Well, whaddayaknow! This Mueller investigation … is all John McCain’s fault.
In his new book, “The Restless Wave,” McCain (R-AZ) confirms that he was the person who gave FBI Director James Comey the salacious and bogus Russian dossier.
The Daily Beast got an early copy of the new book and reported:
“I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as ‘the dossier,’” McCain writes in the upcoming book, titled The Restless Wave, referencing information compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. “I reviewed its contents. The allegations were disturbing, but I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify any of it, and so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have done.”
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.Like he is on so many other points McCain is wrong. The FBI used McCain’s dossier as part of the evidence given to a FISA judge to start the investigations/wiretaps regarding the Trump campaign, they never told the judge that it was written for the Clinton Campaign as opposition research against Trump.
As for McCain, if he did the slightest bit of research he would have known that the document was bogus. For example, one of the things reported in the Dossier is that, years before he ran, Trump had a Russian hooker in his hotel room and she gave him a “golden shower.” Anybody who knows the slightest thing about Donald Trump would use that incident to automatically negate the document. The President is a bit of a germaphobe.
This wasn’t the first time John McCain admitted to being a dossier hustler. In January 2017 he issued a press release that said in part:
“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public. Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”
According to the Guardian which also published excerpts of the book, John McCain defends his actions,
“I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”
Well, Senator McCain, I hate to say it, but based on the seriousness of your illness, and the way you’ve treated people and allowed them to be slandered, you will be there long before any of the people who objected to your actions.