DISGRACE: John McCain GAVE FAKE Buzzfeed Report to Intel Agencies

John McCain

 

  • Arizona Senator who disowned Trump before election admits he handed document outlin­ing claims of Kremlin black­mail to FBI
  • Brief state­ment claims that he received it and gave it direct­ly to FBI Direc­tor James Comey because he was ‘unable to make judgment about accura­cy’
  • But Washing­ton reporter Carl Bernstein says former British ambas­sador to Moscow handed it to McCain
  • Ambas­sador has not been named — and author of report also gave to FBI agent he knew at its station in Rome months ago
  • Report was appar­ent­ly paid for first BY Repub­li­can enemies of Trump then by Democ­rats

Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admit­ted Wednes­day that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian black­mail plot again­st the president-elect.

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.

The chain of how the document reached the FBI is not official­ly known.

Howev­er 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.

Bernstein told CNN: ‘It came from a former British MI6 agent who was hired from a polit­i­cal opposi­tion research firm in Washing­ton who was doing work about Donald Trump for both repub­li­can and democ­ra­t­ic candi­dates opposed to Trump.

‘They were looking at Trumps business ties, they saw some question­able things about Russians, about his business­es in Russia, they in turn hired this MI6 former inves­ti­ga­tor, he then came up with addition­al infor­ma­tion from his Russian sources, he was very concerned by the impli­ca­tions of it, he then took it to an FBI colleague that he had known in his under­cov­er work for years, he took it to this FBI man in Rome who turned it over to the bureau in Washing­ton in August.

‘And then, a former British ambas­sador to Russia indepen­dent­ly was made aware of these findings and he took the infor­ma­tion to John McCain – Senator John McCain of Arizona – in the period just after the election, and showed it to McCain – addition­al findings.

‘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.’

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