Skip to comments.McCain associate planned anti-Trump leaks to Washington Post columnist [David Ignatius]
Posted on 08/28/2020 3:46:36 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
The associate of John McCain who spread anti-Trump dossier claims around Washington planned to leak a story to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about Paul Manafort, according to court testimony.
Ignatius wrote the Jan. 12, 2017 column that eventually doomed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The source was an Obama administration official, Ignatius wrote.
The McCain evidence emerged in a London courtroom, where dossier creator Christopher Steele faces a defamation lawsuit from a Russian CEO. Steele compiled the dossier for the Democratic Party. After Trump won the presidency Steele provided memo copies to the Republican McCain and his associate David J. Kramer.
Trial evidence showed that Kramer not only took the dossier to the Obama White House and news media, he also tried to help reporters confirm its dozen or so felony allegations against Trump.
Kramer and Steele engaged in across-the-Atlantic messaging as Kramer would receive followup questions from reporters and relay them to Steele.
Andrew Caldecott, the attorney for Russian Aleksej Gubarev, read in court messages between Kramer and Steele.
The Flynn calls story is picking up legs, Kramer says. This is a reference to the Ignatius column that Mr. Flynn had spoken to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition.
Then Kramer tells Steele, I think its time to get that other [Manafort] story out there. Get some sleep. Best, D [avid].
Mr. Kramer says, And Ignatius is the one Ill feed it to.
By then, the dossier had been published by BuzzFeed. Mr. Steele alleged that Mr. Manafort, the campaign manager, and volunteer Carter Page worked as a team to conspire with the Kremlin on election interference.
Special Counsel Robert Muellers March 2019 report disproved this claim. The two men did not know each other.
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BUckle up. Here come the Labor Day news dumps.
So there really was a Manchurian candidate.
McCain was the best friend the democrats and the media ever had.
Just like Lindsey Graham covered up in Ukraine, and slimed Giuliani pre-emptively, what do you think hes doing in the Coup Investigation that is almost 4 years old?
When can we move McCain’s casket to its rightful place in Hanoi?
How about taking it 25 miles off shore and dumping it in the ocean!
No! McNuts was worthless POS! Plus, of course what you said.
So, McCain was a principal in the conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States of America. Can he be tried in-absentia??
Remember, McCain is the one who funneled the Steele dossier from the Hillary campaign to Comey at the FBI.
Thank God, McCain is gone.
mclame was quite the a**.
Linda Graham helped McCain spread it too.
Linda is up to his eyeballs in this.
Not deep enough. Marianas Trench, maybe?
McCain was the bag man.
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