The dossier claimed that Carter Page, then a foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, had met with Russian officials during a trip to the country in July 2016, and that these officials offered "dirt" on then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Graham also told them that the alleged meeting between Kavalec and Steele "may have been the most significant and memorialized communications with [Steele] by a USA government official prior to the issuance of the Carter Page FISA warrant".
Graham simultaneously sent another letter (pdf) to the Inspector General of the State Department, Michael Horowitz, and asked him to consider the newly-uncovered information in Horowitz's ongoing investigation into potential FISA abuse surrounding the 2016 election.
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Steele met on October 11, 2016 with Kathleen Kavalec.
Gowdy said that if Comey had not been fired, he would still be "working for an administration he thinks is too good for impeachment".
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They were all reacting to news that Mr. Steele had communicated some of his work compiling the anti-Trump document to State Department employees.
"The fact that Christopher Steele and his partisan research document were treated in any way seriously by our Intelligence Community leaders amounts to malpractice", he added. The FBI relied heavily on Steele's unverified dossier to obtain the spy warrants.
Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday "it sure looks like" there is enough evidence to prosecute President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice contained in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. State did a quick verification and threw Steele out.
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Trump has been fierce and outspoken in his criticism of the investigation, and of both Mueller and Comey.