McCain Associate Fed False Steele Dossier to Media

From the very onset, the late Sen. John McCain resented an outsider like Donald Trump for winning the Republican nomination for the presidency.

Up until McCain’s death, he fought against many of Trump’s agenda items, ignoring the will of the majority of voters.

Whether it was his brain tumor or just plain indignation, but McCain did not like Trump and generally refused to support him in anything.

When the infamous Steele dossier was released to Buzzfeed, McCain denied he had anything to do with, but recent court filings prove that the leak came from an associate of McCain.

Trending: Is The Media Lying About President Trump’s Popularity?

Fox News – McCain associate shared unverified Steele dossier with Buzzfeed, court filing says – An associate of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain shared with Buzzfeed News a copy of the unverified, salacious opposition research dossier alleging that Russians had compromising material on President Trump, according to a bombshell federal court filing Wednesday.

McCain had strenuously denied being the source for Buzzfeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. In recent days, the dossier’s credibility has increasingly come under question, as the Yahoo News investigative reporter who broke news of its existence said many of its claims were “likely false,” and an adviser to ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said Cohen never went to Prague to pay off Russian hackers, as alleged in the dossier.

Nevertheless, the FBI extensively relied on the dossier in its warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in seeking to surveil Trump aide Carter Page. On four occasions, the FBI also incorrectly suggested to the FISA court that the Yahoo reporter, Michael Isikoff, had written an article that provided an independent basis to surveil Page — even though London court records revealed Isikoff was, in fact, relying on the leaks from the dossier’s author. (Page, who has not been charged with wrongdoing, is now suing the DNC for defamation.) …

Don’t forget that McCain did admit to giving a copy of the dossier to the FBI.

The FBI then took the unverified dossier and ran to the court to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign worker Carter Page at Trump Tower.

It seems that from the very beginning, the dossier was based on lies and assumptions and was used to purport a lie and a waste of over $25 million, the cost of the Mueller witch hunt to date.



The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.