Even from beyond the grave Sen. John McCain is haunting President Donald Trump.
Now it has been revealed that the entire reason for the Russia investigation came from him.
He is the one who gave the unvetted and dirty dossier to Buzzfeed and created the controversy that now has the entire nation on edge, The Daily Caller reported.
A longtime associate of late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain provided a copy of the infamous Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News, according to an explosive court filing released Wednesday.
David Kramer, a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, provided BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger with a copy of the dossier Dec. 29, 2016, according to a filing submitted Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro.
BuzzFeed published the dossier, which was authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, on Jan. 10, 2017.
The disclosure was made as part of a final report ahead of Ungaro’s ruling in favor of BuzzFeed in a defamation lawsuit.
The revelation that Kramer was BuzzFeed’s source settles one of the main mysteries of the dossier, which alleges a vast conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
Kramer obtained copies of the dossier after meeting in late November 2016 with Steele. He and McCain became aware of Steele’s investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump earlier that month at the Halifax International Security Forum.
“Kramer advised McCain to share the reports with the FBI and the CIA,” Ungaro said, The Daily Caller reported.
“Kramer reviewed with Bensinger what he knew about the Dossier and explained that he took the allegations seriously,” the court filing said.
By briefing president-elect Trump in Jan 2017, Comey gave media news hook to report Steele dossier. Then Buzzfeed published whole thing–with, it turns out, an assist from John McCain. From @ChuckRossDC: https://t.co/71vBo9rf5B
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 19, 2018
David Kramer, a former State Dept official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, provided BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger with a copy of the Steele dossier on Dec. 29, 2016. BuzzFeed published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. https://t.co/AjMuETOZeD
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) December 19, 2018
@MeghanMcCain tell us how great your dad was again. Maybe expound on both his effort with #Dossier to unseat @POTUS and his spirdfyl thumbs down on #RepealAndReplzce of #Obamacare after lying to America…. ya, waiting… @MarthaMcSally no McCain, thank God. https://t.co/4ipJ0jmxyd
— Adam Smith LL.D. (@TheLoyalTen) December 19, 2018