At this point, when it comes to spygate, the infamous pee pee dossier and all the Democrat shenanigans that went on prior to the 2016 presidential election, we the people need a board like police detective units do for all the players and their parts.
Thanks to the amazingly reliable John Solomon at The Hill, a new name has surfaced, as well as a confession that the FBI had the dossier created.
If ever there were an admission that taints the FBI’s secret warrant to surveil Donald Trump’s campaign, it sat buried for more than 2 1/2 years in the files of a high-ranking State Department official.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec’s written account of her Oct. 11, 2016, meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing an Election Day deadline.
And that confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used Steele’s now-discredited dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and the campaign’s ties to Russia.
Steele’s client “is keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8,” the date of the 2016 election, Kavalec wrote in a typed summary of her meeting with Steele and Tatyana Duran, a colleague from Steele’s Orbis Security firm. The memos were unearthed a few days ago through open-records litigation by the conservative group Citizens United.
Why these records were sought honestly does not matter in the case of the dossier, but the proof that they contain – that inside the government there was an effort to surveil, in layman’s terms, spy on the Trump campaign – cannot be downplayed.
It looks like a whole lot of people knew it was going on, but no one bothered to tell a Republican led Congress.
Kavalec’s notes do not appear to have been provided to the House Intelligence Committee during its Russia probe, according to former Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). “They tried to hide a lot of documents from us during our investigation, and it usually turns out there’s a reason for it,” Nunes told me. Senate and House Judiciary investigators told me they did not know about them, even though they investigated Steele’s behavior in 2017-18.
And in this case, the FBI has classified the private notes.
One has to wonder what else they are hiding.
Read John Solomon’s full story here.