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.”
As of 2018, Kavalec was President Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Albania. Kavalec is on Devin Nunes' interview list.