August - 2017
August 22, 2017 – Co-founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, testifies the dossier’s first “pre-election report” was useless and not believable
The first of Steele’s 16 “pre-election reports” is submitted to Fusion GPS on June 20, 2016, and alleges that Russia has been cultivating Trump for five years and has compromising material from the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow.
Even though a number of Americans still believe the “Golden Showers” video exists, in Glenn Simpson’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on August 22, 2017, he claims the report is useless and not believable. Yet it remains a part of the overall dossier. (Transcript of Glenn Simpson Testimony, 8/22/2017)
August, 2017 – Special counsel Robert Mueller removes Peter Strzok from his team of investigators
“It was revealed on Saturday that Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team in August after the Department of Justice’s inspector general discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page who also worked on the Mueller team.
Strzok was sent to the FBI’s human resources department. The circumstances of the demotion remained a mystery for several months, with Mueller’s office refusing to provide background information on the personnel move.
The revelation of Strzok’s biased texts is significant because of his central role in both the Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe. As the FBI’s No. 2 counter-terrorism official, Strzok helped start both of the investigations. He also conducted interviews with former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia investigation and with Clinton and several of her top aides in the email inquiry.” (Read more: The Daily Caller, 12/05/2017)