forpay
  6. (5/18/2017) Confirmed. Manafort and Flynn are under criminal investigation FBI investigation is a hybrid of both a criminal and counter intelligence probe; FBI is (with the Treasury Department, the CIA and other agencies) examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associates and Russian officials; multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in connection with the two men during the past six monthsTemplate:Subj
  7. (5/18/2017) Senate: "Yeah, we've decided to subpoena you over this whole Russia thing". Flynn: "Yeah? Go fark yourself" (Article Updated: Flynn has actually not responded yet) at first Senate Intelligence Committee chair, Senator Richard Burr (R NC) released a statement that "Gen. Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor the subpoena"; then a few hours later, a clarification, "General Flynn's attorneys have not yet indicated their intentions regarding the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena"Template:Subpeo
  8. (5/18/2017) "The Ghost of Mike Flynn" Oh shiat, did Putin get to him already? The Atlantic's subheadline: "The retired general's short tenure as national-security adviser continues to haunt the White House."Template:Rev
  9. (5/18/2017) Trump thinks that Mike Flynn will beat the rap and come back to work at the White House. No, really the two have remained in touch despite the potential that their communication could be portrayed as White House interference in a federal investigationTemplate:IntfTemplate:Yntbom
  10. (5/18/2017) The only reason Michael Flynn was not the vice president or secretary of state is that he bombed on television and Trump thought less of him for it. Let that sink in the show in question may have been the July 10, 2016 episode of This Week with George Stephanopoulos (Transcript, Video), which occured between a Politico article about Flynn up for VP (July 8, 2016) and the 2016 RNC Convention, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (Jul 18-21, 2016); Breitbart made a stink over his exchange with guest host Martha RaddatzTemplate:UglyTemplate:Best
  11. (5/19/2017) Pence: I am completely, 100% in the dark about everything. Media: didn't you oversee the Trump transition? Pence: I AM COMPLETELY 100% IN THE DARK ABOUT EVERYTHING a source close to the administration: "There's a pattern as it relates to the Flynn situation--vis a vis Pence--that he was never, either intentionally or unintentionally, made aware of the facts"Template:OotlTemplate:Plaus
  12. (5/20/2017) US Intelligence intercepted Russian communications where Russian officials bragged that they had a close relationship with Gen. Michael Flynn and could use him to control Trump and his administration conversations picked up by US intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally; they cautioned, however, that the Russians might have exaggerated their sway with Trump's team during those conversations;Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; White House released a statement: "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia ... [t]his matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe"Template:NooseTemplate:Ussry
    1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup
      1. (5/24/2017) A picture is worth a thousand words ... or the impeachment of a president Mother Jones posts a copy of that picture from RT's anniversary dinner in Moscow from 2015, complete with boxes showing who's who; clockwise in the picture in question, starting with Michael Flynn: Michael Flynn, retired Lt. Gen.; Vladimir Putin, President of Russia; Emir Krusturica, film director; Maja Krusturica, Emir's wife; Dr. Jill Stein, future US Green Party presidential candidate; Dmitry Peskov, Putin's Spokesman; Sergei Ivanov, Putin's then Chief of Staff; Cyril Svoboda, Czech Republic's former Deputy Prime Minister; photo credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/APTemplate:NooseTemplate:Putin
  13. (5/22/2017) Unwilling to take the hit, Flynn pleads the fifth. This will surely anger the orange sith Template:5th
    1. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th
  14. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

Flynn Intel GroupEdit

business Flynn set up after being forced out as chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH] tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN IT Trump transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017Template:DripTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:Noose
  2. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th

Flynn Intel LLCEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th

Flynn Intel IncEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th

Flynn SubpoenaEdit

signed by Dana J. Boente; demands all "records, research, contracts, bank records, communications" and other documents related to work with Flynn and the Flynn Intel Group; also asks for similar records about Ekim Alptekin; instructs the recipient to direct any questions about its contents to Brandon Van Grack

  1. (5/9/2017) Another shoe drops: Flynn associates receive grand jury subpoenas subpoenas issued by US Attorney Dana Boente's office in Alexandria, Virginia; received by Flynn associates on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014Template:SubpeoTemplate:Bcf🏪
  2. (5/10/2017) Buy stock in popcorn futures, Mike Flynn has just been subpoenaed Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/15/2017) The Senate issued a subpoena to the WH for documents about Flynn-that's good, But if the WH ignores the subpoena it's up to the Jeff Sessions-who is also a target of the probe-to enforce it-that's bad. But the subpoena comes with a free frozen yogurt Template:SubpeoTemplate:SopTemplate:JudasTemplate:Constcrss
    2. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th
  3. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH] tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN IT Trump transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017Template:DripTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

Robert K. KelnerEdit

Flynn's lawyer; informed Trump transition lawyers about Flynn being under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey on January 6, 2017

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH] tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN IT Trump transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017Template:DripTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

Ekim AlptekinEdit

helped coordinate Turkish lobbying in Washington with Zaikin

Inovo BVEdit

Dutch company owned by Ekim Alptekin

    1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH] tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN IT Trump transition team's chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017Template:DripTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

Dmitri "David" ZaikinEdit

Soviet-born, former executive in Russian energy and mining companies who helped coordinate Turkish lobbying in Washington with Alptekin


Corey LewandowskiEdit

former Trump campaign manager, former lobbyist

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Avenue StrategiesEdit

lobbying firm founded by two former Trump aides: Corey Lewandowski and Barry Bennett

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Washington East West Political StrategiesEdit

short-lived off-shoot of Avenue Strategies created for prospective Eastern European clients; partners included an Azerbaijani oil executive and an American political consultant who works extensively in Russia

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


Paul ManafortEdit

former Trump campaign manager

  1. (5/11/2017) FBI makes a special visit to a GOP consulting firm in Annapolis- with a search warrant third-floor offices of Strategic Campaign Group at 191 Main St., Annapolis, MarylandTemplate:RaidTemplate:Noose
  2. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund
  3. (5/18/2017) Confirmed. Manafort and Flynn are under criminal investigation FBI investigation is a hybrid of both a criminal and counter intelligence probe; FBI is (with the Treasury Department, the CIA and other agencies) examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associates and Russian officials; multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in connection with the two men during the past six monthsTemplate:Subj
  4. (5/23/2017) Manafort and Stone: Hey Mike, we're neck deep in corruption too, but you don't see us trying to wag our dicks at the Senate The Hill reports that NBC News reports that Paul Manafort and Roger Stone handed over documents requested by the Senate Intelligence CommitteeTemplate:Coop
  5. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup
  6. (5/25/2017) Because the whole Trump/Russia scandal wasn't bad enough, Paul Manafort gave the Trump team advice on the Russia scandal FTFA: "Manafort told Priebus that the dossier was tainted by inaccuracies and by the motivations of the people who initiated it, whom he alleged were Democratic activists and donors working in cahoots with Ukrainian government officials ... Priebus did ... alert Trump to the conversation with Manafort"Template:Drip

Summerbreeze LLCEdit

holding company that took out a $3.5 million loan on Manafort's Bridgehampton home

  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

Strategic Campaign GroupEdit

campaign consulting firm, Annapolis, Maryland

  • pioneered the use of technology in political campaigns
  • represents GOP candidates nationwide, including the Tea Party and the Conservative Majority Fund
  • FBI raided Main St. offices May 11, 2017 with a search warrant
  • questioned by the FEC concerning money raised by a political action committee
  1. (5/11/2017) FBI makes a special visit to a GOP consulting firm in Annapolis- with a search warrant third-floor offices of Strategic Campaign Group at 191 Main St., Annapolis, MarylandTemplate:RaidTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/13/2017) Oh my Palmer Report headline: "Annapolis firm raided by FBI has ties to Steve Bannon"Template:Wish

Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST)Edit

FormationEdit

  • an unnamed White House official made sure the Washington Post understod Stephen Miller, also a key campaign staffer at the time, had no role in the formation
  • campaign staff desparately signed up the few interested parties in summer, 2016
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) earch Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Known MembersEdit

  • Jeff Sessions
  • George Papadopoulos
    • on list of foreign policy advisers circulated by Ben Carson presidential campaign
    • offered positive comments about Putin to foreign audiences while touting his position as a Trump adviser
  • Carter Page
    • attended TCNST meetings including one attended by Sessions
    • submitted policy memos for the campaign's review
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) earch Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

MeetingsEdit

  • few meetings, attendees or members were made public
    • one with Sessions was announced, although no other members of the panel were named publicly
    • a picture of attendees around a table was sent out on social media by Trump announcing that he was "meeting with my national security team"
      • took place in a conference room at Trump's not-yet-opened hotel in Washington; the photo shows Trump at the head of the table and Sessions at the opposite end; Papadopoulos was there, Page was not
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Carter PageEdit

Prior to Joining Trump CampaignEdit

  • spent three years working in Moscow
  • has stock in Gazprom one of the sanctioned Russian companies
  • his name also appeared in the Steele dossier
  • in 2013 had contact with Evgeny Buryakov who was later convicted of being a Russian spy; FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Joining Trump CampaignEdit

  • his company Global Energy Capital LLC close to Trump Tower
  • Ed Cox conveyed Page's interest to the campaign; Page confirmed that Cox had connected him to the Trump campaign
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

As Trump Campaign AdvisorEdit

  • described his relationship with the campaign as "unpaid" and "informal"; various Trump aides and assorted officials are adamant that Page never met Trump during his five-month stint as an adviser, and Page left the campaign in August 2016
  • attended meetings of the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) and submitted policy memos for the campaign's review
  • witnesses say that when he was with the Trump campaign, he spoke critically about Obama and US policy, while praising Putin and promising improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected
    • Page denies this
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Investigative PhaseEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Carter Page's balls are much bigger than his brain " ... any records I may have saved as a private citizen with limited technology capabilities will be miniscule in comparison to the full database of information which has already been collected under the direction of the Obama Administration during last year's completely unjustified FISA warrant that targeted me for exercising my First Amendment rights, both in 2016 as well as in years prior"Template:PageTemplate:Evad
  2. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose
  3. (5/23/2017) Carter Page announces his future plans to plead the fifth Business Insider headline: "Carter Page: 'I have no intention to plead the Fifth, since I've never done anything wrong'"Template:WilltestTemplate:PageTemplate:5th

Global Energy Capital LLCEdit

Carter Page energy company with offices located a block from Trump Tower; shares an atrium with Trump Tower

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions IIIEdit

Attorney, I say, Attorney General

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip
  2. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip
  3. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose
  4. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

George PapadopoulosEdit

member of TCNST

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip


Other Campaign OperativesEdit

Stephen MillerEdit

an unnamed White House official made sure the Washington Post understod Stephen Miller, also a key campaign staffer at the time, had no role in the formation of TCNST

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Sam ClovisEdit

worked on Russian-related issues when he worked at the Pentagon in the 1980s and when he ran for Senate in 2014; has spoken critically about US sanctions against Russia

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Ed CoxEdit

chairman, New York state Republican Party; conveyed Page's interest to the campaign; Page confirmed that Cox had connected him to the Trump campaign

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Erik PrinceEdit

founder, Blackwater (a private security firm renamed "Academi"); informal adviser to the Trump transition team

  1. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Campaign SupportersEdit

Sheriff David ClarkeEdit

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
  2. (5/18/2017) The controversial Milwaukee County sheriff, David Clarke, who has compared Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan, has said he is joining the Trump administration because of course he is he will act as a liason between the DHS Director and state, local and tribal law enforcement agenciesTemplate:Horse🚓
  3. (5/20/2017) Sheriff David Clarke, up for deputy Homeland Security job, has uniform festooned with BS medals and decorations. "You see all that sh*t pinned all over his dress uniform jacket? That's not supposed to be there" Twitter account Charles Clymer ranted about the medals on Clarke's uniform (without giving any details), ending his rant, "14/ Anyway, David Clarke is fucking awful, but his toy uniform, especially, sets my teeth on edge. Rant over. /thread"Template:WishTemplate:PoseurTemplate:Stolev
  4. (5/20/2017) Sheriff David Clarke Melania'd his master's thesis on homeland security after reviewing David A. Clarke Jr's Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) thesis from September, 2013, "Making U.S. security and privacy rights compatible", CNN researchers found 47 instances that violated standards enumerated in NPS's main website: "Academic dishonesty in any form is a violation of the NPS honor code (pdf) ... If someone else's words are sufficiently significant to be worth quoting, then accurate quotation followed by a correct citation is essential, even if only a few words are involved"Template:PlagiaTemplate:Tidf
  5. (5/21/2017) David Clarke will do the impossible: Make the Trump Administration even worse Slate subheadline: "David Clarke is the symbol of everything that’s wrong with this horrific administration"Template:Tyrant
  6. (5/26/2017) PSA: Asking Sheriff David Clarke if he is Sheriff David Clarke will get you harassed from his officers, and could land you in jail, or knocked out. Oh yeah, you can also sue, provided he doesn't carry out his threat to disappear you forever a man, Dan Black, dared be on the same plane as Sir Dr. Sheriff David Clarke, PhD, Esq. AND ask him a question; Clarke texted his employees to have them practice extra-legal detention procedures on Black; Milwaukee County Sheriff Department wants to remind all air passengers: "Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out"🚓Template:Tyrant👑💥

Roger StoneEdit

Top. Advisor. star of the Netflix documentary, "Get Me Roger Stone"

  1. (5/12/2017) Contradicting Trump, Roger Stone says the two have spoken fairly recently Stone admitted contact with suspected Russian hacker "Guccifer 2.0"; CNN reported Stone recommended firing Comey to President; President tweeted: "The Roger Stone report @CNN is false--Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time--had nothing to do with my decision."; Friday, May 12, 2017 on ABC's "The View", Stone: "I'm not going to contradict the president and I'm not going to say when I spoke to him ... but I would say this, I have spoken to him very recently"Template:ComeyTemplate:Dig
  2. (5/23/2017) Manafort and Stone: Hey Mike, we're neck deep in corruption too, but you don't see us trying to wag our dicks at the Senate The Hill reports that NBC News reports that Paul Manafort and Roger Stone handed over documents requested by the Senate Intelligence CommitteeTemplate:Coop
  3. (5/25/2017) In today's Russian collusion news, a Florida GOP operative received stolen Democratic Party turnout info from Guccifer 2.0. Buttery males Raw Story tells a story from the Wall Street Journal about GOP operative Aaron Nevins and how he asked a Russian hacker ("Guccifer 2.0") for "any Florida based information"; 10 days later Nevins received 2.5 gigabytes of data which he posted to a blog he ran called HelloFLA.com using a pseudonym; Guccifer 2.0 then sent the link for the blog to Trump friend and advisor, Roger Stone; Nevins explained: "If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics."Template:DripTemplate:Ussh
  4. (5/26/2017) In the latest installment of conservative buffoonery, Roger Stone calls for Seth Rich's parents to be charged with obstruction of justice for failing to play along with their conspiratorial delusions Stone explains that his belief in this conspiracy is political: "Nothing the intel community says can be relied on given their track record of lies"Template:Cc6.0Template:Discdt

Aaron NevinsEdit

Florida GOP consultant

  1. (5/25/2017) In today's Russian collusion news, a Florida GOP operative received stolen Democratic Party turnout info from Guccifer 2.0. Buttery males Raw Story tells a story from the Wall Street Journal about GOP operative Aaron Nevins and how he asked a Russian hacker ("Guccifer 2.0") for "any Florida based information"; 10 days later Nevins received 2.5 gigabytes of data which he posted to a blog he ran called HelloFLA.com using a pseudonym; Guccifer 2.0 then sent the link for the blog to Trump friend and advisor, Roger Stone; Nevins explained: "If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics."Template:DripTemplate:Ussh

Governor Scott Walker (R WI)Edit

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    met Torshin and Butina at 2015 NRA Convention

Greg GianforteEdit

candidate for Montana's at-large district

  • owns shares in two index funds that are invested in Rosneft and Gazprom, two Russian companies sanctioned by the US
  • tech millionaire, with sn estimated wealth between $65m and $315m
  1. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff?s office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte?s financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪
    1. (5/25/2017) Greg Gianforte's post-"body slam" statement exposed as a blatant lie. Fark: By Fox News FOX News reporter Alicia Acuna reports what she saw in Gianforte's Bozeman, Montana headquarters💥Template:Murcn
    2. (5/24/2017) Republicans: We thought we had this Montana special election locked with our amount of crazy there, it's a lot "closer than it should be" during his last speech before the election, GOP candidate Greg Giangorte said: "This race is closer than it should be"
    3. (5/25/2017) Montana Republican Congressional candidate who bodyslammed reporter today cited for "misdemeanor assault" by sheriff. A misdemeanor "citation" rather than a felony arrest? Sounds like the white decision was made here Speaker Ryan said: "There is no time that a physical altercation should occur with the press"; the President who previously recorded a robocall in support of Gianforte, calling him a "wonderful guy" had "no comment" regarding the alleged assaultTemplate:Boys💥Template:Murcn
    4. (5/25/2017) On literal eve of election, Montana newspaper that had previously endorsed Republican Congressional candidate and amateur wrestler Greg Gianforte explicitly un-endorses said Greg Gianforte Missoulian unendorses Gianforte after alleged assault: "... there is no doubt that Gianforte committed an act of terrible judgment that, if it doesn?t land him in jail, also shouldn?t land him in the U.S. House of Representatives"💥Template:MurcnTemplate:Undors
    5. (5/25/2017) Don Lemon stunned that someone thinks the Montana Slam wasn't Trump's fault arguing with Paris Dennard, Lemon quoted Trump during campaign ([the media are] "the enemy of the American people") and added, "If you think that that doesn't have anything to do with it, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken, my friend"💥Template:Murcn📰
    6. (5/26/2017) Sandy Rios defends Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter, saying it was excusable because the reporter was "a girly man" American Family Association?s Sandy Rios's family-friendly response to the alleged assault: "I?m sure Ben Jacobs is probably delighted about what he caused to happen"💥Template:MansTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
    7. (5/26/2017) Montana NBC affiliate refused to cover Gianforte body slam because they had no reliable source for story, despite numerous outlets reporting on it. To be fair, it surprised many that Fox News was the original source and that it reported it accurately KECI news director Julie Weindel was unyielding in her refusal to share (with the national network) any footage she may have had access to, or run a report on the incident; KECI was purchased by Sinclair Broadcast Group in April, 2017; Sinclair requires its stations to run stories that lean right and signed a deal with the Trump2016 campaign to broadcast interviews with Trump across all of its networkTemplate:OrwellTemplate:Mono
    8. (5/25/2017) Rep Duncan Hunter (R-CA) says that GOP Congressional candidate Gregg Gianforte's assault on a reporter is absolutely unacceptable for a would-be public official, you know, "Unless the reporter deserved it" FTFA: "Hunter stressed that he didn?t know all the details of what happened: "I did not read the story. I just saw the headline.""💥Template:ApolTemplate:MurcnTemplate:Btv
  2. (5/25/2017) Will Quist pull off the upset? Will Gianforte bodyslam his competition? When did our elections turn into WWE events? ...-Oh, right, Trump. THIS is your Montana Congressional Special Election discussion thread (Results roll in 10pm ET) 
    1. (5/26/2017) The most Republican thing ever just happened in Montana Huffington Post headline: "Montana Republican Wins Special U.S. House Race Despite Assault Charge"; Gianforte defeated Quist 50.7%-43.5%
    2. (5/26/2017) Hey, you know that Montana election that was a referendum on Trump according to the Democrats? It's no longer a referendum on Trump to them because the Republican won. Now it's a referendum on Trump according to Republicans the effect of those whirlwind events may never be entirely known: by the time the alleged assault occured, about 73% of the absentee vote was already inTemplate:Spin
  3. (5/26/2017) Sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson denounces Montana GOP congressional candidate for bodyslamming reporter, then goes on to explain that it's all liberals' fault for saying so many mean things about Trump FOX News headline: "'The Left Has Gone Insane': Tucker on Progressives' Use of Political Violence"Template:Bowtie💥Template:Librul
  4. (5/26/2017) "If you get a body part close to Trump, he thinks it's a gift" Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look at handshakes and bodyslams💥Template:Viop

Trump AdministrationEdit

White House Misinformation MafiaEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) WH forms Russia investigation A-Team. Bannon is the leader, Jared is the face guy, Trump is the wildcard and by default Ben Carson will be token black FOX News heard from Axios that Bannon was put in charge of an anti-Trump+Russia war room to "[r]espond, rebut and refute bad press and legal issues emanating from the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into Russian influence on the 2016 election"; some consider this as a way for Bannon to redeem himself; Roger Stone sees something else: "Steve doesn't do anything. I question his competence. I don't question his intelligence ... Stephen K. Bannon talks a good game but never does anything ... the man has no political accomplishments, or as Donald Trump said to me, 'what did he do in the campaign?'"Template:Whmm
  2. (5/26/2017) We have Melissa McCarthy to thank for Sean Spicer's downfall - raising his profile was the kiss of death Raw Story reports on the Wall Street Journal report on a shakeup for top advisors in the Trump administration including the Twitter Sitters, a team of lawyers the White House has hired to monitor the President's Twitter accountTemplate:Sat🍼

Steve BannonEdit

Advisor to the President

  1. (5/26/2017) WH forms Russia investigation A-Team. Bannon is the leader, Jared is the face guy, Trump is the wildcard and by default Ben Carson will be token black FOX News heard from Axios that Bannon was put in charge of an anti-Trump+Russia war room to "[r]espond, rebut and refute bad press and legal issues emanating from the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into Russian influence on the 2016 election"; some consider this as a way for Bannon to redeem himself; Roger Stone sees something else: "Steve doesn't do anything. I question his competence. I don't question his intelligence ... Stephen K. Bannon talks a good game but never does anything ... the man has no political accomplishments, or as Donald Trump said to me, 'what did he do in the campaign?'"Template:Whmm

Talking PointsEdit

Special CounselEdit

The MediaEdit

LeakersEdit

No RussiansEdit

Trump's Transition TeamEdit

  • copied and removed highly sensitive documents from SCIF at Trump transition's Washington HQ
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704

Donald F. McGahn IIEdit

Trump transition team's chief lawyer; knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

Possible National Security BreachEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) So wait, did I get him? Is it over? (headline reference) the President "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies"Template:BragTemplate:Drip
    1. (5/16/2017) Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation reporters heard the volume of a TV increase in an attempt to drown out the screaming
    2. (5/16/2017) Remember back in the day on the campaign trail when Trump was able to convince voters that they should be all up in arms over a candidate who might have revealed America's secrets to the wrong people? Good times, good times NYC, June, 2016: "We can?t hand over our government to someone whose deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies."; Portland, Maine, August, 2016 "Her email scandal put our entire country at risk. Made our sensitive secrets vulnerable to hacking by foreign adversaries."Template:SaidTemplate:Hypo
    3. (5/16/2017) Less than a day after the White House denied any secrets were shared (you know the rest) the President tweeted: "As President I wanted to share with Russia (atan openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety"Template:RightwoTemplate:PetuTemplate:BragTemplate:Yntbom
    4. (5/16/2017) Five Eyes intel-sharing alliance fraying as nations realise alliance with the US means giving Trump's Russian buddies full access to all their classified intelFTFA: "Trump?s cavalier attitude towards state secrets and his chumminess with Moscow can only deepen the anxiety in London and other allied capitals." gopfp{{}}Template:Allybus
    5. (5/16/2017) Nancy Pelosi: "The President of the United States is either knowingly handing over highly classified intelligence to a foreign adversary or he isn't smart enough to know what constitutes classified information" dk{{}}Template:Brag
    6. (5/16/2017) Jordan may have been the ally who shared the Intel with the US that Trump blurted out to the damn Russians last week later reports say Israel shared the intel; some suggest bothTemplate:Allybus

Reince PriebusEdit

Trump Chief of Staff

  1. (5/25/2017) Because the whole Trump/Russia scandal wasn't bad enough, Paul Manafort gave the Trump team advice on the Russia scandal FTFA: "Manafort told Priebus that the dossier was tainted by inaccuracies and by the motivations of the people who initiated it, whom he alleged were Democratic activists and donors working in cahoots with Ukrainian government officials ... Priebus did ... alert Trump to the conversation with Manafort"Template:Drip

Rex TillersonEdit

Secretary of State, former Exxon-Mobile executive

  1. (5/10/2017) How confident are the Russians that they have a friend in the Oval Office? Confident enough to openly mock reporters for questioning the firing of Comey Template:Ussrpup

Wilbur RossEdit

former chairman, Bank of Cyprus, current US Secretary of Commerce

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Steve MnuchinEdit

US Treasury Secretary

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Gary CohnEdit

economic advisor to the President; director of the National Economic Council

  1. (5/26/2017) Senior WH Official says Trump open to taking a second look at Russia sanctions...wink wink in a slight to NATO allies, director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn got really close to saying sanctions against Russia would be lifted until a reporter asked him to clarify then he backtracked: "I did not say that; I said he’s looking."; in another slight to NATO allies, the President of the United States waffled on a pledge to NATO leaders that he would support an unconditional embrace of the organization’s solemn treaty commitment that an attack on a single alliance nation is an attack on all of themTemplate:QpqTemplate:UssrcTemplate:VisitTemplate:AllybusTemplate:Intorg

Michael CohenEdit

President's personal lawyer

Ezra Cohen-WatnickEdit

senior director for intelligence at the NSC, one of Nunes' leakers

John EisenbergEdit

top lawyer for the National Security Council, reports to White House counsel Donald McGahn, was informed of the Nunes docs

Michael EllisEdit

former counsel for House Intelligence Committee; Deputy National Security Council Legal Advisor reports to Eisenberg and White House counsel Donald McGahn, one of Nunes' leakers

Other US PrinciplesEdit

US Foreign PolicyEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Huh, so the members of an alliance meant to keep Russian influence in check are a bit wary of a guy who got into power with the help of Russian intelligence. Funny that former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen explains: "People are confused and suspicious ... [w]hat is needed is a clearly formulated American policy on Russia. The reason why people are preoccupied by all the investigations [in Washington] is that there is no clear Russia policy"🍼Template:Oldussr😛Template:Intorg

US Strategic Petroleum ReserveEdit

world’s largest stockpile of emergency crude oil

  • established in December 1975 in the wake of the oil embargo imposed on the US by Arab members of OPEC
  • located near the largest US refineries and pipeline networks
    • in four large salt caverns in Louisiana and Texas
  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip
  2. (5/18/2017) A look inside Putin's public campaign to destroy US democracy author Bill Powell describes Putin's methodical mission to restore Russia to Great Power status; from the humiliating collapse of the Soviet Union ("greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century") to the rebuilt state security services and economy filled with tech-savvy youths, now eager and proud to help Mother Russia; Putin has lead his army of hackers in coordinated cyberattacks with military operations; he hopes these attacks will gain concessions from the West on Ukraine, Crimea and any other of his political ambitionsTemplate:Putin
  3. (5/23/2017) Trump wants to sell off half of the country's strategic petroleum reserve The Trump administration’s plan to shrink the petroleum reserve would leave the emergency buffer with less than 40 percent of the current level; Heritage Foundation fellow Nicolas Loris: "[previous] Presidents have used the SPR as a political tool or failed to release reserves in a timely and impactful manner ... It is time for Congress to recognize it is not the government’s role to respond to high prices. Congress should therefore pull the plug and drain the SPR once and for all"; Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: "The risk of complete collapse in Venezuela is just one of many reminders that the world remains vulnerable to oil price shocks, and those will be felt by U.S. consumers at the pump"Template:Confl🏪

Treasury DepartmentEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) President Trump failing to track foreign cash at his hotels from foreign governments despite campaign promise. Some businessman this guy is; FTFA: [a new Trump Organization policy "suggests that it is up to foreign governments, not Trump hotels, to determine whether they self-report their business."; also FTFA: "The State Department issues diplomats "mission tax exemption cards," which provide a point-of-sale exemption from sales tax on goods and services, including hotel rooms, across the United States. The Trump organization could keep track of foreign government payments based on which guests are using the mission tax exemption card."; following the law, according to the pamphlet: "diminishes the experience of our brand"; the policy is outlined in a pamphlet: "Trump: Donation of Profits from Foreign Government Patronage"trump{{}}

CFIUSEdit

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

  • approves acquisitions of US assets by foreign companies
  • chair is Treasury Secretary
  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

Department of JusticeEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Comey's notes won't go to Congress. Yet the DoJ did not provide requested documents regarding former FBI director Comey's communications with President Trump to the House Oversight Committee, so Chairman Chaffetz extended the deadline to June 8, 2017; with Mueller in mind, the FBI is "undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated. We will update this response as soon as possible."Template:ComemoTemplate:Overs

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R CA 33rd)Edit

"Russia is no longer the Soviet Union"

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip

Rep. Devin Nunes (R CA 22nd)Edit

  1. (5/19/2017) "Recusal." You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means Daily News headline: "House Intel chair Devin Nunes still reviewing Russia intelligence"Template:Rino

Brian BrownEdit

president, National Organization for Marriage; believes Russians and US conservatives are "uniting together under the values we share"

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    testified before the Duma in 2013 as Russia adopted a series of anti-gay laws

Alan GottliebEdit

founder of the Second Amendment Foundation

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    Torshin and Butina took him and his wife out for dinner and gave them gifts

Franklin GrahamEdit

North Carolina-based evangelist; son of Billy Graham

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    believed Putin to be a potential friend after Putin offered to hold an upcoming conference on the persecution of Christians in Moscow; instead, a Russian delegation will attend the conference in Washington in May, 2017

National Prayer BreakfastEdit

hosted delegation of prominent Russians for 2017 Breakfast

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip


US AlliesEdit

NATOEdit

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

  1. (5/26/2017) Senior WH Official says Trump open to taking a second look at Russia sanctions...wink wink in a slight to NATO allies, director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn got really close to saying sanctions against Russia would be lifted until a reporter asked him to clarify then he backtracked: "I did not say that; I said he’s looking."; in another slight to NATO allies, the President of the United States waffled on a pledge to NATO leaders that he would support an unconditional embrace of the organization’s solemn treaty commitment that an attack on a single alliance nation is an attack on all of themTemplate:QpqTemplate:UssrcTemplate:VisitTemplate:AllybusTemplate:Intorg

In-betweenerEdit

citizen or resident of the United States with a background in Russia or US citizen now living or working in Russia

Len BlavatnikEdit

businessman, born in Ukraine, raised in Russia, naturalized U.S. citizen

  • president, Access Industries Holdings Inc. (parent company of Access Entertainment)
  • made his fortune after the fall of the Soviet Union
  • has investments in chemicals, real estate, technology and entertainment
  1. (5/22/2017) Add Mitch McConnell to the "guess who else took Russian money" list the link goes to a tweet from Albert Ruiz showing page 14 of 58 of a Schedule A FEC Form 3X for the super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) showing that SLF received $1 million from Access Industries, Inc.Template:TurtleTemplate:CitznuTemplate:Noose

Access Industries, Inc.Edit

privately held American holding company, founded in 1986 by Leonard Blavatnik, who is also its chairman; owner of Warner Music Group

  • industrial focus is in three areas:
    • natural resources and chemicals
    • media and telecommunications
    • and real estate
  1. (5/22/2017) Add Mitch McConnell to the "guess who else took Russian money" list the link goes to a tweet from Albert Ruiz showing page 14 of 58 of a Schedule A FEC Form 3X for the super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) showing that SLF received $1 million from Access Industries, Inc.Template:TurtleTemplate:CitznuTemplate:Noose


Louis MarinelliEdit

Leader of the "Cal-exit" movement


Lee StranahanEdit

former Breitbart investigative reporter


WikileaksEdit

in no way affiliated with Russia

  1. (5/5/2017) Wikileaks (in no way affiliated with Russia) is concerned that 4chan's fake news attack on the French Election is in reality an attack on Russia Template:UssrhTemplate:Fra


Julian AssangeEdit

  1. (5/17/2017) CIA is world's most dangerously incompetent spy agency. So if President Trump did say anything it was likely inaccurate information which inadvertently helped America Julian Assange writes in RT: "CIA is world?s most dangerously incompetent spy agency"Template:Apol


Possible Russian Interference in 2016 POTUS ElectionEdit

Russian PrinciplesEdit

(in alphabetical order, except Putin)

  1. (5/9/2017) Another shoe drops: Flynn associates receive grand jury subpoenas subpoenas issued by US Attorney Dana Boente's office in Alexandria, Virginia; received by Flynn associates on contracts after he was forced out as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014Template:Bcf🏪

Vladimir PutinEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) Putin unsure which song he will play when he meets Trump; most likely it's going to be the Trollololoo song again asked by reporters which song he would play on the piano when he meets with Trump, Putin said they "need to meet first, talk and then choose the tune to match"; Trump is expected to meet with Putin at the G20 summit in GermanyTemplate:PutinTemplate:UssrpupTemplate:Intorg
    1. (5/15/2017) Already known for playing rich billionaires like a fiddle, Putin demonstrates piano skills by sitting down and playing a few Russian folk tunes. How was he? Well, as goes the Russian proverb: day-job keeping he will Putin was in Beijing to attend the "Belt and Road" economic forum in support of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative; while awaiting President Xi Jinping, he plunked out the unofficial anthems of Moscow and St. Petersburg, "Moscow Windows" and "The City on the Free Neva River" on a grand piano in a Chinese state guesthouse 🌅Template:Putin
  2. (5/18/2017) A look inside Putin's public campaign to destroy US democracy author Bill Powell describes Putin's methodical mission to restore Russia to Great Power status; from the humiliating collapse of the Soviet Union ("greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th century") to the rebuilt state security services and economy filled with tech-savvy youths, now eager and proud to help Mother Russia; Putin has lead his army of hackers in coordinated cyberattacks with military operations; he hopes these attacks will gain concessions from the West on Ukraine, Crimea and any other of his political ambitionsTemplate:Putin
  3. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip
    1. (5/23/2017) Trump wants to sell off half of the country's strategic petroleum reserve The Trump administration's plan to shrink the petroleum reserve would leave the emergency buffer with less than 40 percent of the current level; Heritage Foundation fellow Nicolas Loris: "[previous] Presidents have used the SPR as a political tool or failed to release reserves in a timely and impactful manner ... It is time for Congress to recognize it is not the government's role to respond to high prices. Congress should therefore pull the plug and drain the SPR once and for all"; Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: "The risk of complete collapse in Venezuela is just one of many reminders that the world remains vulnerable to oil price shocks, and those will be felt by U.S. consumers at the pump"Template:Confl🏪
  4. (5/24/2017) A picture is worth a thousand words ... or the impeachment of a president Mother Jones posts a copy of that picture from a dinner party in Moscow from 2015, complete with boxes showing who's who; clockwise in the picture in question, starting with Michael Flynn: Michael Flynn, retired Lt. Gen.; Vladimir Putin, President of Russia; Emir Krusturica, film director; Maja Krusturica, Emir's wife; Dr. Jill Stein, future US Green Party presidential candidate; Dmitry Peskov, Putin's Spokesman; Sergei Ivanov, Putin's then Chief of Staff; Cyril Svoboda, Czech Republic's former Deputy Prime Minister; photo credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/APTemplate:NooseTemplate:Putin

Andrey ArtemenkoEdit

  • attempted to lift sanctions against Russia with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
    • also linked to Manafort through connections in Ukraine
  • jailed in Kiev on embezzlement charges


David BogatinEdit

  • Trump Tower tenant, Mogilevich lieutenant


Maria ButinaEdit

former aide to Alexander Torshin, founded a group called the Right to Bear Arms

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    she and Torshin invited then NRA president, David Keene, to RtBA 2013 meeting in Moscow


Oleg DeripaskaEdit

Russian aluminum magnate, close Putin ally


Alexander DuginEdit

the Steve Bannon of Russia


Mikhail FradkovEdit

director, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies


GazpromEdit

government owned energy company

  • Trump campaign official, Carter Page, owns shares
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip


Sergey GorkovEdit

chairman, Vnesheconombank

  • met with Kushner in December, 2016
  1. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest


Vyacheslav IvankovEdit

  • Trump Tower tenant, Mogilevich lieutenant


Mikhail KaluginEdit

director, Russian Embassy's economics section


Konstantin KilimnikEdit

Manafort's protégé, Russian collaborator


Sergey KislyakEdit

Russian ambassador to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and Anything Else Putin Wants

  • was in frequent contact with Michael Flynn throughout transition period
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704
  2. (5/10/2017) You know the Russian spy recruiter that Sessions lied about meeting with? Trump is meeting with him, right now. Bonus: Pic is from Russian outlet, meeting was closed to U.S. press Live threadRussian press posted pictures on Twitter of Trump in the Oval Office shaking hands with: Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister and Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the USTemplate:FordigTemplate:Ussrpup
  3. (5/11/2017) Still think things are normal? Trump White House officials may have just let Russian spies into the Oval Office. Yes, AGAIN unnamed photographer was allowed to enter the Oval Office under standard screening for White House visitors; identified as Lavrov?s official photographer; later discovered the photographer also worked for TASS, the government-owned Russian news agency (largest in Russia and the fourth largest in the world after Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP))Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb
    1. (5/9/2017) "The entire White House should undergo polygraph tests over Russian scandal" 
    2. (5/11/2017) Mudd calls President a coward. This is not a repeat from 1865 CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, "the President acted in a cowardly fashion; he's a coward ... the President can't pick up the phone to say 'thank you for your service, goodbye,' but he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election!?"
    3. (5/11/2017) White House claims "they tricked us" when the guy with a camera in the Oval Office introduced to all as Sergei Lavrov's photographer turned out to be a photographer Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb
      1. (5/12/2017) Trump is outraged photos of his collusion with Russia at the White House have been leaked Template:UssryTemplate:PsecbTemplate:Bustd
    4. (5/11/2017) "When Trump hosted Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into Trump's collusion with the Russians, he was breaking with precedent at the specific request of Vladimir Putin" Russia policy experts ... worry ... that Trump is allowing Lavrov?and Putin?to define the terms of his dealings with them on key issues such as Ukraine and SyriaTemplate:Ussrpup😛
    5. (5/12/2017) Former KGB spy says that the Trump administration is incompetent, also notes that water is wet, and the sun is bright Jack Barsky, the former KGB spy told CNN's Don Lemon, "I'm shaking my head at the incompetence of the Trump staff. The staff are supposed to protect the integrity of the White House ... The wheels are coming off. It's mind boggling."
  4. (5/15/2017) So wait, did I get him? Is it over? (headline reference) the President "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies"Template:BragTemplate:Drip
    1. (5/16/2017) Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation reporters heard the volume of a TV increase in an attempt to drown out the screaming
    2. (5/16/2017) Remember back in the day on the campaign trail when Trump was able to convince voters that they should be all up in arms over a candidate who might have revealed America's secrets to the wrong people? Good times, good times NYC, June, 2016: "We can?t hand over our government to someone whose deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies."; Portland, Maine, August, 2016 "Her email scandal put our entire country at risk. Made our sensitive secrets vulnerable to hacking by foreign adversaries."Template:SaidTemplate:Hypo
    3. (5/16/2017) Less than a day after the White House denied any secrets were shared (you know the rest) the President tweeted: "As President I wanted to share with Russia (atan openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety"Template:RightwoTemplate:PetuTemplate:BragTemplate:Yntbom
    4. (5/16/2017) Five Eyes intel-sharing alliance fraying as nations realise alliance with the US means giving Trump's Russian buddies full access to all their classified intelFTFA: "Trump?s cavalier attitude towards state secrets and his chumminess with Moscow can only deepen the anxiety in London and other allied capitals." gopfp{{}}Template:Allybus
    5. (5/16/2017) Nancy Pelosi: "The President of the United States is either knowingly handing over highly classified intelligence to a foreign adversary or he isn't smart enough to know what constitutes classified information" dk{{}}Template:Brag
    6. (5/16/2017) Jordan may have been the ally who shared the Intel with the US that Trump blurted out to the damn Russians last week later reports say Israel shared the intel; some suggest bothTemplate:Allybus
  5. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip
  6. (5/19/2017) Hey, the Nut Job is gone so you're in the clear. I just hope nobody is recording this a document based on notes taken during the President's May 10, 2017 meeting in Oval Office with Lavrov and Kislyak has been confirmed by two US officials; some of the President's comments from the document: "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job ... I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off ... I'm not under investigation", Trump also asked if there were reporters in the room, Lavrov reassured him, "No ... No fake media."Template:WeakTemplate:Comey
  7. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Sergei LavrovEdit

Russian Foreign Minister

  1. (4/12/2017) "Minister Lavrov, Rex Tillerson. Nice to meet you." "Strike Syria again and you will regret it. Also, likewise" 
  2. (5/10/2017) How confident are the Russians that they have a friend in the Oval Office? Confident enough to openly mock reporters for questioning the firing of Comey Template:Ussrpup
  3. (5/10/2017) You know the Russian spy recruiter that Sessions lied about meeting with? Trump is meeting with him, right now. Bonus: Pic is from Russian outlet, meeting was closed to U.S. press Live threadRussian press posted pictures on Twitter of Trump in the Oval Office shaking hands with: Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister and Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the USTemplate:FordigTemplate:Ussrpup
  4. (5/11/2017) Still think things are normal? Trump White House officials may have just let Russian spies into the Oval Office. Yes, AGAIN unnamed photographer was allowed to enter the Oval Office under standard screening for White House visitors; identified as Lavrov?s official photographer; later discovered the photographer also worked for TASS, the government-owned Russian news agency (largest in Russia and the fourth largest in the world after Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP))Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb
    1. (5/9/2017) "The entire White House should undergo polygraph tests over Russian scandal" 
    2. (5/11/2017) Mudd calls President a coward. This is not a repeat from 1865 CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, "the President acted in a cowardly fashion; he's a coward ... the President can't pick up the phone to say 'thank you for your service, goodbye,' but he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election!?"
    3. (5/11/2017) White House claims "they tricked us" when the guy with a camera in the Oval Office introduced to all as Sergei Lavrov's photographer turned out to be a photographer Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb
      1. (5/12/2017) Trump is outraged photos of his collusion with Russia at the White House have been leaked Template:UssryTemplate:PsecbTemplate:Bustd
    4. (5/11/2017) "When Trump hosted Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into Trump's collusion with the Russians, he was breaking with precedent at the specific request of Vladimir Putin" Russia policy experts ... worry ... that Trump is allowing Lavrov?and Putin?to define the terms of his dealings with them on key issues such as Ukraine and SyriaTemplate:Ussrpup😛
    5. (5/12/2017) Former KGB spy says that the Trump administration is incompetent, also notes that water is wet, and the sun is bright Jack Barsky, the former KGB spy told CNN's Don Lemon, "I'm shaking my head at the incompetence of the Trump staff. The staff are supposed to protect the integrity of the White House ... The wheels are coming off. It's mind boggling."
  5. (5/12/2017) "Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed on Thursday a declaration acknowledging the threat posed by climate change to the Arctic and indicating the need for action to curb its impact on the region." *blink blink* What the hell just happened? he signed the Fairbanks Declaration at a meeting of the Arctic Council in Fairbanks, Alaska; Sergey Lavrov also signedTemplate:Intorg
  6. (5/15/2017) So wait, did I get him? Is it over? (headline reference) the President "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies"Template:BragTemplate:Drip
    1. (5/16/2017) Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation reporters heard the volume of a TV increase in an attempt to drown out the screaming
    2. (5/16/2017) Remember back in the day on the campaign trail when Trump was able to convince voters that they should be all up in arms over a candidate who might have revealed America's secrets to the wrong people? Good times, good times NYC, June, 2016: "We can?t hand over our government to someone whose deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies."; Portland, Maine, August, 2016 "Her email scandal put our entire country at risk. Made our sensitive secrets vulnerable to hacking by foreign adversaries."Template:SaidTemplate:Hypo
    3. (5/16/2017) Less than a day after the White House denied any secrets were shared (you know the rest) the President tweeted: "As President I wanted to share with Russia (atan openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety"Template:RightwoTemplate:PetuTemplate:BragTemplate:Yntbom
    4. (5/16/2017) Five Eyes intel-sharing alliance fraying as nations realise alliance with the US means giving Trump's Russian buddies full access to all their classified intelFTFA: "Trump?s cavalier attitude towards state secrets and his chumminess with Moscow can only deepen the anxiety in London and other allied capitals." gopfp{{}}Template:Allybus
    5. (5/16/2017) Nancy Pelosi: "The President of the United States is either knowingly handing over highly classified intelligence to a foreign adversary or he isn't smart enough to know what constitutes classified information" dk{{}}Template:Brag
    6. (5/16/2017) Jordan may have been the ally who shared the Intel with the US that Trump blurted out to the damn Russians last week later reports say Israel shared the intel; some suggest bothTemplate:Allybus
  7. (5/19/2017) Hey, the Nut Job is gone so you're in the clear. I just hope nobody is recording this a document based on notes taken during the President's May 10, 2017 meeting in Oval Office with Lavrov and Kislyak has been confirmed by two US officials; some of the President's comments from the document: "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job ... I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off ... I'm not under investigation", Trump also asked if there were reporters in the room, Lavrov reassured him, "No ... No fake media."Template:WeakTemplate:Comey


Viktor MedvedchukEdit

Ukrainian politician, lawyer, and business oligarch

  • current chairman of the pro-Russian political organization Ukrainian Choice
  • opposes Ukraine joining the European Union
  • Putin is godfather to Medvedchuk's daughter
  1. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip


Semion MogilevichEdit

the "Brainy Don"

  • pioneered money laundering through high-end real estate in US


National Morning Prayer FoundationEdit

founded by Peter Sautov and Alexander Torshin; Russia's version of National Prayer Breakfast that, with US Christians, hopes to "rebuild the relationship between the two countries that has degraded under the administration of President Obama"

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    Putin sends an annual greeting


Victor OzerovEdit

chair Russian Federation Council's defense committee


Dmitry PeskovEdit

Vladimir Putin's press secretary

  1. (5/18/2017) The Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia. It is too busy - how you say? Yes. Smiling like cat who ate canary Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov: "There is nothing to comment on. It is an internal matter for the United States"


Dmitry PetrovEdit

Putin spokesman


Victor PodobnyyEdit

Russian intelligence operative


Lyudmila PutinaEdit

née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova; Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013); sister of Olga Alexandrovna Tsomayeva

  • created CDIC with Tatiana Shestakova
  • was a "trustee" of CDIC since at least September 2006
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Artur OcheretnyEdit

Shkrebnyova's new husband since 2015

  • chairman of the management board of the CDIC
  • owns a villa in Biarritz, France
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony


Leonid ReshetnikovEdit

former director, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies when 2016 POTUS election interference papers were written

  • at his retirement ceremony, Reshetnikov told Putin, "[t]he policy of Russia and the policy of the President of Russia have been the cornerstone of our operation.?


Dmitry RogozinEdit

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    among the officials sanctioned by Obama's White House following Russia's invasion of Ukraine


RosneftEdit

will receive 49.9 percent of Citgo's shares if PDVSA defaults on the December, 2016 loan

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip
    1. (5/23/2017) Trump wants to sell off half of the country's strategic petroleum reserve The Trump administration's plan to shrink the petroleum reserve would leave the emergency buffer with less than 40 percent of the current level; Heritage Foundation fellow Nicolas Loris: "[previous] Presidents have used the SPR as a political tool or failed to release reserves in a timely and impactful manner ... It is time for Congress to recognize it is not the government's role to respond to high prices. Congress should therefore pull the plug and drain the SPR once and for all"; Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University: "The risk of complete collapse in Venezuela is just one of many reminders that the world remains vulnerable to oil price shocks, and those will be felt by U.S. consumers at the pump"Template:Confl🏪


RTEdit

formerly Russia Today, Russian international television network funded by the Russian government

  • paid Flynn $45,000 to give a speech in Moscow, where he also attended the network's anniversary dinner and was photographed sitting next to Putin
  1. (5/6/2017) Diane Feinstein (D-CA) "has seen no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion" its about time we can put this behind us "Not at this time"
  2. (5/17/2017) CIA is world's most dangerously incompetent spy agency. So if President Trump did say anything it was likely inaccurate information which inadvertently helped America Julian Assange writes in RT: "CIA is world's most dangerously incompetent spy agency"Template:Apol
  3. (5/24/2017) A picture is worth a thousand words ... or the impeachment of a president Mother Jones posts a copy of that picture from a dinner party in Moscow from 2015, complete with boxes showing who's who; clockwise in the picture in question, starting with Michael Flynn: Michael Flynn, retired Lt. Gen.; Vladimir Putin, President of Russia; Emir Krusturica, film director; Maja Krusturica, Emir's wife; Dr. Jill Stein, future US Green Party presidential candidate; Dmitry Peskov, Putin's Spokesman; Sergei Ivanov, Putin's then Chief of Staff; Cyril Svoboda, Czech Republic's former Deputy Prime Minister; photo credit: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/APTemplate:NooseTemplate:Putin
  4. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup


Russian Institute for Strategic StudiesEdit

Kremlin's in-house foreign policy think tank run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin?s office


Dmitry RybolovlevEdit

The Fertilizer King


Felix H. SaterEdit


Peter SautovEdit

organizer and chairman, National Morning Prayer Foundation (Russia's version of National Prayer Breakfast)

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip


Igor SechinEdit

owner, Roseneft

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


Kirill ShamalovEdit

son of Nikolay Shamalov, co-owner of Rossiya Bank

  • married Putin and Shkrebnyova's daughter, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova (aka Yekaterina Putina)
  • made billions after acquiring a large stake in a leading Russian gas and petrochemicals company
  • purchased property in Biarritz, France, from a close associate of Putin
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony


Tatiana ShestakovaEdit

former wife of Vasily Shestakov an old friend and judo sparring partner of Putin

  • owns 1% of Meridian
  • created CDIC with Lyudmila Putina
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony


SputnikEdit

a news agency, consisting of websites, radio broadcast service (among others) established by the Russian government-controlled news agency Rossiya Segodnya


SVREdit

Sluzhba vneshney razvedki (Russian Foreign Intelligence Service)


Aleksander TorshinEdit

  • deputy governor of the Bank of Russia, close ally of Putin
  • Spanish police investigate his involvement in money laundering with Taganskaya, a Russian organized crime syndicate
  • alleged February, 2017 White House meeting with Trump canceled[1]
  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    leader in Russian movement to align Kremlin more closely with the Orthodox church, attended the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast with a delegation of prominent Russians


Vadim TrincherEdit

model tenant, Trump Tower


Olga Alexandrovna TsomayevaEdit

former general director, Intererversis; Lyudmila Putina's sister

  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony


VnesheconombankEdit

Russian government-owned development bank under sanctions by U.S. and others


Viktor YanukovychEdit

disgraced Ukranian president-Russian puppet, leader of the "Party of Regions"

  1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup

"Black Ledger"Edit

Party of RegionsEdit

pro-Putin political party in Ukraine


Maria ZakharovaEdit

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman

Dead RussiansEdit

GeneralEdit

  1. (5/14/2017) James Clapper said there is a "curious pattern" of deaths of opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin who have questioned or challenged his role Clapper told Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union", Sunday May 14, 2017: "We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an evidentiary trail that could equate convincingly and compellingly in a court of law a direct connection between certain figures that have been eliminated who apparently ran afoul of Putin"Template:UssrdTemplate:Putin
    1. (5/15/2017) Clapper tells Tapper why the country's going down the crapper James Clapper told Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union", Sunday May 14, 2017: "[O]ur institutions are under assault externally ... the Russian interference in our election system. And I think as well, our institutions are under assault internally"; Tapper asked Clapper if "internally" indicated Trump. "Exactly," Clapper replied adding, "I hope [congressional Republicans will] speak up"Template:Sop

Nikolay AndruschenkoEdit

co-founder Novy Peterburg newspaper; known for investigative reporting on local crime, corruption, and police brutality

Sergei MagnitskyEdit

whistleblowing tax attorney

Vadim TyulpanovEdit

former Federation Council representative, Nenets Autonomous Region

  • fell in gym, found dead


Russian Military AggressionEdit

  1. (5/8/2017) Russian chest beater Putin trolls NATO and the EU again by sending a few bathtub boats to the Baltic Sea off Latvia after US Warship arrives Template:Dick


Russian-US "Business" ArrangementsEdit

Business Arrangements in GeneralEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Trump's infrastructure plan. Hope you have toll money to pull over at the rest stop allow Gary Cohn to explain the Trump "asset recycling" program: "Instead of people in cities and states and municipalities coming to us and saying, 'Please give us money to build a project,' and not knowing if it will get maintained, and not knowing if it will get built, we say, 'Hey, take a project you have right now, sell it off, privatize it, we know it will get maintained, and we'll reward you for privatizing it' ... The bigger the thing you privatize, the more money we’ll give you."; in other words local governments are being asked to relinquish profitable assets to private corporations but retain money-losing assets🌉Template:Unown

Trump OrganizationEdit

Trump National Golf Club CharlotteEdit

  1. (5/8/2017) What is said on the golf course, stays on the golf course, except when it's Eric Trump bragging about how the Russians helped them bankroll their North Carolina course, and how they 'go there all the time.' Golly-gosh that's such a coincidence the course in question is Trump National Golf Club CharlotteTemplate:ErictTemplate:Golf🏪Template:Sink
    1. (5/8/2017) Eric Trump denies saying something he said back in 2014 about Russian money comments to New York Post: "It’s a recollection from some guy three years ago through a third person"; "We own our courses free and clear"; "We have zero ties to Russian investors"; described the report as "categorically untrue" and "complete garbage"Template:ErictTemplate:Golf🏪Template:Sink

Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLPEdit

Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson, tax partners

  1. (5/12/2017) We can relax everyone, Trump's lawyers have reviewed 10 years of his tax returns and found no income from Russia (with some exceptions) a letter signed by two "tax partners" with the law firm Morgan, Lewis, Brockius, LLP, Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson did not include any copies of the returns for the years in questionTemplate:Fine
    1. (5/12/2017) When you need a law firm to certify that you have no financial connection to Russia you should really avoid the 2016 Russian Law Firm of the Year Chambers Europe Awards, 2016 Russia Law Firm of the Year: "This active Moscow office of an American firm offers top-level advice in regards to the energy sector and also houses very strong banking and M&A teams. Its in-depth sectoral expertise also includes TMT and private equity. Among recent highlights, the firm advised CTC Media on the sale of its Russian operating business to Russian investors."

Sheri DillonEdit

attorney, Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLP

  1. (5/19/2017) Trump's private lawyer tried to convince the Office of Government Ethics to excuse Trump from signing his financial disclosure form...you know right under the part that says "I certify that the contents of his report are true, complete and correct" using a FOIA request, the Associated Press obtained letters between Trump's personal lawyer, Sheri Dillon (of Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, LLP) and Walter Shaub, the director of the Office of Government Ethics; Dillon asserted that the President didn't need to certify that "the contents of his report are true, complete and correct" because he was filing voluntarily, Shaub replied that the OGE would only work with her if she agreed to follow standard practice for the thousands of financial disclosure forms OGE processes each yearTemplate:CalityTemplate:Impu

Spruce CapitalEdit

co-founded by Joshua Crane, who has partnered with Donald Trump on real estate deals

  • partially funded by Alexander Rovt
  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

S C 3Edit

subsidiary of Spruce Capital, behind $3.5 million loan on Manafort's Bridgehampton home

  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

Alexander RovtEdit

Ukrainian-American real-estate magnate, partially funds Spruce Capital

  • tried to donate $10,000 to Trump's presidential campaign on Election Day but had all but the legal maximum of $2,700 returned
  1. (5/16/2017) Feds subpeona Manafort. Oh, and Mensch was right about this one a few days ago unnamed investigators asking for records related to a $3.5 million mortgage that Manafort took out on his Hamptons home just after leaving the Trump campaign; Manafort's name and signature do not appear on any of the loan documents that are publicly availableTemplate:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Laund

GazpromEdit

government owned energy company

  1. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff?s office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte?s financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪

Exxon-Mobile and PAO RosneftEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Greg Gianforte closes out his campaign for Montana's lone congressional seat by body slamming a reporter, then cutting a heel promo in front of everyone Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs was allegedly "body-slammed" by Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for Montana's at-large district after asking about Gianforte's party's healthcare plan; the incident was witnessed and recorded on audio by 3 FOX News employees; Gallatin county sheriff?s office charged Gianforte with misdemeanour assault; on 28 April, 2017 Jacobs reported on Gianforte?s financial ties to Russian companies sanctioned by the US💥Template:Murcn🏪

RatPac-DuneEdit

entertainment group whose investors include: Steve Mnuchin and Len Blavatnik

Beny SteinmetzEdit

co-founder, Hermitage Capital, a Russian hedge fund firm

  • currently under investigation in the US, Guinea, Israel and Switzerland for different briberies
  • provided funding to Kushner Companies for downpayments on $190 million in purchases in NYC in 2012

Kushner CompaniesEdit

Kushner family real estate firm; received funding from Steinmetz for downpayments on $190 million in purchases in NYC in 2012

G. Kline Preston IVEdit

lawyer from Nashville, has done business in Russia for many years

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip
    introduced David Keene, then the NRA's president, to Alexander Torshin in 2011

PDVSAEdit

Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company; took out a loan from Rosneft in December, offering as collateral 49.9 percent of Citgo's shares

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


CITGO PetroleumEdit

subsidiary of PDVSA, Venezuela's national oil company; operates three large refineries, three major pipelines and dozens of fuel terminals in the US; 49.9% of its shares were offered as collateral on a loan from Roseneft

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


Volkonsky HouseEdit

9 Vozdvizhenka Street, Moscow; tenants pay rent to Meridian; has 5,288 square metres of floor space available for rent

  • named for former owner General Nikolai Volkonsky, grandfather of author Leo Tolstoy
  • projected annual revenue of $3.18 million (current market rate of $600 per square metre per year gor all available space)
  • current tenants include:
    • VTB, a Russian bank
    • Sberbank, a state lender
    • the Severstroygroup, a construction company (has won defense ministry contracts)
    • a travel agency
    • a sushi restaurant
    • a Burger King
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Volkonsky House Previous OwnersEdit

  • General Nikolai Volkonsky, grandfather of author Leo Tolstoy
  • 1992 Russian Foreign Ministry by presidential decree signed by Putin's predecessor, Boris Yeltsin
  • 2005 Centre for the Development of the Russian Language (later changed its name to the Centre for the Development of Inter-personal Communications)
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

2005 Volkonsky House RenovationEdit

  • Kremlin property department supervised
  • Konstantinovsky Foundation provided financial help
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Natalia SamoverEdit

historian, campaigned against the Volkonsky Renovation

  • "The building has lost its historical appearance. We no longer have the Volkonsky House, we have an eyesore half a kilometre from the Kremlin"
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

CDICEdit

Centre for the Development of Inter-personal Communications

  • non-commercial foundation created by Lyudmila Putina and Tatiana Shestakova in 2002
  • formerly known as "Centre for the Development of the Russian Language"
  • currently owns Volkonsky House
  • 2015 expenditures were 262,317,000 roubles ($4.53 million)
  • 2015 income from all sources was 343,350,000 roubles ($5.93 million); It was not clear what all those sources were
  • Justice Ministry issued a warning to CDIC for failing to make its annual reports on its activities (as opposed to its financial accounts) publicly available as required by law
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

MeridianEdit

Intererservis owns 99% of Meridian, Tatiana Shestakova owns the other 1%

  • collects rents from Volkonsky House tenants:
    • VTB, a Russian bank
    • Sberbank, a state lender
    • the Severstroygroup, a construction company (has won defense ministry contracts)
    • a travel agency
    • a sushi restaurant
    • a Burger King
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

IntererservisEdit

wholly owned since 2014 by a woman called Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova

  • 2015 reported revenues 2.4 million roubles ($41,478)
  • 2015 net profit of 1.76 million roubles ($30,417)
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

VTBEdit

Russian bank

  • rents 3,011 square metres of Volkonsky House
  • pays more than $2 million in annual rent there
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Properties in Biarritz, FranceEdit

where Kirill Shamalov and Artur Ocheretny both own separate properties

  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Breitbart NewsEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

Cambridge AnalyticaEdit

  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Bcrat

Kaspersky LabEdit

Moscow-based cybersecurity firm

  1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

Yevgeny "Eugene" KasperskyEdit

Russian cybersecurity expert and the CEO of Kaspersky Lab

  1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

Useful Russian Government AgencyEdit

Justice MinistryEdit

issued a warning to CDIC for failing to make its annual reports on its activities (as opposed to its financial accounts) publicly available as required by law

  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Kremlin property departmentEdit

supervised renovation work on the Volkonsky House

  • head of department during renovation, Vladimir Kozhin
  • Yelena Krylova, a spokeswoman for the Kremlin property department
    • no information about the department having been involved in the renovation
  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Vladimir KozhinEdit

former head of the Kremlin property department, 2000-2014; Konstaninovsky Foundation board member since at least 2005; currently Putin presidential aide

  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Konstantinovsky FoundationEdit

created to restore Konstantinovsky Palace near St Petersburg, Putin's hometown

  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Leonid LevinEdit

chairman, Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications (Комитет Государственной Думы по информационной политике, информационным технологиям и связи (Komitet po informatsionnoy politike, informatsionnym tekhnologiyam i kommunikatsiyam))

  1. (5/19/2017) Russia: U.S. media trying to influence our politics. Uh-huh Leonid Levin chairman of Russia's Duma committee on information policy: "These mass media spreading information on the territory of Russia are part of a massive system of U.S. influence on the internal political situation in Russia."; he also says the investigation is continuing and that the head of the Federal Security Service will be called to testifyTemplate:Ratm

RosimushchestvoEdit

Russian government agency that handles state property

  1. (5/19/2017) Pootie Poot's ex-wife linked to multi-million-dollar property business, giving Donny all sorts of new ideas Lyudmila Putina (née Lyudmila Alexandrovna Shkrebnyova) Putin's ex-wife (1983-2013) created the foundation CDIC that owns Volkonsky House; her name is similar to the woman whose company receives rent from Volkonsky HouseTemplate:PutinTemplate:Crony

Russian Foreign MinistryEdit

Russian Institute for Strategic StudiesEdit

Kremlin's in-house foreign policy think tank run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin?s office

SatellitesEdit

Kosmos-2491, Kosmos-2499 and Kosmos-2504Edit

  1. (5/19/2017) Russia has reactivated its kill-satellites two of the three satellites--known by their Russian code names--Kosmos-2499, Kosmos-2504 were announced in advance, Kosmos-2491 was not, but was discovered after foreign and independent spacewatchers saw it, which they had initially mistaken for debris, move under its own power; experts believe they could be inspection satellites capable of what the Pentagon calls "rendezvous and proximity operations" (matching the orbit of another spacecraft, then scanning it, or even physically interacting with it in order to repair, modify or dismantle it)Template:Ussru

US Sanctions Against RussiaEdit

Possible Trump Campaign Interference with SanctionsEdit

Possibly Lifting SanctionsEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Senior WH Official says Trump open to taking a second look at Russia sanctions...wink wink in a slight to NATO allies, director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn got really close to saying sanctions against Russia would be lifted until a reporter asked him to clarify then he backtracked: "I did not say that; I said he’s looking."; in another slight to NATO allies, the President of the United States waffled on a pledge to NATO leaders that he would support an unconditional embrace of the organization’s solemn treaty commitment that an attack on a single alliance nation is an attack on all of themTemplate:QpqTemplate:UssrcTemplate:VisitTemplate:AllybusTemplate:Intorg

Exemptions to SanctionsEdit

Distractions, Red Herrings and ScapegoatsEdit

Susan RiceEdit

  1. (5/4/2017) Trump is about to be handed his ass with another Healthcare defeat so naturally he... *smokebomb* Template:Oc4.1

Senator Diane Feinstein (D CA)Edit

  1. (5/6/2017) Diane Feinstein (D-CA) "has seen no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion" its about time we can put this behind us "Not at this time"

Obama White HouseEdit

  • restricted documents Trump's team viewed at the White House
  • worried Trump's team would tip off Moscow, delayed telling them:
    • about plans to punish Russia for its election meddling
    • about plans to levy sanctions and oust Russians living in the in the US
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704

Miscellaneous Russian ActivityEdit

Kahn Sheikhoun Chemical Weapons AttackEdit

Russian Response to Shayrat Air StrikeEdit

Russian SpyingEdit

Evgeny BuryakovEdit

New York-based Deputy Representative, Vnesheconombank, arrested for spying on the United States for the SVR January 26, 2015

  1. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose

December, 2013 Contact with PageEdit

  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

TASSEdit

Unnamed PhotographerEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) Still think things are normal? Trump White House officials may have just let Russian spies into the Oval Office. Yes, AGAIN unnamed photographer was allowed to enter the Oval Office under standard screening for White House visitors; identified as Lavrov's official photographer; later discovered the photographer also worked for TASS, the government-owned Russian news agency (largest in Russia and the fourth largest in the world after Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP))Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb
    1. (5/9/2017) "The entire White House should undergo polygraph tests over Russian scandal" 
    2. (5/11/2017) Mudd calls President a coward. This is not a repeat from 1865 CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, "the President acted in a cowardly fashion; he's a coward ... the President can't pick up the phone to say 'thank you for your service, goodbye,' but he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election!?"
    3. (5/11/2017) White House claims "they tricked us" when the guy with a camera in the Oval Office introduced to all as Sergei Lavrov's photographer turned out to be a photographer Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb
      1. (5/12/2017) Trump is outraged photos of his collusion with Russia at the White House have been leaked Template:UssryTemplate:PsecbTemplate:Bustd
    4. (5/11/2017) "When Trump hosted Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into Trump's collusion with the Russians, he was breaking with precedent at the specific request of Vladimir Putin" Russia policy experts ... worry ... that Trump is allowing Lavrov--and Putin--to define the terms of his dealings with them on key issues such as Ukraine and SyriaTemplate:Ussrpup😛
    5. (5/12/2017) Former KGB spy says that the Trump administration is incompetent, also notes that water is wet, and the sun is bright Jack Barsky, the former KGB spy told CNN's Don Lemon, "I'm shaking my head at the incompetence of the Trump staff. The staff are supposed to protect the integrity of the White House ... The wheels are coming off. It's mind boggling."
  2. (5/15/2017) So wait, did I get him? Is it over? (headline reference) the President "revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies"Template:BragTemplate:Drip
    1. (5/16/2017) Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation reporters heard the volume of a TV increase in an attempt to drown out the screaming
    2. (5/16/2017) Remember back in the day on the campaign trail when Trump was able to convince voters that they should be all up in arms over a candidate who might have revealed America's secrets to the wrong people? Good times, good times the President has said during the campaign:NYC, June, 2016:"We can't hand over our government to someone whose deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies."; and Portland, Maine, August, 2016 "Her email scandal put our entire country at risk. Made our sensitive secrets vulnerable to hacking by foreign adversaries."Template:SaidTemplate:Hypo
    3. (5/16/2017) Less than a day after the White House denied any secrets were shared (you know the rest) the President tweeted: "As President I wanted to share with Russia (atan openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety"Template:RightwoTemplate:PetuTemplate:BragTemplate:Yntbom
    4. (5/16/2017) Five Eyes intel-sharing alliance fraying as nations realise alliance with the US means giving Trump's Russian buddies full access to all their classified intel FTFA: "Trump's cavalier attitude towards state secrets and his chumminess with Moscow can only deepen the anxiety in London and other allied capitals."😛Template:Allybus
    5. (5/16/2017) Nancy Pelosi: "The President of the United States is either knowingly handing over highly classified intelligence to a foreign adversary or he isn't smart enough to know what constitutes classified information" Template:Brag
    6. (5/16/2017) Jordan may have been the ally who shared the Intel with the US that Trump blurted out to the damn Russians last week later reports say Israel shared the intel; some suggest bothTemplate:Allybus

Miscellaneous Unnamed Russian SpiesEdit

Russian HackersEdit

Hackers in GeneralEdit

  1. (5/24/2017) Did the Russians troll Comey? Did Comey put out that message before the election because of troll? Washington Post headline: "How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI?s handling of the Clinton probe"

Arrested, Tried, ConvictedEdit

Yahoo hackers March 15, 2017 announcement that a grand jury indicted the defendants for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy to access Yahoo's network and accounts

  • Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officer, Russian national and resident
  • Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officer, Russian national and resident
  • Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, aka "Magg," 29, a Russian national and resident
  • Karim Baratov, aka "Kay," "Karim Taloverov"
  • "Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov," 22, a Canadian national and a resident of Canada

Roman Valeryevich SeleznevEdit

Russian citizen from Vladivostok, son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev

  • a prominent carder (traded stolen payment card data) under online aliases "Track2", "2pac" and "nCuX"
  • found guilty in August, 2016
    • 10 counts of wire fraud
    • 8 counts of intentional damage to a protected computer
    • 9 counts of obtaining information from a protected computer
    • 9 counts of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices
    • 2 counts of aggravated identity theft
  • sentenced in the Western District of Washington to 27 years in prison

Anonymous Russian HackersEdit

APT28Edit

FancyBearEdit

Guccifer 2.0Edit

distributed and publicized material stolen during hacks of the DNC, the DCCC, prominent Democratic operatives' emails

  1. (5/25/2017) In today's Russian collusion news, a Florida GOP operative received stolen Democratic Party turnout info from Guccifer 2.0. Buttery males Raw Story tells a story from the Wall Street Journal about GOP operative Aaron Nevins and how he asked a Russian hacker ("Guccifer 2.0") for "any Florida based information"; 10 days later Nevins received 2.5 gigabytes of data which he posted to a blog he ran called HelloFLA.com using a pseudonym; Guccifer 2.0 then sent the link for the blog to Trump friend and advisor, Roger Stone; Nevins explained: "If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics."Template:DripTemplate:Ussh

Pyotr LevashovEdit

hacker

Pawn StormEdit

Russian NewsEdit

Leonid BershidskyEdit

Bloomberg View columnist; founding editor, Vedomosti, the Russian business daily; founded opinion website Slon.ru

IzvestiaEdit

pro-Kremlin newspaper

Dmitry KiselyovEdit

anchor of Rossiya 1 channel's "Vesti Nedeli"

  • on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un:
    • "[b]oth are dangerous, but who is more dangerous? Trump is."
    • "both have [l]imited international experience, unpredictability, and a readiness to go to war."

SputnikEdit

  1. (5/15/2017) Already known for playing rich billionaires like a fiddle, Putin demonstrates piano skills by sitting down and playing a few Russian folk tunes. How was he? Well, as goes the Russian proverb: day-job keeping he will Putin was in Beijing to attend the "Belt and Road" economic forum in support of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) trade initiative; while awaiting President Xi Jinping, he plunked out the unofficial anthems of Moscow and St. Petersburg, "Moscow Windows" and "The City on the Free Neva River" on a grand piano in a Chinese state guesthouse 🌅Template:Putin

RTEdit

formerly Russia Today, Russian international television network funded by the Russian government

  1. (5/6/2017) Diane Feinstein (D-CA) "has seen no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion" its about time we can put this behind us "Not at this time"
  2. (5/16/2017) Silly Americans, we learn nothing new from your President Trump. Your twisted panties bind you RT headline: "White House refutes 'false' report Trump shared classified info with Russians"Template:Ussrn
  3. (5/19/2017) Even Russia Today is turning on Trump, reporting online odds of his Impeachment at 33%. Even Clinton was only up to 15% before his Impeachment began odds{{}}

TASSEdit

Unnamed PhotographerEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) Still think things are normal? Trump White House officials may have just let Russian spies into the Oval Office. Yes, AGAIN unnamed photographer was allowed to enter the Oval Office under standard screening for White House visitors; identified as Lavrov's official photographer; later discovered the photographer also worked for TASS, the government-owned Russian news agency (largest in Russia and the fourth largest in the world after Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP))Template:UssryTemplate:Psecb


Investigators and ReportersEdit

GeneralEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) Confirmed reports: Days before he was fired, Comey had met with Deputy AG Rosenstein and requested more funding and personnel for the Russia investigation Template:Bcf
  2. (5/12/2017) 5 very important questions regarding Comey's firing and the FBI investigation of Russiagate, answered bts{{}}Template:Comey
  3. (5/22/2017) This is not Trump's Watergate. This is Trump's Watergate on amphetamines "A wounded president and paralyzed government pose a great enticement for foreign aggressors to strike. The chaos Trump creates will begin to affect markets ... The country requires a functioning chief executive and commander in chief. We will not have one as long as Trump remains in office."Template:FireTemplate:Gopgov
  4. (5/26/2017) The "law & order" president is not being brought down by the "liberal media;" it's actually the law doing their jobs that's sending him into a tizzy over Russia FTFA: "The Times and the Post may be running these stories. But ask yourself: Where are they getting them? ... It’s law-enforcement. It’s intelligence. That is, it’s the protectors of our laws who are trying to send this president to an early retirement"Template:Bcrat📋Template:Ic

Preventing Investigators from Doing Their JobsEdit

See also section below

Independent InvestigationsEdit

Trump-Russia Independent CommissionEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) And the first Republican Senator calling for a special investigation has hit the White House Senator John McCain (R AZ): Trump's decision to fire Comey "only confirms the need and the urgency of such a committee"Template:Acf
  2. (5/12/2017) Look, I know it's the weekend and all, but the time has come for a special prosecutor. Possibly several. Do your part, call or write your Representative and tell them to call for a special prosecutor. (LGT House Directory) Find your Rep. Get involved LGT House Directory; Fark Request a Special Counsel under the DoJTemplate:Engag
  3. (5/12/2017) The first domino falls Rep. Justin Amash (R MI 3rd), "My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia."Template:Noose
  4. (5/13/2017) Bernie Sanders shows why he was America's best choice for President as he breaks down the intent of the Russia Investigation, the character of Donald Trump, and the need for an independently appointed Special Council Template:Comey
  5. (5/17/2017) Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Oh, there you are. Great, the investigation can get started then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaignTemplate:Indinst
  6. (5/19/2017) Trump just doesn't know when to shut up FTFA: "President Trump's silence lasted just over 12 hours. Then, he let it all out."; "At nearly every opportunity, in interviews, tweets and public statements, Trump has insisted that the investigation is a politically motivated farce."Template:DigTemplate:Comey

Special Counsel Robert MuellerEdit

lead special counsel, investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign

  1. (5/17/2017) Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? Oh, there you are. Great, the investigation can get started then Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaignTemplate:Indinst
    1. (5/18/2017) Rod Rosenstein did not consult Donald Trump before appointing so-called former FBI Director Mueller as Special Counsel indinst{{}}
    2. (5/18/2017) Tweet coming out the President of the United States just tweeted: (part 1 of 2) "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!"; (part 2 of 2) "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"💣Template:Fart
      1. (5/18/2017) After Special Counsel was appointed, White House issued measured statement from Trump, which he completely contradicted once he got his hands on his phone and took to twitter to blast as a witch-hunt official statement the White House released in his name Wednesday night (in full): "As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know ? there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country."🍼Template:Under
      2. (5/19/2017) The whole thing with Russia is just locker room talk. Well, Putin's locker room, but still NYT headline: "Trump, Citing 'a Witch Hunt,' Denies Any Collusion With Russia"Template:Deny
    3. (5/18/2017) Sentient bowtie controlling Tucker Carlson shocked after Lich Queen Kellyanne Conway cancels appearance on his show shortly after the appointment of the Special Counsel Carlson explained Conway's non-appearance on his show, "We don?t often have people from the administration on, but they said ?we want to send over Kellyanne Conway? ? great ... [t]hen, not long before air, they canceled it, for reasons that were not exactly clear"Template:Apol
  2. (5/18/2017) Confirmed. Manafort and Flynn are under criminal investigation FBI investigation is a hybrid of both a criminal and counter intelligence probe; FBI is (with the Treasury Department, the CIA and other agencies) examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associates and Russian officials; multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in connection with the two men during the past six monthsTemplate:Subj
  3. (5/18/2017) Now that a Special Counsel has taken over the Trump/Russia investigation congress can get back to doing what it loves best, investigating Clinton speaking on FOX News, Senator Lindsey Graham (R SC): "[the appointment of a Special Counsel] pretty much shuts Congress down ... [t]here?s a new front opening here ... I?m on the Judiciary Committee. And I think it?s important that the Judiciary Committee be given any emails that were directed to the Department of Justice by Clinton campaign officials or operatives"
  4. (5/18/2017) Maybe the special counsel wasn't such a hot idea Talking Points Memo headline: "Senators Warn Special Counsel Is Good For Democracy, Bad For Transparency"; Senator Patrick Leahy (D VT): "As good as his appointment was, it does not mean the Congress will say, 'Our job is done.'"
  5. (5/18/2017) The Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia. It is too busy - how you say? Yes. Smiling like cat who ate canary Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov: "There is nothing to comment on. It is an internal matter for the United States"
  6. (5/19/2017) Limbaugh: hey, WE won the election, not the Democrats. the law doesn't apply to us anymore, so we shouldn't cave to the Democrats on anything and block all investigations because MAGA quote from The Blaze: "So I saw this and my initial reaction was, I was muttering obscenities ... I was mad, I said, 'Who the hell caved on our side? What the hell?' I'm going through all these emotions! They lost the frickin' election why are we giving them what they want?'"Template:Blow
  7. (5/19/2017) Trump just doesn't know when to shut up FTFA: "President Trump's silence lasted just over 12 hours. Then, he let it all out."; "At nearly every opportunity, in interviews, tweets and public statements, Trump has insisted that the investigation is a politically motivated farce."Template:DigTemplate:Comey
  8. (5/19/2017) Why the special counsel is no good, very bad, terrible news for Flynn, Kushner, Pence, Manafort, Stone, Miller, Ivanka, Spiceweasel, McGahn, Trump, Barron, Floyd, Vlad, Johnny, Dick, and Jane DoJ investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia isn?t just a scandal about the president's conduct; it could quickly engulf those surrounding the president--including his next in lineTemplate:PlosTemplate:Noose
  9. (5/19/2017) The DOJ's appointment of a widely-respected former prosecutor that doesn't fish has Democrats worried since the whole Russia case is based on internet chatter and tin foil Jason Willick claims that as special counsel, Mueller will determine if any crimes have been committed and hold accountable those responsible, but what Trump critics want instead is: "a wide-ranging and essentially political investigation into Donald Trump and his associates ... creating a steady stream of media frenzies that paralyzes an administration they loathe"Template:Defopp

Poisoned Appoitment (5/20/2017)Edit

  1. (5/20/2017) White House is looking into an ancient "ethics rule" to weaken the special counselor Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, 2017) restricts newly hired government lawyers from investigating their prior law firm's clients for one year after their hiring; an executive order signed by Trump in January extended the CFR period to two years; newly appointed special counsel, Robert Mueller's former law firm, WilmerHale, represents both Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort (Mueller, however, did not represent either directly); DoJ chose Mueller and could also choose to waive the ethics rule; without the waiver, Mueller would be barred from investigating Kushner or Manafort; with a waiver subjects of his investigation can create doubt about Mueller's ability to do his job fairly or eventually challenge his findings in court; after appointing him, a DoJ spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, has said it will review Mueller's background for any potential conflicts of interestTemplate:EthicTemplate:FedregTemplate:Toxapp
  2. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest
  3. (5/20/2017) There are three ways to be President: The right way, the wrong way, and the Donald Trump way. "Isn't the Donald Trump way just the wrong way?" It is, but faster CNN headline: "How to cripple a presidency in 10 days"; CNN reporter Gregory Krieg gives a concise synopsis of the Trump administration's 10 special days in MayTemplate:RevTemplate:ComeyTemplate:FireTemplate:PsecbTemplate:Comemo
  4. (5/23/2017) "Help me Cory Lewandowski, you're my only hope" The Hill reported that Lewandowski texted Politico that he is not in "talks with anyone" about joining the administration; Bossie declined to commentTemplate:CronyTemplate:Fire
  5. (5/23/2017) Collusion with Russia is not a crime FOX News' Greg Jarrett argues wiff that purty mouf of his that, "there is not a single statute outlawing collaboration with a foreign government in a U.S. presidential election. Or any election, for that matter... collusion is only criminal in an antitrust setting. It has nothing whatsoever to do with elections."Template:CalityTemplate:SemanTemplate:PurtyTemplate:Apol
  6. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"
  7. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup
  8. (5/26/2017) Comey's notes won't go to Congress. Yet the DoJ did not provide requested documents regarding former FBI director Comey's communications with President Trump to the House Oversight Committee, so Chairman Chaffetz extended the deadline to June 8, 2017; with Mueller in mind, the FBI is "undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated. We will update this response as soon as possible."Template:ComemoTemplate:Overs

Christopher SteeleEdit

former MI6 agent

  1. (5/10/2017) With Comey finally out of the way and the FBI adrift at sea, Donald Trump can finally get back to the things that are truly important, like resuming his meetings with the Russians from the Steele Dossier Template:Wish
  2. (5/25/2017) Because the whole Trump/Russia scandal wasn't bad enough, Paul Manafort gave the Trump team advice on the Russia scandal FTFA: "Manafort told Priebus that the dossier was tainted by inaccuracies and by the motivations of the people who initiated it, whom he alleged were Democratic activists and donors working in cahoots with Ukrainian government officials ... Priebus did ... alert Trump to the conversation with Manafort"Template:Drip

UkraineEdit

Several US AlliesEdit

including Australia, the Netherlands, Estonia, Germany, Poland, the UK (Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ) and France (General Directorate for External Security or DGSE) all passed electronic intelligence (sigint) to the US as part of a routine exchange of information

Marshall BillingsleaEdit

member of Donald Trump's transition team, worked under Flynn; former Pentagon and NATO official

  • would have been nominated for assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the Treasury Department
  • requested only one leadership profile from Obama White House: Kislyak's
    • on his boss, Flynn, who didn't seem to fully understand Kislyak's rumored ties to Russian intelligence agencies
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704

Public CitizenEdit

government-ethics watchdog group wrote letter to DoJ and Congressional lobbying oversight offices requesting investigations into Lewandowski's lobbying status

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip

GAOEdit

General Accountability Office

FECEdit

Federal Election Commission charged exclusively with monitoring and enforcing the Federal Election Campaign Act

  • can be sued
  • if complainants are unhappy with the results of an investigation
  • believe an investigation is taking too long
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

Federal Election Campaign ActEdit

  • bars foreign nationals, companies or governments from
    • donating to US campaign committees
    • making expenditures "for the purpose of influencing" an election
  • prohibits campaigns from
    • coordinating with foreign entities
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

Ellen WeintraubEdit

FEC Commissioner, Democratic appointee

  • wants an FEC into investigate Russian involvement in Facebook ads spread during the 2016 POTUS campaign, based on a Time magazine article
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

FEC staff investigative reportEdit

any report generated by the staff at the FEC FEC staff investigative reports

  • are used by commissioners to assess civil penalties
  • referred to Justice Department for criminal investigation or penalties
  • would become public regardless of the commissioners' votes
  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

US Intelligence Community InvestigationsEdit

Unnamed US Intelligence OfficialsEdit

  1. (5/20/2017) US Intelligence intercepted Russian communications where Russian officials bragged that they had a close relationship with Gen. Michael Flynn and could use him to control Trump and his administration conversations picked up by US intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally; they cautioned, however, that the Russians might have exaggerated their sway with Trump's team during those conversations{{Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; White House released a statement: "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia ... [t]his matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe"}}Template:Ussry
  2. (5/20/2017) US Intelligence intercepted Russian communications where Russian officials bragged that they had a close relationship with Gen. Michael Flynn and could use him to control Trump and his administration conversations picked up by US intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally; they cautioned, however, that the Russians might have exaggerated their sway with Trump's team during those conversations{{Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; White House released a statement: "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia ... [t]his matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe"}}Template:Ussry
    1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup
  3. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Department of JusticeEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


Preet BhararaEdit

former US Attorney

Department of Justice National Security Division (NSD)Edit

responsible for counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations

Dana J. BoenteEdit

US attorney, Eastern District of Virginia; appointed by Sessions to be Acting Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice

  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose

Brandon Van GrackEdit

national security prosecutor, Justice Department HQ, Washington; specializes in espionage

  • leading a grand jury inquiry in Northern Virginia
    • scrutinizing Flynn's foreign lobbying
    • issuing subpoenas to businesses that worked with Flynn and his associates
  1. (5/18/2017) [NEWS FLASH tab: Okay, today's breaking Trump scandals are out of the way, I can finally sit down and rela... OH GOD DAMN ITTrump transition team’s chief lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now the White House counsel knew that Flynn was under federal investigation on January 4, 2017] drip{{}}Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose


FBIEdit

Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • been investigating this mess since at least June, 2016
    • had been investigating Trump associates' possible ties to Russia, particularly focused on Flynn
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704
  2. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip
  3. (5/18/2017) Confirmed. Manafort and Flynn are under criminal investigation FBI investigation is a hybrid of both a criminal and counter intelligence probe; FBI is (with the Treasury Department, the CIA and other agencies) examining evidence of possible contacts, money transfers and business relationships between a variety of Trump associates and Russian officials; multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in connection with the two men during the past six monthsTemplate:Subj
  4. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon
  5. (5/24/2017) Did the Russians troll Comey? Did Comey put out that message before the election because of troll? Washington Post headline: "How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI?s handling of the Clinton probe"
  6. (5/26/2017) Comey knew BUT HER EMAILS was Russian disinformation but went with it anyway FTFA: "Sources close to Comey tell CNN he felt that it didn't matter if the information was accurate, because his big fear was that if the Russians released the information publicly, there would be no way for law enforcement and intelligence officials to discredit it without burning intelligence sources and methods."Template:Bcf
  7. (5/26/2017) Comey's notes won't go to Congress. Yet the DoJ did not provide requested documents regarding former FBI director Comey's communications with President Trump to the House Oversight Committee, so Chairman Chaffetz extended the deadline to June 8, 2017; with Mueller in mind, the FBI is "undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated. We will update this response as soon as possible."Template:ComemoTemplate:Overs

former FBI DirectorEdit

James Comey

  1. (5/9/2017) We're in trouble / POTUS is crazy / We need a distraction / so Comey, maybe? Comey finds out he got fired by seeing it on TV; is stranded in Los Angeles; Live thread 1 of 2Template:FiredTemplate:Comey😺Template:Nixon
    1. (5/9/2017) ? Comey comey comey comey comey coMEE is gone. You come and go, it's thread two oo oo oo ? Comey finds out he got fired by seeing it on TV; is stranded in Los Angeles; Live thread 2 of 2Template:FiredTemplate:Comey😺Template:Nixon
    2. (5/10/2017) Remember when Democrats wanted Comey fired? Good times Template:ComeyTemplate:Acfbsabsvr}}
  2. (5/10/2017) Sessions told to do it Trump White House released letters from both Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein justifying the decisionTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Jfo
    1. (5/10/2017) Trump has been screaming at TVs, asking aides why the investigation isn't going away, demanding they go defend him 💣👑🏆
    2. (5/10/2017) Elizabeth Warren laughs along with us at Trump's claim that Comey was fired because of Hillary Clinton "There?s nobody left in America who believes that Donald Trump fired James Comey ? because James Comey was mean to Hillary Clinton"Template:Comey
  3. (5/10/2017) Let's see the score on how the GOP is reacting to news of Comey's termination. Livid: None Yet. Angry: 3 Skeptical: 6 Accepting: 6 Enthusiastic: 3 Angry: Flake (AZ), Comstock (VA), McCain (AZ), Curbelo (FL); Skeptical: Amash (MI), Sasse (NE), Lankford (OK), Burr (NC), Gowdy (SC), Corker (TN); Accepting: McConnell (KY), Tillis (NC), DeSantis (FL), Graham (SC), Banks (IN), Collins (ME), Rubio (FL); Enthusiastic: Roy Blunt (MO), Grassley (IA), Cornyn (TX)Template:ComeyTemplate:Svy
  4. (5/10/2017) Trump wanted a public execution to serve as a message to all of his enemies 🏆
  5. (5/10/2017) Fox News' breaking news on James Comey's firing: "James Comey Resigns" Template:OrwellTemplate:Lit
  6. (5/10/2017) "FBI agents in tears as news of Comey's firing spread" Template:ComeyTemplate:ConsqTemplate:Awake
  7. (5/10/2017) How confident are the Russians that they have a friend in the Oval Office? Confident enough to openly mock reporters for questioning the firing of Comey Template:Ussrpup
  8. (5/10/2017) Rare sighting of a headline that asks a question and the answer is "Oh, hell yes"Headline asks: Is this a Constitutional Crisis? Politico asks legal experts to size up the Comey firing spec{{}}Template:ComeyTemplate:Constcrss
  9. (5/10/2017) McConnell rejects calls to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the administration in the wake of Comey's firing. At least we THINK that's what he said, he's kinda hard to understand when his head is tucked into his shell like that "Today we'll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation, which could only serve to impede the current work being done"Template:SopTemplate:Gopgov
  10. (5/11/2017) Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants America to "move on" from the Russia investigation. With bonus Baghdad Bob "nothing to see here" pic Sanders again claimed the letters Trump received from both Sessions and Rosenstein "outlined the basic atrocities in circumventing the chain of command and the Department of Justice"Template:MagicTemplate:Goat
  11. (5/11/2017) Man oh man oh Chaffetz House Oversight Committee chair, Rep. Chaffetz, requested the Department of Justice?s inspector general review Trump?s decision to fire ComeyTemplate:AcfTemplate:Noose
  12. (5/11/2017) FBI agents: We never thought the leopard would try to eat _our_ faces, but it has, and it's time to take the leopard out Template:AcfTemplate:Reac
  13. (5/11/2017) Mudd calls President a coward. This is not a repeat from 1865 CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, "the President acted in a cowardly fashion; he's a coward ... the President can't pick up the phone to say 'thank you for your service, goodbye,' but he can shake the hands of someone who was involved in subverting an election!?"
  14. (5/11/2017) Dear Rod Rosenstein, you boast a 27-year career in the Justice Department under five administrations and the distinction of being the longest-serving United States attorney in history. Now don't be a dick. Love, the New York Times NYTimes published open letter to the Deputy Director of the FBITemplate:SopTemplate:Acf
    1. (5/11/2017) Rosenstein threatened to resign. No word on why he didn't 
    2. (5/12/2017) Sacrificial lamb will address the Senate on Comey's retaliatory termination a Rosenstein briefing before the entire Senate will likely be closed and partially classified; "My caucus still believes that Attorney General Sessions must be made available to the Senate in a similar capacity ... I hope that the majority leader [McConnell] comes to the right decision and grants our request to question Mr. Sessions"Template:Comey
  15. (5/11/2017) Trump was going to fire Comey regardless, as "he's a showboat, he's a grand-stander" in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt, Trump said of Comey: "Look, he's a showboat, he's a grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil, less than a year ago ? it hasn't recovered from that"Template:Comey💣
    1. (5/11/2017) Not Sean Spicer tells the Press that removing Comey will help bring the Russia/Trump investigation to a conclusion first Huckabee Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion ... with integrity ... And we think that we've actually, by removing Director Comey, taken steps to make that happen"; later that day, Trump tells NBC: "When I [fired Comey] now I said, I probably, maybe will confuse people ... [but did it anyway] to do the right thing for the American people"Template:Comey💣Template:MagicTemplate:Goat
      1. (5/12/2017) You thought that Bullshiat Spice was bad at his job? Well, it looks like in Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Trump administration has managed to find someone possibly even worse. So much for hiring the "best people" Template:RevTemplate:Best🌅Template:Goat
      2. (5/12/2017) Former FBI director James Comey is reported "furious" at the "lack of respect" being shown to him in comments made by Trump and White House officials. It remains to be seen whether he's gonna do something about it or just stand there and bleed no new direct quotes from Comey, only a quote from the letter to colleagues, previously released by CNN: "I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all ... I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won't either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply."Template:DefoppTemplate:Comey
    2. (5/12/2017) Trump: I want to be probed "so strong and so good. I want to get to the bottom." He wants it "absolutely done properly" Template:Slip
    3. (5/12/2017) HOLD EVERYTHING: Trump says he has a certified letter proving his innocence  the President told Lester Holt during the interview that, "I just sent a letter to Lindsey Graham from one of the most prestigious law firms in the country that I have nothing to do with Russia"Template:Magic
    4. (5/12/2017) After Trump's disastrous interview with Lester Holt last night, his aides retreated to their offices in dour moods. Trump spent the night fuming and rage tweeting Rosie O'Donnell. Dear Americans, this is not normal Template:RevTemplate:ComeyTemplate:EggTemplate:Dig
    5. (5/12/2017) The White Houses explanations for firing Comey keep crumbling due to their inability to keep their story straight and Trump not being able to shut up Template:ComeyTemplate:EggTemplate:Dig
    6. (5/12/2017) Trump forgets that there are things like audio and video recordings and the internet and states that he didn't know Michael Flynn in 2015 bus{{}}Template:Oc8.0Template:Magic
    7. (5/12/2017) A direct admission of obstruction of justice. Should I not have done that? Was that a bad thing? in his interview with Lester holt, the President said, "when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said 'you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won'"Template:MagicTemplate:Comey
    8. (5/12/2017) NBC claims that Trump said something true during interview NBC fact checks Lester Holt interview of President TrumpTemplate:Dbunk
    9. (5/12/2017) Trump: "I think we're doing a great job," ignoring the latest poll numbers that place him in lame duck Bush year territory In the interview with NBC's Lester Holt, the President proclaimed, "[My poll numbers] were so good, so strong, that if the election were held today, I would win by a lot more than I did on November 8 ... And I think we're doing a great job."Template:Oot
  16. (5/11/2017) The New Yorker nails its cover yet again. This time addressing the Comey affair the cover is a cartoon of Attorney General dragging former FBI Director James Comey away like Dr. David Dao with Trump overseeing
  17. (5/11/2017) Trump cancels visit to the FBI headquarters after FBI warns him he will not be greeted warmly. Dude, you poked the wrong hornet's nest 
  18. (5/12/2017) Jeff Sessions must resign on "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Senator Kamala Harris (D CA) calls for Sessions' resignationTemplate:Comey
  19. (5/12/2017) Fox reporter: So, what do you think about this Comey firing? Random Guy: It should have happened earlier, but I think it's to distract us from Russian inf- Fox reporter: OOPS, so sorry, gotta go when asked about Comey's firing, Pat Flagherty (sp), a customer at the Tastee Diner, Bethesda, Maryland told Fox & Friends correspondent Griff Jenkins, "I think it should have been done much earlier ... I think--not to be too Machiavellian about it--why does it take such a long time for these guys to arrive at this conclusion. Is it because we're getting too tight in finding out too much information linked to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin?"; Jenkins abruptly moved away and on to another customerTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Slap
  20. (5/12/2017) Comey claims Trump demanded loyalty from him at that dinner and he demurred Comey said he was summoned to have dinner at the White House with the President while there he was asked to pledge his loyalty to Donald Trump; Trump disputes Comey's account saying Comey was the one who requested the dinner and did so to ask to keep his jobTemplate:Comey
    1. (5/12/2017) Huh. Apparently, Trump wasn't honest about his dinner with Comey. Who'da thunk it? Template:ComeyTemplate:Bustd
  21. (5/12/2017) Oh, this is getting good, and it's not going to end well President Trump tweeted: "James Comey better hope there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before before he starts leaking to the press!"Template:Comey
    1. (5/12/2017) Rep. Adam Schiff responds to Trump. Oh, there are tapes? Well, hand 'em over. Congress needs to investigate. Law of unintended consequences gonna be gettin' a workout with Trump in office Rep. Schiff replied in tweet, "Mr. President, if there are "tapes" relevant to the Comey firing, it's because you made them and they should be provided to Congress."Template:TapesTemplate:Bluff
    2. (5/12/2017) Another Congressman demands that Trump give Congress the tapes he claims to have of his conversations with the former FBI Director. I can haz schadenfreude? Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D IL 8th) wrote a letter to White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II requesting the tapes referenced in the President's tweet: "These White House tapes could accelerate current investigations as previous tapes have aided past inquiries."Template:BluffTemplate:Tapes
      1. (5/12/2017) Reporter: Is Trump secretly recording conversations? Sssspicy: "the president has nothing further to add on that." Another Reporter: So that's a Yes? Sssspicy: "nothing further to add to that." 3rd rep: so he's TOTALLY doing it? S: NOTHING. TO. ADD YouTube clipTemplate:Tapes
      2. (5/12/2017) Comey at me bro a source familiar with the matter told CNN: "if there is a tape, there's nothing [James Comey] is worried about"Template:ComeyTemplate:Bluff
      3. (5/12/2017) Wikileaks offers $100,000 bounty on the Trump-Comey tape Wikileaks tweeted, "WikiLeaks offers US$100k for the Trump-Comey tapes. To increase the reward send Bitcoin to reward address: 1FfzC3KrbrJ3CRbz4hqHnxSqvYfy9M5CT"Template:ComeyTemplate:Tapes
    3. (5/15/2017) U.S. senators to Trump: Seriously, hand over any tapes you recorded of conversations with Comey Senator Schumer (D NY): "the president should turn them over immediately. To destroy them would be a violation of law"; Senator Graham (R SC) called Trump's tweet "inappropriate" and warned the president to "back off and let the investigation go forward"Template:TapesTemplate:Comey
    4. (5/15/2017) Trump no longer wants to talk about the tapes Template:BoredTemplate:TapesTemplate:Comey
  22. (5/12/2017) HOLD EVERYTHING: Trump says he has a certified letter proving his innocence  the President told Lester Holt during the interview that, "I just sent a letter to Lindsey Graham from one of the most prestigious law firms in the country that I have nothing to do with Russia"Template:Magic
  23. (5/12/2017) Soon to be President Mike Pence is neck deep in the Comey firing scandal Template:ComeyTemplate:Collu
  24. (5/12/2017) Contradicting Trump, Roger Stone says the two have spoken fairly recently Stone admitted contact with suspected Russian hacker "Guccifer 2.0"; CNN reported Stone recommended firing Comey to President; President tweeted: "The Roger Stone report @CNN is false--Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time--had nothing to do with my decision."; Friday, May 12, 2017 on ABC's "The View", Stone: "I'm not going to contradict the president and I'm not going to say when I spoke to him ... but I would say this, I have spoken to him very recently"Template:ComeyTemplate:Dig
  25. (5/12/2017) 5 very important questions regarding Comey's firing and the FBI investigation of Russiagate, answered bts{{}}Template:Comey
  26. (5/12/2017) Trump, "It depends on what your definition of loyalty is." We officially have a mob boss as president in a new interview with FOX News' Jeanine Pirro, the President refused to discuss the threat he tweeted to Comey; denied asking for Comey's loyalty to him; "All I want is for Comey to be honest and I hope he will be, and I?m sure he will be, I hope."Template:DigTemplate:Comey
  27. (5/13/2017) "I was a Watergate prosecutor; I know obstruction when I see it. And Trump's firing of Comey was just that" Jill Wine-Banks, one of three assistant special prosecutors who tried Watergate's obstruction of justice caseTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Nixon
  28. (5/26/2017) Comey knew BUT HER EMAILS was Russian disinformation but went with it anyway FTFA: "Sources close to Comey tell CNN he felt that it didn't matter if the information was accurate, because his big fear was that if the Russians released the information publicly, there would be no way for law enforcement and intelligence officials to discredit it without burning intelligence sources and methods."Template:Bcf
  29. (5/26/2017) Comey's notes won't go to Congress. Yet the DoJ did not provide requested documents regarding former FBI director Comey's communications with President Trump to the House Oversight Committee, so Chairman Chaffetz extended the deadline to June 8, 2017; with Mueller in mind, the FBI is "undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated. We will update this response as soon as possible."Template:ComemoTemplate:Overs

Acting Director of the FBIEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

New FBI DirectorEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) Guess who's in the running for Comey's replacement? If you think it's a person who isn't insane, you may want to sit down a report from Reuters suggest Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. and Rudy Giuliani for the positionTemplate:Horse
  2. (5/13/2017) Four people interviewed for FBI job. Let's see, there's Larry, Curly, Moe, and who's the fourth stooge? AG Sessions and deputy AG Rod Rosenstein will interview: Andrew McCabe, current acting FBI Director; Alice Fisher, former DoJ criminal division chief; Michael Garcia, a New York state appeals court judge; John Cornyn, GOP senator from TexasTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Crony
  3. (5/15/2017) Donald Trump releases list of candidates for the next FBI director. Apparently the three prerequisites he's looking for is the ability to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil 11 candidates under consideration: Senator John Cornyn (R TX); Rep. Trey Gowdy (R SC 4th); former Rep. Mike Rogers (R MI 8th), FBI special agent based in Chicago in the 1990s; Ray Kelly, former commissioner of the NYPD; J. Michael Luttig, general counsel for Boeing Corp, former judge, 4th Circuit US Court of Appeals; Larry Thompson, former Deputy Attorney General, held several high-level positions at PepsiCo; Paul Abbate, Executive Assistant Director, FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch; Alice Fisher, former assistant attorney general, Criminal Division of the Justice Department; Andrew McCabe, former deputy director, FBI, acting director, FBI; Michael Garcia, former associate judge, New York Court of Appeals; John Suthers, mayor, Colorado Springs, former US attorneyTemplate:Comey

Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement NetworkEdit

tracks global money laundering

Department of DefenseEdit

DIAEdit

Defense Intelligence Agency

  1. Director, DIA
    1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

NGAEdit

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

  1. Director, NGA
    1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

Department of Defense Inspector GeneralEdit

CIAEdit

Central Intelligence Agency

  • compiles classified "leadership profile" of foreign officials, which include:
    • biographical information
    • US intelligence assessments
  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704

Director of the CIAEdit

  1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

Daniel CoatsEdit

Director of National Intelligence

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"
  2. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

Adm. Michael RogersEdit

director, National Security Agency

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"
  2. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

DHSEdit

Department of Homeland Security

  1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon

US Congressional InvestigationsEdit

Congressional InvestigatorsEdit

  1. (5/18/2017) Hey kids what time is it? Time for more undisclosed Russian contact during the campaign between April and November, 2016 Trump campaign operatives made at least 18 undisclosed calls and emails with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties; White House declined to comment; Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; Russian foreign ministry official in Moscow declined to comment but, referred Reuters to the Trump administration; spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington, "We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors"Template:Drip

Upcoming Comey TestimonyEdit

  1. (5/13/2017) James Comey declines to testify... unless it's in public Template:ComeyTemplate:Willtest

House Intelligence CommitteeEdit

  1. (5/19/2017) "Recusal." You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means Daily News headline: "House Intel chair Devin Nunes still reviewing Russia intelligence"Template:Rino

Full Committee, May 23, 2017Edit

  1. (5/23/2017) Will Flynn be brought up? Will Republicans demand to know why the president keeps leaking...uh, I mean those damn leakers. What were we talking about? THIS is your former CIA Director Brennan testimony on Russiagate (10am start) Template:Cspan
    1. (5/23/2017) Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides by the time John Brennan stepped down as CIA director on Jan. 20, 2017: "I had unresolved questions in my mind about whether or not the Russians had been successful in getting U.S. persons ... to work on their behalf"; CIA gathers intelligence but does not investigate crimes; evidence collected by the CIA was passed on to the FBITemplate:Noose

House Oversight CommitteeEdit

Chairman ChaffetzEdit

Rep. Jason "Foot out the door" Chaffetz (R UT 3rd)

  1. (5/18/2017) Chaffetz asks that the burning clown car be pulled over so he can get out Template:TrainwTemplate:Retire
  2. (5/26/2017) Comey's notes won't go to Congress. Yet the DoJ did not provide requested documents regarding former FBI director Comey's communications with President Trump to the House Oversight Committee, so Chairman Chaffetz extended the deadline to June 8, 2017; with Mueller in mind, the FBI is "undertaking appropriate consultation to ensure all relevant interests implicated by your request are properly evaluated. We will update this response as soon as possible."Template:ComemoTemplate:Overs

Senate Intelligence CommitteeEdit

  1. (5/10/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee asks for all the pertinent financial data from Trump's entire transition team Template:SubpeoTemplate:NooseTemplate:Drip
  2. (5/10/2017) Buy stock in popcorn futures, Mike Flynn has just been subpoenaed Template:SubpeoTemplate:Noose
  3. (5/11/2017) Deputy Attorney General and Comey firing patsy Rod Rosenstein takes a trip to the Senate Intelligence Committee, asks to have a quick chat Template:DripTemplate:ComeyTemplate:Rlgpns
  4. (5/12/2017) Dick Burr might be the last man who can stop Trump 
  5. (5/11/2017) Looks like Trump may be yelling at his TV again "Simply put, you cannot not stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing"
  6. (5/20/2017) Comey DO play that Senator Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Senator Warner ranking member, announced that James Comey, the former FBI director, has committed to testify in open session before their committee; the committee will schedule the open hearing after the Memorial Day breakTemplate:WilltestTemplate:Comey
  7. (5/22/2017) Unwilling to take the hit, Flynn pleads the fifth. This will surely anger the orange sith Template:5th
    1. (5/24/2017) Senate Intelligence Committee to Mike Flynn, we will see your fifth and raise you a pair. A pair of subpoenas on your businesses Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member, Senator Warner explained, "... business does not have a right to take the Fifth. It is a corporation" adding that "all options" to enforce requests were on the table; Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Burr expanded on that thought: "The end of that option is a contempt charge ... That's not our preference today. We would like to hear from Gen. Flynn. We'd like to see his documents. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said, 'I've got a story to tell.' We're allowing him that opportunity."Template:SubpeoTemplate:5th
  8. (5/23/2017) Manafort and Stone: Hey Mike, we're neck deep in corruption too, but you don't see us trying to wag our dicks at the Senate The Hill reports that NBC News reports that Paul Manafort and Roger Stone handed over documents requested by the Senate Intelligence CommitteeTemplate:Coop
  9. (5/23/2017) Carter Page announces his future plans to plead the fifth Business Insider headline: "Carter Page: 'I have no intention to plead the Fifth, since I've never done anything wrong'"Template:WilltestTemplate:PageTemplate:5th
  10. (5/25/2017) Investigation to add focus on Jared and his ties to Russia. Seriously, is there ANYONE in the Administration that DOESN'T have ties to Russia? as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner (one in April, 2017 at the Mayflower Hotel with Kislyak and Jeff Sessions and two in December, 2017, the first with Flynn and Kislyak and the second with Vnesheconombank's Gorkov); one of Kushner's attorneys, Jamie Gorelick: "Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about these meetings. He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry"; Mueller has been cleared by DoJ ethics experts to take over as Special CounselTemplate:NooseTemplate:Willtest

Closed Hearing, May 11, 2017Edit

Senate Intelligence Committee closed hearing, May 11, 2017

  1. (5/11/2017) Will someone bring up the Comey firing? Will anyone question McCabe or Dan Coats about Trump-Russia investigations? Will the hearing actually discuss what it was set out to do? THIS is your Senate Intelligence Hearing Thread (10am start time) Live threadTemplate:Cspan

Worldwide Threats Hearing, May 11, 2017Edit

"Open Hearing: Worldwide Threats Hearing"

  • May 11, 2017
  • Witnesses
    • Dan Coats
      Director of National Intelligence
    • Michael Pompeo
      Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
    • Admiral Michael Rogers
      Director of the National Security Agency
    • Andrew McCabe
      Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart
      Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
    • Robert Cardillo
      Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  1. (5/25/2017) Here at Kaspersky Labs, we are always to be having greatest interest of United and States computer security to our hearts and compassion, fellow comrades directors (and acting directors) of 6 US intelligence agencies (DNI, CIA, NSA, FBI, DIA, NGA) testified before an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns about Kaspersky Lab; senior officials from both the FBI and Homeland Security met with the same committee, but in closed session to discuss more about KasperskyTemplate:Leon


Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and TerrorismEdit

  1. (5/3/2017) Will Comey admit the Steele dossier is all true? Will Grassley be an assley? Will we ever get to the bottom of this? THIS is your "Comey's 🎵 testify, testify, come on down and testify🎵" Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing thread (10am ET start time) Live threadTemplate:Cspan
  1. (5/8/2017) One of Trump's fired-for-no-reason White House employees may be coming back to haunt him or at least testify against him former acting Attorney General Sally Yates to testify before Senate Judiciary subcommittee about possible Russian interference in the 2016 POTUS electionTemplate:HauntTemplate:Upnext
    1. (5/8/2017) Will Yates tell us that Trump knew about Flynn's crookedness long before he was fired? Will Clapper admit the Russians won? Will Trump live tweet during the hearing? THIS Is your Senate Judiciary Hearing on Russian Interference thread (2:30 start) Live thread
    2. (5/9/2017) Trump goes on Twitter tantrum after Sally Yates humiliates him and the entire GOP 💣
    3. (5/9/2017) Trump claims the story of his collusion with Russia is a 'total hoax.' Well, I guess that settles it, then. Someone hit the lights 💣
    4. (5/10/2017) A short summation of yesterday's Senate Hearing, with commentary Eric Garland's TweetStorm of Yates and Clapper testimony before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, Monday, May 8, 2017Template:Rev

Senate Intel Cmte on Carter PageEdit

  • asking Page for records of ...
    • all his contacts with Russians during the campaign
    • all financial interactions he had with Russia
    • all communications he had with Trump campaign staff
  1. (5/26/2017) Actual Trump team vetting process: 1) Search Google. That's it once joining, several members of the Trump Campaign (including Clovis, Page and Papadopoulos) began to publicly criticize Obama, US policy and US sanctions; Page even praised Putin and promised improved US-Russian relations if Trump were elected; the Trump Campaign National Security Team (TCNST) was hastily formed in the summer of 2016 but not all member's names were made public (known members were: Sessions, Papadopoulos and Page); in 2013 Page had contact with Buryakov, who was later convicted of being a Russian spy, FBI recordings included discussions among Russian operatives about their attempts to recruit Page; by 2016, Page was under surveillance and FBI agents suspected he may have been acting as an agent of the KremlinTemplate:PageTemplate:Drip

Rep. Joaquín Castro (D TX 20th)Edit

Various Congressional lobbying oversight officesEdit

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


Six SenatorsEdit

wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGO

  • Senators Bob Menendez (D NJ), John Cornyn (R TX), Ted Cruz (R TX), Marco Rubio (R FL), Bill Cassidy (R LA) and Dick Durbin (D IL)
  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


Senator Lindsay Graham (R SC)Edit

  1. (5/12/2017) HOLD EVERYTHING: Trump says he has a certified letter proving his innocence  the President told Lester Holt during the interview that, "I just sent a letter to Lindsey Graham from one of the most prestigious law firms in the country that I have nothing to do with Russia"Template:Magic

Senators Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and 9 other Senators to DoJ IG HorowitzEdit

to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, US Department of Justice

  • also signed:
    • Senator Martin Heinrich (D NM)
    • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D MA)
    • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D CT)
    • Senator Ron Wyden (D OR)
    • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY)
    • Senator Jack Reed (D RI)
    • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D IL)
    • Senator Edward Markey (D MA)
    • Senator Tom Udall (D NM)
  1. (5/18/2017) Washington State Senators demand investigation into Jeff Beauregard Sessions' possible violations of recusal, suspected involvement in the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg Senators Murray and Cantwell and 9 other Democratic Senators wrote a letter (pdf showing signatures) to the Inspector General of the DoJ asking for an inquiry into, among other concerns, three questions spelled out that they want answers to: To what extent is Attorney General Sessions required to recuse himself from investigations into matters related to the Trump campaign under 28 C.F.R. § 45.2, or any other relevant rules and regulations?; What was the scope of Attorney General Sessions’ publicly announced March 2, 2017 recusal?; What is the timeline of Attorney General Sessions’ involvement in the removal of F.B.I. Director James Comey? Did his involvement in Director Comey’s termination violate his recusal agreement or requirements, or other DOJ rules, regulations, and precedents?Template:OversTemplate:Comey

Gang of EightEdit

a group of eight Congress people who are notified in classified briefings of any change or developments in Trump-Russia investigation

  1. (5/19/2017) Is he gone? OK...commencing Operation Friday News Dump a current White House official has been identified as a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaignTemplate:Noose
    1. (5/20/2017) It can only be JAAAREEED Independent UK headline: "Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest' in Russia investigation"; linked article includes a source, Yashar Ali of New York magazine, who tweeted: "It's jared Kushner have confirmed this with four people. I'm not speculating"; speculation about the identity arose after the Washington Post published this story ("Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say")Template:Noose

The PressEdit

The Associated PressEdit

Julie PaceEdit

  1. (5/6/2017) Trump was right about one thing: Campaign staffers DID remove classified documents from government facilities. He just had the wrong campaign in mind at the time based on interviews with 11 current and former US officials, including 7 with key roles in the Obama administrationTemplate:DripTemplate:Icdir704

CNNEdit

Gloria Borger, Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto, Marshall Cohen and Eric LichtblauEdit

Borger is chief political analyst; Brown is Justice Correspondent; Sciutto is Chief National Security Correspondent; Cohen is a researcher and producer; Lichtblau is a veteran investigative reporter

  1. (5/20/2017) US Intelligence intercepted Russian communications where Russian officials bragged that they had a close relationship with Gen. Michael Flynn and could use him to control Trump and his administration conversations picked up by US intelligence officials indicated the Russians regarded Flynn as an ally; they cautioned, however, that the Russians might have exaggerated their sway with Trump's team during those conversations{{Flynn's lawyer declined to comment; White House released a statement: "We are confident that when these inquiries are complete there will be no evidence to support any collusion between the campaign and Russia ... [t]his matter is not going to distract the President or this administration from its work to bring back jobs and keep America safe"}}Template:Ussry
    1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup

Malcolm NanceEdit

Counterterrorism expert

  1. (5/9/2017) "The entire White House should undergo polygraph tests over Russian scandal" 


FOX NewsEdit

Shepard SmithEdit

poor, poor Shepard Smith


New York TimesEdit

Editorial BoardEdit

  1. (5/11/2017) Dear Rod Rosenstein, you boast a 27-year career in the Justice Department under five administrations and the distinction of being the longest-serving United States attorney in history. Now don't be a dick. Love, the New York Times NYTimes published open letter to the Deputy Director of the FBITemplate:SopTemplate:Acf

Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman and Matt ApuzzoEdit

Rosenberg covers intelligence and national security; Goldman is a national security reporter; Apuzzo reports on law enforcement and security matters

  1. (5/25/2017) NYT: Top Russians discussed using Trump's aides to exert influence over him last summer. Top. Russians people expect spies to collect information, even through hacking, but concerns began to grow that Russians may weaponize the stolen emails by releasing them in the hopes that would shape American opinion, people also understand that American intelligence operatives routinely tap calls with Russian diplomats--it's what spies do; after the Obama administration expelled 35 people suspected of being Russian operatives, transcripts of tapped calls showed that Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Trump was in officeTemplate:DripTemplate:UssryTemplate:Ussrpup


PoliticoEdit

Kenneth P. VogelEdit

tracks confluence of money, politics and influence, Politico.com

  1. (5/5/2017) Corey Lewandowski, the living embodiment of conflict of interest, quits his lobbying firm Public Citizen asked the Department of Justice and various Congressional lobbying oversight offices to investigate Lewandowski's lobbying status; Rosneft will receive 49.9% of Citgo's shares if PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela, Venezuela's national oil company) defaults on the December, 2016 loan; 6 Senators wrote letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin asking him, as chair of CFIUS, for a "thorough, conflict-free and expedient review" in the event that PDVSA defaults and Roseneft gains control of CITGOTemplate:LobbyTemplate:Confl🏪Template:Drip


SlateEdit

Michelle GoldbergEdit

columnist, Slate


Time magazineEdit

Massimo CalabresiEdit

senior correspondent covering domestic and foreign policy

  1. (5/23/2017) FEC calling for an investigation into your father's Facebook page because Russia may have bought the ads targeting him Free Speech for People and Campaign for Accountability filed a joint complaint with the FEC alleging Russia violated the foreign money ban when state-run media outlets and social-media operations disseminated stories intended to boost Trump and damage Clinton; FEC Commissioner, Ellen Weintraub, wants to investigate Russian involvement in spreading ads on Facebook during the 2016 POTUS campaign based on a Time magazine article that details how intelligence officials have evidence that Russian agents bought Facebook ad to disseminate election-themed stories and those efforts were boosted by two US companies with deep ties to Trump, Breitbart News and Cambridge AnalyticaTemplate:VoterTemplate:Burea

USA TODAYEdit

Wall Street JournalEdit

Alexandra BerzonEdit

in the investigations group, Wall Street Journal

  1. (5/25/2017) In today's Russian collusion news, a Florida GOP operative received stolen Democratic Party turnout info from Guccifer 2.0. Buttery males Raw Story tells a story from the Wall Street Journal about GOP operative Aaron Nevins and how he asked a Russian hacker ("Guccifer 2.0") for "any Florida based information"; 10 days later Nevins received 2.5 gigabytes of data which he posted to a blog he ran called HelloFLA.com using a pseudonym; Guccifer 2.0 then sent the link for the blog to Trump friend and advisor, Roger Stone; Nevins explained: "If your interests align, never shut any doors in politics."Template:DripTemplate:Ussh


Washington PostEdit

Rosalind S. HeldermanEdit

political enterprise and investigations reporter, Washington Post

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip

Tom HamburgerEdit

covers the intersection of money and politics, Washington Post

  1. (5/1/2017) God, Guns, and the GRU: Making Amerika Great Again 🐑Template:GopvalTemplate:Drip

Adam Entous, Ellen NakashimaEdit

Entous writes about national security, foreign policy and intelligence; Nakashima is a national security reporter

  1. (5/24/2017) Trump's aides will soon hear AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE AND YOU GET AN OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The Atlantic's article links to a Washington Post article that says: "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election"; also from WaPo's story: "senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn"; when asked about The Post's report, a White House spokesperson replied: "The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals ... The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people"

Karoun Demirjian and Devlin BarrettEdit

Demirjian reports on defense and foreign policy, previously a correspondent based in Moscow bureau; Barrett is a national security, homeland security and counterterrorism reporter

  1. (5/24/2017) Did the Russians troll Comey? Did Comey put out that message before the election because of troll? Washington Post headline: "How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI?s handling of the Clinton probe"

Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous, Greg MillerEdit

Nakashima is a national security reporter; Entous writes about national security, foreign policy and intelligence; Miller is a national security correspondent

  1. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Anonymous Letter WriterEdit

sent letter to Washington Post mid-December, 2017 about Kushner's and Flynn's meeting with Kislyak at Trump Tower, Dec. 1 or 2, 2017

  1. (5/26/2017) There it is - the late Friday Trump-Russia revelation, three day weekend edition And what a dump it is: Washington Post presents yet another effort by Trump associates to conceal their contacts with Russia, act one of tonight's episode features Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak meeting at Trump Tower on December 1 or 2, 2017; according to US monitoring of Kislyak's communications with Moscow regarding the meeting, Kushner felt it necessary to continue communication with Russia, but knew it would be politically sensitive to meet publicly, so he suggested setting up a secure channel believing their pre-inauguration discussions would not be monitored if they used Russian diplomatic facilities in the US; a former senior intelligence official explains: Russian diplomats do have secure channels to Moscow, but for Kushner to request access to them "seems extremely naive or absolutely crazy"; although Russia has been known to feed false information as a way of sowing misinformation and confusion among US analysts, it's unclear what Kislyak would have had to gain by falsely characterizing his contacts with Kushner to Moscow, particularly at a time when the Kremlin still saw the prospect of dramatically improved relations with Trump; Act two features an anonymous letter the Post received the details of which have since been reviewed and confirmed by US intelligence officials; the letter described the Dec 1 or 2 meeting and the possibility of another meeting between a representative of Trump and a "Russian contact" in a third country whose name was not identified; the Post hints that the meeting in the letter could have been the one between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the Trump transition team, and a representative of Putin who met in the Seychelles on nine days before inauguration day (Jan. 11, 2017)Template:DripTemplate:Wapolttr

Internet SleuthsEdit

Palmer ReportEdit

  1. (5/8/2017) Palmer Report on the Trump-Russia scandal, Version 2.0 (Warning, 17 sourced and fact checked pages) Template:Wish

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