Posted by | January 11, 2017 12:06 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

It was John McCain who gave the FBI info on the Kremlin smearing Trump.

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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  • Buford2k11

    This is scaring me…

    • Willys41

      No, this shouldn’t scare you. What’s coming next week or maybe next month, probably that should scare you. I’m expecting something like Trump sprinkles aborted fetuses into his corn flakes or he’s high priest at some satanic church where they’ve been sacrificing teenage girls to the Dark Lord for the past 25 years.

      • I have a hunch Trump will be impeached before his sixth month in office. I’m no fan of Mike Pence (not by any stretch of the imagination) but at least I could sleep at night knowing he has the nuclear codes.

        • Bunya

          You’ve GOT to be kidding! If Mike Pence becomes elected, I’m afraid he’ll bomb Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. Not only that, you’ve heard of “Sharia” law? Pence will start the “Christian” law right here in the states. No thank you. I’ll take tRump over Pence. Sure tRump is an idiot, but he’s not maniacal.

    • Mike

      A year ago I was scared … now, I’m petrified!

    • whatthe46

      what’s scarring me is the fact that mccain had this and sat on it. this means, he knows even MORE of what russia has on tRump.

      • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

        McCain did not receive it until after the election.

        • whatthe46

          i said “edit.” lol. i meant Comey. comey knew and said nothing.

          • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

            I have not been on top of this – I had to take a break from THIS to do actual income creating work. It’s so unfair that I have to work for a living.

            • whatthe46

              crybaby. LOL

      • Mensa Member

        Did McCain sit on it? I suppose the timeline is emerging but the most recent date I saw on the document was mid-December. If McCain sat on it, it wasn’t for very long.

        • whatthe46

          i edited it people.

    • eyelashviper

      I watched some of the post press conference coverage on CNN and msnbc, and was relieved to see that most were really appalled at what tRump had to say, and how he behaved, and legal experts really ripped into the attempts to defend and enable the business conflicts that are so outrageous. Looks like major court challenges to tRump’s conflicts of interests and unlawful biz dealings once he takes office.
      Finally the press begins to address the horror of this election, but it is a bit late.
      I am scared, also too.

      • Phoebequeen

        Me too. Hold me.

      • Phoebequeen

        Hey, I sent you an email, at least I hope it was yours! Let me know if you got it. thks.

        • eyelashviper

          got it, and rsvp’d
          Tx, smooches.

          • Phoebequeen

            Kissy sounds.

  • William

    Suddenly the mandarin molester is “offended” by fake news.

    • whatthe46

      well, that’s because it didn’t come from Nat’l Enq. i don’t know how anyone can take him serious.

    • Larry Schmitt

      We actually have a president-elect who thinks the Enquirer has credibility. He should be impeached for that alone. He has proved he’s not mentally competent for the job.

      • StoneyCurtisll

        He calls CNN “fake news” yet runs with the National Enquirer story on Cruz’s dad being involved with the assassination of President Kennedy…
        And his fan base loves every moment of it.

        • ugottabekiddnme

          His Trumpetts don’t care about truth.

  • Mensa Member

    Seems like McCain did the patriotic thing. (and, I’m no fan.)

    If the FBI did anything less than open up a full investigation, something is rotten in the FBI.

  • William
  • Mensa Member

    Look — we liberals are smarter than the conservatives. Our critical thinking skills tells us that this might be a fraudulent document. It looks genuine to me but I don’t assume it.

    This I do know: We need a full, independent audit of this election.

    Here is what we need a full investigation and transparent revealing of:

    1) Russian influence
    2) Hacking influence
    3) Role of FBI.
    4) What the GOP leadership knew and when they knew it.
    5) Trump’s business connections to Russia and other foreign powers
    6) Trump’s campaign connections to Russian and other foreign powers
    7) State roles in voter suppression
    8) Integrity of voting machines and counting.
    and, lest I seem partisan:
    9) Cases and role of voter fraud
    10) Role of media in the election.

  • William

    Oh I am SOOOOO looking forward to a statement from Cruela Von dipstick.

    • ohpaleasegivemeabreak

      There was a link on RawStory that goes to a right wing site and they are saying that The FABULOUS Kellyanne who is the greatest woman ever on the planet – super woman – that she made Meryl Streep eat every single lie she told at the Golden GLobes.

      Raw Story is so full of insanity it’s not save to click on one of their horrific links.

  • robert

    Johnny Rambo has dirt on Russia and didn’t tell anyone.

    No wonder Johnny wants to go to war…

  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Law Firm Representing Trump Rated ‘Russia Law Firm of the Year’ – Law News

  • amersham1046

    So many paths leading down hill to the same cesspool in the Oval Office

  • wpadon

    I understand that President Elect Pu$$y Grabber’s code name with the Secret Service is “Tinkle Toes”. The press conference was streamed live. Don’t miss the Inaug-urine-ation. Just a few jokes I heard today.

    • I love the “Inaug-urine-ation” one. Seriously!

  • ndelco

    Insane-In-The-Membrane-McCain cannot be trusted…!

    • Mensa Member

      Yet, he seemed to be one of the few people who did the right thing, in the case.

      • ndelco

        There is no “thing”… It’s just garbadge!