McCain was needed to get the fake anti-Trump Russian dossier to James Comey at FBI
It was always hard to understand why dossier author Christopher Steele needed someone else to transmit his phony dossier to FBI Director James Comey.
Shortly before the election, Steele told David Corn of Mother Jones that he “regularly consulted with the U.S. government agencies on Russian matters.” He informed Corn that he had given the FBI the first memo in the dossier and he characterized the FBI’s reaction as “shock and horror.”
According to Steele, the FBI then asked for his sources and materials, so it would seem like he certainly wouldn’t need an intermediary to hand the full dossier to Comey.
But now we know that all was not well with the relationship between Steele and the FBI.
In fact, the FBI had fired him for discussing his role with them and for reporting confidential material to the media. So apparently Comey would n0t be taking his calls.
But the pro-Clinton/anti-Trump people didn’t let that stop them. They kept Steele’s termination to themselves. Then they searched for a highly respected person to lend credibility to the dossier and deliver it to Comey.
Enter John McCain.
McCain was the perfect target for delivering the anti-Trump document. He despised Trump for several reasons. First, he hated him for Trump’s public disparagement of his years as a POW. (Trump said McCain wasn’t a bona fide military hero because he had been captured.)
Understandably, McCain, who suffered lifelong disabilities after his years of torture, was upset. In addition, as a strong supporter of the pro-Western forces in the Ukraine, McCain was shocked by Trump’s pro-Russian statements and hiring of Paul Manafort, a long-time consultant to the Russian puppet in the Ukraine.
The dossier folks went into action. At a conference on national security in Nova Scotia, McCain was approached by Sir Andrew Wood, a former U.K. ambassador to Russia, who was secretly working with Steele. Wood briefed McCain on the dossier — although he claimed he had not seen it. In addition, Wood claimed he was worried that Trump might be vulnerable to bribery if the allegations were true.
Then a cloak and dagger James Bond-like operation was put in place and a McCain associate visited Steele to get the dossier. It was sent by encrypted fax to Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, co-author of the dossier, who gave it to the McCain associate.
Then McCain set up a meeting with Comey.
Initially, McCain denied that he had the dossier, but he soon changed his story and admitted that it had been given to him. Within a few days, he met with James Comey and gave him the dossier. It was then summarized and given to President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump. And then, of course, it was leaked and published by BUZZFEED.
That was always the goal — to get it out in public to destroy Trump.
No mention of the firing of Steele. No mention of Hillary Clinton producing and funding it. No mention that the allegations could not be verified.
The Clintons had succeeded in getting the lurid and phony allegations out in public — even if it was too late for the election. They had commissioned the dossier, produced it, paid for it, and arranged for it to get into the public domain, for no other reason than they figured no one would bother doing any investigating after Hillary had won the election.
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Democrats always think the end justifies any means, no matter how crooked or disgraceful those means are. Obviously, there is at least one Republican also without any scruples or honor.
[From an article written for The Western Journal by Dick Morris, a former advisor to Bill Clinton]
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