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    Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Newly unsealed court filings show the office of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., shared with the FBI and a host of media outlets the unverified dossier that alleged the Russians had compromising information on now-President Trump.

    McCain had denied being the source for BuzzFeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, but had acknowledged giving it to the FBI.

    In a newly unsealed declaration from September, former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain.

    In another filing, David Kramer -- a former State Department official and McCain associate -- said in a Dec. 13, 2017, deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele, which he then provided to more than a dozen journalists at outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. The details were first reported by The Daily Caller.
    Regardless of how one feels about John McCain, the man, the long time senator who reached across the aisle to Democrats, a decorated war hero, a beloved father and husband, friend of many, I knew his hands were dirty when it came to the dossier and he lied about being involved in releasing an UNVERIFIED dossier to the media.

    IMO, Trump's remarks about McCain not being a hero fueled McCain's vindictiveness. What a petty, false equivalency on McCain's part to give an unverified dossier about a sitting president to the media. Was he consumed with sour grapes or what?

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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

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    Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier



    Regardless of how one feels about John McCain, the man, the long time senator who reached across the aisle to Democrats, a decorated war hero, a beloved father and husband, friend of many, I knew his hands were dirty when it came to the dossier and he lied about being involved in releasing an UNVERIFIED dossier to the media.

    IMO, Trump's remarks about McCain not being a hero fueled McCain's vindictiveness. What a petty, false equivalency on McCain's part to give an unverified dossier about a sitting president to the media. Was he consumed with sour grapes or what?
    He's been a Congressional Elite his whole government career. He knew from the day Trump came down that escalator that he was the biggest threat to the Elites that has ever come along.

    It's not surprising that he played his part in attempting to prevent Trump from getting elected.

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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    FWIW - Here's a link to what was actually released - Steele deposition -- Exhibit 66 | Deposition (Law) | Justice

    It's really starting to piss me off that fewer and fewer outlets that hold themselves out to be providers of "News" fail to provide an indication of where one can find the supporting documentation for their commentary.

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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier



    Regardless of how one feels about John McCain, the man, the long time senator who reached across the aisle to Democrats, a decorated war hero, a beloved father and husband, friend of many, I knew his hands were dirty when it came to the dossier and he lied about being involved in releasing an UNVERIFIED dossier to the media.

    IMO, Trump's remarks about McCain not being a hero fueled McCain's vindictiveness. What a petty, false equivalency on McCain's part to give an unverified dossier about a sitting president to the media. Was he consumed with sour grapes or what?
    From what I recall the FBI had the SD in August 2016 well prior to McCain?
    Many news orgs had the dossier as well as McCain and others, but no one was publishing, until Buzzfeed did.
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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    From what I recall the FBI had the SD in August 2016 well prior to McCain?
    Many news orgs had the dossier as well as McCain and others, but no one was publishing, until Buzzfeed did.
    The FBI was collaborating with Steele to put the thing together at the point you mention. Basically, everybody and their uncle knew it was around and knew it was crap but McCain, the one guy in the whole world more butthurt than Hillary that Trump won, decided he had an obligation to piss all over the Constitution, justice in general and the American people as a whole by making an issue out of the thing.

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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Yet another aspect of the dossier was confirmed today. Has any fact in it been discredited?
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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Here's the Kramer deposition that was also referenced - Kramer Depositioin

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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Yet another aspect of the dossier was confirmed today. Has any fact in it been discredited?

    Nope not a one...

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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Yet another aspect of the dossier was confirmed today. Has any fact in it been discredited?
    Yes Cohen going to Prague, you know the central aspect of it.
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    Re: Court files reveal role of McCain, aide in spreading anti-Trump dossier

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    The FBI was collaborating with Steele to put the thing together at the point you mention. Basically, everybody and their uncle knew it was around and knew it was crap but McCain, the one guy in the whole world more butthurt than Hillary that Trump won, decided he had an obligation to piss all over the Constitution, justice in general and the American people as a whole by making an issue out of the thing.
    McCain acted with malice against his country, close to turning traitor all due to ego and Trumps election? Is that your point???
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