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On Flag Day, Remember Fort McHenry’s Lost Storm Flag

During the Battle of Baltimore on September 13 and 14, 1814, heavy thunderstorms over Fort McHenry prevented the flying of the flag we know today as the Star Spangled Banner. At 30 by 42 feet, it was so massive that, if waterlogged, it could weigh several hundred pounds and snap the flagpole. So instead, a smaller “storm flag” (17 by 25 feet) was flown during the furious battle.

After the British withdrew and the clash ended, American Maj. George Armistead had the storm flag lowered and the “great garrison flag” hoisted over the fort. The latter was the flag Francis Scott Key is presumed to have seen “by the dawn’s early light,” from a ship in Baltimore Harbor, and which inspired him to pen the words to our national anthem.”

From an article in The Federalist by Stella Morabito in 2015


January 8, 2016 – The Obama administration announces an alliance with tech companies—including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter—to block the recruitment of Americans to Islamic extremist groups.

March 14 Within two weeks of joining Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, George Papadopoulos met a professor (Joseph Mifsud) while traveling in Italy.

April 3 — the world first heard a new term, “Panama Papers,” referring to millions of confidential documents that were leaked from a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The Panama Papers reveal details of how some of the globe’s richest people funnel their assets into secretive shell companies set up in lightly regulated jurisdictions.


May 3 and 4 2016 Cruz, Kasich drop out, and Trump is presumptive nominee.

May 25 – An audit by the State Department Inspector General finds that Hillary Clinton violated directives from the department in her use of a private email server for government business during her time as Secretary of State. The Inspector General says that Clinton did not request approval to use the private server, and that such a request would have been denied because of security risks.

June 7 – The final major state primaries are held for the 2016 presidential election, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive nominees for the Democratic and Republican races, respectively.

June 10 , 2016— President Obama formally endorses Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

June — Carter Page was invited to the symposium in by an unnamed doctoral student at Cambridge who knew

June 27 – Famous tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.

July 1 — Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces that she will leave it up to the FBI to decide whether to bring charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server as Secretary of State.

July 2 – Hillary interviewed by FBI regarding email matter.

July 6 — After FBI Director James Comey recommends against indicting Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Lynch announces that the federal investigation of Clinton will be closed with no charges.

July 8 – Despite the conclusions of the FBI and attorney general, the State Department reopens its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

July 11-12 — The informant approached Carter Page at a Cambridge symposium on the U.S. presidential election in London.

July 15 — per OIG report, Lisa Page left the SCO on July 15, 2017. According to SCO, Strzok was removed from the SCO investigation in late July 2017. He completed his Exit Clearance Certification on August I I, 2017 and returned his DOJ issued iPhone on or about that

July 18–21 – The Republican National convention is held in Cleveland, Ohio with Donald Trump accepting the nomination.

July 22 — Democratic National Committee emails began to be released by Wikileaks.

July 25–28 – The Democratic National Convention is held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Hillary Clinton accepting the nomination.

July 31 — FBI officials have said they began investigating the Trump administration. Beginning of “Crossfire Hurricane”?

August – Text message between Page and Stryozk about the “insurance policy and White House involvement.”
Strzok: And hi. Went well, best we could have expected. Other than [REDACTED] quote: “the White House is running this.” My answer, “well, maybe for you they are.” And of course, I was planning on telling this guy, thanks for coming, we’ve got an hour, but with Bill [Priestap] there, I’ve got no control….
Page: Yeah, whatever (re the WH comment). We’ve got the emails that say otherwise.

September — Revealed that Clinton’s former State Department chief of staff and her attorney, Cheryl Mills; Clinton aide and lawyer Heather Samuelson; and John Bentel, who ran the State Department’s information resources management office when Clinton served as secretary were given immunity.

Late September — Anthony Wiener laptop seized, files found.

October 28 – FBI Director James Comey informs Congress that the bureau has chosen to reopen its investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server after discovering some emails that, while not from Clinton herself or withheld during the investigation, may be “pertinent” to the investigation.

November 6 – In a second letter to Congress, FBI Director James Comey announces that the newest investigation of emails related to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server had not changed the conclusion the FBI reached in July.

November 8 — Donald Trump is elected as the 45th President of the United States.

December 9 — The CIA tells U.S. legislators that the United States Intelligence Community has “high confidence” that Russia conducted operations during the 2016 presidential election to assist Donald Trump in winning the presidency.

December 19 — The Electoral College elects Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, with 304 electoral votes cast for Trump versus 227 for Hillary Clinton.

December 29 – The Obama administration imposes sanctions against the leaders of the Russian intelligence agency GRU and expels 35 Russian operatives from the United States in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

January 20, 2017– Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

January 24 – FBI interviews Michael Flynn

February 13 – Michael Flynn resigns

March 4 — Trump posts a series of tweets where he accuses his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, of wiretapping him during the 2016 elections.

May 9 — James Comey, the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was dismissed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Soon after speaking to President Trump about the firing of his boss James Comey, Andrew McCabe, who became the bureau's acting director, began obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving the president and his ties to Russia. According to McCabe"There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment," Pelley said. "These were the eight days from Comey's firing to the point that Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel. And the highest levels of American law enforcement were trying to figure out what to do with the president." Pelley said McCabe confirms in their interview that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to wear a wire in meetings with President Trump. Previously, a Justice Department statement claimed that Rosenstein made the offer sarcastically, but McCabe said it was taken seriously.

May 17 – SC Robert Mueller begins investigation to examine Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, including exploring any links or coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government, “and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation”,and any other matters within the scope of 28 CFR 600.4 – Jurisdiction. Strzok and Page were assigned to the SCO shortly thereafter (Strzok in early June; Page on May 28) and were provided DOJ JMD iPhones during their SCO assignment. Based on OIG's examination oftheir FBI mobile devices, Page and Strzok also retained and continued to use their FBI mobile devices. Specifically, on or about May 18, 2017, Page received an FBI-issued Samsung Galaxy S7 mobile device to replace her previously-issued FBI Samsung Galaxy SS