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Timeline of U.S. Political Transformation, 9b
§9b. Hijacking the Presidency, June - Oct 2020
The covid pandemic prompts enforcement of mass house-arrests, bans on public gatherings, and changes to election laws vastly expanding the scope of remote balloting. A threatened ad boycott of Facebook, reinforced by fiery riots in more than 40 U.S. cities, causes its founder and top shareholder to give at least $350 million to public electoral offices to generate heavily partisan vote totals in the November presidential election. Google modifies its search-rankings in accordance with its executives’ political preferences.
The sequence of actions and events, policies and programs that transformed the United States from a free society into one lacking the Constitutionally required ‘consent of the governed’. How this gap in governance is increasingly filled by force and violence, livelihood threats, mass surveillance, centralized control of messaging, censorship, distraction, and miscounting of electoral results. Updated by inserting facts often revealed years after the event into the record when they actually took place.
July 4, 2020: After NYPD disbands its 600-person plainclothes anti-crime unit, the number of shootings in the city during the last two weeks of June is triple the number during the same period in 2019. || Source
July 5, 2020: George Soros gives $40 million to his super-PAC, Democracy PAC, $5.5 million from personal funds and $35 million from Soros's Fund for Policy Reform. Democracy PAC distributes Soros's $40 million to Senate campaigns, a Biden PAC, State campaigns, and another Soros PAC devoted to electing District Attorneys committed to reducing criminal penalties, releasing imprisoned criminals, and refraining from prosecuting certain kinds of crime. Soros's Democracy PAC's donations since its founding in 2005 total $1.85 billion. || Source1 , Source2
July 8, 2020: A group called #StopHateForProfit, represented by Rashad Robinson, organizes a corporate ad boycott of Facebook, demanding censorship of what it describes as 'hate speech and misinformation'. Leadership Conference president Vanita Gupta meets with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg to direct their content selection rules against 'voter suppression and misinformation' and toward removal of contrary messages. Gupta says 'it was really important, given the level of official disinformation, that they had those rules in place and were tagging things and taking them down'. Gupta is later appointed Associate AG on April 21, 2021, despite a conflict of interest involving her $14.5 million investment in Avantor, a company supplying chemicals used to manufacture narcotics. Gupta has previously called for decriminalization of heroin and methamphetamine. Her father Rajiv Gupta is CEO of Avantor. || Source1 ; Source2
July 9, 2020: An FBI Counterintelligence official from the Foreign Influence Task Force, whose name is hidden, asks Twitter Censor Yoel Roth 'Would you be able to advise how the account holders were using VOIP [Voice Over Internet Protocol, a telephone utility] on Twitter's platform? Also, while I understand obtaining the actual VPN [Virtual Private Network, a system for ensuring confidentiality] IP addresses associated with the respective accounts would likely require legal process [such as a judicial warrant based on probable cause of wrongdoing], would Twitter be open to sharing which data service provider(s) those VPN addresses resolved to?' In other words, FBI requests that Twitter invade the accounts of users who use privacy-protection services and report the names of their Internet Service Providers, probably so that FBI could pressure those companies to deny service to the users designated by FBI without any evidence of criminal or wrongful activity. Yoel Roth replies that legal process would indeed be necessary to provide the information FBI is requesting.
July 13, 2020: Soros Foundation gives $220 million to BLM and black-led justice organizations, to help 'end policing as we know it.' || Source
July 20, 2020: Accountable Tech, a group formed to influence social media content publishing practices, urges Facebook to delete all posts questioning the legitimacy of mail-in ballots, and other posts it characterizes as 'misinformation' furthering 'voter suppression'. || Source
July 24, 2020: Portland Oregon: Rioters barricade front of courthouse, aim lasers at officers inside. DHS officers leave building to repel mob. 'Around midnight rioters attempt to set the courthouse on fire, as they have done numerous times before. They also throw smoke bombs into the flames causing the interior of the courthouse to fill with smoke'. As officers leave the building, rioters throw fireworks at them, causing chemical burns. || Source: Day 54 Portland Oregon Police Report
July 28, 2020: Google eliminates Breitbart content about Joe Biden, and most other content, from its coverage, reducing the site's search-rank visibility by 99.7% since 2016. An SEO expert who wishes to remain anonymous says 'I’ve never experienced such a wholesale removal of rank and visibility on specific concepts on a site as I have seen being applied to Breitbart. Removal is the key, not dropping in rank, which would be an organic devaluing. These ranks are just simply gone, overnight, while other topics have been untouched. The sheer fact that there are thousands of pages of Breitbart content that reference Biden that were ranking before May 6 , that now have no rank or impressions on search is a sign of manipulation, not algorithmic devaluing.' || Source
July 29, 2020: U.S. Customs officials seize 1,513 shipments containing 19,888 fake driver's licenses at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, most from Hong Kong and China. Driver's licenses are often used as identification for banking, voter registration, and other purposes. || Source
Aug 2020: Wilmington computer repair shop owner delivers copy of Hunter Biden hard drive to Giuliani associate Robert Costello. Stephen Bannon arranges for New York Post to publish contents.
Aug 3, 2020: DOJ puts unofficial '90-day rule' into effect, suppressing information about criminal and tax investigations of Hunter Biden during the three-month period before Nov 3 election. • Nevada legalizes universal mail-in ballots, ballot harvesting, extends deadlines for receiving ballots and for curing disqualified ballots, and relaxes signature matching requirements. || Source: Navarro Report II, p 10
Aug 8, 2020: National Association of Secretaries of State Communications Director Maria Benson instructs Twitter to prioritize censorship requests from employees of State election officials. Twitter establishes a 'Partner Support Portal' to ensure quick response to such censorship requests. || Source: O'Handley v Padilla, California Case 2:21-cv-04954 Document 1 Filed 06/17/21.
Aug 2020: Advised of the insufficiency of the $400 million allocated by Congress to assist states in election administration, Mark Zuckerberg gives $350 million to Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), which in turn dispenses grants to selected cities and counties to pay election officials and judges and purchase voting machines and other election equipment. The grants are made subject to conditions involving numbers of polling places, ballot collection methods, and changes to rules governing absentee ballots. All jurisdictions agree to Zuckerberg's conditions, in effect privatizing election administration. The largest grants are made to Dallas County Texas ($15 million), Philadelphia ($10 million), Harris County Texas ($9.6 million), Fulton County Georgia ($6 million), Cobb County Georgia ($5.6 million), DeKalb County Georgia ($4.8 million), Detroit Michigan ($3.5 million), Minneapolis Minnesota ($2.3 million), Delaware County Pennsylvania ($2.2 million), Milwaukee Wisconsin ($2.2 million), Allegheny County Pennsylvania ($2.1 million). || Source
Arizona bans private funding of election administration: 'Notwithstanding any other law, this state and a city, town, county, school district or other public body that conducts or administers elections may not receive or expend private monies for preparing for, administering or conducting an election, including registering voters.' State Rep Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek) says 'HB 2569 is common sense legislation that will ensure Arizona’s elections are free from outside influence and that our voters can have confidence in the integrity of the process. Nearly half a billion dollars in private funding was spent by out of state Democrat billionaires to influence the administration of county and state elections operations nationally, including millions here in Arizona. The Arizona legislature doesn’t want billionaires from any Party, or of any kind, attempting to influence our election system.' || Source
Aug - Sept 2020: Voter Participation Center (VPC), a private non-profit describing itself as 'the rising American electorate—young people, people of color and unmarried women', sends ballot applications with pre-filled-out names to 15 million people in states with large numbers of same. VPC mailings, designed to look like official forms, typically cause confusion and often have misleading, inaccurate, deceptive information, and lack essential elements such as a signature field. VPC receives funding from the Clinton Foundation. Of the initial 15 million tranche, 4.6 million absentee ballot applications are returned. || Source1 ; Source2
Aug 5, 2020: U.S. District Judge Sarah Netburn requests testimony of Belmarsh (U.K.) Prisoner Julian Assange on any contacts between Seth Rich and Wikileaks prior to Rich's murder in July 2016.
Aug 6, 2020: FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten briefs Senators Grassley (R, Iowa) and Johnson (R, Wisconsin) on Hunter Biden investigation, advising them 'that they faced a risk of being used to further Russia’s attempt to influence the election’s outcome'. The Senators later charge in letters to Biden Admin AG Garland that the FBI used this briefing to discredit their investigation of Hunter Biden, and to falsely characterize it as 'Russian disinformation'. || Source1: Letter from Sen Grassley to AG Garland and FBI Director Wray, July 25, 2022, Source2: Letter from Sen Johnson to Wray and ODNI Dir Haynes.
Aug 6, 2020: Portland Oregon: Rioters attack police station, smash windows, try to burn it down, try to run over police with truck, throw rocks and fireworks at police officers while aiming lasers at them. Journalist Andy Ngo films the attacks, posts them to YouTube. || Source
Aug 7, 2020: Center for Voter Information reports that it sent more than a half-million inaccurate applications for absentee ballots to recipients in Virginia, including dead people, missing relatives, and pets. The non-profit Center had obtained the inaccurate information from official Virginia voter lists. || Source
Aug 18, 2020: FBI Attorney Clinesmith pleads guilty to altering a CIA memo by adding the phrase 'not a source' in reference to Carter Page, in order to conceal the fact that Page had previously cooperated with the CIA. DOJ in Jan 2021 excuses him from jail time.
Sept 2020: House passes bill to ban import of goods made with forced labor of Uighurs from China's Xinjiang Province. The vote is 406 to 3.
Sept 1, 2020: Twitter bans 'misleading claims that cause confusion about the established laws, regulations, procedures, and methods of a civic process, or about the actions of officials or entities executing those civic processes', in reference to unauthorized changes to election procedures expanding the use of mail-in ballots, loosening of voter verification requirements, and other 2020 innovations.
Sept 1, 2020: Mark Zuckerberg, under pressure from advocacy organization Accountable Tech, agrees Facebook 'will attach an informational label to content that seeks to de-legitimize the outcome of the election or discuss the legitimacy of voting methods, for example, by claiming that lawful methods of voting will lead to fraud', in reference to unauthorized changes to election procedures.
Sept 3, 2020: Pelosis purchase between $500,000 and $1M of the stock of Crowdstrike, the firm that failed to find evidence of hacking of DNC servers. CrowdStrike's valuation increases from $1 billion in 2017 to $6.7 billion after going public in 2019, and $31.37 billion in 2020. Annual revenue is $481 million in 2020. || Source
Sept 10, 2020: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla awards sole-source $35 million contract to Democrat political consulting firm SKDK for non-partisan voter education, claiming 'emergency' as the reason for canceling competitive bidding procedure. California Controller Betty Yee on Oct 20 refuses to approve payment, citing a 'legally insufficient' budgetary appropriation, meaning the Secretary of State lacked budgetary authority to award the contract. SKDK sends daily summaries of censorship requests to Twitter, Facebook, and others. California Legislature overrules its Controller in Feb 2021 to pay SKDK all disputed amounts. || Source1: O'Handley v Padilla, California Case 2:21-cv-04954 Document 1 Filed 06/17/21; and Source2
September 10, 2020: District Judge Douglas Reyes extends by five days after Election Day the Arizona deadline for absentee ballots missing signatures to be signed.
Sept 15, 2020: Pennsylvania Secretary of State Boockvar directs local election officials to omit signature analysis of absentee and mail-in ballots. Boockvar was elected in 2018 with large donations from the Soros-funded Democracy Alliance.
Sept 17, 2020: Pennsylvania State Supreme Court approves change of election rules allowing counting of ballots returned within three days of the Nov 3 election, in place of the Nov 3 Election Day deadline.
Sept 17, 2020: Census reports median household income grew 6.8% by $4,400 in 2019, resulting in an all-time record of $68,700. This is the largest one-year increase in median income on record.
Sept 2020: Zuckerberg's CTLC gives $36 million to 14 urban counties in Texas for mail-in ballot sorting equipment, polling place rental, masks and gloves, temp-employee expenses, and voter education. Seven counties received more than one million dollars: Dallas ($15,130,433), Harris ($9,600,000), Webb ($2,820,960), Bexar ($1,900,000), Cameron ($1,853,729), Tarrant ($1,678,522), Travis ($1,144,709). || Source: Public Interest Legal Foundation:
Sept 21, 2020: DOJ labels New York City, Portland Oregon, and Seattle Washington 'anarchist jurisdictions', ineligible for Federal grants, for their refusal to stop rioting and violence for more than three months. AG Barr says 'When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest. We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.' Barr cites New York's disbanding of the 600-person plainclothes unit and one billion dollars cut from the NYPD budget, Portland's 100 days of continuous rioting, and Seattle's passive acquiescence to rioters taking over a section of its downtown business district. || Source
Sept 24, 2020: Michigan establishes more than 700 unsupervised drop-boxes for absentee ballots: || Source
Sept 26, 2020: Madison Wisconsin public employees financed by Mark Zuckerberg's Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) hold absentee ballot-harvesting events in parks throughout the city. Thousands of absentee ballots are collected, placed in unsupervised bags, and carried to unknown places by city workers. CTCL gives the following amounts to Wisconsin cities: Milwaukee: $2,154,500; Madison: $1,271,788; Green Bay: $1,093,400; Kenosha: $862,779; Racine: $942,100. Zuckerberg's CTCL donates a total of $350 million to $500 million for these activities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and other states. Wisconsin Supreme Court rules Election Board overstepped its authority in setting up more than 500 drop-boxes: 'The Wisconsin Election Commission's staff may have been trying to make voting as easy as possible during the pandemic, but whatever their motivations, WEC must follow Wisconsin statutes. Good intentions never override the law.' || Source
Florida bans private donations to election officials in May 2021, ballot harvesting, mass mailing of ballots, and strengthens voter-identification requirements. || Source
Zuckerberg spokesman Ben LaBolt announces on April 12, 2022 that the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) will no longer donate funds to election officials, because the 2020 election donations totaling $350 million to 2,500 election offices in key Democrat precincts were due to a one-time emergency. At the same time, CTCL launches a new five-year, $80 million program called the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence to assist election offices across the United States. || Source
Sept 30, 2020: Univ of Utah Law School Prof Paul Cassell estimates de-policing in June and July 2020 result in 710 additional murder victims and more than 2,800 gunshot victims across the U.S. Cassell writes 'major cities across the country have suffered dramatic spikes in homicides. These spikes are remarkably large, suddenly appearing, and widespread'. In Minneapolis, homicides increase by 87 per cent, from 30 in 2019 to 56 in the same period in 2020. || Source
Comprehensive reviews of effects on crime of reducing policing, by Christopher Rufo; and by Heather MacDonald
Sept 30, 2020: In response to a question to former FBI Director Comey from Sen Lindsey Graham in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, on whether he (Comey) would have signed the three FISA warrant applications that he had signed had he known the information they cited was false, Comey says 'No'.
Oct 1, 2020: New York City reopens public schools.
Oct 1, 2020: Twitter censor Yoel Roth, despite 'lack of technical evidence', reports to State Dept that he is suspending an account called InfoBRICS and marking it as 'UNSAFE' on the assumption that anything 'BRICS' is controlled by Russia.
Oct 6, 2020: Michigan extends ballot-counting time for cities over 25,000 population. || Source: Navarro Report II, p 10.
Oct 8, 2020: NIH Director Francis Collins writes to NIAID Director Anthony Fauci: Re the Great Barrington Declaration, 'This proposal from the three fringe epidemiologists seems to be getting a lot of attention.... There needs to be a quick and devastating published take down of its premises'. || Source
Oct 8, 2020: Staple Street Capital, an investment fund that had acquired Dominion Voting Systems in 2018, files statement with SEC disclosing $400M share subscription by UBS Securities LLC. SEC notice is filed and signed by Hootan Yaghoobzadeh (sic). UBS Securities, formerly a subsidiary of Union Bank of Switzerland, is owned, after a series of transactions, by Beijing State-owned Assets Management, a sovereign wealth fund of the Chinese Government. || Source1 , Source2
Oct 8, 2020: NBC News Chairman Cesar Conde announces that because of the suspicion that the BIDENCRIMES.INFO website leaks are coming from a foreign power with a goal of undermining America's free and fair elections, NBC News and MSNBC will censor all allegations and materials posted there, and refuse to use them as a basis for reporting. Conde asks all other news organizations to do likewise, and the Guardian and Huffington Post quickly comply. || Source
Oct 9, 2020: DNI John Ratcliffe states that he has no reason to believe the documents posted by BIDENCRIMES.INFO are a forgery, nor is there reason to believe the website is a Russian operation. NPR News asserts that a document indicating a three million dollar payment to Hunter Biden is a fake.
Oct 9, 2020: President Trump tweets: '50,000 Ohio voters getting wrong absentee ballots. Out of control. A rigged election!!!' Twitter censor Yoel Roth rules this would violate Twitter policy only if untrue, but finds the ballot error confirmed by NPR ('50,000 Ohio voters to receive new ballots after error found').
Oct 10, 2020: New York Post publishes April 17, 2015 email from Burisma Advisor Vadim Pozharskyi to Hunter Biden 'Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together'. Twitter and Facebook censor the Post story, which quickly makes it one of the most widely-read stories in circulation. Widespread denials of the authenticity of the Hunter Biden computer, and censorship of the New York Post reports, prevent this information from reaching most voters and the general public. One and a half years later, New York Times concedes the authenticity of the Hunter Biden computer and its contents || Source
In April 2022, Hunter Biden pays one million dollars in back taxes on income he never claimed. The income was documented only in emails in the computer which the New York Times and 51 former intelligence officials asserted was inauthentic or Russian disinformation. || Source
Oct 11, 2020: The Daily Beast quotes two 'former intelligence officials' that the Directors of CIA and NSA refused to sign DNI Director Ratcliffe's statement about the authenticity of the BIDENCRIMES.INFO website. || Source
Oct 15, 2020: Election Integrity Project California finds nearly 400,000 ballots are sent to non-residents or dead people. Non-residents include one who had moved to Tennessee 16 years previously, another who had moved to Texas 15 years previously. || Source
Oct 16, 2020: Judicial Watch finds 353 U.S. Counties in 29 States with voter registration rates exceeding 100%, based on official State records. These 353 counties collectively have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens. Eight States have statewide registration rates exceeding 100%: Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Illinois refuses to disclose its voter registration list. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says 'The data highlights the recklessness of mailing blindly ballots and ballot applications to voter registration lists. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.' || Source ; full list
Oct 19, 2020: Former CIA Director John Brennan and more than 50 other former intelligence officials sign and publish a 'Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails' asserting 'the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian misinformation operation…. It is high time that Russia stops interfering in our democracy.' || Source
Oct 19, 2020: AG Barr appoints John Durham Special Counsel under same Special Counsel statute that had authorized previous Mueller appointment. Barr states the purpose is 'to provide Durham and his team some assurance that they’d be able to complete their work regardless of the outcome of the election'. Durham is authorized 'to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence or law enforcement activities' directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, anyone associated with the campaigns or the Trump administration. A special counsel can be fired only by the attorney general and for specific reasons such as misconduct, dereliction of duty or conflict of interest. An attorney general must document such reasons in writing. || Source
Oct 21, 2020: USPS driver Jesse Morgan delivers 280,000 marked ballots from Bethpage New York to Lancaster Pennsylvania. 'I saw ballots with return addresses already filled out, thousands of them, loaded them onto my trailer in New York and headed for Pennsylvania. At first I thought this was cool, I'm doing something for the presidential election. But as things became weirder, I got to thinking, and wondered why I was driving complete ballots from New York to Pennsylvania. In Harrisburg, I was made to wait for roughly 6 hours, from 9:15 am to nearly 3 pm. All of this was weird. I went inside and asked to see the expediter. I was told to wait for the transportation supervisor. He’s a top guy, he’s the kind of guy that would speak to my boss. The supervisor told me to drive to Lancaster without being unloaded in Harrisburg. I knew the ballots were loaded for Harrisburg. I then drove to Lancaster, unhooked my trailer in its normal place, and then drove my truck to where I always park it. The next day, it just got weirder. As I arrived at Lancaster, my trailer was gone, not there anymore. Since I started driving that Bethpage route, I’ve always had trailer 10-R-1440. I really liked that trailer. I know this doesn't mean nothin' to you that don't know about trucking…. What happened on October 21 was a series of unusual events that cannot be a coincidence. I know I saw ballots with return addresses filled out, thousands of them, thousands. Loaded onto my trailer in New York and headed for Pennsylvania. As things became weirder I got to thinking and wondered why I was driving complete ballots from New York to Pennsylvania. I didn’t know why, so I decided to speak up.' || Source and Pennsylvania legislative hearings.
Oct 2020: FBI agents including or directed by Timothy Thibault visit Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urge him to 'be vigilant' about a large volume of 'Russian disinformation' about Hunter Biden that they expect concerning the impending election. In response, Zuckerberg orders Facebook to censor and remove references to Hunter Biden's computer and reports of his financial dealings with China and Ukraine. The computer had been provided to FBI in 2019 and was in FBI's possession at the time of its warnings to Zuckerberg. || Joe Rogan interview with Mark Zuckerberg Aug 25, 2022.
Oct 11, 2020: The Daily Beast quotes two 'former intelligence officials' that the Directors of CIA and NSA refused to sign DNI Director Ratcliffe's statement about the authenticity of the BIDENCRIMES.INFO website. || Source
Oct 12, 2020: AG Barr instructs FBI to investigate the allegations of corruption by Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, and that DOJ is considering charges of money laundering, tax fraud, and acting as an unregistered foreign agent against the Bidens. Barr states that Joe Biden should submit to an FBI interview within days.
Oct 13, 2020: FBI Special Agent in SF Elvis Chan sends 10 documents to Twitter’s then-Head of Site Integrity, Yoel Roth, through Teleporter, a one-way communications channel from the FBI to Twitter, related to NY Post's publication of emails from Hunter Biden's computer. || Source
Oct 14, 2020: Rep Devin Nunes, Sen Tom Cotton, and Sec State Mike Pompeo depart for Kiev to get Burisma's cooperation with the DOJ investigation. || Source
Oct 14, 2020: NY Post publishes emails detailing the business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, with China and other countries. Twitter immediately censors NY Post despite the complete accuracy of the article.
Oct 15, 2020: Twitter General Counsel and former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker writes to Twitter Censors Yoel Roth and Vijaya Gadde: ‘I'm guessing we are going to restrict access to this article [on Chinese payments to Hunter Biden, in NY Post] as a violation of our Hacked Materials policy’. || Source
Oct 16, 2020: Twitter censor Yoel Roth writes: 'We blocked the NYP story [New York Post report on contents of Hunter Biden's computer], then we unblocked it (but said the opposite), then said we unblocked it... and now we're in a messy situation where out policy is in shambles, comms is angry, reporters think we're idiots, and we're refactoring an exceedingly complex policy 18 days out from the election.'
Oct 17, 2020: Biden campaign adviser (later Secretary of State) Anthony Blinken calls former deputy CIA Director Mike Morrell, urges him to organize a letter to be written by a group of former intelligence officials to characterize the revelations about illicit foreign business dealings in Hunter Biden's computer as 'Russian disinformation'. Morrell, asked about his motives in organizing this letter, responds 'to help VP Biden win the election'. || Source
Oct 22, 2020: Presidential candidate Joe Biden claims letters and emails recovered from son Hunter Biden's computer on bribery and extortion of Ukranian and other foreign officials are 'Russian disinformation'. One and a half years later, then-AG Bill Barr says 'I was very disturbed during the debate when candidate Biden lied to the American people about the laptop [computer]. He’s squarely confronted with the laptop, and he suggested that it was Russian disinformation and pointed to the letter written by some intelligence people that was baseless — which he knew was a lie.' Barr adds that suppression of this information amounted to 'election interference'. || Source
Oct 27, 2020: Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski rejects Rep Adam Schiff's accusation that reports of Hunter Biden's emails on illicit financing are 'a smear on Joe Biden [that] comes from the Kremlin'. Bobulinski says he has his own copy of a message detailing distribution of money to 'H' (Hunter) and 'the big guy', meaning Joe Biden. || Source with Tucker Carlson interview of Bobulinski on Fox News
Oct 28, 2020: Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies finds 87% of California voters 'worry that many Americans will not respect the outcome of this year’s presidential election'. 40% of California voters are 'skeptical that the election will be conducted in a way that is fair and open'. 81% of California voters intending to vote in person express no confidence in mail-in ballots being counted. || Source
Oct 28, 2020: Twitter exec Stacia Cardille sends message to Twitter colleagues seeking help prioritizing the numerous election-related 'escalation' (top-management attention) requests from government agencies including FBI, CIA, HHS, and others. 'As you know, with the adoption of the Unified Escalation Tool and the deprecation of the go/election escalations, we have been sending all elections related requests directly to GETSupport for review. We are having some issues with the backlog impacting our elections efforts. The folks on this email represent the DC Public Policy, Legal, and Comms teams working on elections. Generally we are the ones escalating the high priority content, whether it is high profile or coming directly from government partners. Specifically, PubPolicy and I escalate reports from the FBI, Depatment of Homeland Security, and state election officials, or the Election Integrity Project run by Alex Stamos. Is there some way we can figure out an accommodation to prioritize the reports we escalate?' || Source, Dec 25, 2022
Oct 30, 2020: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley calls Chinese Communist Party counterpart General Li Zuocheng to inform him, 'We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.' The Joint Chiefs are not part of the military chain of command; they are staff advisers to the President, who was not advised of the call. While Milley's call fits the definition of treason, there are no moves to prosecute or court-martial him. || Source , and Bob Woodward & Robert Costa, 'Peril' (published Oct 2021).
Oct 31, 2020: Pennsylvania enables absentee voting for any reason or no reason, extends period of absentee voting, extends voter registration period, and extends deadline for return of absentee ballots. || Source: Navarro Report II, p 10.
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