Obama State Department officials knew far more than they ever let on according to shocking testimony by Christopher Steele.
The man famous for his dossier recently testified in British courts with stunning revelations.
And the British spy says Donald Trump faced a well-coordinated attack by both Obama’s FBI and State Department.
Every day it seems the “spotless” reputation of Barak Obama’s administration takes another hit.
One day there will be too much evidence for even the media to ignore.
The latest comes out of Great Britain where “super spy” Christopher Steele recently testified in a UK court.
Steele told the court he realized over the course of the summer and fall of 2016 that the State Department and FBI were diligently working together to coordinate the attacks on Trump.
In fact, by the time he met State Department official Kathy Kavalec in October 2016, it was “very clear that FBI and State Department were both consulting each other and discussing the whole issue of engagement with us and our investigation.”
Steele was questioned at the Queen’s Bench court in London earlier this year as part of a lawsuit against his company, Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd., bought by three Russian businessmen.
“My understanding was that Kathy Kavalec, who raised, I think, the Alfa issue with us in this meeting in October, had been closely coordinating with the FBI and the FBI knew that we were having the meeting and so on and so forth and that they were jointly working on this material.”
Kavalec, Steele went on, met with him in Washington at the direction of the FBI.
While there has already been plenty of public evidence showing that current and former State Department officials interacted with Steele and the FBI about the dossier, Steele’s testimony revealed for the first time that the two Obama administration agencies were closely cooperating in the investigation of the Trump campaign.
Steele, of course, played a key role in the scandal of the FBI’s investigation and spying on the Trump campaign. And, given his level of involvement, the allegations about the State Department’s coordination with the FBI are significant.
Steele told the Queen’s Bench court that he learned in August 2016 from former State Department official Strobe Talbott that the State Department was aware of his election reporting on candidate Donald Trump.
“He spoke in fairly cryptic terms, but he was aware that we had material of relevance to the US election,” Steele said. “Both National Security Advisor at the time, Susan Rice, and Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, who were the key policymakers on Russia, had been colleagues of Mr. Talbott, and I had—although he didn’t state it explicitly—one or either or both of them had briefed him on the work we had been doing.”
This information confirms the recent IG report that says Nuland personally authorized an FBI meeting with Steele in London on July 5, 2016.
According to court transcripts, Steele was already aware in early July 2016 that the “real” client for his dossier was the Clinton presidential campaign. The FBI used the dossier—without disclosing that the Clinton campaign funded it—to obtain a warrant to spy on Carter Page.
According to the IG report, Steele didn’t mention the claim about cooperation between the FBI and the State Department. Instead, he said it would be inappropriate to turn down a meeting with an assistant secretary of state, Nuland.
Neither the State Department nor FBI responded to multiple requests for comment by Deep State Journal.