In his upcoming book "The Restless Wave" (to be released May 22), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) admits that he was the person who handed then-FBI Director James Comey the salacious, unverified dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign. It was that action that appears to have set off the sequence of events ultimately resulting in Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
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"I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as 'the dossier,'" writes McCain in his upcoming book. "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."
In November 2016, McCain says, he met with former British diplomat Sir Andrew Wood at the Halifax International Security Forum where Wood told him about Steele's investigation. Soon after the meeting, David Kramer, the senior director for Human Rights and Human Freedom at the McCain Institute, flew to London to meet with Steele in person. When the dossier was in McCain's hands, he says he put it in a safe in his office until he could meet with Comey.
"I went to see him at his earliest convenience, handed him the dossier, explained how it had come into my possession," said McCain. "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."
John McCain really wants you to remember him as the maverick, the man who would speak truth to power. In fact, he's just a bitter, sad little man that hates President Trump for going farther than he ever did. His actions prove he was never really on our team and put his grudges and allegiance to the swamp before everything else.
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