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When did the Trump-Russia investigation begin?

Can someone clarify for me?

When Mueller was hired? Or last year with Comey and Mueller just took over?

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen has introduced a resolution of no confidence in President Trump.

An entertaining read.


Poor Don JR, he's so sad.

Inside Trump Family's Turmoil Amid Russia Scandal: Don Jr. Is 'Miserable' and Wants 'These Four Years to Be Over'


Really, does anyone actually feel sorry for him?

Top State cyber official to exit, leaving myriad questions

Source: Politico

STATE DEPARTMENT LOSES TOP CYBER OFFICIAL — The global cybersecurity community is still struggling to process the news that Christopher Painter, the Trump administration’s top cyber diplomat, will leave his State Department job at the end of the month, as Eric first reported on Monday. Painter, the coordinator for cyber issues at State, has been leading American delegations to international cyber meetings since 2011, negotiating joint agreements with other countries on issues like protecting critical infrastructure and developing cyber norms. “Chris has been a tireless defender of American interests in cyberspace,” Jason Healey, a senior cyber researcher at Columbia University, told MC, “flying hundreds of thousands of miles a year to push our views of freedom online, conduct countless bilateral meetings with allies and friends and [champion] international engagement in multilateral settings.”

“The U.S. government didn’t have many like Chris,” Healey said, “and his departure will be a major loss.” Painter previously served in top cyber roles at the National Security Council, the FBI and the Justice Department. He may return to DOJ, where he is technically an employee on detail to State. DOJ did not respond to a request for comment on his status. “Chris will be hard to replace,” said James Lewis, a cyber expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “This will be an easy one to mess up.” Michael Sulmeyer, a former senior Pentagon cyber policy official, told MC that Painter accumulated invaluable experience in his previous jobs. “You weren’t just ‘working with State,’” he said of interagency meetings with Painter. “He and his colleagues understood the broader concerns and priorities of everyone else in the room.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-cybersecurity/2017/07/18/top-state-cyber-official-to-exit-leaving-myriad-questions-221386

EVERYONE should be very alarmed by this, especially considering the current debacle with Russia.

State Department's top cyber official to leave post

The State Department’s top cyber official will leave his position at the end of this month. 

Chris Painter, appointed the department’s coordinator for cyber issues in 2011 during the Obama administration, will leave the State Department at the end of July.


Ok, this was yesterday's news, but somehow I must of missed it on DU.

I saw that they were also leaving the war crimes division abandoned. But this?? Why this?? With everything going on right now, why this? Obvious, in your face, blatant, they can do whatever they want, the red flags are up...What the hell is going on??

The meetings that we know about

I put together a list of meetings, in which have "came out," not sure if I'm missing any. But after ALL of these meetings, which all were previously not been reported. Are we supposed to believe that no more meetings happened? And if they didn't, what about through email, phone, skype, or pigeon carrier??

2013 – Carter Page met with Russian spies
January, 2016 – Erik Prince met with Russian officials in Seychelles
April, 2016 – Trump met with Sergey Kislyak
June 9, 2016 – Trump Jr, Manafort, and Kushner all met with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya who was in contact with top Russian prosecutor as well as Rinat Akhmetshin, Russian lobbyist
July, 2016 – Sessions met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak
July 2016 – J.D. Gordon, Carter Page, and Walid Phares met with Sergey Kislyak
August 2016 – Ivanka Trump vacationed with Putin’s girlfriend, Wendi Deng Murdoch
August 2016 – Manafort met with Konstanin Kilimnik, Ukrainian business man
September, 2016 – Sessions met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak
December, 2016 – Kushner met with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak
December 2016 – Kushner and Flynn met with Sergey Gorkov, chairman of Russia’s state-ran bank.

Private Email of Top U.S. Russia Intelligence Official Hacked

On Tuesday morning, a hacker going by the name of “Johnnie Walker” sent out a group email to an unknown number of recipients claiming to have a trove of emails from the private account of a U.S. intelligence official.

“The U.S. State Department officer’s email has been hacked,” the email announced, and included at least two years’ worth of personal emails from the private gmail account of a State Department official working in the secretive intelligence arm of the State Department focusing on Russia.

The sender said the archive included exchanges between the official and “CIA officers and other intelligence agencies, mainstream media, NGOs and international funds” that would “give you evidence of who is responsible for agenda formation in many countries worldwide, especially where the situation is insecure.”


Who wants to bet that we'll see these emails on WikiLeaks later on?

Information Overload (Help!)

With soooo much stuff being thrown at us daily, multiple times a day, I have found myself forgetting about things that have happened months ago. Then I read it in an article and am like, "Oh ya."

I've been looking for websites, that are keeping running tabs of these types of things for quick reference.

So, far I have found a Trump-Russia wiki on Reddit, but I don't think it's been updated in a few weeks.

And, a Trump-Russia time line on Bill Moyer.

Does anyone know of any other sites that are keeping track of this stuff in more than an article format?

Donald Trump Jr.s Emails Sound Like the Steele Dossier

The president’s son offers evidence Trump’s team colluded with Putin’s regime.


CREW just posted letter from DOJ. Priebus part of Russian investigation?

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