2019

The past two years have been awful for the history of U.S. politics.  I do not even want to mention that guy's name on this page.  But, there are some reasons to be optimistic.  The Democrats recovered 40 seats in the House of Representatives.  And, the Special Counsel (Robert Mueller) is getting to the good stuff.  To continue the optimism, I plan to record only positive steps here toward the goal: Remove the Monster in the White House.  Now it begins - the Pelosi Era!

(Jan. 1) Some Twitter sources are reporting that 22 Republican senators and 150 House representatives will be indicted as a result of the Maria Butina/NRA investigation. (George Kelley, Karol Cummins, Eric Garland and others)

(Jan. 2) Russia chose the monster to run for president per Tamir Pardo, former Israeli Mossad chief. (Newsweek)

(Jan. 3) 2019 will be the worst year of the monster's life per Jon Wiener, historian. (LA Times)

Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House by a vote of 220 to 192 over Kevin McCarthy with 23 not voting or voting for others. (CSPAN)

California Rep. Brad Sherman and Texas Rep. Al Green reintroduced Articles of Impeachment against the monster.  (AP)

(Jan. 4) The DC grand jury working on the Special Counsel investigation has been extended for six months. (Palmer Report)

(Jan. 5) Federal prosecutors have requested records related to the $285 million loan that Deutsche Bank gave Jared Kushner's family. (Washington Post)

(Jan. 6) "Subpoenas are coming" per Representative Ted Lieu. (Palmer Report)

(Jan. 7) Federal judge tells attorney of Russian company to "knock it off" re court filing tactics.  (Rachel Maddow Show)

(Jan. 8) "There is a paper trail that proves Pence knew Michael Flynn was a foreign agent." (Scott Dworkin)

Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged with money-laundering and obstruction of justice in a separate case. (CNN)

Manafort shared 2016 campaign data with Russian intelligence agent.  (NY Times)

(Jan. 9) "I was about to say this, but I'm OK with being scooped by CNN.  Rod Rosenstein retiring was the best news, for me.  It means he trusts William Barr, AND it means that Mueller is almost done.  This is it, folks.  The red glow of dawn is rising dimly over the horizon." (Louise Mensch)

"Let me say something that isn't a popular opinion, yet, but I predict will soon become received wisdom.  The Senate will vote to convict Trump and it won't even be close.  The media still doesn't grasp the enormity, and clarity, of the treason Mueller's report will make public." (Louise Mensch)

House Intel Committee's first subpoena will go to DT Jr. (Rep. Jackie Speier)

House Judiciary Committee has called for Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to testify by January 29.  (Jerrold Nadler and Ted Lieu)

(Jan. 10) Trump campaign had over 100 contacts with Russia.  (HuffPost and aol)

Robert Mueller met with Trump's pollster.  (CNN)

Michael Cohen will testify before a House Oversight Committee on February 7.  (Elijah Cummings)

(Jan. 11) FBI opened a counter-intelligence investigation after the monster fired James Comey. (New York Times)

(Jan. 12) No record of five meetings with Putin. (Washington Post)

"TREASON" (Counterchekist)

(Jan. 13) "Mueller's draft report is devastating for Trump." (Carl Bernstein on CNN)

(Jan. 14) Mueller probes a Nunes meeting at Trump DC hotel. (Daily Beast)

(Jan. 15) Acting AG Matt Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on February 8. (Ted Lieu)

(Jan. 16) Nancy Pelosi asked the monster to postpone the SOTU speech. (all media)

 "Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation." (CNN)

Rick Gates gave Mueller info about Trump team's dealings with secretive Israeli intelligence firm. (Daily Beast)

(Jan. 17) Cohen hired IT firm to rig early polls in favor of Trump. (Wall Street Journal)

"... president was startled as he watched Bill Barr testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and describing the warm relationship he has with the special counsel Robert Mueller." (CNN)

"It is time to impeach ..." (Atlantic)

(Jan. 18) "Trump ordered Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump in Moscow." (BuzzFeed; HuffPost, etc.)

(Jan. 20) Some of the DNC moles: Alexandra Chalupa, Andrea Chalupa, Sarah Kendzior, Donna Brazile, Cody Shearer, Sid Blumenthal, Peter Daou, David Brock. (Christopher Nethery)

(Jan. 22) Architect drew plans for Trump Tower Moscow in 2015 - "Tallest Building in Europe" (BuzzFeed)

"Mueller wants to know about 2016 Trump campaign's ties to NRA." (CNN)

(Jan. 24) Mueller may be about to issue Friday [Jan. 25] indictments. (Raw Story)

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Michael Cohen to testify on Feb. 12. (all media)

(Jan. 25) "FBI Arrests Roger Stone." (CNN)

"Mueller will soon indict a significant number of names quite familiar to the average American." (John Brennan per Raw Story)

(Jan. 24 to Feb. 1) [personal story] My 95 year-old father lives by himself in Kingman, Arizona.  Since he can no longer read pill bottles (or remember when to take them), my sister (who also lives in Kingman) visits every day to organize his medicine and meals.  When my sister asked my to sub for her so she could visit a new grandchild on the East Coast, I agreed and booked a hotel room in nearby Laughlin, Nevada.  I took care of Dad during the day and played video poker for nine nights.  On the final night in Laughlin I walked toward a bank of three machines I like to play.  A lady was playing on the middle machine and her bags were on the seat of the machine to her right.  She asked me if she should move her bags.  I said "no" and sat at the machine on her left.  I put money in the machine and played the first hand.  The machine immediately started making noise and showed a royal flush times three for $3,000 ON THE FIRST PLAY.  The lady laughed and said that her bags gave me the jackpot.  She also said that the guy sitting behind me had been playing the same machine for hours without luck.  That royal flush was the ninth one of my nine-night stay.  I had collected tax forms totaling $19,400 and took most of it home with me.  I was well-compensated for my nursing gig.

(Feb. 4) New York prosecutors have subpoenaed all documents from the Trump Inaugural Committee. (Wall Street Journal and New York Times)

(Feb. 5) Bombshell document dump shows Trump Org sought Putin's help to build Moscow Tower - and win election. (BuzzFeed and Raw Story)

(Feb. 6) "The House Intelligence Committee just voted to release all witness transcripts from our Russia investigation to the Department of Justice and Special Counsel Mueller." (Adam Schiff)

(Feb. 13) More details are revealed about Trump campaign chair Manafort's meetings with Kilimnik. (Washington Post)

(Feb. 14) Andrew McCabe wrote a book. (McCabe)

(Feb. 15) Judge places gag order on Roger Stone.  Mueller has evidence of collusion between Roger Stone and Russian entities. (all media)

(Feb. 19) Trump asked Whitaker to name specific person to lead New York investigations. (New York Times)

(Feb. 20) DOJ to announce end of Mueller investigation by March 1, 2019. (CNN, Raw Story)

(Feb. 26-28) Michael Cohen testified to Congress.  He apologized for previous lies and identified his former employer as a "liar, conman and cheat." (all media)

(Mar. 2) "Kushner security clearance raises new questions." (Washington Post, LA Times, etc.)

(Mar. 2) Amazon is taking pre-orders for "The Mueller Report" to be available on March 26, 2019. (Amazon)

March 7 [personal] My father, Homer Lee Moore died today at the age of 95.

(Mar. 22) Mueller Report has been delivered to Attorney Genera Barr. (all media)

(Apr. 3) House issues subpoenas. (all media)

(Apr.18) The 448-page Mueller Report was released today with over two thousand footnotes and numerous redactions. (Natasha Bertrand et al.)

(May 29) Robert Mueller read a public statement regarding his report emphasizing that the report did not exonerate the president.  (all media)

(September 12) House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution on guidelines for the impeachment inquiry process.  (all media)

(September 24) Trump admitted to holding Congress-approved payments of $391 million to Ukraine one week before calling the President of Ukraine to request an investigation by Ukraine of Joe Biden.  At the same time, the acting DNI is withholding from Congress since September 9 the details of an IC whistleblower report.  (all media)

(September 24) Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. (live television - 5:00 p.m. EST)

(September 26) Portions of the whistleblower complaint against POTUS and others has been declassified.  The complaint details illegal activities dating back to April 2019.  The acting DNI has testified about the complaint in front of the House Intelligence Committee.  (all media)

(October 10) Two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested at the airport by SDNY as they were preparing to board a one-way flight to Frankfort.  (all media)

(October 11) Rudy Giuliani is under investigation for illegal lobbying. (New York Times, CNN)

(October 31) The House voted to approve the impeachment inquiry rules 232-196. (CSPAN)

(November 4) Turkish intelligence was listening to call between Jared Kushner and MBS about Khashoggi arrest.  Erdogan used the information to get Trump to retreat from Syria.  (Spectator/Observer)