Arizona Sen. John McCain handed over the bogus Trump dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey.
McCain received the dossier from an associate, who got it from the author, Christopher Steele.
Now, said associate will be subpoenaed.
From The Hill:
The House Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to an associate of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over his connection with the controversial dossier containing unverified allegations about President Trump and his ties to Russia, The Hill confirmed on Wednesday.
Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wants to talk to David Kramer, a former State Department official and current senior director at the nonprofit McCain Institute, about his visit to London in November 2016, a source familiar with the matter confirmed.
While in London, Kramer met with the dossier’s author, former British spy Christopher Steele, at McCain’s request, to view “the pre-election memoranda on a confidential basis,” according to court filings.
Earlier this year, McCain refused to say whether or not he knew the dossier was Clinton-funded.
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. John McCain may find himself facing serious questions following the disclosure that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research utilized in the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump.
In December, it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier documents produced by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as some of the basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
McCain’s office did not immediately respond to Breitbart News phone and email requests for comment about whether the Arizona senator was aware that the research he passed to the FBI was paid for by the DNC and Clinton’s campaign.
McCain’s office also did not immediately respond to a request for information on how he first obtained the dossier.
The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that in April 2016, attorney Marc E. Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained Fusion GPS to conduct the questionable research on behalf of both the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Through Perkins Coie, Clinton’s campaign and the DNC continued to fund Fusion GPS until October 2016, days before Election Day, the Post reported.
Fusion GPS went on to hire former intelligence agent Christopher Steele to do the purported research. Steele later conceded in court documents that part of his work still needed to be verified.
According to a new poll, McCain is the fourth most admired man in the world.
U.S. Sen. John McCain finished behind two presidents and the pope to win recognition as the fourth-most admired man in the world, according to the Gallup organization.
McCain, a six-term Arizona senator, tied with religious leader Billy Graham and entrepreneur Elon Musk for the fourth-place honors.
Topping the Most Admired Man and Woman Polls were former President Barack Obama — who bested the current president, Donald Trump — and Hillary Clinton, who finished 2 points ahead of former first lady Michelle Obama.
Gallup contacted 1,049 American adults via landlines and cellphones this month for its annual poll.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]