The Timeline in Breaking Political News Rachel Maddow Show July 3, 2017
Compiled from many news sources including Bill Moyers’ The Trump Resistance Plan, Mother Jones’ Exhaustive History of Trump-Russia Scandal, part of the TRUMP RESISTANCE PLAN by Steven Harper, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, and many others. Includes some business details and important events as extensive investigations are underway.
1965: Dominionism founder of Christian Reconstructionism Rev. Rousas John Rushdoony formed the Chalcedon Foundation
1968: Nixon Campaign Secret Paris Peace Plan Operation November 2, 1968, the FBI wiretap on the S. Vietnamese embassy revealed a July 12, 1968, meeting between Nixon, his campaign National Security Advisor Richard Allen, Watergate resident international socialite Anna Chennault, which she arranged to meet S. Vietnamese Ambassador Bui Diem. The national security adviser who colluded with foreign powers — decades before Michael Flynn Washington Post December 26, 2018 By New documents reveal that Richard Nixon’s 1968 campaign colluded with a foreign government far more than historians thought.
1975: Michael Cohen’s father-in-law Fima Shusterman, settled into Brighton Beach from Ukraine Rolling Stone
1978: Grand Hyatt, New York “Trump consummated his first major real estate deal in Manhattan, purchasing a half-share in the decrepit Commodore Hotel, largely funded by a $70 million construction loan jointly guaranteed by Fred Trump and the Hyatt hotel chain [Prtizker family]. Trump finished negotiations to develop Trump Tower, a 58-story, 202-meter (663-foot) skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, which The New York Times attributed to his “persistence” and “skills as a negotiator”. New Jersey legalized gambling in 1977, and the following year Trump was in Atlantic City, New Jersey to explore how he might get involved.” Wikipedia
1979:Roger Stone is introduced to Donald Trump by notorious attorney Roy Cohn.[Added March 27, 2017] Bill Moyers “In 1979, when Trump hired a demolition contractor to take down the Bonwit Teller department store to make way for Trump Tower, he hired as many as 200 non-union men to work alongside about 15 members of the House Wreckers Union Local 95. The non-union workers were mostly illegal Polish immigrants paid $4 to $6 per hour with no benefits, far below the union contract. At least some of them did not use power tools but sledgehammers, working 12 hours a day or more and often seven days a week. Known as the “Polish brigade,” many didn’t wear hard hats. Many slept on the construction site…the Genovese family principally controlled the union; this was demonstrated by extensive testimony, documents and convictions in federal trials, as well as a later report by the New York State Organized Crime Task Force…When the Polish workers and a union dissident sued for their pay and benefits, Trump denied any knowledge that illegal workers without hard hats were taking down Bonwit with sledgehammers. The trial, however, demonstrated otherwise: Testimony showed that Trump panicked when the nonunion Polish men threatened a work stoppage because they had not been paid. Trump turned to Daniel Sullivan, a labor fixer and FBI informant, who told him to fire the Polish workers. Trump knew the Polish brigade was composed of underpaid illegal immigrants and that S&A was a mob-owned firm, according to Sullivan and others. “Donald told me that he was having his difficulties and he admitted to me that — seeking my advice — that he had some illegal Polish employees on the job. I reacted by saying to Donald that ‘I think you are nuts,’” Sullivan testified at the time. “I told him to fire them promptly if he had any brains.” In an interview later, Sullivan told me the same thing.” Politico
“Joseph Weichselbaum, an embezzler who ran Trump’s personal helicopter service and ferried his most valued clientele…Weichselbaum, who in 1979 had been caught embezzling and had to repay the stolen money, pleaded guilty to two felonies. Donald Trump vouched for Weichselbaum before his sentencing, writing that the drug trafficker is “a credit to the community” who was “conscientious, forthright, and diligent.” And while Weichselbaum’s confederates got as many as 20 years, Weichselbaum himself got only three, serving 18 months before he was released from the urban prison that the Bureau of Prisons maintains in New York City. In seeking early release, Weichselbaum said Trump had a job waiting for him. Weichselbaum then moved into Trump Tower, his girlfriend having recently bought two adjoining apartments there for $2.4 million. The cash purchase left no public record of whether any money actually changed hands or, if it did, where it came from. I asked Trump at the time for documents relating to the sale; he did not respond.” Politico