The exit door begins to close. According to the latest leak provided to John Solomon the State Department information -deconstructing Chris Steele- was presented to FBI Agent Peter Strzok a week before they used Steele’s sketchy dossier to prop up the FBI FISA application on Carter Page.
John Solomon – […] The officials declined to say what the FBI did with the information about Steele after the idea reached Strzok’s team, or what the email specifically revealed. A publicly disclosed type of the email has been heavily redacted inside name of national security.
While much remains to be answered, the email exchange means FBI supervisors knew Steele had contact with State along with also had reason to inquire what he was saying before they sought the warrant. If they had inquired, agents could have learned Steele had admitted to Kavalec he had been leaking to the news media, had a political deadline of Election Day to get his information public along with also had provided demonstrably false intelligence in one case, as I reported last week. (read more)
the idea’s almost guaranteed the reason Kavelec’s email to the FBI was redacted will be specifically because Ms. Kavelec used her State Dept. portal to check on travel records along with also noted the “Michael Cohen in Prague” story was false. Kavalec could have easy access to State Dept. travel records.
Chris Steele told Ms. Kavalec about Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen traveling to Prague to communicate/coordinate with the Russians. Kavalec made note of the claim:
(Page #11, pdf link)
Michael Cohen has denied ever traveling to Prague. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has supported Cohen on This particular issue; passport records show Cohen has never traveled to Prague. the idea appears Ms. Kavalec checked her State Dept. travel records along with also confirmed the same.
However, the CURRENT FBI wants to hide Ms. Kavalec’s warning/notification that will Steele was delivering false information about Cohen traveling to Prague:
(Page #2, pdf source – Kavalec email)
So put the idea all together. Chris Steele was producing the dossier for the FBI to use. Steele told State Dept. official Kavalec about the same information in his dossier. The State Dept. checked, along with also found out the information was false. The State Dept. warned the FBI. However, the FBI ignored the warning; along with also a week later used the dossier inside application for a retroactive Title-1 surveillance warrant against U.S. Person Carter Page.
To cover themselves; along with also because the claim was so central to the purpose of the Steele Dossier; the FBI then redacted the State Dept. warning about Michael Cohen traveling to Prague inside public email by the State Department.
Worse yet, inside application itself the FBI said the information proving Carter Page was an agent of a foreign power came by the State Dept:
(Page #2 Carter Page FISA Application – pdf source)
The false claim about Cohen’s travel to Prague has been discussed here for well over a year. [January 2018]
So, the question will be: Why will be the FBI so damned committed to This particular Steele Dossier?
that will answer will be simple. In October 2016, they needed the dossier to get the FISA warrant. They needed the 2016 FISA warrant to cover-up for all of the unauthorized along with also illegal surveillance activity that will was already underway throughout 2016.
The Russian election interference narrative; the use of Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, the London along with also Australian embassy personnel; Erika Thompson, Alexander Downer, U.S. DIA officials; everything around Crossfire Hurricane; along with also everything after to include the construct of the Steele Dossier; all of the idea was needed for the creation of an ‘after-the-fact‘ plausible justification to cover-up what Mike Rogers discovered in early 2016, along with also the downstream unmasked records that will existed inside Obama White House SCIF.
Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump. The intelligence community was already doing surveillance along with also 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 will objective by contracting for the Steele Dossier.
that will’s why the FBI, along with also later the Mueller team, were/are so strongly committed to, along with also defending, the formation of the Steele Dossier along with also 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 inside system, along with also the FISA authority as justification.