DIRECT NEXUS BETWEEN MUELLER, MIFSUD AND RUSSIA - ZAINAB AHMAD BRIDGES THE GAP - Extensive timeline provides compelling picture
A day ago, this page compiled a rudimentary timeline reflecting a logical chronology that suggests the September 2016 Halper-Papadopoulos meeting may have been the precise moment that the 'Russia' seed was sown into the Trump campaign explicitly for ongoing surveillance to capture the "evidence" in support of its FISA warrant application to spy on Carter Page. That full discussion is here (https://gab.com/Statecraft_Discerned/posts/49390724 ) and it's recommended for proper context.
Further developments emerging today allow us to update our timeline with both old and new information to provide a more complete picture.
*Note: many dates were gleaned from DOJ documents that prefaced them with "on or about.")
*Updated 25 Feb 19 - source CTH item: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/02/23/reconciling-spygate-with-the-soft-coup-five-phases-that-explain-the-behavior/
Conservative Tree House presents 5 distinct phases as found in the article linked above:
1. 12/2015 - 4/2016: "The first phase leading into ‘Spygate’ is the period of time where opposition research of the republican candidate field was taking place. It is in this period where Fusion-GPS hired CIA Open Source researcher Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ-NSD official Bruce Ohr, to do research."
2. 4/18/2016 - 7/31/2016: "At the same time as NSA Director Mike Rogers discovered a significant and unauthorized uptick in FISA-702(16)(17) database queries, and subsequently blocked access (April 18th, 2016), candidate Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee for the presidential race."
3. 8/1/2016 - 10/21/2016: "With the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane counterintelligence operation in full swing, the Obama intelligence community, the CIA, was conducting facilitating operations throughout. In August 2016 CIA Director John Brennan brought the covert intelligence congressional oversight team known as the Gang-of-Eight into the picture."
4. 10/21/2016 - 1/20/2017: "The FBI received their FISC surveillance authority two weeks before the November 8th presidential election."
5. 1/20/2017 - present: this portion is too extensive to summarize fully and include - please click the original link. In general, "Here’s where the current background of multiple issues and questions begins to make sense." Congress is unaware of "what is taking place within the ongoing counterintelligence operation against President Trump and all those around him. Crossfire Hurricane, aka ‘Spygate’, is mostly invisible in the background. The need to put factual teeth behind a fraudulently created investigative predicate means the FBI needs to start getting serious about the investigative targets. "
November 2014 - Mifsud's first association with London Centre of International Law and Practice Limited (LCILP)
October/November 2015 - Mifsud joins LCILP
February 2016 - Papadopoulos' Linked-In account states he joined LCILP
March 2016 - Papadopoulos joins LCILP (conflicts with previous entry above) as head of the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security; create nexus between him and Mifsud
March 2016 - Papadopoulos emails Trump campaign offer to arrange a meeting - "Meeting with Russian Leadership - Including Putin"
March 6, 2016 - Senior Trump campaign official advises Papadopoulos that improving Russian relations will be a priority
March 14, 2016 - Papadopoulos-Mifsud meet for first time
March 21, 2016 - Via the Washington Post, Papadopoulos introduced publicly by Trump campaign as one of 5 foreign advisers
March 24, 2016 - Papadopoulos meets female Russian national for first time ('Putin's niece') via Mifsud
March 31, 2016 - Papadopoulos attends national security meeting in DC with Trump and other advisors resulting in an effort to broker a meeting with Putin and the Russians
April 2016 - Papadopoulos emails multiple progress reports regarding Russian meeting efforts
April 10-11, 2016 - Papadapoulos and female Russian national email to arrange foreign policy trip
April 11, 2016 - Mifsud emails confirming the arrangement in the previous entry
April 18, 2016 - Via email, Mifsud introduces Papadopoulos to Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs contact
April 22, 2016 - Russian MFA emails Papadopoulos; thanks him for extensive talks and proposes London meeting
April 25, 2016 - Papadopoulos emails Trump campaign advising of open invitation for Trump to meet with Russians in London
April 26, 2016 - Mifsud meets Papadopoulos in London hotel and claims to have damaging information on Clinton
April 27, 2016 - Papadopoulos emails Trump campaign about "interesting messages" and a meeting where Russia would host Trump
April 30, 2016 - Papadopoulos thanks Mifsud for his "critical help"
May 2016 - Papadopoulos-Alexander Downer (AUS) meet to discuss damaging information on Clinton
May 4, 2016 - Russian MFA emails Papadopoulos about open cooperation Trump meeting
May 5, 2016 - Papadopoulos has phone call with Trump campaign and forwards Russian MFA email
May 13, 2016 - Mifsud emails Papadopoulos about continuing to liaise between the Russians and Trump to schedule high-level meeting
May 21, 2016 - Papadopoulos emails Trump campaign about Russians being eager to meet
June 1, 2016 - Papadopoulos emails Trump campaign; referred to Campaign Supervisor about high-level Russian meeting
July 2016 - Bruce Ohr advises FBI/DOJ of potentially fraudulent nature of Steele dossier
July 2016 - Downer provides a tip about "Trump" to Australian intelligence (Five Eyes accord)
July 2016 - Australia (Five Eyes accord) provides Downer "Trump" tip to US intelligence
July 18, 2016 and before - Trump under surveillance
July 19, 2016 - Papadopoulos, after ongoing communications with the Russian MFA contact, emails Trump campaign about surrogates attending the meeting if Trump is unable
July 19, 2016 - Trump wins Republican nomination
August 2016 - Bruce Ohr advises FBI/DOJ of potentially fraudulent nature of Steele dossier
August 15, 2016 - Trump campaign advises Papadopoulos to make the Russian meeting trip if feasible (meeting did not take place)
September 2016 - Stefan Halper pressures George Papadopoulos on Russia in accusatory form
October 2016 - FISA warrant application on Carter Page filed
October 21, 2016 - Carter Page FISA warrant granted
January 27, 2017 - FBI interviews Papadapoulos for first time
February 16, 2017 - FBI-Papadapoulos interview #2
February 17, 2017 - Papadopoulos deactivates his Facebook account circa 2005
February 23, 2017 - Papadopoulos ceases using his cell number and establishes a new one
May 2017 - Zainab Ahmad attends Global Center on Cooperative Security event
May 17, 2017 - Robert Mueller named Special Counsel, Zainab Ahmad member of initial legal team
July 27, 2017 - Papadopoulos is arrested
October 30, 2017 - Papadopoulos pleads guilty
Now consider this excerpt from a Disobedient Media item linked at the bottom, which establishes a clear nexus between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and one of his attorneys, Zainab Ahmad, who was one of the first on the Mueller team to review the fraudulent Christopher Steele dossier, which as we know was used as the basis to obtain the fraudulent FISA warrant on Carter Page. Here is the relevant aspect of it,
"Zainab Ahmad, a member of Mueller’s legal team, is the former Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. As pointed out by Blackburn, Ahmad attended a Global Center on Cooperative Security event in 2017. In recent days, Blackburn wrote via Twitter: “Zainab Ahmad is a major player in the Russiagate scandal at the DOJ. Does she work for SC Mueller? She was at a GCCS event in May 2017. Arvinder Sambei, a co-director of the [London Centre of International Law Practice], worked with Joseph Mifsud, [George Papadopoulos] and [Simona Mangiante]. She’s a GCCS consultant.”
"Blackburn told this author: “Zainab Ahmad was one of the first DOJ prosecutors to have seen the Steele dossier. In May 2017, she attended a counter-terrorism conference in New York with the Global Center on Cooperative Security (GCCS), an organization which Joseph Mifsud, the alleged Russian spy, had been working within London and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.”
Moreover, when the DOJ and FBI were briefed by Bruce Ohr about the potentially fraudulent nature of the Steele dossier, those briefed included Andrew Weissman and Zainab Ahmad. That places Ahmad at a meeting with a direct nexus to Mifsud at the precise time she was serving on Robert Mueller's legal team, which was charged with investigating the president for alleged Russian collusion. Special Counsel Mueller's web of conflicting entanglements; in addition to the already established list of conflicts of interest (he personally delivered uranium samples to the Russians as a part of the Uranium One scandal, for one), now includes a direct nexus to the Russians and Mifsud as facilitated by Ahmad's inclusion on his legal team.
In a political operation designed to establish a fraudulent conspiracy by which to frame the duly elected President of the United States, the conspiracy must be built in a way that resembles the process for conducting an investigation, but in the opposite direction. In other words, investigations work to uncover and establish meaning between interconnected layers of a broader conspiracy. Once the investigation renders the totality of the evidence, it then is used to cement the facts into place demonstrating the overarching conspiracy.
The same investigative principles apply here but in the opposite direction whereby the objective is to construct a fraudulent conspiracy rather than uncover one. With careful deliberation, exact planning and a progression of further entrenching and damaging fabricated information, the Deep State operatives involved built this conspiracy one layer at a time; much like "building" an onion. Once the initial "seed" was planted, it was wrapped by one layer after another to provide this "onion" with a progression of interconnected layers toward a broader conspiracy.
One quick sidebar that is critical to understand - conventional thought centers around the 'Russian' conspiracy angle being a product of Clinton's election night loss; however, our chronology establishes a timeline that the Deep State's 'Russian' efforts extend to well before election night and at a minimum, back to March 2016; some eight months before the election. This timeline provides us with several critical pieces of information: a) Clinton's team likely knew that they were in trouble long before election night and likely had accurate polling data demonstrating that but which they kept under wraps, b) Clinton's team likely knew that they could not win which is reflected in Clinton's meek efforts in campaigning (criticized for ineffective/no stops in key states), c) Clinton and the Deep State were working on their contingency plan (Trump-Russia-collusion) long before election night and d) there is a body of demonstrable evidence demonstrating all of this.
Final thoughts: when considering the layers of our Deep State "onion" conspiracy as demonstrated by the facts in our chronology, a simple formula emerges:
Layer 1: preexisting Russian/Mifsud relationship
Layer 2: preexisting Mifsud/Papadopoulos relationship (LCILP)
Layer 3: Mifsud recruits Papadapoulos
Layer 4: Mifsud establishes Papadapoulos/Russian national nexus
Layer 5: Mifsud establishes Papadapoulos/Russian MFA nexus
Layer 6: Mifsud advises Papadapoulos of damaging Clinton information
Layer 7: Downer and Papadapoulos discuss damaging Clinton information
Layer 8: Downer provides tip to AUS intelligence
Layer 9: Mifsud establishes continued Papadapoulos' efforts to liaise with the Russians
Layer 10: AUS intelligence flows information to US intelligence (Five Eyes)
Layer 11: Halper pressures Papadapoulos and plants the accusatory Russian "seed"
Layer 12: FISA warrant application on Carter Page is filed
Layer 13: Papadapoulos targeted with 3 FBI interviews
Layer 14: Mueller probe launched with Zainad Ahmad named as member
Layer 15: Ahmad attends GCCS event establishing nexus to Mifsud
Layer 16: Mueller nexus to Mifsud established via Ahmad
Layer 17: Mueller nexus to Russia established via Ahmad via Mifsud
This is precisely how the Deep State - and before Trump even secured the nomination - began assembling the interconnected layers of their broader criminal conspiracy to unseat a duly elected President of the United States in a foundational effort to execute a modern day coup d'etat.
The only question that remains is when will these criminals be prosecuted?