IG Report Reveals Steele Funneled Claims Through John McCain After FBI Dropped Him

(Breitbart) – Late Senator John McCain provided disgraced former FBI chief James Comey with five separate reports from Christopher Steele that the FBI didn’t previously possess related to unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the Justice Department’s recent Inspector General report revealed.

There have long been questions about why it was necessary for McCain to pass Steele’s anti-Trump dossier to Comey on December 9, 2016, several weeks after the November 2016 presidential election. By then, Steele had already met numerous times with FBI agents to provide them with his controversial reports. Steele, however, was terminated as an FBI source in the fall of 2016 because he spoke to the news media.

The IG report discloses that McCain gave five new Steele reports to Comey that the FBI did not previously possess, showing that McCain served as a conduit for Steele’s information to reach the FBI even after the British ex-spy was formally cut off as an FBI source.

It is not clear whether McCain knew at the time that Steele had previously been terminated as an FBI source.

The IG report also verifies that a McCain aid obtained the Steele reports directly from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, meaning that when McCain transferred the anti-Trump charges to Comey he had to have known that the material originated with a firm that specializes in controversial opposition tactics.

Fusion GPS was paid for its anti-Trump work by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.

States the IG report:

Several weeks later, on December 9, 2016, Senator John McCain provided Corney with a collection of 16 Steele election reports, 5 of which Steele had not given the FBI. McCain had obtained these reports from a staff member at the McCain Institute. The McCain Institute staff member had met with Steele and later acquired the reports from Simpson.

The unnamed McCain staff member is known to be David J. Kramer, who also infamously provided BuzzFeed with the Steele dossier.

BuzzFeed published Steele’s full dossier on January 10, 2017 setting off a firestorm of news media coverage about the document.

Prior to his death, McCain admitted to personally handing the dossier to Comey but he refused repeated requests for comment about whether he had a role in providing the dossier to BuzzFeed, including numerous inquiries sent to his office by this reporter.

In his book published last year, McCain maintained he had an “obligation” to pass the dossier charges against Trump to Comey and he would even do it again. “Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain exclaimed.

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16 COMMENTS

    • I’ve long said that John McCain had been “turned” by the NVA. Just his being so chummy with the Camp Commander indicated that. Then when he returned to the U.S. his wife divorced him. He’s been a RINO in Washington for most of his political life. The men in my commands knew me as 1,000% American and I never – ever gave an indication otherwise. Mc Cain did otherwise. BTW: McCain never had a Command – I Commanded units in 5 nations on 3 continents, multiple times.

  1. YOU ARE EXACTLY CORRECT. THAT IS WHAT HE WAS. YES, HE IS IN HELL AND BURNING. GOOD FOR HIM. LIAR, LOWLIFE, DIRTBAG, TRASH BASTARD.

  2. I put in for Vietnam twice as an airman 1st class medic. Both times my orders were Red-Lined. I can’t imagine what these guys in Nam went through mentally. Some guys were strong physically, some were strong mentally. Between being away from loved ones to killing and trying to justify one’s actions many got Lost, never to come back. We see the outcomes of these actions but Remember it was Our Gov’t that put these brothers in this situation. They of themselves didn’t. No one knows for sure what affect it would take on themselves until in the situation directly. So from my personal point of view, Don’t be too quick or harsh in judgement. Hopefully you’re never in that situation or any of your loved ones!!!!!

  3. I cannot find a derogatory word strong enough to describe these corrupt, immoral, socialist democrats and their corrupt traitor buddy mccain.

    • Mr. or Ms. or Mrs. Jh, he is a flip-flop artist, I knew Mr. McCain was a trouble maker ever since he received his phoney wings!

    • i Agee. He was not the hero some like to say he was. How many guys lost there lives in Nam because of him. He wasn’t called Songbird for nothing.

    • Probably considering that existence within the confines of the Hanoi Hilton was infinitely preferable to the circumstances in which he currently finds himself!

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