Via Arizona Central
New details about the late Sen. John McCain’s role in distributing a salacious 2016 dossier involving President Donald Trump were revealed in recently unsealed court filings and have unleashed a new round of Trump fury against McCain seven months after the senator’s death.
McCain, R-Ariz., previously had acknowledged getting a copy of the dossier, which was a compilation of memos written by former British spy Christopher Steele, and delivering it to then-FBI Director James Comey. The explosive dossier contained unverified information and, among other things, claimed the Russians had compromising information on Trump.
David Kramer, who had known McCain since his days at the State Department, is an expert on Russia and is involved with the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He was deposed in December 2017 as part of a legal battle waged by a Russian businessman Aleksej Gubarev over BuzzFeed’s publication of the dossier.
A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida unsealed the records last week.
……”So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) ‘last in his class’ (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!”
One of McCain’s highest-profile public defenders, his daughter Meghan McCain, called Trump’s obsession with her father “pathetic.”
Well Meghan, since your father was part and parcel of the effort to push a fake, lurid dossier in an attempt to overthrow an elected President, he’s got the right to be angry.
……Kramer’s deposition lays out what happened.
McCain directed Kramer to travel to London to meet with Steele. During that one-day trip in his “personal capacity,” Steele met Kramer at the airport and identified himself via text message as the man wearing a blue coat, holding a Financial Times newspaper.
Steele drove Kramer to his home and Kramer read the dossier in his living room.
After a lunch a nearby pub, Steele told Kramer “that he thought having Senator McCain weigh in would be hopeful in terms of giving the FBI additional prod to take this seriously,” Kramer said.
Kramer added later that “… I think he (Steele) felt that … having Sen. McCain provide it to the FBI would give it a little more oomph than it had had up until that point.”
It helped that McCain, a six-term senator and chairman of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, “was better to be the recipient of this rather than a Democrat because if it were a Democrat, I think that the view was that it would have been dismissed as a political attack.”
Back in Washington, D.C., Kramer obtained two versions of the dossier by Glenn Simpson, a former journalist and co-founder of Fusion GPS, a research firm. One was a copy with redactions, the other had no redactions. Steele was contracted by Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on Trump for the Democratic National Committee and the law firm representing the campaign of Trump’s then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Kramer said Steele and Simpson knew he would be giving the dossier to McCain.
During the hand-off in McCain’s office one evening in late November 2016, Kramer recalled telling McCain and aide Chris Brose that he was couldn’t verify the information but that the senator should share it with law enforcement.
McCain asked Kramer to share the report with a State Department official and a National Security Council official.
The unsealed document, HERE.
The entire contrived Dem escapade was an attempt to subvert the election and eject President Trump from the White House after he was elected.
The leftwing Deep State really didn’t believe Trump would win the election. As an ‘insurance policy‘ during the campaign, the FBI, James Comey, the Hillary campaign, a reprobate former MI6 agent, and the Obama regime all had a hand in producing and paying for a lurid, fabricated dossier which was then used to secure a warrant from the FISA court under fraudulent claims, to spy on the Trump campaign.
Former MI6 operative, Christopher Steele, was hired by Fusion GPS, a corporate espionage firm, to dig up dirt on Trump but came up with a fabricated smear instead. Not deterred by the total implausibility of the story described in the dossier, GPS shopped the dossier to the liberal media and paid journos to feed the fake story to the press with predictable results; the left wing morons at Buzzfeed and CNN jumped at the chance to print the fake news.
The FBI even offered $50,000 to Steele for information. Comey knew about the Steele dossier and that it had been paid for by the DNC, but he never told Trump. He lied to the FISA court as well. As a matter of fact, the shitbag signed off on FISA applications based on the same lurid dossier he knew was ‘salacious’. Christopher Steele was passing information to Bruce Ohr, who was giving it to the FBI.
The Obama regime paid almost one million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to GPS.
Every malfeasant involved in this conspiracy—Comey, Hillary, and Obama included—should be prosecuted.