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Thread by @The_War_Economy: "(1) "SPYFALL" (2) There is an origin story for everything. And so, to understand the origins of SpyGate, we must first go back a few years. […]"

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(1) "SPYFALL"
(2) There is an origin story for everything. And so, to understand the origins of SpyGate, we must first go back a few years.
(3) In mid-2000, the energy company Enron in Houston, TX had a stock price of $90.75, only for it to plummet by the end of November 2001 to less than $1, and end up in bankruptcy on December 2, 2001.

edition.cnn.com/2013/07/02/us/…

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(4) One of the people in charge of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, was reached out to on August 7, 2001 by Christopher James, who co-founded a little known organisation named Hakluyt & Co..

enron-mail.com/email/skilling…
(5) Now, Hakluyt & Co. is an intelligence organisation - parent company Holdingham Group Limtied - which features many retired spies and powerful, well-connected individuals, with a history of spying on environmental campaigners.

standard.co.uk/business/reces…
(6) Hakluyt & Co. has associated companies, such as Hakluyt Cyber and Pelorus Research. They focus on intelligence services around the world, and all have offices based in London.

hakluyt.co.uk

hakluytcyber.com

pelorus-research.com

holdingham.com
(7) However, the fall of Enron led to the US Department of Justice forming the Enron Task Force on January 9, 2002, initially led by Leslie Caldwell, and featuring other familiar faces, such as Lisa Monaco, Andrew Weissmann, James Comey, Christopher Wray and Robert Mueller.
(8) Even one of Michael Avenatti's partners at Eagan Avenatti LLP, Andrew Stopler, was on the Enron Task Force, although Stopler only worked at Eagan Avenatti LLP from November 2014 to May 2016.

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(9) The Enron Task Force would last a few years and would become known as the most complex white collar case the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever did.

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(10) At its conclusion, agents in the Enron Task Force were all given honours at the US Department of Justice's Annual Awards Ceremony in September 2006. Others attended for separate reasons, including Aaron Zebley, David Laufman and Sally Yates.

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(11) A few years after this, after Lockheed Martin, James Comey went to work at Bridgewater Associates, where he was soon joined by James A. Baker (who was very well known by Lawfare Blog).

washingtonpost.com/world/national…

lawfareblog.com/jim-baker-appo…
(12) Meanwhile, Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, would run through a number of Chiefs of Staff, including John P. Carlin, Lisa Monaco and Aaron Zebley.

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politico.com/story/2017/11/…

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(13) Eventually, in 2013, Robert Mueller and James Comey would do a switcheroo, as Mueller retired after 10 years to be replaced as Director of the FBI by Comey.

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(14) Then you have John Brennan, the former President of the Analysis Corporation, which was a subsidiary of Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc. (later renamed Sotera Defense Solutions), based in McLean, VA and founded in 1990.

edition.cnn.com/2017/05/23/pol…
(15) The Analysis Corporation ran into trouble during the 2008 Presidential election when they hacked into the passport information for Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton. This was while Brennan was on candidate Obama's advisory staff.

edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/…
(16) While initially working as Homeland Security Advisor for Obama, Brennan took over the CIA after David Petreaus was told to resign by ODNI's Clapper after having an affair with a reporter, Paula Broadwell.

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(17) Brennan left the Homeland Security Advisor position to Monaco and became the CIA Director, where it was soon embroiled in scandal for hacking into a Senate network used by Congressional staffers connected to researching the CIA's torture program.

washingtonian.com/2013/01/25/oba…
(18) Senator Dianne Feinstein's staffer, Daniel J. Jones, led the inquiry into the CIA's torture program, which led to a change in the CIA's behaviour and was a career maker for Jones.

theguardian.com/us-news/2016/d…

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(19) Daniel Jones later went on to join The Daschle Group, Human Rights First and founded his own organisation, the Penn Quarter Group.

wikileaks.org/podesta-emails…

humanrightsfirst.org/biography/dani…

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(20) Now, Stefan Halper (CIA's Ray Cline's son-in-law) is a professor at Cambridge University's POLIS department, and an integral part of the Cambridge Security Initiative and the Cambridge Intelligence Seminars.

polis.cam.ac.uk/Staff_and_Stud…

thecsi.org.uk
(21) Stefan Halper is a well-travelled man.

(22) Halper also has an extensive history with both the CIA and MI6.

(23) Halper has written numerous books and thanked a lot of people in them, including Christopher James, the founder of Hakluyt & Co. (courtesy of @JohnWHuber).

(24) Halper has even attended a conference back in October 2010 with Alexander Downer, who himself was a part of Hakluyt & Co. at the time.

(25) At the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar in 2013, Stefan Halper would meet Svetlana Lokhova. Halper and Lokhova would later attend the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar in February 2014, where he would meet DIA's Michael Flynn.

hist.cam.ac.uk/seminars/intel…
(26) A few months later, DIA's Flynn was pushed out of his position by ODNI's Clapper, obstinately for budgetary reasons. Flynn announced his retirement in April 2014, then left on August 7, 2014.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…

politico.com/magazine/story…
(27) Then there's Christopher Steele, a former MI6 spy who spent time in Moscow for a few years before being forced to leave in the 90's, who later set up Orbis Business Intelligence in 2009 with another former MI6 spy, Christopher Burrows.

orbisbi.com/about-orbis/
(28) Steele worked investigations, including the FIFA investigation (he was used as a source for a Times article), and Project Charlemagne, researching Russian interference into countries' elections, which matched the Internet Research Agency's actions.

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(29) Steele already had extensive working relationships with many people in the US Governments and their associates, including Jonathan Winer and Strobe Talbott (Cody Shearer's brother-in-law).

washingtonpost.com/opinions/devin…

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
(30) Back in his Oxford University days, Bill Clinton studied with both Strobe Talbott and Stefan Halper (Clinton / Halper connection courtesy of @JohnWHuber).

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(31) Information on Jonathan Winer can be found here:

(32) Information on Strobe Talbott can be found here:

(33) Information on Cody Shearer can be found here:

(34) And information on Orbis Business Intelligence can be found here:

(35) THEN you have Alexandra Chalupa, who in 2015 - before Paul Manafort is even on anybody's radar for the election - speaking with the Democratic National Committee, Embassies and journalists about connections between Manafort and Russia.

politico.com/story/2017/01/…
(36) AND THEN you have Joseph Mifsud, Maltese professor, working at the London Academy of Diplomacy, with extensive Ambassadorial connections, well-travelled again, with connections to the Clinton Foundation.

euras-edu.org/euras-news-vol…

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(37) And, lastly, you have Fusion GPS, co-founded by former Wall Street Journal journalist Glenn Simpson, where you can find more information about his organisation here:

(38) Fusion GPS's Glenn Simpson's wife, Mary Jacoby (also a former Wall Street Journal journalist) has ties to both Little Rock, AR and the Stephens Group, a backer for the Clintons in their earlier days.

(39) When the United States Presidential election began, it may not have been obvious then, but ultimately it would revolve entirely around two people - one armed with the Sword of the Media, and the other wielding the Shield of the People.
(40) Now, Hillary Clinton would make an essential hire before announcing her run for Presidency: Marc Elias of Perkins Coie. Despite Perkins Coie being a large lawyer firm, Marc Elias is the only one you need to know about here.

nytimes.com/politics/first…
(41) The Clinton campaign would also hire the intelligence company in London, Hakluyt & Co., to help them out.

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(42) After all, several officials at Hakluyt & Co. are deeply tied into the Clinton Foundation, so it would make sense to hire them.

(43) In August 2015, candidate Donald Trump met with now retired Michael Flynn at Trump Tower for a lengthy 90 minute meeting as opposed to their originally scheduled 30 minute meeting.

newyorker.com/magazine/2017/…
(44) On September 25, 2015, Stefan Halper was hired on a contract basis by the DOD's Office of Net Assessment for a total of $244,960.00. This was his third contract. A few days later, on September 29, Evelyn Farkas resigned from the DOD.

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(45) The Clinton campaign intended to institute a Pied Piper campaign into the Presidential election, where they selected three Republican candidates for their project: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.

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(46) George Papadopoulos would join Ben Carson's campaign in November 2015, until February 2016, where he joined the London Centre of International Law Practice, where Joseph Mifsud worked as Director of International Strategy.

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(47) Meanwhile, Daniel Jones would walk out of his Congressional job on December 4, 2015.

thefederalist.com/2018/02/20/is-…
(48) On December 7, 2015, Stefan Halper and Peter Navarro hosted a round table for Navarro's book, "Crouching Tiger". On December 10, 2015, Mike Flynn was sat at a table with Putin for Russia Today's 10th Anniversary.

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(49) It was around this time when GCHQ started picking up intelligence about Trump associates connecting with Russians, according to Luke Harding at The Guardian, who later attended the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar in 2017.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/a…

hist.cam.ac.uk/seminars/semin…
(50) Oh wow, I just noticed this while writing the thread: Alexander Litvinenko visited the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar before he was poisoned. Litvinenko's case was investigated by Steele, and he has connections to Pablo Miller.

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(51) GCHQ then passed the incidental intelligence over to US intelligence agencies until Summer 2016, with many other agencies joining in, including Germany, Estonia, Poland, Australia, the Netherlands and France's DGSE.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/a…

theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/n…
(52) On Jan. 28, there was a reception for the Cuba Consortium hosted at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, which was attended by both Daniel Jones and Ben Rhodes. The day after, Andrew McCabe became the Deputy Director of the FBI.

bakerdonelson.com/Cuban-Embassy-…

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(53) The next month, Michael Flynn acted as an informal foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump, while still meeting with other candidates. The same month, Natalia Veselnitskaya's Significant Public Benefit Parole document ended, preventing her from returning to the US.
(54) NSA's Rogers then began working on a reorganisation of the National Security Agency, in a project titled "NSA21", to merge the spying and hacking arms with the Computer Security Division into one Directorate of Operations.

meritalk.com/articles/nsa-m…

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(55) Meanwhile, on February 21, Evelyn Farkas sent an e-mail over to John Podesta asking to do surrogate work for the Clinton campaign in relation to Eastern European communities.

wikileaks.org/podesta-emails…
(56) Now, at around March 2016, Trump needed some foreign policy advisors, as the A-Listers were taken by Jeb! and RUBIOOO. Trump got five: Walid Phares, Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Joseph Schmitz and Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg.

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(57) Joseph Schmitz's brother, John Schmitz, is married to Jeb Bush's wife's sister, Lucila del Carmen Schmitz, while Joseph was the former Inspector General of the Department of Defense. More information here:

(58) George Papadopoulos was having meetings with Joseph Mifsud at this time, where Mifsud was promising him connections to Russian officials laced with conversations about Hillary Clinton's e-mails, travelling to Italy and UK to do this.

edition.cnn.com/2017/10/30/pol…
(59) However, Joseph Mifsud's career at Link Campus, the London Academy of Diplomacy and more would suggest an allegiance towards western intelligence more than anything else, especially since agents at the FBI have visited Link Campus.

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(60) Carter Page's baggage involved his own run-in with Russians back in 2013, where he spoke with the FBI as Russians were attempting to recruit him as an intelligence asset, which led to the Russians arrest.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…

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(61) Now Fusion GPS needed somebody to keep paying them, so they reached out to Perkins Coie, with FULL KNOWLEDGE that Perkins Coie represented both the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. In April, they accepted.

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(62) The RSA Conference was also being held at the time, where some speakers included CrowdStrike's Dmitri Alperovitch, DOJ's John Carlin, A.G. Loretta Lynch, and CrowdStrike's Shawn Henry.

rsaconference.com/events/us16/ag…
(63) Problems came for the FBI around this time, as on March 9, the US Department of Justice's oversight personnel discovered that they had disclosed raw FISA information (including 702 information) to private contractors.

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(64) Now, CIA's Brennan decides to visit Moscow, Russia during this time on a secret trip, meeting with Russia's FSB and somebody else (whose identity has not been revealed).

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(65) At the end of March, on March 31, ODNI's Clapper, A.G. Lynch and FBI's Comey decide to hang out together and host the 4th Annual Intelligence Community Women's Summit.

dni.gov/index.php/news…
(66) Now, as a reminder, there is no investigation open into Trump's campaign at this point - that would open on July 31 as Crossfire Hurricane - however, intelligence is being passed around about his associates from across the world.
(67) Fusion GPS's Glenn Simpson went to the Logan Symposium on April 1, which was also attended by people such as The New Yorker's Jane Mayer and Politico's Kenneth Vogel (who sent stories to the DNC).

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(68) FBI's James Baker, however, goes to a discussion with Perkin Coies' Michael Sussmann at the Global Privacy Summit. Sussmann would later integrate himself with the DNC's cyber team after introducing them to CrowdStrike.

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(69) People enjoy meeting at conferences, conventions and seminars under the cover of crowds, such as the Foundation of Defense of Democracies' Washington Forum, attended by Evelyn Farkas and DOJ's John Carlin on April 13.

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(70) Now on April 18, NSA's Mike Rogers shuts down random access to the raw FISA information, closing off access for a lot of contractors. And they were not happy.

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(71) The day after the FISA access is closed down by NSA's Rogers, Mary "Mrs. Simpson" Jacoby shows up at the White House.

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/01/11/the…
(72) Incidentally, according to BBC's Paul Wood, CIA's Brennan got a tape in April from the Baltic States about money from the Kremlin going into the US Presidential campaign in April. Note that the article DOES NOT specify the Trump campaign.

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(73) CIA's Brennan then created two task forces to get around the problem of being unable to act domestically - the Domestic task force (FBI, DOJ and Treasury) and the Foreign task force (CIA, ODNI and NSA).

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(74) Now, it is during 2016 when the Treasury's OIA start doing many searches into bank records, where even if they were handed backed out information, OIA staff would contact banks directly and navigate around it. Thread courtesy of @Shem_Infinite.

(75) The Treasury's OIA actions were most likely carried out with approval from S. Leslie Ireland, who wore two hats - she was Assistant Secretary For Intelligence and Analysis at the Treasury, while also the National Intelligence Manager for Threat Finance at the ODNI.
(76) The ODNI is responsible for the Presidential Daily Brief, which by 2013 was being seen by roughly 30+ people in the Obama Administration. Obama personally read his on an iPad disconnected from the internet.

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(77) Michael Isikoff - Chalupa's associate - drops the article "Trump's campaign chief is questioned about ties to Russian billionaire" on April 25 about Manafort, while Papadopoulos starts sending e-mails to try and set up a meeting between Russia and Trump. And failing.
(78) On the same day - April 25 - Obama For America begins paying funds into Perkins Coie for "legal services". This is the same month that Perkins Coie had hired Fusion GPS, who hired Orbis Business Intelligence, ran by Christopher Steele.

thefederalist.com/2017/10/29/oba…
(79) On May 10, George Papadopoulos met with Alexander Downer in London - in a meeting arranged by Downer - where Papadopoulos brought up the possibility of Russia having damaging information on Hillary.

nytimes.com/2017/12/30/us/…

dailycaller.com/2018/04/22/geo…

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(80) A few days later, on May 17, Sidney Blumenthal had a book party at John and Christina Ritch's home, where he met with Rep. Jamie Raskin. On the same day, Sen. Grassley sent a letter to FBI's Comey about Clinton's server.

washingtonlife.smugmug.com/2016-PHOTOS/Si…

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(81) Two days after this, Judge Rudolph Contreras was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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(82) While Papadopoulos was still sending e-mails to try and set up that oh-so-sweet meeting between Trump and Russia (and failing), Nellie Ohr was grabbing herself a licence for a ham radio on May 23.

edition.cnn.com/2017/10/30/pol…

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(83) In June, Steele was flying to Rome to meet with FBI's Michael Gaeta to discuss the dossier, while Natalia Veselnitskaya was granted permission from the US Government to come to the US on a B-status non-immigrant visa.

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…

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(84) Now, at this time, Rob Goldstone began setting up the Trump Tower meeting on orders from Emin Agalarov (Goldman's only client), which led to Trump Jr, Kushner, Manafort, Veselnitskaya, Rinat Akhmetshin and Anatoli Samochornov in the same room.

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(85) Veselnitskaya was working with Fusion GPS on the Prevezon Holdings case, Akhmetshin did not like the Trump family, and Anatoli Samochornov had both FBI and State Department connections. Courtesy of @TheChiIIum.

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(86) On June 13, Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin then hosted an anti-Magnitsky Act film in Washington, which was attended by several Congressional staffers and one State Department official. Who was the official? It was paid for by the Potomac Square Group.

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(87) The day after the movie, Veselnitskaya went to the House of Representatives' hearing on "U.S. Policy Toward Putin's Russia", where she sat behind Michael McFaul.

theduran.com/russian-lawyer…

thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/russia…

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(88) Papadopoulos, meanwhile, was STILL trying to set up that oh-so-sweet meeting between Trump and Russia, still unable to accept the idea that it, quite simply, was not going to happen.

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(89) It was then, on June 20, that Steele started filing his Trump-Russia memos. A few days later, on June 24, Simpson contacted Steele (on his birthday) to arrange to receive a copy of the dossier, which was sent via courier from the UK.

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(90) Now, still in June, the FBI tried to get themselves a FISA warrant to monitor four members of the Trump team but they were rejected. These four may have been Manafort, Flynn, Page and Roger Stone.

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theguardian.com/us-news/2017/j…

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(91) Carter Page was also invited to the Race to Change the World symposium by a doctoral candidate at Cambridge University.

dailycaller.com/2018/05/17/hal…

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(92) Then everything fell apart for the Secret Society, as Bill Clinton and A.G. Loretta Lynch decided to have a nice chat at Sky Harbor International Airport on June 27.

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(93) Also, it was Summer 2016 that GCHQ's Robert Hannigan travelled to America to pass something over to CIA's Brennan at "director level".

theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/a…
(94) However, Hannigan's counterpart is actually NSA's Rogers. They had both met in February 2016 for the US-UK's intelligence relationship anniversary. As such, Hannigan was going around his own counterpart to CIA's Brennan.

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(95) Matt Tait also began working to solve the mystery of Guccifer 2.0 through his private Twitter account. Matt Tait is one of the many contributors to Lawfare, and a former employee at GCHQ.

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(96) It was then July, and the FBI thought "we got it this time" and tried to get that sweet FISA warrant again by applying to the FISA cou- rejected again.

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(97) Lisa Monaco started to act a bit more threatening towards Russia after they and China started cyber attacking transportation systems - the Obama Administration would impose sanctions... when the time was right.

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(98) Hillary Clinton then had her interview on July 2 with the FBI, which was followed by FBI's Comey suggesting no charges on July 5, and A.G. Lynch agreeing not to charge anybody for the Clinton server investigation on July 6. All pre-planned in May.

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(99) So on July 7, Carter Page decides to travel to Russia to give a speech at the New Economic School, where he meets with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

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(100) When Carter Page returned from Russia, on July 11 and 12, he travelled to the Race to Change the World conference, where he met with Stefan Halper on the sidelines, who told Page that he knew Paul Manafort.

dailycaller.com/2018/05/17/hal…

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(101) Now, on July 19, Lisa Monaco made her way over to the ODNI, where hse met up with ODNI's Clapper and ODNI's Tonya Ugoretz.

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(102) The next day, Donald Trump became the official Republican nominee to become the President of the United States.

edition.cnn.com/2016/07/19/pol…
(103) At roughly the same time, Peter W. Smith was contacting Lawfare's Matt Tait in an attempt to recruit him to figure out who hacked Clinton's private server (aside from Russia), as he had heard from somebody on the dark web had copies of the e-mails.

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(104) Now, oddly enough, Joseph Schmitz was also trying to find out about Hillary 's e-mails, going onto the dark web himself and contacting somebody called "PATRIOT". This led to him being interviewed by the FBI and State as part of the investigation.

(105) On July 25, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok of the FBI were texting each other about Strzok's relationship to Judge Rudolph Contreras of the FISA Court.

thefederalist.com/2018/03/16/rev…
(106) Now, on July 26, Steele filed another memo - this time placing the blame of the DNC hacks on Russia, two days after Robby Mook said the same on ABC, who cited CrowdStrike as his source.

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…

nytimes.com/2016/07/25/us/…
(107) On the same day (July 26), Obama signed a directive to place the FBI in charge of responding to all cyber threats, allowing the federal government an role in investigating, preventing and mitigating attempts to hack US-based computer networks.

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(108) Now, from July 27 - 30, the Aspen Security Forum was hosted. Attendee included DoHS's Johnson, DOJ's Carlin, CNN's Evan Perez, ODNI's Clapper, CNN's Jim Sciutto, WaPo's Shane Harris...

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(109) ... WaPo's David Ignatius, NBC's Ken Dilanian, Treasury's S. Leslie Ireland, CIA's Brennan, TNY's Ryan Lizza, former Rep. Mike Rogers, Rep. Adam Schiff and Lisa Monaco.

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(110) The day after the Aspen Security Forum ended and all of these people met up, CROSSFIRE HURRICANE opened on July 31.

nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/…
(111) Things start to ramp up. Crossfire Hurricane opens, so now it is all hands on deck for... CIA's John Brennan, who sends an "eyes only" envelope straight to President Obama, Denis McDonough, Avril Haines and Susan Rice via courier.

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(112) CIA's Brennan then got on the phone with Haines to discuss "Russia", then later pulled Susan Rice aside after a meeting. Then after this, directly briefed President Obama, Rice, Haines and McDonough in the Oval Office.

Obama wanted everybody on it.

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(113) Now, this could also have been the point where Brennan made his task force (or legitimised the one from April). Analysts from the CIA, the NSA and the FBI would report to two groups: Obama and <14 officials, and a team of specialists at the CIA, the NSA and the FBI.
(114) Rice, Haines and Monaco, however, decided they needed to do something more specific: they convened meetings in the Situation Room, joined by CIA's Brennan, ODNI's Clapper, AG Lynch and FBI's Comey, with VP Biden joining them later.

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(115) The Secret Situation Room Squad then sent secret envelopes out to Secretary John Kerry and Secretary Ashton Carter, among other Secretaries.

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(116) You see, these secret Situation Room meetings were so secret that NOTHING could be discussed until everybody was sat down, and not only that, but normally NSC members can visually see who is in the room. These meetings? Cameras off, NOBODY was allowed to watch.
(117) And not only that, but oddly enough, the Secret Situation Room Squad never thought about inviting their good friend Admiral Mike Rogers of the NSA to the team, instead leaving him out in the cold. Just like the Hannigan-Brennan meeting.
(118) Now Peter Strzok and another FBI agent travelled to London on August 2 to meet with Alexander Downer.

nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/…
(119) Two days later, CIA's Brennan called up Russia's FSB's Alexander Bortnikov to have a conversation with him.

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(120) Before he left for his Martha's Vineyard vacation (August 6), Obama ordered his aides to "check vulnerabilities in state-run election systems, seek bipartisan support from Congressional leaders for a statement condemning Moscow and urge states to accept federal help".
(121) Hillary Clinton then made her first tweet - a video - about Trump and Russia.

(122) ODNI's Clapper, a few days later on August 11, visited Estonia, which would later be mentioned as one of the countries that contacted US intelligence about Trump's contacts with Russia, oddly enough.



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(123) On the same day ODNI's Clapper is in Estonia, CIA's Brennan begins his quest to PERSONALLY brief Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, and Representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff.

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(124) One day later, Matthew Axelrod contacted DD Andrew McCabe about agents at the FBI's New York Field Office and the Clinton Foundation investigation.

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(125) Then, on August 15, Strzok and Page discussed the "insurance policy" as DoH's Johnson started calling state officials to gain their support in their election defence campaign, but he was met with "a wall of resistance".

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(126) Now Manafort's partner, Rick Gates, was interviewed on August 16, where he provided misleading information about his interactions with Mercury from 2012. On August 19, Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign.

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nytimes.com/2016/08/20/us/…
(127) On August 21, President Obama was returning from his media-free, no guest list allowed holiday at Martha's Vineyard.

mvtimes.com/2016/08/22/rec…
(128) A few days later, on August 24, ODNI's Clapper and CIA's Brennan met up again, this time to attend the Presidential Daily Briefs Symposium at the Nixon Library.

nixonlibrary.gov/index%20Openin…
(129) The next day, CIA's Brennan reached Senator Reid's part of the PERSONAL briefings, where Reid is apparently told that Russia was interfering in the election - and that he should direct all investigation questions to the FBI.

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/30/tre…

nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/…
(130) Two days later, on August 27, Reid sent his letter to FBI's Comey about the Russia investigation, demanding an investigation be opened, with zero knowledge of Crossfire Hurricane's existence. Reid cited Carter Page in the letter.

documentcloud.org/documents/3035…
(131) Then another problem occurred: on August 28, another of Anthony Weiner's sexting photographs was released, only this time he was in bed with his son. This was published by the New York Post.

nypost.com/2016/08/28/ant…
(132) The day after that, August 29, Stefan Halper was reaching out to Sam Clovis, saying that Carter Page had told him to speak with him.

scribd.com/document/38073…
(133) Now it's September and Comey is refusing to confirm the existence of an investigation into Trump's aides, and Steele is being questioned by FBI agents in Rome about his sources and wanting future copies of his memos.

nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/…

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…
(134) Steele takes some of his time out to talk with DoS's Jonathan Winer about the dossier at a Washington hotel, after which Winer prepares a 2-page summary, sharing it with State Department people, including Victoria Nuland and Jon Finer.

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(135) Jon Finer then went off to brief Secretary John Kerry all about the 2-page dossier summary. Kerry dropped the subject though when he learned that the FBI already had a copy. Nuland did the same.

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(136) Steele also met with DOJ's Bruce Ohr, whose wife, Nellie, had contacts with the CIA and was working at Fusion GPS herself. Steele vented about his anti-Trump bias.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…

zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-1…

foxnews.com/politics/2017/…
(137) Halper and Clovis also met up at the Doubletree Inn in Crystal City, VA, to discuss Trump's favourite subject: China. Halper also asked for help in getting in touch with George Papadopoulos.

washingtonexaminer.com/news/sam-clovi…

dailycaller.com/2018/05/17/hal…
(138) On Sept. 2, Halper invited Papadopoulos to join him in London. Also, Peter Smith set up KLS Research LLC to help find Clinton's e-mails. And Page texted Strzok that FBI's Comey was preparing a meeting with Obama, who wanted to know what they were doing.
(139) Problems were arising at the Treasury Department though: the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network were annoyed at the Office of Intelligence and Analysis' powers over searching Americans' bank details, but Paul Ahern got angry at them because draft guidelines were in place.
(140) The problem with Paul Ahern's statement was that those draft guidelines for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis were NEVER finalised.

buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/u…
(141) And DoHS's Johnson, FBI's Comey and Lisa Monaco were arriving on Capitol Hill in a caravan of black SUVs to meet with the Gang of Twelve on Obama's orders.

thedailybeast.com/obama-and-cong…

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…
(142) Now the G20 Summit is on and Obama and Putin talk to each other on September 5 about the US Presidential election, where Obama apparently warned Putin to stop interfering.

telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/0…
(143) The day after, the FBI, the NSA and the ODNI hold classified briefings with Congressional staff members about Russian interference.

nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/…
(144) Then on Sept. 7, while Peter Smith wrote his recruitment document, the Intelligence and National Security Summit began, attended by Clapper, CrowdStrike's Shawn Henry, Schiff, FBI's McCabe, DOJ's Carlin, NSA's Rogers, FBI's Comey and CIA's Brennan.

events.jspargo.com/inss16/public/…
(145) Halper and Papadopoulos started meeting in London, having dinner at the Connaught Hotel on Sept. 13, where Halper brought his research assistant Azra Turk.

dailycaller.com/2018/03/25/geo…
(146) So on September 14, as Steele was writing up even more memos, Lisa Monaco is telling people at the 10-year-anniversary of the DOJ's National Security Division that Russia hacking the elections would be "extremely difficult".

documentcloud.org/documents/3259…

chicagotribune.com/news/nationwor…
(147) The next day, on Sept. 15, Halper and Papadopoulos met at the Travellers Club, again with Azra Turk. Halper hired George for a paper and talked Russia and e-mails, while Azra flirted with him and began exchanging e-mails.

dailycaller.com/2018/05/17/hal…

dailycaller.com/2018/03/25/geo…
(148) Then Senator Feinstein and Rep. Schiff decide that they are going to release a joint statement condemning Russia and discussion the classified briefings they were given. They released it on September 22.

feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.c…
(149) Now the day after, Isikoff (Chalupa's associate) drops the article "U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin" with information provided by Steele. The FBI takes notice.

yahoo.com/news/u-s-intel…

nytimes.com/2018/02/02/us/…

zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-0…
(150) Three days later, on September 26, DOJ's Carlin files a notification with the FISA court. At the same time, Halper gets his fourth contract from the DOD's Office of Net Assessment for a total of $411,575.00.

dni.gov/files/document…

usaspending.gov/#/award/236744…
(151) The next day, Halper's third contract comes to an end (worth $244,960.00, so his fourth contract is practically double), and DOJ's Carlin decides to resign.

usaspending.gov/#/award/236735…

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(152) Now on Sept. 28, Ryan, Pelosi, McConnell and Reid send their letter to Todd Valentine, a state official, about potential cyber attacks. On the same day, Weiner's lawyer hands in e-mails to the SDNY. Thanks @TheLastRefuge2.

politico.com/f/?id=00000157…

washingtonexaminer.com/senior-fbi-age…
(153) The next day, September 29, as agents at the FBI are heading over to the SDNY to review Weiner's e-mails, Obama For America pays Perkins Coie another $700,000.00.

foxnews.com/politics/2018/…

thefederalist.com/2017/10/29/oba…
(154) Now Steele starts meeting with journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, CNN and Yahoo! News. He meets Jane Mayer at the Tabard Inn in Washington. This is done under Glenn Simpson's watch, as he paid $168,000.00 to Steele to do it.
(155) It's October now and Election Day nears. Steele spent a week being debriefed by the FBI, where he provided some of his informants to them and handed over Cody Shearer's memo, citing a source in the FSB.

bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/j…
(156) DOS's Kerry aides then produced an action memo for him, which included retaliatory measures against Russia including economic sanctions to fight back againt Russia... to be activated after Election Day, for some reason.

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…
(157) Another issue the FBI faced was that they had zero evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia and, not only that, but McCabe was holding off telling Comey about Weiner's laptop.

nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/…

foxnews.com/politics/2018/…
(158) Now on October 6, The Washington Post hosts their Cybersecurity Summit, attended by Lisa Monaco, Ellen Nakashima and the DNC's Michael Sussmann. Monaco, once again, states that hacking the election is difficult because all states are different.

govtech.com/security/Presi…
(159) The next day, Homeland Security and the ODNI release their joint statement blaming Russia for the DNC Leaks, the Podesta Emails and Guccifer 2.0. While Clapper and Johnson attach their names to it, Comey declines.

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…

dhs.gov/news/2016/10/0…
(160) Straight after the joint statement was released, Susan Rice summoned Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to the White House to deliver a message to Vladimir Putin.

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…
(161) Then the Trump tape drops, followed by WikiLeaks' publishing the e-mails.

washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…

politico.com/story/2016/10/…

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(162) Two days later, on October 9, John Podesta spoke with the FBI, who told him they were investigating his e-mails being hacked.

politico.com/story/2016/10/…
(163) As Podesta e-mails are dropping and Steele is finishing his memos, Trump delivers the "Slings and Arrows" Speech in Florida on October 13.

politico.com/story/2016/10/…

documentcloud.org/documents/3259…

npr.org/2016/10/13/497…
(164) On October 14, Michael Morrell takes some time out to try and tie Trump, Manafort, Stone and Page to Russia through financial connections and suggesting they are all agents of Russia.

finance.yahoo.com/news/former-ci…
(165) On the same day, October 14, Michael McFaul is in the White House, where he bumps into Ambassador Kislyak. Also, Strzok's wife, Melissa Hodgman, is promoted to Associate Director in the SEC's Enforcement Division.



sec.gov/news/pressrele…
(166) Steele, disillusioned with the FBI, continues meeting journalists in New York, including BBC's Paul Wood. He also meets with Bruce Ohr again in the middle of October.

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…

bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(167) Now DOD's Carter and ODNI's Clapper start recognising something is wrong and both recommend to Obama that NSA's Rogers should be fired.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(168) On October 15, DOJ's Carlin leaves his role as the Head of the DOJ's National Security Division.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(169) The next day, Julian Assange's Internet is severed.

(170) Two days later, the Obamas host PM Renzi for a State Dinner. Attendees? Well, the Biden family, Susan Rice, Ian Cameron, DOD's Carter, Valerie and Laura Jarrett, DoHS's Johnson, DOS's Kerry, Shalaigh Murray, Neil King...

time.com/4536179/state-…
(171) ... AG Lynch, Denis McDonough, Lisa Monaco, Victoria Nuland, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Perez, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, George Stephanopoulos, Chuck Todd and Jonathan Winer.

time.com/4536179/state-…
(172) Now Mueller starts walking in on October 19, as he's been hired by Booz Allen Hamilton to review their security after the thefts committed by NSA contractor Harold Martin, who was discovered during the FBI's search for the Shadow Brokers.
(173) The next day, October 20, Steele finishes his memos. Meanwhile, Stefan Halper is talking at the China Forum in Washington. And NSA's Rogers gets briefed about the FISA compliance issues that are still persisting.

documentcloud.org/documents/3259…

linktank.com/event/the-chin…
(174) Lisa Monaco, on the same day, meets with financial executives to discuss cyber security, where she also speaks with Janet Yellen and Mary Jo White.

treasury.gov/press-center/p…
(175) The day after this, Oct. 21, the FISA Court approves a secret surveillance order on two banks - with information provided from Estoina (which Clapper previously visited) - and an order to monitor Carter Page.

nytimes.com/2018/02/02/us/…

google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j…
(176) So it's October 24 and Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes is writing articles about insurance policies, while NSA's Rogers verbally informs the FISA Court about non-compliance with the NSA's minimisation procedures surrounding 702s.

lawfareblog.com/coalition-all-…

assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3718…
(177) Two days later, October 26, and McCabe, Lynch and William Sweeney Jr are talking about leaks, including some about Eric Garner, while S. Leslie Ireland speaks at the Strauss Center, where Lawfare's Matt Tait is a fellow.

static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/…

strausscenter.org/event/480-a-co…
(178) Rudy Giuliani is doing his interview tour around television, the Internet Research Agency is getting firebombed, and NSA's Rogers is providing information to the FISA Courts about non-compliance of minimisation procedures.

video.foxnews.com/v/518591403400…

themoscowtimes.com/news/st-peters…
(179) On October 27, FBI's Comey is finally briefed on Huma's e-mails - one month after McCabe was told.

edition.cnn.com/2016/10/30/pol…

static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/…
(180) The next day, FBI's Comey informs Congress that he is opening the Clinton investigation again because of Huma's e-mails, while Steele's relationship with the FBI broke down and he spoke with David Corn via Skype.

edition.cnn.com/2016/10/30/pol…

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…
(181) Meanwhile, Sen. Grassley is sending a letter to FBI's Comey about the relationship between Andrew McCabe, Jill McCabe and Terry McAuliffe.

judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
(182) Joseph Mifsud is also in London for a few days, e-mailing his employee Simona Mangiante about her role at the London Centre of International Law Practice.

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/j…
(183) On Oct. 30, Reid accuses Comey of violating the Hatch Act, Podesta complains on CNN's State of the Union, Rep. Meeks asks why there is no investigation into the Trump Foundation, and the Clinton campaign secures 100 former prosecutors to sign a unified letter against Comey.
(184) It's the end of October and the Clinton campaign and the DNC stop paying Fusion GPS through Perkins Coie. Marc Elias then gets Steele's reports and other documents on Trump.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(185) The FBI STILL cannot prove there is any connection between the Trump campaign and Russia, while Comey holds a meeting at the FBI, which Page attends, about how to stop leaks from damaging the FBI.

nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/…

static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/…
(186) On the same day, the Obama Administration calls Moscow on a secure line, while Slate drops an article about a Trump server possibly connecting to Alfa Bank. Hillary drops a tweet about it, followed by Sullivan's statement.

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…

slate.com/articles/news_…
(187) Now David Corn also drops the article "A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump", which ends Steele's relationship with the FBI as they terminate him as a source.

motherjones.com/politics/2016/…

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(188) Joseph Mifsud then left London again.

theguardian.com/us-news/2018/j…
(189) It's November. There's zero proof of Trump-Russia, they know it, and Election Day is right around the corner. And not only that, but the Steele Dossier is being passed around the Obama Administration's top national security echelons.

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…
(190) On November 1, FBI's McCabe decides to actually recuse himself from the Clinton Foundation investigation.

static01.nyt.com/files/2018/us/…
(191) On the same day, Russia also confirmed that they had received the secret message from the Obama Administration.

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…
(192) On November 2, President Obama criticised FBI's Comey for his actions during the now-active Clinton investigation. Which is something you're not meant to do as President, because reasons.

wsj.com/articles/obama…
(193) Now Senator Grassley is also sending a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, asking him to look into the FBI and Peter Kadzik's actions regarding both Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
(194) The next day, November 3, Stefan Halper was interviewed by Sputnik News, where he said that Hillary Clinton would be better for UK-USA relations than Donald Trump.

sputniknews.com/politics/20161…
(195) On November 6, FBI's Comey shuts down the Clinton investigation again, having read through 650,000 e-mails within about six days, something Michael Flynn openly questions.

edition.cnn.com/2016/11/06/pol…

(196) Now there's another problem: on November 7, Louise Mensch (yes, her) published the article "EXCLUSIVE: FBI 'Granted FISA Warrant' Covering Trump Camp's Ties To Russia" in Heat Street. Heat Street doesn't exist anymore though.

washingtonpost.com/world/europe/t…
(197) Secretary Kerry also decides that now would be the perfect time to leave for... Antarctica.

nytimes.com/2016/11/16/sci…
(198) On November 8, TRUMP WINS. Clinton doesn't even step out to visit her fans - she sends out good guy Podesta to tell everybody instead. As such, her supporters never receive any actual closure. Even Ben Rhodes was feeling it.
(199) Now it's game on: they've got a lot of loose strings and Trump is now preparing his transition team, and they expect a pretty nice transfer of powers, as has been the tradition for many, many years.
(200) So the Obama Administration unmasks several members of the Trump transition team, going overboard into the 200s.

ajc.com/news/national/…

washingtonexaminer.com/trey-gowdy-sam…

foxnews.com/politics/2017/…

edition.cnn.com/2017/09/13/pol…
(201) Also in November (before Election Day), Steele met with Sir Andrew Wood (Orbis associate) to discuss the situation and the dossier.

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…
(202) On November 11, Chris Christie was demoted from leading the Trump transition team, with Mike Pence taking control. At the same time, Michael McFaul was listening to a speech by Ambassador Kislyak.

nytimes.com/2016/11/12/us/…

(203) On November 13, Lisa Page purchased the movie "All the President's Men" to brush up on Watergate.

foxnews.com/politics/2018/…
(204) On November 15, former representative Mike Rogers resigned from the Trump transition team.

politico.com/blogs/donald-t…
(205) Now, to be fair, former representative Mike Rogers does have his own fair share of connections, such as David Kramer, Michael Morrell, Michael McFaul...

(206) The next day, Sec. Kerry left Antarctica for a UN climate conference in Marrakesh, while ODNI's Clapper handed in his resignation, and Schumer chose Feinstein to take over the Senate Judiciary Committee, allowing Mark Warner to lead the Senate Intelligence Committee.
(207) Now comes the fun part: Admiral Rogers decides to - unexpectedly, and without the Obama Administration knowing - visit Trump at Trump Tower to have a private meeting.

nytimes.com/2016/11/20/us/…
(208) The next day, the Trump transition team, on Trump's orders, relocates to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. While there, Trump selects Pompeo to be the CIA Director, and Sessions to be his Attorney General.

washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/…
(209) On the same day, the Halifax International Security Forum began, where Sir Wood mets with Senator McCain and discussed the Steele Dossier. Rinat Akhmetshin was also in attendance at the event.

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…

halifaxtheforum.org/forum/2016-hal…

foxnews.com/politics/2017/…
(210) Senator McCain then sent McCain Institute associate David Kramer (who is also on the board of directors at the Halifax International Security Forum) to England to meet with Steele, who arranged for Kramer to get a copy of the dossier in Washington.

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(211) This is some extra information on David Kramer and his connections:

(212) Anyway, the FBI then interviews either Bruce Ohr or Nellie Ohr on November 22.

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/21/ohr…

scribd.com/document/37398…
(213) On November 30, Trump meets with Preet Bharara, who agrees to remain as a US Attorney under Trump.

nytimes.com/2016/11/30/nyr…
(214) It's December now and Inauguration Day is closer, so FBI's Comey put more resources into the counter-intelligence operation into Trump as Randall Coleman resigns and Luke Harding meets with Steele.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/a…

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…
(215) The Clinton campaign finishes paying Perkins Coie's legal fees, totaling $5.6 million.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(216) Alex Younger gives a speech at the Secret Intelligence Services Headquarters in London, after he had received the dossier from Steele directly. The dossier was also passed throughout UK's intelligence services, including GCHQ, who provided their assessment to the NSA.
(217) On December 5, either Bruce or Nellie Ohr is interviewed by the FBI again.

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/21/ohr…

scribd.com/document/37398…
(218) McCain then met Comey and handed in the dossier. This was either on December 8, 9 or after the 13th. Who knows? He may have even met Glenn Simpson during this. It's multiple choice!

theguardian.com/us-news/2017/j…

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…

theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/…
(219) The next day (December 9), President Obama ordered a review to be carried out on Russian interference in the US elections... going back to 2008.

washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/…
(220) Bruce or Nellie Ohr were interviewed AGAIN by agents at the FBI on December 12. At the same time, Evelyn Farkas published the article "Here's What America Needs to Know About Trump and Russia".

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/21/ohr…

scribd.com/document/37398…

politico.com/magazine/story…
(221) On December 13, the article "The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S." was published, while Steele filed that extra memo for his dossier, and Neil King informed everybody he was leaving WSJ for Fusion GPS.

nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/…

politico.com/tipsheets/play…
(222) On December 15, Monaco told people at the Defense One Summit that the Trump transition team had not contacted her personally, while Evelyn Farkas on CNN talked about Russian meddling.

edition.cnn.com/2016/11/19/pol…

transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/16…
(223) On December 16, President Obama gave his end-of-the-year press conference, where he discussed the election being overrun with leaked information.

politico.com/story/2016/12/…
(224) The next day, Sir Richard Dearlove, Stefan Halper and Peter Martland resigned from their positions at the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar, allegedly due to Russian infiltration by Venuscript.

telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/1…

politico.com/tipsheets/play…
(225) On December 20, either Bruce or Nellie Ohr were, once again, interviewed by agents at the FBI.

theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/21/ohr…

scribd.com/document/37398…
(226) A few days later, on December 23, Lawfare's Matt Tait published the article "Putin's Way of War" in Politico.

politico.com/magazine/story…
(227) On December 28, Obama decided to enforce the Russian sanctions that he had been delaying for a while. This led to Kislyak talking with Flynn on the phone in a call that was recorded due to an active FISA on Kislyak.

nytimes.com/interactive/20…

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(228) Obama then expelled 35 officials from the Russian Embassy in the United States the day after, which led to further talks between Kislyak and Flynn, all of which was, again, recorded.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(229) On December 30, David Kramer published the article "Now, really crank up heat on Russia" in Politico.

politico.eu/article/russia…
(230) The next day, the FBI concluded that there was no evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian Government from Flynn and Kislyak's calls.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…
(231) Now it's January 2017, and Inauguration Day is right around the corner.
(232) On January 3, Senator Schumer decides to have an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, where he gave a piece of "advice": "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you."

thehill.com/homenews/admin…
(233) Two days later, on January 5, Obama and Biden got briefed on the Steele Dossier and a report, presented to them by ODNI's Clapper, FBI's Comey, CIA's Brennan and NSA's Rogers, with Comey presenting the 2-page synopsis.

edition.cnn.com/2017/01/10/pol…

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
(234) Straight after this briefing, Obama, FBI's Comey, DOJ's Sally Yates, VP Biden and Susan Rice have a meeting in the Oval Office to discuss the FBI's investigation and the Steele Dossier.

cbsnews.com/news/sens-gras…
(235) The next day, the ODNI published the unclassified version of their report on Russian influence in the 2016 United States Presidential election, which both the FBI and the CIA had high confidence in. The NSA? Not so much.

nytimes.com/2017/01/06/us/…
(236) FBI's Comey decided to tell Trump about the Steele Dossier, neglecting to tell him who paid for it, but said that CNN was looking for a hook. And then, by coincidence, ODNI's Clapper appeared on CNN for an interview and told Tapper about the dossier.
(237) As Comey wrote his first memo on the day, a few days later on January 10, BuzzFeed drops the dossier while Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee and says that the DNC refused to provide the FBI access to their hacked computer servers.
(238) The next day, the Wall Street Journal revealed the identity of Chrisotpher Steele, while Tapper released a statement from ODNI's Clapper about his meeting with Trump, and 10 Downing Street confirmed they had a DA-notice on Steele.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4…
(239) On January 12, Inspector General Horowitz opens his investigation into the DOJ, while news organisations start dropping reports about Flynn and Kislyak's leaked conversations.

oig.justice.gov/press/2017/201…

nytimes.com/interactive/20…

theguardian.com/us-news/2017/j…
(240) The Obama Administration also announced new rules to allow the NSA to share private data gathered without warrants, court orders or Congressional authorisation with 16 other intelligence agencies, including the FBI, the DEA and the DoHS.

theintercept.com/2017/01/13/oba…
(241) ODNI's Clapper tells Trump that the dossier was illegally circulated, while Evelyn Farkas publishes "Does Putin Have Something On Trump? Obama Should Tell Us" in Newsweek.



newsweek.com/does-putin-hav…
(242) Samantha Power, on January 17, decides to use her final speech in the United Nations to attack Russia and their actions.

qz.com/887274/un-amba…
(243) On January 20, Susan Rice sent herself an e-mail about her January 5 Oval Office meeting.

cbsnews.com/news/sens-gras…
(244) And then Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States.
(245) "Now what?"
(246) The end.
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