If you weren’t already pissed off with Sen. John McCain before, you will be now.
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Has everyone recovered from the internet firestorm that erupted last night, alleging that Russia was holding some sort of pee-fetish info over Donald Trump’s head, in order to extort compliance on NATO and Ukraine issues out of him, ahead of the election?
From the get-go, let’s make sure everyone knows that these are unsubstantiated rumors, at best. Streiff covered this story earlier today.
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It would seem, however, that this information has been floating around for awhile, or at least some form of it.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is now admitting that he gave a dossier of unverified information to FBI Director James Comey late in 2016, which suggested that the Russian government had “compromising” information on Trump.
McCain’s statement on the matter reads:
“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,” McCain said in a statement on Wednesday. “Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgement 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.”
Trump, of course, has hit back hard at the news, denying he was being blackmailed by Russia, and referring to the whole incident as a “political witch hunt.”
The president-elect has repeatedly denied that the Kremlin interfered in the presidential election, despite unanimous agreement among the U.S. intelligence community that the it did. That puts Trump at odds with McCain, who has criticized Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence and has voiced concern over Russia’s election influence campaign.
During hearings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Comey refused to say whether the FBI was investigating the claims made in the dossier, but noted that the Russians did not hack the Trump campaign.