President Donald Trump ignited a firestorm late on Tuesday when he potentially revealed new information that, if true, would be a major development in the timeline of events regarding when the FBI's counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign began.
"Wow, Strzok-Page, the incompetent & corrupt FBI lovers, have texts referring to a counter-intelligence operation into the Trump Campaign dating way back to December, 2015," Trump tweeted. "SPYGATE is in full force! Is the Mainstream Media interested yet? Big stuff!"
Former FBI Director James Comey's former assistant at the FBI and current CNN analyst Josh Campbell reacted strongly to Trump's tweet, writing:
Trump appears to have gotten the information from Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell, who appeared on Fox News Business with host Lou Dobbs.
Dobbs tweeted a link that contained the messages that Farrell was referring to:
Campbell noted the specific message between anti-Trump agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that most likely led to the claim happened on December 28, 2015, when Strzok asked Page: "You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)"
OCONUS is an acronym for "Outside Continental United States," and "lures" would appear to mean bait or trap. The key question here is whether or not the agents were talking about the counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign which is thought to have launched in the summer of 2016.