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He was admitted to the hospital April 9. He's back home today!

My bff’s son, who I’ve written here about a few times, was stricken with Covid and it ravaged him but he survived.

He was intubated, on dialysis, a feeding tube .... now he’s on a walker; tires easily with just a few steps; and has a severe bedsore and a very long way back to anything near his former life.

It was touch-and-go as to him coming back at all. His aunt was looking into funeral arrangements at one point.

I attribute the many prayers and well wishes — including those expressed here at DU which were conveyed to him — to his return home.

Thanks DU.

Posted by live love laugh | Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:11 PM (33 replies)

Have you been polled? Has anyone you know been polled?

A friend and I here in Chicago were discussing this and of course we and nobody we know has been polled—not just in this election season but election seasons back as far as we can remember. When I lived in Wisconsin I was though.

That says a lot to me about the validity of polls.

Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:19 PM (28 replies)

Trump Russia Mob Timeline

I don’t remember who posted this here a few months ago and of course it’s VERY long but eye opening to say the least. 😲😮

NOTE: IDK why the smiles show after every link

Trump Mob Timeline (source: Sutori.com)

1970s & 1980s: wave of Russian criminals arrive in New York and begin interfacing with established American organized crime networks (La Cosa Nostra/The Five Families aka Bonanno, Genovese, Colombo, Lucchese, Gambino) (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1994/08/23/nyregion/influx-of-russian-gangsters-troubles-fbi-in-brooklyn.html>

1977: KGB reportedly opens file on Donald Trump (source <https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/19/trump-first-moscow-trip-215842>.

1979: Construction begins on Trump Tower. Trump purchases overpriced concrete from mafia bosses Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano of the Genovese and Gambino crime families. (source <https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910>

1980: Trump mentor Roy Cohn, introduces him to Roger Stone. (source <https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/roger-stones-long-history-in-trump-world/581293/>

1982: New York City Housing Commissioner Anthony Gliedman received “abusive and profane” call <https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/if-you-keep-fucking-with-mr-trump-we-know-where-you-live?s=webapp&utm_term=.akl5wr9gj5#.cs19XbjNg9> “threatening his life”. Gliedman opposed Trump’s $20 million tax abatement and reported the call to the FBI. (source <https://www.propublica.org/article/a-short-history-of-threats-received-by-donald-trumps-opponents>

June 3, 1983: Rudy Giuliani becomes US attorney for SDNY

January, 1984: Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov, First Chief of the KGB arm of foreign intelligence, urges use of money and flattery and gives directive to find "U.S. targets to cultivate or, at the very least, official contacts... concentrated on acquiring valuable agents."

1984: Russian émigré David Bogatin pays cash for five apartments in Trump Tower. (source <https://newrepublic.com/article/143586/trumps-russian-laundromat-trump-tower-luxury-high-rises-dirty-money-international-crime-syndicate>. Bogatin's brother ran <http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/ruslobby-mogilevich-04172007.pdf> a $150 million stock scam with Russian mafia boss Semion Mogilevich (source <https://newrepublic.com/article/143586/trumps-russian-laundromat-trump-tower-luxury-high-rises-dirty-money-international-crime-syndicate>

1985: Trump “apoplectic” when he loses bid to re-develop the Coliseum at Columbus Circle to Salomon Brothers-backed Mort Zuckerman. (source <https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2015/07/donald-ivana-trump-divorce-prenup-marie-brenner>

October 1985: Trump's helicopter pilot indicted on drug trafficking charges. Trump doesn't fire him. Instead, he leases his personally-owned unit in Trump Plaza Apartments to him with an agreement of half the rent is to be paid in cash, the other half in unspecified helicopter services. Trump also writes a letter on behalf of his pilot (Weichselbaum), calling him "a credit to the community.” Who does the case end up with? Federal judge Maryanne Trump, Donald's sister. (source <https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-drug-trafficker-donald-trump-risked-his-casino-empire-to-protect>

Autumn, 1986: Trump meets Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin. And per Trump's own account in Art of the Deal, “One thing led to another, and now I’m talking about building a large luxury hotel, across the street from the Kremlin, in partnership with the Soviet government.” (source <https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/19/trump-first-moscow-trip-215842>

1986: Trump in news offers to negotiate with the Russians (source <https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2015/07/donald-ivana-trump-divorce-prenup-marie-brenner>, and angles for a Soviet posting in the Reagan administration (source <https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-angled-soviet-posting-1980s-says-nobel-prize-winner-1006312>

March 16, 1987: Bogatin (who had purchased multiple apartments in Trump Tower for cash) plead <http://www.nytimes.com/1987/03/12/nyregion/brooklyn-fuel-distributor-pleads-guilty-in-tax-plot.html>s guilty to taking part in a massive gasoline-bootlegging scheme with Russian mobsters. The government seized <http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/30/nyregion/entrepreneur-who-left-us-is-back-awaiting-sentence.html> his five condos at Trump Tower, because he'd used them to “launder money, to shelter and hide assets.” A Senate investigation into organized crime later revealed <https://archive.org/stream/russianorganized00unit/russianorganized00unit_djvu.txt> that Bogatin was a leading figure in the Russian mob in New York. (from New Republic <https://newrepublic.com/article/143586/trumps-russian-laundromat-trump-tower-luxury-high-rises-dirty-money-international-crime-syndicate>

April 3, 1987: Trump excluded from bidding on Australian casino deal because of mafia connections (per Australian police) (source <https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/09/06/trumps-mafia-connections-excluded-him-from-an-australian-casino-deal_a_23199578/>

July 4, 1987: Trump flies to the USSR for the first time after being personally invited - the trip is arranged by the Soviet government (source <https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/19/trump-first-moscow-trip-215842>.

1987: Trump interview: states that his pilot used to work for Qaddafi; describes the type of bomb he thinks will be possible in the future "Carry it in your briefcase, right. I’m not even talking about airplanes and missiles. You’ll walk in with your damn tape recorder,” he says, pointing to my innocent Sony, “and you’ll say it’s a tape recorder and nobody will be able to tell the difference. I mean, that’s where it’s going to be in 20 years.” (source <http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_spectator/2016/03/trump_s_nuclear_experience_advice_for_reagan_in_1987.html>

1988: Talks about running for president on Oprah (source <>.

1988: Purchased yacht from Adnan Khashoggi, uncle of Jamal Khashoggi murdered Washington Post journalist (source <https://boats.drivemag.com/features/the-story-of-donald-trump-s-superyacht-the-trump-princess> (source <https://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/1989/09/dunne198909>

1988: American Media Inc. (AMI) comes into being after Enquirer owner Generoso Pope dies. According to Pope's son, Paul, The Enquirer was started with a $75,000 loan from the mafia (source <https://www.forbes.com/sites/trialandheirs/2013/08/13/the-ongoing-feud-of-the-national-enquirers-pope-family/#7d7a30e94835>.
Among the interested parties are Robert Maxwell (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/14/business/the-media-business-sale-is-expected-soon-for-national-enquirer.html> father of Ghislaine Maxwell - Jeffrey Epstein's partner. (source <https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article221404845.html>. Among the trustees of the Pope estate are Peter G. Peterson, a partner in the Blackstone Group (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/14/business/the-media-business-sale-is-expected-soon-for-national-enquirer.html> - a private equity firm founded by Steven Schwarzman (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/business/dealbook/stephen-schwarzman-of-blackstone-feels-the-agony-of-victory.html>. (More on Schwarzman and his relation to Trump here <https://www.sutori.com/item/november-7-2016-one-day-before-election-day-connie-watton-maid-of-stephen>.

October 11, 1989: helicopter crashes with 3 Trump casino execs aboard (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1989/10/11/nyregion/copter-crash-kills-3-aides-of-trump.html>. Trump claimed he was supposed to be on it, but then changed his mind at the last minute. (source <https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/donald-trump-files-helicopter-crash/> After their deaths, he blamed them for the failure of his Atlantic City casino (source <https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/watch_did_trump_blame_ac_casino_failures_on_dead_e.html> The helicopter's pilot was identified by the state police as Robert Kent of Ronkonkoma, L.I., and its co-pilot as Lawrence Diener of Westbury, L.I. b/b

1990: Wall Street Salomon Brothers advises institutional clients to sell bonds from Trump's Casino in Atlantic City, due to debt and performance concerns. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/18/business/wall-street-rocky-times-for-trump-s-bonds-by-diana-b-henriques.html>

1991: Trump declares bankruptcy (source <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_career_of_Donald_Trump>

1991: Trump sells his yacht to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal (source <https://www.superyachtfan.com/superyacht_kingdom_5_kr.html> (source <https://qz.com/1425852/a-saudi-prince-helped-save-trump-from-bankruptcy-twice/>

December 17, 1991: Fred Trump gives Donald an interest-free loan by purchasing $3.5 million worth of casino chips at Trump Castle casino, circumventing bankruptcy rules and enabling Donald to make the interest payment due on his bonds. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1991/01/29/from-father-fred-to-the-donald-cashing-in-chips-off-the-old-block/40928ac7-ce98-46b8-b257-b6a5893461fb/?utm_term=.ea5350296218>

1992: Trump declares bankruptcy an additional 3 times stemming from various properties he's over-leveraged. (source <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_career_of_Donald_Trump>

1994: Trump allegedly rapes and beats a 13-year-old girl at a party with Jeffrey Epstein, multiple times. In the filed complaint, the 13-year-old was threatened to be "disappeared" like another young girl had been if she told anyone. (source <https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/02/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit-13-year-old-cancels-public-event?__twitter_impression=true>

October 20, 1994: Christine Seymour, Roy Cohn's secretary, set to publish tell-all book, dies in head-on collision with tractor trailer (source <https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/eavesdropping-on-roy-cohn-and-donald-trump>

1995: Trump in Moscow related to Okhotny Ryad underground mall. (source <https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/newly-unearthed-video-shows-trump-meeting-with-russians-in-moscow-in-1995-over-building-project/ar-BBTdupL>

1995: Trump sells Plaza Hotel to Alwaleed bin Talal (source <https://qz.com/1425852/a-saudi-prince-helped-save-trump-from-bankruptcy-twice/> Barbara Corcoran brokers the deal (source <https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-best-salesman-barbara-corcoran-has-ever-met-2018-12>

June 8, 1995: Vyacheslav Ivankov, notoriously brutal gangster in the upper echelon of the Russian mafia (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1994/08/23/nyregion/top-echelon-of-mobsters-is-a-threat.html>, arrested (source <https://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/09/nyregion/reputed-russian-crime-chief-arrested.html>. FBI discovered Ivankov had a luxury condo in Trump Tower. (source <https://newrepublic.com/article/143586/trumps-russian-laundromat-trump-tower-luxury-high-rises-dirty-money-international-crime-syndicate> According to Robert Friedman in his book, Red Mafiya, Friedman viewed Ivankov's personal phone book containing "a working number for the Trump Organization’s Trump Tower Residence, and a Trump Organization office fax machine." (this is listed as a citation at the end of the book). Ivankov is also mentioned in this 2003 DOJ paper <https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao/legacy/2006/02/14/usab5105.pdf> on organized crime, with a forward by Bruce Ohr (pp 49).

1996: Trump goes to Russia with Howard Lorber (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2016/08/10/another-trump-adviser-with-deep-ties-to-russia/?utm_term=.3be134005d65> who later donated to the Trump inaugural fund (source <https://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trumps-economic-advisers-are-also-his-biggest-donors-226758>.

1998: Trump Taj Mahal fined for currency transaction reporting violations (source <https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-announces-penalty-against-trump-taj-mahal-associates>

February 1999: Evercore Capital Partners L.L.C., headed by former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger C. Altman, acquires American Media, Inc. and places David Pecker at the helm. (Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. <Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.>

1999: Trump's first run for president (source <http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/256159-a-look-back-at-trumps-first-run>

2000/2001: Mark Burnett in negotiations with Putin for a show called "Destination Mir." (source <https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/home/20010128mag-burnett.html>

October 2001: AMI Boca Raton office attacked with anthrax (source <https://www.npr.org/2011/02/15/93170200/timeline-how-the-anthrax-terror-unfolded>. A cleaning company owned by Rudy Giuliani is contracted to clean up the anthrax in 2004, with his company, Bio-One, to rent/occupy the building after cleanup. (source <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/giuliani-co-cleaning-up-anthrax/> The contract later ended in a feud. (source <https://www.nysun.com/new-york/giuliani-firm-anthrax-work-ends-in-a-feud/23660/>

2002: Mark Burnett begins talks with Trump regarding The Apprentice. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/19/business/business-survivor-meets-millionaire-and-a-show-is-born.html>

2002 - 2011: Bayrock Group partners on developments including the Trump SoHo hotel (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/29/events-that-lead-trumps-abandoned-moscow-deal-michael-cohens-latest-plea-agreement/?utm_term=.3449d7705fc7>. Principals include Felix Sater - connected with Ukraine Russian crime boss Semion Mogilevich (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2018/08/14/craig-unger-book-ties-vladimir-putin-donald-trump-russia/949482002/> – and Russian/Turkish developer Tevfik Arif (source <https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2017-06-21/trump-russia-and-those-shadowy-sater-deals-at-bayrock>.

2004: Trump files bankruptcy again. (source <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_career_of_Donald_Trump>

Spring 2004: The Apprentice debuts (source <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apprentice_(U.S._TV_series)>

May 2004: Diamond dealer and former Trump Tower tenant (1 year prior he'd lived right below Kellyanne Conway) Eduard Nektalov is shot in broad daylight on 6th Avenue (source <https://nypost.com/2017/11/25/diamond-districts-very-own-godfather-exposed/>. He was reportedly cooperating with federal authorities on a money laundering investigation (source <http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/features/10490/index1.html> More on money laundering and Trump properties here <https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article210477439.html>.

2005: Trump’s denied a 25 million loan from Bank of Scotland due to credit risk (source <https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/main-players/donald-trump-st-andrews-us-president-s-secret-attempts-to-buy-landmark-hotel-1-4761915/amp?__twitter_impression=true>, but Deutsche Bank (later hit with massive money laundering fines) loans Trump nearly one billion dollars. Trump's Deutsche banker is supreme court Justice Kennedy's son. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/16/how-donald-trump-became-deutsche-bank-biggest-headache>.

2006: Felix Sater Russian mobster escorts Trump children during trip to Russia (according to Sater) (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-mafia-linked-figure-describes-association-with-trump/2016/05/17/cec6c2c6-16d3-11e6-aa55-670cabef46e0_story.html?utm_term=.bfee6a081481>. Later, in emails to Michael Cohen, Sater says he arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putin's chair. (source <https://www.businessinsider.com/ivanka-trump-putin-chair-felix-sater-russia-2017-8>.

2006: Paul Manafort buys unit in Trump Tower (source <https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-aide-manafort-bought-new-york-homes-cash-n739796>.

2006 - 2009: Trump makes multiple attempts (and fails) to get a loan from the Bank of Scotland to purchase Hamilton Hall. The bank executive "expressed concern that Trump would hold the bank to 'future ransom'” (source <https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/main-players/donald-trump-st-andrews-us-president-s-secret-attempts-to-buy-landmark-hotel-1-4761915/amp?__twitter_impression=true>

2007 - 2016: Buyers tied to Russia make 86 cash purchases at Trump properties. (source <https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article210477439.html>

2008: Soviet-born Orly Taitz helps bring suit regarding Obama's citizenship/birth certificate. (source <https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/08/meet-birthers/>

2008: Brags on getting a lot of money from Russia. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-the-king-of-debt-trump-borrowed-to-build-his-empire-then-he-began-spending-hundreds-of-millions-in-cash/2018/05/05/28fe54b4-44c4-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?utm_term=.d088378392e7>

2008: Russian oligarch buys Palm Beach mansion from Trump, at twice the value (source <https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/why-did-a-russian-pay-95m-to-buy-trumps-palm-beach-mansion/>.

August 27, 2008: a small-time scam artist transfers a Beverly Hills, California, mansion to Donald Trump for $0 with Russian lawyer Igor Korbatov. (source <https://www.revealnews.org/article/a-small-time-scam-artist-gave-trump-a-beverly-hills-mansion-for-0-why/>

November 2008: Trump sues Deutsche Bank not to repay the near 1 billion loan because of the economic crash. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/16/how-donald-trump-became-deutsche-bank-biggest-headache>

2009: Trump declares bankruptcy again. (source <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_career_of_Donald_Trump>

2009: lawyer representing Trump Atlantic City casino creditors got threatening phone calls. The FBI traced one call to a payphone outside the “Late Show with David Letterman,” where Trump was appearing.
“My name is Carmine,” the caller told the lawyer, Kristopher Hansen. “I don’t know why you’re fucking with Mr. Trump but if you keep fucking with Mr. Trump, we know where you live and we’re going to your house for your wife and kids.” (source <https://www.propublica.org/article/a-short-history-of-threats-received-by-donald-trumps-opponents>

July 23, 2009: Approx. 3 years after affair with Trump Stormy Daniels' political advisor's car explodes (source <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-porn-star-the-senate-seat-and-the-exploding-car/> (source <https://www.npr.org/2018/01/19/579195588/get-caught-up-trumps-alleged-affair-with-adult-film-star-stormy-daniels>.

August 2009: After multiple tries dating back to 2006, Trump denied a final time for loan for 25 million from Bank of Scotland (source <https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/main-players/donald-trump-st-andrews-us-president-s-secret-attempts-to-buy-landmark-hotel-1-4761915/amp?__twitter_impression=true>

2010: Tevfik Arif, a principal of the Bayrock Group - partnering with Trump organization - arrested in Turkish prostitution sting. (source <https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-business-partner-tries-to-erase-his-prostitution-bust-from-web>. Charges later dropped by Turkish authorities.

July 25, 2011: President Obama issued executive order declaring organized crime a national security emergency. (source <https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/25/executive-order-13581-blocking-property-transnational-criminal-organizat>

2011 - 2015: Deutsche Bank laundering billions with Russians. (source <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/29/deutsche-banks-10-billion-scandal>

2011: Eric Trump brags of access to millions from Russians. (source <https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/eric-trump-russia-investment-golf-course>

2011 - 2015: Donald Trump begins paying for his properties with hundreds of millions in cash. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-the-king-of-debt-trump-borrowed-to-build-his-empire-then-he-began-spending-hundreds-of-millions-in-cash/2018/05/05/28fe54b4-44c4-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html?utm_term=.d088378392e7>

January 1, 2012: former Trump bodyguard dies from apparent overdose (source <https://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/29/trump-bodyguard-once-accused-of-having-affair-with-marla-maples/21368092/>.

2013: Trump walks out of a BBC Panorama interview when asked about his connections with Russian mobster Felix Sater. (source <>

April 16, 2013: Preet Bharara, then US attorney for SDNY, announces charges against massive Russian organized crime ring operating out of Trump Tower. (source <https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/manhattan-us-attorney-charges-34-members-and-associates-two-russian-american-organized>

June 16, 2013: Trump announces Miss Universe pageant will be in Moscow. (source <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-19/deripaska-share-recipients-are-said-to-include-his-own-charity>
November 9, 2013: Miss Universe pageant (source <https://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536714404/timeline-of-events-the-2013-miss-universe-pageant> hosts fugitives indicted in Trump Tower organized crime ring in April, organized crime boss ALIMZHAN TOKHTAKHOUNOV, is a guest of honor. (source <https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/trump-russian-mobster-tokhtakhounov-miss-universe-moscow/>

2014: Steve Bannon, while at Cambridge Analytica, orders testing on Putin messaging with Americans. (source <https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/25/wylie-bannon-putin-messages-553738>

February 10, 2014: Trump praises Putin on Fox & Friends. (source <https://video.foxnews.com/v/3179604851001/#sp=show-clips>

March 6, 2015: Trump Taj Mahal fined for money laundering. (source <https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-trump-taj-mahal-casino-resort-10-million-significant-and-long>

2015: Michael Cohen threatens a reporter covering Trump's divorce with Ivana. “I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting,” the Daily Beast’s Tim Mak, recalled <https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-wife-donald-trump-made-me-feel-violated-during-sex> Cohen telling him. “You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word ‘rape,’ and I’m going to mess your life up … for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet.” (source <https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-wife-donald-trump-made-me-feel-violated-during-sex> (source <https://www.propublica.org/article/a-short-history-of-threats-received-by-donald-trumps-opponents>

April 18, 2015: Trump's former pilot dies in head-on collision (source <https://articles.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2015/08/prosecutor_no_charges_in_fatal_crash_in_washington.amp?__twitter_impression=true>.

November 3, 2015: Felix Sater, who is believed to work for Ukrane Russian crime boss Semion Mogilevich (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2018/08/14/craig-unger-book-ties-vladimir-putin-donald-trump-russia/949482002/> writes Michael Cohen stating he'll get buy-in from Putin and that they'll engineer Trump's presidency. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/politics/trump-tower-putin-felix-sater.html>

November 5, 2015: Mikhail Lesin former head of RT (Russia’s Fox news) found dead in DC hotel room with blunt force trauma to head, neck and torso. A meeting with the DOJ was scheduled the following day. (source <https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/news/world/russian-accident-death-hit-reported-steele-memo-article-1.3900711%3foutputType=amp>

January 23, 2016: Trump tells the crowd at a rally that he could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose voters. (source <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/85675066-157.html>
February 23, 2016: Trump tells the crowd at a rally that he'd like to punch a protestor in the face, and "I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.” (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/23/donald-trump-on-protester-id-like-to-punch-him-in-the-face/?utm_term=.f4c0c5251fc0>

March 29, 2016: Paul Manafort joins Trump campaign. (source <http://fortune.com/2017/03/22/paul-manafort-donald-trump-vladimir-putin/>

April - May 2016: George Papadopoulos in communication with “high ranking Russian official” in an attempt to set up meetings between Trump team and Russian reps, w/the promise “that the Kremlin had 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails…” (source <https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/20180322/108023/HRPT-115-2.pdf>

May 2016: Stephen Schwarzman flies to Riyadh to meet with Mohammed bin Salman - then the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia - about infrastructure, and presumably the $20 billion fund that's announced a year later. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/business/the-benefits-of-standing-by-the-president.html> More on Schwarzman's relationship with Trump, and Saudi Arabia here <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/business/the-benefits-of-standing-by-the-president.html>. More on Schwarzman's links to Russia and Rosneft here <https://www.businessinsider.com/russian-investment-fund-connected-to-us-investors-sanctioned-2015-7>.

Summer 2016: Stefan Halper, FBI informant, approaches Trump campaign officials. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/who-is-stefan-a-halper-the-fbi-source-who-assisted-the-russia-investigation/2018/05/21/22c46caa-5d42-11e8-9ee3-49d6d4814c4c_story.html?utm_term=.57b57e141678>

June 9, 2016: Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Manafort, Kushner, Don Jr.. (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/31/politics/trump-tower-meeting-timeline/index.html>. Present at the meeting was Nataliya Veselnitskaya, who at the time was representing Prevezon (source <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/18/russian-billionaire-aras-agalarov-company-trump-tower-meeting>, a company implicated in a money-laundering case at SDNY (source <https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/manhattan-us-attorney-announces-civil-forfeiture-complaint-against-real-estate>

June 14, 2016: News reports DNC hacked by Russians. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-government-hackers-penetrated-dnc-stole-opposition-research-on-trump/2016/06/14/cf006cb4-316e-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html?utm_term=.753913cc4b18>

June 14, 2016: Michael Cohen cancels trip to discuss Trump Tower Moscow (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/17/rudy-giulianis-very-curious-answer-about-trump-tower-moscow-effort/?utm_term=.5571ade6c3e9>

Sometime after July 19, 2016: Trump warned by FBI Russians will try to infiltrate campaign. (source <http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-fbi-warning-trump-received-ignored-and-apparently-forgot-about>

July 2016: FBI opens counter intelligence investigation into Trump campaign. (source <https://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-comey-testimony-htmlstory.html> (source <http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1703/20/ath.01.html>

September, 2016: Trump and Cohen discuss hush money and contingency for if guy gets hit by a truck. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/07/24/the-trump-michael-cohen-tape-transcript-annotated/>

October 31, 2016: Mother Jones reports "A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump" <https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/veteran-spy-gave-fbi-info-alleging-russian-operation-cultivate-donald-trump/>

November 7, 2016 (one day before election day): Connie Watton, maid of Stephen Schwarzman - a Trump AND Kremlin friend - is pushed in front of a subway. (source <https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2016/11/08/victim-pushed-off-times-square-reportedly-was-blackstone-ceo-schwarzmans-housekeeper.html?__twitter_impression=true%C2%A0> The woman who pushed her is assigned defense attorney Mathew Mari, known for his legal work for the Bonanno crime family. <https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/nyregion/12-are-accused-in-mobrun-betting-scheme.html> More on Schwarzman's relationship with Trump, and Saudi Arabia here <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/business/the-benefits-of-standing-by-the-president.html>. More on Schwarzman's links to Russia and Rosneft here <https://www.businessinsider.com/russian-investment-fund-connected-to-us-investors-sanctioned-2015-7>. Schwarzman had also financed Kushner projects and gave Jared Kushner a loan (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/business/the-benefits-of-standing-by-the-president.html>.

November 8, 2016 (election day): Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov found unconscious at the Russian Consulate in New York and died on the scene. (source <https://www.axios.com/russian-diplomats-keep-dying-unexpectedly-1513303951-de0183f3-7f77-400e-b9a2-45fb8ed7dfbd.html>

December 2016: FSB officers arrested in Russia. (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/26/report-arrested-russian-intel-officer-allegedly-spied-us/97094696/>

December 2016: Jared Kushner instructs Michael Flynn to sabotage US foreign policy. (source <http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/12/report-kushner-had-flynn-contact-russia-during-transition.html?gtm=top>m=bottom>

December 1 or 2, 2016: Kushner tries to set up secret back channel with Russians using Russians' secure facilities. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-ambassador-told-moscow-that-kushner-wanted-secret-communications-channel-with-kremlin/2017/05/26/520a14b4-422d-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.fac67e7be4cf>

December 1, 2016: Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn meet with Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/12/01/timeline-what-flynn-copped-to-and-what-he-didnt/?utm_term=.c338b8778d8c>

December 13-14, 2016 (date not confirmed): Jared Kushner meets with Sergey Gorkov, "a graduate of the academy of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the domestic intelligence arm of the former Soviet KGB, who was appointed by Putin to the post less than a year before his encounter with Kushner." (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/explanations-for-kushners-meeting-with-head-of-kremlin-linked-bank-dont-match-up/2017/06/01/dd1bdbb0-460a-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?utm_term=.3533c34a1abf>

December 19, 2016: Russia ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, killed. (source <https://www.axios.com/russian-diplomats-keep-dying-unexpectedly-1513303951-de0183f3-7f77-400e-b9a2-45fb8ed7dfbd.html>

December 19, 2016: Russian diplomat to Latin America, Peter Polshikov, killed. (source <https://www.axios.com/russian-diplomats-keep-dying-unexpectedly-1513303951-de0183f3-7f77-400e-b9a2-45fb8ed7dfbd.html>

December 20, 2016: Methbot white paper published. (source <https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3400937/WO_Methbot_Operation_WP_01.pdf?__hstc=116186969.18f410ade11ac252f264dc7c2f769b18.1547959498198.1547959498198.1547959498198.1&__hssc=116186969.1.1547959498198&__hsfp=4161085344&hsCtaTracking=9c93c640-c638-4e10-8709-1f8e15d8c345%7C6338de37-adf9-48ea-b44a-a243fbd1685d>

December 26, 2016: Ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, suspected of helping draft Trump dossier, found dead in the back of his car. (source <https://www.thedailybeast.com/was-this-russian-general-murdered-over-the-steele-dossier>

December 29, 2016: Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/29/barack-obama-sanctions-russia-election-hack>

December 29, 2016: KT McFarland sends email stating that "If there is a tit-for-tat escalation Trump will have difficulty improving relations with Russia, which has just thrown U.S.A. election to him," (source <https://www.businessinsider.com/emails-kt-mcfarland-russia-thrown-election-to-trump-flynn-2017-12>

December 29, 2016: Flynn calls Kislyak to discuss the expelling of the diplomates and asks that the Russians not retaliate. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/12/01/timeline-what-flynn-copped-to-and-what-he-didnt/?utm_term=.adf3aacb270d>

January 6, 2017: Trump, McFarland, Pence, Flynn, Priebus, Pompeo and Bossert briefed with classified intelligence report by Brennan, Clapper, Comey. (source <http://www.timesofisrael.com/after-intel-brief-trump-says-russia-had-no-impact-on-election/?fb_comment_id=1199526140161569_1200174936763356> That same day, DNI releases this report <https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf>.

January 9, 2017: Russian Consul in Athens, Greece, Andrei Malanin, found dead in his apartment (source <https://www.axios.com/russian-diplomats-keep-dying-unexpectedly-1513303951-de0183f3-7f77-400e-b9a2-45fb8ed7dfbd.html>

January 10, 2017: Buzzfeed publishes Steele Dossier. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/10/buzzfeed-publishes-donald-trump-russia-documents-ethics-questions>

January 24, 2017: Peter Strzok interviews Michael Flynn. (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/14/mueller-documents-detail-flynn-fbi-interview-no-coercion/2311148002/>

January 27, 2017: Russia Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, dies. (source <https://www.axios.com/russian-diplomats-keep-dying-unexpectedly-1513303951-de0183f3-7f77-400e-b9a2-45fb8ed7dfbd.html>

January 30, 2017: New York State Department of Financial Services (SDFS) fines Deutsche Bank $425 million for massive Russian mirror trading scheme. (source <https://www.dfs.ny.gov/about/press/pr1806201.htm>

February 2017: Trump's bodyguard, a Trump lawyer and third man raid gastroenterologist Harold Bornstein's office, taking Trump's medical records. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/05/01/the-crazy-raid-of-trumps-doctor/?utm_term=.f182566656b5>

February 20, 2017: Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the UN, dies suddenly in New York (source <https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-diplomats-deaths-theories-putin-kremlin-a7602201.html>

March 2, 2017: Ukrainian businessman linked to Trump found dead from undetermined causes. Oronov was Michael Cohen's brother's father-in-law, and Cohen did business with him. (source <https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ukranian-businesman-russia-and-donald-trump-dies-michael-cohen-michael-flynn-donald-trump-vladimir-a7612866.html>

March 11, 2017: Trump fires Preet Bharara, who as US Attorney of SDNY had led the breakup of a massive Russian organized crime ring operating out of Trump Tower. (source <https://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/preet-bharara-fired-trump-us-attorneys-235961>

March 16, 2017: laptop stolen from Secret Service agent's car while parked in her driveway. The laptop contained highly sensitive information including floor plans and evacuation protocol for Trump Tower. (source <https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/politics/missing-secret-service-laptop/index.html>

March 20, 2017: Disclosed that the FBI launched a counter intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian links in July of 2016. (source <http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1703/20/ath.01.html> (source <https://www.wired.com/2017/03/fbi-director-comey-confirms-investigation-trump-campaigns-russia-ties/>

March 21, 2017: lawyer for a Putin-foe, Nikolai Gorokhov, reportedly thrown from a window in Moscow. Gorokhov was set to testify as a U.S. government witness in a money laundering case <http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/23/was-a-magnitsky-lawyer-defenestrated-for-embarrassing-putin.html> initiated by SDNY (led by Preet Bahrara). (source <https://www.axios.com/russian-diplomats-keep-dying-unexpectedly-1513303951-de0183f3-7f77-400e-b9a2-45fb8ed7dfbd.html> "The alleged vehicle by which these dirty assets were washed clean was a Cyprus-registered company called Prevezon Holdings Ltd." (source <https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-lawyer-nikolai-gorokhov-thrown-from-window-was-a-witness-for-the-us-government> Prevezon is represented by Nataliya Veselnitskaya at the time that she attends the Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/18/russian-billionaire-aras-agalarov-company-trump-tower-meeting>

March 23, 2017: former Russian MP, Denis Voronenkov, shot dead in Kiev. (source <https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39364542>

March 30, 2017: FBI raids Trump-linked casino in Saipan. (source <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-30/fbi-agents-visit-office-of-saipan-casino-run-by-trump-protege>

March 30, 2017: Mike Flynn asks for immunity. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/us/politics/michael-flynn-congress-immunity-russia.html>

May 1, 2017: Scott Christianson, investigative reporter for McClatchy, publishes article on billionaire Robert Mercer owing IRS $7 billion in back taxes who funded groups to elect Trump and funded the removal of the IRS commissioner who investigated Mercer

May 9, 2017: Trump fires FBI director James Comey. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/us/politics/james-comey-fired-fbi.html>

May 2017: FBI opens counter intel investigation into Trump. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html>

May 10: 2017: Michael Flynn subpoenaed by Senate. (source <https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/flynn-subpoena/index.html>

May 10, 2017: closed-door meeting Oval Office with Russians. (source <https://www.wsj.com/articles/late-gop-activist-peter-w-smith-met-with-former-trump-adviser-michael-flynn-in-2015-sources-say-1539196064>

May 10, 2017: Roger Ailes falls in his Palm Beach home. (source <https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-roger-ailes-obit-20170518-story.html>

May 11, 2017: FBI raids GOP consulting firm in Maryland. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/fbi-searches-republican-political-consulting-firm-in-annapolis/2017/05/11/43949a9e-367a-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html?utm_term=.036cdff37caa>

May 14, 2017: Scott Christianson dies falling down the stairs at home weeks after starting investigative work published on the ties between Trump and Mercer. (source <https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Scott-Christianson-69-acclaimed-journalist-11149980.php>
May 14 2017: Republic operative Peter Smith found dead in Minnesota 10 days after speaking with WSJ that he'd been working with Michael Flynn (source <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-peter-w-smith-death-met-0716-20170714-story.html>

May 17, 2017: Robert Mueller appointed special counsel (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/robert-mueller-special-counsel-russia-investigation.html>.

May 18, 2017: Roger Ailes dies of head injury from fall (source <https://variety.com/2017/tv/news/roger-ailes-cause-of-death-1202434546/>.

May 20-21, 2017: Trump’s first overseas trip as president to Saudi Arabia. During this trip, it's announced that Blackstone, led by Stephen Schwarzman, will manage Saudi Arabia's $20 billion investment fund. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/business/the-benefits-of-standing-by-the-president.html> Most of the investment will be in US infrastructure (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/20/business/dealbook/saudi-arabia-to-invest-20-billion-in-infrastructure-mostly-in-us.html?module=inline> During that trip, Trump also meets with Kirill Dmitriev of VEB bank (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/19/business/the-benefits-of-standing-by-the-president.html>

July 4, 2017: body washes up on shore of Trump CA golf course. (source <https://people.com/politics/trump-national-golf-course-body-washes-ashore-california/> (source <http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-missing-swimmer-body-20170704-story.html>

July 26, 2017: Paul Manafort home raided (source <https://www.thedailybeast.com/fbi-raided-manaforts-home>

July 27, 2017: George Papadopoulos arrested. (source <https://www.justice.gov/file/1007346/download>

August 3, 2017: Secret Service kicked out of Trump Tower (source <https://nypost.com/2017/08/03/secret-service-booted-from-trump-tower-over-lease-dispute/>.

August 23, 2017: Russian ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, found dead. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/world/europe/russia-ambassador-sudan-dead.html?module=WatchingPortal®ion=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=none&state=standard&contentPlacement=3&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F08%2F23%2Fworld%2Feurope%2Frussia-ambassador-sudan-dead.html&eventName=Watching-article-click>

September 1, 2017: fire at Russian consulate in San Francisco (source <https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41251020>.

September 14, 2017: Junior ditches Secret Service to go to Canada (source <https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-jr-secret-service-hunting-2017-9>.

September 25, 2017: Richard Beckler, Trump's appointee as General Counsel of GSA who assured Trump requests for materials/emails from special counsel would not be honored-- dies (source <https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?fhid=2167&n=richard-beckler-dick&pid=186815656> (source <https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/16/mueller-trump-transition-emails-lawyer-299577>.

September 27, 2017: Paul Horner, fake news writer who took credit for Trump’s win, dies of apparent overdose (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/business/media/paul-horner-dead-fake-news.amp.html>

October 2017: Trump muses that he'll likely get to place 4 justices on the Supreme Court because of future health issues they may have (source <https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-supreme-court-replacements>.

October 16, 2017: Panama Papers journalist killed with a car bomb. (source <https://www.npr.org/2018/07/22/630866527/mastermind-behind-malta-journalist-killing-remains-a-mystery>

October 25, 2017: Jared Kushner unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia.

October 26, 2017: Investigator (Catherine Hunt, a former FBI agent) working on behalf of 9/11 families suing Saudi Arabia interviews Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi texted Saudi officials that same day.

(as claimed by the lawyer working on behalf of the families)



October 28, 2018: Jared Kushner returns from Saudi Arabia.

October 30, 2017: Papadopoulos guilty plea revealed (source <https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/01/politics/papadopoulos-timeline-events-russia-professor/index.html>

November 3, 2017: Alex van der Zwaan 33-year-old lawyer previously worked with Paul Manafort <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/paul-manafort> was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine interviewed by the FBI. (source <https://www.justice.gov/file/1036376/download>

November 4, 2017: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman consolidates power and arrests several princes, including Prince Alwaleed bin-Talal. (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/11/05/saudi-prince-behind-sweep-arrests-known-young-and-brash-but-has-trumps-ear/833796001/> Trump had previously sold his yacht (1991) and the Plaza Hotel to Alwaleed bin-Talal (source <https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-has-deep-ties-with-saudis-from-selling-yacht-to-sword-dancing-2018-10#in-1991-trump-sold-his-282-foot-yacht-named-the-trump-princess-to-a-saudi-billionaire-for-20-million-1>.

November 2017: Trump picks fights with North Korea. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/30/donald-trump-menacing-talk-north-korea-us-isolated>

November 17, 2017: Kavanaugh added as SCOTUS nominee. (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/17/trump-adds-five-names-list-potential-supreme-court-justices/875983001/>

December 1, 2017: Michael Flynn pleads guilty lying to the FBI. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-russia-investigation.html>

December 5, 2017: Report Deutsche Bank received subpoena from Robert Mueller (source <https://seekingalpha.com/news/3316236-deutsche-bank-receives-subpoena-mueller> In-depth Rachel Maddow segment on Deutsche Bank and the subpoena here <https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mueller-looking-at-deutsche-bank-in-trump-russia-probe-reports-1110334019762>.
December 16, 2017: Trump learns that Mueller has in his possession all of their transition emails on the .gov domain, obtained via the GSA. (source <https://www.businessinsider.com/mueller-trump-emails-dispute-2017-12>

December 22, 2017: House Intelligence Committee interviews Rhona Graff long time Trump assistant

December 30, 2017: Suspected arson at home linked to Ivanka's diamond business (source <https://www.gq.com/story/ivanka-trump-jewelry-business-burns-down/amp?__twitter_impression=true>.

January 8, 2018: Fire at Trump Tower (source <https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trump-tower-fire-second-2018-blaze-in-sprinkler-free-residence/?__twitter_impression=true>

January 20, 2018: Former spokesman for Rick Gates, Glenn Selig, dies in Afghanistan hotel attack. Selig was a well-known Tampa Bay Area TV anchor. (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/politics/glenn-selig-killed-kabul-hotel-attack/index.html>

January 25, 2018: Dutch intelligence infiltrated Russian hacker group Cozy Bear and witnessed in real time as they attacked the State Department as well as the DNC. (source <https://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/dutch-agencies-provide-crucial-intel-about-russia-s-interference-in-us-elections~b4f8111b/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F>

January 27, 2018: Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chair amid sexual assault allegations (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/27/politics/wynn-rnc-finance-chair-resigns/index.html>.

January 31, 2018: chartered train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat crashes into truck (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/us/gop-retreat-train-crash.html>.

February 16, 2018: Indictment of 12 Russians, outlining their methods of election interference (indictment sealed). (source <https://www.justice.gov/sco>

February 20, 2018: Alex van der Zwaan pleads guilty to making false statements to FBI. (source <https://www.justice.gov/sco>

February 22, 2018: Paul Manafort and Richard Gates indicted. (source <https://www.justice.gov/sco>

February 23 - 27, 2018: Trump Tower Panama standoff with physical altercations and armed guards (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/panamanian-police-arrest-a-guard-at-the-trump-hotel-as-standoff-escalates/2018/02/27/800151ce-1bd1-11e8-98f5-ceecfa8741b6_story.html?utm_term=.a4d6cd5a1efa>.

Week of March 4 - 10, 2018: FBI raids Trump-linked casino in Saipan a second time. (source <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-14/saipan-casino-operator-is-said-to-be-raided-by-u-s-agents>

March 4, 2018: Sergei Skripal Russian military intelligence officer and daughter Yulia, found poisoned on park bench in Salisbury. (source <https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43315636>

March 16, 2018: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired. (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/16/politics/andrew-mccabe-fired/index.html>

April 7, 2018: ANOTHER Trump Tower Fire - art dealer Todd Brassner dies (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/08/nyregion/trump-tower-fire-art-collector.html>; Michael Cohen texts Dennis Shields with a warning to "get out ASAP" (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/nyregion/trump-tower-fire.html>.

April 9, 2018: FBI raids Michael Cohen's home, hotel and office (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/us/politics/fbi-raids-office-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html>.

April 13, 2018: RNC Finance Chair Elliot Broidy resigns in midst hush money payoff scandal (source <http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/another-rnc-finance-chair-resigns-the-wake-scandal>.

April 15 or 16, 2018: Matthew Mellon (finance chair, NY RNC, and who made his fortune in cryptocurrency) dies of apparent overdose (source <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-17/billionaire-banking-heir-matthew-mellon-dies-at-54?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=business&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business> (source <https://twitter.com/business/status/986135482013769728?s=20> (source <https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43800610> (source <https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2018/04/19/the-last-days-of-banking-heir-matthew-mellon/%22%20%5Cl%20%22e2ad3665d528>

April 24, 2018: Congressman Devin Nunes sends classified letter to Jeff Sessions regarding FBI informant (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/risk-to-intelligence-source-who-aided-russia-investigation-at-center-of-latest-showdown-between-nunes-and-justice-dept/2018/05/08/d6fb66f8-5223-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859_story.html?utm_term=.ab0ea8e56989> who is later revealed to be Stefan Halper. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/who-is-stefan-a-halper-the-fbi-source-who-assisted-the-russia-investigation/2018/05/21/22c46caa-5d42-11e8-9ee3-49d6d4814c4c_story.html?utm_term=.cfd7016d0a51>
April 28, 2018: Fire at Trump Tower Azerbaijan (source <https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/trump-tower-fire-azerbaijan-baku-latest-video-international-grand-prix-f1-new-york-building-a8326891.html?amp>.

Week of April 29, 2018: Devin Nunes issues subpoena to DOJ seeking information about FBI informant Stefan Halper. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nunes-subpoena-to-justice-dept-requested-all-documents-about-individual-described-as-longtime-intelligence-source/2018/05/09/93fbc154-53c2-11e8-9c91-7dab596e8252_story.html?utm_term=.0e0d231921b0>

June 20, 2018: New York Dept of Financial Services fines Deutsche Bank $205 million for "unlawful, unsafe and unsound conduct in its foreign exchange trading business." (source <https://www.dfs.ny.gov/about/press/pr1806201.htm>

June 22, 2018: Trump-backed Katie Arrington seriously injured in head-in collision (source <http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/katie-arrington-seriously-injured-in-car-crash.html>.

June 27, 2018: Justice Kennedy, whose son was Donald Trump's Deutsche banker, unexpectedly announces retirement. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/us/politics/anthony-kennedy-retire-supreme-court.html> Trump and Kennedy reportedly had a special relationship (source <https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a21999314/anthony-kennedy-son-donald-trump-deutche-bank/>.

July 4, 2018: delegation of Republicans go to Moscow. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eight-republicans-spent-july-4-in-russia-where-are-the-fireworks/2018/07/06/beae30be-812e-11e8-b658-4f4d2a1aeef1_story.html?utm_term=.16d94a5d83eb>

July 9, 2018: Brett Kavanaugh nominated to SCOTUS. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html>

July 14, 2018: Indictment of 12 Russians/internet research agency unsealed (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/13/politics/russia-investigation-indictments/index.html>.

July 16, 2018: Maria Butina Russian spy criminal complaint unsealed. (source <https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/russian-national-charged-conspiracy-act-agent-russian-federation-within-united-states>

July 16, 2018: Trump meets with Putin in Helsinki. (source <https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/07/politics/trump-putin-summit-cnnphotos/>

July 17, 2018: Secret Service agent dies in Scotland falling ill at Trump golf course, dying the day after the Helsinki meeting (source <https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44866613> (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/politics/secret-service-agent-dies/index.html> (obituary <https://www.leefuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Nole-Remagen/#!/Obituary>

July 25, 2018: dead body found in waters off Trump NYC golf course (source <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-golf-links-bronx-ferry-point-body-found-today-2018-07-25/>.

August 6, 2018: Rand Paul goes to Russia. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/sen-rand-paul-goes-to-moscow-and-invites-russians-to-washingtonin-unofficial-bid-to-boost-ties/2018/08/06/0090975a-9945-11e8-8d5e-c6c594024954_story.html?utm_term=.4d99ed4bdf6a>

August 10, 2018: Dennis Shields - the same guy Cohen texted to get out in April - found dead in Trump Tower (source <https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dennis-shields-bethenny-frankel-s-boyfriend-found-dead-trump-tower-1133968>

August 15, 2018: Trump revokes John Brennan's security clearance. (source <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eight-republicans-spent-july-4-in-russia-where-are-the-fireworks/2018/07/06/beae30be-812e-11e8-b658-4f4d2a1aeef1_story.html?utm_term=.16d94a5d83eb>

August 16, 2018: mystery case before grand jury initiated. (source <https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/10/31/has-robert-mueller-subpoenaed-trump-222060>

October 2, 2018: Jamal Khashoggi murdered on orders from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (source <https://abcnews.go.com/International> Trump later disputes the findings of the CIA and stands with Saudis stating that too much money is at stake. (source <https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-disputes-cia-findings-khashoggi-murder-says-u-s-can-n939341>

October 3, 2018: Nikki Hailey resigns, but resignation is not yet publicly announced. (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/09/politics/nikki-haley-resignation-letter/index.html>

October 3, 2018: Russian deputy AG Saak Karapetyan who reportedly directed Natalya Veselnitskaya (the lawyer who met with the Trump campaign in Trump Tower) dies in a helicopter crash (source <https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-prosecutor-linked-trump-tower-lawyers-skripal-other-kremlin-intrigue-veselnitskaya-karapetyan-reported-dead-helicopter-crash/29526704.html>. It was later reported that the pilot of the helicopter had been shot. (source <https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/pilot-shot-before-helicopter-crash-13377180>

October 9, 2018: Internet Research Agency (aka the troll farm) named in DOJ indictment (unsealed July 14, 2018) set on fire. (source <https://thehill.com/policy/international/410584-russian-troll-farm-hit-in-arson-attack>

October 9, 2018: Nikki Haley announces resignation.

October 9, 2018: New York Times reports that Saudi Arabia had ordered Khashoggi's murder.

October 17, 2018: Don McGahn White House counsel In November 2019, received a court order to testify before the House of Representatives after he had resigned in October 2018 amid . (source <https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/17/politics/mcgahn-leaving-white-house-council/index.html>

October 19, 2018: "Project Lahkta" (Russian election interference) criminal complaint unsealed (source <https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/russian-national-charged-interfering-us-political-system>

October 21, 2018: John Bolton goes to Russia to meet with Putin. (source <https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/412323-bolton-heads-to-moscow-for-high-stakes-meeting-with-russians>

October 22 - 27, 2018: week of terror begins with bombs at the home of George Soros. (source <https://abcnews.go.com/US/billionaire-philanthropist-george-soros-home-explosive-device-found/story?id=58683450>. It was followed by bombs sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Oct. 23); Barack Obama, CNN, John Brennan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eric Holder and Maxine Waters (October 24); Robert de Niro and Joe Biden (October 25); and Cory Booker, James Clapper, Kamala Harris, and Tom Steyer (October 26). It ends with mass shooting at Tree of Life synagogue on October 27 (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/us/active-shooter-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting.html>.

October 30, 2018: Whitey Bulger killed. (source <https://nypost.com/2018/10/30/boston-mob-boss-james-whitey-bulger-found-dead-in-prison/>

November 21, 2018: head of GRU agency accused of DNC hacks and Skripal poisoning dies, reportedly after a long illness. (source <https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/head-russian-spy-agency-accused-u-s-election-hack-u-n939261>

November 27, 2018: Methbot indictment unsealed at EDNY. (source <https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/two-international-cybercriminal-rings-dismantled-and-eight-defendants-indicted-causing>

November 28, 2018: Miami Herald publishes Perversion of Justice investigative report.

November 29, 2018: Michael Cohen pleads guilty. (source <https://www.justice.gov/sco>

November 29, 2018: Massive raid at Deutsche Bank. (source <https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-29/deutsche-bank-headquarters-searched-in-money-laundering-probe>

November 29, 2018: FBI raids offices of Trump's former tax attorney, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke. (source <http://fortune.com/2018/11/29/fbi-raids-trump-tax-attorney-chicago/>

December 4, 2018: Epstein trial set to begin but settled last minute, avoiding witnesses. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/us/jeffrey-epstein-settlement-sexual-abuse-court.html>

December 13, 2018: FBI raids Chicago Alderman and former Trump tax attorney Ed Burke's office a second time (source <https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/12/13/breaking-new-fbi-raid-of-alderman-ed-burkes-office-in-chicago-city-hall/>.

December 22, 2018: Government shuts down. (source <https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/ryan-says-trump-will-not-sign-senate-passed-bill-to-avoid-government-shutdown.html>

January 8, 2019: it's learned that Manafort passed polling data to Kilimnik in the summer of 2016. (source <https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/08/manafort-russian-poll-share-konstantin-kilimnik-trump-investigation-2016-election-latest>

January 11, 2019: it's learned/reported that the FBI had opened a counter intelligence investigation into Trump in May of 2017. (source <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html>

January 23, 2019: Michael Cohen postpones testimony before Congress, saying it's because Trump has been threatening him. (source <https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/23/michael-cohen-testimony/2658437002/>

January 25, 2019: Roger Stone arrested and indicted. (source <https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/25/roger-stone-arrested-following-mueller-indictment-1125445> (sourc <https://www.justice.gov/file/1124706/download>e)

February 21, 2019: Judge rules that federal prosecutors (including Trump labor secretary Alex Acosta) broke the law in Epstein case. (source <https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article226577419.html>

February 27, 2019: Michael Cohen testifies before Congress that Trump had directed him to threaten people as many as 500 times when he worked for him. (source <https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/431865-cohen-says-trump-asked-him-to-make-as-many-as-500-threats-to-people> He also testifies that Russian mobster Felix Sater's office had been located on the 26th floor of Trump Tower - the same floor as Trump's office - and, in the location that would eventually become Cohen's office. (source <https://rouda.house.gov/media/press-releases/during-rep-rouda-s-questioning-michael-cohen-testifies-felix-sater-occupied>
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 05:21 PM (33 replies)

Updated: Trump's Covid Timeline 🏌️‍♂️


2016 NSC briefs Trump admin. w/“playbook on fighting pandemics” on tracking a new virus, testing and securing emergency resources. It was “thrown on a shelf”, per anonymous official per Politico.

2017 guts CDC firing head, 700 vacancies

2-20-2018 fires global pandemic response team, cut corona vaccine $$: “good business decision”

11-2019 first cases in China
1-3-20 briefed on virus threat
1-4-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
1–5-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
1-18-20 Cabinet advises virus serious
1-18-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
1-19-20 first US Covid case; 🏌️‍♂️golfing
1-27-20 Chief of Staff Mulvaney conveys seriousness—fired in a month
1-30-20 Trump: “a very little problem”
2-2020 University of Washington and the Seattle Dept. of Health notify Trump admin. of a case; told stop testing
2-1-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
2-2-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
2-10-20 Trump: “when it gets a little warmer it miraculously goes away.”
2-15-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
2-19-20 “very much under control”
2-26-20 “no. cases going down not up”
2-27-20 “like a miracle it will disappear“
2-28-20 “Democratic hoax”
2-29-20 vaccine “available very quickly”
3-4-20 “very mild.”
3-6-20 “there’s no test kit shortage...”
3-7-20 “I’m not concerned at all.”
3-13-20 “I don’t take responsibility at all.”
3-15-20 “we are in control”
3-16-20 “it’s bad”
5-23-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
5-24-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
5-31-20 100,000 dead
6-12-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
6-13-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
6-14-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
6-21-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
6-27-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
6-28-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-1-20 120,000 dead: I’m “all for masks... masks are good.“
7-3-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-5-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-10-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-11-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-12-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-14-20 “...I would urge them to wear a mask and ... follow the guidelines.“
7-16-20 75,000 Covid cases in one day set world record: pitches Goya beans after the CEO compliments him.
7-17-20 Tweets about books written on him. In separate interview: “no national mask mandate. I don’t believe in that.”
7-18-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-19-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-19-20 Fox interview remarks on Covid deaths: “... China, they should have never let it escape but it is what it is ... Why don't they talk about Mexico?”
7-20-20 No mention of Putin bounty on America’s troops
7-20-20 Fox interview: “Many of those cases are young people that would heal in a day. They have the sniffles and we put it down as a test.” 140,000 dead
7-21-20 discusses sending troops to Chicago; CDC: # Covid infections 14 mill.
7-22-20 Announces action: “...will alert local authorities if there are more than 3 cases in a nursing facility.”
7-23-20 Covid now affecting kids at same rate as 65 & over. Red states setting records. Twitter: “... love watching pathetic Never Trumpers squirm! ... Dems, as usual, are hurting the working men and women of our Country! ... Obama, who wouldn’t even endorse Biden until everyone else was out of the primaries... I wouldn’t be President. They did a terrible job! ... Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream!”
7-25-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-26-20 🏌️‍♂️golfing
7-28-20 150,000 dead

Posted by live love laugh | Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:06 PM (1 replies)

They just introduced "the honorable Mitch McConnell"


Posted by live love laugh | Mon Jul 27, 2020, 02:14 PM (12 replies)

Guns are the new crack

In the 80s Reagan ushered crack cocaine into America’s ghettos wreaking devastation on lives, driving up incarceration rates and destroying families.

Republicans followed Reagan’s assault by incessantly working to push through legislation making guns ubiquitous. Inner city gun violence has soared in the wake.

Something has to change for better for the sake of humanity. Stop this madness.

Make America Safe(r) Again.
Posted by live love laugh | Wed Jul 22, 2020, 10:25 AM (0 replies)

In light of the assasination attempt on the NJ judge

Trump needs to be looked at too. This article from April clearly ties Trump to Deutsche Bank. The”fake news” only mentions Epstein’s ties to the bank.

Trump Organization Appears To Be On Verge Of Complete Financial Collapse

The Trump Organization, like so many American businesses these days, is experiencing a tremendous downturn in revenues, and because the president’s family company is heavily leveraged and owes millions in payments for loans it has taken out, could be on the verge of total financial collapse and the seizure of its assets, according to the New York Times:

“Representatives of Mr. Trump’s company have recently spoken with Deutsche Bank, the president’s largest creditor, about the possibility of postponing payments on at least some of its loans from the bank.

“And in Florida, the Trump Organization sought guidance last week from Palm Beach County about whether it expected the company to continue making monthly payments on county land that it leases for a 27-hole golf club.”

Many of the Trump properties are hemorrhaging money, estimated to be several millions of dollars a day, even though the company has left some hotels and clubs open, despite the call by medical experts to close all such gathering places to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the country.

Creditors are somewhat reluctant to make a big deal out of the payments they’re owed, but can only let the matter go on for so long before taking further action, which could include foreclosure and seizure of assets, the Times notes:

“Because of his history of defaults and bankruptcies, Deutsche Bank insisted that Mr. Trump provide personal guarantees on those loans, meaning that the bank has recourse to his personal assets if he were to stop paying back the money.

“Deutsche Bank executives have been fretting about what would happen if he were to default, according to bank officials. Seizing the president’s personal assets would be an unattractive proposition. But opting not to collect on the loans would be the equivalent of an enormous financial gift to Mr. Trump.”

Posted by live love laugh | Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:00 PM (7 replies)

Posted in wrong forum moved to GD

Posted by live love laugh | Mon Jul 20, 2020, 05:43 PM (9 replies)

They're trying to control the narrative


As Covid wreaks devastation in red states “coincidental” renewed protests are flaring up again in Portland and now Chicago. Secret federal police are kidnapping people off the streets. (It’s already been verified by the FBI during the Floyd protests that disruptions were initiated by right-wing infiltrators.)

And both Trump and Stone took to the airwaves spewing racist filth.

If nothing else is predictable, it’s that radical Republican fascists feel justified in achieving their ends by any means necessary.

Racism, violence or death mean nothing as long as they get what they want. And they want it all. Starting with the narrative.

Posted by live love laugh | Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:55 AM (1 replies)

More gov't. sabotage: 13,400 federal Immigration Svc. workers facing furlough

JULY 6, 2020 / 7:10 AM / CBS NEWS

In less than 30 days, the cash-strapped U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start furloughing more than 13,400 employees — nearly 70% of its workforce — unless Congress authorizes emergency funding to avoid a scenario that would cripple the nation's legal immigration system [which] ... it attributes to a drastic decrease in applications during the coronavirus pandemic that has deprived the fee-funded agency of its main source of revenue.


Democratic and Republican congressional officials said the administration has yet to file a formal budget request, ... The Trump administration, however, says Congress has all it needs to bailout USCIS. "The Administration has formally requested the resources necessary to keep USCIS running," an OMB spokesperson told CBS News. "Our hope is that Congressional Democrats accept our proposal to keep the lights on in a responsible manner."


"The Trump White House is responsible for requesting supplemental funding, but all they have sent Congress is a one-page letter that provides virtually no information on the shortfall or proposed remedies," said Evan Hollander, a spokesperson for the House appropriations panel. "Despite this egregious lack of communication, House Democrats are closely tracking USCIS' financial difficulties and are prepared to discuss solutions as part of negotiations on the next phase of coronavirus response legislation. So far, Senate Republicans are unwilling to begin those talks."


A Republican Senate aide said House appropriators have not reached out about the USCIS emergency funds. The aide also said the White House has not made a formal request for the funds, noting that Vought's June 19 letter did not include a dollar figure.


Posted by live love laugh | Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:25 AM (5 replies)
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