[staying out of the weeds]
Fusion GPS hires Nellie Ohr wife of DOJ-NSD Bruce Ohr.
Bruce Ohr has access to FBI/NSA database.
Bruce Ohr is #4 in DOJ
Bruce Ohr can hire contractors.
Fusion GPS then sub-contracts Christopher Steele.
see pdf -> ignet.gov/sites/default/…
April '16 Clinton hires Chris Steele
May '16 Nellie Ohr gets HAM radio license.
June/July '16 FBI Agent Strzok meets w/Steele
June '16 FISA warrant denied (?)
July 31st '16 FBI counterintelligence op begins
Oct. '16 Strzok+Ohr meet w/Steele
Oct. 21st '16 FISA warrant granted
1. "Spygate" is the evolution of going from passive collection of opposition research to the active creation of something, "Russian Collusion", that didn't exist in the observation.