Arizona Senator John McCain got some bad news this week when opposition research group Fusion GPS admitted that they helped the researcher hired to compile the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump to share the document with McCain.
Breitbart reported that the Fusion GPS founders explained that the goal of sharing the dossier with McCain was to pass the information contained in the now-debunked document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration. This has caused many to question whether McCain knew that the information he delivered to the FBI was actually an opposition document funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
This comes a year after it was revealed that McCain was the person who handed the dossier over to then-FBI Director James Comey, whose agency used the dossier as a basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Fusion GPS founders Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritch wrote an oped for the New York Times last week in which they said they helped McCain share their anti-Trump dossier with the intelligence community via an “emissary.”
“After the election, Mr. Steele decided to share his intelligence with Senator John McCain via an emissary,” the Fusion GPS founders wrote. “We helped him do that. The goal was to alert the United States national security community to an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power.”
McCain’s office refused to give any comment when Breitbart sent them the following questions:
“Given that Fusion GPS is openly an opposition research firm, did Sen. McCain know that he was sharing political opposition research on Trump with the intel community? Did he know the dossier was partially funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign?”
On January 11 of last year, McCain released a statement to try and explain why he provided the documents to the FBI but did not mention how he came to possess the dossier or whether he knew who funded it.
“Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the director of the FBI,” McCain said at the time. “That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”
It’s pretty clear that McCain committed treason in some way and that he needs to be investigated. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.