Court Confirms McCain Pushed Fake Russia Dossier to FBI and Left-Wing Journalists

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Court filings confirm John McCain leaked fake Russia dossier to FBI and several left-wing mainstream journalists

Newly released court records confirm that the late Senator John McCain pushed the fake Trump-Russia dossier to the FBI and to over a dozen left-wing journalists.

In December it was reported that McCain and his associate David Kramer pushed the phoney dossier to the FBI and Buzzfeed News:

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. reports: Yesterday additional court filings were released that show that Kramer provided the fake dossier to multiple individuals in the media.

Newly unsealed court filings show how the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and an associate shared with the FBI and a host of media outlets the unverified dossier that alleged the Russians had compromising information on now-President Trump.

McCain had denied being the source for BuzzFeed after it published the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but had acknowledged giving it to the FBI.

In from September, former senior counterintelligence FBI agent Bill Priestap confirmed that the FBI received a copy of the first 33 pages of the dossier in December 2016 from McCain.

Not only did the deceased Senator McCain lie about providing the bogus dossier to the FBI, another filing on Friday reported by FOX News reports that Kramer provided the dossier to over 12 far-left journalists –

In another filing, David Kramer — a former State Department official and McCain associate — said in a Dec. 13, 2017, deposition that the dossier was given to him by author and former British spy Christopher Steele, which he then provided to more than a dozen journalists at outlets including CNN, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. The details were first reported by The Daily Caller.

The report was also shared with State Department official Victoria Nuland, Obama National Security Council official Celeste Wallander and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

The filings were unsealed as part of an ongoing libel case against BuzzFeed by a Russian businessman.

Jeff Carlson at the Epoch Times provided a list of journalists who were provided the dossier by Kramer –

Kramer, who is an affiliated senior fellow at the McCain Institute, revealed in his deposition that he had been in contact with 14 journalists and producers about the dossier. These contacts included:

  • ABC News: Brian Ross, Matt Mosk
  • BuzzFeed: Ken Bensinger
  • CNN: Carl Bernstein
  • The Guardian: Julian Borger
  • McClatchy: Peter Stone, Greg Gordon
  • Mother Jones: David Corn
  • NPR: Bob Little, Rachel Martin
  • The Washington Post: Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman, Fred Hiatt
  • The Wall Street Journal: Allan Cullison

Kramer, who does not appear to have spoken with The New York Times, noted that both Simpson and Steele were speaking to the Times directly because “they felt it required investigation by a serious news outlet, and they seemed to have chosen The Times at that point.”

Note that Kramer provided the fake dossier to Bernstein from CNN.  The same individual who was praised as a hero by the far-left for bringing down President Nixon the Watergate scandal of the 1970’s.

The news Friday is devastating to the far-left media and Never-Trump politicians who attempted the coup on President Trump.  More damaging information is expected in the days ahead.


  1. Keep pursuing this line of inquiry and you might finally get to Kerner, CIA operative Evan McMuffin, and Willard.

  2. I remember John McCain being asked why he did this. It was actually on the news. A brief quickie comment. He said I delivered it to the FBI because I felt it was my duty as an American. I saw this with my own eyes. I wondered why no one has ever brought it up. I saw it, I remember it, and this is a true statement by me. Whatever your political affiliation has nothing to do with the fact. This happened right after the story broke.

  3. Let’s remember MCCAIN wasn’t in his right mind in his last months of his life, When someone goes through Cancer and all the Treatments it affects your mind, I know this personally! That’s the reason anyone who has stage 2 or more Cancer shouldn’t make decisions that are as serious as our Elected has to make! These sick Elected are not capable of making decision’s that effect our Country! Everything that MCCAIN said said during his last months during Cancer should be erased because he wasn’t in his sound mind! Notice he changed in Caracter and personality to the point of siding with the Democrats ! That wasn’t the real John McCain!

    • He was a RINO and caused death and destruction on that aircraft carrier explosion incident. His daddy the admiral got him out of that major mistake.

  4. he was a spoiled brat all his life did just what he wanted even if it hurt many man people. our president spoke the TRUTH when he said he was NO HERO

  5. Yes he did & admitted he did on TV..However, the FBI knew that it was a hoax & kept using it..They were so sure that they could find some kind of dirt on President Trump..Didn’t work..

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