Arizona Senator John McCain has found himself in hot water as new questions are being raised about his role in delivering the now infamous and totally debunked 35-page Fusion GPS dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia to the U.S. intelligence community under Barack Obama’s corrupt administration.
Breitbart reported that this dossier was paid for by the DNC and by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before it was picked up by McCain who tried to use it to destroy Trump. Now, it appears that McCain is about to be hit with an investigation into his role in this whole thing, and it may just destroy his career.
In August testimony that was just released last week, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn R. Simpson revealed an associate of McCain first reached out to Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the questionable dossier, in order to obtain the anti-Trump information for McCain to pass to the FBI’s leadership. Simpson explained that contact between Steele and McCain’s office was initiated by David Kramer, a former State Department official who was described by Simpson as a “long-time advisor to Senator McCain.”
Simpson said that McCain’s goal in obtaining the dossier information was to inquire about the document’s contents with FBI leadership. Simpson and Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritch wrote an oped of the New York Times last week in which they admitted that they helped get the dossier to McCain using an “emissary” with the goal of McCain passing the information contained in the questionable document to U.S. intelligence agencies.
In a statement released on January 11, McCain tried to explain why he provided the documents to the FBI but did not mention how he came to possess the dossier or whether he knew who funded it.
“Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the director of the FBI,” McCain said at the time. “That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”
Simpson testified that McCain associate Kramer reached out a few weeks after the November presidential election last year to obtain the dossier’s information and pass it to FBI leadership.
“He says he wants information to give to Senator McCain so that Senator McCain can ask questions about it at the FBI, with the leadership of the FBI,” Simpson said, referring to Kramer. “That was essentially — all we sort of wanted was for the government to do its job and we were concerned about whether the information that we provided previously had ever, you know, risen to the leadership level of the FBI. We simply just didn’t know. It was our belief that Director Comey, if he was aware — if he was made aware of this information would treat it seriously.”