The NYTimes goes into some detail about how the Trump investigation started just as the Clinton email investigation was put to bed.
They also neglect to quote any of the anti-Trump comments by Strzok and Page that eluded to gaining an “insurance policy” against a Trump win.
Given the way that Clinton’s crimes (and concealment of crimes) were forgiven and forgotten as quickly as possible,
and the way that they were obviously digging for anything they could get on Trump (and would stop at nothing to find something),
it’s a relief that they have establishment lapdog Marco Rubio to assure us that, from his insider perspective, everything was justified and there was no sign of a political motive.
Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation
WASHINGTON — Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark.
Their assignment, which has not been previously reported, was to meet the Australian ambassador, who had evidence that one of Donald J. Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Russian election meddling. After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I. interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.
The agents summarized their highly unusual interview and sent word to Washington on Aug. 2, 2016, two days after the investigation was opened. Their report helped provide the foundation for a case that, a year ago Thursday, became the special counsel investigation. But at the time, a small group of F.B.I. officials knew it by its code name: Crossfire Hurricane.