State Department - FBI Knew Steel Dossier Was a Sham Before FISA Filing

May 13, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – A just released U.S. State Department document absolutely proves that the FBI was warned at least 10 days in advance of its FISA Court filing to surveil Carter Page that the basis for wiretap request was fraudulent.

The bombshell revelation was made by investigative reporter John Solomon, in an article in The Hill:

“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.” [source, John Solomon, Steele’s Stunning Pre FISA Confession: Informant Needed to Air Anti-Trump Dirt Before Election ]

The document supporting the finding was hidden by the State Department for 2 ½ years despite having been the subject of a Congressional subpoena made by Devin Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee. GOP Senators are demanding that State provide more information about the meeting with Steele that occurred on October 11, 2016.

The controversy goes to the heart of the so-called Russia probe since is shows that the Obama Administration knew that the dossier’s author, Christopher Steele, knew the information was concocted his Russian assets but pursued the matter regardless because of his political bias against then candidate, Donald Trump.

Kavalec’s contemporaneous notes, which are heavily redacted, only became available due to a FOIA lawsuit by David Bossie’s organization, Citizens United.

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