The texts that are being referenced were sent on May 15, 2017, and refer to a request that Ohr received from the FBI to ask Steele to re-engage with the FBI in the days after Comey had been fired on May 9.
Q: “And he says: ‘Talked with my wife; I’m in.’ You say: ‘Thanks. We’ll let them know and we will follow up.’”
Q: “So that all happens on May 15?”
This appears to have been the precipitating event that led the FBI to suddenly attempt to re-establish contact with Steele through Ohr.
Notably, McCabe was now the acting FBI director.
In doing so, Rosenstein took the Trump–Russia investigation out of McCabe’s control.
“We are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. There are some new perishable operational opportunities we do not want to miss out on.”
“I am presuming you’ve heard nothing back from your SC colleagues on the issue you kindly put to them for me. We have heard nothing from them either. To say this is disappointing would be an understatement.”
But there is a wealth of information within.
I hope you find the information to be as useful as I did.
Details of Ohr’s First Meeting With Steele About Trump
Details of Ohr’s Initial Meeting With McCabe, Page
Ohr Became Conduit Following Steele’s Termination by FBI
The FBI Attempts to Re-establish Direct Contact
FBI Attempts to Re-engage With Steele After Comey’s Firing, But Prior to Mueller’s Appointment
Steele’s Anti-Trump Bias
The FBI’s Other Channel to Steele
Steele’s Contacts Outside the FBI
Ohr’s Contacts With Simpson
Ohr Notes Simpson’s Reluctance to Speak With FBI
Ohr Didn’t Verify Information From Simpson or Steele
Steele Was Working Concurrently for Fusion GPS, FBI
Brennan Briefs White House, Rep. Harry Reid
Nellie Ohr’s Role
Inconsistencies of Ohr’s Involvement
Ties at DOJ and Ohr’s Aversion to Political Appointees
Ohr Has Met With DOJ’s Inspector General