Court files reveal the role of the late Sen. John McCain and an associate in spreading the anti-Trump dossier.
Confirmed. It was no certainly no secret that the late Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was not a fan of President Donald Trump.
But now new court documents have been unsealed showing the role that he and an associate played in unleashing an unverified dossier.
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— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 16, 2019
Newly unsealed court filings show how the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and an associate shared with the FBI and a host of media outlets the unverified dossier that alleged the Russians had compromising information on now-President Trump.
McCain had denied being the source for BuzzFeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but had acknowledged giving it to the FBI.
In a newly unsealed declaration from September, former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain.
In another filing, David Kramer — a former State Department official and McCain associate — said in a Dec. 13, 2017, deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele, which he then provided to more than a dozen journalists at outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. The details were first reported by The Daily Caller. More
How very mavericky of John. Sen. McCain was in this dossier scandal up to his eyeballs. Little wonder now why he spent more time on CNN than any other network and why they treated him with kid gloves. I’m wondering how his daughter Meghan McCain will spin this information on The View!
His legacy is forever tarnished. AND to paraphrase Pres Obama from the Romney debate, “2008 just called and we went our votes back!”
— WhatMeWorry? (@rvpneves) March 16, 2019
So sad to hear it know. Even though I always had my doubt about John.
— sajaguilar (@sajaguilar1) March 16, 2019
He was a bitter old man and hated the thought of Trump winning and being successful – all he cared about in the end was revenge not America
— Ame Green (@AmeGreen4) March 16, 2019
Of course, we suspected. The left loved him!! Imagine that!!????????????????
— Dee Sniff (@dee_sniff) March 16, 2019