Kathleen Kavalec was the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Department of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs serving under Victoria Nuland.
Kavalec sent Bruce Ohr “information on Simon Kukes, a Russian-born executive who contributed more than $250,000 to Trump-supporting organizations after Trump won the Republican nomination.” In follow-up email, Kavalec references connections between Kukes and Sergei Millian.
A written account of Kavalec's meeting with FBI informant Christopher Steele shows the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign-funded British intelligence operative admitted that his research was political and facing a November 8, 2016 Election Day deadline. The confession occurred 10 days before the FBI used the discredited Steele dossier to justify securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on the 2016 Trump campaign. Steele's client, the Clinton campaign, “is keen to see this information come to light prior to November 8.”