Monday, April 30, 2018

The Philippines Genocide - 3 million Filipinos Killed


The Philippines Genocide 3 million Filipinos Killed


Philippines Genocide

The Philippines Genocide is the genocide history forgot, you will find in history books the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 but they fail to mention the genocide carried out by the United States of America on the people of the Philippines.
I first came across references to the Philippines Genocide in 2009 and since then have spent a lot of time researching it. I have discussed it with many people, it seems people in the Philippines are not taught about the genocide and very few have even heard of it.
The fact that it is not taught and so few know about it did make me question if it really happened. So I dug much deeper and have come to the conclusion it did happen, but as the victors write the history books they tried to cover it up because it  was so horrific.
Counting skulls from the Philippines Genocide

Figures do not add up

What brought me to the conclusion that it did happen is the figures in the history books which simply do not add up. The History books that were written by the victors claim somewhere between 200,000 to 300,000 died in that period, which is still a large number considering the population of the Philippines at the time was no more than 9 million.
200,000 to 300,000 dead just can not be correct. A People’s History of the United States (1980) cites 300,000 Filipinos killed in Batangas alone, that alone proves the figures wrong, William Pomeroy’s American Neocolonialism (1970) cites 600,000 Filipinos dead in Luzon alone by 1902. This is backed up by General Bell himself, who said “we estimated that we killed one-sixth of the population of the main island of Luzon—some 600,000 people.”
E. Ahmed’s wrote “The Theory and Fallacies of Counter-Insurgency,” The Nation, August 2, 1971.“the bloodiest colonial war (in proportion to population) ever fought by a white power in Asia; it cost the lives of 3,000,000 Filipinos.”
Filipina historian the late Luzviminda Francisco carried out a thorough investigation of the Philippines Genocide and documented it, she arrived at the figure of 1.4 million Filipinos dead. The End of An Illusion (London, 1973). However, this only covered the period from 1899 to 1905 it does not cover the first 2 decades of U.S. colonial rule a time when the killing might have slowed but was still happening to keep the people in order, it also does not include the thousands of Filipino Muslims (Moros) that were brutally killed.

Census figuresInspecting the dead from the Philippines Genocide

People will often ask why do Census figures not show a drop in population for that period?
There could be a few reasons for this, firstly I doubt even today population figures for the Philippines are correct as so many people live of the radar, imagine how difficult it would have been to calculate the population in the late 1890s and the early 1900s.
The methodologies used by the Spanish and the Americans were also very different.
You also have to ask if the U.S census figures showed a drop of 1.4 million or more would they publish this for the world to see?
I suspect however the U.S figures were no more than a guess based on the Spanish figures, as it was at a time of war and would have been almost impossible to collect the numbers. Or maybe the U.S did give the task of collecting the numbers but rather than going out into hostile communities that would put them in danger they made them up using the Spanish census as a guide.

The slaughter

In an article published in The Philadelphia Ledger November 1901 their Manila correspondent wrote “The present war is no bloodless, opera bouffe engagement; our men have been relentless, have killed to exterminate men, women, children, prisoners and captives, active insurgents and suspected people from lads of ten up, the idea prevailing that the Filipino as such was little better than a dog…
Our soldiers have pumped salt water into men to make them talk, and have taken prisoners people who held up their hands and peacefully surrendered, and an hour later, without an atom of evidence to show that they were even insurrectos, stood them on a bridge and shot them down one by one, to drop into the water below and float down, as examples to those who found their bullet-loaded corpses.”

Major Littletown Waller a U.S. Marine that was accused of shooting 11 unarmed Filipinos on Samar. Another Marine officer described his testimony.
The major said that General Smith instructed him to kill and burn, and said that the more he killed and burned the better pleased he would be; that it was no time to take prisoners, and that he was to make Samar a howling wilderness. Major Waller asked General Smith to define the age limit for killing, and he replied “everyone over ten.”
20 dead filipinosFilipino did not stand a chance against the superior and overwhelming firepower of the American troops. In the first battle Admiral Dewey was firing 500 pound shells as he steamed along the River Pasig. The bodies of dead Filipinos was so high U.S. troops used them for a defensive wall.
Writer Mark Twain best known for his book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” wrote
“…I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the philippines. we have gone to conquer, not to redeem… and so i am an anti-imperialist. i am opposed to having the [american] eagle put its talons on any other land.”
On 15th of October 1900 Twain wrote the New York Times.
We have pacified some thousands of the islanders and buried them; destroyed their fields; burned their villages, and turned their widows and orphans out-of-doors; furnished heartbreak by exile to some dozens of disagreeable patriots; subjugated the remaining ten millions by Benevolent Assimilation, which is the pious new name of the musket; we have acquired property in the three hundred concubines and other slaves of our business partner, the Sultan of Sulu, and hoisted our protecting flag over that swag. And so, by these providences of god — and the phrase is the government’s, not mine — we are a World Power.” — Mark Twain
Mark Twain also spoke of the almost universal racism of the white American troops and politicians he called them shameless. He was deeply disturbed by the sadistic war crimes that were committed by the American troops. He suggested that the Stars and stripes on the American flag should be replaced by a skull and cross bone.
Was it American policy to kill as many Filipinos as possible? Brigadier General J. Franklin Bell wrote “With a very few exceptions, practically the entire population has been hostile to us at heart,” so there is no doubt the Americans saw every Filipino as the enemy.
The USA carried out a scorched earth campaign in burning and destroying villages, they also tuned villages into concentration camps where they burnt the land around them and built watch towers that looked over the free-fire zones, anyone trying to leave the village was shot. They called these concentration camps reconcentrados.Philippines concentration camp
The reconcentrados (concentration camps) were full of disease which caused a very high death rate the death rate in some camps was as high as 20%. One camp was 2 miles long by 1 mile wide and was the prison for 8,000 filipinos. Men were often rounded up to be questioned using torture if they gave the Americans the information they wanted or not did not matter as they were still shot.
A soldier from New York wrote
The town of Titatia was surrendered to us a few days ago, and two companies occupy the same. Last night one of our boys was found shot and his stomach cut open. Immediately orders were received from General Wheaton to burn the town and kill every native in sight; which was done to a finish. About 1,000 men, women and children were reported killed. I am probably growing hard-hearted, for I am in my glory when I can sight my gun on some dark skin and pull the trigger”
Corporal Sam Gillis wrote “We make everyone get into his house by seven p.m., and we only tell a man once. If he refuses we shoot him. We killed over 300 natives the first night. They tried to set the town on fire. If they fire a shot from the house we burn the house down and every house near it, and shoot the natives, so they are pretty quiet in town now.” Philippines killing boys
A British eye witness in the Philippines said:
“This is not war; it is simply massacre and murderous butchery.”

Why the Philippines Genocide happened

It all happened because of a prayer to god.
President McKinley was in the Whitehouse praying when he claimed it came to him that he could not give the Philippines back to Spain as that would look cowardly.
McKinley said he did not want the Philippines. But then one night in the White House, when he was down on his knees praying to God, it came to him:
That we could not give them back to Spain – that would be cowardly.
He could not let France and Germany have the Philippines as that would be bad for business.
He could not let the Filipinos rule themselves as he considered them incapable.
So he decided America should take the whole Philippines rather than just Manila which is all they had at the time, educate the people and Christianise them, something the Spanish had already done to many of the people.
So in 1899 the U.S.A. declared war on the Philippines as a way to educate, Christianise and civilise the people and the Philippines Genocide began.

Conclusion 

While we can not be sure of the figure of 3 million that some historians claim We can be pretty sure from research that the figure of 1.4 million killed in the Philippines Genocide between 1899 to 1905 is correct, it is unlikely the killings just suddenly stopped, the reports from the time show how racist towards the Filipinos many of the American troops had become, they also show that many of the troops had come to enjoy the killing. Could you get men that had become brutal killers to suddenly stop killing? It is very unlikely, you only have to look at wars today that are nowhere near as brutal and in an age where people are more educated to realise how war affects some people. We also know the fighting with the Moros carried on.
So did the numbers killed reach 3 million? We will never know but it probably did between 1899 to 1942 when the Japanese arrived. 
Boston Globe Philippines genocide

Source: https://britsinthephilippines.top/philippines-genocide-3-million-filipinos-killed/

When does the number matter?


When does the number matter?

In many cases the number one is the loneliest number and the most consequential in terms of impact. The number becomes irrational when the double digit threshold is attained.  When the number reaches levels surpassing the thousands we start to ask questions but distance ourselves from the reality altogether. When in the millions we have been taught to believe in a number derived by fiction, and ignore the other millions who have been erased by design.

Is the number important or is it more than just numbers? Death greets humanity each and every day yet we have come to treat death as a taboo. Death’s calling is always that of a stranger. Death has no pity, mercy or compassion. It seeks only to terminate life. Death indoctrinates many warriors - the soldier, the assassin, disease, accident, hunger, poverty and cataclysm are but just a few of those warriors.

So what differentiates the soldier from the assassin, for they each take life. God does not call upon warriors to act upon His behalf, nor does He view a human’s baptism into eternity as a morbid circumstance.

Canada is a special place, for in its landscape there exists a ubiquitous goodness. We have integrated faith, colour and one’s ability into a garden of greater possibilities. Yet we know the garden, like all gardens, does succumb to weeds. Weeds arrive, just as death, without an understanding or warning. Weeds impact the blades of grass closest to it and the overall landscape. We then seek to eliminate the weed but seldom address the impact of the weed on the adjacent blades of grass. In other cases we simply let the weed flourish. 

Destiny and fate are not pre-ordained but rather engineered by the human condition. We are all part of an infinite hologram, and there are no exclusions. We are all a blade of grass as much as we are the weed.

The how and why are questions we ask, and even if we do, the answers rarely appear. Was it an ill-trained truck driver, a mentally-ill man driving a van or a drunk driver that brought us to prayer, or was it a corporatism, marginalization or a misunderstood illness? Could vaccines, GMO’s or Chem-trails have been the culprits or would that thought be considered extremism? Weeds grow when patches of the landscape become void of scrutiny or the gardener’s ambition is fertilized with malevolent undertakings.

Our religious leaders will quote psalms, poems and prayers but their influence is lost in the monotony of everyday life. Their words generally have no lasting impact. Tragic moments are limited by numbers that are measured in seconds, minutes, hours and sometimes days. The only people who remember for a life-time are the family and friends of the number who succumbs to the tragic end.

Vigils appear to have one common theme - that love will conquer hate. While we appeal for Godly intervention at home, thousands are dying in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine and in many other places throughout the world. We even allow the brethren of the killers to stand atop the pulpit and honour those who have fallen in our midst. God has no fixed address and the hologram has no boundaries. The small number of people subjected to misery at home are no different than the plague of agony experienced by those outside our borders.

While our political leaders pray alongside the bereaved in our peaceful settings, they are the same individuals who agree to drop bombs and create genocide in foreign lands. For they invoke war in peaceful countries so they can foster a different kind of peace through war. The absurdity is what makes it palatable for fools.

The madness of the moment is complimented by the perverse circumstances surrounding the legal appeal of Police Officer Furcillo. We are quickly approaching the day when the law will adjudicate that the victim and perpetrator are one in the same, and that any act of evil will be viewed as an Act of God. A young man suffering from mental illness, who harmed no-one, holding only a pocket knife was shot nine times in a street-car containing only himself. I no longer know what evil is because we have come to comfort it by manipulating the truth and shackling justice.

When does the number matter?



If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11


The Stranger
December 11, 2017


The stranger you pass along the street
The shadow that floats along the cold concrete
The person you sit beside in the subway car
The lost soul who vanished from humanity’s radar

The old lady praying by the empty pew
The fine bordeaux compromised by a rusty corkscrew
The runt of the litter abandoned by all
The drug addict anticipating the embrace of alcohol

The student who was lost in a full classroom
The fetus aborted before it could exit the mother’s womb
The singer who found himself lost for words
The writer contemplating a world ravaged by the absurd

The cleric who forfeited his faith in God
The actor silenced by the nameless who dared not applaud
The neighbour dying a lonely death next door
The soldier readying to kill in an arm's-length war


Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Thursday, April 26, 2018

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’


One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think


One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think
Credit: Nicole Gray
It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with all the breakthroughs in the field of AI can be exhausting, we know.
Robot consciousness is a touchy subject in artificial intelligence circles. In order to have a discussion around the idea of a computer that can ‘feel’ and ‘think,’ and has it’s own motivations, you first have to find two people who actually agree on the semantics of sentience. And if you manage that, you’ll then have to wade through a myriad of hypothetical objections to any theoretical living AI you can come up with.
We’re just not ready to accept the idea of a mechanical species of ‘beings’ that exist completely independently of humans, and for good reason: it’s the stuff of science fiction – just like spaceships and lasers once were.
Which brings us back to Buehrer’s white paper proposing a new class of calculus. If his theories are correct, his math could lead to the creation of an all-encompassing, all-learning algorithm.
The paper, titled “A Mathematical Framework for Superintelligent Machines,” proposes a new type of math, a class calculus that is “expressive enough to describe and improve its own learning process.”
Buehrer suggests a mathematical method for organizing the various tribes of AI-learning under a single ruling construct, such as the one suggested by Pedro Domingos in his book “The Master Algorithm.”
We asked Professor Buehrer when we should expect this “Master Algorithm” to emerge, he said:
If the class calculus theory is correct, that human and machine intelligence involve the same algorithm, then it is only less than a year for the theory to be testable in the OpenAI gym. The algorithm involves a hierarchy of classes, parts of physical objects, and subroutines. The loops of these graphs are eliminated by replacing each by a single “equivalence class” node. Independent subproblems are automatically identified to simplify the matrix operations that implement fuzzy logic inference. Properties are inherited to subclasses, locations and directions are inherited relative to the center points of physical objects, and planning graphs are used to combine subroutines.
It’s a revolutionary idea, even in a field like artificial intelligence where breakthroughs are as regular as the sunrise. The creation of a self-teaching class of calculus that could learn from (and control) any number of connected AI agents – basically a CEO for all artificially intelligent machines – would theoretically grow exponentially more intelligent every time any of the various learning systems it controls were updated.
Perhaps most interesting is the idea that this control and update system will provide a sort of feedback loop. And this feedback loop is, according to Buehrer, how machine consciousness will emerge:
Allowing machines to modify their own model of the world and themselves may create “conscious” machines, where the measure of consciousness may be taken to be the number of uses of feedback loops between a class calculus’s model of the world and the results of what its robots actually caused to happen in the world.
Buehrer also states it may be necessary to develop these kinds of systems on read-only hardware, thus negating the potential for machines to write new code and become sentient. He goes on to warn, “However, turning off a conscious sim without its consent should be considered murder, and appropriate punishment should be administered in every country.”
Sophia the robot would be thrilled, but it isn’t because it’s just a puppet.
Buehrer’s research further indicates AI may one day enter into a conflict with itself for supremacy, stating intelligent systems “will probably have to, like the humans before them, go through a long period of war and conflict before evolving a universal social conscience.”
It remains to be seen if this new math can spawn a mechanical species of beings with their own beliefs and motivations. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to simply outright dismiss those machine learning theories that blur the line between science and fiction. And that feels like progress.

Source: https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/17/one-machine-to-rule-them-all-a-master-algorithm-may-emerge-sooner-than-you-think/

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Gregorian Chant


Gregorian Chant


there is peace in the sound of a gregorian chant

it makes one seek God as a confidant

the chant is nobler than rock’n roll

for it sings to each and every soul


soft gentle words are the gateway to God’s ear

perhaps that is what inspired a monk to be as Shakespeare

all that can be felt is the sound of tranquility

making even the greatest evil appreciate civility


so too the mystical Aum can calm the body’s anger

sterilizing the force of an omnipresent evil’s clangour 

neglect not Mother Nature and the magical sound of a river streaming

heaven on earth can be truly achieved without dreaming


let us thank God for prayers expressed by sound

for it makes faith so much more prophetically profound

and condemn not the magical Amen

for each time it is said the body continues to transcend


Thank you,
Joseph Pede

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Furnace


The Furnace


The warmth radiated by a furnace cannot be denied

Embers warm the cold body by the frosty bedside

Flickering flames accompany the melody of the crackling wood

In the same manner we await a guardian angel to carry us to sainthood


Invisibly the pernicious fumes escape into the ambient breeze

Germs seek shelter with our every new sneeze

In the darkness the flames illuminate the room

Life appearing as one resting in an Egyptian tomb


Amidst the silence and darkness we become as the furnace

Emitting matter and energy as a leaking thermos

Our lungs conditioned to inhale the oxygen of life

Praying to God that He cast away all our worries and strife


Thank you,
Joseph Pede


The exact moment I posted this poem (i.e. April 23, 2018 at 1:25PM) Alek Minassian fell from grace. May those who passed rest in peace and all those who were injured recover fully.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A TIMELINE OF TREASON: How the DNC and FBI Leadership Tried to Fix a Presidential Election


07/23/14
House Select Committee on Benghazi reaches agreement with State Dept. to produce Clinton emails relevant to their investigation
USNews
07/24/14
Clinton IT aide Paul Combetta, using the alias "stonetear", requests assistance on Reddit for deleting VIP email addresses
USNews
10/15/14
Clinton team instructs Datto to begin purging emails from their backup storage devices, which they apparently failed to do
Exam
03/02/15
News that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email server for official State Dept. business is disclosed in the New York Times
NYT
03/03/15
Clinton aides call Platte River Networks, which operated her email server, to confirm all emails were deleted per their 2014 order
NYT
03/09/15
Clinton associate Terry McCauliffe meets with FBI official Andrew McCabe's wife Jill to encourage her to run for office
JW
03/12/15
Jill McCabe announces her candidacy for the state senate in Virginia; her husband Andrew would likley lead probe of Clinton email server
JW
03/31/15
Clinton IT specialist Paul Combetta realizes he had not deleted all of Clinton's emails, uses BleachBit software to do so
Politico
04/29/15FBI warns Andrew McCabe about potential conflicts of interest related to his wife's campaignNewsweek
05/19/15
DOJ official Peter Kadzik, writing from personal email account, emails John Podesta to warn of House probe into Clinton's emails
Wikileaks
06/24/15
Discovery of classified information on Clinton’s private email server announced; the matter is referred to the FBI
Timehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
07/15/15
FBI opens criminal investigation into Clinton's email server and mishandling of classified data led by Andrew McCabe in DC office
FBI
07/20/15
DOJ DAG Sally Yates writes to DOJ Inspector General, saying National Security Division (NSD) is not subject to IG review
DOJ
07/24/15
State Dept. and other officials make security referral related to classified information possessed by Clinton and associates
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
07/24/15
After complaints from Clinton camp, New York Times edits story about email probe, removing "criminal" references
TheWrap
08/15/15McCabe uses his official FBI email to promote his wife's candidacy for the State Senate in VirginiaJW
10/01/15
FBI official Andrew McCabe's wife Jill starts receiving bulk of $700,000 from Clinton associate Gov. Terry McCauliffe's political entities
Ballotopedia
10/03/15
FBI seizes the Platte River Networks server as well as the "Pagliano" server, which were used to host Clinton email services
Thompson
10/05/15
FBI's Strzok sends letter to Datto, Inc. demanding the newly discovered backup server be turned over
DOJ
10/06/15FBI receives backup of Clinton emails held by Datto, Inc. (possibly claimed by Agent Strzok)McClatchy
10/15/15
On or around this date, McCabe emails investigators that Clinton will get an "HQ Special" (special or lenient treatment)
Fox
10/11/15
On 60 Minutes, President Obama absolves Hillary Clinton of blame for her private email server: did not pose "a national security problem"
CNN
01/15/16
John Giacalone, head of FBI's National Security Division, retires after reportedly seeing Clinton probe go "sideways"
TruePundit
01/19/16
Intelligence Community Inspector General reports Clinton's private email server had SAP (highest classification level) data on it
Fox
01/29/16
FBI director James Comey names Andrew McCabe deputy director, with responsibility for oversight of Clinton investigation
FBI
02/13/16
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies while visiting Texas; no autopsy or investigation of cause of death is performed
CNN
02/15/16
State Dept. finds that 2,115 of the 30,490 emails produced by Clinton were classified and therefore grossly mishandled
FBI
02/25/16
FBI's Peter Strzok texts his mistress Lisa Page, an FBI attorney, saying they can't go after Hillary because she could be next president
Fox
03/04/16
FBI's Strzok texts his mistress Page, calling Trump "an idiot", whose nomination would be "good for Hillary"
DC
03/06/16
Former Hillary State Dept. representative George Papadopoulos learns he will join Trump campaign as a low-level foreign policy adviser
DOJ
03/15/16
Between this date and 9/15/16, Papadopoulos tries 6 times to arrange meetings between Trump campaign and Russians, all are rejected
ABC
03/19/16Hackers gain access to emails of Democrat operative John PodestaCNNhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/politics/donald-trump-jr-wikileaks-timeline/index.html
03/28/16
Paul Manafort hired as Trump campaign manager (Fusion GPS's Simpson and wife had reported on Manafort's Russian ties in 2008)
Tablet
04/05/16FBI's Strzok interviews Clinton aide Huma AbedinDC
04/09/16FBI's Strzok interviews Clinton aide Cheryl MillsDC
04/10/16
Obama lies during interview, stating that there is no "political influence" at the DOJ and FBI ("no one is above the law")
Grabien
04/12/16
Law firm Perkins Coie, using money from the Clinton campaign and DNC, hires Fusion GPS to find incriminating data on Trump
FEChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
04/18/16
NSA's Rogers begins probe into illegal abuse of FISA 702 inquiries on US citizens (e.g., Manafort) by DOJ/FBI and private contractors
CTH
04/13/16
Robert Mueller, an attorney for Clinton IT aide Justin Cooper, and an Obama intelligence official meet in White House
Katica
04/19/16
Wife of Fusion GPS founder Simpson, Mary Jacoby, visits White House and meets with Obama and/or Obama aides
CTH
04/25/16
Obama campaign organization makes first of its payments to Perkins Coie (OFA payments to firm would total $972,000)
FEC
04/25/16FBI's James Baker and DOJ's FISA attorneys visit White House for two back-to-back meetings
White House
04/26/16
Low-level Trump staffer George Papadopoulos meets with Russian contact in London and is reportedly offered "dirt" on Clinton
NRO
04/30/16
DNC IT staff reports suspected hacking on its server(s) to FBI, but fails to turn over the server to the agency, instead hires Crowdstrike
Politico
05/02/16
FBI director Comey drafts statement exonerating Clinton before interviewing her or other key witnesses
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
05/03/16Trump becomes the presumptive Republican nominee for the office of presidentWikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump%E2%80%93Russia_dossier
05/03/16
Clinton IT specialist Paul Combetta admits lying to the FBI about erasing emails using BleachBit but is not charged for the crime
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
05/03/16
After learning Trump will be nominee, Page texts Strzok: "Now the pressure really starts to finish the [Clinton email case]"
Hill
05/03/16
Email from DNC contractor Ali Chalupa states she connected Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News "to the Ukrainians"
DNC
05/05/16
FBI's Lisa Page and James Baker meet with Obama deputy at White House, likely topic is forthcoming FISA request
White House
05/05/16
Washington Post reports there is "scant evidence" of a crime committed by Clinton through her use of a private email server
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
05/09/16
Clinton aide Cheryl Mills interviewed by FBI; she receives immunity, limited searches of emails, and deal allows destruction of her laptop
WaPo
05/15/16
Crowdstrike claims it investigated DNC hacking and that Russians were responsible; FBI still denied access to server to confirm
Crowdstrike
05/15/16
Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ executive Bruce Ohr, is secretly hired by Fusion GPS, presumably to work on Russian "Dossier"
Foxhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/11/wife-demoted-doj-official-worked-for-firm-behind-anti-trump-dossier.html
05/16/16
Draft statement by FBI directory Comey exonerating Clinton, before key interviews, is circulated to FBI leadership
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
05/21/16
According to Mueller investigation, Trump campaign official refuses Papadopoulos offer to broker meetings with Russian officials
NRO
05/23/16
Nellie Ohr applies for HAM radio license, presumably to create covert communication channel and avoid government surveillance
FCChttp://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/LicArchive/license.jsp?archive=Y&licKey=12382876
06/04/16
Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post reports, via anonymous sources, that Russians hacked the DNC
WaPo
06/09/16
Donald Trump Jr. meets with Russian attorney after being lured by the promise of opposition research
NYThttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/08/us/politics/trump-russia-kushner-manafort.html
06/09/16After meeting with Bernie Sanders in White House, President Obama endorses Hillary ClintonUSA Today
06/12/16Wikileaks' Assange warns that Clinton emails will be leakedITV
06/15/16
Ex-MI-6 agent Christopher Steele is hired by Hillary Clinton's campaign through Fusion GPS, according to UK court filings
UKhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzgzy2KXyxqtVUxEb2pwRmphOXM/view?usp=sharing
06/15/16
Romanian hacker "Guccifer" claims to have hacked DNC; analysis indicates faux "Russian" fingerprints were inserted into some files
The Nation
06/15/16
FBI agent Peter Strzok changes wording of Clinton charges from criminal designation “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless"
Foxhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/04/fbi-agent-fired-from-russia-probe-oversaw-flynn-interviews-changed-comey-memos-on-clinton-charges.html
06/20/16Fusion GPS contractor Christopher Steele releases first memo related to Russian "Dossier"DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
06/27/16
A.G. Loretta Lynch secretly meets with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac; they later deny discussing the investigation
Timehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
07/01/16
FBI's Page texts Strzok: Loretta Lynch aware of plan to exonerate Clinton no matter what investigation may show
CNN
07/02/16
Clinton interviewed by FBI and Peter Strzok for 3.5 hours; she is not placed under oath nor recorded
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
07/05/16FISA Court denies FBI request for surveillance of Trump campaignNROhttp://www.nationalreview.com/article/443768/obama-fisa-trump-wiretap
07/05/16Fusion GPS contractor Christopher Steele shares Russian "Dossier" with the FBIDChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
07/05/16
FBI director Comey announces he does not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for use of her email server
Timehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
07/05/16Romanian hacker "Guccifer" claims to have hacked DNC again ("Guccifer 2.0")The Nation
07/05/16
Date that forensics indicate that DNC emails were copied by an insider via USB and not hacked via external actors
The Nation
07/06/16
A.G. Loretta Lynch accepts Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton for mishandling classified information
USA Todayhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/06/07/james-comey-testimony-a-timeline-fbi/102581874/
07/07/16
Trump associate Carter Page gives a speech on economic policy in Russia; NYT reports this speech raised FBI's attention
NYT
07/10/16DNC staffer Seth Rich murdered in as yet unsolved caseWikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Seth_Rich
07/22/16
Wikileaks releases archive of emails stolen from Democrat National Committee (DNC) that show undermining of Sanders campaign
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Democratic_National_Committee_email_leak
07/24/16Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigns as Chair of DNC due to Wikileaks revelations about SandersWaPo
07/24/16Clinton aide Robbie Mook claims Russians hacked DNC and Clinton campaign to aid TrumpPolitico
07/25/16
Wikileaks' Assange says he timed release of DNC emails to impact convention; says "no one" knows who provided emails
NYT
07/25/16
FBI announces it will investigate the DNC hack revealed by Wikileaks, Peter Strzok handpicked to lead investigation
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Democratic_National_Committee_email_leak
07/25/16
FBI's Strzok finds out his friend "Rudy" Contreras was appointed to FISC; later Contreras would preside over Flynn case
DC
07/27/16During press conference, Trump is asked by unidentified party how well he knows PutinHill
07/30/16
FBI opens counterintelligence investigation into possible Russian "collusion" with Trump campaign led by Peter Strzok
DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
08/03/16
CIA director Brennan briefed Harry Reid and others on possible Russia "collusion", apparently with White House knowledge
Fox
08/06/16FBI investigator Strzok texts mistress about a "menace", presumably meaning TrumpDC
08/10/16Bernie Sanders reported to have purchased a $575,000 lakeside homeWaPo
08/10/16
Washington Post implies John Brennan may have shared "Dossier" with President Obama around this date
WaPo
08/15/16FBI investigator Strzok texts Page about needing an "insurance policy" against TrumpCNNhttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/12/politics/peter-strzok-texts-released/index.html?__twitter_impression=true
08/15/16
Strzok and Page discuss evading rules for preserving their communications since other agencies don't follow the rules either
Carter
08/16/16
FBI writes Congress defending decision not to prosecute Clinton, stating it was ‘extreme carelessness’ and not ‘gross negligence’
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/09/comey-timeline-everything-that-led-up-to-his-firing/?utm_term=.1d521047582b
08/17/16
NBC's Dilanian, Windrem, Arkin report claim M. Flynn clashed with intel officials during initial briefing with Trump team
NBC
08/19/16Manafort resigns (or is forced out) as Trump campaign adviserNYT
08/25/16
CIA director Brennan informs Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid about possible Russian "collusion" with Trump campaign
DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
08/27/16
Reid sends a letter to Comey referencing allegations made about Carter Page in the dossier
DC
08/30/16
House Democrats write FBI Director Comey asking him to investigate Trump-Russia collusion in context of DNC hacking
House
09/02/16FBI's Page texts Strzok: Obama "wants to know everything we're doing"Fox
09/02/16
FBI releases summary of interview with Hillary Clinton regarding her use of an illegal email server for all official business
FBI
09/05/16Hillary Clinton accuses Russia of interfering with U.S. electionNYThttps://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/us/politics/hillary-clinton-russia.html
09/07/16During town hall, NBC's Matt Lauer asks Trump about his relationship with PutinWaPo
09/08/16
NYT reports that Paul Combetta, Clinton's IT specialist, mass-deleted emails from her server in spite of records preservation request
NYT
09/10/16
FBI's Strzok admits withholding of evidence of Clinton's crimes from Congress; Comey and other FBI officials are aware of obstruction
Fox
09/15/16
Papadoulos emails Russian contact Boris Epshteyn trying to connect him with Sergei Millian, author of much of the Fusion GPS "Dossier"
WaPo
09/15/16FISA Court approves FBI request for surveillance of Trump campaign based upon Russian "Dossier"DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/08/03/report-trump-campaign-adviser-was-under-secret-surveillance-much-earlier-than-previously-thought/
09/21/16
New York Times, Washington Post, and Yahoo News verbally briefed by Steele on Russian "Dossier" according to court filings
UKhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzgzy2KXyxqtVUxEb2pwRmphOXM/view?usp=sharing
09/23/16
Yahoo News' Isikoff publishes report based upon Russian "Dossier" and possible Russian collusion with Trump campaign's Carter Page
Yahoohttp://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_151322062469013&key=e7609c039c08d3ae00aebd97e6f0bffd&libId=jb5p32l3010110e3000DAbwwoz62t&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2017%2F10%2F28%2Ffinally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier%2F&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fu-s-intel-officials-probe-ties-between-trump-adviser-and-kremlin-175046002.html&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&title=Timeline%20Showing%20When%20Clinton%2C%20DNC%20Started%20Th%20%7C%20The%20Daily%20Caller&txt=an%20article
09/23/16
Hillary for American Campaign issues press release touting "bombshell report" on Trump-Russia ties, citing Yahoo story
HFA
09/26/16
DOJ National Security Divison (NSD) admits to FISC that surveillance included Obama's political opponents
FISC
09/27/16
John Carlin, head of DOJ National Security Division and involved with FISA requests, announces he is resigning
WaPo
09/28/16
Strzok texts Page about McCabe meeting: hundreds of thousands of emails found on Weiner's laptop and turned over to U.S. Attorney
Fox
09/28/16
Comey claims his decision to exonerate Clinton was not made until after her interview with FBI agents
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/20/timeline-james-comeys-decision-making-on-the-clinton-probe/?utm_term=.0cead386f5ef
10/03/16
FBI agents seize computer of Anthony Weiner during investigation of his communications with underage females
Tribune
10/07/16Access Hollywood releases graphic audiotape of Donald Trump bragging about hitting on womenCNN
10/07/16Wikileaks releases archive of emails stolen from Clinton operative John PodestaCNN
10/07/16Obama administration officially accuses Russia of meddling in 2016 presidential electionWaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/09/comey-timeline-everything-that-led-up-to-his-firing/?utm_term=.1d521047582b
10/12/16
FBI agents tell McCabe and Strzok it's discovers 650,000 emails on Weiner's laptop, many of which were Huma Abedin's
WSJ
10/13/16
McCabe organizes FBI response to WSJ revelations that his wife's campaign was funded by Clinton associates
JWS
10/14/16
Strzok's wife Melissa Hodgman given a major promotion to deputy director of SEC’s Enforcement Division
TP
10/15/16
FBI meets with Fusion GPS contractor Steele and offers to pay him for more Russian "Dossier" material
DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
10/19/16During presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accuses Trump of being Putin's "puppet"CNN
10/21/16
DOJ/FBI file first FISA Title I surveillance request for Carter Page using "salacious and unverified", DNC-funded "Dossier"
CTH
10/24/16
Comey friend Benjamin Wittes (receipient of Comey leaks) writes blog post entitled "What if Trump wins? --- We need an insurance policy"
CTH
10/24/16
NSA director Rogers apprises FISA Court (FISC) of numerous cases where U.S. persons were improperly/illegally surveilled
FISC
10/24/16
CBS reveals McCabe's wife received $700K in campaign donations from Clinton associate Gov. Terry McCauliffe
CBS
10/24/16
WSJ's Devlin Barrett, using leaks from McCabe, counters CNN conflict-of-interest claims with report that Comey made decision on Clinton
WSJ
10/27/16
During Comey staff meeting, McCabe and Strzok are asked why they're sitting on the Huma/Weiner email disclosure
Tribune
10/28/16
Comey announces he is reopening investigation into Clinton's email server due to information found on Anthony Weiner's computer
Timehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
10/29/16
Attorney Joe DiGenova reports that the FBI never destroyed Cheryl Mills' and Heather Samuelson's PCs, despite agreement to do so
DC
10/30/16
Judge Kevin Fox grants a search and seizure warrant to the FBI for Clinton emails on Huma Abedin's laptop
FBI
10/30/16
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's writes to James Comey asking him to release "explosive" information on Russian "collusion"
TPMhttp://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-dossier-timeline-whats-known
10/31/16
FBI lead counsel James Baker leaks "Dossier" information to David Corn of Mother Jones that ties Trump to Russian "collusion"
Mother Jones
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/22/trump-dossier-fbi-james-baker-david-corn-mother-jones-316157
10/31/16
Clinton campaign issues statement, citing Slate, about server in Trump Tower that secretly communicated with Russia
Clintonhttps://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/793250312119263233
11/01/16
In spite of numerous conflicts of interest, Andrew McCabe waits until this date before recusing himself from Clinton email probe
JW
11/04/16
Daily Beast publishes first of four-part series of articles alleging Trump's "love affair" with Putin and Russia
Beast
11/06/16Comey exonerates Clinton again after Weiner documents are reviewed "around the clock"WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/09/comey-timeline-everything-that-led-up-to-his-firing/?utm_term=.1d521047582b
11/08/16Donald Trump is elected President of the United StatesTimehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
11/09/16
FBI's Strzok and Page text each other about a "secret society" to undermine Trump as well as "‘deleting text messages"
Fox
11/14/16Page texts Strzok: "...being here makes me angry... Meanwhile we have OUR task ahead of us."Fox
11/15/16
DOJ official Bruce Ohr meets in secret with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele regarding Russian "Dossier"
Foxhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html
11/15/16FBI agrees to continue funding Steele and his "Dossier"TPMhttp://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-dossier-timeline-whats-known
11/17/16
NSA Head Mike Rogers travels to Trump Tower (likely warning of illegal surveillance); Trump transition team immediate moves to NJ
CTH
11/18/16WaPo reports that James Clapper and other officials want Rogers removed from his postWaPo
11/18/16Sen. John McCain told of the Russian "Dossier"; a copy is sent to McCain and key aidesDChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
11/22/16
Bruce Ohr is interviewed for the first of 12 times by FBI investigators; last interview occurs on 5/15/17
CTH
12/09/16
CIA tells Congress that they believe the Russians hacked the DNC to help defeat Hillary Clinton's campaign
WaPo
12/09/16McCain provides a copy of Russian "Dossier" to FBI director James ComeyDChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
12/09/16President Obama orders intelligence community to investigate Russian influence on U.S. electionTimehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
12/14/16
Beginning of period that DOJ "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page texts that that ends on 5/17/17 (later recovered by DOJ IG office)
DC
12/14/16
Citing unnamed intelligence officials (likely Strzok or Page), Washington Post reports on "Russian election hacking"
WaPo
01/02/17
Wikileaks' Assange says he guarantees emails did not come from Russia; that Obama administration is trying to undermine Trump
Time
01/05/17FBI says DNC refused to turn over server to determine nature of leaksCNN
01/05/17
According to Susan Rice email, Comey secretly meets with Obama, Biden, Yates and Rice, which was never disclosed to Congress
DC
01/06/17Comey briefs President-Elect Trump on existence of "salacious and unverified" Russian "Dossier"CNS
01/06/17
Within hours of Comey's meeting with Trump, existence of "Dossier" leaked by CNN (James Clapper named as possible leaker)
FNC
01/07/17
Comey demands "Dossier" be included in final intelligence community report on Russian meddling in the U.S. election
FNC
01/10/17
U.S. intelligence chiefs Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Rogers brief Obama on Russian "Dossier" and attempts to "influence" Trump
CNNhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/politics/donald-trump-intelligence-report-russia/index.html
01/10/17BuzzFeed releases full Fusion GPS "Dossier"BuzzFeedhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.wao5vgDE6#.io8bXPQ9V
01/11/17
John Podesta meets with Fusion GPS founder Simpson; but later tells Senate Intelligence Committee he has no knowledge of "dossier"
NYT
01/11/17WSJ identifies author of Russian "Dossier" as Christopher SteeleWSJ
01/12/17
DOJ IG Michael Horowitz announces probe into actions of FBI including McCabe's role in Clinton email scandal
DOJ
01/12/17
WaPo's David Ignatius cites government sources that indicates Michael Flynn spoke with Russia's Kislyak several times
WaPo
01/19/17
NYT reports law enforcement officials "intercepted" communications of Trump officials, including Paul Manafort
NYT
01/19/17
The day before Trump's inauguration, DOJ/FBI have FISA surveillance request renewed (see 10/21/16, renewal #1)
CTH
01/20/17
Minutes after inauguration, Susan Rice emails herself documentation of secret Obama-Comey meeting in White House on 1/5/17
SJC
01/22/17Michael Flynn sworn in as National Security AdviserMoyer
01/24/17
Michael Flynn gives voluntary interview to FBI regarding Russian "collusion"; interviewer is Peter Strzok
NPR
01/26/17
Acting A.G. Sally Yates and Bill Priestap inform White House counsel that Flynn was "compromised" by Russian actors
NPR
01/27/17
Former Clinton State Dept. representative George Papadopoulos interviewed by FBI, which results in his eventual indictment
DOJ
01/30/17
DOJ official (later Mueller SC "righthand" man) Andrew Weissmann congratulates Acting A.G. Yates for defying Trump travel ban order
JW
01/30/17
Russian operative Sergei Millian named as source of information for "Dossier" fed to Steele and Fusion GPS
ABC
01/30/17Acting A.G. Sally Yates fired by President Trump for refusing to enforce his travel ban ordersNPR
02/08/17Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney GeneralWaPo
02/13/17
Flynn fired by President after leaks claim that the aide has discussed sanctions with Russian actors, which Flynn denies
NPR
02/14/17
In meeting with Trump, Comey says he was asked by President if he could see fit to "letting Flynn go"
NPR
02/14/17
House Intelligence Chair Nunes says the FBI must explain why Flynn was recorded, unmasked and then leaked to the press
WaPo
02/15/17
McCabe tells Reince Priebus that FBI sees no evidence of Russian "collusion", but he and Comey refuse to publicly state
Beast
02/16/17
CNN reports that the White House "pressured" FBI into clearing administration of collusion charges; believed leaked by McCabe
CNN
02/27/17
House Intelligence Chair Nunes says that he has seen absolutely no evidence of Russia-Trump "collusion"
Salon
03/02/17
A.G. Jeff Sessions recuses himself from Russia "collusion" investigation, citing prior contacts with the Russian Ambassador
NYT
03/05/17
Obama DNI James Clapper states that he knows of no FISA warrant ever approved of Trump and his associates
MSNBC
03/20/17
Comey testifies FBI secretly investigated Trump-Russia "collusion" starting in June 2016 and unlawfully hid that fact from Congress
Timehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
03/20/17
Vanity Fair publishes puff piece on Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS and their work to create the "Dossier"
Vanity Fair
03/20/17
Comey denies accusations that the Trump campaign had been wiretapped by the U.S. government
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/09/comey-timeline-everything-that-led-up-to-his-firing/?utm_term=.1d521047582b
03/20/17DNI James Clapper denies any abuse of FISA to surveill Trump or his associatesMSNBC
03/20/17
Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly denounces surveillance and unmasking of Trump aides by Obama officials
Exam
03/03/17
House Intelligence Chair Nunes informs POTUS that he believes Trump and his staff were illegally surveilled and unmasked
CNN
03/22/17
House Intelligence Chair Nunes demands that CIA, FBI and NSA disclose nature of unlawful surveillance he had discovered
HIC
03/27/17
Former Obama official Evelyn Farkas admits Obama administration spied on Trump to find Russian "collusion" ties
MSNBC
03/28/17
Sen. Chuck Grassley writes to Comey over concern that McCabe's investigation of Clinton was tainted by campaign donations
SJC
03/29/17
Obama DOD Russian expert Evelyn Farkas admits on MSNBC that administration was spying on Trump and associates
Fox
04/06/17
House Intel Chair Nunes temporarily relinquishes control of committee due to allegations he leaked classified information
Politico
04/19/17DOJ/FBI have FISA surveillance request renewed (see 10/21/16, this is renewal #2)CTH
05/03/17
Before Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey testifies that he, nor any authorized associates, leaked to the media (e.g., 10/24/16)
CTH
05/09/17Trump fires FBI director James ComeyTimehttp://time.com/4774278/james-comey-fired-timeline/
05/10/17
Washington Post asserts Comey had requested additional funding and resources for Russia investigation before his firing
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/09/comey-timeline-everything-that-led-up-to-his-firing/?utm_term=.1d521047582b
05/10/17
Huma Abedin husband Anthony Weiner signs plea agreement for crime of transmitting obscene material to a minor
Hill
05/12/17
Trump tweets that Comey better hope there are no tapes of their conversations "before he starts leaking to the press"
Hill
05/15/17
DAG Rosenstein reportedly approves extension of FISA surveillance of Trump associate Carter Page based upon fraudulent "dossier"
NYT
05/15/17
McCabe denies leaking favorable stories to the media (e.g., 10/24/16) to FBI investigators; also denies leaking to IG around July
CTH
05/15/17
Bruce Ohr is interviewed for the last of 12 times by FBI investigators; first interview occurs on 11/22/16
CTH
05/16/17
Robert Mueller said to have interviewed with President Trump for FBI director role, but details of meeting unclear
CNN
05/17/17DOJ's Rosenstein names Robert Mueller special counsel to investigate Russian influence on electionNYT
05/17/17
End of period that DOJ "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page texts that that began on 12/14/16 (later recovered by DOJ IG office)
DC
05/19/17
Strzok texts Page about Mueller "collusion" probe: "the odds are nothing [of collusion] ... there's no big there there."
Fox
05/19/17Strzok texts Page; calls Mueller probe "an investigation leading to impeachment?"Exam
06/08/17
Comey admits he leaked records of his conversation in order to spur the naming of a special counsel
CNN
06/15/17
Former DHS head Jeh Johnson tells Congress that the DNC refused to turn over its server so it could throughly investigate "hack"
Times
06/24/17
Wife of Fusion GPS founder Simpson, Mary Jacoby, writes on Facebook that her husband deserves the credit for "Russia-gate"
Tablet
07/07/17
Comey asserts "Dossier" was "salacious and unverified", but was important because media was prepared to report it
CNS
07/13/17CNN reports Strzok is working for Mueller's special counsel investigationCNN
07/14/17
DNC contractor Ali Chalupa denies working with Ukrainians to undermine Trump in spite of her leaked email from 5/3/16
CNN
07/18/17DOJ/FBI have FISA surveillance request renewed (see 10/21/16, this is renewal #3)CTH
07/20/17DOJ Inspector General receives compromising texts of Mueller investigator Peter Strzok from FBIDChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/new-details-emerge-about-discovery-of-fbi-agents-anti-trump-texts/
07/24/17
Consortium of Intelligence Professionals (VIPS) reports that there is no evidence that Russians hacked DNC (see 7/5/16)
VIPS
07/27/17
DOJ Inspector General meets with Mueller and Rosenstein to inform them of Strzok's text messages
DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/new-details-emerge-about-discovery-of-fbi-agents-anti-trump-texts/
08/02/17
DAG Rosenstein explicitly outlines focus of Mueller probe in document that is revealed on 4/4/18, likely due to Strzok/Page revelations
CTH
08/04/17
AG Sessions and DNI Coats reveal a new FBI anti-leak team has been formed under DAG Rosentstein
PBS
08/09/17
The Nation reports evidence that DNC insiders, not Russian hackers, compromised Democrat IT systems
The Nationhttps://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/
08/10/17DOJ Inspector General requests all communications between Strzok and PageDChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/new-details-emerge-about-discovery-of-fbi-agents-anti-trump-texts/
08/22/17
Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson meets with Senate committee for 10 hours, but refuses to divulge who funded "Dossier"
DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
08/24/17
House Intel Chair Nunes subpoenas DOJ and FBI for documents related to "Dossier", which Strzok is believed to be behind
DC
09/01/17
NBC's Dilanian, believed to be a Fusion GPS flack, misreports on Trump Jr.'s 6/9 meeting with Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya
Federalist
09/14/17
Susan Rice admits she surveilled Trump administration after the election and later unmasked the identities of key aides
Times
09/24/17
Obama DNI James Clapper reiterates he knew of no FISA warrant ever approved of Trump and his associates
CNN
10/18/17
Two Fusion GPS officials plead the Fifth Amendment during House Intelligence Committee interviews
DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/10/18/fusion-gps-partners-plead-the-fifth-during-house-intel-appearance/
10/24/17Washington Post reveals Clinton campaign and DNC funded Fusion GPS and Russian "Dossier"TPMhttp://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-dossier-timeline-whats-known
10/28/17Close ties between CNN and Fusion GPS revealed through personal social media accountsDC
10/29/17
NBC's Dilanian reports upon an illegal leak from the Mueller investigation that the first indictment will be issued Monday
NBC
10/30/17Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos indicted as part of Mueller's investigationNYT
10/31/17FBI refuses House Intel Committee (chaired by Nunes) request to interview StrzokDChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/12/14/strzoks-texts-and-the-clinton-trump-investigations-a-definitive-timeline/
11/05/17
House investigators say they believe Fusion GPS paid reporters to disseminate contents of "Dossier"
Times
11/30/17Flynn signs plea agreeement with special counsel, admitting he lied about sanctions conversationsNPR
12/01/17
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras "warns Mike Flynn to cooperate with prosecutors for lighter sentence"
Exam
12/01/17
Judge Contreras, a personal friend of FBI official Peter Strzok, presides over hearing where Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI
Reuters
12/02/17
Washington Post reveals existence of incriminating messages between FBI's Peter Strzok and Lisa Page revealing anti-Trump biases
WaPohttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/two-senior-fbi-officials-on-clinton-trump-probes-exchanged-politically-charged-texts-disparaging-trump/2017/12/02/9846421c-d707-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.2fa2cb13cf0c
12/04/17CNN reveals Strzok changed wording of Clinton investigation to avoid criminal chargesCNNhttp://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/peter-strzok-james-comey/index.html?sr=twCNNp120417peter-strzok-james-comey0420PMStory&CNNPolitics=Tw
12/06/17
DOJ executive Bruce Ohr demoted after revelations he secretly met with Fusion GPS, which had secretly employed his wife Nellie
Foxhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html
12/06/17
Rep. Adam Schiff accused of leaking privileged notes of meeting between Trump. Jr and House Intelligence Committee to CNN
Hill
12/07/17
Fox News reveals Ohr was in contact with Fusion GPS at the same time the FISA application was submitted and granted
Foxhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/top-doj-official-demoted-amid-probe-contacts-with-trump-dossier-firm.html
12/07/17
House Ethics Committee clears Chairman Nunes of accusations that he leaked classified information, said to be a "frivolous" charge
Politico
12/07/17
Rep. Jim Jordan grills FBI director Wray: was Dossier used to secure FISA warrant? Wray refuses to answer
RCP
12/07/17
FISC Judge Rudolph Contreras, presiding over Flynn case, is suddenly recused according to court statements (see 12/2/17)
Reuters
12/11/17
Fox News reveals Ohr's wife was hired by Fusion GPS to create opposition research against Trump
Foxhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/11/wife-demoted-doj-official-worked-for-firm-behind-anti-trump-dossier.html
12/12/17375 text messages between Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page are releasedCNNhttps://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/12/politics/peter-strzok-texts-released/index.html?__twitter_impression=true
12/12/17
Deputy FBI director Anrew McCabe cancels testimony before Congress after revelations about Nellie and Bruce Ohr's ties to Fusion GPS
Breitbarthttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/12/deputy-fbi-director-delays-testimony-after-report-reveals-fusion-gps-paid-officials-wife/
12/13/17
DOJ IG reports it has all Strzok-Page text messages between 12/14/16 and 5/17/17, which conflicts with FBI statement on 1/19/18
Fox
12/13/17Deputy A.G. Rosenstein refuses to tell Congress whether the FBI paid for the Fusion GPS "Dossier"DChttp://dailycaller.com/2017/12/13/deputy-ag-wont-say-whether-the-fbi-paid-for-dossier/
12/14/17
Rep. Jim Jordan states DOJ/FBI leadership attempted to fix the presidential election by inventing a "Russian Collusion" narrative
Foxhttp://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/boom-gop-rep-jim-jordan-proof-fbi-worked-republican-party-election-video/
12/18/17Demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr fails to appear before CongressFoxBiz
12/18/17
GOP lawmakers call for investigation into leaks of privileged interview between Trump Jr. and House Intelligence Committee
Hill
12/18/17Senate Judiciary Chair Grassley calls for the firing of FBI's McCabeFox
12/19/17
FBI's McCabe testifies in private to House Intel Commitee a day after and is unable to answer questions about the "Dossier"
Exam
12/21/17
FBI's top General Counsel -- James A. Baker -- said to have leaked "Dossier" to Mother Jones, is reassigned by FBI Director Wray
WaPo
12/21/17
FBI's McCabe admits Clinton email investigation led by "small group" in headquarters, not in the local field office per usual practice
Hill
12/23/17FBI's McCabe announces his retirement in 2018Reuters
12/29/17
State Dept. releases cache of emails found on Weiner-Abedin laptop, several of which contained classified information
CNN
12/30/17
Sen. Lindsey Graham cites major concern over how "Dossier" was used by the DOJ, implying it was disguised and presented to FISC
Fox
12/30/17
DNC-linked NYT's Haberman markets narrative that FBI opened Trump investigation due to George Papadopoulos, not "Dossier"
NYT
12/31/17
NY Times reports Clinton associates offered up to $500,000 to females to report sexual harrassment by Trump
NYT
01/02/18
Fusion GPS founders write NYT op-ed asserting "Dossier" claims; fail to address funding sources, Nellie Ohr involvement, etc.
NYT
01/03/18
Senate Judiciary Chair Grassley writes DAG Rosenstein: did Comey leak classified info to Columbia Professor Daniel Richman?
SJC
01/05/18
Judicial Watch reveals that all of Comey's leaked memos were classified, which represents intentional and criminal behavior by Comey
FoxBiz
01/08/18
DOJ's Bruce Ohr is either removed or resigns from his second high-level position, this time as head of OCDETF
DC
01/08/18
DailyMail finds emails showing Huma Abedin intentionally copied State Dept. emails to Weiner laptop and lied to FBI about that fact
DailyMail
01/10/18
Researcher CTH reveals FBI/DOJ likely used FISA 702 "About Inquiries", not warrants, to wiretap Trump and his assocates at any time
CTH
01/10/18
Sara Carter reports law enforcement sources tell her FISA process was illegally abused to surveill Trump campaign
Carter
01/11/18
Document dump reveals FBI not only paid Fusion GPS but also allowed the private firm to submit FISA "About Inquiries"
CTH
01/12/18
DOJ Inspect General releases first batch of 1.2 million documents related to investigation of DOJ/FBI malfeasance days early
CTH
01/14/18
McCabe, Rosenstein, Weissmann and Obama judge Theodore Chuang all tied to apparent effort to cover-up Uranium One scandal
ImpRex
01/14/18
Ex-Trump adviser Michael Caputo says up to 1,000 GOP-linked persons were spied on by Obama DOJ/FBI illegal unmasking activities
Fox
01/15/18
DNC-linked NYT's Shane markets narrative that Clinton campaign was duped by Russian "Dossier" disinformation campaign
C-SPAN
01/15/18
Date that DOJ Inspector General expected to turn over 1.2 million documents related to DOJ/FBI handling of Clinton probe
CTH
01/16/18
Byron York reports Congressional Investigators believe Obama State Dept. may have played a role in disseminating "Dossier"
Exam
01/18/18
Report on FISA abuse is made available to all House members; reaction is stunning: "Very foundations of our democracy are at risk"
FoxBiz
01/19/18
Senate investigators reveal FBI claims it "failed to preserve" five months of Strzok-Page text messages between 12/14/16 and 5/17/17
DC
01/19/18
NBC's Dilanian, with a history of ties to Fusion GPS, markets false claim that Russian "bots" are behind #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag
Twitter
01/21/18
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) hints that highest level of the Obama DOJ/FBI lied to the FISA court in order to surveil Trump and associates
CNN
01/23/18Senate Homeland Security Chair Ron Johnson releases 384 pages of new Strzok-Page textsFox
01/23/18
Johnson notes evidence of "corruption at highest levels of FBI"; and as former FBI head, Mueller must be dismissed as special counsel
RCP
01/24/18
Nunes FISA abuse memo said to name James Comey, Rod Rosenstein, and Andrew McCabe as participants in unlawful surveillance
DailyBeast
01/25/18
NYT's Haberman and Schmidt report that Trump wanted to fire Mueller in June, but WH counsel threatened to quit rather than do so
NYT
01/25/18Missing five months of Strzok-Page text messages reported as recovered by DOJ IG HorowitzWaPo
01/25/18
Senate Judiciary Committee issues demand for "dossier" information to wide range of Clinton- and DNC-related entities, due 2/8/18
SJC
01/29/18
Preemptive leak to NYT reveals DAG Rosenstein approved surveillance of Carter Page in May of 2017 based upon bogus "dossier"
NYT
01/29/18
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe unexpectedly announces his immediate resignation (also reported as removed by Director Wray)
Exam
01/29/18
House Intelligence Committee votes to release memo to the public outlining abuse of FISA surveillance by Obama administration
Fox
01/31/18
Report that McCabe and Strzok hid discovery that Weiner computer held thousands of Clinton emails from Congress for weeks
WSJ
01/31/18
FBI issues statement of "grave concerns" about HPSCI memo; HPSCI Chairman Nunes replies that reasons are obvious
Multiple
01/31/18
Special Counsel Mueller requests postponement of Flynn sentencing, likely due to potential evidence tampering (Form 302 changes)
CTH
02/02/18
4-page FISA memo released: shows FBI/DOJ disguised DNC-sourced "dossier" and used it to illegally surveil Trump and associates
Exam
02/04/18Former WH Chief of Staff Reince Priebus denies he ever heard Trump state a desire to fire MuellerNBC
02/04/18
Obama CIA director John Brennan attacks HPSCI and Chairman Nunes for 'abuse of power' (exercising oversight of DOJ/FBI)
Exam
02/05/18
Senators Grassley and Graham reveal Obama State Dept. transmitted information to Steele to be included in bogus "dossier"
Exam
02/07/18
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte requests FISC Judge Rosemary Collyer provide documents related to Trump surveillance
CNN
02/07/18DOJ NSD official David Laufman resigns, citing "personal reasons"WaPo
02/08/18
Michael Kortan, head of FBI Public Affairs Office, resigns; Strzok-Page texts named him as helping publicize fake Clinton email probe
Fox
02/08/18
Deadline for Clinton- and DNC-related entities to respond to Senate Judiciary Committee's request for "dossier" information
SJC
02/09/18
Obama State Dept. official Jonathan Winer says in 9/2016, Clinton crony Sidney Blumenthal and Steele passed bogus dossiers to him
Hill
02/09/18DOJ Official Rachel Brand -- responsible for FISA requests -- resignsCTH
02/11/18
Report that Nunes and HPSCI will investigate Obama CIA director John Brennan for his role in disseminating bogus Russian "dossier"
RCI
02/14/18
Report released that reveals DOJ official Bruce Ohr hid his wife's employment by Fusion GPS from DOJ ethics officials
DC
02/16/18
Special Counsel Mueller issues indictment against 12 Russians for interfering in election process using Internet ads and other means
DC
02/20/18
HSPCI Chairman Nunes sends questions to former Obama administration officials regarding "dossier"; answers due on 3/2/18
Exam
02/24/18
Democrat rebuttal memo to Nunes memo is released; does not refute central charges of illegal surveillance and FISA abuse
Fox
02/24/18HPSCI Chairman Nunes issues point-by-point rebuttal to minority memoHPSCI
03/01/18
HPSCI Chairman Nunes writes to AG Sessions demanding investigation: FISA applications may have violated multiple criminal statutes
Fox
03/02/18
Deadline for former Obama administration officials to respond to questions from HPSCI Chairman Nunes around "dossier"
Exam
03/06/18
Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Gowdy formally request AG Sessions name a special counsel to probe FISA abuse by DOJ and FBI
Fox
03/12/18
HPSCI releases result of 14-month investigation into Trump/Russia: finds no "no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy"
HPSCI
03/14/18
FBI disciplinary office recommends firing former deputy director McCabe for disclosing sensitive info and lying to investigators about it
WaPo
03/16/18
FBI official Andrew McCabe -- implicated in numerous scandals -- is fired hours before his retirement, apparently depriving him of pension
WaPo
03/17/18
McCabe states that the 10/24/16 article by WSJ's Devlin Barrett, which used his leaked information, was authorized by Director Comey
CNN
03/28/18
Newly revealed Strzok/Page texts indicate White House coordinated with CIA, DOJ and FBI to invent Russia "collusion" scandal
Fox
03/29/18
AG Sessions reveals John Huber, U.S. attorney for Utah, has been working with DOJ IG Horowitz as acting special prosecutor
CNN
04/04/18
Document from DAG Rosenstein to Mueller on 8/2/17 outlining the scope of Mueller's probe is revealed as Manafort case unfolds
CTH
04/06/18
DOJ says it will allow Congressional intelligence committees to view original FISA application documents for Carter Page
CNN
04/09/18
Residences and offices of Michael Cohen, Trump's private attorney, are raided by FBI after referral of Special Counsel Mueller
NYT
04/10/18
Devin Nunes delivers 24-hour ultimatum to FBI director Wrap and DAG Rosenstein: deliver documents or face impeachment vote
Fox
04/10/18
Federal prosecutor John Lausch named by AG Sessions to facilitate document production to Congress
Fox
04/18/18
11 members of Congress issue criminal referral to Attorney General Sessions for Hillary Clinton, Lynch, Comey, Strzok and Page
Carter
04/19/18
DOJ IG makes criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to U.S. attorney for consideration of felony charges for lying to federal agents
WaPo
04/20/18
DNC files civil lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for "collusion"; opens up many Democrats to discovery
WaPo
04/20/18DOJ IG opens investigation into James Comey's admitted leaks to the mediaExam
04/22/18
House Oversight Chair Nunes states there was "no intelligence" behind FISA-based surveillance of Trump campaign
Fox
Latest update: 4/22/18 19:20 UTC

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