REVEALED: Dossier Author Christopher Steele Visited State Department Shortly Before 2016 Election to Brief Officials
Former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October of 2016 and briefed officials about his findings on his Russia dossier, Senator Burr revealed Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee led by Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) held a hearing to review the US government’s findings and response to so-called Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Chairman Burr revealed dossier author visited the State Department in October of 2016 to brief officials.
Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller reported:
Former British spy Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October 2016 and briefed officials there about his work on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, it was revealed on Wednesday.
“Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016,” Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said during a hearing held to review the U.S. government’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Steele’s visit to Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C., prior to the election has not been previously reported.
Burr revealed Steele’s visit during an exchange with Victoria Nuland, who served as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs in former President Barack Obama’s administration.
Nuland was the State Department official who in late-June 2016 signed off on a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland was familiar with Steele’s previous work on Russia- and Ukraine-related issues.
Chairman of the House Intel Committee, Devin Nunes (R-CA) is investigating the State Department’s involvement in promoting Hillary’s phony Russia dossier.
Chairman Nunes revealed in February that John Kerry had been briefed on a ‘second dossier,’ a separate memo penned by Steele on then-candidate Donald Trump, based on information given to him by a Hillary Clinton.
” There were comments over the weekend from people from within the State Department that said John Kerry had been briefed on the dossier–the new dossier whatever this new dossier is and that they also provided it to the FBI,” Nunes said.
Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova previously said to Laura Ingraham that Obama State Department officials helped feed the FBI false information through dossier author Christopher Steele. Such information was then used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign.
The 35-page dossier was published in full by Buzzfeed News on January 11th, 2017 shortly before Trump was sworn into office. To this day, the claims in Hillary’s phony dossier have not been proven to be true, yet it was used to obtain a FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals on Trump advisor, Carter Page.