On Friday, President Trump slammed late Senator John McCain for spreading the Russia dossier to FBI.
In response to a tweet by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton about McCain and the dossier, Trump said, “Now that wasn’t very nice, was it?”
Now that wasn’t very nice, was it? https://t.co/RHEriGdEQO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019
I can’t say I blame Trump for his frustration. McCain may be dead but he was an awful, conniving man when he was alive. Just because he died doesn’t mean everyone should just forget the evil things he did.
As Breitbart News reporter Aaron Klein reported on Thursday, McCain provided then-FBI Director James Comey with five reports from Christopher Steele, who worked with Fusion GPS to develop the bogus dossier.
The Inspector General report noted that McCain, serving as a go-between, allowed Steele to influence the FBI even though the British ex-spy had been terminated as an FBI source. Comey’s FBI used the information to obtain FISA warrants to spy on members of Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.
From the IG report:
Several weeks later, on December 9, 2016, Senator John McCain provided Comney with a collection of 16 Steele election reports, 5 of which Steele had not given the FBI. 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.
McCain wrote a book before he died, saying that it was his “obligation” to send Comey the information, “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain wrote.
I say the world is a better place without him.