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INFOGRAPHIC🔎Timeline of @FBI’s #FISAAbuse in Trump Campaign Investigation

#EpochTimes provides a comprehensive timeline of details from the #IGReport, describing how the #FBI rushed to #Spy on the Trump campaign and the flaws in its case.

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In its pursuit of establishing #Surveillance on the Trump campaign, the #FBI turned its attention to @CarterWPage in the spring of 2016, culminating in the issuance of a #FISA warrant—which allows for some of the most intrusive #Spying methods on an US citizen.
As part of this process, the #FBI relied extensively on the flawed #SteeleDossier, leading an @FBI legal counsel to note that this was “essentially a single source FISA.”
A report issued by @JusticeOIG #Horowitz reveals a surprising number of details on how this process developed, as well as numerous problems with the evidence that was presented to the #FISACourt.…
March 2, 2016 (#1)

@CarterWPage, who would publicly be named as candidate-Donald Trump's campaign advisor on March 21, is interviewed by the @FBI's New York field office in preparation for the trial of an indicted Russian intelligence officer in the Evgeny Buryakov case.
March 2, 2016 (#2)

The @FBI's New York field office counterintelligence squad supervisor calls the Counterespionage Section of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division at headquarters to request permission to open an investigation into @CarterWPage.
Early March, 2016 (#3)

#FusionGPS approaches @PerkinsCoieLLP—the law firm used by the @HillaryClinton campaign and the @DNC—expressing interest in an "engagement," according to an Oct. 24, 2017, response letter by Perkins Coie.
March 9, 2016 (#4)

A discovery is made that outside contractors for the @FBI had been accessing raw #FISA data since at least 2015. @NSAGov Director Mike Rogers would direct the #NSA's Office of Compliance to conduct a review at some point in early April 2016.
March 14, 2016 (#5)

@CIA Director @JohnBrennan travels to #Moscow and meets with #Russia's federal intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service.
March 21, 2016 (#6)

@CarterWPage and @GeorgePapa19 are named as part of Trump's foreign policy team in a meeting with @WashingtonPost's editorial board. Lt. @GenFlynn is also serving as a foreign policy advisor by this time.
March 24, 2016 (#7)

@DNC operative @AlexandraChalup shared concerns regarding Trump, Paul Manafort, and their alleged ties to #Russia with the Ukrainian ambassador to the US.

Sen. @ChuckGrassley would later raise concerns over this meeting to Deputy AG @RodRosenstein.
March 28, 2016 (#8)

Paul Manafort is hired by the Trump Campaign.
March 29, 2016 (#9)

@AlexandraChalup briefs @DNC staff on Manafort, Trump, and their alleged ties to #Russia.
March 31, 2016 (#10)

Trump campaign advisor @GeorgePapa19 attends a "national security" meeting in Washington. According to a #DOJ release, Papadopoulos stated he "had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin."
April, 2016 (#11)

@JohnBrennan is reportedly shown information from an intelligence agency in one of the Baltic states.
April to June, 2016 (#12)

Information flow from British intelligence agencies to the United States continues, according to reporting by The @Guardian.
April 2016 (#13)

@PerkinsCoieLLP hires #FusionGPS to "perform a variety of research services during the 2016 election cycle," according to an Oct. 24, 2017, letter from Perkins Coie.
April 1, 2016 (#14)

The @FBI's New York field office receives permission to open a ("redacted - likely 'espionage'") investigation of @CarterWPage.
Early April, 2016 (#15)

@NSAGov Director Rogers directs the agency's Office of Compliance to conduct a "fundamental baseline review of compliance associated with 702," according to a declassified #FISA court ruling.
Early April, 2016 (#16)

The @FBI's New York field office prepares summaries of information on @CarterWPage in advance of opening their investigation on him. These summaries are also provided to Counterintelligence Division officials at FBI headquarters.
April 6, 2016 (#17)

The @FBI's New York field office opens a counterintelligence ("redacted - likely 'espionage'") investigation of @CarterWPage. Despite Page's role within the Trump campaign, the investigation is not designated as a Sensitive investigative matter (SIM).
April 18, 2016 (#18)

@NSAGov Director Rogers shuts down all @FBI outside-contractor access. At this point, both #FBI and #DOJ's National Security Division likely become aware of Rogers' compliance review.

One the same day, the @DNC is allegedly hacked by #Russia.
April 26, 2016 (#19)

Investigative reporter Michael Isikoff writes a story for @YahooNews about Paul Manafort's business dealings with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A May 3 email would reveal @Isikoff had been working with @DNC operative @AlexandraChalup during this time.
April 26, 2016 (#20)

Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud tells @GeorgePapa19 that "the Russians had 'dirt' on Clinton in the form of 'thousands of emails.'"
April 27, 2016 (#21)

A director's briefing at @FBI headquarters is held regarding @CarterWPage and the New York field office's investigation of him.
April 28, 2016 (#22)

@AlexandraChalup appears on a panel to discuss her research on Manafort with a group of 68 Ukrainian investigative journalists.

Appearing with her was @Isikoff, with whom she was apparently working and she had invited, according to a May 3 email.
Late April, 2016 (#23)

@DNC IT staff allegedly detect access to the DNC network by unauthorized users.

DNC CEO Amy Dacy speaks with Michael Sussman, a DNC lawyer and partner in @PerkinsCoieLLP. Sussman contacts Shawn Henry, CSO and president of @CrowdStrike Services.
Late April, 2016 (#24)

@CrowdStrike is brought in to investigate the alleged hack of the @DNC server and is the only entity allowed access to the physical server.
Late April, 2016 (#25)

@DNC IT staff report the suspected hack to the @FBI but refuse to grant agents access. FBI Director James @Comey would later testify that the FBI requested access to the DNC server but was denied by the DNC.
April 30, 2016 (#26)

Peter Strzok sends a text message to Lisa Page saying, "And now we've switched from the Patriot Act to a wire carrying current." It remains unclear whether this comment is related to the Trump campaign.
Spring, 2016 (#27)

@FBI Director @Comey and Deputy Director #McCabe discuss the @CarterWPage investigation with AG Loretta Lynch and provide her with "information indicating that Russian intelligence reportedly planned to use Page…to develop other contacts" in the US.
May, 2016 (#28)

@GeorgePapa19 meets with Australian High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer. Papadopoulos allegedly tells Downer that the Russians had information that could be damaging to Clinton. Downer later relays this to US Embassy in London's Elizabeth Dibble.
May 2016, (#29)

@FBI pays the consulting firm of former British MI6 agent Christopher Steele $15,000 for services rendered from July 2015 to Feb 2016.
May 2016, (#30)

#FusionGPS co-founder Glenn Simpson meets Steele and inquires "whether Steele could assist in determining Russia's actions related to the 2016 U.S. elections," as well as whether "Trump had any personal and business ties in Russia," according to the #IGReport.
May 3, 2016 (#31)

An email is sent that reveals @AlexandraChalup had been working with @YahooNews reporter @Isikoff for the past several weeks.
May 4, 2016 (#32)

@GeorgePapa19 gives an interview to @TheTimes of London criticizing then-Prime Minister David Cameron. The comments are not well-received in London.
May 25, 2016 (#33)

Evgeny Buryakov, a Russian intelligence officer who posed as a Russian banker, is sentenced to 30 months in prison for being an unregistered Russian intelligence agent. @CarterWPage had assisted in this case.
May 30, 2016 (#34)

Nellie Ohr sends an email to her husband, Bruce Ohr, a high-level #DOJ official and 3 other DOJ employees.

Nellie's email alerts DOJ officials to the existence of the alleged Ukrainian black ledger on Manafort, months before the news reached a national level.
Summer, 2016 (#35)

Robert Hannigan, the head of the UK's GCHQ, travels to Washington to meet with @JohnBrennan regarding the alleged communications between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
June, 2016 (#36)

Glenn Simpson's firm, #FusionGPS, officially hires Steele to investigate #Russia's involvement in the 2016 election as well as presidential candidate Trump. Steele would produce a number of memos for the firm.
June 9, 2016 (#37)

Simpson meets with Natalia Veselnitskaya before and after her meeting with @DonaldJTrumpJr at Trump Tower. Among those present are Manafort, @JaredKushner, and Rinat Akhmetshin.
June 14, 2016 (#38)

@CrowdStrike produces a report on #Malware found on the @DNC's server during an investigation in May, 2016, stating that evidence suggests the malware was injected by Russians.
June 15, 2016 (#39)

Guccifer 2.0 claims he, not #Russia, hacked the @DNC. As proof, Guccifer 2.0 releases the full opposition report on then-candidate Trump.

@CrowdStrike publishes a statement in response to criticism of its report, saying it stands by its analysis.
June 15, 2016 (#40)

@FBI agent Strzok changes wording in @Comey's exoneration statement for @HillaryClinton from "grossly negligent" to "extremely careless."
June 20, 2016 (#41)

Steele produces his first memo, which notes, "A dossier of compromising information on Hillary Clinton has been collated by the Russian Intelligence Services." Steele sends it to #FusionGPS via encrypted mail.
June 27, 2016 (#42)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has a secret meeting with @BillClinton on a tarmac in Phoenix.
June 30, 2016 (#43)

#Ukraine's anti-corruption agency NABU and the @FBI formally enter into a memorandum of understanding that allows for an FBI office to operate on site a NABU headquarters. Notable, NABU would repeatedly refuse to make the memorandum with the FBI public.
Early July, 2016 (#44)

According to a footnote in the #IGReport, "sensitive source reporting from June 2017" indicates that Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was aware of Steele's election-related work "as of early July 2016."
July 2, 2016 (#45)

Strzok interviews @HillaryClinton as part of the Mid-Year Exam investigation.
July 5, 2016 (#46)

The @FBI officially closes its investigation of @HillaryClinton over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
July 5, 2016 (#47)

@FBI agent Michael Gaeta (described as "Handling Agent 1" in the #IGReport) meets with Steele in London and obtains Steele's first memo. Asst. Sec. of @State_EUR Victoria Nuland grants permission for this trip and also gains access to the first Steele memo.
Early July, 2016 (#48)

The @StateDept obtains a copy of the first Steele report. "Nuland publicly stated during an interview in 2018 that Steele's election reporting was first provided to the State Department in July 2016," according to the #IGReport.
July 7 to 8, 2016 (#49)

@CarterWPage visits #Moscow and gives a speech titled "Future of the World Economy." The following day, Page gives a commencement speech at the New Economic School in Moscow.
July 11, 2016 (#50)

@CarterWPage attends a symposium in London with Stefan Halper just 3 days after his Moscow trip. Also attending are Madeleine Albright, Vin Weber, and former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove. Halper stays in contact with Page until the final #FISA expired.
July 13, 2016 (#51)

@FBI agent Gaeta contacts as assistant special agent in charge (ASAC 1) at the New York field office regarding the Steele report. ASAC 1 reports the matter to the special agent in charge (SAC 1) the same day.
July 13, 2016 (#52)

Another @FBI agent, from a different field office, sends an email to his supervisor noting he had been contacted by a former confidential human source (CHS), who was in turn contacted by Steele.

This event may have been referenced twice in the #IGReport.
Mid-July, 2016 (#53)

@CarterWPage meets with Stefan Halper, an @FBI source, described as "Source 2" in the #IGReport, and asks him to be part of the Trump foreign policy team. Page does not know that Halper is a source for the FBI.
Summer, 2016 (#54)

Steele receives a call from Strobe Talbot, then-head of @BrookingsInst. According to UK court testimony, Talbot indicated he had learned of Steele's work through either Victoria Nuland or Susan Rice.
July 18, 2016 (#55)

@GenFlynn's trip to #Russia is first brought to broader attention during a live interview at the Republican National Convention with @YahooNews reporter @Isikoff.
July 19, 2016 (#56)

Donald Trump officially becomes the Republican presidential nominee.

On the same day, Steele produces a memo stating that @CarterWPage met with Rosneft chief Igor Sechin and senior Kremlin official Igor Diveykin during his Moscow trip.
July 19, 2016 (#57)

Steele's @FBI handling agent obtains a 2nd report from him, stating @CarterWPage met with Sechin and Diveykin during his #Moscow trip. This report was one of the "reports the FBI relied upon to support the probable cause in the Carter Page FISA applications."
July 22, 2016 (#58)

@Wikileaks releases hacked email from the @DNC.
July 23 to 25, 2016 (#59)

@GeorgePapa19 meets with businessman Sergei Millian. This meeting wouldn't be mentioned anywhere in legal documents related to the Papadopoulos case.
July 24, 2016 (#60)

@HillaryClinton campaign manager @RobbyMook suggests the Russian government is behind the release of the @DNC emails.
July 26, 2016 (#61)

@CarterWPage is contacted by a @WSJ reporter about allegations contained in the Steele report about him.
July 26, 2016 (#62)

Australian diplomat Downer informs Elizabeth Dibble, the DCM of the US Embassy in London, of the May 2016 conversation with @GeorgePapa19.
July 26, 2016 (#63)

Steele produces a memo alleging an extensive Russian government hacking operation.
July 27, 2016 (#64)

Trump invokes #Russia at a press conference, jokingly saying "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."
July 27, 2016 (#65)

Dibble calls the @FBI's Legal Attaché office to relay the information provided by Downer.
July 28, 2016 (#66)

The @FBI Legal Attaché sends an electronic communication documenting the information provided by Downer to the assistant special agent in charge at the Philadelphia field office.
July 28, 2016 (#67)

The electronic communication is email to Charles McGonigal, the section chief of the Cyber Counterintelligence Coordination Section at the @FBI headquarters.
July 28, 2016 (#68)

Bill Priestap, head of the @FBI's Counterintelligence Division, and Trisha Anderson, principal deputy general counsel at the FBI, brief #McCabe on the info from Downer. According to the #IGReport, Anderson described the information as "really disturbing."
July 28, 2016 (#69)

Gaeta sends 2 more reports written by Steele to the assistant special agent in charge at the New York field office, who forwarded them to the special agent in charge.
July 28, 2016 (#70)

Gaeta notes in an email to an @FBI supervisor that, according to Steele, the first 2 Steele reports "may already be circulating at a 'high level' in Washington, DC."
July 29, 2016 (#71)

According to notes made by #McCabe, the senior @FBI leadership, including @Comey, discuss information from Downer, as well as @CarterWPage and Trump campaign chairman Manafort. McCabe would later tell the IG that he did not recall this discussion.
Late July, 2016 (#72)

Steele and Simpson meet with an attorney from @PerkinsCoieLLP, the firm representing the @DNC. According to UK court docs, Sussmann tells Steele of allegations regarding potential communications between as server in Trump Tower and server at Alpha Bank.
Late July, 2016 (#73)

A CHS contacts an @FBI agent in an unknown field office regarding Steele's reporting. The CHS gives the @FBI a list of "individuals and entities who have surfaced in [the investigative firm's] examination."
Late July, 2016 (#74)

#McCabe learns from @Comey that another agency—likely the @CIA— "briefed President Obama on intelligence that agency had suggesting [Russian Intelligence Services] was engaged in covert actions to influence the U.S. presidential election in favor of Trump."
July 30, 2016 (#75)

Steele produces a memo alleging an 8-year-long Russian effort to cultivate Trump and that the #Kremlin is worried of political fallout from the @DNC hack.
July 30, 2016 (#76)

#DOJ official Bruce Ohr meets with Steele and then reaches out to #McCabe following the meeting with Steele, according to Ohr's testimony before Congress. The #IGReport would later state that the IG believes Ohr only met with McCabe once, in October 2016.
July 31, 2016 (#77)

The #CrossfireHurricane counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign is officially opened by Strzok. The investigation is authorized by Priestap of the @FBI Counterintelligence Division.
Early August, 2016 (#78)

@JohnBrennan sends an intelligence report to President Obama and 3 senior Obama advisors, which, according to @WashingtonPost, is "drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed…Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign."
August 1, 2016 (#79)

@FBI agents Strzok and Joe Pientka travel to London to interview Downer regarding his meeting with @GeorgePapa19. According to the #IGReport, they learn that "Papadopoulos did not say that he had direct contact with the Russian."
August 1, 2016 (#80)

The #CrossfireHurricane Staff Operations Specialist prepares an attachment titled "Carter Page-Profile," for Stephen Somma. The file includes statements @CarterWPage made to the @FBI about his contact with another US gov't agency, likely the @CIA.
August 2, 2016 (#81)

@FBI officials verbally notify #DOJ officials at the DOJ's National Security Division about the #CrossfireHurricane counterintelligence investigation and identify the 4 members of the Trump campaign whom the FBI claims to have ties to #Russia.
On or about August 2, 2016 (#82)

A supervisor of the Counterintelligence Division shares information about Steele that had been provided in late July 2016 by a CHS with Jonathan Moffa, who then provided the info to Strzok, Pientka, and the supervisory intel analyst the same day.
August 3, 2016 (#83)

A meeting is held in the @FBI's New York field office after copies of Steele's report were shared by Handling Agent 1 (Gaeta) with the assistant special agent in charge on July 28, 2016.
August 3, 2016 (#84)

Bruce Ohr contacts Gaeta asking him if he'd seen Steele's report and whether the @FBI was doing anything with them. Gaeta tells Ohr that FBI headquarters is aware of Steele's reporting and is addressing it.
On or about August 3, 2016 (#85)

Bruce Ohr meets with #McCabe and Lisa Page regarding his July 30 meeting with Steele, according to Ohr's testimony before Congress. The #IGReport states that @JusticeOIG believes Ohr only met with McCabe once, in October 2016.
August 4, 2016 (#86)

Bruce Ohr meets with Deputy AAG Bruce Swartz regarding information contained in the Steele reports. Notable, Ohr does not inform his boss, Deputy AG Sally Yates, or any official at her office.
August 4, 2016 (#87)

Gaeta emails Steele's reports 80 and 94 to the associate division counsel at the NY field office. Gaeta is told that the file will be "walled off" from agents at the NY field office.
August 6, 2016 (#88)

Lisa Page, who is working on the #CrossfireHurricane counterintelligence investigation, texts to Strzok, "And Trump should go f himself."
August 8, 2016 (#89)

Lisa Page texts to Strzok: "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!" Strzok replies: "No. No he won't. We'll stop it."
August 10, 2016 (#90)

Case Agent 1 receives an email containing an attachment titled "Carter Page-Profile," which contains @CarterWPage's statements about working for another agency, likely the @CIA. This profile was not given to the Office of Intelligence.
August 10, 2016 (#91)

The FBI #CrossfireHurricane team opens the FARA investigation of @CarterWPage resulting in the transfer of the #Espionage investigation of Page from the New York field office to @FBI headquarters.
August 10, 2016 (#92)

In addition to the Page investigation, the @FBI also opens counterintelligence FARA cases on Manafort and @GeorgePapa19 on this date. The FBI would also open a counterintelligence investigation on Lt. @GenFlynn on Aug. 16, 2016.
August 10, 2016 (#93)

#McCabe's notes state that Yates was briefed on the @GeorgePapa19 information. @Comey, McCabe and Yates would all tell @JusticeOIG Horowitz that they did not recall this conversation, despite the existence of McCabe's notes.
August 11, 2016 (#94)

#DOJ National Security Division officials have a 2nd meeting with the @FBI on #CrossfireHurricane.
August 11, 2016 (#95)

Stefan Halper tells the @FBI that he met @CarterWPage in mid-July 2016, has known Manafort "for a number of years," and "had previously been acquainted" with @GenFlynn. Halper says he has never heard of @GeorgePapa19.
August 12, 2016 (#96)

Case Agent 1 (Somma), Case Agent 2, and the SOS meet with Source 2 (Halper) again.
August 15, 2016 (#97)

Somma emails "written summary on Carter Page to the OGC Unit Chief." Somma believes that the information in his email is sufficient to obtain a #FISA warrant to spy on @CarterWPage.
August 15, 2016 (#98)

@Comey receives his first formal briefing on the information from Downer on @GeorgePapa19. #McCabe previously informed Comey of Downer's information on July 29, 2016.
August 15, 2016 (#99)

Strzok sends the now-infamous "insurance policy" text, referring to Andrew #McCabe and Trump, to Lisa Page: "I'm afraid we can't take that risk. It's like an insurance policy in the unlikely event that you die before you're 40."
August 15, 2016 (#100)

Somma requests #FISA authority on @CarterWPage but is later denied at the end of August due to insufficient evidence to establish probable cause.
August 16, 2016 (#101)

The unit chief of the @FBI's Office of General Counsel contacts the Deputy AAG Stu Evans at the NSD to request #FISA authority on @CarterWPage. The request is initially denied at the end of that month.
August 16, 2016 (#102)

The @FBI opens a counterintelligence FARA case on @GenFlynn. Cases on Page, Manafort and Papadopoulos had already been opened Aug. 10.
Mid-August, 2016 (#103)

Gaeta contacts Steele and asks him for more reports. Steele would later tell the @JusticeOIG that he only supplied one report to Gaeta up to this point; however Gaeta had received report 94 from Steele on July 19, 2016.
August 17, 2016 (#104)

The #CrossfireHurricane team is notified that @CarterWPage was an "operational contact" for another agency, likely the @CIA. The IG would be unable to find any evidence suggesting the @FBI followed up with the other agency to request additional info.
August 17, 2016 (#105)

The Trump campaign received briefings by @ODNIgov on foreign threats. The #IGReport notes that the meeting was attending by Pientka because @GenFlynn was in attendance. The meeting was seen by @FBI as an opportunity to gain info for both investigations.
August 18, 2016 (#106)

Documents implicating Manafort are published by Ukrainian anti-corruption agency NABU.
August 19, 2016 (#107)

Serhiy Leshchenko holds a press conference regarding the NABU documents that reference Manafort. Leshchenko is cited as a source for journalist @Isikoff and @AlexandraChalup.

Nellie Ohr would later testify that Leshchenko was a source for #FusionGPS.
August 19, 2016 (#108)

Manafort resigns from the Trump campaign following media reports regarding his past lobbying work for pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs and a @NYTimes report that Manafort's name appeared in a handwritten Ukrainian ledger alledgedly detailing cash payments.
August 20, 2016 (#109)

@CarterWPage has a consensually recorded meeting with Stefan Halper. Page's denial of ever having contact with Manafort aren't shared with the Office of Intelligence attorneys and would be omitted from the Page #FISA application by the @FBI.
August 22, 2016 (#110)

Simpson provides Ohr with the names of 3 individuals who he thought were potential intermediaries between Russia and the Trump campaign. "One of the three names provided by Simpson was one of the sub-sources in Steele's election reports."
August 22, 2016 (#111)

The #DOJ's Office of Intelligence tells the @FBI that it hasn't presented enough information to support a #FISA application on @CarterWPage, according to Somma's notes.
August 24, 2016 (#112)

Ohr speaks with Gaeta, likely about Ohr's Aug. 22 meeting with Simpson. Neither Gaeta nor Ohr could later recall what was discussed.
August 25, 2016 (#113)

@JohnBrennan begins briefing members of the Gang of Eight on the @FBI's counterintelligence investigation, through a series of meetings in August and September 2016. Notably, Brennan briefs @SenatorReid separately from the Gang of Eight.
August 25, 2016 (#114)

A briefing about @CarterWPage's Aug. 20 meeting with Stefan Halper is given to #McCabe, Priestap, Strzok, Anderson, then-FBI general counsel James Baker, and other @FBI personnel.
August 25, 2016 (#115)

#McCabe asks Pientka to "contact the New York field office about information that potentially could assist the Crossfire Hurricane investigation." McCabe would later claim to the IG that he didn't recall making this request.
August 27, 2016 (#116)

@HillaryClinton and her selected advisers are given a "strategic intelligence" briefing by @ODNIgov. The @FBI participates in the briefing, with Pientka providing the FBI security briefings.
August 27, 2016 (#117)

@JohnBrennan's briefing prompts @SenatorReid to write 2 letters to @Comey. Both demand Comey commence and investigation, with details to be made public. Reid's first letter, which touches on @CarterWPage, is sent on this date.
Late August, 2016 (#118)

The @FBI received correspondence from "members" of Congress that describes information included in the Steele reports. Besides @SenatorReid, who sent the letter on Aug. 27, it remains unclear who the other "members" of Congress were.
Sept. 1, 2016 (#119)

Stefan Halper consensually meets with a high-level official in the Trump campaign who is not a subject of the @FBI's investigation, to get information on how @CarterWPage and @GeorgePapa19 joined the campaign.
Sept. 2, 2016 (#120)

@ODNIgov gives a 2nd briefing to Trump, @GenFlynn, and another campaign advisor. The @FBI doesn't attend, but does inquire about doing so.
Sept. 2, 2016 (#121)

Lisa Page and Peter Strzok exchange texts regarding a briefing to @Comey in advance of Comey's briefing to the Obama White House. Page tells Strzok in one of the text messages, "Yes bc POTUS wants to know everything we are doing."
Sept. 2, 2016 (#122)

Gaeta asks the associate division counsel and counterintelligence supervisor at the New York field office to tell him who should receive the Steele reports at @FBI HQ.
Sept. 4, 2016 (#123)

Strzok is promoted to deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division's Operations Branch.
Sept. 5, 2016 (#124)

@HillaryClinton accuses #Russia of interfering with the US election.
Sept. 12, 2016 (#125)

Bruce Ohr and Gaeta exchange emails regarding Steele. Gaeta tells Ohr that an @FBI team was "looking into Steele's information." Ohr asks Gaeta to let him know whom to contact with additional information. Gaeta would later say he didn't respond.
Sept. 14, 2016 (#126)

Steele writes 3 memos in advance of his meeting with @FBI in Rome in early Oct. 2016. According to the #IGReport, Steele doesn't provide the FBI with reports 112 and 113. It is not entirely clear when report 111 was provided to FBI.
Sept. 15, 2016 (#127)

@GeorgePapa19 meets with Stefan Halper in London and denies that the Trump campaign colluded with #Russia or @Wikileaks in the release of the emails. The @FBI would omit Papadopoulos' denials from the @CarterWPage #FISA applications.
Mid-September, 2016 (#128)

#McCabe tells Pientka not to have any further contact with an unknown former CHS who reached out to @FBI in late July 2016. McCabe would later tell @JusticeOIG that he doesn't recall giving these instructions.
Mid- or Late-September, 2016 (#129)

@JohnBrennan, @Comey, and @ODNIgov Director Clapper begin working on 3 reports on alleged Russian interference.
Sept. 19, 2016 (#130)

Gaeta emails 6 Steele reports to Pientka at @FBI headquarters. The memo containing the Alfa Bank allegations is not among these.
Sept. 19, 2016 (#131)

The #CrossfireHurricane team obtains 6 of Steele's reports. According to the Inspector General, the "receipt of Steele's election reporting on September 19, 2016 played a role in the FBI's and Department's decision to seek the FISA order."
Sept. 19, 2016 (#132)

Pientka emails Somma asking for a "source characterization statement," among other information on Steele.
Sept. 19, 2016 (#133)

The #CrossfireHurricane team contacts the @FBI's Office of General Counsel about obtaining a #FISA warrant to spy on @CarterWPage.
Sept. 19, 2016 (#134)

Baker meets with @PerkinsCoieLLP attorney Michael Sussmann, who provides Baker with documents alleging communication between the Trump Organization and the Russian Alfa Bank server. PerkinsCoie represents the @DNC.
Sept. 20, 2016 (#135)

The #CrossfireHurricane team drafts an intelligence memorandum summarizing key points from 6 Steele reports that they had received the day before.
Sept. 21, 2016 (#136)

The @FBI's Office of General Counsel advises the #DOJ's Office of Intelligence that the FBI is ready to submit a #FISA request on @CarterWPage.
Sept. 21, 2016 (#137)

OGC unit chief Sally Moyer and OGC attorney request and obtain a same-day meeting with the OI unit chief to discuss potential #FISA on @CarterWPage. The Steele reports push the FISA request over the approval line.
Sept. 22, 2016 (#138)

The OGC submits a #FISA request form to the Office of Intelligence after the OI unit chief assigns a line attorney to work on the @CarterWPage FISA. The FISA warrant was "not robust" and "drew almost entirely on Steele's reporting."
Sept. 22, 2016 (#139)

The @FBI's OGC unit chief told Somma that we "need a little bit more on the source [Steele]" as the @CarterWPage #FISA was "essentially a single source FISA."
Sept. 22, 2016 (#140)

Steele meets with @PerkinsCoieLLP attorney Mark Elias. The House Intelligence Committee's March 2018 "Report on Russia Active Measures" would note that Perkins Coie was aware of Steele's contacts with the media.
Sept. 23, 2016 (#141)

Gaeta provides Somma with a statement on Steele. Notably, this statement differs from the one used in the @CarterWPage #FISA application, and the final language used wouldn't be approved by Gaeta as required.
Sept. 23, 2016 (#142)

#DOJ Office of Intelligence attorney begins work on preparing the @CarterWPage #FISA application and sends the first set of questions back to the OGC. Early drafts would be shared with the OI and National Security Division management on Oct. 5 and 6, 2016.
Sept. 23, 2016 (#143)

@YahooNews publishes an article by @Isikoff about @CarterWPage headlined "U.S. Intel Officials Probe Ties Between Trump Advisor and Kremlin." Steele is the source for Isikoff, although @FBI would state the opposite in its #FISA application.
Sept. 23, 2016 (#144)

@Politico publishes "Who Is Carter Page? The Mystery of Trump's Man in Moscow" by @JuliaIoffe. The article appears to highlight efforts by #FusionGPS to influence media reporting. The article also mentions Alfa Bank.
Sept. 23, 2016 (#145)

Bruce Ohr again meets with Steele, who provides Ohr with additional info on Manafort, Russian oligarch Deripaska, and Alfa Bank. Steele would later tell the IG he expressed concerns that if Trump won the election, his "source network may be in jeopardy."
On or about Sept. 23, 2016 (#146)

Steele briefs reporters from @NYTimes, @WashingtonPost, @YahooNews, @NewYorker, and @CNN at #FusionGPS's instruction while in #NewYork.
On or about Sept. 23, 2016 (#147)

Steele meets with @StateDept's Jonathan Winer, with whom he shares his reporting. Like Simpson, Winer would decline to be interviewed by the @JusticeOIG.
Sept. 24, 2016 (#148)

#NellieOhr leaves #FusionGPS after conducting research on Trump and his family.
End of Sept., 2016 (#149)

Nellie Ohr provides her husband Bruce Ohr with her #FusionGPS research, who in turn provides it to the @FBI.
Sept. 25, 2016 (#150)

@CarterWPage sends a letter to @FBI Director @Comey and denies the allegations contained in the @YahooNews article. He also volunteers to discuss any questions the FBI might have.
Sept. 26, 2016 (#151)

@CarterWPage leaves the Trump campaign.
Sept. 26, 2016 (#152)

@CarterWPage gives a media interview and again denies the allegations in the @YahooNews article.
Sept. 26, 2016 (#153)

NSD head John Carlin files the gov's proposed 2016 Section 702 certifications, which are submitted to the #FISA court.

Carlin fails to disclose a critical report by @NSAgov's IG and Roger's ongoing 702-compliance review.
Sept. 27, 2016 (#154)

Carlin announces his resignation as head of NSD. His resignation will become effective on Oct. 15, 2016.
Sept. 27, 2016 (#155)

Pientka requests that Gaeta participate in a video conference call with the #CrossfireHurricane team to set up a meeting with Steele.
Sept. 28, 2016 (#156)

@Comey refuses to answer whether the @FBI is investigating possible connections between members of the Trump campaign and #Russia, during an oversight hearing of the FBI's operations.
Sept. 28, 2016 (#157)

The Office of Intelligence attorney emails Somma asking about @CarterWPage's claim that he had provided information to the @CIA. Somma tells OI that it was "years ago" and "outside scope." Based largely on this, the info wouldn't be included in the #FISA.
Sept. 30, 2016 (#158)

OI attorney asks Somma why Steele's info was reliable if it relied on 2nd- and 3rd-hand sources. The OI attorney would be briefed by the #CrossfireHurricane team on the sub-sources.

But in 2017, the primary sub-source would dispute some of Steele's claims.
Sept. 30, 2016 (#159)

Pientka's notes from a meeting on this date indicate the @FBI was aware of Steele's contact with reporters.

The same day, Pientka is forwarded an email indicating senior @StateDept staff are aware the FBI will have a meeting with Steele in Rome in Oct.
Sept. 30, 2016 (#160)

The @FBI submits an expedited FISA application on @CarterWPage that "seeks to have the FISC waive the requirement…that the government submit a proposed application no later than 7 days before it seeks to have the matter considered by FISC."
Early Fall, 2016 (#161)

Steele and Christopher Burrows, a partner at Steele's firm, meet with former MI6 Director Sir Richard Dearlove, where he advises Steele and Burrows to "work discretely with a top British government official to pass along information to the FBI."
Early October, 2016 (#162)

3 days prior to the meeting with members of the #CrossfireHurricane team, Steele tells Gaeta that Jonathan Winer at the @StateDept is aware of the meeting.
Early October, 2016 (#163)

Members of the #CrossfireHurricane team meet with Steele and Gaeta in Rome. Steele informs the @FBI that he has also provided info to the @StateDept. The FBI offers to pay Steele $15,000 for the trip, but would later decline to pay him.
Early October, 2016 (#164)

A footnote, unredacted on April 15, 2020, notes that a document detailing the early Oct. meeting with Steele noted "Person 1 had historical contact with persons…suspected of being linked to [Russian intelligence services"
October, 2016 (#165)

Steele has a 2nd meeting with @PerkinsCoieLLP attorney Marc Elias. This would be at least the 3rd time Steele met with a senior Perkins Coie attorney.
October, 2016 (#166)

Steele's primary sub-source is informed that a secret meeting between @CarterWPage and Rosneft chief Sechin had actually taken place.
Oct. 4, 2016 (#167)

A follow-up #FISA hearing on the 2016 Section 702 Certification is held. Carlin fails again to disclose to the FISC a critical report by @NSAGov's IG and Rogers' ongoing compliance review. This would later be noted by the FISA court.
Oct. 5, 2016 (#168)

The first draft of the @CarterWPage #FISA application is shared with the Office of Intelligence.
Oct. 6, 2016 (#169)

The first draft of the @CarterWPage #FISA application is shared with Evans of the NSD and Baker and Anderson of the @FBI for review. According to the #IGReport, Anderson received the draft at this time but may not have read it until 2 weeks later.
Oct. 7, 2016 (#170)

@DHSgov and the @ODNIgov officially accuse the Russian government of hacking the @DNC "to interfere with the US election process."
Oct. 11, 2016 (#171)

Steele meets with @StateDept employees Winer and Kathleen Kavalec. Kavalec's boss, Nuland, is aware of the meeting but ultimately does not attend. Steele would tell the IG that he was delayed at the airport and that Nuland left before he arrived.
On or about Oct. 11, 2016 (#172)

Winer provides Steele with a separate dossier that he had received from longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal. This "2nd dossier" had been compiled by another longtime Clinton operative and echoed claims in the #SteeleDossier.
Oct. 11, 2016 (#173)

After several previous requests for information, Evans is informed for the first time that Steele had been "paid to develop political opposition research."
Oct. 11, 2016 (#174)

An initial draft of the @CarterWPage #FISA is created that indicates Steele had leaked info to @YahooNews, stating that the @FBI "believes that the 'well-placed Western intelligence source' is Steele." This language would be abruptly changed 3 days later.
On or about Oct. 12, 2016 (#175)

The OI attorney received a summary from the supervisory intel analyst of @FBI's early Oct. meeting with Steel "that attributed the information in Report 95 to Person 1 and stated that Steele had described Person 1 as a boaster and embellisher."
Oct. 12, 2016 (#176)

#McCabe and @Comey are briefed regarding Evans' concerns about Steele. Both are supportive of moving forward despite Evans' concerns.
Oct. 12 to 14, 2016 (#177)

During a 3 day period, @FBI team advises Evans further on Steele, telling him "that Steele was hired by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, they did not know Simpson's motivations, and they did not know the name of the law firm that retained Fusion GPS…"
Mid-October, 2016 (#178)

Steele meets again with the media, providing info to @NYTimes, @WashingtonPost, and @YahooNews.

@ODNIgov Director Clapper submits a recommendation to the @WhiteHouse that Rogers be removed from @NSAgov. The request is denied.
Oct. 13, 2016 (#179)

Kavalec emails an @FBI Counterintelligence Division section chief a document she received from Winer concerning allegations about a linkage between Alfa Bank and the Trump campaign. The section chief forwards the document to Pientka the same day.
Oct. 14, 2016 (#180)

The Office of the Deputy Attorney General received the @FBI's initial #FISA application on @CarterWPage.
Oct. 14, 2016 (#181)

Case Agent 2 sends an email stating Gaeta believed Steele didn't know the identity of #FusionGPS's client (Perkins Coie), but this appears outdated. Steele had met with a @PerkinsCoieLLP attorney, which had retained Fusion GPS—which in turn hired Steele.
Oct. 14, 2016 (#182)

The NSD's principal deputy AAG Mary McCord receives the @CarterWPage #FISA for review. McCord would tell the IG that "filing the application was a legitimate investigative step even though it may later be criticized unfairly."
Oct. 14, 2016 (#183)

Language in the Oct. 11 draft of the @CarterWPage #FISA, which indicates that Steele had leaked to @YahooNews, is suddenly changed.

According to the #IGReport, nobody would later recall why this change occurred.
Oct. 14, 2016 (#184)

Carlin leaves the NSD, 6 days before the @CarterWPage FISA is filed with the #FISA Court.
Oct. 17, 2016 (#185)

@CarterWPage has a meeting with @FBI CHS 2 (Stefan Halper). Page tells the source that he never met with any sanctioned Russian officials and that he knew nothing of the @Wikileaks @DNC email leaks. This info would be excluded from the #FISA application.
Oct. 17, 2016 (#186)

Mary McCord replaces Carlin as acting AAG of the NSD.
Oct. 17, 2016 (#187)

Instant messages show that Pientka is now aware of @CarterWPage's denials regarding Steele's claims that Page met with Sechin and Diveykin and that Page denied knowing Diveykin. This info would be excluded from the Page #FISA application.
Oct. 18, 2016 (#188)

Bruce Ohr again meets with Steele, to discuss Deripaska. After the call, Ohr meets with #McCabe to share the info. Lisa Page is also present.
Oct. 19, 2016 (#189)

The OI finalizes the @CarterWPage #FISA application and sends it to the @FBI for review. Strzok tells Evans that the FBI is comfortable with its accuracy. The OI would file the application with the FISA Court the following day.
Oct. 19, 2016 (#190)

Steele gives Gaeta the report written by Cody Shearer, which Winer had given to him. Winer had obtained the report from longtime Clinton confidant Blumenthal.
Oct. 20, 2016 (#191)

A Steele memo erroneously states that Michael Cohen met with Kremlin officials in the EU in August 2016. (A later memo by Steele would claim the meeting occurred in Prague.)
Oct. 20, 2016 (#192)

The OI submits the "read copy" of the @CarterWPage FISA application to the #FISA Court and receives feedback from the FISC legal advisor, who has 4 relatively minor questions. According to the #IGReport, "the FISC legal advisor raised no other issues…"
Oct. 20, 2016 (#193)

Somma and Pientka perform a "factual accuracy review" of the #WoodsFile, a series of docs meant to contain underlying facts supporting a #FISA application.

The #IGReport notes a number of claims in the FISA didn't have supporting docs in the Woods file.
Oct. 20, 2016 (#194)

The #FISA application is passed to the headquarters program manager, and then to OGC attorney and Anderson, who review on behalf of the @FBI's OGC.

@Comey approves and signs the FISA package the same day.
Oct. 20, 2016 (#195)

@NSAGov head Rogers is briefed of findings from the 702-compliance audit. The audit uncovered a large number of issues, including numerous "about query" violations.
Oct. 21, 2016 (#196)

DAG Yates signs the #FISA application package. Yates would tell
that she didn't recall the discussion that took place during the oral briefing on the FISA.
Oct. 21, 2016 (#197)

The NSD submits the finalized Page #FISA application, asserting that there was probable cause to believe that
was an agent of the Russian gov't.

The order is signed by then-chief judge Rosemary Collyer.
On or about Oct. 21, 2016 (#198)

Director Rogers shuts down all "about query" activity, reports this activity to the #DOJ, and prepares to go before the #FISA court.
Oct. 24, 2016 (#199)

Director Rogers verbally informs the #FISA court of Section 702 violations.
Oct. 26, 2016 (#200)

Rogers formally informs the #FISA court of Section 702 violations in writing.
Oct. 26, 2016 (#201)

The #FISA court refuses to formalize the 2016 Section 702 certifications. A complete overhaul of Section 702 processes ensues.
Nov. 1, 2016 (#202)

Steele admits to Gaeta that he spoke with Corn, who used the info in his Oct. 31, 2016 article. Gaeta advises Steele that his relationship with @FBI would likely be terminated. The FBI, however, appears to have been aware on Sep. 30 that Steele was a source…
…for @Isikoff's @YahooNews article. Following Steele's November termination, the @FBI would continue to use Ohr's meetings with Steele, which continues into Nov. 2017, to obtain info.

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