Solomon/Meadows – FBI Was Notified of Sketchy Steele Dossier Info in Advance of FISA Application…

House Judiciary member Mark Meadows has provided John Solomon with notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016, during her meeting with Dossier author Christopher Steele (full pdf below). Solomon Article HERE.

Within the notes Kavalec outlines: ¹the motives of Steele; ²innacuracies in his claims; and ³his media distribution network used to push the sketchy information.  From the notes Kavalec wrote an email (currently classified by FBI/DOJ) informing the FBI of her review, two weeks ahead of the FBI application to the FISA court, which should have led investigators to withdraw Steele’s dossier from the application:

The notes from the conversation were used by Ms. Kavalec in notifying the FBI of the issues within the claims by Mr. Steele.

[Solomon] […] Kavalec, two days later and well before the FISA warrant was issued, forwarded her typed summary to other government officials. The State Department has redacted the names and agencies of everyone she alerted. It is unlikely that her concerns failed to reach the FBI.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and ranking member of its Subcommittee on Government Operations, told me late Thursday he had confirmed with U.S. officials that Kavalec’s memo was forwarded to the FBI in the Oct. 13, 2016, email.

If you read the Weissmann/Mueller report carefully one aspect stands out strongly; the Mueller investigation was fully committed to The Steele Dossier.  An inordinate amount of the report is focused on justifying their investigative purpose in looking at the claims within the Steele Dossier.

Repeatedly, the investigative unit references their mandate based around the Steele Dossier, and the mid-summer 2016 origin of the FBI counterintelligence operation.

Why?  Why was/is Crossfire Hurricane (July ’16) and the Steele Dossier (Oct. ’16) so important to the principle intelligence apparatus, and the Mueller team (’17, ’18, ’19)?

The Russian election interference narrative; the use of Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, the London and Australian embassy personnel; Erika Thompson, Alexander Downer, U.S. DIA officials; everything around Crossfire Hurricane; and everything after to include the construct of the Steele Dossier; all of it was needed for the creation of an ‘after-the-fact‘  plausible justification to cover-up what Mike Rogers discovered in early 2016, AND the downstream unmasked records that existed in the Obama White House SCIF.

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump.  The intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. They already knew everything about the Trump campaign.

The Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a justification for pre-existing surveillance operations.  Fusion fulfilled that objective by contracting for the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the FBI, and later the Mueller team, were/are so strongly committed to, and defending, the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content.  Once they had the dossier in hand the FBI proceeded forward for an ex post facto FISA warrant.

The goal was retroactive surveillance authority. The FBI used the Carter Page FISA application. The FBI already knew Carter Page; essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the dossier in the system, and the FISA authority as justification.

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433 Responses to Solomon/Meadows – FBI Was Notified of Sketchy Steele Dossier Info in Advance of FISA Application…

  1. Chuck Arnold says:

    Game, set, and match. Goodbye traitors. finally, the smoking gun.

    Liked by 1 person

    • JiminCO says:

      Only if the ball is teed up and hit with the driver. Cmon, Bill Barr, have the courage to expose an operation that makes Watergate look like a pinch on the playground.

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  2. HickTick says:

    So now it looks like the insurance policy was the Dossier and all the spooks sent to entrap .
    I want to see justice like We better have , but I am still shocked at how incompetent and pitiful this whole Coup was . Its no wonder any more how these idiots botch every thing they attempt .

    They are truly The Apple Dumpling Gang

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    • Adam says:

      This intelligence gathering had been going on since, when, 2012? Did they spy on Romney campaign? If so, did they influence the outcome of the 2012 election in some way?

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    • strateshooter says:

      they were rushed.
      they were arrogant ( they were all powerful , been doing this stuff for years probably).
      they truly believed they knew best and the system had to be preserved
      arrogance always breeds stupidity and laziness
      they never thought she would lose

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    • Peppurr says:

      Agree HickTick. All because they were 100% sure Hillary would win the election.

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  3. A Belle says:

    So one can release the notes, but one can not release the recipients of the the email describing the encounter (effectively the notes). So what national security is being protected by not releasing the email recipients?

    .

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  4. Trump Train says:

    Still no arrest, still no executions, still no trials.

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  5. mtk says:

    Lots of questions, can’t really put together – because they are notes not structured thoughts.

    Big question what is up with page 6.
    Everything is on spiral notebook except this page.
    My thoughts it is a post-it note, and it is not Kavalec handwriting. Look at the Capital D in DNC, then compare to capital D’s on spiral notebook.
    Not the same, not even close.

    Next question, how did “Oil for Food” get interjected in conversation. It not like that is Trump’land material.
    And, if it is to establish a history, that historical goes way back to the Clinton Adminstration, and if so, of all things to meantion in establishing relationship, The UN Food for Oil Program … Not exactly a Beacon of Light.

    Finally, returning to page Six…
    What is, if any, “The relationship to guy in China on page 4, and noted question, “Is alive?” As if asking is alive or dead.
    It is the only name Kavalec double underlined in notes.
    What is Amcit and the word before it?

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  6. mtk says:

    Lots of questions, can’t really put together – because they are notes not structured thoughts.

    Big question what is up with page 6.
    Everything is on spiral notebook except this page.
    My thoughts it is a post-it note, and it is not Kavalec handwriting. Look at the Capital D in DNC, then compare to capital D’s on spiral notebook.
    Not the same, not even close.

    Next question, how did “Oil for Food” get interjected in conversation. It not like that is Trump’land material.
    And, if it is to establish a history, that historical goes way back to the Clinton Adminstration, and if so, of all things to meantion in establishing relationship, The UN Food for Oil Program … Not exactly a Beacon of Light.

    Finally, returning to page Six…
    What is, if any, “The relationship to guy in China on page 4, and noted question, “Is alive?” As if asking is alive or dead.
    It is the only name Kavalec double underlined in notes.
    What is Amcit and the word before it?

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  7. Pew-Anon says:

    So much evidence…so little prosecution…

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  8. phattcat says:

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  9. RobInPA says:

    DIRTY Cops!

    Dirty FBI, CIA, DOJ, and VERY Dirty Obama, Comey, Brennan, Clapper and ALL of the criminal ILK!! Some of our so-called international allies are also VERY Dirty!

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    • Sue Fowler says:

      Agreed. When have you seen a dem besides Jackson duo in dayglo orange jumpsuits? This is distraction from OPEN BORDER.

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  10. Pokey says:

    Eleven of many culprits in the collage photo. Not a single one has even been indicted for a crime. This is not going well, even while we have pretty much figured out exactly what happened from 2009-2017. Democrats never pay a price, political or legal, for their actions. I say they never will pay a price because the Communists are firmly in control now.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Can’t hear you over the thistle chomping.

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    • Sue Fowler says:

      You are correct. This goes back to Woodrow Wilson, exacerbated by FDR and finished by barry. America is had. Deep state OWNS DOJ. This is a lawless nation at every govt level. Barry accomplished Alinsky Step 1. America is NOW a socialist police state.

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  11. Johnny Dollar says:

    Do these Kavalec notes, alone, provide evidence that the FBI should not have gone through with their FISA request ?

    I’m not so sure.

    IMO, it’s going to depend on who in the FBI got the notes. If it was high up in the FBI chain, then maybe there is something to the notes. If, on the other hand, it landed on the desk of an FBI person equivalent to, shall we say, the janitor, then it’s probably not going to amount to much.

    To me, the questions are: (1) why was this State Department person, Kavalec, involved with Steele at all? And (2) who in the Trump administration nominated her to be the Ambassador to Albania? With regard to the latter, yes, I’m aware her name was eventually yanked from that job opportunity; but, Ambassadorships are usually reserved for people friendly to the administration. I don’t see anything in her background to that effect. I mean, having been a Cal Berkeley grad should have disqualified her right off the bat.

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  12. Rick says:

    I think back near the end of 2015 the obama administration didn’t have a single thought about Hillary losing and consequently that their illegal surveillance activities would be exposed. I think they had a motive to take down Trump that went back years because of Trump’s many public statements revealing Obama’s stupidity and criminal cabal. We see from Nov 2015 a character from the DNC named Brent alluding to what must have been many discussions on how to smear Trump, or even take him down illegally through the legal system when he said “the best approach is to slaughter Trump with his bromance for Putin.” Later in December, it was revealed by Jennifer Palmiere that they had a ‘swift boat’ project for him that needed to be ready and funded for the moment he became the nominee. Note also the request by Peter Strzok for OCONUS Lures occurring nearly simultaneously.

    These bastards had not only been using the intelligence apparatus to spy on republicans, but they also used the legal system to frame and prosecute their political enemies.

    It seems to me their first thoughts about liability for their actions did not occur until March when Lisa Page had her ‘huge F–Up’ text to Strzok. Note on that same day Admiral Rogers became aware of improper access to FISA access. That was March 9, 2016.

    On another track, prior to Admiral Rogers discovery, through Obama’s spying on Israel and illegal unmasking of George Papadopoulos, we had the Western and US intelligence assets spying on George Papadopoulos for his legitimate connections to Israel. Their interest in GP was over his proposal for Israel’s Mediterranean gas discovery, and plans to route the gas to friendly non-muslim Countries. I believe Obama was very angry about the proposal and wanted to use our intelligence and legal apparatus to punish and muzzle GP, specifically because it was a bold move against muslim Turkey. After Admiral Rogers discovery of Contractor access to raw FISA data, the Dems sought to use the invented Russia ‘swift boat’ they’d planned for Trump to frame GP, in what would turn out to be a failed attempt to take out two political enemies with one stone.

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  13. DesertRain says:

    Victoria Nuland was asked about the October 11, 2016, meeting between State Department and Steele. Senator Burr asks if she attended the meeting… queue up CSPAN video at 34:55
    https://t.co/vpTfIj4qOu?amp=1

    Via Senate Intelligence hearing, the Oct 11 meeting was obviously known to have occurred. I find it hard to believe that senate investigators did not discover Kathy Kavalec’s documentation of that meeting.

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  14. DesertRain says:

    More thoughts….
    – Who requested the Oct 11 meeting? Per Daily Caller article this morning, Kavalec sent a thank you email to Jonathan Winer.. said the meeting with Steele was “helpful”.
    Helpful for what purpose? https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/10/christopher-steele-congress-carter-page/

    – Ukraine has a consulate in Miami, FL
    – Wonder if there was a Ukrainian “asset” within the DNC.

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    • Rick says:

      “– Ukraine has a consulate in Miami, FL
      – Wonder if there was a Ukrainian “asset” within the DNC.”

      Call it projection failure. The dems are so busy projecting all their crimes on the opposition they made a freudian slip calling the Ukrainian Consulate the “Russian” Embassy in Florida.

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    • Lady Sid says:

      OH Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is from Toledo and has Polish/Ukrainian heritage. She is the longest-serving (D?) female in Congress. I have seen her in photos with tall blonde Ukrainian babe who also worked as a staffer for Nancy Pelosi. There was also a Ukrainian contact/female who Hillary Clinton joked knew everyone in Washington.

      I am of Russo/Ukrainian background myself, but remember learning the shared heritage enjoyed by the two places, sort of a friendly rivalry. My mother said that her father (a middle-aged research veterinarian studying things like anthrax/cattle plague) was from Kharkov, Ukraine. He called it “Small Russia,” which I believe was an affectionate term. He was arrested after the Revolution and put in a Bolshevik prison camp in Siberia where he died a few months later. My St. Petersburg-raised grandmother mourned him for 20 years and died relatively young living with our family in NY. Long story how my American father got her out of USSR and brought her to California. She became a naturalized citizen a few years later. She had a superlative education in Russia and spoke four languages. Taught me to read before I was five.

      Colluding with communism is the REAL enemy here. President Trump is right to try and get along with both countries. Remember, Russia didn’t invade Europe — it was the other way around: Napoleon in 1812; Polish meddling with Jesuits earlier led to Catherine the Great’s Partition of Poland; WW I Czar tried to flee with family to royal relatives in England — turned down; German bankers paid Lenin and Trotsky to travel safely to Russia and lay waste to humanity suffering horribly after WW I and Revolution. Murky Latvians and Lithuanians among the evil prison guards in Soviet prisons. Sadly, after German WWII defeat (V-E Day anniversary this week!) and Eisenhower prohibiting Patton from heading for Berlin and allowing the Red Army to have its way with Berlin and East Germany, the ensuing history changed for the worse, with Stalin’s Soviet boot across the neck of Eastern Europe for fifty years.

      I think there are some sick people out there who are trying to stir up trouble. That sounds so obvious, but the people I’m thinking of are American- and British-born, most of them. They really are playing with fire. I cannot understand why.

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  15. Johnny Dollar says:

    Enter another State Department connection to Steele/Kavalec – Victoria Nuland.

    Kavalec worked directly for Nuland.

    Nuland questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee knew Steele and what was in the Steele Dossier and knew Steele was going to meet at state; but, according to her testimony, did not attend the meeting. Later changing her testimony to say she only learned of the meeting after it had taken place. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/20/victoria-nuland-linked-anti-trump-dossier-says-whi/

    So, possibly, here’s how Kavalec got involved.

    – Nuland knows Steele dossier would advance Clinton Russia/Trump collusion narrative.
    – Nuland does not want her fingerprints on an advancing the, possibly bogus, dossier.
    – Nuland calls in her subordinate, Kavalec, and tells her to interview this guy Steele.
    – Nuland gives Kalavec the suggestion to “advance” the dossier to the FBI.

    Possible Nuland screwup – Kavalec is honest.

    So, Kavalec tells the FBI that Steele is a fraud and the dossier is probably junk.

    All IMO.

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  16. Sassy says:

    Can anyone explain what this phrase on page 9 means?

    “Set up espionage network in FL — to buy a lot of properties for POTUS businesses …”

    Assume this refers to Mikhail Kalugin. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-russia-dossier-claim-verified-christopher-steele-mikhail-kalugin-spy-embassy-agent-a7657286.html

    The meeting notes are from Oct. 2016. POTUS was Obama, correct? Did Obama have real estate business in FL, or is the date on this meeting incorrect, or were the notes written later, after Trump was inaugurated? If so, then when were the notes written?

    Am I misreading?

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