The events that have transpired over the last year are not a series of coincidences. There is a plan behind all of it.
Robert Mueller is not searching for the truth. He assembled a team to bring down Trump. That much has become overwhelmingly clear. Mueller has put together a team of rabid Trump haters. Not a single one is a Republican donor and most are democrat donors. Mueller, who is close friends with Comey, is also seeking to avenge Comey.
Democrats knew what was going on the entire time.
Let’s look at what’s happened. (Thank you, Chuck Ross, for the timeline. I have added more substance to it)
March: Fusion GPS approached Perkins Coie, the law firm for the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. Perkins Coie general counsel revealed this week that Fusion offered to continue Trump opposition research it had started while working for a Republican candidate.
April: Perkins Coie, using money from the Clinton campaign and DNC, hires Fusion GPS. Marc Elias, a Perkins Coie partner and general counsel for both the campaign and DNC, would serve as the bagman.
That month, Federal Election Commission records show that the Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie a total of $150,000 for legal services. The DNC paid the firm around $107,000. It is unclear how much of that went to Fusion GPS. Both the campaign and DNC would pay Perkins Coie hundreds of thousands more dollars throughout the campaign.
May: Free Beacon ends its contract with Fusion.
June: Fusion GPS hires former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his London-based firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia. Steele discloses this in court filings earlier this year as part of a lawsuit he faces over the dossier. Steele said he worked for Fusion GPS from June through November.
June 20: Steele writes first memo of the dossier. It alleges that Trump used prostitutes during a visit to Moscow in 2013 and that the Kremlin was blackmailing him with the evidence. The memo also alleges that the Trump campaign was engaged in a well-orchestrated collusion campaign with Russian operatives.
July 5: Steele provides his research to an FBI contact, The New York Times has reported. The documents made their way to FBI counterintelligence chief Peter Strzock two weeks later.
July: Chatter began appearing on social media referring to damning information about Trump’s ties to Russia. Republican strategist Rick Wilson told The New York Times back in January, after the dossier was published, that he was first asked about the document by a reporter in July.
July 26: A Wall Street Journal reporter contacts Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser, about allegations made about him in the dossier. Page disclosed that detail last month in a lawsuit he filed against the parent company of Yahoo! News, which republished claims from the dossier last September.
Late July: The FBI opens a counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
(That would be the one signed by Peter Strzok)
Aug. 25: Then-CIA Director John Brennan briefs then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid about possible links between Trump associates and Russian operatives. According to The New York Times, officials in the meeting said that Brennan “indicated that unnamed advisers to Mr. Trump might be working with the Russians to interfere in the election.”
September: The FBI obtained a surveillance warrant from a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Carter Page. The application for the warrant reportedly cited the dossier as evidence.
(That would be the discredited dossier, paid for by Clinton campaign and the DNC, containing information from the Kremlin)
Late September: In court filings in London, where he is being sued, Steele says that he briefed reporters at several news outlets following instructions from Fusion GPS. Steele briefed The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The New Yorker and Yahoo! News.
Sept. 23: Yahoo News publishes an article that, it is now known, relied heavily on the dossier’s claims about Page. The article, from veteran journalist Michael Isikoff, contains allegations that Page met secretly with Russian government officials that July in Moscow. Page has denied the allegation and is suing Yahoo! over the article.
October: Steele met with FBI agents who offered to pay the former spy to continue his investigation of Trump.
Mid-October: Steele, again acting on directions from Fusion, met with reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Yahoo! News.
Somewhere in here associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr met with Christopher Steele.
Oct. 31: Earlier in October, Steele conducted an interview on Skype with Mother Jones reporter David Corn. Corn published a piece referring to Steele as a “Western intelligence official” who had compiled information on Trump’s ties to Russia.
November: The contract between the Democrats, Fusion and Steele ends along with the presidential campaign.
Sometime shortly after the election, Ohr meets with Glenn Simpson.
Nov. 18: Arizona Sen. John McCain and a former assistant, David Kramer, are told about the existence of the dossier by an associate of Steele’s, former British diplomat Sir Andrew Wood. Kramer travels to London later that month to meet with Steele and find out more about the dossier. Steele forwards a copy of the dossier to Fusion, Kramer and McCain.
Dec. 9: McCain provides a copy of the dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey during a meeting at the latter’s office.
Dec. 13: Steele writes the final memo of the dossier. It alleges that a Russian tech executive used his companies to hack into the DNC’s email systems. The executive, Aleksej Gubarev, denied the allegations after the dossier was published by BuzzFeed on Jan. 10, 2017. He is suing both BuzzFeed and Steele.
Jan. 6: Comey and other intelligence community officials brief then-President-elect Trump on some of the allegations made in the dossier.
Doubt builds about the dossier. Democrats need to block Trump from discovering the truth. They press Sessions to recuse, and he folds
March 3, 2017 Sessions recuses himself
This opens the door for Rosenstine to control the investigation as he sees fit.
March 15: Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrel, a supporter of Clinton’s, casts doubt on the dossier and Steele’s sourcing.
Morrel said that the revelation that Steele paid intermediaries to obtain information that wound up in the dossier “kind of worries me a little bit.”
“If you’re paying somebody, particularly former FSB officers, they are going to tell you truth and innuendo and rumor, and they’re going to call you up and say, ‘Hey, let’s have another meeting, I have more information for you,’ because they want to get paid some more,” said Morell.
Devin Nunes closes in on the scandal. democrats need to hamstring him and they file ethics complaint against Nunes.
April 6, 2017 Nunes steps aside from leading the House Intelligence Committee
May 9, 2017 Trump fires Comey
May 17, 2017 Rosenstine appoints Mueller as Special Prosecutor
July 13, 2017 Mueller brings on Strzok
Aug. 22: Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson meets with the Senate Judiciary Committee for 10 hours but refuses to disclose the identity of his clients.
August, 2017 Strzok removed from Mueller team, banished to HR. Mueller stonewalls Congress for months on the reason for dismissal. The reason turns out to be the text messages Strzok was sending to his mistress ridiculing Trump.
Sept. 18: Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he was unaware of who paid for the dossier. It would later be reported that Podesta was sitting next to the man who actually did pay for the document, his attorney, Marc Elias. Elias apparently did not speak up during the interview to take responsibility for the dossier.
***December 12, 2017 It is revealed that Bruce Ohr met with both Christopher Steele and Glenn Simpson.
You can easily see what has been going on. The Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for a garbage dossier they planned to use against Donald Trump. When they realize it is a total fabrication, the cover up begins. Systematic obstruction. Democrats knew all about this from day one. First they took out Sessions in order to allow the more compliant Rosenstine, who then would appoint a special prosecutor with an ax to grind against Trump. They take out Nunes, who was getting too close to the truth. Mueller then assembles a partisan hit team of democrat donors and Clinton supporters- with not a single GOP donor or someone favorable to Trump. Worst of all the DOJ is directly involved. How deep is now the only question. obama not only weaponized the IRS, he also weaponized the Department of Justice.
It’s all about taking down Trump. The collusion things falls apart, now it’s on to create a case for obstruction. Who knows what follows that.
However, once is it is firmly established that the FISA warrant to spy on the Trump team was secured using the phony dossier- and democrats knew all along- there is going to be hell to pay. It’s no wonder obama is out there likening Trump to Hitler.