Interview Reveals McCain Associate’s Steele Dossier Leak was ‘Hail Mary’ to Prevent Trump Inauguration

Gage Skidmore Flickr

A resurfaced interview reveals individual responsible for leaking the Steele Dossier to Buzzfeed in 2017 did so as a “Hail Mary” attempt to prevent former President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

David Kramer, a former State Department official and associate to late Arizona Sen. John McCain, leaked copies of the dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele to Buzzfeed News and multiple other sources two months before the inauguration.

In 2019, NPR interviewed Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the two men responsible for hiring Steele on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee (DNC).

The Daily Caller reports:

SIMPSON: That’s correct. But it was before the inauguration. So what we say in the book is that the person who has now admitted to leaking the dossier was apparently trying to do was to thwart the swearing-in of Trump. And he believed that if this information got out, it might lead to – somehow to Trump’s inaugural being put off.

Fritsch chimed in, “the ultimate Hail Mary pass and ill-advised.”

Gross then asked the straightforward question, “who was the leaker?”

FRITSCH: So there was a John McCain – a person who was close to John McCain by the name of David Kramer, who’s a former – worked in the State Department for human rights for many years and is a – an avowed Russia hawk. He became aware of the document via Christopher Steele and his network and his former colleagues in MI6. They met with Senator McCain at the Halifax forum, which is an international forum not unlike the Aspen Institute Forum. They decided that they needed to pursue this. David Kramer flew to London; met with Christopher Steele, who showed him the dossier. Mister – Chris was wary of giving the document to David Kramer to carry on an airplane, so he asked us to hand it to him, which Glenn did.

Later on in the interview, Gross repeated the news of Kramer’s alleged plan and asked if it was “ironic” that a McCain “aide” made the dossier public.

“Do you find it ironic that it was an aide of John McCain’s who made the dossier public in the hopes of preventing Donald Trump from actually getting inaugurated?” Gross asked. “And it’s Lindsey Graham, one of McCain’s closest friends, who has been one of the leaders trying to question the Mueller report, trying to question the research that you did and supporting Donald Trump?”

“I think it’s ironic,” Simpson responded. “I think it’s hypocritical. And I think it’s depressing that a lot of people who know better are now standing up for Donald Trump. So yes, I think – you know, the Republicans paid for the first half of our investigation, and now they’re claiming it was all a Democratic hoax. It doesn’t make sense.”



Subscribe
Notify of
guest
24 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Antogeny
Antogeny
4 months ago

Perhaps liars will burn in hell.

MNIce
MNIce
4 months ago
Reply to  Antogeny

No “perhaps” about it: “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.  But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:7-8)

“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31) (Repent means turn away from sin and believe in Jesus the Christ)

StaffSargent Smith
StaffSargent Smith
4 months ago
Reply to  Antogeny

NO, they need to burn HERE first!

Sue Nami
Sue Nami
4 months ago

Another example of them doing what they accuse us of doing….but, DEMOCRACY! What a joke

William
William
4 months ago

John McCain another dumb ass like Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

Isabel
Isabel
4 months ago
Reply to  William

May be sizzling in hell.

alicia
alicia
4 months ago
Reply to  William

mcCain was definitely a devious character. Filled with resentment and hate, A true hypocrite!

Grace
Grace
4 months ago

No one ever said McCain was a nice man. Most said he was a loud mouthed blow hard, do nothing in Congress, much as Joe Biden was in the Sennett. .Both these man had the insatiable desire to be President and lead the country. Unfortunately one of them made it and the Republic is suffering the results. Beware of blow hard loud mouthed politicians, they abound. They don’t make good presidents. Should we get another chance at a fair and balanced election we must, on both sides, do a very thorough background check and demand a cognoscente examination.

MNIce
MNIce
4 months ago
Reply to  Grace

John McCain was also a member of the Senate. I question whether McCain would have passed a cognitive evaluation during the last year he was in the Senate; I think his brain disease was affecting his ability to evaluate matters objectively. His votes to block critical GOP initiatives (including repeal of the Unaffordable Care Act) out of spite for President Trump were a grave disservice to the nation.

tzwksq
tzwksq
4 months ago

Never liked McCain … Hero or not! … Even Hero’s can grow into “swamp dwellers”!

Charlie
Charlie
4 months ago
Reply to  tzwksq

Mc Cain was never a hero. He was never anything but a monumental piece of human garbage. As a career Navy man myself I can tell you that within the ranks of Naval Aviation he was not a popular person.

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
4 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

You are correct, Charlie, McCain was not a hero, far from it.

G BAR RED
G BAR RED
4 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

HIS NICK NAME IN HANOI HILTON WAS “SONG BIRD” !

HE WAS A SELF SERVING SNITCH !

Isabel
Isabel
4 months ago
Reply to  tzwksq

His daughter adored him and continues to worship him. That is one person out of a million.

alicia
alicia
4 months ago
Reply to  Isabel

as a daughter what else could she say? Nope, not a hero.

Beware
Beware
2 months ago
Reply to  tzwksq

The Hero became a Zero!

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
4 months ago

We need a Committee in both Houses under Republican Control to divest the government of all deep state operatives The Republican Conservatives need to work towards divesting the party of all RINOs and Democrat Crime Organization Moles.

Paul Hindenberg
Paul Hindenberg
4 months ago

Agreed. We need a non-partisan investigative organization to investigate all would be POTUS candidates. It appears that the MSM is not doing its job as the fourth estate and protecting the Republic. So it will be the job of the Congress to ensure that we no longer get candidates who frequent gay bath houses, give their soul to the Chinese, have been known to sniff little girls hair. Had staffers engage in sexual escapades in the oval office, plus a vast amount of major moral and disloyal indiscretions.
Until then it will be a moron followed by an imbecile, followed by a traitorous fool.
The Republic should cleanse itself of these poltroons,and misfits.

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
4 months ago

THE HONOR OF BIGGEST RINO EVER in the Republican Party …goes to…….
John McCain.
McCain would never be President and he would be damned if he would see Trump become President. No matter what. Making sure that Steele Dossier, which he knew was filled with Clinton Campaign fabricated lies, making sure it got to the Press/Media before Trump was sworn in was the unmaking of the Real John McCain.
Moral of the Story, when you become a backstabbing SOB better watch out, the Grim Reaper is just around the corner waiting for you to take your last breath.
Guess we don’t have to WONDER where McCain is now.
McCain being a traitor not only to the Republican Party, but America, sealed his fate in hell.

Junius
Junius
4 months ago

We the people all know that the RINOS are also responsible for the Corrupt actions of all Elections in the last Century and more. The Devils are still in office!

DrBarbara
DrBarbara
4 months ago

McCain would have rather had HillRot for president than Pres. Trump. He was never a Republican nor a patriot.

Gary Von Neida
4 months ago

John Mc Stain was a turn coat in prison and betrayed fellow prisoners doing the communist’s bidding—-A MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. I had dinner with one of the other prisoners that were there at the Hanoi Hilton and acted as a real American—NAME, RANK & SERIAL NUMBER.

chei
chei
4 months ago

see John McCain was a jackass.

Donna Calandra
4 months ago

We all knew he was corrupt now he is facing the ultimate judgement and God knows all

By submitting this form, I hereby consent to TrumpTrainNews.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which permits TrumpTrainNews.com and its affiliates to contact me.