This is starting to scare me. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 29, 2018 Like a cancer, our Republic appears to be in the middle of circumvention from within by the current Administration and key enablers within the Halls of Congress. A timeline. *************** The U.S. Elections *************** The American people spoke in the elections of 2010 with the House going to the Republicans and they have held onto its majority ever since. In 2014, the Republicans gained a Majority in the Senate and the ability to block all Democratic direction. And everything else including not allowing a Presidential Supreme Court Nomination until after the 2016 Election. With the 2016 Presidential election, the Republican party gained full control and the results are outlined below. *************** The Russian Meetings *************** In 2016, Jared Kushnerasked met with Russia's ambassador Sergey Kislyak in Trump Tower to see if the Trump transition team could use Russia's embassy to communicate privately with Moscow "about" Syria according to varying stories by Kushner. Soon after, Jared held a meeting at the U.S. sanctioned VEB bank with Sergey Gorkov, a prominent graduate of Russia’s spy school and the person handpicked by Putin to run VEB Bank. VEB is not a bank but a slush fund for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and top campaign adviser Paul Manafort held a meeting with the following individuals in Trump Tower to discuss Russian "Adoptions", code word for the Magnitsky Act which placed placed severe sanctions on Russian Financial transactions. 1. and 2. Arasand Emin Agalarov, the father-and-son Russian developers who hosted the Trump-owned Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. 3. Ike Kaveladze, a U.S.-based employee of a Russian real estate company. 4. The Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya. 5. Rinat Akhmetshin, a Soviet army veteran whose military service in the 1980s came in a unit whose responsibilities included counterintelligence. Now a Russian American lobbyist. Flynn had a late Dec. 2017 conversation with Kislyak, the same day the Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia in response to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Flynn spoke with “a senior official” of the Trump transition team “who was with other senior members of the Presidential Transition Team at the Mar-a-Lago resort” to discuss something about not escalating and removing sanctions after the transition. *************** The DOJ/FBI Firings *************** Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates 4 days after warning Trump’s White House counsel, Don McGahn, that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail.” Trump fired US Attorney Preet Bharara, US attorney for the Southern District of New York who oversees the Trump Tower District after asking him to stay on just months before. Hmmm. Trump fired FBI director James Comey just days after Trump asked Comey to make the investigation of Flynn go away. The following day, Trump revealed "highly classified Israeli information" to two top Russian diplomats — Kislyak and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov - in the Oval Office bragging how he got rid of Comey with only Russian officials in the White House. Mary McCord, career attorney who oversaw Russia probe at DOJ and who accompanied Sally Yates to the WH for consultation with Don McGahn, stepped aside... Acting director Andrew McCabe earlier today said he is retiring early after months of Trump attacks. *************** Russian Sanctions *************** Also, today, the State Department released a statement saying that the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA is already having the desired effect of deterring Russian interference, directly contradicting CIA reports warning that it has not abated. “Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales...” Rod Rosenstein, Deputy AG, DOJ and the last DOJ lead left overseeing the Mueller Russian Investigation is the last man standing with a target on his head. Nunes CA-R who was part of the Trump Campaign recused himself but did nothing of the sort is now "trumping" up charges that the DOJ overstepped its bounds with the FISA Court after targeting Carter Paige as he was targeted by the FBI back in late 2013 during an FBI sting to break up a Russian Spy Ring inside New York... The Republican House Intelligence members started a secret investigation into DOJ/FBI investigations. Why does this Administration want to take out all of those in the DOJ and FBI that are looking into its Russian affairs and their meddling in our elections, remove/block any and all sanctions against Russia for doing it and other nefarious activities in the past, and deflecting attention back to Hillary Clinton, a former Sec. of State and past Presidential candidate? This is NAZI Germany type crap between the early to mid-1930s! Heaven help us all if this heist from within continues unabated.