Saturday, March 23, 2019

Media Ignores Major Story About the Dossier—Again

By  March 22nd, 2019

Whispers about the late Senator John McCain’s involvement in spreading the infamous Steele dossier around Washington mostly have been a sidebar to the larger scandal. But the court deposition of David Kramer, a close associate of McCain who was part of a defamation lawsuit related to the dossier, now confirms McCain’s wider role.

Explosive details in the deposition, released to the public on March 14 on order by a Florida district court, reveal how Kramer and McCain distributed the infamous Steele dossier to the media, the FBI, and Republican lawmakers after the November 2016 election. It’s now a harsh fact that one of Trump’s most powerful foes on Capitol Hill worked in tandem with Democratic schemers to discredit his election.

This is not inconsequential news. Further, McCain and Kramer’s handling of the still-unverified dossier authored by Christopher Steele, a British political operative, and peddled by Glenn Simpson, an influential Washington consultant who being was paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, is only one part of the story. McCain continued to ratchet up Trump-Russia hysteria after the election, as I wrote earlier this week. During a Senate hearing in June 2017, a clearly agitated McCain asked former FBI Director James Comey if he was aware that the Russians had information “that could coerce members of the administration or blackmail members of the administration?” Comey said he could not answer the question.......To Read More......\

My Take - This week I read an article by former Senator Lieberman who defended McCain against Trump's recent attacks on McCain.  His defence?  He was a war hero who suffered terribly at the hands of his captors  That's not an excuse for his actions afterward, and the virulent, vindictive, and even corrupt actions of McCain all during his Senate career. 

I've not attacked him on his record as a POW for three reasons:
  • I wasn't there. 
  • He's managed to get his records sealed so no one really know what happened, making any claims speculation.
  • I don't like it when people who never suffered at the hands of guards in a POW camp shooting off their mouths.  We have no idea what these men went through, and unless there's actual evidence of serious misbehavior, we need to shut our mouths. 
Having said that, having once been a hero, and I will call him a hero, that isn't a pass on the rest of life. 

For the rest of his life I've found him to be largely despicable.  He's been a vicious, vindictive backstabber right up until his death.  And yet the media and the left attack Trump for defending himself against his death bed nastiness by pointing out what a despicable person he was.  And he's right to keep pointing out the facts about McCain and his involvement regarding the Steele Dossier.  The fact he's dead doesn't change what he did, or the consequences of those actions. 

Just like Teddy Kennedy, history will not be kind to John McCain.  A seriously flawed one time hero!

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