Suzan eraslan is a theater director and designer on a temporary hiatus and a reluctant political activist and documentarian living in new york city.

MARCH 19TH - 25TH (Part 1 - Russia investigation and ACHA debacle)

Hey guys! Whoo, it's been awhile, yeah? My regular job is heating up right now, but so, apparently, are a lot of list related things... this may be part 1 of a multi-part update, because last week had some major moves in it that I think are best recounted as an arc. 

I also had feedback on the format of the last entry that was split exactly down the middle as to whether you preferred the subject headings or the individual date timelines, so I'm going to try a kind of hybrid of the two. I will do individual subject headings with the time line of events mapped out day by day. Please let me know how you feel about it, if you have any feelings about it one way or another. My eventual goal is to map the timeline of each major issue (the Russia scandal, the EPA dismantling, hate crimes and their responses, etc.) by day, so this will be good practice. 

Now... let's start with Russia. 

THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

In general - CNN published a list of 80 times DT talked about Putin

On March 11th, 2016: 

  • NPR reported that former Press Minister and aide to Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Lesin, died not of a heart attack as had been previously and quickly reported in Russia, but of blunt force trauma. Lesin died on November 5th, 2016, 3 days before the election. According to the Washington Post's original report on his death, "It was unclear what Lesin was doing in Washington." 

On March 20th, 2017: 

On March 21st, 2017: 

On March 22nd, 2017

On March 23rd, 2017

  • Before telling other members of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative and committee chairman Devin Nunes held a press conference claiming that some members of DT’s transition team were surveilled by the US intelligence community, because of incidental information gathered by routine surveillance of foreign individuals. Nunes would not disclose how he obtained the information, but he was at the White House the evening before. He then told reporters he was going to the White House to brief DT. So… the head of the House Intelligence Committee is now getting sources from and then briefing the White House on the investigation of… the White House. Nunes was part of DT’s transition team. 

On March 24th, 2017

THE HEALTHCARE DEBACLE

On March 21st, 2017

On March 22nd, 2017

On March 23rd, 2017

On March 24th, 2017

On March 25th, 2017

Part 2 tomorrow: Neil Gorsuch-a-terrible-choice for SCOTUS; DT's continued unethical family, business, and family business mess; and the horrifying strike in Mosul that resulted in massive civilian casualties. 

MARCH 19TH - 25TH (Part 2 - Gorsuch hearings, DT's nepotism and conflicts of interest ramp up, and the attack in Mosul)

Stand by...