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Back in the time machine...to early 2014.

More Trump Russia coincidences.
FEB 4, 2014
💻 🇷🇺 LEAKED AUDIO reveals EMBARRASSING U.S. exchange on Ukraine, EU
To EMBARRASS US
designed to BOLSTER charges from RUSSIA that the UKRAINE is being MANIPULATED by US

reuters.com/article/us-usa…
MARCH 1, 2014
VESELOVSKY leads a “Cossack self-defense unit” to storm the offices of the independent Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism
Would later...
publish stories attacking US sanctions Mueller’s investigation, among other anti-American content.
MARCH 6, 2014

TRUMP CPAC speech
“You know, I was in Moscow a couple months ago, I own the Miss Universe pageant, and they treated me so great...Putin even sent me a present, beautiful present, with a beautiful note.”
Mar 8-Apr 7, 2014
▪︎bankers flag 30 checks for a total of about $370k to RU embassy employees
▪︎checks cashed upon receipt-virtually impossible to trace where money went
▪︎Bank officials note no similar pmts in past
▪︎transactions surround date of CRIMEA INVASION
March 17, 2014
🚨 PUTIN INVADES CRIMEA
Obama announces sanctions in response, including against entities operating in the Russian arms sector.
March 17, 2014
BUTINA blogs in support of Putin invading CRIMEA and against Obama sanctions.
▪︎works to ARM pro-RU Separatists
MARCH 21, 2014
9:00pm TRUMP TWEET
Putin has become a big hero in Russia with an all time high popularity. Obama, on the other hand, has fallen to his lowest ever numbers. SAD
March 21, 2014
9:03pm TRUMP TWEET
I believe Putin will continue to re-build the Russian Empire. He has zero respect for Obama or the U.S.!

(Reminder. This is 2014 right after Crimea)
Mar 25, 2014
Butina holds press conference in Crimea with Sergei Veselovsky, a leader of a pro-Russian separatist group Crimean Front.

Butina
▪︎touts her KREMLIN connex
▪︎says Russian law was now “especially relevant” for arming locals

April 1, 2014
BUTINA first visit to SD accompanied by Paul ERICKSON (Butina docs)
April 2014-NOV 8, 2016
RU hackers START targeting US political campaigns, orgs, and parties

Russian interference operation forms “translator project” to focus on operations via social media

(Mueller indictments)
April 17, 2014
2:44pm TRUMP TWEET
America is at a great disadvantage. Putin is ex-KGB, Obama is a community organizer. Unfair.
April 25, 2014
BUTINA BLOG
▪︎it was only after NRA leaders had met with her in Moscow that she was able to secure a US visa after failing twice
▪︎Comments on improving US-Russian relations
▪︎Says Obama and US “interventionist policy” will not last forever
April 26...
NRA's 2014 Convention Theme: FEAR
Be terrified of everyone and everything, only guns can protect you.

Several possible presidential candidates attend: Rubio, Jindal, Santorum
Walker & Cruz send video messages

April 25-27
Apr 25-27
BUTINA attends NRA CONVENTION
▪︎personally hosted by KEENE & fmr NRA pres Sandy FROMAN
▪︎Attends events incl leadership meetings &fundraising dinner for elite “Golden Ring of Freedom” million-$ donors
▪︎ Interacts w LaPierre, top donor Joe Gregory, Sheriff Clarke
April 26, 2014
BUTINA INTERVIEW w TOWNHALL
explains that “the situation between [our] two countries is very difficult” and says, “We would like to be friends with NRA.”

townhall.com/columnists/kat…
April 27, 2014
NRA CONVENTION
SARAH PLALIN speech
▪︎our rights are being stripped away from us at every turn
▪︎Muslims are bad
▪︎ mothers should carry guns on them at all times to protect their children from the bad guys
May 2014, IRA RUSSIANS and their co-conspirators discuss efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

They begin to monitor U.S. social media accounts and other sources of information about the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
May 27, 2014
National Press Club luncheon, TRUMP says, “I was in MOSCOW recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President PUTIN, who could not have been nicer.”

motherjones.com/politics/2016/…
June 2014
An Archive search shows Preston listed himself on his website as “Current President, Marsha Blackburn for Congress, Inc.” as recently as June 2014 — 3 years after he began acting as liaison between the NRA & Ru officials (MJ)
2014
ERIC TRUMP tells Golf journalist James Dodson “We have all the funding we need out of RUSSIA.”
JUNE 2014
The Internet Research Agency takes steps to obscure “its conduct by operating through a number of Russian entities,” according to the Justice Department.
June 4, 2014
KRYLOVA and BOGACHEVA receive visas, and begin travel in and around the US, including stops in Nevada, CA, NM, CO, IL, MI, LA, TX, and NY to gather intelligence.

#IRA, #PROJECTLAKHTA
June 11, 2014
Butina gives a speech at MOSCOW RALLY starkly different than how she comes across in US
US: enthused about gun rights, friendship
RU: uses fervently nationalistic rhetoric to endorse the takeover in Crimea
[MotherJones]

Break for kid.
More to come.
June 19, 2014
BUTINA returns to CRIMEA
▪︎Hosts events in partnership with a gun company based in Moscow
▪︎promotes the arming of locals under Russian law
▪︎She returns again in early August for a similar event.

[MotherJones]
June 26, 2014
KRYLOVA and BOGACHEVA finish trip in and around the US, including stops in Nevada, CA, NM, CO, IL, MI, LA, TX, and NY to gather intelligence.

After the trip, KRYLOVA and BURCHIK exchanged an intelligence report regarding the trip. #IRA
AUG 7, 2014
Flynn retires from the military, after thirty-three years.

“He was loading up, and he was not going to go quietly.”
Aug 17, 2014
BUTINA announces an upcoming meeting at the Moscow Right to Bear Arms hq

The main attraction is Paul ERICKSON, who by then was Butina’s bf
She bills Erickson as “a life member of the NRA” & veteran of 6 US presidential campaigns.
Sept 3, 2014
Paul ERICKSON attends a Right to Bear Arms meeting in MOSCOW with BUTINA. (MJ)
Sept 6, 2014
METHBOT is launched

justice.gov/usao-edny/pres…
[NOV 2014]
Sputnik launches arm in Deutschland
Nov 4, 2014
CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA helps Tom TILLIS win Senate seat
Nov 26..., 2014
Another IRA co-conspirator who worked for IRA traveled to Atlanta from approximately November 26, 2014 through November 30, 2014.

Following the trip, the co-conspirator provided POLOZOV a summary of his trip’s itinerary and expenses.
Dec 13, 2014
Trolls from Russian government connected IRA, circulate false reports of Atlanta police shooting an unarmed black woman
Dec 19, 2014
Mikhail Lesin Resigns as Head of Gazprom-Media
Also in 2014...and some in 2013 too, lots of Tweets/RTs about Trump2016.

Many of the accts are either suspended, private, deleted, low follower ct or do nothing but tweet trump.
Also in 2014:
February
Kushner and Ivanka travel to Russia for 4d, invited by Dasha Zhukova, wife of Abramovich. They attend a gala fundraiser for the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow along with Vekselberg, other oligarchs, Kremlin officials & families.
In 2016–17, Kushner omits the trip from his security clearance applications
web.archive.org/web/2018081603…
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