Liberal Republican John McCain – who has been anti-Trump since day 1 – appears to be in deep trouble for his involvement in the fake Russian dossier that sought to smear President Trump.
McClatchy DC reported:
Sen. John McCain faces questions in a defamation lawsuit about leaks leading to publication of the now-infamous dossier that alleged Donald Trump’s campaign had connections to Russian operatives, McClatchy has learned.
The dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and his London firm, Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd., amounted to a collection of uncorroborated reports of collusion gathered as political research for sale to Trump’s opponents. It proved explosive when published by online news site BuzzFeed on Jan. 10.
Now, two lawsuits — one in the United States and a second in the U.K. — are being brought by lawyers for Aleksej Gubarev, a Cyprus-based Internet entrepreneur whom Steele’s Russian sources accused of cyber spying against the Democratic Party leadership.
According to a new court document in the British lawsuit, counsel for defendants Steele and Orbis repeatedly point to McCain, R-Ariz., a vocal Trump critic, and a former State Department official as two in a handful of people known to have had copies of the full document before it circulated among journalists and was published by BuzzFeed.
Read the rest of the report here.
How is John McCain still an elected official?
The majority of people, including Republicans, can’t stand him because he is a typical politician who only operates in the best interest of himself.
British spy points at McCain in Russia-Trump dossier case | McClatchy Washington Bureau https://t.co/ovCwHZsQNA
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) July 11, 2017