Here’s the scoop…
John McCain’s rivalry with President Trump nearly led to a confrontation intended to remove the New York billionaire from office.
In a detailed profile of dossier author Christopher Steele for the New Yorker, a former national security official said long-time McCain associate David J. Kramer hatched a plot whereby the Arizona Republican lawmaker would confront the president with the unverified document to pressure him to resign.
Kramer, a Russia expert and former State Department official, received the dossierdirectly from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.
Upon receiving the document, McCain in turn handed it over to FBI Director James Comey in December 2016, by which time the Bureau already had access to the dossier and had used it to obtain FISA surveillence warrants on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
According to the New Yorker, Kramer intended to use the document to force President Trump to step down.
“After Kramer promised to share the document only with McCain, Steele arranged for Kramer to receive a copy in Washington. But a former national-security official who spoke with Kramer at the time told me that one of Kramer’s ideas was to have McCain confront Trump with the evidence, in the hope that Trump would resign. ‘He would tell Trump, “The Russians have got you,”‘ the former official told me.”
The New Yorker noted that a lawyer for Kramer denied the claim from the unnamed national security official, saying that his client never planned to have the president resign.
THIS IS TERRIBLE!