Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Don’t Believe The Fake News: No, President Trump Is Not Shuttering The EPA’s Data Service

 
President Donald J. Trump has shown he’s no fan of several federal agencies he believes are overly politicized to the point of acting beyond their mandates to stifle economic growth and saddle the business and industrial communities with onerous regulations.
One of those is the Environmental Protection Agency, which helps explain why he appointed a frequent EPA critic, Scott Pruitt – a former Oklahoma attorney general who often took the EPA to court – as its administrator.
But neither the president nor Pruitt is completely slashing and burning the agency, contrary to reports on Monday that claim otherwise. (RELATED: President Trump Needs To Immediately Order Financial Audits Of All EPA Scientists To Find Out Who’s Being Bribed By Monsanto, The Pesticide Industry.)
This one from The Independent was typical: “Trump is getting ready to shut off the EPA’s data service,” is the claim:
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Open Data Web service – which stores information on climate change, life cycle assessment, health impact analysis and environmental justice – is to have its funding removed and will no longer be in operation, according to people working on the plan. A pop-up on the site appears to confirm the shutdown, with anyone visiting the Open Data page told that the site will not be operational from Friday.
Of course, #nevertrumpers and perpetually angry Leftists groan. That’s so Trump, isn’t it? “He’s just blowing up everything!”
Only – he’s not.
The Washington Free Beacon corrected the record Monday, reporting that a contractor for the EPA who was “devastated” by Clinton’s historic loss (no female candidate for the Democratic Party has ever lost the presidential race twice) to Trump put out the false story.
“The EPA’s Open Data Service, where users can look up EPA facilities in their area and view pollution graphs, will continue to operate, despite several news reports to the contrary,” the WFB reported.
The site noted that Bernadette Hyland, a contractor with access to the EPA data site, has been quoted in a number of news reports, including The Independent, which claimed incorrectly that Trump “is to completely shut down one of the government’s most important data services.”
That story was based on claims Hyland made in a piece she posted at Medium over the weekend stating she was told by the agency that there would be no further funding to operate the data site. She has since updated her post, including a tweet from the EPA, refuting her earlier claims.
In her original post she wrote:
Last week, after numerous conversations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information (OEI), and various technical contractors who support them, we were notified that funding is not available to continue operation [sic] U.S. EPA’s flagship Open Data Web service. The EPA Open Data Web service represents the U.S. government’s largest civilian linked data service.
Hyland was also the source for additional stories in publications including Popular Science and EcoWatch, the WFB reported.
However, the agency said the data office was never in danger of being shuttered and that the contractor was sending unauthorized messages. (RELATED: EPA – A Left-Leaning, Anti-Science Rogue Agency That Functions As A Puppet For The Globalists: Shut It Down.)
“This is a contractor sending inappropriate and unauthorized communications on the EPA’s behalf,” J.P. Freire, an agency spokesman, said. “The website isn’t going anywhere and this episode has nothing to do with contingency plans in case of a [government] shutdown.”
The WFB noted that Hyland is a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton, donating $1,700 to her failed 2008 campaign and $250 to the Democratic National Committee in 2004.
Hyland tweeted this on Election Night after it was apparent that Trump was going to defeat Clinton:
Gracious sentiment @HillaryClinton but I'm dying inside. What is America doing right now??!! No one outside US can fathom this!!  https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/796169187882369024 
Besides, Congress sets the budget for each federal agency, and the president either signs the funding legislation or he doesn’t. The agency chiefs then control spending priorities, which are generally in line with the president’s policies and agenda. The money that the EPA is currently operating on was approved by Congress during the Obama administration.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Deep State Set Up Fake News To Try To Push Trump Into War - Ex-CIA Identifies Forces Behind False Flag

Chobani’s Own Private Idaho

The rape of a 5 yr old special needs girl by 2 refugee teenagers in Twin Falls, ID was mocked as false news. This last week they confessed as part of a plea deal. Immediately CBS’ 60 minutes begins a rehabilitation of the image of the man who has championed refugee employment in the area, where they provide cheap labor for his yogurt factory — the world’s largest. Why has this foreign citizen been showered with $800,000 in “Small Business” loans, allowed to use that to lobby his way into Michelle Obama’s $15B school lunch program and sit on the NY Federal Reserve Board, even though he’s still a Turkish citizen?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SENATE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: Russia Hacked Election For Trump with Fake News To Cheat Clinton



H.A. ON RT CROSSTALK TODAY:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1VXm...

Russia 'tried to hijack US election', says US senator
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-cana...

Obama Was ‘Pro-Russia’ in 2008 and 2012. Then Hillary Lost $1.2 Billion to Trump
https://counterpropa.com/obama-pro-ru...

Shaffer: Trump Wiretap Case 'Worse Than Watergate'
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/25...

FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...

From my sources and what has been openly reported, it increasingly looks like #Flynn may have a deal with the FBI.

https://twitter.com/juliettekayyem/st...

FBI’s James Comey Spotted at the White House

http://heavy.com/news/2017/03/james-c...

Bob Woodward: If Obama "Unmasked" Trump Team's Names It Would Be A "Gross Violation"
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vide...

NRCC claims Obama surveillance of Trump 'confirmed'
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin...

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/politic...

Demand DNC Allow FBI to Examine Allegedly Hacked Servers, Now!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/954/90...

Obama (and Bush)'s extensive history of 'wire tapping' leaders, their staff, the UN, WTO and more

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/...

WikiLeaks Task Force RT’d: U.S. criminal investigation into advisor for DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz who had access to her computer

https://twitter.com/WLTaskForce/statu...

Follow Counter Propa on https://twitter.com/CounterPropa
and https://www.facebook.com/counterpropa/

BREAKING: U.S. House Intelligence Committee confirms U.S. spies intercepted Trump team communications "on numerous occasions" #Vault7
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/...

Five Congressional staffers, including technical advisor to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, under criminal investigation
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/...

Trump is Not Getting Impeached, Democrats. Focus on Banning Fracking, Not Russian Hacking
https://counterpropa.com/trump-not-ge...

Good write up of the Donna Brazile debate rigging saga by @hagoodman
https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/...

https://counterpropa.com/donna-brazil...
Donna Brazile Finally Admits Giving Hillary Clinton Debate Questions. Democrats Still Demand Unity

Follow Counter Propa on https://twitter.com/CounterPropa and https://www.facebook.com/counterpropa/

Former Bush attorney general: Trump likely right about surveillance
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbyin...
Democrats and Media are Repeating the Same Mistakes that Elevated Trump into the Presidency
https://counterpropa.com/democrats-me...
NSA head: DNC hack didn't affect election outcome
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecuri...

Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us...

"We did not include anything in our report … that had any reflect of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians. There was no evidence of that included in our report," he said. "We had no evidence of such collusion."
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/polit...

Permanent Top Post - JM Talboo & Natasha Republican Lifecoach - Fake News, Wiretapping Scandal, Pedogate


JM Talboo & Natasha Republican Lifecoach - Fake... by debunkerbuster

Natasha - News Truth Justice Republican Lifecoach: https://www.youtube.com/user/Natasha78d

Fake News:

http://fakenewsinvasion.blogspot.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/Natasha78d/search?query=fake+news

Trump Was Right About Wire Tapping: Trolls Media:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.ca/2017/03/trump-was-right-about-wire-tapping.html

Ivanka Trump: Dad Is Destroying DC Pedo Network - ALERT NEWS Media Ignored 1,500 Pedophiles Arrested Since Trump Took Office:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2017/03/ivanka-trump-dad-is-destroying-dc-pedo.html

BREAKING: Trey Gowdy, Child Trafficking Subcommittee Hearing:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2017/03/breaking-trey-gowdy-child-trafficking.html

Former Ohio Mayor Raped 4-Year-Old Girl – Blames Little Girl for His Crime:
http://freedomoutpost.com/former-ohio-mayor-raped-4-year-old-girl-blames-little-girl-for-his-crime/

Pizzagate, The Context - The David Icke Videocast Trailer:
http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2016/12/pizzagate-context-david-icke-videocast.html

Sunday View: "Why Won't Media Acknowledge That David Icke Outed Ted Heath Years Ago?":
http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2017/02/sunday-view-why-wont-media-acknowledge.html

David Icke identified Savile as a procurer of children for the Royal family years ago:
http://beforeitsnews.com/eu/2012/10/david-icke-identified-savile-as-a-procurer-of-children-for-the-royal-family-years-ago-2455358.html

Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles' very close friendship with sex abuse bishop Peter Ball:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html

Are Politicians Being Blackmailed?:
http://spookyweather.blogspot.com/2009/08/are-politicians-being-blackmailed.html

Bill Clinton Flew With Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Multiple Times - An Insight into Blackmailing People in Positions of Power:
http://spookyweather.blogspot.com/2015/01/bill-clinton-flew-with-sex-offender.html

Dr Phil Aired Eye Opening Episode - Survival - Dr Phil Covers Pedogate:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.ca/2017/03/dr-phil-aired-eye-opening-episode.html

LLCOOLJ Tweet's PEDOGATE to 5mill Followers #PIZZAGATE:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2017/03/llcoolj-tweets-pedogate-to-5mill.html

WikiLeaks: Podesta Camp Openly Support Imprisoned Pedophile:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2016/11/wikileaks-podesta-camp-openly-support.html

CBS News Ben Swann does a "Reality Check" on Pizzagate:
http://mindtreasury.blogspot.com/2017/01/cbs-news-ben-swann-does-reality-check.html

ALEX JONES APOLOGIZES FOR PIZZAGATE; I'LL NEVER APOLOGIZE:
http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/2017/03/alex-jones-apologizes-for-pizzagate-ill.html

Pedogate In 5 Minutes: Immediate Investigation Needed - Alex Jones' APOLOGY & Media's Absurd Pro-Pedo Meltdown:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2017/03/pedogate-in-5-minutes-immediate.html

PIZZAGATE CORE EVIDENCE: In 5 Minutes!:
http://mindtreasury.blogspot.com/2017/03/pizzagate-core-evidence-in-5-minutes.html

HILLARY CLINTON: MIKE FLYNN TARGETED OVER EXPOSING ‘PIZZAGATE’:
http://trumpisright.blogspot.com/2017/02/hillary-clinton-mike-flynn-targeted.html

Is the Trump administration closing in on Pizzagate and John Podesta?:
http://usdefensewatch.com/2017/02/is-the-trump-administration-closing-in-on-pizzagate-and-john-podesta/

The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction:
http://killuminatireport.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-illuminati-facts-fiction.html

New info I came across since the interview...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handkerchief_code

According to this article Andrew Breitbart's Tweet is not related to any activities directly involving Podesta and hence the author makes it out to be no big deal, but it still does not paint Podesta in a good light concerning issues of human trafficking...

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/05/about-that-andrew-breitbart-tweet-about-podesta-and-underage-sex-slaves/

Images:

http://trumparea.com

http://allbigly.com

YouTube Con Of Not User Friendly Videos = Fake News

Angela Rye Is The Queen Of CNN. Do Not Dare Disagree With Her or Interupt Her

CNN Investigates Russian Salad Dressing

TrumpArea.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

If 60 MINUTES is Right & PIZZAGATE is 'Fake News'... EXPLAIN THIS!


Pizzagate Is Real: Something Is Going On, But... by debunkerbuster

Leah McLaren, Boobs & Fake News

#Cerno60 - The People Want The FULL 60 Minutes Cernovich Interview | Mike Cernovich Periscope

60 Minutes Exposes “Fake News”

It took everything in my power not to laugh convulsively. 60 Minutes given the task to run this pathetic attempt at shuttering platforms who pose an existential threat to their hoary, concretized and otiose anachronism called TV news. But herein I will address these issues. 

•What is fake news?
•What is news?
•The threat to journalism and free speech.
•When does parody and satire weigh in?
•Pizzagate and 9/11 loose cannons.
•Libel and slander in a post-Sullivan world.
•The existential threat to MSM.
•Trump’s genius in co-opting the term.
•The Internet is the target.
•Clawback and genie back in to the bottle.
•Ted Koppel and Hannity: Ted’s dénouement. 
•CIA and Operation Mockingbird: the reference.


CBS 60 Minutes Produces Contradictory and Hilarious Expose Report on Fake News (REACTION)

CBS 60 Minutes produced a hilarious and very contradictory news report about fake news and it’s widespread implications. Scott Pelley began the piece by saying fake news existed on the right and on the left as a way to make it appear to be non-partisan. But in reality, the story was a thinly veiled hit-piece on Donald Trump and conservatism in general. Near the beginning of the 13 minute story, Pelley says that Trump uses the term “fake news” to speak out against stories that he does not like. How does Scott Pelley know why he uses the term? Hillary Clinton was the one who actually coined the phrase during and/or shortly after the campaign, but she was not mentioned as a fake news peddler at all in the piece. 

Scott Pelley then interviewed Mike Cernovich, a well-known center-right leaning blogger. Cernovich has the type of appearance and voice that would be distrusting to the average leftist. Scott Pelley asked him fair questions, but the way contrast between Pelley and Cernovich in addition to the setting made it easy to write off Cernovich. As the story continued, 60 Minutes showed a few “fake news” websites. Websites with “fake” news from the left and right were both shown, but there was bias in the websites shown. The more conservative-leaning websites featuring “fake” stories about the left seemed much more professional and believable than the liberal-leaning websites featuring “fake” news stories about the right. It seems as if the point was to downplay the severity of “fake news” on the left.

Pizza-gate was mentioned towards the beginning as a “fake news” story that had real world and dangerous implications but, again, nothing was mentioned of “fake news” stories from the left that had real world and dangerous implications. Many people were assaulted and harassed at Trump rallies by leftists due to salacious headlines from the left. Stories of racism and hate about the right are routinely overblown then presented to the masses as real by the mainstream media and people ingest that information as gospel. No mention of public retractions and apologies from the mainstream media were mentioned in this story. Only very small websites with a decent following were talked about and it was a left-leaning production. It seems like the “fake news” story was “fake news” itself.

Why 60 Minutes Failed: Fake News Narrative Exposed

60 Minutes Fake News Investigation is Fake News

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fake News with a Real Point: Nurses Supporting Fast Food Workers Wage Increase to $15/Hour, 93% of Nurses to Benefit

By Doktor Schnabel - May 8, 2015

SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Association (ANA) made a shocking announcement today: Over 93% of Nurses would benefit from a new proposal to increase the minimum wage of fast food employees to $15/hour, if they can convince legislators be included in this leading group.

fast food wage increase

“We believe that enough evidence now exists to push legislation forward for nurses to be included in this group,” vowed ANA president, Pam Cipriano.  “These days there are lots of similarities between fast food employees and nurses.  Both serve and prepare food.  Both work early in the morning and late at night.  Both cater to hungry patrons.  Both take orders, refill drinks, and clean tables.  Nurses should be compensated just as much as our fast food employees.”

“Nursing school is nothing compared to McDonald’s Burger School,” stated RN Robert Wakers, with emphasis on RN standing for Refreshments and Narcotics.  “Those guys work their butts off and the amount of studying to pass their Fry exam makes our tests look like amateur hour.  But, I’m really hoping we can get legislators to lump us into their group.”

“This would really help me pay off my student loans if I could start making at least $15 an hour,” voiced Kelly Witherpoon, a recent nursing graduate.  “I hope to break even in about 8 years.”

With hospital administrators now outnumbering nurses and doctors combined, many administrators are worried about potential salary increases to $15 an hour.  “We aren’t sure our current health care model is sustainable if we had to raise our compensation to nurses,” said Mike Drookers, a hospital administrator making over $300,000 a year.  “If this law passes, we may be forced to lay off more nurses, which may tip the scales on our currently ideal nurse-to-patient ratios.”

Hopefully legislatures will recognize that nurses possess skills similar to fast food employees and they should be treated with equal respect or at least include them in the minimum raise hike.

Many medical and surgical residents are also looking to jump on the bandwagon too, since they come no where close to $15 an hour!


http://gomerblog.com/2015/05/nurses-wage-increase/

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fake News Would Not Report True Weather = Fake Blizzard Conditions

New Michael Brown Footage and the Crazy Story Behind it Leaking in a Fake News Documentary

New footage has been released of Michael Brown which attempts to put in context the now-infamous strong-armed robbery footage that had been previously released during the investigation of his “unarmed’ death at the hands of Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. It was released during South By Southwest (#SXSW) in Austin, Texas in a documentary film entitled “Stranger Fruit.” The film’s producer, Jason Pollock, claims he was in St. Louis (close to Ferguson) for two years putting the documentary together. The new footage was patched together in a way that made it appear as if Brown actually exchanged marijuana for the items he took from the store rather than stealing them. The intention of the film is to essentially vindicate those that say Michael Brown did not rob the store, therefore should not have been approached by Darren Wilson on that fateful day in 2014.

A big problem with Jason Pollock’s “film” is that it is obviously patched together and does not play the unreleased surveillance footage in full. Because if it did show all of the unreleased footage, then a different story would be painted. Not only was the Pollock’s footage deceptively edited, it also contained his narration of the story to support the deceptive editing. 

The convenience store in question’s lawyer delivered a press conference on Tuesday March 14th in which he played all of the previously unreleased footage. It painted an entirely different story. Rather than Michael Brown paying for the merchandise with weed and leaving it behind the counter to pick up later, he attempts to pay for the merchandise with weed but the people behind the counter refuse. He tries to walk off with the goods but is stopped by the people in the store. He comes back to the counter and gives them the bag, they re-stock it, and that’s it. Michael Brown comes back the next morning and tries to do the same thing and this time, he simply walks off with the product, therefore he robs the store. And from there, Darren Wilson encountered him and the rest is history. 

Long story short, Jason Pollock is simply trying to cash in on black people’s misery. On the misery of Michael Brown’s family. Apparently he doesn’t care if innocent people get hurt as a result. As long as he’s able to get his 15 minutes of fame. There have already been shootings at “demonstrations” in Ferguson in light of this “new” video that he most likely obtained through illegal methods. The purpose of the video I created is to present actual, real information to counteract Jason Pollock’s false and self-serving information.

Monday, March 6, 2017

CNN's Chris Cuomo Is Having A Rough Time

Mark Levin Issues Open Letter To CNN's Brian Stetler: "You Are Thoroughly Dishonest"

Mar 6, 2017 1:01 PM

zerohedge.com


Mark Levin, the man who started the ball rolling on 'Obamagate' by connecting the dots across various President Obama actions over the last year, has issued an open letter to CNN's Brian Stetler, exclaiming "you are thoroughly dishonest."
In response to this...
Levin writes... "You Are Thoroughly Dishonest"
Did you listen to my show on Thursday, before President Trump tweeted? Did you watch my appearance on Fox and Friends Sunday morning? I know you are ticked I did not appear on your show, despite your numerous requests. Your ad hominem attacks about "right wing" radio host and conspiracy theory stuff ... incredible.

I simply put together the stories that YOUR profession reported, on the public record. Do you deny there were two FISA applications? Do you deny the first was turned down? Do you deny the second was approved? It's called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It is about surveillance. The fact that we cannot discern all the details because of the secrecy, except for what the media have revealed and selective leaks by the government, should cause you to want to know more, not to trash those who point it out.

And yes, we can make several logical implications based on events and experience. A FISA application is a big deal. One, or two in this case, that involve campaign surrogates, or a server or computer related to a candidate or campaign, etc., is a big deal. President Obama's statement is not a definitive statement of anything, other than he, personally, did not order a wiretap, which I never claimed. But that does not mean he was unaware of surveillance activity by several of his departments, even through routine reports to the president, such as the Daily Intel Briefing or information conveyed to him or his staff via the Justice Department re the FBI counter-intelligence activities. As for Clapper, despite his past dissembling before Congress, he may not have been aware of what was taking place since the FBI counter-intel operation reportedly sought the warrant. The Daily Intel Briefing might provide useful information in that regard as well.

Of course, the release of the FISA applications would also shed a lot of light on events, assuming YOU believe reports that they were filed.

Furthermore, Clapper has said, as recently as yesterday, that no connections between the Russians and the Trump campaign have been found. I am extremely critical of Russia, Putin, and the efforts to influence our election, although I do not believe they succeeded. That said, how would Clapper know of no connections if he, as former Director of National Intelligence, didn't look? On what is that based?

Your lack of curiosity and dishonesty about such matters and in dealing with me demean you and your profession. You are free to circulate this communication to whomever you wish, as I am making it public.
Stetler was quick to tweet a reply...

Levin emailed me, "Do you deny there were two FISA applications?" I replied: "I don't know. You don't know. The reporting is very murky." https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/838804965502119936 

So, as a reminder of just what the so-called 'Obamagate' timeline looks like - and where the DoJ was allegedly involved - here is Levin's story so far...
1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.

2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.

3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.

4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.

5. January 2017: Buzzfeed/CNN dossier. Buzzfeed releases, and CNN reports, a supposed intelligence “dossier” compiled by a foreign former spy. It purports to show continuous contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, and says that the Russians have compromising information about Trump. None of the allegations can be verified and some are proven false. Several media outlets claim that they had been aware of the dossier for months and that it had been circulating in Washington.

6. January: Obama expands NSA sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.

7. January: Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties. Other news outlets also report the exisentence of “a multiagency working group to coordinate investigations across the government,” though it is unclear how they found out, since the investigations would have been secret and involved classified information.

8. February: Mike Flynn scandal. Reports emerge that the FBI intercepted a conversation in 2016 between future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — then a private citizen — and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The intercept supposedly was part of routine spying on the ambassador, not monitoring of the Trump campaign. The FBI transcripts reportedly show the two discussing Obama’s newly-imposed sanctions on Russia, though Flynn earlier denied discussing them. Sally Yates, whom Trump would later fire as acting Attorney General for insubordination, is involved in the investigation. In the end, Flynn resigns over having misled Vice President Mike Pence (perhaps inadvertently) about the content of the conversation.

9. February: Times claims extensive Russian contacts. The New York Times cites “four current and former American officials” in reporting that the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials. The Trump campaign denies the claims — and the Times admits that there is “no evidence” of coordination between the campaign and the Russians. The White House and some congressional Republicans begin to raise questions about illegal intelligence leaks.

10. March: the Washington Post targets Jeff Sessions. The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact twice with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — once at a Heritage Foundation event and once at a meeting in Sessions’s Senate office. The Post suggests that the two meetings contradict Sessions’s testimony at his confirmation hearings that he had no contacts with the Russians, though in context (not presented by the Post) it was clear he meant in his capacity as a campaign surrogate, and that he was responding to claims in the “dossier” of ongoing contacts. The New York Times, in covering the story, adds that the Obama White House “rushed to preserve” intelligence related to alleged Russian links with the Trump campaign. By “preserve” it really means “disseminate”: officials spread evidence throughout other government agencies “to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” and perhaps the media as well.