Arizona Senator John McCain has reportedly confirmed giving the infamous Steele Dossier to ex-FBI boss James Comey. In his new book, McCain (R-AZ) confirms he gave the fake dossier about President Trump to the FBI and let it morph into a Russian collusion conspiracy.
From Conservative Tribune:
Throughout the book McCain offers candid analysis of some of his most controversial positions, including his support for the Iraq war and, more recently, his decisive vote against a Republican bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act.
McCain also defended his decision to pass on to the then FBI director, James Comey, a dossier compiled by a former British intelligence Christopher Steel containing unverified claims that the Russian government had compromising material on Trump.
“I did what duty demanded I do,” McCain says of alerting the FBI. He continues: “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”
And he expresses regret for not choosing Joe Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-Independent and a close friend, to be his running mate, calling the decision “another mistake that I made”. Instead, he says he listened to his advisers, and chose Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor and Tea Party favorite who critics say paved the way for Trump-style politics.
The dossier falsely accuse Trump of having ties to Russia. The document included some horrible and salacious allegations about the president. None of the claims have been verified.
We have one big question for McCain. Who paid for the dossier? Was it Hillary’s campaign?