I like to write timelines because they provide historical context in our analysis and interpretation of events.

This is a timeline of the “Trump-Russia” fiasco and the parallel construction that ensued.

 

By: Lycaon @Cynacin

 

Each historical point will be denoted in the format “T/ Month, Day Year -“

T/ March 23, 2015 –

Hillary Clinton discusses the “Pied Piper Strategy” with her campaign staff and indicates their plans to elevate Donald Trump.

T/ July 26, 2015 –

Trump alleges during an interview on CNN that “What Hillary Clinton did was criminal” [referring to her email server] and that “Democrats are protecting her.”

T/ Dec 28, 2015 –

Strzok-Page text mentioning the approval of OCONUS (Outside Continental US) lures.

T/ Jan 3, 2016 –

Trump alleges during a campaign rally that the Obama White House has a bunch of “dishonest people” and that Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Barack Obama.

T/ Feb 4, 2016

Lisa Page is assigned as counsel to then Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

T/ Feb 12, 2016 –

Strzok and Page express hostility towards presidential candidate Donald Trump, “He simply cannot be president.”

T/ Feb 26, 2016 –

The media begins a smear campaign against General Flynn for wanting “closer ties” with Russia. A half-baked accusation as President Obama had tried to form closer ties with Russia his entire presidency.

Trump being advised by ex-U.S. Lieutenant General who favors closer… Donald Trump is receiving foreign policy advice from a former U.S. military intelligence chief who wants the United States to work more closely with Russia to resolve global security issues. [1]

T/ Mar 1, 2016 –

The first occurrence of the #TrumpRussia hash tag appears on Twitter.

twitter.com/search?f=tweet…

T/ Mar 3, 2016 –

Strzok and Page continue to express hostility towards candidate Trump:

“Omg [Trump’s] an idiot.”

“This man cannot be president.”

T/ April, 2016 –

Marc Elias, a partner in the law firm Perkins Coie and head of its Political Law practice, hired Fusion GPS to do opposition research on Trump. Elias was the attorney for the DNC and the Clinton presidential campaign.

washingtonpost.com/world/national…

T/ April 30, 2016 –

Strzok-Page texts:

“And now we’ve switched from the Patriot Act to a wire carrying current [redacted]”

T/ May 1, 2016 –

The Twitter handle TrumpRussia is created and the account begins tweeting allegations about collusion between Trump and Putin.

T/ May 4, 2016 –

Strzok-Page text:

“And holy shit, Cruz just dropped out of the race. It’s going to be a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable.”

T/ June ?, 2016 –

Former British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele was hired by the private firm Fusion GPS to gather information about “links between Russia and [then-presidential candidate] Donald Trump.”

Steele begins disseminating propaganda to the media.

T/ June 7, 2016 –

Strzok-Page text: “Meeting with Bill at 9 to talk 702”

702 is referring to a FISA warrant.

T/ June 8, 2016 –

Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson has dinner in New York with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya according to his Senate testimony.

T/ June 9, 2016 –

Peter Strzok makes a comment in a text message to Lisa Page about “Radio Silence at the DOJ.”

T/ June 9, 2016 –

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya visits Trump Tower and meets with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort – and at least five other people.

#OCONUSLures ???

T/ June 10, 2016 –

Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson has dinner in DC with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

T/ June 11, 2016 –

Strzok: “They fully deserve to go, and demonstrate the absolute bigoted nonsense of Trump.”

 

T/ June 27, 2016 –

Acting US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton had an unscheduled tarmac meeting at Phoneix’s Sky Harbor Airport.

 

T/ July 2, 2016 –

The FBI and prosecutors interview former SoS Hillary Clinton at FBI Headquarters. The case is quickly concluded and Comey gives a public statement on July 5th.

T/ July 11, 2016 –

Carter Page travels to Moscow, Russia. Information about that trip is later distributed to the media by Christopher Steele.

 

T/ July 23, 2016 –

The hashtags #TrumpRussia, #TrumpPutin, #PutinPuppet, etc. begin appearing prevalently on Twitter accompanied by an array of unfounded allegations.

 

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Part 2 – A Timeline of the “Trump-Russia” Fiasco Continued