Here is a timeline that shows the Peter Strzok texts -
which began long before the "a Storm is Coming"
July 10, 2015 — FBI opens the Clinton email investigation in response to a referral from the Intelligence Community Inspector General.
Feb. 27, 2016 — Strzok interviews Jake Sullivan, a former Clinton State Department aide and adviser to her campaign.
March 2 — Asked by Page who he planned to vote for, Strzok replied: “I suppose Hillary.”
March 4 — Strzok writes to Page of Trump: “Omg he’s an idiot.” He says that a Trump victory in the GOP primaries will be “good for
Hillary.” (RELATED: FBI Agent Praised Hillary While He Was Leading Investigation Into Her Emails)
“God Hillary should win. 100,000,000-0,” Strzok writes.
April — The law firm for the Clinton campaign and DNC hires opposition research firm Fusion GPS to investigate Trump. Fusion would go on to hire
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the infamous dossier.
April 5 — Strzok interviews Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
April 9 — Strzok interviews Clinton aide Cheryl Mills.
May 16 — A draft of a statement that then-FBI Director James Comey was preparing to release at the conclusion of the Clinton email probe was
circulated among top FBI officials, including Strzok. “Please send me any comments on this statement,” wrote FBI chief of staff James Rybicki.
Strzok has since been identified as the agent who suggested that Comey remove the legally-loaded term “grossly negligent” to describe Clinton’s
email use and replace it with the term “extremely careless.”
May 24 — Strzok interviews Clinton aide Heather Samuelson.
June 12 — Strzok writes: “They fully deserve to go, and demonstrate the absolute bigoted nonsense of Trump.”
June 17 — “Now we’re talking about Clinton, and how a lot of people are holding their breath, hoping,” he tells Page, appearing to reference a
meeting that is not described. (RELATED: Top Clinton Aides Went Unpunished For Making
Misleading Statements In FBI Interviews)
June 20 — Steele writes the first of 17 memos that make up the dossier. He alleges that the Kremlin has recruited Donald Trump as an asset and that
Russian operatives had been feeding the Trump campaign negative information about Clinton.
June 27 — Then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets in secret with former President Bill Clinton. The meeting forces Lynch to step away from the
July 2 — Strzok and Justice Department lawyer David Laufman interview Hillary Clinton.
July 5 — Comey announces that he would not refer charges against Clinton to federal prosecutors.
July 5 — Steele meets with an FBI contact to provide a briefing of the unverified rumors he had picked up from Russian sources.
July 19 — Steele writes the second memo of the dossier. It alleges that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and campaign chairman Paul Manafort were
handling the collusion effort with the Kremlin. Both have since vehemently denied the allegation.
Former British spy Christopher Steele. (Youtube screen grab)
Late July — Strzok is handpicked to supervise a newly-opened FBI counterintelligence probe into Russian interference, including Trump campaign
collusion. It remains unclear what sparked the investigation, though Republican lawmakers increasingly suspect that the Clinton-funded dossier was the
July 26 — Strzok congratulates Page on Clinton’s official presidential nomination.
“Congrats on a woman nominated for President in a major party! About damn time! Many many more returns of the day!!” he writes.
July 26 — A Wall Street Journal reporter contacts Carter Page to ask him about allegations that match what Steele wrote about him in the dossier.
Steele alleged that Page met in Moscow earlier that month with two Kremlin-connected officials. Page has repeatedly denied having the meetings.
July 28 — In a cryptic text, Strzok appears to refer to some sort of investigation.
“Opened on Trump? If Hillary did, you know five field offices would…,” he writes.
Aug. 6 — In another cryptic exchange, Strzok and Page discuss an unnamed “menace.”
“Maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace,” Page writes.
“I can protect our country at many levels, not sure if that helps,” Strzok replies.
Aug. 15 — In one eye-catching exchange, Strzok and Page appear to discuss a conversation that took place in the office of Deputy FBI Director Andrew
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid
we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote to Page.
“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.” (RELATED: FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’
Against Trump Win)
Aug. 25 — CIA Director John Brennan provides what has been described as a “special” briefing to then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
Aug. 26 — Strzok writes to Page: “Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support…”
Aug. 27 — Reid sends a letter to Comey referencing allegations made about Carter Page in the dossier.
September — Steele, acting on the direction of Fusion GPS, meets with reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The New Yorker and
Yahoo! News to provide briefings about the dossier.
Sept. 23 — Yahoo! News reporter Michael Isikoff publishes the first news article about the allegations against Page. The report is based on
Steele’s allegations, though Isikoff did not disclose Steele’s involvement or the dossier’s existence.
Oct. 20 — During a presidential debate, Strzok writes: “I am riled up. Trump is a f*cking idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer.”
Oct. 31 — David Corn at Mother Jones publishes the first article quoting Steele, though not by name. Corn refers to Steele as a “Western
intelligence source” and lays out the allegations about the Kremlin having compromising information about Trump.
Late Nov. — Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson meets with Justice Department assistant deputy attorney general Bruce G. Ohr. Simpson disclosed this
month that Ohr requested the meeting. Ohr had met prior to the election with Steele. Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked as a researcher for Fusion GPS on
its Trump project.
Nov. 18 — A Steele associate named Andrew Wood informed Arizona Sen. John McCain about the allegations made in the dossier.
Nov. 28 — David Kramer, a McCain associate, flies to London to meet with Steele. They arrange for McCain to be provided copies of the dossier.
Dec. 5 — Strzok reportedly briefs the House Intelligence Committee on the Russia investigation.
Dec. 9 — McCain meets with Comey to discuss the dossier.
Dec. 13 — Steele writes his final memo for the dossier.
Jan. 6, 2017 — Comey briefs Trump on the allegations in the dossier
Jan. 10 — CNN reports that the briefing took place. BuzzFeed News follows up by publishing the dossier in full.
Jan. 13 — At the urging of Democrats, the Justice Department’s inspector general opens an investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton
email investigation. Clinton allies are upset at Comey’s handling of the probe.
Source: Daily Caller