SIR ANDREW WOOD: THE ‘GO-BETWEEN’ MESSENGER SENT TO JOHN McCAIN BY TRUMP DOSSIER AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER STEELE

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  • Sir Andrew Wood says he was instructed by author of Russian dossier and former British spy Christopher Steele to reach out to Senator John McCain
  • British court records reviewed by Fox News as well as U.S. congressional testimony revealed that Steele was directed and paid at least $168,000 by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson to push the dossier that fall to five American media outlets
  • According to British court documents, Steele met with The New York Times (twice), The Washington Post (twice), CNN, The New Yorker and Yahoo News (twice).

 

By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson | Fox News

The man who says he acted as a “go-between” last year to inform Sen. John McCain about the controversial “dossier” containing salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump is speaking out, revealing how the ex-British spy who researched the document helped coordinate its release to the FBI, the media and Capitol Hill.

“My mission was essentially to be a go-between and a messenger, to tell the senator and assistants that such a dossier existed,” Sir Andrew Wood told Fox News in an exclusive interview with senior executive producer Pamela K. Browne.

Fox News spoke to Wood at the 2017 Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada. As Britain’s ambassador to Moscow from 1995-2000, Wood witnessed the end of Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the rise of Vladimir Putin.

Just after the U.S. presidential election in November 2016, Arizona GOP Sen. McCain spoke at the same security conference. Wood says he was instructed — by former British spy Christopher Steele — to reach out to the senior Republican, whom Wood called “a good man,” about the unverified document.

… British court records reviewed by Fox News as well as U.S. congressional testimony revealed that Steele was directed and paid at least $168,000 by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson to push the research that fall to five American media outlets. According to British court documents, Steele met with The New York Times (twice), The Washington Post (twice), CNN, The New Yorker and Yahoo News (twice).

“Each of these interviews was conducted in person and with a member of Fusion also present,” according to the records associated with separate civil litigation against Steele and Fusion GPS.

Wood said he’d heard of Fusion GPS, as the group Steele was working with, but had “never heard of Mr. Simpson.”

Three weeks after Trump won the presidential election, at the Canadian security conference, the details were finalized for the dossier hand-off to McCain.

 

Read more: Inside the Trump dossier handoff: McCain’s ‘go-between’ speaks out

One thought on “SIR ANDREW WOOD: THE ‘GO-BETWEEN’ MESSENGER SENT TO JOHN McCAIN BY TRUMP DOSSIER AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER STEELE

    Brittius said:
    December 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

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