Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who is preparing for the end of life and suffering from Stage 4 cancer, is not holding back in his final months.
Now, in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” which will be released on May 22, McCain finally admits he is the source that gave former FBI Director James Comey the shameful, unverified dossier which was compiled by Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer. As we’ve now learned, that research was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, and the document was used in front of FISA judges to allow for the wiretapping of Trump campaign insiders.
This means McCain’s actions are ultimately what lead us to the ongoing Russia probe conducted by Robert Mueller.
According to The Daily Beast, the report of the stunning admission doesn’t include the fact of how the dossier was funded.
McCain’s involvement apparently happened after Steele met with American leaders in Rome to discuss his research. But what really got the ball rolling against Trump was McCain’s action of handing the dossier to Comey. McCain, as we know, is a staunch opponent of Trump’s.
This is outrageous:
McCain writes that in November 2016, he spoke with Sir Andrew Wood, a former British diplomat, at the Halifax International Security Forum. Wood alerted him to Steele’s work after which, David Kramer, senior director for Human Rights and Human Freedoms at the McCain Institute, traveled to London to meet with Steele. Prior to this, as The Washington Post reported, Steele had already met with American officials in Rome to discuss his findings.
McCain recounts how he put the dossier in a safe in his office and called Comey’s office to request a meeting: “I went to see him at his earliest convenience, handed him the dossier, explained how it had come into my possession.
“I said I didn’t know what to make of it, and I trusted the FBI would examine it carefully and investigate its claims. With that, I thanked the director and left. The entire meeting had probably not lasted longer than ten minutes. I did what duty demanded I do,” McCain concludes.
During interviews promoting his own book, Comey revealed that when he briefed Trump on the salacious details of the dossier, he never told the President his political enemies funded the investigation as opposition research.
And as The Washington Post reported in a profile of Steele, the former British intelligence officer, Steele “struggles to navigate dual obligations — to his private clients, who were paying him to help Clinton win, and to a sense of public duty born of his previous life.”
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