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Russiagate – who is who and what is what?

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Russiagate has become so complex, that a telephone directory with names and numbers seems crucial for those that have not closely followed it’s development during 2017. Here is a who is who and what is what that is intended to supply your (basic) needs.

Introduction
Because of the growing complexity of the Russiagate scandal I thought it a good idea to construct a who is who and what is what, as a guide for the innocent newby to find his or her way in this minefield that for more then a year has dominated political warfare in the USA. Particularly useful now the scandal is coming to a head, the headlines are flooded with ins and outs, and more and more people have come to realise that their trust in their regular newsoutlets – part of the mainstream media – has proven to be misplaced. If that is you, you need information to understand what it is all about. You’ll find it here.

However, even for people that have tallied all along this past 14 months, it may prove useful to be made aware again of certain individuals that only play marginal but crucial roles. Also, the realisation that Russiagate consists of a large number of subscandals that are interconnected is a fact not everybody seems to have realised yet. Some information here may seem too obvious, but remember: this was originally compiled for a Dutch audience that has been kept in the dark by it’s own state media, that are blindly following the lead of leftwing American MSM.

I can not say I’m completely impartial myself, but I have tried to present the information in this blog with as little bias as can be expected, including lots of links to sources that explain or mention the main and smaller characters involved.

The main line
In short, Russiagate is all about finding a way to impeach Donald Trump as president of the United States. (Democrats may disagree)

It all started in earnest with a declaration by the ODNI on January 6th 2017, two weeks before the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States. But the roots of the scandal reach back way further, and have become part of the scandal itself, now it seems more and more that Russiagate is a scam. A scam set up to remove Donald Trump from office before he could do too much damage to the vested interests of what usually is known as the Deep State. The Deep State seems to have been in collusion with the leading oligarchy within the Democratic Party (DNC), presently the second political party in the USA. Which would in effect prove a scandal that will rock the United States more then the infamous Watergate-scandal did in 1973-75.

The categorisation of those mentioned below may change over time. I intend to keep it up to date, and will register the latest date it has been changed on the foot of this post.

(Government) organisations and institutions involved (so far)

US Senate

Senate Judiciary Committee

US House of Representatives

United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

State Department (State, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken)

Department of Justice (DOJ, Ministerie van Justitie)

CIA – (Amerikaanse Buitenlandse veiligheidsdienst)

FBI – (Amerikaanse Binnenlandse veiligheidsdienst, valt onder DOJ)

FBI Counterintelligence Division

Counterespionage Section

NSA – (Amerikaanse nationale veiligheidsdienst valt onder Defensie)

DNC – Democratic National Committee – is the formal governing body for the United States Democratic Party. The committee coordinates strategy to support Democratic Party candidates throughout the country for local, state, and national office. It organizes the Democratic National Convention held every four years to nominate and confirm a candidate for president, and to formulate the party platform.

RNC – Republican National Committee – is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention.

ODNI – Office of the Director of National Intelligence. A statement by ODNI was the offical start of Russiagate.

USA2016 – US presidential elections held on November 8th 2016.

Transition Team – United States presidential transition is the transfer of federal executive branch power from the incumbent President of the United States to the president-elect, during the period of time between election day in November (on the first Tuesday after November 1), and inauguration day on the following January 20.

Clinton Foundation (charity and financial vehicle for the election of Clinton Family Members (Bill, HRC, daughter Chelsea {their only child})

Fusion GPS  – a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm, hired by the DNC to collect dirt on Donald Trump. Fusion GPS subsequently hired Chrsitopher Steele.

Perkins Coie – International law firm that was hired by Marc Elias to retain Fusion GPS, and so became instrumental in creating the Steele dossier.

Judicial WatchJudicial Watch, Inc., a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law.

WikiLeaks – Independent international opposition organisation against any government that tries to keep it’s operations secret, by publishing it’s hacked or leaked docements on it’s own website. Directed by Julian Assange.

Uranium One – is a Canadian uranium mining company with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. It has operations in Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Africa and the United States. In January 2013 Rosatom, the Russian state-owned uranium monopoly, through its subsidiary ARMZ Uranium Holding, purchased the company at a value of $1.3 billion.[2] The purchase of the company by Russian interests is, as of October 2017, under investigation by the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Rosatom – Russian company that acquired Uranium One in 2013 after it got an OK from the Obama-administratio to do so. Afterwards large sums were transfered to the Clinton Foundation, into which the American judiciary has failed to start an investigation – so far. It’s chairman died in a plane crash off Domodedovo airport near Moscow, february 13th 2018.

Functions

President of the United States

VicePresident (also chairman of the Senate)

Secretary of State (Minister van Buitenlandse zaken, 4e hoogste official der USA)

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Majority Leader

Minority Leader

Attorney General (Minister van Justitie)

Deputy Attorney-General

Inspector General DOJ  – (by law independent from regular line of command)

The Inspector General Act of 1978 is a United States federal law (92 Stat. 1101) defining a standard set of Inspector General offices across several specified departments of the U.S. federal government.

The Act specifically creates Inspector General positions and offices in more than dozen specific departments and agencies. The Act gave these inspectors general the authority to review the internal documents of their departments or offices. They were given responsibility to investigate fraud, to give policy advice (section 4), to handle certain complaints by employees, and to report to the heads of their agencies and to Congress on their activities every six months (section 5).

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation – FBI – (benoemd door president, in principe voor tien jaar – niet-politieke benoeming)

Director of CIA (politiek benoemd door zittende president)

National Security Advisor – (politiek benoemd door zittende president)

Director of National Intelligence (politiek benoemd door zittende president)

Main actors (sequence of importance)

Donald Trump (R), president of the USA since January 20th 2017

Barack Obama (D), president of the USA from January 2009 till the accession of Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton (HRC), Democrat – losing – candidate during USA2016, Secretay of State 2008-2012, etc etc.

Robert Mueller – Special Counsel for the investigation of Russian interference with USA2016. Appointed May 16 2017 by Rod Rosenstein, Director FBI 2001-2013.

Secondary actors and function (Alphabetically)

Abedin, Huma – American political staffer who was vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for President of the United States. Prior to that, Abedin was deputy chief of staff to Clinton, who was U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She was also the traveling chief of staff and former assistant for Clinton during Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. Very close to her boss. Was married to former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Assange, Julian – Director of WikiLeaks. Nurtured a deep hate against the Obama administration, which he did swear to bring down.

Bannon, Steve – served as White House Chief Strategist in the administration of Trump during the first seven months.

Blumenthal, Sidney – is a former aide to President Bill Clinton; a long-time confidant of Hillary Clinton, formerly employed by the Clinton Foundation; and a journalist, especially on American politics and foreign policy. The United States House Select Committee on Benghazi, headed by Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, subpoenaed Blumenthal in May 2015. Blumenthal gave testimony in a closed-door session the following month. Blumenthal’s name came up during the October 22, 2015 full committee public questioning of Hillary Clinton regarding the Benghazi incident, as one of the alleged sources of Clinton’s intelligence. During this hearing Democratic members asked that Blumenthal’s deposition transcript be made public so that comments regarding his involvement could be placed in context. The motion was defeated by a party-line vote. See also:Jonathan Winer.

Brazile, Donna – interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committeei from July 2016, until February 2017. (During USA2016)

Brennan, John – Director CIA 2013-January 2017, Obama-appointee

Campbell, William – mole for CIA and later the FBI during the investigation into the Uranium One scandal

Clapper, James Robertformer Director of National Intelligence, Obama-appointee

Comey, James – an American lawyer who served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from September 4, 2013 until his dismissal on May 9, 2017 by president Trump.

Elias, Marc  – American attorney. He is a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie LLP and head of its Political Law practice. He was the general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and

Fitton, Tom – president of Judicial Watch

Flynn, Michael – First National Security Advisor to president Trump. 13th of februari 2017 he resigned after barely three weeks on the job. First to strike a plea bargain with Special Counsel Mueller, though not on campaign-related issues.

Gates, Rick – Trump USA2016 campaign adviser, part of Paul Manafort’s entourage. 3rd defendant to strike a plea bargain with Special counsel Mueller.

Gingrich, Newt – former, 50th Speaker of the House of Representatives

Gowdy, HW (R, SG 4th) – politician, and former federal prosecutor serving as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Tea Party movement and a Republican.

Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) – senator for South Carolina, chairman of the Senate subcommittee for … Graham is not a natural ally of Pres. Trump

Grassley, Chuck  (R-I) – senator for Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Harding, Luke – Correspondent for UK Guardian newspaper, author of Collusion – book on the Russiagate scandal in it’s orginal form as a probe into Republican misconduct during USA2016

Horowitz, Michael E. – has held the post of Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice. Horowitz announced in January 2017 that the Inspector General’s office would examine evidence related to “allegations of misconduct” regarding FBI Director James B. Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices and whether Justice Department employees leaked information improperly during the run up to the 2016 United States presidential election. Since, Horowitz’s office has recovered thousands of reported lost emails between Page and Strzok, has published several of those, as well as new and hitherto unknown emails by Hillary Clinton. Horowitz has an unblemished reputation as investigator.

Isikoff, Michael R. – currently the Chief Investigative Correspondent at Yahoo! News. He is the co-author on an upcoming book with David Corn entitled; Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, scheduled for publication on March 20, 2018

Kelly, John  – As Chief of Staff, Kelly is considered to be one of the most hardline conservative members of the administration on the issue of immigration, along with Stephen Miller the Senior Advisor

Kortan, Mike – Assistant Director FBI, Office of Public Affairs, resigned February 7th.

Laufman, David – senior Justice Department official who was involved in oversight of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as the Russian interference probe has stepped down February 7th, citing personal reasons.

Lynch, Loretta E – Attorney-general (2015-2017), Infamous for meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac of Phoenix airportduring the USA2016 campaign. Still under investigation.

Manafort, Paul – is an American lobbyist, political consultant and lawyer.

McAuliffe, Terry – American politician and former entrepreneur who served as the 72nd Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. He was chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

McCabe, Andrew – Deputy Director FBI until 29 jan 2018. Stepped down because of suspicions about his handling of Emailgate.

McCain, John – Senator (R) Arizona, Former Rep. pres. candidate 2008

McMaster, H.R. – present National Security Advisor.

Nunes, Devin Gerald (R, Cal. 22nd) – chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Ohr, Bruce G, – Bruce Ohr served as a Department of Justice contact for Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who authored the Trump–Russia dossier. The dossier was commissioned by the firm Fusion GPS, which had hired his wife Nellie Ohr to conduct opposition research on Donald Trump. The Nunes memo stated that Steele had told Ohr that he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president”. Steele’s alleged bias and Mr. and Mrs. Ohr’s relationship with him were not included in the FISA applications for surveillance of Carter Page. While there has been no evidence made public regarding whether the dossier was the sole basis for the FISA warrant, it has been shown to have been “relied heavily” on in the application. He tried to hide his wife’s connection with the Democratic party.

Ohr, Nelly – Bruce Ohr’s wife,  tried unsuccesfully to secure a senatorial seat in the State of Virginia for the Democratic Party – ultimately losing by a mere 2000 votes margin. It turned out her campaign was for the better part funded with a gift of ($500.000, link needed) from Terry McAuliffe, then Democratic governor of Virginia, and very much involved with the Clinton family.

Page, Carter – has been a focus of the 2017 Special Counsel investigation into links between Trump associates and Russian officials and Russian interference on behalf of Trump during the 2016 Presidential election. – Page was the excuse to obtain a warrant from the FISA-court, for which the Steele dossier was employed;

Page, Lisa – Page was an attorney with the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel. Before joining the bureau, she worked as a trial lawyer in the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Justice Department’s Crime Division. Extra-marital girlfriend of FBI-agent Peter Strzok.

Papadopoulos, George – former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump’s USA2016 campaign. On October 5, 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents about contacts he had with the Russian government in 2016 relating to U.S.-Russia relations and Trump’s campaign.

Pelosi, Nancy – (D, Cal 12th) is an American politician serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives since 2011.

Pence, MikeVicePresident USA

Podesta, John – who served as White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from October 20, 1998 until January 20, 2001 and as Counselor to President Barack Obama from January 1, 2014 until February 13, 2015. Crucial figure in the emailserverscandal.

Podesta, Tony – Brother of John. American lobbyist best known for founding the Podesta Group

Priestap, Bill – assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division.

Rice, Susan – National Security Advisor to Obama 2013-2017

Rich, Seth – DNC-staffer who was killed under mysterious circumstances in Washington DC. Subject of quite some conspiracy theories.

Rosenstein, Rod – Deputy Attorney-general (R), confirmed april 2017

Ryan, Paul (R, Wis) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Schiff, Adam – (D, Cal. 28th) – ranking Democratic member the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – as such the opposite number of Devin Nunes. Presently best known as front denier of any accusations that may harm the Democratic Party.

Sessions, JeffAttorney General

Shearer, Cody  – Democratic political operative, go-between between State and Chris Steele

Soros, George – billionaire and intenational (progressive??) political activist. Whence there’s shady money involved, sooner or later the name of Soros will pop up.

Steele, Christopher – former MI6 spy (UK, 1987-2009) – author of several unfavourable dossiers on then presidential candidate Donald Trump

Steyer, Tom – an American billionaire hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist, progressive activist and Trump-hater. Financed two failed attempts (so far) to impeach president Trump.

Strzok, Peter – Strzok was the Chief of the Counterespionage Section during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server. Strzok rose to become the Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division, which is the number two position in that division, and led the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie – Chair of DNC untill july 2016 (first part of USA2016). After WikiLeaks published Democratic National Committee emails which suggested that DNC staffers and partly Wasserman Schultz herself had inappropriately backed Hillary Clinton in the primary campaigns while criticizing the Bernie Sanders campaign, Wasserman Schultz tendered her resignation as the head of the DNC.

Weiner, Anthony – American former Democratic congressman who represented New York’s 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 after the first of several sexting scandals involving underage children became public. The FBI discovered an enormous lof of previously thought lost emails by Hillay Clinton, wich resulted in an renewed inquest into the emailserver scandal that was announced a few days before november 8th (Election day).

On May 19, 2017, Weiner pled guilty to another sexting charge of transferring obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. He was also required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Winer, Jonathan – present State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya and Senior Advisor for MEK Resettlement, previously U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement, served as senior vice president of a firm that did extensive pro bono work for the Clinton Global Initiative. As such, connected to Steele -dossier.

Wray, Christopher A. – present Director of the FBI since the firing of James Comey.

Zwaan, Alex van der – Nederlandse advocaat (bij Skadden Arps) werkzaam in Londen, schoonzoon van een Russische oligarch, werd op 16 februari in staat van beschuldiging gesteld wegens onwaarheden onder ede. Hij was advocaat van Rick Gates, zelf al een tamelijk marginaal figuur binnen de Trump-campagne voor USA2016.

Sub-scandals to Russiagate

Emailserver scandal (Emailgate) In March 2015, it became publicly known that Hillary Clinton, during her tenure as United States Secretary of State, had used her family’s private email server for official communications, rather than official State Department email accounts maintained on secure federal servers.

FISA-gate  – the unlawfull misconduct by which the FB obtained a warrant to spy on Christopher Page.

2017 Special Counsel investigation – Official term for Russiagate

Russia Probe – the original inquest into possible collusion of Donald Trump with Russian intelligence to rig USA2016 in his favour. Led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, former FBI-director.

Unmasking scandalthis scandal is about the revelation that then NSA Susan Rice had access to the records of surveillance of members of Trumps transsition team

Uranium One – is a Canadian uranium mining company with headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. It has operations in Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Africa and the United States. In January 2013 Rosatom, the Russian state-owned uranium monopoly, through its subsidiary ARMZ Uranium Holding, purchased the company at a value of $1.3 billion.[2] The purchase of the company by Russian interests is, as of October 2017, under investigation by the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Watergate (1972-74) – Mother of all scandals for political America. In part namegiver (gate) of many.

Miscellaneous

Political appointees – usually replaced when a new government, another party comes to power.

Collusion – the assumption that one or anther has conspired with enemies of the USA, usually Russia\

Deep StateDeep state was defined in 2014 by Mike Lofgren, a former Republican U.S. congressional aide, as “a hybrid association of elements of government and parts of top-level finance and industry that is effectively able to govern the United States without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the formal political process.

Drain the swamp –  is the – rather traditional – battle cry president Trump used to announce his intention to counter Deep State and Democrat partisan machinations frustrating his governmental intentions.

Impeachmentthe procedure to dispose the president of the USA. Has never been successfully completed, though Richard Nixon stpped down before it got that far. Bill Clinton survived one serious attempt over the Mica Lewinsky-affair. Donald Trump did survive two much less serious attenpts – so far.

Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) – the summary that is used to convince a FISA-court to allow the spying on American citizens, without further exposure of the facts or reports on which it is based. The contents of the ICA that was compiled to obtain a FISA-warrant for spying on Carter Page have not been revealed yet.

The Memo – Nunes memo produced by chairman Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Memo2 – memo produced by Congressman Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to counter The Memo produced by Nunes.

Midterms – Elections halfway a presidential term. The House is fully elected every two years, senators every six years. Next midterms are planned for november 6th 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump’s term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.

Neocons – originally a group of liberal hawks and conservative strategists that was convinced the USA should takeworld matters in it’s own hands. The group came to political prominence during the ’70’s and 80’s.

Neoneocons – my own neologism, to make a distinction between the original neocons and their political successors that dominated American Foreign Policy during the George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama-administrations.

NothingBurger – Many newsoutlets have tried to bring sensational news about the Russia probe, usually interlaced with their despise of president Trump. Nobody did that as worse as CNN, a newsoutlet that made it a habit to announce the most ridiculous claims, only to retract those towards the end of long articles on their newssite. This has become known as the NothingBurger.

Plea bargain – The plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal, copping a plea, or plea in mitigation) is any agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty to a particular charge in return for some concession from the prosecutor. This may mean that the defendant will plead guilty to a less serious charge, or to one of the several charges, in return for the dismissal of other charges; or it may mean that the defendant will plead guilty to the original criminal charge in return for a more lenient sentence.

Transition

Media outlets used and involved

MSM – shortcut for MainStream media

Network Television outlets

CNNLiberal newsnetwork, heavily influenced by Arab countries

ABC, CBS, NBC – syndicated mainstream networks, supposed to be neutral

FOXNews – Conservative Television Network

Papers and websites

Breitbart (website)- independent conservative internet media news outlet

Buzzfeed (lefty agitprop website)

Daily Caller (website)

Daily Beast (lefty agitprop website)

Guardian – UK liberal newspaper

Los Angeles Times

New York Post

New York Times

The Federalist (political website)

The Hill (political insider website)

Wall Street Journal

Washington Examiner

Washington Post

Washington Times

Yahoo News (website)

Zerohedge – independent economic and political newsblog, infamous for impopulair opinions. Influential. Particularity; writers are anonymous to guarantee independence, all use the same alias: Tyler Durden.

Omissions

  • Intentionally omitted were the names of journalists and Congresspeople that played virtually no or an absolute minimal role so far. Some may appear later on as Russiagate further unfolds.
  • And of course there will be unintentional ommissions. Please notify us of those in the comments below. We will update regularly, and will add to the above what we find appropriate, but by mistake has not yet been included.

Last time changed: March 01st 2018 16:00 GMT.

17 reacties

  1. Cool Pete schreef:

    Nuttig “telefoon-boek”.

    Maar voegt geen informatie toe.
    Breitbart News Network is een duidelijke bron, in deze hele materie.

  2. Dick Ahles schreef:

    Absoluut nuttig in het zelf volgen van nieuwsbronnen uit Amerika over Russiagate. Dank

  3. Karina schreef:

    Ik ben er blij mee. Mochten er namen vallen in de (geweldige) artikelen van Hannibal, kan ik zo nodig even terugzoeken Wie/Wat die persoon ook alweer was. Dank je wel.

  4. Carthago schreef:

    Dank hannibal.Heel mooi naslagwerk voor de komende rechtzaken tegen de obama en clinton gangsters.Hopelijk komen spoedig termen als ” federal state prison ” en “high treason ” erbij.

  5. D. G. Neree schreef:

    Een heel werk. Mijn complimenten. Ik heb er 2 artikelen over geschreven voor de EJBronsite maar het kostte me een enorme moeite om uit het woud van gebeurtenissen, personen en organisaties wijs te worden en een rode draad + kernpunten in de artikelen te zetten. Bovenstaande lijst is een mooi naslagwerk. Ben je ook van plan een tijdlijn op te zetten met gebeurtenissen?

    Wat ik eigenlijk mis in bovenstaande lijst zijn de Sigarenboer Bill Clinton en de Clinton Foundation. Misschien heb ik het gemist of misschien heeft het niet direct hiermee te maken.

  6. Carthago schreef:

    @D.g.Neree. Killbill clinton als gewezen president met overal een open deur , in samenzwering met de clintonfoundation zijn zelfs de spil in de corrupte russiangate.Zonder die zgn “stichting”en de presidentiële erfenis van aalgladde clinton kon dit nooit plaatsvinden ,

  7. Hannibal schreef:

    @D.G. Neree ea
    Het was idd een hele klus, en gisteravond laat zag ik al dat ik een belangrijke alsnog vergeten was op te nemen (is intussen gebeurd). Bill C. is belangrijk, maar vooral ivm het tarmac-verleg met Lorette Lynch in Phoenix. Als het emailserverschandaal weer in het spel kom zet ik hem er alsnog (uitgebreider) bij.

    De Clinton foundation staat bij de organisaties. Zoals je uit de kopjes kunt opmaken heb ik keuzes moeten maken hoe zaken te rubriceren. Alles alfabetisch op één hoop gooien was ook een optie, maar in verband met te verwachten resignations heb ik er voor gekozen een aantal zaken uiteen te trekken. Drie a vier mensen die dezelfde post bezetten wordt dan te ingewikkeld om te zien hoe zaken verliepen.

    Een tijdlijn komt nog, maar gezien de ophef dit weekend over wanneer door de Russen wat werd gedaan (maandag een stuk over), zag ik al aankomen dat ik daar beter even mee wachten kon. Deze who is who wil ik blijven updaten

  8. Jaantje schreef:

    Zo dat is een hele lijst met veelal bekende namen .
    Bedankt voor het inventariseren het is overzichtelijk geworden wie wat en waar met wie..

  9. LT schreef:

    Bedankt voor het overzicht. Ter ondersteuning tref je hier een uitgebreide tiimeline tot december 2017:
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-17/top-fbi-and-doj-officials-be-subpoenaed-mccabe-strzok-page-crosshairs.

    In deze timeline tref je ook de volgende belangrijke spelers binnen de schakels FBI, DOJ en Fusion GPS/Steele:

    -Bruce Ohr: former DOJ Associate Deputy Attorney General (for Transnational Organized Crime and International Affairs) and key adviser to the former DOJ Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

    -Nellie Ohr is the wife of Bruce Ohr and she was hired bij Fusion GPS. She worked together with Christopher Steele on the Russian Steele-dossier. (Nellie Ohr werkt ook voor de CIA)

  10. Hannibal schreef:

    @LT. Dank. Die hadden er idd direct al in moeten staan.

    @Jan Nog niet, dank. Ga het zo meteen lezen.

  11. D. G. Neree schreef:

    Hannibal, het zijn ook zoveel namen en organisaties en bovendien van instituten die we in NL niet kennen dat ik over sommige heengelezen heb.

    Misschien als zijdelings complot nog Pizzagate genoemd? Dat heropende meen ik het onderzoek naar Hillary’s emailserver. Daar komt ook Bill C. in zicht met zijn reisjes naar dat paradijselijke eiland. Even de naam kwijt.

  12. D. G. Neree schreef:

    bij sub-scandals

  13. Hannibal schreef:

    @D.G.Neree

    Het onderzoek naar het emailserverschandaal werd heropend nadat men de laptop van Anthony Weiner (uitgebreid genoemd) mocht onderzoeken, en daar een groot deel van de vermiste Clinton-emails aantrof. Weiner is een sex-offender, maar een directe link met Pizzagate is dacht ik niet gelegd.

    Ik snap wat je zegt over Pizzagate, en ik moet toegeven dat daar al meer uitgekomen is dan ik voor waarschijnlijk hield. Desondanks houd ik het hier voorlopig gescheiden van, aangezien het nog steeds te speculatief is. Er moet heel wat gebeuren eer dat uit de aluhoedjessfeer zal zijn gekomen. Er komt nog te weinig over naar buiten om met groot vertrouwen uitspraken over te doen.

  14. Voight-Kampff schreef:

    @Hannibal. Toch een lichte voorkeur voor het woord ‘actors’ ipv ‘players’!?


    Thnx, heb ik gewijzigd.
    H.

  15. D. G. Neree schreef:

    Hannibal, je hebt gelijk. Pizzagate schijnt inderdaad op nogal vage aannames gebaseerd te zijn en voortgekomen uit A: het feit dat John Podesta onderzocht werd inzake kinderporno en B: het feit dat hij uitgenodigd was bij een spirit cooking performance. Een direct verband hiertussen en Russiagate (en het clinton team) is idd hiermee niet gelegd.

    Mochten echter de sexuele voorkeur en perverse sympathieën van John Podesta bekend zijn geweest bij het Clinton/Obamateam, dan maakte dit hem bijzonder chantabel.

  16. D. G. Neree schreef:

    Excuses ik haalde John Podesta en Weinstein door elkaar. Vergeet maar wat ik geschreven heb en/of verwijder mijn reactie maar.

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