Senator John McCain is undoubtedly in panic mode right now after a former state department official with close ties to the Arizona lawmaker was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday because of his alleged firsthand knowledge of the sources behind the salacious dossier on President Donald Trump.
Fox News reported that David Kramer, a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, was subpoenaed on Wednesday afternoon by the committee’s Chairman Devin Nunes in order to obtain the names of sources behind the dossier, the contents of which are not yet confirmed. The committee explained that Kramer visited British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, in London in November 2016, where he reportedly received information and a copy of the document, which was intended for McCain.
McCain handed over this dossier to former FBI director James Comey in January of 2017. Last week, the House committee confirmed in a hearing that Kramer told lawmakers he knew names of sources tied to the dossier but refused to provide them. The new subpoena calls on Kramer to appear on Jan. 11, 2018.
President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to once again slam the dossier, calling it “a pile of garbage” and claiming that the FBI is relying on it to go after his campaign.
WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!
Steele compiled the document after he was hired by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that got funding from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Most of the dossier has since been debunked, much to the humiliation of McCain.
“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,” McCain said in a statement in January. “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.”
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