Investigative reporter Aaron Klein dropped a massive eye-opening report this week, describing how the IG Report reveals that Christopher Steele funneled claims through the late John McCain after he was fired by the FBI.
Klein's report put the readers on alert to see what was going on with McCain and Steele and it brings up five different reports given to the FBI that do not appear to be very substantial.
Late Senator John McCain provided disgraced former FBI chief James Comey with five separate reports from Christopher Steele that the FBI didn’t previously possess related to unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the Justice Department’s recent Inspector General report revealed.
Steele talked to the media and got fired for it. If he couldn't be trusted to be quiet and not say anything to the media, then how can people trust his information?
There's only a few reason to talk to the media and that's either for personal attention, to expose someone or something, or to expose someone or something for something that's not true.
There have long been questions about why it was necessary for McCain to pass Steele’s anti-Trump dossier to Comey on December 9, 2016, several weeks after the November 2016 presidential election. By then, Steele had already met numerous times with FBI agents to provide them with his controversial reports. Steele, however, was terminated as an FBI source in the fall of 2016 because he spoke to the news media.
Here's where the trouble starts.
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Steele was fired, but at some point handed reports to John McCain, who then passed them to Comey. These are documents the FBI didn't have yet.
The IG report discloses that McCain gave five new Steele reports to Comey that the FBI did not previously possess, showing that McCain served as a conduit for Steele’s information to reach the FBI even after the British ex-spy was formally cut off as an FBI source.
It is not clear whether McCain knew at the time that Steele had previously been terminated as an FBI source.
It's hard to imagine Steele wouldn't mention that. If Steele and McCain were close and he was sending documents over to him, why wouldn't he mention it? Or why wouldn't McCain already know that as general/common information that politicians and agencies should be aware of? That remains unknown.
If Steele did not tell McCain, then that shows evidence of his reports being shady. If the information in the reports are correct, it wouldn't really matter if Steele had been fired or not - correct info is correct info and doesn't matter who or what the source is.
Now on the contrary, if Steele was fired and wanted to push some info that wasn't exactly 100% true, then it starts to make sense.
Was he mad about being fired? Was he on an trip to push an agenda and control the narrative?
Klein further continues, saying the IG report confirms that an aid who works for McCain got the reports from Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the anti-Trump Fusion GPS (paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign), with this "meaning that when McCain transferred the anti-Trump charges to Comey he had to have known that the material originated with a firm that specializes in controversial opposition tactics."
McCain gave Comey 16 Steele reports on December 9, 2016.
Five of them were not in the hands of the FBI.
McCain got them from a source who met with Steele.
That source, who worked at McCain Institute, gave the Steele Dossier to BuzzFeed who published it and the Internet went stir crazy.
Klein concludes his revealing article with a bit of information about McCain and how he refused to comment on his contact with James Comey, despite admitting it at first.
Prior to his death, McCain admitted to personally handing the dossier to Comey but he refused repeated requests for comment about whether he had a role in providing the dossier to BuzzFeed, including numerous inquiries sent to his office by this reporter.
In his book published last year, McCain maintained he had an “obligation” to pass the dossier charges against Trump to Comey and he would even do it again.
This shows McCain's obvious disregard for the truth, as he helped push a narrative that appears to be quite controversial and unverified.
One must wonder where the vetting was, or if they didn't care to vet it as long as it appeared to be anti-Trump.