(Liberty Bell) – The Justice Department’s recent Inspector General report drops a bombshell about the late Senator John McCain and the role he played in the inception of Spygate.
This is huge.
McCain, it turns out, provided former FBI chief James Comey with five separate reports from ex-British spy Christopher Steele that the FBI didn’t previously possess, related to the Trump-Russia hoax, Breitbart reports:
There have long been questions about why it was necessary for McCain to pass Steele’s anti-Trump dossier to Comey on December 9, 2016, several weeks after the November 2016 presidential election. By then, Steele had already met numerous times with FBI agents to provide them with his controversial reports. Steele, however, was terminated as an FBI source in the fall of 2016 because he spoke to the news media.
The IG report discloses that McCain gave five new Steele reports to Comey that the FBI did not previously possess, showing that McCain served as a conduit for Steele’s information to reach the FBI even after the British ex-spy was formally cut off as an FBI source.
It is not clear whether McCain knew at the time that Steele had previously been terminated as an FBI source.
The report also confirms that an aid of McCain had obtained the Steele report directly from Glenn Simpson, the founder of oppo research firm Fusion GPS, who had been working with the DNC and the Clinton campaign at the time.
This means that when McCain transferred the allegations against the Trump campaign to Comey, he had to have known that the material came from this manner of firm.
Fusion GPS was paid to put together dirt on Trump by payments from the DNC and Clinton campaign through the Perkins Coie law firm.
States the IG report:
Several weeks later, on December 9, 2016, Senator John McCain provided Comney with a collection of 16 Steele election reports, 5 of which Steele had not given the FBI. McCain had obtained these reports from a staff member at the McCain Institute. The McCain Institute staff member had met with Steele and later acquired the reports from Simpson.
The still unnamed McCaine aide is already known to be David J. Kramer, who also notoriously fed the dossier to BuzzFeed.
Before his death earlier this year, McCain admitted to personally handing the dossier to Comey, but he refused repeated requests for comment about whether he had a role in providing the dossier to BuzzFeed, including numerous requests made to his office by Breitbart News.
In a book, also published last year, McCain maintained that he had an “obligation” to convey the bogus dossier to Comey and that he’d do it again.
“Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain declared.