Here's a tiny snippet of one of the most complete overviews of the entire, still unfolding, episode known as Russiagate (and apparently Spygate):
By this time, the counterintelligence investigation was in the process of being established, and we know now that it was formalized with no official intelligence. The FBI needed some sort of legal cover. They needed a retroactive warrant. And they got one on Oct. 21, 2016. The Page FISA warrant would be renewed three times and remain in force until September 2017.
Spygate [Russiagate] represents the biggest political scandal in our nation’s history. A sitting administration actively colluded with a political campaign to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election. Government agencies were weaponized and a complicit media spread intelligence community leaks as facts.
But a larger question remains: How long has the United States been subject to interference from the intelligence community and our political agencies? Was the 2016 presidential election a one-time aberration, or is this episode symptomatic of a larger pattern extending back decades?
There is so much to it, it's very difficult to keep all the names straight. Plus, there are other aspects that it didn't go into probably because of the sheer volume of information.
An area that is every bit as important as the Steele Dossier and the deliberately fraudulently obtained FISA warrant is what went into the Russian-hacking narrative. The NSA's Mike Rogers didn't go along with John Brennan and James Clapper because Rogers knew more about how hacking can easily have been made to look like it was Russia.
The two pillars, the Dossier and hacking, upon which the whole narrative is built aren't even piles of sand in a strong wind. They don't even amount to two puffs of smoke. They have no substance whatsoever.
Russiagate was a coup attempt. It amounts to the high crime of illegally overthrowing the Constitution of the United States. In a nation where the highest secular law were to mean anything, those behind and knowingly involved in that coup attempt would all go to prison.
I believe in mercy, but first let's have the real and whole truth formally established for all to know.