Remember this? Chuck Schumer, January 7, 2017, in the midst of Comey/Clapper meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to advise the incoming President of the USA of the Dirty Dossier, Schumer claimed the Intel Community “has six ways to Sunday of striking back”. What happens when the power of our intel community turns on us, or on the President of the USA?
What do the Democrats want more than anything? Answer: To impeach Donald Trump or discredit him so badly, they can win reelection in 2020. We also have a President who graciously allows his opponents the chance to defeat themselves. The Dems have screamed for impeachment for 3 years, why not give it to them with a HUGE POISON PILL, exposing a decade of Dem corruption?
Wouldn’t it be ironic, in a delicious and twisted way, for the whole controversy to be centered on Ukraine, the epicenter of Dem/Obama/Hillary corruption? And wouldn’t it be just like President Trump to go for a “two-fer”, shining light on Biden’s corruption and his family corruption, annihilating Dems hopes for 2020?
Enough speculation. The opportunity to expose corruption has landed in President Trump’s lap and the President has a sworn duty to investigate or expose wrongdoing. The timing is “perfect”.
Since we received the original notes, 2 page “spontaneous memo”, from the whistleblower who memorialized a hearsay conversation (what the “WH Official” told him/her), nothing makes sense. There is no reason the phone call to the President of Ukraine should suddenly trigger an impeachment inquiry. Something else is going on…… What could it be? Did you know insiders have been talking about selling Javelin missiles to the Ukraine since 2015?
There is no case for impeachment when we compare the original notes of the whistleblower on July 26th to the actual phone call transcript/memo on July 25th. Additionally, the WB reactions are far out of norm, odd or weird. Anyone in the room during the call would not be “visibly shaken” or describe the call as “frightening” or “scary”. Is the source for the whistleblower a passive aggressive female? A biased partisan who sees a boogeyman around every corner? By any rational measure, it is not normal vocabulary for a White House professional, a highly qualified member of the staff, familiar with the pressures of the position. What’s going on here?
Is the “Impeachment Inquiry” really about the phone call, or is it a distraction to prevent the Trump Administration from poking around in Ukraine?
Joe Biden and Hunter were only the tip of the corruption iceberg. Yet, if we pull the thread named Biden, everything begins to unravel, which is probably why “former” Obama officials are worried about President Trump and his administration poking around in Ukraine. After what we learned below, it would be impossible for Hunter and Joe Biden to NOT talk to each other about Ukraine.
In an effort to keep up with the corruption, sources, documents, articles, and video evidence. We’re trying to put together a timeline for the group, so we can use it as a resource. Please contribute where you can, asking for help. Thank you. We will update every few days as new information warrants.
Important to remember the go-to method of operation used most effectively by the Dems is the “Wrap Up Smear”, explained here by Nancy Pelosi. Plant a story in the media to smear an opponent, get it printed, and then quote the article to make the smear stick like glue.
Prior to 2006: Hunter Biden was consultant to MBNA, HUGE Delaware Bank, with a $100,000-a-year retainer, according to the New York Times. Hunter was hired out of law school and made Senior VP in two years.
Summer 2006: Hunter Biden and uncle James Biden, purchase Paradigm Global Advisors, a hedge fund. This is where the quote attributed to James Biden appears (in Politico) from an unnamed exec, “Don’t worry about investors. We’ve got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden.” Both James and Hunter deny the quote. Dems retake Senate in the fall and Biden became head of Foreign Relations Comm – then launched another run for Pres.
Up until 2008: Hunter Biden also separately worked as a lobbyist until 2008, founding the firm Oldaker Biden & Belair, where he represented mostly universities and hospitals but also drug companies such as Achaogen Inc. and Pulmatrix Inc., and the music-sharing company Napster and online gambling sites. (Source is National Review, September 30, 2019, “Hunter Biden….”)
January 5, 2007: Lotito sues James and Hunter Biden, contending that they cut him out of the purchase of Paradigm Global Advisors. Lotito’s suit claims ….Hunter Biden receives salary of $1.2 million/yr. Hunter never worked for a hedge fund or investment firm before. According to court records in a lawsuit filed by former business partner Joseph Lotito, Joe Biden wanted Hunter Biden out of the business because of Joe Biden’s presidential run.
January 7, 2007: Joe Biden announces Presidential bid.
January 18, 2007: Hunter Biden steps down as interim chief executive of Paradigm Global Advisors, but the company announces he will remain in his position as chairman of Paradigm’s advisory board.
February 21, 2007: James (the brother) and Hunter Biden (the son) countersue Lotito, arguing that he lied about credentials and finances.
July 2007: Biden’s presidential campaign pays Hunter Biden’s firm. Oldaker Biden & Belair LLP, $20,256 for legal work for his campaign. By the time Joe Biden withdrew from the Presidential race, January 3, 2008, his campaign paid Hunter’s law firm $143,000 for “legal services.” Swampy but entirely legal.
July 25, 2008: An outside audit of Paradigm by the firm of Briggs, Bunting & Dougherty finds a “failure to reconcile Investment Advisors reimbursement of fund expenses, failure to reconcile and review cash account on a timely basis, and failure to reconcile and review various other accounts on a timely basis.” (Source is National Review, “Hunter Biden…”, September 30, 2019)
August 23, 2008: Barack Obama picks Joe Biden as running mate. Obama camp acknowledges Bidens deep ties to MBNA, but Biden passes vetting.
August 27, 2008: For over a decade, Joe/James/Hunter insist they don’t talk about each other’s business – that’s the family line, and nothing new. Yet, Washington Post reports unusual loophole in Hunter Biden’s refusal to lobby his father: “Sen. Barack Obama sought more than $3.4 million in congressional earmarks for clients of the lobbyist son of his Democratic running mate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, records show. Obama succeeded in getting $192,000 for one of the clients, St. Xavier University in suburban Chicago.” Casually, WaPost reports it was other lobbyists at Biden’s firm who lobbied his father.
September 12, 2008: Hunter Biden files paperwork to end his lobbying work for all clients. Also in September, Hunter founds Seneca Global Advisors, a “boutique consulting firm” helping companies invest in the USA and overseas.
NYTimes story, Oct 1, 2008: “… As a secure incumbent who has rarely faced serious competition during 35 years in the Senate, Mr. Biden has been able to dip into his campaign treasury to spend thousands of dollars on home landscaping and some of his Amtrak travel between Wilmington, Del., where he lives, and Washington. And the acquisition of his waterfront property a decade ago involved wealthy businessmen and campaign supporters, some of them bankers with an interest in legislation before the Senate, who bought his old house for top dollar, sold him four acres at cost and lent him $500,000 to build his new home….” https://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/us/politics/02finances.html?fbclid=IwAR3BZMG_2J3y0V7cnhh34wJ_MzTxBcEwPJaMyjSvx9rVCOurIcl55fWK2fA
December 2008: James and Hunter Biden and Anthony Lotito come to terms and drop lawsuits.
January 20, 2009: Joe Biden sworn in as VP.
June 2009: Hunter Biden co-founds his second related company, Rosemont Seneca Partners. Biden partners with Christopher Heinz (the stepson of John Kerry and heir to the Heinz fortune) and Devon Archer, who had been friends with Heinz at Yale. (Source is National Review, “Hunter Biden…”, September 29, 2019)
November 12, 2009: Very odd, given Kerry’s ties to Iran. US DOJ decides the NYC skyscraper, where offices of Paradigm are located, is partially owned by individuals helping the Iranian government evade sanctions. By 2017, DOJ contends the building “served as a front for the Iranian government and as a gateway for millions of dollars to be funneled to Iran in clear violation of U.S. sanctions laws.” Again, as is typical, no evidence the Bidens or Paradigm knew of landlord’s ties.
2010: James and Hunter Biden dissolve Paradigm Hedge Fund. The original owner, who sold them the firm, James Park, never collects on an $8 million note, according to The New Republic.
2011: In 2011, then-Vice President Biden delivered the keynote address at the Atlantic Council’s distinguished leadership awards. Biden has been among the think tank’s most enthusiastic and well-placed allies. The Atlantic Council functions as the semi-official think tank of NATO in Washington. As such, it cultivates relationships with well-established policymakers who take a hard line against Russia and support the treaty organization’s perpetual expansion. https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/13/dcs-atlantic-council-raked-in-funding-from-hunter-bidens-corruption-stained-employer-while-courting-his-vp-father/
2010–11: Rosemont Seneca takes off like a rocket in its ability to secure meetings with wealthy Chinese investors.
Less than a year after opening Rosemont Seneca’s doors, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were in China having secured access at the highest levels. Thornton Group’s account of the meeting on their Chinese-language website is telling: Chinese executives “extended their warm welcome” to the “Thornton Group, with its U.S. partner Rosemont Seneca chairman Hunter Biden (second son of the now Vice President Joe Biden).” The purpose of the meetings was to “explore the possibility of commercial cooperation and opportunity.” Curiously, details about the meeting do not appear on their English-language website.
Rosemont was both new and small. To put these meetings in perspective, it was as if the son of the Chinese premier held a single meeting with the heads of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and Blackstone. Except, in this case, these were government entities with trillions of dollars of capital to invest.From Peter Schweitzer’s Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends
2012: Devon Archer and Hunter Biden start cultivating “Jonathan Li, who ran a Chinese private-equity fund, Bohai Capital, about becoming partners in a new company that would invest Chinese capital,” according to The New Yorker.
Mostly in 2013, a little bit in 2014, and again in 2017: David Leiter, former Chief of Staff to John Kerry, begins donating money to Dem Senators who would eventually push for aid to Ukraine. Leiter registers as a foreign lobbyist for Burisma in mid-2014. To Senator Ed Markey of MA – $1,000 on March 7th, $1,000 on June 17, $2,000 on July 1st, $1,000 on September 26th. Senator Jean Shaheen, NH, $1,000 on August 30, $1000 on May 15 of 2014. Source is FEC Filings. Senator Richard Blumenthal – $1,000 on March 5th, $1,000 on March 28th, and $1,000 on November 25th, all in 2013. All donations taken from FEC filings.
2013-2014: Obama administration during 2013-2014 Maidan revolt replaced a fairly elected, Russian-oriented government with a Western vassal. In a relatively sympathetic New Yorker profile of Hunter Biden, for example, the regime change operation was described by reporter Adam Entous as merely “public protests.” (Source is Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019) THIS IS WHAT THE OBAMA ADMIN WANTS TO HIDE. Viktor Yanukovych was the President of Ukraine, from The Party of Regions, and Paul Manafort helped him get elected.
February 8, 2013: Letter to Sec of Defense, Chuck Hagel from The Atlantic Council. Important date. We begin to see the set up of Ukraine overthrow, using The Atlantic Council as a key player. Chuck Hagel was nosing around about funding for The Atlantic Council. https://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/LetterChuckHagelfromFredKempe02082013.pdf
A letter released by the Atlantic Council in 2013, following pressure for transparency, showed that the think tank had in the previous five years received funding from NATO, the European Commission and the U.K. government, as well as the Western-backed monarchies in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.The think tank’s ties to the Turkish government, particularly its energy sector, have received less scrutiny. Various Turkish state institutions, including Turkey Army College and the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, have provided financial support to the think tank.
In fact, of the eight institutions listed in the 2013 Atlantic Council document disclosing foreign government entity funding, five were Turkish. Four were Turkish fossil fuel companies, including the state-owned Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS), the national Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), the Istanbul Natural Gas Distribution Company (IGDAS) and the Electricity Generation Company.https://thegrayzone.com/2017/05/19/us-funded-atlantic-council-shills-nato-autocrats-erdogan/
Yet, while we see The Atlantic Council defending and accepting funds from Turkey, we begin to see Turkey’s Oil from ISIS scheme emerge. Again, it’s all about the money. Once the power brokers from the Atlantic Council were on board defending Erdogan, they excused and overlooked the corruption within Turkey, creating more problems than they solved. Atlantic Council members strongly advocated for regime change in Syria.
Before the Atlantic Council summit in Istanbul (in 2017), Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister (and President Erdogan’s son-in-law), allegedly criticized speakers who were banned, Al Monitor noted in its report. The publication did not explore the accusations that Albayrak has facilitated oil deals with the genocidal extremist group ISIS, however. In December 2016, WikiLeaks published thousands of personal emails showing how Albayrak was effectively running the fossil fuel company Powertrans, which transferred oil from ISIS-held territory to Turkey.
Ahmet S. Yayla, a former counterterrorism police chief in Turkey and senior research fellow at the NATO-linked International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, published an article in October 2016 detailing the allegations that the Turkish government was indirectly buying oil from ISIS.https://thegrayzone.com/2017/05/19/us-funded-atlantic-council-shills-nato-autocrats-erdogan/
June 2013: Li, Archer, and other business partners signed a memorandum of understanding. Fund name is BHR Partners. Official contracts signed in November of 2013. Hunter becomes an “unpaid member” and won’t take his share until Daddy leaves office – which he did in October of 2017 current value of $430K. (Source National Review, “Hunter Biden..”, September 29, 2019)
August 19, 2013: Sorkin acts ignorant in 2019, but in 2013, New York Times business writer Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote in his column, “In Washington, the line between lobbying and bribery is not clear-cut. Until 2008, R. Hunter Biden, son of then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., lobbied Congress regularly.”
November 2013: Protests break out in the Maidan against the election of Ukraine President Yanukovych. “Revolution of Dignity” begins. There was a massive amount of reporting on this uprising but much of it was slanted by various interests. We searched for reporting by those on the ground and found this: https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
Biden insisted on capturing governmental and administrative buildings in the most violent way, preferably with victims.In order to do this, there had to already be some “symbolic” deaths. He cooked up and coordinated a scenario with other foreign embassies. In addition, Maidan was dying and it needed extra fuel in order to remain alive.The scenario involved “protestors” being shot by snipers. Biden’s guys (Parubiy,Pashinsky,Parasyuk) organised the massacre.
The Ukrainian Security Service forced the Ukrainian blogger Artur Senko to delete this very damning investigation. It’s in Russian only, sadly. Part 1 is above, part 2 is below.
In his memoirs, Biden says: “I called the then President of Ukraine Yanukovych and ordered him to leave his post. I made the last of many urgent calls to Yanukovych in late February of 2014, when his snipers were assassinating Ukrainian citizens”.
Spot the lie(s).
He (Biden) continues: “I had been warning him for months to exercise restraint in dealing with his citizens, but on this night, 3 months into the demonstrations, I was telling him it was over; time for him to call off his gunmen and walk away.”
Spot the lie(s).
“Control of the government ended up temporarily in the hands of a young patriot named Arseniy Yatsenyuk“.
“Ended up” = installed by Biden.https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
December 4, 2013: Hunter Biden joins his father on Air Force Two on a trip to China. In an article in The New Yorker, Obama-administration officials weren’t comfortable with Hunter Biden’s business ties in China, but they did not confront the vice president about the matter….. because Biden yelled at them a lot.
December 2013: “Less than two weeks later, Hunter Biden’s firm inked a $1 billion private equity deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China,” author and investigator Peter Schweizer says. “The deal was later expanded to $1.5 billion. In short, the Chinese government funded a business that it co-owned along with the son of a sitting vice president.”
December 2013: Victoria Nuland, three visits to Ukraine in 5 weeks. She is working openly to overthrow a democratically elected President Yanukovych. Notice she mentions Anders – who wrote the article on Latvian corruption to get the Latvian bank accepted into the US system. Notice the Chevron logo at her speech. Notice her ultimatum, “This is where we want to see the Ukraine go in it’s direction”. She mentions Sec Kerry openly criticizing the leader of Ukraine. How is this NOT meddling in a foreign election process? Nuland dangles an IMF agreement promise for billions in funds – pushing Ukraine toward the EU, and potential membership in the EU. Nuland references Biden’s “speech last night” where he said, “The Ukraine has a choice.”, which he spelled out in blunt terms. She admits in a speech the US spent $5 BILLION dollars since 1991 trying to turn Ukraine around towards EU and USA interests. She speaks about the “energy and enthusiasm of people from all walks of life who are protesting in the Maidan” and doing so with “great restraint”.
December 10, 2013: Victoria Nuland, standing next to US Ambassador to Ukraine Pyatt, hands out cookies to protesters who want to overthrow the government of Ukraine – which was The Party of Regions, the SAME Party of Regions which Paul Manafort helped win the election. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-victoria-nuland-wades-into-ukraine-turmoil-over-yanukovich/
Winter of 2013-2014: During the Maidan uprising, we have this reporting from inside:
DING DING! We have interference in another country’s internal affairs! And why? Joe was protecting his just as corrupt son.
During Maidan Biden held dozens of meetings with the Ukrainian oligarchy. His main aim was to ensure that the main TV channels would support Maidan and go along with the script. One such rat is Levochkin, who Biden used as a battering ram to destroy the Party of Regions.
In order to ‘persuade’ oligarchs to whore out their TV channels for the purposes of toppling Yanukovych, Biden blackmailed oligarchs by threatening to confiscate their property, initiate criminal cases, reclaim loans, and close the possibility of receiving cheap $.Biden demanded from Yanukovych to create an agricultural bank in order to sell off Ukraine’s chernozems. Yanukovych decided to sabotage Biden’s plans by turning to China instead and shafting the US. As soon as Yanukovych did this, Maidan started. What a coincidence!https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
February of 2014: The Maidan revolt saw the overthrow of Yanukovych with the help of far-right ultra-nationalist street muscle (lot of rumor they had help from CIA but no proof). With a new, US-approved government in power, Biden assumed a personal role in dictating Ukraine’s day-to-day affairs. “No one in the U.S. government has wielded more influence over Ukraine than Vice President Joe Biden,” Foreign Policy noted. The Atlantic Council also described Biden as “the point person on Ukraine in the Obama administration.”
When Yanukovych was overthrown and fled to Russia, the head of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky was in a bit of a pickle. Mykola had been the “Head of Ecology” (similar to our Energy Secretary) under Yanukovych, and Yank passed out gas licenses like candy. Therefore, Zlochevsky was desperate to make new friends with Obama and buddies – mainly Joe Biden. Zlochevsky was also in trouble in England, who froze 23 million dollars of his assets. By August of 2014, Zlochevsky was living in exile himself, and to get out of trouble……. he started to pay off the Bidens and others at The Atlantic Council.
Spring of 2014: Arseniy Yatsenyuk was the temporary successor hand picked by the USA to replace President Yanukovych. “In a phone conversation that leaked two months later, the two US diplomats could be heard plotting out the future government of the country, discussing Ukrainian politicians as though they were chess pieces. “I think Yats is the guy who’s got the economic experience,” Nuland said, essentially declaring Arseniy Yatsenyuk the next prime minister. Frustrated with the European Union’s reluctance to inflame tensions with Moscow, Nuland exclaimed, “Fuck the EU.” (Source is Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019)
“Yatsenyuk was Biden’s guy for embezzling Ukraine’s state budget money. We’re talking multiple billions of looted cash. But the scheme collapsed when Poroshenko, who at this point had fallen out of favour with the US, had a spat with Yatsenyuk and fired him. Biden would sit in the upper floor of the Rada and instruct deputies how to vote on certain draft laws to ensure the result needed by Joe and Hunter. If a deputy tried to act against the Bidens’ will, they were thrown to the wolves and their Rada career was done.”https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
2014: AGAIN in 2014, then-Vice President Biden delivered the keynote “Toward A Europe Whole and Free” conference, which was dedicated to expanding NATO’s influence and countering “Russian aggression.” Biden has been among the think tank’s most enthusiastic and well-placed allies. The Atlantic Council functions as the semi-official think tank of NATO in Washington. As such, it cultivates relationships with well-established policymakers who take a hard line against Russia. https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/13/dcs-atlantic-council-raked-in-funding-from-hunter-bidens-corruption-stained-employer-while-courting-his-vp-father/
In his own comments, Biden emphasized the need to power Europe with non-Russian sources of natural gas. This provided a prime opportunity to Ukrainian suppliers like Burisma and US energy titans. Many of these energy companies, from Chevron to Noble Energy, also happen to be top donors to the Atlantic Council. “This would be a game-changer for Europe, in my view, and we’re ready to do everything in our power to help it happen,” Biden promised his audience.Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019
Thus, while the Obama Administration pushed for LESS oil/gas development (pro climate change and a policy using taxpayer dollars to push renewables) within the USA, Biden openly advocated for Ukraine to supply the EU with Oil and Gas, at the behest of donors to the Atlantic Council. In 2019, we see the Trump Administration advocating for LESS Russian supply to the EU, but rather than using Ukraine, the Trump Administration is using USA oil and LNG.
Early 2014: Devon Archer joins Burisma, biggest Gas Company in Ukraine (Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution October, 13, 2019.) Devon Archer was a top fundraiser for John Kerry.
April 16, 2014: Devon Archer visits with Joe Biden in White House. (Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution October, 13, 2019.
April 18, 2014: Hunter Biden joins Burisma (Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution October, 13, 2019.
Alan Apter, a former Morgan Stanley investment banker who was chairman of Burisma, said at the time, “The company’s strategy is aimed at the strongest concentration of professional staff and the introduction of best corporate practices, and we’re delighted that Mr. Biden is joining us to help us achieve these goals.” Biden’s primary duty is to attend board meetings and energy forums in Europe once or twice a year, and he is paid $50,000 per month.Apter added, “This is totally based on merit.” (Source is National Review, “Hunter Biden…”, September 29, 2019)
April 21, 2014: VP Biden promises US Taxpayer Aid to Ukraine Gas Industry. (Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution October, 13, 2019.
April of 2014: Joe Biden makes his first visit to Ukraine, post overthrow, where he addressed the parliament in Kiev, alongside (“Yats”) Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the New Prime Minister. During his speech, Biden said, “There can be no place for corruption in Ukraine”………. and then Hunter Biden was appointed to the Board of Burisma. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/22/remarks-press-vice-president-joe-biden-and-ukrainian-prime-minister-arse
Late Spring 2014, after Devon Archer and Hunter Biden join Burisma: $90,000 was paid to ML Strategies (lobbying firm) by Burisma. (National Review, “Hunter Biden…”, September 29, 2019) ML Strategies was headed by David Leiter, John Kerry’s former Chief of Staff.
May 13, 2014: At the White House, Press Secretary Jay Carney responds to a question about Hunter Biden’s joining the board and the appearance of a potential conflict of interest, telling the press to refer to the VP’s office. Same day, State Department press briefing, AP reporter Matt Lee asks, “Does this building diplomatically have any concerns about potential perceptions of conflict or/cronyism — which is what you’ve often accused the Russians of doing?”“No, he’s a private citizen,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki replied. NOTE: the video link has already been scrubbed. Interesting, eh?
May 14, 2014: The U.K.-based Guardian newspaper blasts Biden’s new position, snarking, “Somebody needs to get involved in Ukraine’s corporate governance, and it might as well be a clutch of rich, well-connected American dudes with weird first names.”
The appointment of the vice president’s son to a Ukrainian oil board looks nepotistic at best, nefarious at worst. No matter how qualified Biden is, it ties into the idea that U.S. foreign policy is self-interested, and that’s a narrative Vladimir Putin has pushed during Ukraine’s crisis with references to Iraq and Libya.Washington Post columnist Adam Taylor writes
Mid 2014: David Leiter, former Chief of Staff to John Kerry, registers as a foreign lobbyist to the USA on behalf of Burisma. (source video above, Steve Hilton, Next Revolution, October 13, at 4:20 minutes)
June of 2014: Four Senators write to President Obama, two of the four are Senator Markey and Senator Jean Shaheen, saying:
We should leverage the full resources and expertise of the United States government to assist Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency, increasing its domestic production, and reforming its energy markets.Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution, October 13, 2019 (opening 10 minutes)
June 27, 2014, Burisma letter to President Obama: “Burisma Holdings today applauded the range of US Legislative support for development of Ukraine’s broad and untapped resources and an increase in transparency and good governance.” Source: Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution, October 13, 2019.
September 16, 2014: Introduced into Congress, Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. “Directs the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to prioritize support for investments to increase energy efficiency, develop domestic oil and natural gas reserves, and develop renewable energy resources in Ukraine.”
December 2014: A version of the “Ukraine Freedom Support Act” became law in 2014 and offered up more money. It’s in the bill, Section D. “There are authorized to be appropriated $50,000,000 in the aggregate for fiscal years 2016-2018 to carry out activities under this paragraph.” Senator Richard Blumenthal was a co-sponsor to Senator Ed Markey‘s Bill. (Steve Hilton, The Next Revolution, October 13, 2019.)
Sometime in 2015: Chris Heinz leaves Rosemont Seneca.
2015: The Atlantic Council begins to push a sale of Javelin Missiles to Ukraine. Spooky? Yes, it’s the same Javelin Missiles. Four years from 2015, on July 25th, 2019, President Trump and President Zelinsky have a conversation which triggered an impeachment inquiry……… and they discussed javelin missiles. These are the same javelin missiles that were allegedly “held up” while President Trump wanted to know more about Ukrainian corruption………… but they’ve been held up since 2015? Javelin missiles which are manufactured by donors to the Atlantic Council – which is vehemently anti-Russian.
The Atlantic Council was pushing to ramp up the proxy war against pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. In 2015, for instance, the think tank helped prepare a proposal for arming the Ukrainian military with offensive weaponry like Javelin anti-tank missiles. Give that the Atlantic Council has been funded by the two manufacturers of the Javelin system, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, this created at least the appearance of a conflict of interest. In fact, the think tank presented its Distinguished Business Leadership Award to Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson that same year.Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019
December 8, 2015: The credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Burisma Holdings, and with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before he was forced into exile.New York Times, James Risen says of the vice president’s trip to Ukraine
December 11, 2015: The credibility of Mr. Biden’s message may be undermined by the association of his son with a Ukrainian natural-gas company, Burisma Holdings, which is owned by a former government official suspected of corrupt practices. A spokesman for the son, Hunter Biden, argues that he joined the board of Burisma to strengthen its corporate governance. That may be so. But Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, has been under investigation in Britain and in Ukraine. It should be plain to Hunter Biden that any connection with a Ukrainian oligarch damages his father’s efforts to help Ukraine. This is not a board he should be sitting on.New York Times editorial praises Biden’s message Ukrainian government but notes
May 3, 2016: Email between Alexandra Chalupa (DNC operative) and Luis Miranda, Comms Director for DNC.
May of 2016: Trouble in the Paradise of Corruption? The Atlantic Council published a paper by Diane Francis, openly criticizing Burisma’s Mykola for being “on the take”, and condemned Hunter Biden and former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski (who is actually a member of The Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board.) Of course, the paper manages to criticize Putin and Russia even more….. because it is the Atlantic Council after all. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Stolen_Future_web_0509.pdf
May 18, 2016: Marie Louise Yovanovitch is appointed US Ambassador to Ukraine. According to Ukraine Chief Prosecutor Lutsenko, Yovanovitch gave him a formal “do not prosecute” list, during their first meeting, mid 2016, under Obama Administration. Lutsenko also claims US funds of 4.4 million dollars were specifically designated to his office but never received and purposely withheld by Yovanovitch. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute
December 2016: Hunter Biden and wife, Kathleen, file for divorce, official by April 14, 2017. When Biden is “in the middle of the divorce,” he meets the Chinese energy tycoon Ye Jianming. As CNN described, “at its height, Ye’s company, CEFC China Energy, aligned itself so closely with the Chinese government that it was often hard to distinguish between the two.”
January 17, 2017: THREE DAYS before Trump is inaugurated, Mykola Zlochevsky, head of Burisma, is cleared of all charges (in the UK and in Ukraine he is pronounced cleared – but the investigations were “withdrawn”). (Source is Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 19, 2019)
Sidenote: We get this tidbit from a Ukraine source, ” The case against Zlochevsky was closed by Biden (NABU and SAP) only after Zlochevsky – via Onishchenko – handed a business proposal over to Poroshenko (who was the President of Ukraine at the time). I.e., Poroshenko, knowing that Zlochevsky was untouchable and would be defended by the US, decided to milk the situation anyway, since in the worst case scenario Biden would just close the case. But Poroshenko’s reputation fell after this, and Biden already wanted him gone. “ https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
January 19, 2017: ONE DAY before the inauguration of President Trump, Burisma announced a major “cooperative agreement” with the Atlantic Council. “It became possible to sign a cooperative agreement between Burisma and the Atlantic Council after all charges against Burisma Group companies and its owner [Mykola] Zlochevskyi were withdrawn,” the Kyiv Post reported at the time. The deal was inked by the director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia program, a former US ambassador to Ukraine named John Herbst.
January 20, 2017: Joe Biden and Barack Obama are out and Trump/Pence are in.
May of 2017: The Atlantic Council holds their annual “energy security conference” in Monaco, paid for by Mykola Zlochevsky…………. and did we mention, Zlochevsky now lives in Monaco. Cozy. At one such conference in Monaco, then-Burisma board member Hunter Biden declared, “One of the reasons that I am proud to be a member of the board at Burisma is that I believe we are trying to figure out the way to create a radical change in the way we look at energy.” (Blumenthal, Gray Zone, October 13, 2019)
May 2017: Chinese energy Ye Jianming and Hunter Biden meet in Miami. Biden says he offered to use his contacts to help “identify investment opportunities for Ye’s company CEFC China Energy, in liquified natural gas projects in the United States.” That evening, Ye sends a 2.8-carat diamond to Hunter’s hotel room with a card, “thanks for the meeting”. During the divorce, Hunter and Kathleen dispute the value of the diamond; he says it is worth $10,000, she contends it is worth $80,000. (Note to men everywhere: If you receive a 2.8 carat diamond, tell your wife about it, and DON’T give it to your wife, you deserve whatever punishment she can conjure.)
Biden denied that the diamond could be considered a bribe. “What would they be bribing me for? My dad wasn’t in office.” Hunter Biden told The New Yorker he gave the diamond to his associates and doesn’t know what happened to it.(Source, National Review, Hunter Biden, The Most Comprehensive Timeline, September 29, 2019)
May 17, 2017: Recep Erdogan meets with President Trump at the White House. After the meeting, Erdogan was shuttled to the Turkish ambassador’s residence to meet with a group of prominent former U.S. foreign policy officials. The meeting was arranged by the Atlantic Council, one of Washington’s most influential think tanks and one of its most heavily funded, thanks in part to large donations from Turkish Petroleum and the Turkey Army College.
Among those invited to the closed session the Atlantic Council co-hosted for Erdogan were ex-CIA director David Petraeus and former Secretaries of Defense William Cohen and Chuck Hagel, the latter of whom previously served as the chairman of the think tank. Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State who co-chairs the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force, was also in the room.Max Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019
May 19, 2017: The Atlantic Council is sometimes described as a “non-governmental organization,” and is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In reality, it is funded by the U.S. government and its allies, and essentially acts as an unofficial arm of NATO. Its list of donors is a who’s who of prominent governments and corporations. In 2015, top financial contributors—at the price of more than $1 million—included the United Arab Emirates and Lebanese billionaire Bahaa Hariri. Other significant funders were the U.S. State Department and the Bahraini monarchy, along with weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon and oil giant Chevron.
The European Union; the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marines; ExxonMobil, and the foundation of Syrian-British billionaire Ayman Asfari, a top financier of the Syrian opposition’s public relations apparatus, have also funded the think tank.
Atlantic Council fellows and panelists at its events have explicitly and persistently called for U.S.-led regime change in Syria, even while conceding that the armed opposition is dominated by al-Qaeda.Max Blumenthal: https://thegrayzone.com/2017/05/19/us-funded-atlantic-council-shills-nato-autocrats-erdogan/
June 23, 2017: David Leiter, former Chief of Staff to John Kerry and as a current foreign lobbyist for Burisma, makes an odd $1,000 contribution to Senator Markey, according to FEC filings.
Summer 2017: Hunter Biden begins negotiating a deal for Ye’s (the chinese energy guy) company CEFC to invest in a liquefied-natural-gas project in Louisiana, but Ye has a problem. Ye tells Biden that he’s worried about the FEDs looking into a buddy named Patrick Ho. Hunter agrees to represent Ho as his lawyer.
August of 2017: Matt Whitaker, as head of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, BEFORE he entered the Sessions DOJ, files a 30 page complaint with the FEC against the DNC for Chalupa‘s effort in the Ukraine and trying to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/65db76_0f5023e8f1e84ade94fd538bb4c2b3a9.pdf
October 2017: Remember the Bohai Investment company where Hunter Biden was unpaid until Daddy left office? Well, Hunter claimed his stake in BHR. A 10 percent equity interest that was worth $430,000 as of July 2019, according to Hunter Biden’s lawyer, George Mesires. Over half of the firm’s stake is owned by Chinese entities, according to business records.
October 2017: Perhaps unrelated but more suspicious activity by The Atlantic Council. “Anders Aslund, a neoliberal economist who helps oversee the Atlantic Council’s programming on Russia and Eastern Europe, was quietly paid by a consortium of Latvian banks to write an October 2017 paper highlighting the supposed progress they had made in battling corruption. Aslund was asked to write the piece by Sally Painter, a longtime lobbyist for Latvian financial institutions who was appointed to the Atlantic Council board in 2017. At the time, one of those banks was seeking access to the US market and facing allegations that it had engaged in money laundering.“ (Source is Max Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019)
November 18, 2017: Patrick Ho arrested was arrested at JFK in NYC on bribery and money-laundering charges. He makes a phone call to James Biden (brother not the son – because Hunter had never practiced criminal law). Wonder why he had James phone number for his one phone call?
January 23, 2018: Joe Biden appears at the Council on Foreign Relations, makes his well known statement about conditions for firing Shokin, lead prosecutor in Ukraine. Here is the entire video:
March 2018: Ye Jianming, the former boss of CEFC China Energy who gave Biden the diamond, vanishes from public sight. The Chinese government detained him for questioning, but “no Chinese authority has released any information about him, and he has not been formally charged with any wrongdoing.” (Source National Review, “Hunter Biden…”, September 29, 2019)
May 4th, 2018: Three Dem Senators, Dick Durbin (Illinois), Menendez (New Jersey), and Patrick Leahy (Connecticut), write a letter to Mr. Yuriy Lutsenko, General Prosecutor for the Ukraine. It’s a letter threatening Lutsenko to comply with the Mueller investigation, otherwise they might be inclined to withhold funding in the Senate. The letter was reported on by CNN but glossed over and no one picked up on it. The letter does not gain attention until the “impeachment inquiry” begins in September of 2019, when the President is accused of threatening Ukraine for cooperation in a corruption investigation. Here is the actual letter sourced on a document cloud. https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/5-4-18%20Menendez%20joint%20letter%20to%20General%20Prosecutor%20of%20Ukraine%20on%20Mueller%20investigation.pdf
June 28, 2018: Devon Archer, major fundraiser for John Kerry, who co-founded Rosemont Seneca Partners with Hunter Biden back in 2009, is convicted of “conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud” for allegedly defrauding investors in sham Native American tribal bonds. A few months later, the conviction is overturned and a new trial is ordered.
July of 2018: You have to see this to believe it. Notice, the Dems aligning with Socialist/Neo-fascists/Nazi-types. Odd, eh? Michael Carpenter was a former Pentagon Official and Ukraine specialist who was chief advisor to Biden, worked in the White House, NSC, during Obama Administration. He’s now a Senior Fellow with Atlantic Council and helping Joe Biden campaign, write talking points, and appearing on Rachel maddow to defend Biden.
In July 2018, for instance, he helped welcome Andriy Parubiy, the speaker of the Rada (the Ukrainian parliament), to a series of meetings on Capitol Hill. Parubiy is the founder of the Social-National Party, which the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson described as “openly neo-fascist.” In fact, Parubiy appeared in a Nazi-style uniform, packing a pistol beneath a Wolfsangel symbol on the cover of his Mein Kampf-style memoir, “A View From The Right.”https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/13/dcs-atlantic-council-raked-in-funding-from-hunter-bidens-corruption-stained-employer-while-courting-his-vp-father/
When Carpenter was confronted about why he brought Parubiy to Capitol Hill, he replied, “Andriy Parubiy is a conservative nationalist who is also a patriot who cares about his country,” Carpenter remarked to me. “I don’t think he has any neo-Nazi inclinations, nor background.” He went on to dismiss the basis of my question as “mostly Russian propaganda.” https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/13/dcs-atlantic-council-raked-in-funding-from-hunter-bidens-corruption-stained-employer-while-courting-his-vp-father/ This is the Speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament/The Rada!
Michael Carpenter is a Senior Fellow at the Penn Biden Center, at The Atlantic Council, which is partially funded by Burisma………….. but he’s also working on Biden’s campaign for President.
Atlantic Council media relations deputy director Alex Kisling stated, “Council staff and fellows are free to participate in election activity as individuals and on their own time, provided they do so in a way that could not be seen as acting as a representative of the Council or implying Council endorsement of their activity or views. Michael’s affiliations and previous service are on our website. (He is not part of our full time staff).”Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019
August 7th, 2018: Reuters posted an obscure article about the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab, located in DC. Reuter’s reveals the Atlantic Council has been working on social media postings since 2016 – throughout the 2018 midterms – and in 2018, their biggest donors were Facebook and the British Government. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber/u-s-think-tanks-tiny-lab-helps-facebook-battle-fake-social-media-idUSKBN1KS22N
From the article above, we learn Facebook was reluctant to make a call against a foreign government (call out Russia – delete pages, claiming their were subversive), thus, Facebook OUTSOURCED the decision to the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Lab, which was located in a 12’x12′ DC office. THESE are the people who decided which Facebook pages or posts “looked Russian”, by comparing posts to other similar posts…. wherein the Atlantic Council claimed to have some expertise. Huh? It’s all subjective. The Atlantic Council became the censor for Facebook and Facebook can keep arms length liability. Cozy, eh?
Therefore, when Facebook Executives testified before Congress and claimed $164,000 in ads (an amount equal to .00001822 of ad revenue for a single quarter) were purchased by Russia, who sought to sow discord in the USA, by taking out ads against both Trump and Hillary during the 2016 election cycle……… it was NOT Facebook’s own interneral determination……… but rather the determination of the Atlantic Council.
The Reuter’s Article from August of 2018 goes on to explain the indictments against 13 people and 3 companies, Russians, who meddled in our elections. Yet today, that case is falling apart in a DC federal court. Additionally, we know the US Intel Community relied on Crowdstrike as the only entity to examine the DNC servers. We now know the basic premise of Crowdstrike theory fell apart in March-April of 2017, and they were forced to retract in May of 2017. Yet the entire press and intel community still persists, “Russia is our boogeyman”…… but the premise is based on 4 people in a “lab” or 12’x 12′ office in DC, founded by Obama partisans?
The lab was founded by Brookie, a National Security Council advisor in the last four years of the Obama administration. Ben Nimmo is a co-founder. He joined after stints as a journalist covering the Baltic states as they sparred with Russia a decade ago and as a spokesman for NATO on Russia and Ukraine. On a recent visit to the head office, the often-traveling Washington staff of four were packed around three desks pushed to the center of the room.Reuters, August 7, 2018: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber/u-s-think-tanks-tiny-lab-helps-facebook-battle-fake-social-media-idUSKBN1KS22N
September of 2018: The Atlantic Council holds an event in NYC, where Kurt Volker, special State Dept envoy to Ukraine, met with Vadym Pozharskiy, an advisor to Burisma. Biden described Volker as a “solid guy”. At the same time, Volker was Director of the McCain Institute. Recall McCain ensured 20% of all aid to Ukraine be in the form of offensive weapons. Ahhhh, there’s those Javelin Missiles AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
As I reported in 2017, the McCain Institute’s financial backers included the BGR group, whose designated lobbyist, Ed Rogers, was a lobbyist for Raytheon – the company that produced the Javelin missiles that both Volker and the Atlantic Council wanted sold to Ukraine.https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/13/dcs-atlantic-council-raked-in-funding-from-hunter-bidens-corruption-stained-employer-while-courting-his-vp-father/
November 2018: A nonprofit funded by Ye Jianming, the Chinese energy guy, who gave Hunter Biden the 2.8 carat diamond, who is still missing and believed detained by the Chinese government — used its United Nations status to offer millions in bribes to African leaders. Hunter told The New Yorker that he doesn’t see Ye as a “shady character at all…”
February 2019: Open source information reveals the US government was aware the Ukrainian government planned to reopen the Burisma investigation. Additionally, the 3+ million which Hunter Biden received was believed to have been part of illicit funds. This is important as Ukraine intent comes BEFORE President Zelinsky’s election on April 21,2019. Yet, we don’t learn about the Ukraine’s intent or that the US government KNEW about the intent to reopen Burisma until John Solomon told us on October 8, 2019, when the “impeachment inquiry” was in full swing. (Note: this video will also be posted on October 8th of the timeline, when we learn of this information.)
March 25, 2019: Patrick Ho, Hunter Biden’s former legal client (whom he never represented), sentenced to three years for international bribery and money-laundering. He was convicted of a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe top officials of Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC China Energy Company Limited. (We just report the facts – no judgement)
April 1, 2019: The Hill, John Solomon quotes Ukrainian former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, telling him that, before he was dismissed, he was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma Holdings, and planned to include “interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board, including Hunter Biden.”
May 3, 2019: The Intercept reports that Hunter Biden’s investment company in China, known as Bohai Harvest RST, invested in a company called Face++, which develops facial-recognition software. That facial-recognition software is used in an app that “provides [Chinese] law enforcement with easy, daily access to data detailing the religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity used by ethnic minority Muslims living in the western province of Xinjiang.” (Source is National Review, “Hunter Biden…”, September 19, 2019)
May 16, 2019: In what appears to be an odd contradiction to John Solomon The Hill article last month, Yuriy Lutsenko, the current prosecutor general, tells Bloomberg News that neither Hunter Biden nor Burisma was now the focus of an investigation —– but it’s NOT a contradiction as Burisma and Biden are not NOW under investigation AND the investigation was withdrawn by NABU three days before Trump’s inauguration. “Hunter Biden did not violate any Ukrainian laws — at least as of now, we do not see any wrongdoing. A company can pay however much it wants to its board.”
May 20, 2019: We begin to see the MSM attempts to backstop the Bidens. The New York Times reports, “A lawyer for Hunter Biden said he did not conduct any business related to the China investment fund on that trip” in December 2013. (Hard to believe – If he did no biz on the trip, then why did he go?)
[Christopher] Heinz argued to [Devon] Archer, who like Hunter Biden had joined Burisma’s board, that the posts created the appearance of selling influence, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Mr. Archer did not heed the advice. And Mr. Heinz, who was not involved in the China or Ukraine efforts, began decoupling his business interests from those of Mr. Biden and Mr. Archer.New York Times reports
May 21, 2019: Trump hating US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch is formally recalled. According to Ukraine Chief Prosecutor Lutsenko, Yovanovitch gave him a formal “do not prosecute” list, during their first meeting, mid 2016, under Obama Administration. Lutsenko also claims US funds of 4.4 million dollars were specifically designated to his office but never received and purposely withheld by Yovanovitch. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute
July 1, 2019: Hunter Biden tells The New Yorker in an interview, “I’ve pretty much always lived paycheck to paycheck. I never considered it struggling, but it has always been a high-wire act.”
July 21, 2019: DNI Dan Coats announces creation of a new bureaucracy board called ETE, in charge of securing elections and working with all state, local, and national entities…. seems to be no limit to the scope of their influence. Any perceived “threat to the USA” including our election process, is a boon to bureaucracy and a reason to expand the bureaucracy. Strange that DNI Coats would form such a committee. In Senate Intel report on Russian Interference, was a lengthy list of recommendations …. and the DNI ETE or anything like it, was not on the list. This is tied to the “impeachment inquiry” because the WB claimed the President’s discussion with Ukraine was tantamount to receiving an illegal campaign contribution – which the DOJ debunked already. https://www.theepochtimes.com/intelligence-community-refuses-to-release-dan-coats-memo-tied-to-whistleblower-complaint_3110123.html
July 22, 2019: Hunter Biden issues statement to the Washington Post about his time with Burisma Holdings: “At no time have I discussed with my father the company’s business or my board service.”
July 22, 2019: All I can say is that the appointment of Hunter Biden as a member of the Board of Directors of the energy company is rather questionable from the point of view of effectiveness. After all, this person had no work experience either in Ukraine or in the energy sector. . . . The activities of Burisma, the involvement of his son, Hunter Biden, and the [prosecutor general’s office] investigators on his tail, are the only, I emphasize, the only motives for organizing my resignation.Viktor Shokin, former Head Prosecutor for Ukraine, in an email to Washington Post
July 24, 2019: Mueller Testifies. The entire nation is riveted and stunned by Mueller’s behavior, “missing a step”, “What happened to Bob?”, “Is he sick?”. We watched the testimony together and carried a live thread, here, with 831 comments. https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/151902339/posts/8456
July 25, 2019 – The very next day after Mueller, with a press corps shocked by Mueller’s performance and utter failure, President Trump has phone call with Zelinsky, President of the Ukraine. Zelensky was elected on April 21, 2019 with 73% of the vote. He defeated former President Poroshenko who only earned 25% of the vote. Full transcript of the phone call found here: https://www.theepochtimes.com/full-transcript-of-call-between-trump-and-zelensky-released_3094727.html
July 26th, 2019 – An unknown source, WH Official, is “visibly shaken” about the phone call, describes it as “scary” and “frightening”, President “mentioned Biden 8 times”, and the call had nothing to do with National Security (eluding to how the transcript/memo of the call was kept in a secret location). WH Official tells a friend who becomes Whistleblower #1. Whistleblower #1 immediately writes down two pages, single spaced, to memorialize the conversation from the WH Official and his revelations about the phone call. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/politics/report-white-house-official-told-whistleblower-trumps-ukraine-call-was-frightening-and-crazy/ar-AAIuliZ
From July 25-August 12th, 2019, Over these 18 days, we learn a “colleague” of the WB went to the General Counsel of C_A. WB was unhappy with the way the complaint was proceeding, so the “colleague” met with member/members of Schiff staff – which was NOT revealed to the ICIG, Michael Atkinson. Schiff’s staff referred WB to a favored law firm and registered Dems who have contributed to Dem candidates.
BUT over these 18 days, Dan Coats was fired/resigned, Sue Gordon was fired/resigned and the President wanted John Ratcliffe for the job — which terrified the swamp. The swamp pushed back HARD against Ratcliffe and even McConnell would not take a meeting with Ratcliffe. https://www.axios.com/john-ratcliffe-dan-coats-director-national-intelligence-d58052fb-09c1-4351-b64e-d784d53f4c28.html
July 28, 2019: It was a regular Sunday afternoon when President Trump dropped the bombshell, Dan Coats would be resigning and replaced by Ratcliffe. We heard rumors and a warning from “Q” about the Coats resignation, Devin Nunes complained of Coats stonewalling for over a year, but here it was, in real life.
August 9, 2019: Dan Coats, who is already being replaced by President Trump “interrupted a meeting of his Deputy, Sue Gordon, and urged her to resign“. Why would Sue need to resign? Why should she? Many in DC thought she would take the job of Dan Coats……. but no, Sue Gordon resigns. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dan-coats-disrupted-meeting-to-urge-sue-gordon-to-resign-report
August 12th, 2019 – WB makes a formal complaint, three days before Sue Gordon/Dan Coats resign from DNI. The formal complaint contains no first hand recollections (edited to include SOME first hand recollections), includes second hand info from multiple people, and incorporates detailed legal references in both the text and the footnotes. (A Fort hat tip)
WB does not inform ICIG, Michael Atkinson they had spoken/informed members of Schiff committee and WB avoids filling out that portion of the required form….. the form which had been changed to include second hand info. Atkinson has a questionable motive.
“Atkinson was previously legal counsel for the DOJ-NSD during the ‘stop-Trump’ tenure of John Carlin and Mary McCord. As a result, Atkinson was a participant in the weaponizing of the DOJ-NSD via FISA abuse, along with NSA database exploitation and tenuous FARA legal theories used to target political opposition”…… Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ-NSD) in 2016. That makes Atkinson senior legal counsel to John Carlin and Mary McCord who were the former heads of the DOJ-NSD in 2016 when the stop Trump operation was underway.
Michael Atkinson was the lawyer for the same DOJ-NSD players who: (1) lied to the FISA court (Judge Rosemary Collyer) about the 80% non compliant NSA database abuse using FBI contractors; (2) filed the FISA application against Carter Page; and (3) used FARA violations as tools for political surveillance and political targeting.
Yes, that means Michael Atkinson was Senior Counsel for the DOJ-NSD, at the very epicenter of the political weaponization and FISA abuse.Conservative Treehouse, October 5, 2019
Over next 2 weeks, ICIG Atkinson does NOT ask White House for transcript of call, because it would take too long or trigger a legal battle, and makes preliminary finding “urgent concern”, triggering a mandatory pass to the Intel Committee in the Congress/Senate.
August 23-26th, 2019: Strange and perhaps unrelated. Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock, discloses his relationship with Maria Butina, claims to have helped the FBI set up/spy on Trump and Hillary, sells all of his stock and moves to an island in the Philippines. He’s not coming back “until he sees some arrests in the Deep State”.
August 24-August 31st, 2019: A total of 9 “employees”/staffers of the House leave for a trip to Ukraine, sponsored by The Atlantic Council. Among them is Thomas Eager. The group met with FORMER President Poroshenko but Eager is reported to have met with Charges D’Affaires Bill Taylor, who will figure prominently in the days to come. It was Bill Taylor’s text message “What you mean we’re delaying arms shipments for the President’s reelection campaign in 2020”, which looks like a set up. The person who responded Volker or Sondland, refuted Taylor’s notion, and Volker testified that he checked into Bill Taylor’s notion, and learned it came from a Politico article on August 28th, believed to be planted by Schiff’s staff.
“The Schiff staffer, Thomas Eager, is also currently one of 19 fellows at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship, a bipartisan program that says it ‘educates congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region.’ “
EAGER’S TRIP TO UKRAINE LAST MONTH WAS PART OF THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM AND INCLUDED NINE OTHER HOUSE EMPLOYEES. THE BI-PARTISAN VISIT, FROM AUGUST 24 TO AUGUST 31, WAS BILLED AS A “UKRAINE STUDY TRIP,” AND CULMINATED IN A MEETING WITH FORMER UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT PETRO POROSHENKO.https://www.statedepartmentwatch.org/2019/10/04/schiff-staffer-traveled-to-ukraine-in-trip-paid-for-by-group-funded-by-hunter-bidens-old-firm/
August 25, 2019: A delegation of 19 Congressional Staffers arrives in Ukraine. Among them is Thomas Eager, a Schiff Staffer, who met with Bill Taylor, the “Acting Ambassador” for Ukraine fter Yovanovitch was fired and while President’s real nomination for the post is stuck in the Senate by Schumer.
August 26th, 2019 – The Report from ICIG Atkinson drops on new Acting DNI Joseph Maguire’s desk and he is blindsided. Maguire consults with his General Counsel’s office, who in turn consults with the DOJ – to check and see if the claim of an FEC violation by President Trump is valid. DOJ says, “NO”. GC for the Intel Community issues a scathing report, concluding that the complaint is not an urgent matter that requires disclosure to Congress because it concerned conduct by someone outside the Intelligence Community (President Trump) and therefore did not relate to any intelligence activity within the responsibility and authority of the DNI. In addition, the General Counsel communicates that DOJ rejected the Whistleblower concern that help from Ukraine may have constituted an illegal campaign contribution. (A Fort hat tip)
“Schiff continues to press the “urgent concern” narrative, arguing that according to protocols, DNI is supposed to release the “urgent concern” to Congress within 7 days and that Maguire is running late. The General Counsel communicates its rejection of the “urgent concern” characterization directly to Congress on September 13. On September 17, ICIG writes to Congress disagreeing with the GC conclusion, and on September 19 he meets with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.” (A Fort hat tip)
ICIG report includes a note to Acting DNI, the Whistleblower has an “arguable political bias” in favor of one candidate running in 2020.
August 27th – August 28th, 2019: Someone met with Politico and seeded an article about the President withholding armament (it’s those Javelin Missiles again) from Ukraine to illicit a promise from Zelinsky to investigate Biden, his opponent in the 2020 election. Guesses are, it came from Schiff’s Staff.
August 28th, 2019: the Politico Article comes out. Here it is. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/28/trump-ukraine-military-aid-russia-1689531
August 28th, 2019: Same Day, Adam Schiff releases the following tweet to backstop the Politico Article. Notice he is retweeting from Natasha Bertrand who is a Politico Correspondent and also is attached to MSNBC.
August 30-31, 2019: Text messages from Bill Taylor, who seems to become an eager player.
Labor Day, 2019: Dorian is closing in on the Bahamas and the Odessa Shooter incident happens. Dems focused like a laser on gun control. President Trump cancelled his trip to Poland, sending VP Pence in his absence, which the Dems and Media later spin as an intentional rebuff of meeting with Zelinsky, who was at the summit in Poland. Dems/Media later speculate they can subpoena/impeach VP Pence …. cuz he met with Zelinsky in Poland and the Dems assume Pence MUST HAVE done something horrible during said meeting.
September 9, 2019: Bill Taylor, the “Acting Ambassador” after Yovanovitch was fired in May, seems to be taking a key role in impeachment proceedings on Ukraine. He wants to get people, Trump nominees, on record
September 9, 2019: An impeachment rally was supposed to be held on the west side of the Capitol. Passes available thru Eventbrite (legit) and sponsored by ” several leftist and anti-Trump groups, including Indivisible, MoveOn, Need to Impeach, Stand Up America, March of Truth, By the People, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, Democracy for America, Progressive Democrats of America, Credo, and democrats .com. NO ONE SHOWED UP. Not one person. Hat tip to SadieSlays. Breitbart, September 9, 2019. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/09/lleftists-d-c-impeach-donald-trump-protests-a-bust/
September 9th, 2019: Schiff is growing impatient and has written letters to Acting DNI Maguire demanding answers, still pretending he doesn’t know anything…. when we know Schiff knows all about it. We get the announcement on Sept 9th of a wide ranging investigation.
September 10th: John Bolton is fired. Remember, the leaks seem to be coming from the NSC staffers.
September 11th, 2019: We learn later on, the armament and funding to Ukraine was released on this day. We also learned when Envoy Kurt Volker met with Zelinsky, he nor any of his aides, ever knew of any holdup on the aid at all. September 11th is also the day EU Ambassador Sondland had a conversation with Bill Taylor, Charges d’Affaires in Kiev. Bill was under the impression Trump was holding up aid to Ukraine because of his Presidential election. Sondland disputes. Volker’s testimony to Congress later reveals Bill Taylor got the false impression from the article in Politico. This tweet is from October 8th, but it’s the actual text exchange between Sondland and Taylor.
September 13th, 2019: Something we might have previously missed. The DOJ argued the House Judiciary Committee CANNOT have access to to Mueller Grand Jury Testimony. Was this the reason the investigation moved to Schiff and was taken away from Nadler?
September 15th, 2019: By now, Schiff is upset. He wants to subpoena Maguire and demands the “urgent concern” notification. Schiff has laid this out so well, has the WB and the ICIG, and the media, all wound up….. now he needs to deliver. He goes on Face The Nation to stomp his feet.
September 16th, 2019: White House says, SORRYYYYYYYY, you can’t have Corey Lewandowski spilling the beans on the President. Corey’s testimony was EPIC.
September 19-20th, 2019: Schiff had demanded Acting DNI Maguire report to him by September 17th, but Maguire did not. By September 19-20th Schiff is appearing regularly on CNN and Nancy Pelosi jumps into the act. “Stonewalling” becomes word of day.
September 20th, 2019: The media senses a big story, repeating wild accusations from Dems spinning the DC/NYC media out of control. This is Reuters, of course, now, we know it was false.
September 24th, 2019: President Trump’s approval rating goes to 53% with Rasmussen, highest in a long time. He is winning at the United Nations and the country is proud.
September 24th, 2019: Pelosi announces “Official Impeachment Inquiry” but no vote. We also learned the Attorney for the WB, who has been in contact with Schiff, has worked for Hillary and Schumer in the past. We later learn the Attorney’s law firm operates as a non-profit (I can make any company a non-profit by paying excessive salaries), has a Go-Fund Me account to raise legal expenses, has a Billboard up 1800-Call me to Squeal, right outside of Langley, and Podesta is somehow involved in raising funds. Hmmm…..
September 24th, 2019: It’s Adam Schiff’s dream. He gets to run the show. He supports Nancy’s strategy of 1/1024th of an impeachment inquiry, but Adam is still convinced Putin helped Trump in 2016, even after Mueller/Weissman could find no evidence. AND like Schiff has done for 2+yrs, he makes baseless accusations about the President.
September 25th, 2019: The President has been at the United Nations, meeting with world leaders for several days, breaks a record for # of bi-lats, ignores the Iranians and Greta, and makes a deal with Japan on trade. Pelosi’s announcement was, obviously, specifically timed to do the most damage. Yet, the President one-up’s Pelosi, orders release of the transcript of the phone call, and holds a bi-lat, then a presser, with President Zelinsky of Ukraine…… where Zelinsky says, ” I was not pushed.” to investigate Biden. No quid pro quo. Perfectly timed, all in front of the world’s press. FLEP did a terrific post on this day, and here is OUR link: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/151902339/posts/12663
September 25th, 2019: Is the day we learned three Dem Senators wrote in May of 2018 and specifically threatened the Ukrainians to cooperate with Mueller OR ELSE. Their demands were specific and eye-popping. Dick Durbin (Illinois), Bob Menendez (New Jersey, and Patrick Leahy (Vermont). In mid September, we learn Chris Murphy (Connecticut) has sent a recent letter with similar threatening tones, to NOT cooperate with President Trump or the US Embassy in Kiev, or anyone who “might call from the WH”. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/24/democrats-wrote-to-ukraine-in-may-demanding-it-investigate-trump/
September 25, 2019: Wired Magazine releases an article about CrowdStrike, which was mentioned on the call between President Trump and Zelinsky. We’ve followed CrowdStrike closely as their examination and report of DNC hacking was relied upon by the Intel Committees. CrowdStrike was the ONLY one to examine or “image” the DNC servers. Their report relied primarily upon a theory of hacking by known “Cozy Bear” and instance of Ukraine D-30 Howitzer software hacking being similar to the DNC hack. By March-April of 2017, the foundational premise for Crowdstrike’s theory began to fall apart, and in May of 2017, they were forced to retract the idea of Ukraine D30 Howitzer tracking software was hacked at all. To this day, there is no proof the DNC was hacked by Russia. Yet, the intel agencies were on the hook, accepting CrowdStrike’s findings, and the myth of the “17 intel agencies” was born. https://www.wired.com/story/trump-ukraine-call-crowdstrike-dnc-russia/
September 26th, 2019: The House Intel Committee releases the Whistleblower Complaint, and the world compares the complaint to President Trump’s transcript/memo of the phone call. We’re scratching our heads. #CrowdStrike starts to trend.
September 26th, 2019: Nancy speaks and demands protection for the Whistleblower, demanding anonymity and protection. We’re getting news today, of death threats against the WB, but the WB is anonymous, so we’re confused as to how he could be getting death threats.
September 26th, 2019: Also the Day Adam Schiff presided over the Intel Committee in the House for testimony of Joseph Maguire. This is when Adam Schiff opened by going off script, with PARODY, and made up what he thought President Trump said to Zelinsky. In Q Tree, we did a terrific thread for the actual testimony of Maguire with over 400 comments as it happened. Here is OUR link: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/151902339/posts/12720
September 26th, 2019: Michael Carpenter issues talking points under The Atlantic Council website, about Ukraine. Carpenter is working on Biden’s campaign. Carpenter was a Pentagon Ukraine Specialist, worked in Obama’s WH, NSC division, and was Biden’s Chief Advisor on Ukraine, and traveled with Biden. Carpenter is now a Senior Fellow at the Penn Biden Center of The Atlantic Council, which is partially funded by Burisma…….. while The Atlantic Council also pushes for greater transparency in political advertising and via their Digital Forensic Lab, has become the arbiter of fake news for Facebook and Twitter. https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/explainer-five-things-about-the-ukraine-controversy-you-need-to-know-plus-a-freebie/
September 26th, 2019, late afternoon: On the show, The Five, Jesse Watters forced Juan Williams to “give up” when Watters pulled out an actual copy of the Treaty between the USA and Ukraine for cooperation on criminal matters. The video was epic, and here is a link to the actual treaty, signed in the Clinton Administration: https://www.congress.gov/treaty-document/106th-congress/16/document-text
September 26th, 2019: SEVEN PRIMARY INCONSISTENCIES begin to emerge between the claims of the Whistleblower and the actual text of the phone call. Regular Americans, no longer relying on the media for objectivity, begin to dig into facts.
September 27th, 2019: Press corps was mainlining RedBull and the President declared war. Polls come out showing mid 60’s% are against impeachment, and mid 30% are for it. Dems switch tactics to support “inquiry”, and “we’re just asking questions”, polls begin to ask “do you support an INQUIRY” instead of “do you support impeachment”, and Nancy Pelosi goes on a campaign sounding pained and PRAYERFUL for this period in history.
The President raises 15 MILLION dollar in three days after impeachment begins. His fundraising for the quarter is 125 million over twice that of Obama during same period and 5X’s that of any Dem candidate. The base is MAD and begins to fight back.
Serious attacks on Joe Biden begin. Rudy Giuliani emerges. People begin to start digging into Biden, the Ukraine, Obama team, Chalupa, and the past actions of the Obama/Hillary/DNC team in Ukraine. It’s ugly.
September 27, 2019: Ollie Richardson releases a torrent of information from Ukraine about Bidens, corruption in Ukraine, bad bureaucrats, and names names. His files are DEEP and VAST, been reporting on Ukraine for years. He really does not like the Bidens and what he refers to as “what Joe Biden did during the collective West’s 2014 coup in Kiev” and starts to provide a massive amount of sourcing, including video and audio recordings. He’s not wild about Trump either and refers to Trump as “the new sheriff in town”. Hey, sounds like he is objective, at least. Here: https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
Biden insisted on capturing governmental and administrative buildings in the most violent way, preferably with victims. In order to do this, there had to already be some “symbolic” deaths. He cooked up and coordinated a scenario with other foreign embassies. In addition, Maidan was dying and it needed extra fuel in order to remain alive. The scenario involved “protestors” being shot by snipers. Biden’s guys (Parubiy, Pashinsky, Parasyuk) organised the massacre.https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
From a previous article by Ollie Richardson, we get this story and quotes from Shokin, the former head Prosecutor of Ukraine, about the time period when he was fired at the behest of Joe Biden:
“The president told me repeatedly that Biden demanded that I was moved away. A report on the work done by me was prepared, it was sent to deputies, and posted ‘Prosecutor-General of Ukraine’ on the website.”
Shokin continues: “If to take these reports, they differ manyfold from what my predecessors could do. There were no objective ground’s for dismissal.”
Yes Viktor, except you were sniffing around the corruption of Hunter Biden. Big mistake. Shokin again: “Biden promised Poroshenko that he would bring compromising evidence on me concerning corruption. He arrived in December 2015, spoke in the Verkhovna Rada, said nothing about it, and left. So then I went to Bankova Street.”
Okay, what happened next, Viktor? “The conversation was like: ‘Well, did Biden dig up corruption?’ – ‘He did not bring anything against me’.- ‘So what will we do?’ – ‘F*ck him!’.
Approx like this. After all, if the U.S. VP (Joe Biden) had proof of my corruption, then he would surely use all of this for his aims.”
Shokin concludes: “I assume that then the president (Poroshenko) received another call from Biden, blackmail via the non-allocation of a loan (the loan Biden bragged about stopping)… Poroshenko then surrendered”.https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
One more from Ollie Richardson:
During Maidan (the uprising) Biden held dozens of meetings with the Ukrainian oligarchy. His main aim was to ensure that the main TV channels would support Maidan and go along with the script. One such rat is Levochkin, who Biden used as a battering ram to destroy the Party of Regions. (the same party of Regions who Manafort helped to elect)
In order to ‘persuade’ oligarchs to whore out their TV channels for the purposes of toppling Yanukovych, Biden blackmailed oligarchs by threatening to confiscate their property, initiate criminal cases, reclaim loans, and close the possibility of receiving cheap $.Biden demanded from Yanukovych to create an agricultural bank in order to sell off Ukraine’s chernozems. Yanukovych decided to sabotage Biden’s plans by turning to China instead and shafting the US. As soon as Yanukovych did this, Maidan started. What a coincidence!https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
The article goes on in great detail to talk about Poroshenko (new president of Ukraine after spring of 2014 elections, how he fired “Yats” the Prime Minister chosen by Victoria Nuland, how Biden disagreed with others in the Obama Admin and picked Biden’s preferred people “easier to control”, and the laundering of 1.8 billion in IMF money, and how Petro ordered Shokin to ignore Joe (Biden)and to start an investigation. Joe then used his proxies (e.g. Sobolev and Shabunin) to organise a campaign to collect signatures for Shokin’s resignation. Geoffrey Pyatt (Ambassador from the USA who worked closely with Nuland)was also putting pressure on Shokin since he also was receiving a nice slice from the Ukrainian pie. In conclusion:
Joe Biden participated in illegally overthrowing the president of a foreign country, installing his guys and firing undesirables, looting Ukrainian state money, extorting local oligarchs, pillaging IMF loans, fuelling fratricide in Donbass, etc.https://www.sott.net/article/421074-Joe-Biden-and-Ukraine-A-Quick-Reminder
September 28th, 2019: We learn about the change in the Whistleblower form. President Trump is shocked, …..shocked I say.
September 29th, 2019: Pelosi and Dems start impeachment push to sell the idea to the American people. It’s a media blitzkrieg. She did MSNBC in the morning, and taped for 60 Minutes that night (same pink suit). She also insisted Adam Schiff was NOT lying during his parody of what Trump said, when Schiff was clearly lying. George Stephanopoulos tried to give Pelosi a chance to clarify, but she doubled down. VERY awkward. Republicans are swarming as well.
October 2nd, 2019: We learned Pompeo was in on the call with Zelinsky and Pompeo begins to fight requests from Schiff for State Dept officials to appear before his Committee with NO LEGAL COUNSEL. Pompeo moves swiftly.
We learn from the NYTimes, the Whistleblower and/or his colleague, went to Adam Schiff’s staff prior to filing the complaint. Means Adam Schiff lied when he said on MSNBC, he had no knowledge and “we have not spoken with the whistleblower”. The WaPost gives Adam Schiff 4 pinocchio’s for lying to the people. Incident raises questions with ICIG as to whether or not the WB still has immunity or WB protection. We also learn the WB specifically DID NOT answer this portion (have you had prior contact with Congress) on his complaint form. Same day, Schiff and Pelosi give a presser/update and congress leaves for two weeks, but Schiff is staying in DC to depose witnesses….. but there are no depositions, because there are no subpoenas, because the inquiry is not official.
Ohhh, and in the past seven days, we’ve been through the fake story about Secret Service staying at Trump hotels, being forced to rent Trump golf carts……. AND…… the fake story about Trump wanting to build a moat at the border, fill it with crocodiles to attack illegals, and/or shoot them in the leg to slow them down.
October 3, 2019: Glenn Beck releases the Chalkboard talk on corruption in the Ukraine. It goes viral. By October 5, we picked it up here and made a special post about it, found here: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/151902339/posts/13406
October 3, 2019: Kurt Volker testifies to the Shiff Committee on a Thursday and shreds Schiff Narrative. Volker also testified to several committees that day, over 7 hours worth. Volker testimony clears up the question about Kiev Charges d’Affaires Taylor misperception that Trump Admin was withholding arms until they had a promise from Zelinsky. No, Taylor had the wrong information from a Politico article, which was planted by Schiff and staff. Here is background on Volker, who resigned as Ambassador to testify? And he also resigned as Director of the McCain Institute “didn’t want to be a distraction”. Volker text messages confirm he was the one who reached out to Giuliani. Republicans are dancing. Here is the link to Volker background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Volker
October 3rd: It gets better. President Trump holds a presser in the driveway to a wild and irrational media. The President is toying with them now, he calls on China to investigate the Bidens as well. Media responds, cat following a laser, “CHINA! CHINA!”.
October 3-4th, 2019: Melania is in Wyoming visiting 4th graders and promoting our nation’s parks, while AOC holds a town hall and gets pranked by the BABY – eater. It was a busy day.
October 3rd, 2019, LATE in the evening: Adam Schiff, at 9:35pm, selectively leaks docs/texts to the media. He released the Taylor text, “alarming, why are we withholding armament for the President’s reelection campaign?”, without releasing Volker’s response, or that Volker’s testimony included that they investigated where Taylor got that impression and that it came from a Politico article, which Schiff and staff planted. By 5:00am the morning of October 4th, all the media was in FULL TILT, they found the smoking gun in Taylor’s message. “See there, the head guy in Ukraine was worried, this proves it.”. No, within hours, the republicans issued full blown statement to debunk and DEMAND that Schiff release the entire transcript of the Volker testimony. In fact, Jim Jordan called for release of the transcript two hours before Schiff lied/misled about Volker’s testimony. And here is the proof: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1180532150053085185
October 4, 2019: The Hill, Volker defends Biden, as “a man of integrity and dedication to our country” who would never be “influenced in his duties as Vice President by money for his son…” https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464422-volker-defended-biden-in-statement-to-congressional-panels
October 4th, 2019: ICIG Michael Atkinson is interviewed before Schiff’s Intel Committee and reveals the ICIG had NO IDEA that the WhistleBlower had met with Schiff and/or staff prior to his complaint. ICIG is not happy. Ratcliffe (R) brilliantly points out that Schiff must be recused from investigation because Schiff is conflicted. Schiff cannot preside over an inquiry where he would be a fact witness in the inquiry. Schiff has lots of splainin’ to do. Included is Lee Zeldin’s notorious smackdown video.
October 1st and onward: the Trump Campaign begins to release a series of BLISTERING videos, against Biden, Schiff, etc. Not sure who is doing the video for Team Trump but it is unbelievably good. The “Look at This Photograph” video had over 12 MILLION views and was taken down in about 18 hours.
October 4th, 2019: Just after the testimony of Volker and Michael Atkinson leaves the Dems completely defeated and without a case for impeachment……… suddenly, a new whistleblower comes forward. AND this time we hear he has first hand knowledge. DC insiders are betting it is the source for the first Whistleblower.
October 6th: The Sunday Shows on October 6th were wild. Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson yelled at each other and Jim Jordan did ABC.
October 6, 2019: Julia Ioffe publishes an article in GQ about Ukraine scandals. Her source was Daniel Freid, who works at The Atlantic Council………. which is partially funded by Burisma….. and the article is about corruption, but does not mention Fried’s ties to Burisma. Here is Fried meeting with Vadym Pozharskiy, who is the advisor to Burisma. https://www.gq.com/story/ukraine-us-political-scandals-including-trump-impeachment-inquiry
Evening of October 6th to morning of October 7th, 2019: Foreign entity (looks Ukrainian to me but it could be anyone) releases the copied Documentary done by Oliver Stone in 2016 on Periscope, called “Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story”. The video garners 3.7 million views before it was taken down. The documentary is DAMNING to the Obama and Bush Administrations and includes video of Obama officials (and McCain) speaking to protesters in 2014, encouraging them to overthrow their government. In Oliver Stone’s interview with President Poroshenko, Poroshenko asks, paraphrasing, “How would you feel if a Ukraine politician came to Ferguson, MO, and told the protesters to set fire to the police station.” and “My word, she was handing out doughnuts to the protesters, we don’t need her here” – said about Victoria Nuland – and they caught Nuland, on video, handing out doughnuts.
The full documentary, “Ukraine on fire: The Real Story” by Oliver Stone, is once again available here: https://www.sott.net/article/373841-Ukraine-on-Fire-How-US-Not-Russia-Destroyed-Ukraine-Oliver-Stone-Documentary-Finally-Available-VIDEO
October 7th, 2019, first thing in the morning on Monday: President Trump announces withdraw from Syria, media and Repubs and Dems spin up again… only to learn there are not that many troops involved. People still divided on this issue.
October 7, 2019: Washington Post op-ed denouncing Trump’s “smear campaign” against Biden, Carpenter insisted that Biden had gone to great lengths to remove the Ukrainian prosecutor, Shokin, for his failure to take action against Burisma. Carpenter is mentioned above and below in great detail. Carpenter worked for the Pentagon, Ukraine analyst, Biden’s Chief Advisor on Ukraine in Obama’s WH for NSC division, and now is a Senior Fellow at the Penn Biden Institute at the Atlantic Council…….. which is partially funded by Burisma.
October 7th, 2019: Tucker Carlson finds phone call transcript where in late 2000, Bill Clinton asked Tony Blair for a specific favor on airlines “being that it’s political season over here” and “would really appreciate your help”. Open source info, Bill’s calls were declassified and it took Tucker’s staff 15 minutes to find it. From the Bill Clinton Library here is the transcript of Bill’s phone call with Tony Blair: https://www.foxnews.com/media/bill-clinton-tony-blair-donald-trump-campaign
Evening of October 7, 2019: Michael Carpenter appears on Rachel Maddow to defend Biden. Does not mention he is a Senior Fellow at the Penn Biden Center at The Atlantic Council, funded partially by Burisma. https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-inverts-the-truth-in-attack-on-biden-s-ukraine-message-70829637507
October 8th, 2019: HUGE things happened today. Like drinking news through a water hose. Sec Pompeo/ President Trump blocked the testimony of Ambassador Sondland, leaving Schiff without a date to the prom. Schiff was mad. Poor babe.
October 8, 2019: President Trump releases “we’re not playing until you’re serious and take a vote” letter to Congress – they’re going to court it looks like…. which would be way after the OIG report comes out……… so let’s see if the 1/1024th of an Impeachment Inquiry fizzles out. Does President Trump WANT to force the Dems to take a vote?: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/politics/nancy-pelosi-letter-impeachment/index.html
October 8, 2019: Actual 8 Page letter from President Trump attorney Cipollone can be found here on a document cloud. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6459905-White-House-Letter-to-Pelosi-Impeachment.html
October 8, 2019: We learn the Durham investigation is being expanded, which has “Obama intel leaders worried” and shrieking on all cable channels. We learn Mueller lied to Congress about being interviewed as FBI Director – that was the premise of the 3 hours with Rosey and President Trump. We also learn Rosey sent Mueller an email on May 12th, “The boss doesn’t know about our prior conversations.” Rosey was considering Mueller for Special Counsel and appointed him the next day.
October 8, 2019: And Lindsey Graham announces invitation for Guliani to appear in the Senate before his Committee, and opens an investigation into Ukraine, “let the chips fall where they may”.
October 8, 2019: And now learn the Whistleblower has a “professional tie” to a current Dem Candidate running for President.
October 8, 2019: John Solomon reveals, through OPEN SOURCE information (meaning anyone could get it if they only looked), the USA government was aware the Ukraine Government planned to reopen the Burisma investigation in February of 2019, which was BEFORE the election of President Zelinsky and WAY BEFORE the phone call of July 25th. Additionally, the 3+ million dollars which Hunter Biden received is believed to have come from illicit funds obtained by Burisma.
October 8th, 2019: The DNI released this statement on 702 searches and how they relate to FISA warrants. Are we preparing the battleground for the OIG report??????Link is here (hat tip to FG&C): https://icontherecord.tumblr.com/post/188217887058/release-of-documents-related-to-the-2018-fisa
October 8th, 2019: And to cap off the night, Trey Gowdy has joined the President’s team on Impeachment Counsel since we think we’re all headed to court.
Entire Month of October, 2019: The GOP or the Trump Campaign starts a program called “Stop the Madness”, wherein, Trump supporters sign up and are notified when opposing Dem candidates appear at public functions in their district. The idea is to let the Dems know Trump Supporters are sick and tired of Impeachment Inquiry and want the business of the nation settled, USMCA passed, illegal immigration settled, drug pricing, etc. It’s been a most effective campaign and Dems are kind of surprised to see Repubs organizing at local levels. Here is one for Charlie Crist in Florida. Congressman Max Rose in Staten Island had the same thing happen to him — (I’ve seen 5 other Congressmen were they have been swarmed ~ in a nice way).
October of 2019 ~Over the past three weeks: We’ve seen the President continue to refer to his phone call of July 25th, with President Zelinsky, as a “perfect call”. He keeps repeating the phrase. We know President Trump well enough to know this is not an accident. Yet, what is the meaning of “perfect call”? There is something there.
October 9, 2019: Personal note. Several college classes had me involved in polling back in the early 90’s. The polling outfit Quinnipiac was widely known as the LEAST reputable, as they were usually the outlier. Yesterday, Quinnipiac released a poll showing 58% support for the “Inquiry” on impeachment. We know the polling outfits have changed the question from “do you support impeachment” to “do you support an inquiry” to push support for the INQUIRY. Yet, here’s the big question —- who is paying for all the polling, specifically from Quinnipiac? Someone is paying for it… who? We need to watch the polling closely, who is paying for it and what message they are attempting to push.
October 9, 2019: FOX News releases a poll claiming 51% support for impeachment which is up 9 points from last month. We later learn the polling sample is +14 Dems weighted. Other media outlets go WILD pushing this poll…. from Fox, claiming even conservatives want the President impeached. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-record-support-for-trump-impeachment
October 9, 2019: Devin Nunes confirms the other three sources from Hannity, and calls for calm while we search for more details on information surrounding former Ukrainian Ambassador Yovanovitch, who is supposed to testify to Schiff committee on Friday, October 11th. Apparently, she was using US resources to spy on US citizens and journalists in Ukraine, including John Solomon.
October 9, 2019: Tom Cotton issues a scathing letter to the ICIG Atkinson about his evasive testimony last Friday. reading the letter gives us an idea of the contentious atmosphere in the room AND to the loyalty/motives of Atkinson.
October 10, 2019: In Florida, two men are arrested for “FEC violations” stemming from a charge in 2018. These men are tied to Giuliani, and this is pure deep state fighting back, a warning shot for anyone who talks to Giuliani. These funds have been kept in a separate account since 2018 and always in question. More details will emerge, but a arrest is overkill. https://news.yahoo.com/2-florida-men-tied-guiliani-142138820.html
October 10, 2019: According to Ukraine Chief Prosecutor Lutsenko, Yovanovitch gave him a formal “do not prosecute” list, during their first meeting, mid 2016, under Obama Administration. State Dept denies. Lutsenko also claims US funds of 4.4 million dollars were specifically designated to his office but never received and purposely withheld by Yovanovitch. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute
Evening of October 10-Morning of October 11, 2019: Two American citizens, Fruman and Parnas, were arrested at Dulles Airport for FEC campaign contributions. US Atty in SDNY is spearheading. Media described the men as “Soviet born”, although they are American citizens, legal, and live in Florida. These are the two guys who are allegedly helping Rudy Giuliani for his probe into the Ukraine…. and part of that investigation included Marie Yovanovitch, who testifies to Schiff’s Committee in the morning.
This is a strange arrest. The timing is very odd because these two men appear to have given Giuliani info on Yovanovitch actions in Ukraine. We need more info. Appears political. There was 325K contribution to a PAC for Trump. The money was separated and never spent. It’s odd. We need more information. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/two-men-who-helped-giuliani-on-ukraine-arrested/ar-AAIA6MX?li=BBnbcA0
October 11, 2019: IMPORTANT. Bombshell piece from Breitbart about the history of the Whistleblower’s Law Firm, Compass Rose, and those attorneys who work there. Charles McCullough, former ICIG under Obama joined Compass Rose. Bakaj, has also joined Compass Rose and took responsibility for smearing the original Trump Admin nominee, Christopher Sharpley, for Inspector General of the Intel Community……….. and it was a set up, a wrap up smear, using an article from POGO (an outlet funded by Soros), which Dianne Feinstein read into the Congressional Record……. which ushered in the nomination of the preferred choice for ICIG Michael Atkinson. THIS WAS PLANNED. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/11/whistleblower-attorney-was-informant-who-scuttled-trumps-nominee-for-cia-watchdog/
The published reports referenced by Feinstein originated with an investigation from the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), which first revealed the allegations against Sharpley just before the Feinstein’s questioning. Feinstein read at length from POGO’s article and even entered the POGO piece into the Congressional Record. The POGO is financed by billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations as well as the Open Society Policy Center.Breitbart, Klein, October 11, 2019
Sharpley said he was unaware of the alleged mountain of complaints against him (might be because whistleblower are protected ???) and the CIA SPOX, Ryan Trapani, testified Sharpley had a sterling 5yr career at CIA with no complaints. It didn’t matter. Suddenly, “reports” appeared the Homeland Security IG wanted to interview Sharpley, but the reports were coming from Bakaj and Kaplan.
That’s when Bakaj and another ex-CIA employee, Jonathan Kaplan, stepped in and went public by sending letters to the Senate saying that Sharpley was one of the CIA officials listed by name in pending complaints that they both filed in 2014 and 2015. Bakaj said that his security clearance had been suspended and that was placed on administrative leave as part of alleged retaliation for an internal CIA complaint …
In the 2017 allegations against Sharpley during the confirmation process, Bakaj was represented by Mark Zaid, who is senior counsel with the Compass Rose Legal Group where Bakaj now works. Kaplan was represented by Whistleblower Aid, which was founded by ZAID. Are you getting the picture?
October 11, 2019: Biggest news of the day was the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch. She is the former Ambassador to Ukraine. Marie is rabidly anti-Trump according to her Twitter feed. She was installed under the Obama admin, around May 20, 2016 (prior to election of 2016). Her opening statement to the Schiff Committee was not that bad (Pres has the right to remove me at any time but should not have done it during a time of transition between Presidents), but turned into a dumpster fire of accusations “according to the media”.
No reason a Republican President should have Obama Ambassadors STILL in place in May of 2019, more than 2 years after taking office. John Solomon has allegations of Yovanovitch blocking Ukrainians who wanted to give evidence of the Hillary/DNC cover up to our DOJ. We also have allegations, from several sources, Yovanovitch was using US assets at the Embassy to spy on American citizens/journalists in Ukraine.
In a chopper presser, President Trump said, President Zelinsky told him that Yovanovitch would not acknowledge him as the new President of Ukraine. Yovanovitch is also claimed the men tied to Giuliani, who were arrested on Campaign Finance Charges, hatched a plot to have her removed as Ambassador. The media is drooling with this story. Yovanovitch is portrayed as the new Sally Yates. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/part-of-marie-yovanovitchs-opening-statement-released/vi-AAIDRZC
Lutsenko, current head prosecutor in Ukraine claims Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute list”. John Solomon confirmed the “do not prosecute list” from his State Dept sources on Hannity, October 11, 2019. One of those entities is the organization of Soros.
October 12, 2019: Interesting to note the mention in Financial Times. While The Atlantic Council has no problem taking money from Burisma, the company would ever pass “due diligence” with the US Chamber of Commerce. “The company just does not pass the smell test,” a businessman in Ukraine commented to the Financial Times. “Their reputation is far from squeaky clean because of their baggage, the background and attempts to whitewash by bringing in recognizable Western names on to the board.” Guess Tom Donahue has enough money, eh? https://www.ft.com/content/3c3e0aec-e2a2-11e9-b112-9624ec9edc59?shareType=nongift
October 12-13th, 2019: Over the weekend we receive conflicting reports about Hunter Biden. A.) He will step down from Chinese board if and only if Dad is elected. B.) He will step down from foreign boards. Which is it? Joe releases plan to “restore ethics in government”, criticizing the Trump Admin for corruption (ohh the irony) https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/14/politics/joe-biden-government-ethics-plan/index.html?utm_content=2019-10-14T11%3A47%3A19&utm_term=image&utm_source=twCNNp&utm_medium=social
October 13, 2019: Adam Schiff appears on Face the Nation and pulls back from interviewing the Whistleblower.
“Given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower who wasn’t on the call to tell us what took place during the call, we have the best evidence of that,” Schiff said on “Face the Nation.” “It may not be necessary to take steps that might reveal the whistleblower’s identity to do that, and we’re going to make sure we protect that whistleblower.”https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/13/adam-schiff-whistleblower-interview/
October 13, 2019: Max Blumenthal, of The Gray Zone, publishes an article called “DC’s Atlantic Council Raked In Funding From Hunter Biden’s Corruption-Stained Employer While Courting His VP Father”. The article is a treasure trove of background info on corruption in Ukraine, the involvement of the Bidens, members of the Obama Administration, Burisma, Ukraine Oligarchs, Gulf countries, NATO, and Western Corporations. The article also serves as double confirmation to our suspicions about corruption from DC to Ukraine. We will assimilate Blumenthal’s findings and sources into our master timeline. Blumenthal’s excellent work can be found here: https://thegrayzone.com/2019/10/13/dcs-atlantic-council-raked-in-funding-from-hunter-bidens-corruption-stained-employer-while-courting-his-vp-father/
After reading Blumenthal’s article, we’re left wondering….. Looks like Russia is not so effective at social media, and The Atlantic Council is extremely effective in influencing US foreign policy…. and corruption.
October 13, 2019: Revealed. The Atlantic Council has initiated a lucrative relationship with a corruption-tainted Ukrainian gas company, the Burisma Group, that is worth as much as $250,000 a year. The partnership has paid for lavish conferences in Monaco and helped bring Burisma’s oligarchic founder out of the cold. ….. Joe Biden was the keynote speaker in 2011 and 2014.Max Blumenthal, The Gray Zone, October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019: Michael Carpenter, former Pentagon official, and Joe Biden’s primary advisor on all things Ukraine – throughout his tenure, now works at The Atlantic Council. Carpenter has accompanied Biden to Ukraine. When Biden was on stage at CFR and told his story about the firing of Shokin, head prosecutor for Ukraine, Carpenter was the one who fed Biden anti-Russian talking points just off camera. Carpenter was responsible for bringing the Nazi Neo Fascist, Andriy Parubiy to Capitol Hill in July of 2018. What a story that was….. go back to date July 2018 to read.
October 13, 2019: We learn one of the biggest donors to The Atlantic Council is Victor Pinchuk, one of the wealthiest people in Ukraine and major donor to the Clinton Foundation. Pinchuk donated $8.6 million to the Clintons’ non-profit throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. When Pinchuk was asked if he was lobbying the State Dept. about Ukraine, his personal foundation told the Wall Street Journal, “this cannot be seen as anything but a good thing.”
October 14, 2019: Announced, Hunter Biden will sit down for a tell-all interview with ABC’s Good Morning America. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7571075/Hunter-Biden-agrees-no-holds-barred-TV-interview.html
October 14, 2019: Fiona Hill will testify/interview with the Schiff Committee today. She was hired by Keith Kellogg, National Security Council Chief of Staff. Fiona Hill was replaced in August of 2019 by Tim Morrison. The blog Brassballs did an extensive dive into MS Hill’s background, found here. https://brassballs.blog/home/russian-spy-cia-fiona-hill-testifies-impeachment-chemonics-bruce-nellie-ohr-tom-firestone-baker-mckenzie-moscow-state-pipes-richard-mi6-dni-mifsud-link-american-university-gru-spies-svr-team-b-nbc-shriver-maria-will-smith-gemini-man
October 14, 2019: Ken Starr does an extraordinary job explaining the problem of Adam Schiff acting like a prosecutor holding an illegitimate Grand Jury for indictment, but in an impeachment proceeding which is not official, and selectively leaking information to bolster his case like a politician.
October 15, 2019: Hunter Biden’s edited and flowery interview with ABC chic who knows nothing about finance or private equity. Interview is in TWO parts.
October 15, 2019: We finally get a dribble of info on Fiona Hill’s testimony from Adam Schiff Committee, selectively edited, via the NYTimes. Now there is a controversy over the information leaked. First version via the NYTimes, Fiona Hill said, ” “Mr. Bolton instructed Fiona Hill, the senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs, to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications, Ms. Hill told the investigators, according to two people familiar with her closed-door testimony,” the paper noted. ” And then we get this quote from Fiona Hill, which allegedly, John Bolton said, again third hand hearsay via the NYTimes, “I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Hill reportedly testified Bolton said. “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up,”
In the second version…….”But wait, Bolton was citing Sondland. On the “drug deal” quote: 1 person in the room during Hill’s testimony initially said Bolton mentioned Rudy, but 2 others now say Hill said he actually cited Sondland: “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland & Mulvaney are cooking up.”
So who said it? Not releasing the entire transcript amounts to taking things out of context. It does sound like Bolton, but we don’t know without seeing the entire transcript. We only know what Adam Schiff, a notorious liar, lets us know. The point is we don’t know. Every time these stories come out, the truth is not what it appears to be.https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/john-bolton-ripped-rudy-giuliani-as-a-drug-dealer-and-hand-grenade-report/
October 15, 2019: George Kent testifies to Schiff Committee, who are now issuing subpoenas so they can actually depose witnesses, and keep control over witness testimony. George Kent was the #2 guy at the Embassy in Kiev and CNN hopes the testimony will be damning to Rudy Giuliani.
October 15, 2019: Almost 36hours after Fiona Hill’s testimony, we learn she was not at the White House during the call between President Trump and President Zelinsky…… and she worked for George Soros for 6 years. Imagine that..? Wonder if that’s why Schiff subpoenaed her.
October 16, 2019: President Trump has the far left “climate change” Italian President in town. In the presser, Trump was asked about crticism from Lindsey Graham. Trump said, “Lindsey wants to stay in the Middle East for a 1000 years and he should focus on the judiciary”. Trump also called a meeting at the White House with leaders of Congress to talk about Syria. BEFORE the meeting, Congress took a vote and 129 Repubs voted to “shame/yell” at President Trump (but the didn’t vote to go to war). Trump was not happy, Nancy was not respectful to the President in the Oval, and he called her a “Third rate politician”. She stormed out of the meeting, again, like she did on the Border Wall. Here is the reaction from Schumer and then, McCarthy, then Lindsey.
And then, President Trump released the letter he sent to Erdogan.
October 16, 2019: Brit Hume makes a keen observation, talking about GOP not fighting hard on Capitol Hill. The Dems are leaking like crazy from the “interviews”, and Hume says “it’s working” and “they’re winning”. The Dems are presenting their side, which harms the President, via selective leaks. Hume attempts to bolster his assumption by the results of the FOX poll (which was a lie and staged) which indicate sentiment for impeachment is rising. While the Repubs/supporters of Trump can disparage the FOX poll legitimately, it’s true, the Repub reps need to get in the game and start fighting back.
Same day, same guy, Brit Hume notes the vote on Syria 354 to 60, where Repubs crossed the line to condemn the President, signals problems for Trump support in Congress. Syria is now part of the impeachment problem.
October 14-17, 2019: Project Veritas releases damning undercover video from CNN. Clips include Jeff Zucker pushing impeachment 24/7, admissions and disillusionment from employees who work for CNN and thought they would be fair minded. Nope. Now, they just want the President to be dead. CNN’s attacks on President Trump will not stop until he is dead. Amazing.
October 17, 2019: Congressman Elijah Cummings, Head of the Powerful Oversight Committee and one of the 6 committees looking into impeachment inquiry, dies suddenly. “Oversight” was the main committee going after the President’s tax returns. Will be watching to see who replaces him.
October 17, 2019: Keen compilation video of the Dems and the media using the EXACT same verbiage to describe the “impeachment”situation. There is no wall of objectivity any longer.
October 17, 2019: With the death of Elijah Cummings, which we learned was NOT “sudden”, as he was in hospice, we took a look at signature comparisons for the subpoena to Guliani: It’s a forged signature. We thought we were onto a new scandal, but later we learned this kind of proxy signature is fairly common and no big deal.
October 18, 2019: We learn George Kent’s Testimony revealed State Dept officials raised concerns about Hunter Biden being involved on the Board of Burisma as far back as 2015. Biden said, “I don’t have the bandwidth to deal with it.” Furthermore, we learned about prosecutors being bribed, and a spider web of payoffs. The media played a key role in the corruption:
October 18, 2019: Full article about the George Kent testimony here in Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/diplomat-says-obama-official-rebuffed-him-when-he-raised-hunter-biden-ukraine-conflict
October 18, 2019: Interesting tidbit. Recall, McCabe of the FBI went after Deripaska to help the FBI to investigate Trump and company…… and Deripaska laughed at them. He refused. Well, the UK government is going after Oleg Deripaska. Seen as an offshoot from the Mueller investigation. Who knows what it means but the UK raided a stash of 25K tech documents from one of Oleg’s companies in Dec of 2018. Remember the controversy around Manafort and Deripaska and the Black Sea Cable Deal during “Muh Russia” investigation. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-18/deripaska-linked-firm-was-raided-for-undisclosed-u-s-inquiry
The MOST interesting tidbit is WHO is talking about it — Alexandra Chalupa.
October 18, 2019: Reuters, Hunter Biden never set foot in Ukraine. Appointed to Burisma’s board in April of 2014, and left the board in April of 2019, received approx., $50K/month, but never traveled to Ukraine.
Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a businessman and former member of the Ukrainian parliament who knows the Burisma founder, said it had been Zlochevsky’s idea to appoint Biden as a director. “It was to protect (the company)” at a time when it was facing investigations, said Onyshchenko, who left the country in 2016. In the run up to Biden’s appointment, a popular uprising led to the removal of the Russian-backed Yanukovich in February 2014.https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2019/10/18/reuters-hunter-biden-never-went-ukraine-five-years-burismas-board/
October 18-20-21st: Pelosi, Schiff, and company took off for Jordan and Afghanistan over the weekend to do “oversight” of the President’s Foreign Policy. Def Sec Esper, who is also in Afghanistan, said he is leaving some troops in Syria at request of Israel and to help the Kurds defend against ISIS (no sourcing, no specific quotes, just swirling innuendo) If Esper really said it, he should resign for countermanding CIC. Still digging for what he really said. Media makes it difficult to get exact quotes now. From Military Times: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/10/20/esper-says-reduction-of-american-forces-in-afghanistan-relies-on-a-peace-agreement-with-taliban/
October 21st, 2019: President Trump gives an hour long interview with Sean Hannity. Large amount of the interview is focused on impeachment proceedings, allowing the President to give his side of the issue.
October 21st, 2019: Late Evening, Pelosi, via Lawfare, introduces her outline of complaints against the President.
October 21, 2019: A total of 185 Repubs voted to censure Adam Schiff but the Dems decided to table the motion and would not allow a floor vote. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/21/house-democrats-reject-resolution-censure-schiff-over-inquiry-handling/4058638002/
October 22, 2019: Stumbled across this little tidbit, as we waited on the result of the Canadian election. I was following Ben Tallmadge on Twit, many of you do the same, when he dropped this….my neck snapped when I saw the name Victor Pinchuk.
October 22, 2019: “Ambassador” Bill Taylor (who is really an “acting” Ambassador after Yovanovitch was recalled and while Trump’s new nominee is stalled in Senate by Schumer) is supposed to be testifying today to the Schiff Committee. Please reference back to August 24th-31st, 2019 as to Bill Taylor. He is the one who wrote the text message, “What do you mean we’re withholding arms for the President’s reelection campaign?”, which was immediately refuted. Volker testified Taylor had the wrong impression about details because he read it in a Politico article believed to be planted on August 28th by Schiff’s staff.
Important to note, Thomas Eager is a Schiff staff member and traveled to Ukraine, sponsored by the Atlantic Council (which received major funding from Burisma), and is believed to have had a personal meeting with Charges D’Affaires Bill Taylor. (It smells bad, like rancid coordination)
October 22, 2019: We receive more info from the August 24th-August 31st trip of Congressional staffers to Ukraine (the one sponsored by Atlantic Council who has the large donor of Burisma) ++++ we get specific text messages, where Bill Taylor seems to be trying to push a narrative.
Remember this guy? Jerry Nadler? What happened to Jerry Nadler? Suddenly, his picture is appearing on the back of Milk Cartons all over America. Where is Jerry Nadler and why is Jerry so sad?
Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.