Senator John McCain outlined his decision to transfer the infamous ‘Steele Dossier’ to federal authorities in his new book; saying it was his “duty” to hand over the material since he was unable to independently verify its claims.
According to new excerpts from ‘The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations,’ the former presidential candidate and longtime Senator recounts the various reasons behind his decision to transfer the dossier to federal officials; adding he “would do it again.”
“I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as ‘the dossier,’” writes McCain.
“I had no idea which if any were true,” the senator adds. “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.”
“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,” McCain concludes.
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DOSSIER MYSTERY DEEPENS: ‘Secret Donors’ Funded Dossier Team AFTER 2016 Election
The shady organization of opposition researches behind the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ were reportedly financed well beyond the 2016 presidential election, according to Fox News.
The bombshell revelation was contained in the recently released House Intelligence Committee’s report on Russian election interference; saying US officials determined that a former staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein “secured the services” of the dossier author after Trump’s electoral victory.
“According to the House Intelligence Committee report, Daniel J. Jones – the president of the Penn Quarter Group and a former staffer for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein – ‘secured the services’ of dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele ‘to continue exposing Russian interference’ after the election,” writes Fox News.
The report doesn’t name who helped finance Fusion GPS or Christopher Steele, but says approximately 10 “wealthy donors” provided roughly $50 million to the organization.
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ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Memo ACTUALLY CONFIRMS FBI’s Misuse of ‘Trump Dossier’
Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff released his highly-anticipated “rebuttal” to Rep. Devin Nunes’ bombshell FISA report over the weekend; inadvertently confirming the FBI’s use of the ‘Trump Dossier’ to obtain surveillance warrants.
According to former assistant US attorney Andrew McCarthy, Schiff’s report details the bureau’s use of Christopher Steele’s shady dossier to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign, saying the Democrat “rebuttal” shows the “FBI and Justice Department heavily relied on the Steel Dossier’s uncorroborated allegations.”
“You know this is true because, notwithstanding the claim that ‘only narrow use’ was made ‘of information from Steele’s sources,’ the Democrats end up acknowledging that ‘only narrow use’ actually means significant use,” writes McCarthy in the National Review.
Schiff’s memo comes weeks after Nunes released his four-page bombshell report that raised serious questions over how the DOJ used the Clinton-financed Trump dossier to obtain FISA warrants against at least one Trump associate.
Congressional leaders -such as Sen. Chuck Grassley- have vowed to get to the bottom of whether former Obama officials used the shady document to illegally spy on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.
h/t Town Hall