- The goal of providing the dossier to John McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration.
The founders of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted that they helped the researcher hired to compile the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump to share the document with Sen. John McCain.
The goal of providing the dossier to McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration.
The disclosure raises questions about whether McCain knew that the information he delivered to the intelligence community was actually an opposition document reportedly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
McCain’s office did not reply yesterday to a Breitbart News request for comment on the matter.
Last December, it was revealed that it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier documents produced by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as a basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Writing in a New York Times oped last Tuesday, Fusion GPS founders Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritch relate that they helped McCain share their anti-Trump dossier with the intelligence community via an “emissary.”
House Intel Committee subpoenas John McCain associate over Trump dossier sources, committee confirms
( Fox News ) A former State Department official with ties to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday because of his reported firsthand knowledge of the sources behind the salacious dossier on President Trump, the committee confirmed to Fox News.
Chairman Devin Nunes issued the subpoena to David Kramer, a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, on Wednesday afternoon to obtain the names of sources behind the dossier, the contents of which are not yet confirmed
The committee told Fox News that Kramer visited former British spy — and author of the dossier — Christopher Steele in London in November 2016, where he reportedly received information and a copy of the document, which was intended for McCain.
In January, McCain gave the document to former FBI director James Comey, although the agency already had it from Steele.
In an earlier hearing Dec. 19, the House committee confirmed that Kramer told lawmakers he knew names of sources tied to the dossier but refused to provide them.
President Trump on Friday called the wife of Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who was hospitalized this week as he battles brain cancer, the White House said.
An official said Trump spoke by phone with Cindy McCain on Friday afternoon to “check in on Sen. McCain’s condition.”
McCain, 81, was diagnosed with brain cancer in July. On Wednesday, his office said he had been admitted to the hospital.
“Senator McCain is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy,” his office said. “As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes. Senator McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible.”
SIR ANDREW WOOD: THE ‘GO-BETWEEN’ MESSENGER SENT TO JOHN McCAIN BY TRUMP DOSSIER AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER STEELE
- 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).
EXCLUSIVE – 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.
FAKE INJURY? JOHN McCAIN WEARING HIS MEDICAL WALKING BOOT ON THE UNINJURED FOOT – ANOTHER PROOF OF DEMENTIA?
FAKE INJURY OR PROOF OF DEMENTIA – OR BOTH ? John McCain is wearing his medical walking boot on the uninjured foot, two weeks after he was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon.
On November 6th, POLITICO reported Senator John McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center after injuring his Achilles tendon.
“Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy. Senator McCain has returned to work in the Senate and will be wearing a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed,” the Senator’s office said in a statement.
JOHN McCAIN’S HEALTH ‘DECLINING’ SINCE ROLE IN TRUMP DOSSSIER, MEDIA LEAKS, COMEY AND URANIUM ONE DISCOVERED
- John McCain’s role in Trump media leaks, the Trump dossier, Uranium One, McCain’s dealings with Comey, and other questionable ties of McCain’s private foundation are all growing, McCain is in a wheel chair.
( True Pundit ) It’s uncanny how Sen. John McCain’s health declines every time the walls are closing in on the scandals he is implicated in.
It’s almost like a script of a play or a canceled TV pilot.
Today, as McCain’s name has surfaced in more anti-Trump scandals, he showed up to the Senate in a wheelchair
Perhaps he actually needs the chair. But ask any true conservative about it and they will surely snicker.
Is McCain a faker?
Who would allege he is faking brain cancer? No one is saying that.
But McCain’s emergency surgery on his eye was more than convenient, followed by his brain cancer diagnosis.
McCain was scheduled to answer Congressional inquiries about his role in the tainted Trump dossier and other assorted leaks coming from his office related to Trump before he was whisked from the Hill for emergency medical reasons.
He never did testify. Instead he keep trashing President Trump. And still does.
Now as the topic of McCain’s role in Trump media leaks, the Trump dossier, Uranium One, McCain’s dealings with Comey, and other questionable ties of McCain’s private foundation are all growing, McCain is in a wheel chair.
What’s next, a hammock?
JOHN McCAIN GAVE FBI JAMES COMEY TRUMP-RUSSIA DOSSIER, MADE AN EXCUSE TO WIRETAP TRUMP BY OBAMA ADMIN
Back in January, John McCain delivered the Trump dossier to FBI James Comey for investigation.
The Daily Mail reported:
Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admitted Wednesday that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against the president-elect.
The Arizona senator issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair – and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published.
‘Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,’ he said.
‘Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI.
‘That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.’
Then the former FBI director James Comey used the bogus Trump dossier to convince a judge to grant Obama administration a FISA warrant, allowing them to secretly wiretap Trump campaign official Carter Page
The Hill reported this in April.
FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his briefings with lawmakers in recent weeks as one of the information sources used by his bureau to bolster its probe, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation told CNN… The secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) granted the FBI a warrant to monitor the communications of Page, a former national security adviser on Trump’s campaign.