As promised, investigative reporter John Solomon has put together a timeline suggested by motions filed by special counsel John Durham, and it shows the relentless effort Hillary’s operatives made to create the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative in the months before the 2020 election. It comes just as Durham’s latest filing, detailed here yesterday, calls what they did a “joint venture” and a “conspiracy” to shop the fake story and damage a presidential candidate.
The timeline starts on July 5, 2016. Recall that this is the day then-FBI Director James Comey gives his “no reasonable prosecutor” speech that allows Hillary to become the 2016 Democrat nominee for President, regardless of what she and her cohorts might have done. That very day, Christopher Steele delivers his first version of the “dossier” --- this is actually a series of memos --- to an American FBI agent in a London field office.
Solomon’s piece is highly recommended reading. By now, the story is familiar, but seeing it in chronological order helps make sense of the various conspiratorial connections. Solomon stops his timeline at Election Day, except for one last event on February 9, soon AFTER Trump has been sworn into office..
On that day, Michael Sussmann walks into the CIA and presents the same phony-baloney Alfa Bank fairy tale. And, again, he lies and says he’s not there representing any client.
Of course, Hillary Clinton is right up there at the top of the list of people President Trump is suing over the Russia Hoax. Margot Cleveland at The Federalist took a look at that suit and the chances Trump has of prevailing.
Trump’s lawyers allege 16 separate counts, from state law tort claims to RICO (organized conspiracy) claims. Under the RICO Act, there’s a “civil right of action,” which means Trump can sue for damages in civil court. Cleveland is great at explaining all of this, so I recommend it highly, though be advised that she sees an uphill battle for him. As I’ve said before, though, I’m not sure that obtaining relief from the legal system is his primary reason for doing this. It could just be one for the history books –- part of what it takes to get the real story out about WHAT THEY DID.