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Tue May 14, 2019, 09:27 PM

FBI records show Steele underwent "admonishment" training and signed an acknowledgement on Feb. 2016

Wow they were setting Steele up early 2016!

“FBI confidential sources such as Steele sign a confidentiality agreement and undergo a training session on the dos and don'ts of informing, an event known in intelligence parlance as an "admonishment." FBI records show Steele underwent "admonishment" training and signed an acknowledgement on Feb. 2, 2016.

The FBI fired Steele as an informant on Nov. 1, 2016, claiming he was caught leaking to the news media. But by that time Steele's intelligence already had been used as the main evidence to secure a FISA warrant against the Trump campaign on Oct. 21, 2016.”

This shows how early the FBI knew Steele was suspect:

Government officials confirm that an October 2016 email revealing that Steele met with State Department officials - a breach of protocol for an informant if it was unauthorized - was sent to an FBI counterintelligence supervisor.

Multiple sources confirm to me that the recipient of the State Department email was Special Agent Stephen Laycock, then the FBI's section chief for Eurasian counterintelligence and now one of the bureau's top executives as the assistant director for intelligence under Director Christopher Wray.

The email to Laycock from Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec arrived eight days before the FBI swore to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that it had no derogatory information on Steele and used his anti-Trump dossier to secure a secret surveillance warrant to investigate Trump's possible ties to Moscow.

Officials tell me that Laycock immediately forwarded the information he received about Steele on Oct. 13, 2016, to the FBI team leading the Trump-Russia investigation, headed by then-fellow Special Agent Peter Strzok.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/443710-state-departments-red-flag-on-steele-went-to-a-senior-fbi-man-well-before


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