Bombshell, Inspector General Report Shows McCain Gave Unverified Steele Dossier To FBI

Authored by Tyler MacDonald via The Inquisitr (emphasis ours)

The controversial report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz into the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign revealed many concerning details. One was that Christopher Steele’s dossier was used in the case to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to secure a wiretap on former Donald Trump campaign official Carter Page after the DOJ found no probable cause to do so. The report also revealed that late Senator John McCain provided former FBI Director James Comey with reports from Steele after the FBI terminated the former British intelligence officer as a source, Breitbart reports.

McCain reportedly gave Comey five new Steele reports that were not previously in possession of the FBI, although it’s not clear if McCain knew at the time that Steele was no longer an FBI source. Regardless, the new reports were allegedly obtained by McCain from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. Fusion GPS was notably hired for anti-Trump opposition research by the president’s opponents in the primary.

“Several weeks later, on December 9, 2016, Senator John McCain provided Corney with a collection of 16 Steele election reports, 5 of which Steele had not given the FBI,” the IG report reads. “McCain had obtained these reports from a staff member at the McCain Institute. The McCain Institute staff member had met with Steele and later acquired the reports from Simpson.”

According to Breitbart, the unnamed McCain staffer is David J. Kramer, who reportedly gave the Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News, which published the document in full on January 10, 2017.

 

The Steele dossier as a vital part of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign, at least in terms of the FISA. Writing for The Washington Post, Erik Wemple highlights that Horowitz concluded that much of the material in the Steele election reports could not be corroborated, which squashed the hopes of pundits like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who put their faith in the report. In addition, Horowitz concluded that there were certain allegations that were inaccurate or inconsistent with information gathered by the FBI. The information that was corroborated related to time, title, and location information, much of which the report noted was publicly available.

“The ubiquity of Horowitz’s debunking passages suggests that he wanted the public to come away with the impression that the dossier was a flabby, hasty, precipitous, conclusory charade of a document,” Wemple wrote, noting that MSNBC viewers were likely “blindsided” by the news.

The IG report also revealed that the FBI found “potentially serious problems” with Steele’s dossier as early as January 2017.

via zerohedge

27 comments

  1. John McCain was one of the Keating Five, who helped Keating defraud investors and the elderly, and caused a recession, with the Savings & Loan scandal. McCain married into a crime family. McCain sent birthday greetings to a Mafia Godfather in Tucson. McCain was corrupt, so corrupt, he would have been sent to prison, if he had been a normal American citizen. The Bolles murder was the killing of a journalist about to expose the McCain family wealth’s origins in major crime. McCain was as criminal as his friend Hillary. Their criminal lives tied them together.

  2. Glad he’s not around to further spread his criminal self around even more. Now we just need to get rid of the rest of the deep state players.

  3. McCain may have been a military hero, but was anything but in public service. He was a bitter, conniving backstabbing liar that rode his wartime situation far too long. History is not writing a favorable John McCain story.

    1. Your right in that McCain was a hero,but he let his ego overtake his political career.McCain could not except that he was in government to represent the people and not build a dynasty for himself. It’s a shame that he became what he was and your wright History should not be favorable to him

  4. McCain was a traitor at Hanoi Hilton and continued upon his return by cheating on his wife who had incurred serious life altering injuries, divorcing her and marrying a woman whose appearance was a better fit with his political aspirations. I lived in Tucson, worked for a construction firm owned by a McCain supporter and involved in the Keating 5 scandal. It was a sad time. Because of my employers, I was involved in McCain’s first political campaign and later became ashamed of that. It did not surprise me that he worked against Trump. Traitor to the end.

    1. And he was never an American citizen, but a Panamanian citizen, born on Panama soil, in a Panama hospital and given a Panama birth certificate, and not born in a U.S. Territory or possession and even though his parents were U.S. citizens and his father in the U.S. military, little Jonny was NOT an American citizen, and the proper paperwork with U.S. Immigration was never done. John McCain was just like Obama, an illegal immigrant!
      Well, that is until he was found out when running for president, then congress illegally made him a U.S. citizen, but to avoid investigation, and covered it up, this “hero” ran away and allowed another illegal immigrant to become president, Obama, all scripted by the “deep state”/”shadow government”, the NWO/OWG globalists, also known as the Communist U.N..
      Now, prove this wrong, all you democratic socialists!

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  6. John McCain has been a Traitor and Saboteur since he was a Pleb at the U.S. Naval Academy and it was covered up at the highest levels of the Navy because his father & Grandfather were both Active Duty Admirals! The DEADLY fiasco on the USS Forrestall Carrier was because McCain was either just “showing off” OR he was ordered to by his handlers. That makes him a Murderer. His Vietnamese captors called his “songbird” for a reason people, he would tell them any of America’s Secrets to the Enemy, that makes him a Traitor & they still Execute Traitors I believe, if not then the Government should bring back public Firing Squads or Public Hangings for all Traitors. Hillary, Bill, Soros; are you hearing me? You should because I would consider it a High Honor to be any of their Executioner. OUR Government is still hiding all of McCain s traitorous actions to this day. IF any of you numbskulls disagreee with me then get of your lazy asses and look all of the up, but you will have to do some DEEP looking if you want the truth. SENATOR JOHN McCAIN WAS A TRAITOR & SABOTEUR AGAINST AMERICA!

  7. He was no military hero no matter what fake news said. First he caused several deaths on an aircraft carrier by totally going against his flight training. Second he was shot down on one of his first missions. And he was not just a POW he was imho a traitor. He became a stool pigeon for the N. Vietnamese telling on his fellow prisoners, just to get better treatment. As a veteran I totally dislike when they call him a hero. If you want a hero look at the history of JFK, a President who was a real hero.

  8. McCain was not a good man or hero. He told everyone he new to Vietnam and continues his traitor ways out of jealousy and trying to feel like a man. Telling truths and lies alike to the Democrats and the American people. His accomplishments are few and his daughter looks and sounds just like Daddy jealous, tell secrets and turncoat.

  9. All the stories the cable TV Analyst were telling us about the Russian Collusion , the Steele Dossier was the instrument that was given to the FISA. Courts , how it was the main conclusion that Trump was done and needed to be impeached . However none of it was true , all lies by both the Corruption in the Government & The total Corruption in the media , fed by these dissidents in the FBI , McCain , Democrats in the Congress like Schiff . Comey , McCabe , Brennan, Clapper . Will they ever be indicted , who knows it seems to me in the 60 years I have been following this government , the corruption is rampant you don’t know who to believe anymore. Like Congress with both Republicans and Democrats as Chairman of the oversite Committees , they continue to tell people that have come before them to testify , why doesn’t anyone ever get fired over these constant abuses that occur by these low life Federal employees , who abuse this government and lie to the American People . These roaches work for the American People , we pay their salaries , their pensions , their bonuses , we should have the right as they are our employees to indict and fire all these assholes .

  10. Why is this once again News…..? Citizens knew months ago that the in-famous Back-Stabber …. Thumbs Down McStain delivered the pee-pee dossier….! It’s No Wonder McStain rotted…..!

  11. McCain was a hater and a traitor all along!! I’m glad that Trump didn’t go to his funeral !!! why should a rotten piece of shit like him (traitor McCain )be Honored with a Presidential visit while he’s being planted and hopefully already burning in hell where shit like him belongs!!!
    Any ship named McCain should be stripped of that dishonored name and renamed for a real hero of WW-2 or the Viet nam war!!! But never ol comrade John the collaborator McCain with the fake arm and shoulder injury he often claimed. they only did that as a cover story, so the turn coat McCAIN COULD COVER HIS TREASONOUS CONDUCT AS A SENATOR!!! He was the manchurian candidate if there ever was one when he ran for president !! the american people knew of his crimes and he was no elected!!! GOOD!! To bad that idiots Obama won!! it was one of those stuations where you could has a comrade president or you could have a comrade president! There was no real choise!!TO BAD, WE DESERVED BETTER!!!!

  12. Lets play “What If”.
    What if this expands into a National Security issue and the president declares
    Martial Law and brings all these subversives and traitors before a Military Tribunal
    for their lawlessness violations of the U.S. Constitution and laws of the land.
    (I live for that day!)

  13. Your right in that McCain was a hero,but he let his ego overtake his political career.McCain could not except that he was in government to represent the people and not build a dynasty for himself. It’s a shame that he became what he was and your wright History should not be favorable to him

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