Spies, Propaganda, Censorship & the Origins of the Trump-Russia Collusion Investigation

By Edith Hathaway © 2019

This is not breaking news. It has been out there in independent media for several years, but you may not have heard it.  The conspiracy against Donald Trump began from at least 2015 onward and used the combined powers of the DOJ (U.S. Dept. of Justice), the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), the NSA (National Security Agency), and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) to run a counterintelligence operation against a presidential candidate, also using foreign intelligence agencies.  Their allies were the leftist mainstream media, also known as the DNC (Democratic National Committee) Media Complex.  But even earlier, from 2012 onward, the Obama administration spied on its political opponents through illegal access to the NSA data base. 

The FISA Court (established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978) became aware of it just days before the 2016 election.  In a hearing Oct. 26, 2016, the FISA Court learned the full extent of the Obama administration’s widespread and illegal spying, informed by U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Rogers, then NSA Director. They repeatedly broke the FISA Court’s strict rules against unmasking U.S. citizens, then leaked information to the press. This began in 2012 and possibly earlier, escalating in 2015-2016 prior to the Nov. 2016 Presidential Election.  What the FISA Court calls a “very serious violation of the Fourth Amendment” also involved the misuse of a supercomputer program called THE HAMMER. It was invented by Dennis Montgomery, a former NSA/CIA contractor.  The program could breach secure computer systems and collect massive amounts of data, but was never intended to be used on innocent U.S. citizens.

Previously, on Aug. 19, 2015, Dennis Montgomery turned whistleblower. He delivered to then-FBI Director James Comey 47 hard drives with 600 million pages of documents proving conclusively that Donald Trump was a particular target and was being wiretapped “zillions of times.” Further, it was clear from his evidence that the Obama Administration under John Brennan (CIA Director) and James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence) was illegally spying on millions of Americans, their phone calls, emails, texts, chat sessions, and bank accounts. The collected data was used as leverage against them.  Montgomery tried to bring this to the attention of key members of Congress, but to no avail.  The intelligence agencies were spying on Donald Trump, his many businesses, his family and associates as well as on other influential Americans, including 159 judges, among them FISA Court judge Reggie Walton and Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Antonin Scalia.  (Coincidentally, Chief Justice Roberts cast a mysterious last-minute vote in favor of Obamacare on June 25, 2015, when he had previously opposed it.  Justice Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016 at a remote and exclusive resort in Texas. A Justice of the Peace said he “died of natural causes,” though no coroner, medical expert, or homicide police detectives examined the body.)

Comey buried and then covered up the information he received in Aug. 2015 from Dennis Montgomery.  Instead, by July 30, 2016 he proceeded with a formal FBI investigation of Trump, codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane.”  Its stated aim was to find proof of Trump-Russia collusion in impacting the 2016 election, though in fact Comey already had mountains of evidence (from years of spying on Trump and his associates) that there was “no there there,” as lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok also indicated.  But if evidence could not be found, it could be fabricated.  Enter the “Russia dossier,” opposition research funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC and leaked to the media, which were then also cited as sources, a technique called “circular reporting.” The “Russia dossier” read like bad fiction but was treated seriously nonetheless.  By obfuscating the origins of the “Russia dossier” and hyping the appearance of Trump wrongdoing, they could effectively weaken or destroy Trump as a candidate or as president, bringing him down as soon as possible.  It was called their “insurance policy,” presumably against the exposure of years of illegal and treasonous spying. The Strzok-Page texts refer often to the “insurance policy.” (Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were lead FBI investigators in both the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia investigation.)

This was a coordinated and international effort to remove a duly elected president from office, one of the largest surveillance and propaganda projects perhaps in U.S. history.  If the domestic spying WERE exposed, there could be serious consequences for the perpetrators. Thus, it became vitally important to continue to push the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and infer Trump criminality where there was none.  In this way, spying, propaganda and censorship go hand in hand:  Gather the information through illegal surveillance; spread it like wildfire (i.e. propaganda) through allies in the media; suppress information damaging to your cause; and censor, discredit, and even ruin those seeking to expose the hoax or support President Trump.  (Whistleblowers like Dennis Montgomery were victimized in this way.)  In the process, use your Deep State allies in Silicon Valley – Facebook, Google, Twitter and Youtube – to censor, de-platform and de-monetize conservatives and Trump supporters. They are doing just that, including to those who even refer to another censored person in a positive light. They cite “community guidelines,” but often give no reason.  If a targeted individual is also high profile with high-powered lawyers, they may get a quick apology and have their platform restored.  Others are out of luck. And if this continues unchecked, such Police-State tactics have ominous implications for the 2020 U.S. election and well beyond.


We explore next how the rise in massive electronic surveillance and Internet-fuelled propaganda has led to something as big as the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, and how the planets indicate this trend could arise from 2000 onward – coinciding with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of May 2000 at 28:52 Aries, and peaking in 2019-2020, notably with a JU-SA conjunction at 6:20 Capricorn in Dec. 2020 – the first of four sequential JU-SA conjunctions in sidereal EARTH signs from 2020 through 2080.  The 2000 JU-SA conjunction in FIRE (Krittika nakshatra) hinted of the warfare and military force to come shortly, not only with the FIRE element ruled by Mars, the warrior, but from Krittika nakshatra. The Sanskrit word Krittika means “cutters” and is associated with a gold shield of armor.  Setting the stage prior to the May 2000 conjunction in Aries were two sets of triple JU-SA conjunctions, the first in FIRE (1940-1941) the second in EARTH (1980-1981). The triple FIRE conjunctions in Aries birthed The Atomic Age, and the triple EARTH conjunctions in Virgo birthed The Age of Information.

What did not become totally clear until the 2000-2020 era was how much the military and information technologies would feed and build on each other, in turn birthing an era in which the technological reality of unlimited mass surveillance of citizens could now compromise whole societies and nations.  Promised as a weapon to protect citizens against terrorists and cyber theft, its ruthless use against political enemies and innocent civilians is now staring us in the face.

This technology was in the making in 1999, and actualized from 2000 onward, coinciding closely with the JU-SA conjunction at 28:52 Aries in May 2000. Given the power of the new information technology, it should have prevented the terrorist attacks on 9-11. We know that many warning signals were systematically ignored or minimized over the months leading up to the 9-11 attacks, which in turn led to many years of U.S. engagement in wars, mostly in the Middle East.

We look now at a brief overview of the 20-year picture: 2000 to 2020. This covers a full 20-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle between conjunctions as well as an 18-year cycle of the lunar nodal axis (Rahu-Ketu).  Using the 18-year lunar node cycle, and within that the 9-year half lunar node cycle, I have identified 3 phases in the development of information technology and all the attendant societal and political implications of its use, both responsible and rogue. This enables large scale blackmail and entrapment operations on political enemies, facilitated and magnified by allies in the media.  Thus, in addition to key issues of mass surveillance and information technology, a few events in journalism and the media are also covered in the list of Events & Dates for the 3 phases.

We will check for events between Rahu-Ketu in Sagittarius-Gemini and/or Gemini-Sagittarius, noting especially when it coincides with tr. Pluto in Sagittarius (2005-2020), secondarily Mars, Jupiter, and/or Saturn.  I have written extensively about Pluto’s transit when stationing closely (3° orb) opposite the USA Sun in 2017 and 2018.  I have identified this as Deep State vs. Head of State, since the U.S. President is the natal Sun in the USA national chart and Pluto is in this case a conglomeration of mostly unseen and unaccountable powers that prefer to remain unidentified, working in secret. They are closely associated with intelligence agencies, for which the media is a potent and necessary ally.  In a series of articles from March 2017 onward, I have said that though this was also a very dangerous time for the U.S. President and the nation, the close opposition of tr. Pluto to the USA Sun should bring these secret powers (the Deep State) to light.   And I think we are seeing that more and more as we proceed through what I call Stage 3 in the 20-year period from 2000 to 2020.

Source: USA national chart rectified by Vedic astrologer James Kelleher: July 4, 1776, 18:30 LMT, Philadelphia, PA.  Click here for a brief review of How to read a North and South Indian chart.

It is appropriate that we focus on Rahu and Ketu in Gemini or Sagittarius, the major axis of communications, information, education, the law, and religion. When Rahu-Ketu are transiting the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, they tend to galvanize and even destabilize events in these arenas.  This also includes journalism, the media, and the control of information, which since 2000 in the U.S. and elsewhere is more and more centralized within a narrow corporate media complex – just 6 major media companies in the U.S., when there were 100s of them in the 1950s. This makes it easier for Deep State powers to control information.  Some call it a giant social engineering project, or even psychological warfare.

However, towards the end of Stage 2 and more so in Stage 3 of the 20-year cycle, independent media and citizen journalists are emerging as a counter force, especially when whistleblowers are given access to appear in those venues that are routinely denied to them on mainstream media.  Even so, independent media, citizen journalists and whistleblowers must keep battling the forces of censorship against them.  That the United States remains at the center of this information control and mass surveillance project, and in fact invented it, is perhaps reflected in the relatively large number of planets in Gemini in an angular house of the USA national chart, with Sagittarius Ascendant also at the Galactic Center.  And on a positive note, perhaps what started in the USA can be resolved in the USA.

Fortunately, the 2019-2020 era in Stage 3 should bring some resolution to the issues of ongoing propaganda, misinformation and mass surveillance, in large part through full exposure. Independent media is helping in this regard, as mentioned, as well as the sheer magnitude of the revelations, most especially from courageous whistleblowers.  It is difficult to keep these revelations hidden for much longer, though the Deep State-controlled media keeps trying.  There were persistent efforts to expose the abuses of mass surveillance and information control from 2005 through 2018, but they did not reach peak exposure until 2019, with the return of Rahu-Ketu to the Gemini-Sagittarius axis: March 6, 2019 to Sept. 23, 2020 (Mean node); and March 26, 2019 to Sept. 22, 2020 (True node).

Stage 2 is still an expansive phase, in which rogue perpetrators of mass surveillance and subterfuge are favored to expand, still hiding behind the façade of the Global War on Terror. Meanwhile, good work is being done by honest citizens using the same tools, while the whistleblowers are trying to expose problem issues. But Stage 2 does not tend to favor holding the rogue perpetrators in check for mass surveillance, spying, and censorship. This does not come until Stage 3, especially 2019-2020, even though it still looks quite treacherous in late spring 2019, including with Julian Assange still imprisoned in London. He was dragged out of the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had received asylum for nearly 7 years.  With his anti-secrecy methods, Assange has attracted some powerful enemies who also have police power to entrap him. Even so, with the closing out of this 20-year cycle, Assange may find he is in a kinder environment than the one in which he was first arrested and imprisoned in 2010.

Jupiter is especially important as ruler of Sagittarius, and is normally strong in its own sign.  It is also amplified and potentially distorted from its higher purpose when contacting Mars and/or Rahu or Ketu, more so with all of the above, as we had on Sept. 11, 2001 (plus Moon in Gemini).  We also consider classic Vedic Parashari aspects of Jupiter and/or Saturn to either Gemini or Sagittarius.  Mars aspects are included in Stage 3 only.  Notice that the “Major thrust” of each stage is identified as when Rahu and Ketu transit the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, from either end of the axis.  This is when we can expect the most significant transitions in the subject at hand, further described by being in Stage 1, 2, or 3, and amplified when tr. Jupiter, Saturn, and/or Mars also transit Gemini or Sagittarius.


2000-2008    STAGE 1 – START (Note the JU-SA conjunction of May 2000). Major thrust: 2001-2002.

2009-2017    STAGE 2 –  EXPANSION of the 2001-2002 Rahu-Ketu positions.   Major thrust: 2009-2010.

2018-2020    STAGE 3 – COMPLETION AND/OR EXPOSURE of what began in Stage 1, especially in 2001-2002. (Note the JU-SA conjunction of Dec. 2020). Major thrust: 2019-2020.

STAGE 1 – START (2000 to 2008): PLANETS on Gemini-Sagittarius axis or aspecting planets located there (sidereal/Lahiri zodiac throughout)

  • May 28, 2000: Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 28:52 Aries.
  • July 30, 2000 to Feb. 16, 2002: Tr. Rahu-Ketu in Gemini-Sagittarius (Mean node); Sept. 2, 2000 to March 2, 2002 (True node).
  • June 17, 2001 to July 6, 2002: Tr. Jupiter in Gemini.
  • Aug. 27 to Oct. 18, 2001: Tr. Mars in Sagittarius.
  • July 24, 2002 on and off up to May 27, 2005:  Tr. Saturn in Gemini.
  • Feb. 8 to May 15, 2005; Dec. 6, 2005 to Feb. 24, 2020; June 30 to Dec. 30, 2020 (15 yrs.) Tr. Pluto in Sagittarius.
  • Nov. 22, 2007 to Dec. 10, 2008: Tr. Jupiter in Sagittarius.

STAGE 1 – START (2000 to 2008): EVENTS & DATES

  • Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Tower, Pentagon, etc.  Fuelled and emboldened by the 9-11 attacks, the NSA goes full speed ahead with a new surveillance program called Stellar Wind. It no longer protects private American citizens from cyber attacks and is no longer in accordance with U.S. constitutional principles.  Other more cost-efficient, effective and ethical programs such as ThinThread (created by William Binney) are discarded.
  • Oct. 07, 2001: The U.S. attacks Afghanistan, with coalition forces.
  • Oct. 26, 2001: The USA Patriot Act is signed into law by President George W. Bush. A direct response to the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, 2001, it sets in motion a program of sweeping mass electronic surveillance in the U.S. and elsewhere, though it has been in action prior to Oct. 2001.
  • March 20, 2003: The U.S. attacks Iraq, with coalition forces.
  • 2004-2006: Computer programmer Dennis Montgomery starts working as an independent contractor for the CIA, later working directly under John Brennan and James Clapper.
  • 2005 to 2012: NSA whistleblowers William Binney, J. Kirk Wiebe, Thomas Drake, and Edward Loomis expose illegal massive surveillance by the NSA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. Their revelations are largely ignored, and they all suffer ongoing harassment and criminal investigations.
  • March 2, 2006: The USA Patriot Act is extended, with various provisions. It was due to expire Dec. 31, 2005. Legislators debate civil liberties concerns, such as phone companies required to turn over customers’ records on demand.
  • Oct. 4, 2006: Wikileaks is founded by Australian-born Julian Assange.  The first-ever entity of its kind, its mission is to make public the wrongdoings of governments against their citizens. Documents are donated and downloaded on-line anonymously, with the promise that Wikileaks never reveals its sources. Wikileaks is a publisher, not a journalist, but works with journalists and anonymous sources.
  • June 1, 2008: The Associated Press distributes a memo to all staff officially establishing “the Accountability Journalism” style promoted by AP staff member (later Bureau Chief) Ron Fournier: The journalist writes whatever they want, often acting as a political activist disguised as a journalist. All pretense of journalistic neutrality and objectivity is dropped. Many other mainstream journalists follow suit, including notably CNN’s Jim Acosta, most of them backing Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, and later virulently opposing Republican Donald Trump in 2016.
  • Nov. 4, 2008: Barack Obama is elected U.S. President.


 The events of Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City affected the whole world, and nothing has been the same since then. The 9-11 attack coincided with tr. Mars-Ketu in Sagittarius opposite Moon-Rahu-Jupiter in Gemini.  Tr. Mars-Ketu were less than 1° orb from each other, a very explosive combination, especially in Mula nakshatra ruled by Nritti, the goddess of destruction and disaster. Tr. Mars-Ketu midpoint was within 1° orb of the USA (Kelleher) chart Ascendant, as given above at 8:59 Sagittarius.

Tr. Pluto entered sidereal Sagittarius in Feb. 2005, through Dec. 2020, coinciding with both the founding of Wikileaks in Oct. 2006, and the corresponding government crackdown in response to its secrets becoming known.  Wikileaks was a radical force for exposure of government wrongdoings, especially from early 2010 onward, after the 18-minute video Collateral Murder was released, showing footage from the Iraq War, 2007 leaked by Army Private Bradley (later Chelsea) Manning.

STAGE 2 – EXPANSION (2009 to 2017): PLANETS on Gemini-Sagittarius axis or aspecting planets located there (classical Parashari aspects only)

  • May 2 to July 31, 2009; Dec, 20, 2009 to May 3, 2010:  Tr. Jupiter in Aquarius trines Ketu in Gemini.
  • Nov. 22, 2007 to Dec. 10, 2008: Tr. Jupiter in Sagittarius.
  • Sept. 10, 2009 to Nov. 16, 2011; May 16 to Aug. 4, 2012: Tr. Saturn in Virgo aspects Ketu in Gemini.
  • Nov. 4, 2009 to May 4, 2011: Tr. Rahu-Ketu in Sagittarius-Gemini (True node); Nov. 17, 2009 to June 6, 2011  (Mean node)
  • April 20, 2017:  Tr. Pluto stations opposite USA Sun (3° orb).
  • Sept. 17, 2017 to Oct. 12, 2018: Tr. Jupiter in Libra aspects Gemini. (affects Stages 2 & 3)
  • Sept. 30, 2017: Tr. Pluto stations opposite USA Sun (3° orb).
  • NOTE: Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius Oct. 26, 2017 technically starts in Stage 2, but since most of its transit occurs in Stage 3, we include it there.


  • Jan. 20, 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as U.S. President. He promises greater transparency than the previous administration, but expands The USA Patriot Act well beyond what Bush had started, while also conducting surveillance illegally on political enemies. By 2017 Obama uses The Espionage Act 11 times, far more than any single president in 100 years. Obama also uses it on whistleblowers who leak to journalists, such as former NSA contractor Edward Snowden (2013). In the guise of fighting terrorism, Obama’s administration declares war on whistleblowers who are defending human rights and civil liberties.
  • Jan. 5, 2010: Bradley (later Chelsea) Manning downloads the first of 1000s of documents later known as The Iraq and Afghan War Logs. After finding no interest from The Washington Post or The New York Times, Manning sends them to Wikileaks on Feb. 3, 2010, with further documents sent in subsequent weeks.
  • April 5, 2010: Wikileaks releases an 18-min. video from Manning’s documents, entitled Collateral Murder. It is an explosive exposé of the killing of innocent civilians during the Iraq War, July 2007 by American military in an attack by helicopter. Manning is arrested May 27, 2010 and convicted July 30, 2013 of violating The Espionage Act; spends 7 yrs. (of a 35-yr. sentence) in jail, 2010-2017.
  • Dec. 7, 2010: Wikileaks publisher/editor Julian Assange is arrested and jailed in London.  He remains jailed through 2019, with 7 years in a virtual prison at the Ecuadorean Embassy, London.
  • May 26, 2011: Barack Obama signs into law the extension of The USA Patriot Act for 4 years.  Some parts of the law are allowed to expire.
  • Jan. 20, 2013: Barack Obama is inaugurated into his 2nd term as U.S. President, up to Jan. 20, 2017.
  • March 12, 2013: S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee that the NSA is not spying on U.S. citizens, at least “not wittingly.”
  • June 11, 2013: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden becomes a whistleblower, informing the world that all citizens are being spied on by the NSA’s massive electronic surveillance apparatus. These revelations start on June 5, 2013 with his identity revealed on June 11, 2013. He turns over evidence to prove his claims. The story is covered by The UK Guardian, The Intercept and elsewhere.  Having left his home in Hawaii, he travels to Hong Kong, and eventually escapes to Moscow, where he is given asylum. Snowden is motivated by outrage at not only the secret and excessive nature of the data collection – being both illegal and unconstitutional, but also the lack of oversight.  Over 5 million staffers have access to metadata.
  • July 30 2013: Bradley (later Chelsea) Manning is convicted under The Espionage Act.
  • July 16, 2013: Barack Obama signs into law The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act. Originally enacted in 1948 to prohibit domestic propaganda, this 2013 law legalizes government-funded propaganda.  Since most journalists are registered Democrats or lean Left, this guarantees that government-funded propaganda will spread exponentially in leftist establishment news organizations: AP, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, et. al.  (Since 2000, 90% of news organizations are owned by 6 corporations and 15 billionaires. Most of them are leftist.)
  • June 2, 2015: Barack Obama signs into law The USA Freedom Act, re-establishing parts of The USA Patriot Act that had been allowed to expire in May 2011, and extending the law to 2019.
  • Aug. 19, 2015: Dennis Montgomery, whistleblower and designer of the powerful HAMMER surveillance software program, delivers to FBI Director James Comey 47 hard drives with 600 million pages of documentation. He also meets with Congressional leaders. Information on the hard drives proves that under Obama’s CIA Director John Dec. Brennan and NSA Director James Clapper they conducted warrantless illegal spying on millions of U.S. citizens, including Donald Trump, his family and associates and many major U.S. power players.  THE HAMMER program was to be used only for surveillance of foreigners and terrorist suspects.  James Comey buries the information, as does Congress.
  • Dec. 2015: Dennis Montgomery is debriefed for 3 hours in a secure room at the FBI’s Washington D.C. field office. A video deposition is made of his revelations, the same info. he delivered to Comey.
  • July 5, 2016: FBI Director James Comey exonerates Hillary Clinton, which was planned months in advance, while also dropping investigations of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s emails.
  • July 22, 2016: One day before the Democratic National Convention Wikileaks publishes ca. 20,000 emails from the DNC showing that Democratic Party executives favored Hillary Clinton throughout the primary elections and plotted to oust Bernie Sanders as a rival candidate. The FBI says the Russians hacked DNC computers, but they never examine them. Cyber security expert William Binney says it has to be an insider who downloaded the emails on to a thumb drive, that an outside hack was impossible. But from then on Democrats and the leftist press say that “Russia did it” to help Donald Trump.
  • July 30, 2016: Operation Crossfire Hurricane begins at the FBI to investigate whether Donald Trump and his team are working with the Russians to upset the 2016 election. This operation is not made public until March 20, 2017, and probably began before July 2016. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are leaders in the all pro-Clinton, anti-Trump team of investigators. They also led the Clinton probe.
  • Oct. 26, 2016: The FISA Court learns for the first time of the Obama administration’s widespread and illegal spying, constituting “a very serious violation of the Fourth Amendment.”
  • Nov. 8, 2016: Donald Trump is elected U.S. President, shocking all those who had been assured of Hillary Clinton’s victory by pundits all across the leftist mainstream media.
  • March 4, 2017: Trump tweets that the Obama administration has been spying on him at Trump Tower in New York City prior to his election and inauguration.  For this accusation Trump is widely derided by the leftist mainstream media.
  • March 7, 2017: Wikileaks releases another major trove of documents (Vault 7), revealing the vast scope of the CIA’s cyber-spying tools and internal CIA guides on how to create and use them.  There is reference to the HAMR program (THE HAMMER), invented by Dennis Montgomery.
  • March 19, 2017: Air Force General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) and U.S. Navy Admiral James Lyons (Ret.) are interviewed on Dr. Dave Janda’s radio show Operation Freedom (3:30 to 4:00 pm ET, Ann Arbor, MI). They support whistleblower Dennis Montgomery’s claims that the Obama administration illegally spied on Trump “zillions of times” as well as two Supreme Court Justices (Scalia and Roberts), among millions of others in the U.S.
  • March 19, 2017: Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, lead investigators in the Trump-Russia collusion probe start texting each other from 4:26 pm ET onward re the explosive contents of the Operation Freedom radio interview with General McInerney and Admiral Lyons. This continues into the night of March 19th.
  • March 20, 2017: FBI Director James Comey appears before the House Intelligence Committee and states that Trump has never been spied on by the Obama administration and that in fact the FBI, in cooperation with the DOJ and NSA, is now officially launching a formal investigation into claims of Trump-Russia collusion. (Operation Crossfire Hurricane had actually begun July 30, 2016 or earlier.)
  • March 25, 2017: NSA whistleblower William Binney appears on InfoWars: “The Obama administration could easily use the NSA spying capacity to spy on Trump and no doubt did do so. The NSA spy program facilitates that process. The data they want is already stored and readily accessible.” InfoWars and its founder Alex Jones have since been banned from Youtube,  Facebook, Twitter, and most social media platforms.
  • May 3, 2017: Dennis Montgomery outlines Obama’s use of THE HAMMER in Larry Klayman’s new radio program, Special Prosecutor. Much of this information was in his 3-hour FBI videotaped debriefing at the FBI field offices in Dec. 2015. It was never acted on by the FBI.
  • May 9, 2017: Trump fires James Comey as FBI Director. Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein assumes the FBI directorship.
  • May 17, 2017: Rosenstein appoints Robert Mueller as independent Special Counsel to continue Comey’s Trump-Russia collusion investigation.
  • June 5, 2017: Dennis Montgomery, NSA whistleblower and inventor of the super surveillance program THE HAMMER, files a federal lawsuit against former FBI Director James Comey, former N.I. Director James Clapper, former Pres. Barack Obama, the CIA, NSA, and other former and current government officials. The defendants are accused of failing to investigate Montgomery’s whistleblower reports of illegal surveillance on Donald Trump and millions of other Americans. His lawyer is Special Prosecutor Larry Klayman.
  • Oct. 2017: FBI documents are released showing that FBI Director Comey planned to exonerate Hillary Clinton months before he did so.  Since mid-Oct. 2017, there has been increasing proof of Russia collusion involving the Democrats, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation. This also involved Obama’s FBI (including Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller) suppressing a Russian spy/bribery racketeering scheme that benefited the Clinton Foundation and compromised U.S national security. Click here for more information.
  • Dec. 2017: The voluminous and virulently anti-Trump text messages between lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page first become known to the public.  Previously, in Aug. 2017 Strzok was quietly removed from his lead FBI investigator position on the Trump-Russia probe. Strzok and Page were leading figures in both the Trump-Russia investigation and the Clinton email investigation.


 Obama is elected U.S. President as tr. Jupiter is still in Sagittarius on the USA Ascendant, through Dec. 10, 2008. He has a strong mandate, with much enthusiasm from Democrats about his election. Nine months after his Inauguration, tr. Rahu and Ketu enter Sagittarius-Gemini. Obama expands on the mass surveillance program inherited from President George W. Bush and spies on his political enemies, including Donald Trump from at least 2015 onward, and possibly 2012. This continues through Oct. 2017, and may have ended at that time. Shortly thereafter, Trump was able to pass his first significant legislation, his tax bill, and his first significant Executive order in late Dec. 2017.

With tr. Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius in late Oct. 2017, there is more and more information released that has been hidden from the public, such as FBI Director Comey’s long planned exoneration of Hillary Clinton, having just gone through the motions of an investigation in 2015-2016 while targeting Donald Trump with an intention to weaken and damage him.  Saturn is the Truth-teller, and its presence in Sagittarius starts to give more weight to what has been said for several years previously: that illegal spying is being done on Trump, and that the FBI lead investigators were virulently anti-Trump.  In Dec. 2017 the first set of Strzok-Page text messages are released.

Jupiter’s transit in Libra (Sept. 17, 2017 to Oct. 12, 2018) aspects planets in Gemini, including the USA Sun and 3 other planets in Gemini.  This was protective for President Trump, despite the onslaught of ongoing investigations that aimed to destroy his presidency. This encompassed the period containing two tr. Pluto Stations opposite the USA Sun (3° orb):  1) on Sept. 30, 2017 and 2) on Oct. 1, 2018.  This combination is the epitome of Deep State vs. Head of State.

STAGE 3 – COMPLETION &/OR EXPOSURE (2018 to 2020) PLANETS on Gemini-Sagittarius axis or aspecting planets located there (classical Parashari aspects only)

  • Sept. 17, 2017 to Oct. 12, 2018: Tr. Jupiter in Libra aspects Gemini. (affects Stages 2 & 3).
  • Oct. 26, 2017 to Jan. 25, 2020: Tr. Saturn in Sagittarius. Its last transit in Sagittarius coincided with 3 exact JU-SA oppositions in Gemini-Sagittarius from Sept. 1989 to July 1990, with 2 more exact JU-SA oppositions in Cancer-Capricorn in March and May 1991.
  • March 7 to May 2, 2018:  Tr. Mars in Sagittarius
  • Oct. 1, 2018: Last station of tr. Pluto opposite USA Sun (3° orb).
  • Dec. 24, 2018 to Feb. 6, 2019: Tr. Mars in Pisces aspects planets in Gemini.
  • March 6, 2019 to Sept. 23, 2020:  Tr. Rahu-Ketu enter Gemini-Sagittarius (Mean node); March 26, 2019 to Sept. 22, 2020 (True node). Eclipses predominantly on this axis.
  • Mar. 30 to Apr. 23, 2019; Nov. 5, 2019 to Mar. 30, 2020; July 10 to Nov. 21, 2020: Tr. Jupiter in Sagittarius.
  • April 10, 2019:  Tr. Jupiter Stationary Retrograde at 0:14 Sagittarius.
  • April 24, 2019:  Tr. Pluto Stationary Retrograde at 29:08 Sagittarius.
  • May 7 to June 23, 2019: Tr. Mars in Gemini conjoins Rahu opposite Saturn-Ketu in Sagittarius.
  • June 15 to July 16, 2019:  Tr. Sun in Gemini conjoins the above planets.
  • Sept. 25 to Nov. 9, 2019: Tr. Mars in Virgo aspects planets in Sagittarius.
  • Jan. 12, 2020: Tr. Saturn conjunct Pluto at 28:38 Sagittarius.
  • Feb. 8 to Mar. 22, 2020: Tr. Mars in Sagittarius conjoins Jupiter and Ketu in Sagittarius.
  • June 18 to Aug. 20; Oct. 5 to Dec. 24, 2020:  Tr. Mars in Pisces aspects Ketu in Gemini.
  • June 21, 2020: Solar eclipse at 6:13 Gemini (Mean node) opposite USA Ascendant (3° orb).
  • Sept. 13, 2020: Tr. Jupiter Stationary Direct at 23:16 Sagittarius, opposite USA Sun (1° orb).
  • Oct, 4, 2020:  Tr. Pluto Stationary Direct at 28:21 Sagittarius (last station in Sagittarius).
  • Nov. 14, 2020: Tr. Mars in Pisces Stationary Direct at 21:06 Pisces, aspecting the USA Sun (1° orb).
  • Dec. 21, 2020: Tr. Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 6:20 Capricorn.
  • Dec. 30, 2020: Tr. Pluto exits Sagittarius after 15 years in the sign.


  • March 22, 2019: Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers his final report to Attorney General William Barr on the 2-yr. Trump-Russia collusion investigation. He finds no collusion and no obstruction.
  • March 24, 2019: G. William Barr releases a 4-page summary of Robert Mueller’s final report based on the 448 pages of the completed report delivered to Barr March 22nd. Mueller is offered a chance to review it in advance, declines the offer, then a few days later complains the summary did not meet his satisfaction.  But mostly, he did not like the way the press handled the information.
  • March 2019: Chelsea Manning is imprisoned indefinitely for refusing to testify against Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
  • April 11, 2019: Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange is removed by UK police from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he has been virtually imprisoned since June 2012. He is now in a London jail.
  • April 18, 2019: A.G. William Barr releases the larger mostly unredacted version of the Mueller report and makes it available on-line for the public to read. A fully redacted report is available only for congressional members to read in a secured private setting. The redactions are necessary due to protect Grand Jury information.
  • May 23, 2019: President Trump orders the declassification of any information concerning the Obama administration’s surveillance activities pertaining to the 2016 election. This is to aid Attorney General William Barr in his investigation of how and why the massive spying on Trump, his family and associates began, along with the FBI investigation of Trump. Barr had tried for weeks to obtain relevant information from the intelligence agencies, but to no avail.  Classified material is a powerful tool, but also ripe for abuse. It can provide a wall of secrecy from those investigating the workings of a government body and individuals within it.
  • Nov. 3, 2020: U.S. Presidential Election.


Tr. Pluto is within 15’ orb of its SR degree 29:02 Sagittarius in late March 2019 and the tr. Rahu-Ketu axis enters Gemini-Sagittarius (Mean node) from March 6, 2019 thru Sept. 23, 2020.  This coincides with when the Mueller Report was finally released to Attorney General Barr after 2 years of non-stop coverage in the leftist mainstream media, and threats to remove President Trump from office.  The Surveillance State that became possible from Sept. 2001 onward once again receives maximum focus.  By spring 2019 it becomes clear that instead of turning its enormous powers against foreign terrorists, as it was intended to do, the Surveillance State has turned them against a sitting U.S. President (while candidate, president-elect and president), members of the Supreme Court, and innocent Americans.

Having survived the Deep State coup, President Trump is up for re-election on Nov. 3, 2020. Prior to that, on Sept. 13, 2020 tr. Jupiter turns Stationary Direct on the USA Ascendant opposite the USA Sun (1° orb) – an excellent omen for the president and the presidency, especially with Rahu-Ketu exiting the Gemini-Sagittarius axis in 10 days. This also follows the Solar eclipse opposite the USA Ascendant (3° orb) on June 21, 2020. Tr. Pluto makes its last station in Sagittarius Oct. 4, 2020, one month before the election, then exits Sagittarius Dec. 30, 2020, 8 weeks after the election. Its departure from Sagittarius after 15 years in the sign may well indicate that many factors around trade war and immigration issues come to a conclusion at this time, and that some measures are taken to rein in the mass surveillance coupled with the mass media propaganda that has peaked in the last years of this 20-year cycle, 2000-2020.

It may be difficult at this moment to see how such a runaway trend of mass surveillance and abuse of high-powered information technology could be reined in, reformed, and converted to productive and beneficial uses.  But the series of four JU-SA conjunctions in EARTH signs from Dec. 2020 onward is a positive signal that we will know how to manifest peace and prosperity through harnessing the valuable resources already at our disposal, with perhaps many new ones coming to the forefront.  The upcoming JU-SA conjunction in Dec. 2020 provides us with a major new turning point. It is unlikely that the trends which got a jumpstart in 2001-2002 and expanded exponentially from 2009 to 2017 will continue exactly as they have done in those years, aiming for complete control over all our data and personal information, and control over the Internet itself, while also aiming to control the U.S. presidency, judiciary, and probably legislature as well.  The combination of planetary patterns in 2019 and 2020 seems to indicate we can turn things around, but the key is full exposure. We see this happening now, and it is a very promising sign for the future that awaits us after Dec. 2020.


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[This article also appears in the June 2019 issue of AstroLogic magazine, an on-line magazine.]

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