In the continuing drama of the two bombshells dropped on President-elect Trump yesterday, it appears that the “Buzzfeed dossier” that has been roundly criticized by members of the media was also given to the FBI by Senator John McCain a month ago.
From the Guardian:
Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself.
The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a series of reports on Trump’s relationship with Moscow. They were drawn up by a former western counter-intelligence official, now working as a private consultant. BuzzFeed on Tuesday published the documents, which it said were “unverified and potentially unverifiable”.
The Guardian has not been able to confirm the veracity of the documents’ contents, and the Trump team has consistently denied any hidden contacts with the Russian government.
This would make sense given that many reporters have said the report was being floated around but nobody was publishing because they couldn’t conform it – until Buzzfeed came along. Do not confuse this dossier with the report that CNN made – those are completely separate.
Here’s McCain talking about the revelation:
McCain: “I received sensitive information, and then I handed it over to the proper agency of government” https://t.co/qI1ZbdnRUg
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 11, 2017
Trump would never admit this, but you have to at least admit that McCain is pretty fair in admitting that he has no clue about the veracity of the report, only that he thought the FBI should look into it.
So what does the FBI think about it?