SpyGate: (7) May 2016

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“Crossfire Hurricane” (August 2016) was supposedly opened due to Alexander Downer’s report that Papadopolous had mentioned something about Russians releasing damaging information on Hillary during their May 10th, 2016 meeting. Even if Papadopoulos had said what Downer said that he said, there was no logical reason for the FBI to suspect corruption in the alleged comments, because the subject of hacking into Hillary Clinton’s server and Russians releasing Hillary’s emails was on multiple news reports from at least January through May 13th.

The 2016 U.S. intelligence operatives attempted to link Papadopoulos to the March hacking of the DNC, unknown to the public at the time. But Papadopoulos’ alleged statements about Russians with damaging information on Hillary, would simply have mirrored what was said on TV.

The fact that George’s alleged statement was reported, and that his FBI interrogators were so interested in Mifsud, strongly suggests–even virtually proves–that George was being framed. If so, then, the investigation had no justifiable predicate.

The fact that those in charge of Papadapoulos’ investigation did not consider the Televised speculation while attempting–with determination– to catch him making incriminating statements shows the level to which they were focused on their goal. They ignored exculpatory information in the public domain: television broadcasts.

The televised speculation vindicates Papadopoulos. There was never a justifiable reason to get an informant to lure Papadopoulos back to London in September of 2016.

Therefore, Crossfire Hurricane was not an investigation. It was an attempt to frame members of Trump’s campaign. And so was the Special Counsel.

May 1st, 2016

Trump’s First Foreign Policy Speech

Co-authored by George Papadopoulos, (p.62 “Deep State Target”)

“Two days Later” (p 63.) Christian Cantor (w/ Israeli Embassy in London) calls. He wants GP to meet Erika Thompson with Australian Embassy.

May 3rd, 2016

From: Chalupa, Ali
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:56 PM
To: Miranda, Luis
Subject: Re: You saw this, right?

A lot more coming down the pipe.

I spoke to a delegation of 68 investigative journalists from Ukraine last Wednesday at the Library of Congress – the Open World Society’s forum – they put me on the program to speak specifically about Paul Manafort and I invited Michael Isikoff whom I’ve been working with for the past few weeks and connected him to the Ukrainians.

More offline tomorrow since there is a big Trump component you and Lauren need to be aware of that will hit in next few weeks and something I’m working on you should be aware of.

Since I started digging into Manafort these messages have been a daily occurrence on my yahoo account despite changing my password often:


May 3rd, 2016

Gregory Baker and Terrence Dudley from US Embassy DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) reach out to Papadopoulos.

Papadopoulos is contacted by the Times of London & does interview, ending at approx 1:00 AM next day.

May 3-4, 2016

Ted Cruz Drops out of Republican Primary May 3rd.  Kasich follows on 4th.

May 4th, 2016

Romanian Hacker Claims He Accessed Hillary’s Email Server: ‘It Was Easy’ –Fox News Insider

A notorious Romanian hacker claimed to Fox News that he easily and repeatedly breached Hillary Clinton’s email server when she was secretary of state in 2013.

Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker “Guccifer,” spoke exclusively to Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge at the Virginia jail where he’s being held.

“For me, it was easy … easy for me, for everybody,” he said about getting into Clinton’s server.


Again, there were TWO computer hacking stories. Hillary’s ‘homebrew’ server breach was in the news. Attempts to infiltrate the DNC’s computers were not.

May 4th, 2016

George Papadopoulos is interviewed by Francis Elliott from the London Times who asks a loaded question at the last minute, which becomes the next day’s headline. According to Papadopoulos, Alexander Downer was not amused, telling him on May 10th, “You tell your boss, Donald Trump to leave my friend David Cameron alone.”

Times of London

“David Cameron should apologise for calling Donald Trump “divisive, stupid and wrong”, a foreign policy adviser to the Republican frontrunner has said.

“The billionaire’s team was shocked to be attacked by the prime minister, George Papadopoulos told The Times. The lawyer, who is advising Mr Trump on Europe and the Middle East, revealed that the likely Republican candidate was considering a tour of both regions but that he had yet to be invited to Britain by the government.

“Mr Cameron rejected calls to ban Mr Trump from the UK after the tycoon proposed barring Muslims from the US but said that his remarks were “divisive stupid and wrong”. “I think if he came to visit our country he’d unite us all against him,” Mr Cameron…

Times of London.. behind paywall

May 5th, 2016

Bill Priestap. Screenshot from C-Span June 21st, 2017 ,

Peter Strzok’s boss, Bill Priestap, is apparently in London. The transcript from Priestap’s June 5, 2018, Committee on the Judiciary Interview  redacts the place, season of the year, and people (p. 77-80ff ) but the text messages between agent Strzok and Lisa Page had already made it clear: their boss, “Bill” was in London meeting with high level intelligence officials with the {REDACTED} words with just the right space could be ‘Australian government’ ? .

“The transcript the public can read today contains not only those questions and Priestap’s responses, but also the tell-tale redactions of anxious bureaucrats. One thing that is very clear is that the Sharpie brigades at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice really, really didn’t want anyone to know where Bill Priestap was a week into May 2016.”

RealClearInvestigations April 11th, 2019

May 5th, 2016

Judge Nap: Proof of Hacking would make it ‘Nearly Impossible’ Not to Charge Hillary

Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox Business Network this morning to react to a notorious Romanian hacker claiming that he easily and repeatedly breached Hillary Clinton’s private email server when she was secretary of state in 2013.

Insider FoxNews May 5th, 2016

May 6th, 2016

Papadopoulos receives email from Erika Thompson, “Can you meet with my boss Alexander Downer May 10th?”

May 7th, 2016

Prince Turki Al Fasal is in D.C. He discourages U.S. Citizens from voting for Donald Trump.

According to Chris Blackburn’s sources, Turki was close to Joseph Mifsud.

Prince Turki is head of the King Fasal Center for Research and Islamic Studies

Joseph Mifsud is a member.

Joseph Mifsud led a panel discussion alongside retired CIA Michael C. Hurley. Former Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter led a panel on subsequent date. (See May 2017)

May 9th, 2016

“At the same time we learn there’s a debate going on in the Kremlin between the foreign ministry and the Intelligence services as to whether or not they should release the 20,000 of Mrs. Clinton’s emails that they have hacked into and received and stored.”
Judge Napolitiano to Megan Kelly, May 9th, 2016


May 10th, 2016

Downer & Papadopoulos meet at the Kensington Wine Rooms.

According to George Papadopoulos, Alexander Downer was very unhappy with the Times article & had his phone out recording George. Downer claims he was simply checking his emails. According to Mark Stein, Downer is not the type of person who is typically on his device during a personal conversation (see Stein/Papadopoulos interview at 44:00 here). Was Alexander Downer was displeased with being tasked to surveil George? Was he therefore making it obvious he was recording George? Was this why, according to Papadopoulos, Downer said Obama was an ‘uppity, arrogant guy…. a horrible person’? (see video below at the 25:00 mark).

Alexander Downer, the Australian High Commissioner to the U.K. meets Papadopoulos at Kensington Wine Rooms in London. Contrary to the New York Times, George Papadopoulos was not drunk, and this was no chance encounter. Think of how bizarre it would be for the Australian Ambassador to Britain to randomly encounter a 25 year old Trump campaign advisor, drinking in a bar. Alexander Downer had requested the meeting. Unknown to Papadopoulos at the time, it was later revealed the Downer had authorized a $25 million payment from the Australian government to the Clinton Foundation. Listen to George Papadopoulos’s version of what happened May 10th.

But 19 months later, the NYtimes misled the public with its infamous December 30th, 2017 article:
“How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt”

WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.”

“About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign.

Source: NYTimes

Also see Napolitanos week recap May 13, 2016

Also see “[Downer] Defends Role” for video of Downer speaking publicly on TV about the meeting for the first time, May 9th, 2019″
(He has defended his role in print media several times prior )

 “U.S. Spied On Israel After Promising Less Surveillance”
–Wall Street Journal 12/30/2015    
See video here.

“Late Spring”

Is “Late Spring” actually April 27th, 2016? See December 2016 IG report.

“late Spring” 2016  (spring ends around June 20th) ,,,FBI & DOJ officials, including Loretta Lynch and James Comey discuss whether to alert Trump campaign with a defensive briefing warning about possible collusion attempt by Russians to infiltrate the campaign. 
source: _____________

May 23rd, 2016

Nellie Ohr receives a technician-level amateur radio license. 
The Federalist 03/02/2018

May 24th, 2016

Between May 24th, & December 28th, 2016 Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS $1,024,408 per bank records.
— p220 Lee Smith, “The Plot Against The President”

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