Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trump Pulls Ambassador Nomination of State Department Official Who Communicated with Dossier Author Christopher Steele and Bruce Ohr

A State Department official named Kathleen Ann Kavalec, who was awaiting confirmation to be a US Ambassador to Albania previously communicated with dossier author Christopher Steele and supplied information to top DOJ official Bruce Ohr before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Ms. Kavalec’s nomination was withdrawn recently by President Trump after emails surfaced showing she personally met with and communicated with the coup plotters, according to a senior White House official who spoke with investigative reporter Sara Carter.

Kavalec donated $250 to Barack Obama in 2012 and donated $250 to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Sara Carter reported:

Kavalec, as well as her colleague Jonathan Winer, a former assistant to former Secretary of State John Kerry, supplied information they had collected from Steele to Bruce Ohr, said sources familiar with the congressional investigations.

Ohr is a senior Department of Justice official who was used as a backchannel for the FBI after Steele was removed from the bureau for shopping his dossier to the media in 2016. His wife, Nellie Ohr, was working in 2016 as a contractor for Fusion GPS, who was hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC to compile the anti-trump dossier.

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