John McCain, former republican presidential candidate and avowed enemy of Donald Trump, has outed himself as being involved in the latest Russian scandal.
As CNN and Buzzfeed began pushing the phony story, in which a confidential dossier claims that Donald Trump was being blackmailed by the Russians and a group of prostitutes, John McCain’s involvement was set to become clear. McCain, fearing political backlash that could end his career, decided to come clean.
“The Arizona senator issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair – and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published.
“‘Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,’ he said.
“‘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.’
“But the 2008 Republican loser, who disowned his party’s candidate weeks before the election, may have been far more intimately involved than that.
“…Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporter who contributed to the first story about its existence, published by CNN on Tuesday afternoon, suggested that McCain was handed it by a former British ambassador to Moscow.
“‘McCain was sufficiently disturbed by what he read to take it to FBI director James Comey himself personally, they had a five minute meeting the two men, very little was said, McCain turned it over to him and is now awaiting what the FBI’s response is to that information.’ [said Bernstein]”
McCain’s involvement in this salacious, yet phony, news story should be enough to taint his political aspirations beyond his current term as Senator from Arizona.
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