Nunes Likely Sending ‘Obstruction’ Criminal Referral Over Steele Meeting with State Department Official Kathleen Kavalec (VIDEO)
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said on Sunday he will likely send an ‘obstruction’ criminal referral to the Justice Department over the meeting Christopher Steele had with a State Department official a week before the first FISA warrant was granted on Carter Page.
Nunes said during his appearance on Fox News that the notes and memos State Department Kathleen Kavalec took about her meeting with former British spy Christopher Steele just 11 days before the first FISA warrant were withheld from the House Intelligence Committee during its investigation that ended last year.
“It’s likely now, as we do our investigation as to why we didn’t get this information that we’ve just been discussing from the State Department two years ago when we should have received it, there could be another referral coming on obstructing a congressional investigation,” Nunes said.
Hillary Clinton and her campaign “plainly colluded” with the Russians to dig up dirt and spread false information about Trump, Nunes said.
A couple weeks ago award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon obtained memos from a high-ranking government official who met with former British spy Christopher Steele in October of 2016, who determined that Steele’s ‘dirt’ on Trump was inaccurate and likely leaked to the media.
Kavalec flagged this in memos and handwritten notes just 10 days before the first FISA warrant on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page was granted.
Multiple sources confirmed to John Solomon on Tuesday that Kavalec’s red flag on Steele was immediately sent to a senior FBI official.
The email from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec was sent to Special Agent Stephen Laycock, then the FBI’s section chief for Eurasian counterintelligence, 8 days before the first FISA warrant was granted on Carter Page.
These notes and memos were never given to the House Intelligence Committee during their Russia investigation.
Another mystery? Kathleen Kavalec had two exchanges with FBI officials about Christopher Steele about two weeks before her meeting with the former British spy but the names have been redacted.
The officials also declined to address another mystery that has caught congressional investigators’ attention: Kavalec had two exchanges with FBI officials about Steele approximately two weeks before her meeting. The email contacts on Sept. 29-30, 2016, have been redacted, except for a single phrase “Thank you Kathy.” Congressional investigators want to know if the earlier exchange resulted in Kavalec learning in advance of Steele’s work for the FBI, or was a further tipoff to the FBI of Steele’s intention to visit State, a department where he had offered pro bono information in the past.
The FBI knew the Steele dossier lacked any credibility yet they went ahead and used it to seek a FISA warrant anyway — and these documents showing the red flag on Steele were then hidden from Congressional investigators.
This is what real obstruction of justice looks like.