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McCain and the Trump-Russia Dossier: What Did He Know, and When?

A British spy. An Arizona senator. And one inflammatory dossier on Donald Trump. The connection between them is starting to unravel...

KEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/NewscomKEVIN DIETSCH/UPI/NewscomDid John McCain and a controversial D.C. lobbying group conspire to get the infamous "pee dossier" into the hands of the press?

A lawsuit making its way through court in the UK hopes to determine just what role the senator and his associates had in making the lurid dossier public.

New filings in the lawsuit, obtained by McClatchy, detail how David Kramer—employed by the nonprofit and purportedly non-political McCain Institute—acted as a representative of McCain in the Arizona senator's dealings on sensitive intelligence measures. It also reveals that McCain was one of a just few people with whom the dossier's author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele, shared a copy of his final findings. So how did they get from there to publication in Buzzfeed?

One possible—and intriguing—pathway lies with Orion Strategies, a group known for using the media and the McCain machinery to lobby on behalf of foreign governments. While the Steele suit doesn't mention Orion, a closer look at the two-man lobbying shop showcases too-close-for-comfort ties to many principal players in the dossier's leak and a long history of influencing McCain policy and press coverage when it comes to Russia-related issues.


By now we know the basics behind the dubious document: it was prepared by Steele in December, largely from work done between June and November 2016 for Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based political consulting firm. Fusion was paid first by anti-Trump Republicans and later by Hillary Clinton supporters to produce evidence of Trump's alleged financial and political ties to Russia.

In January 2017, a leaked copy of the dossier was published by Buzzfeed, under the editorial direction of Ben Smith. Smith said the document was obtained by reporter Ken Bensinger and vociferously defended Buzzfeed's decision to run a document it called "not just unconfirmed" but also inclusive of "clear" errors. "This was a real story about a real document that was really being passed around between the very top officials of this country," Smith said on Meet the Press.

It was McCain who gave the FBI the dossier, in December. It alleges the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to "hack" the U.S. election. "The Russian regime had been behind the leak of embarrassing email messages emanating from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), to the Wikileaks platform," and as a result Trump had agreed to "sideline Russian intervention in Ukraine as a campaign issue," the dossier claimed.

It also claimed Trump had personally commissioned a "golden showers" show from Russian sex workers.

A federal investigation was reportedly underway before McCain handed over the dossier, but his copy was a more complete version than the one obtained earlier by U.S. intelligence agencies. McCain said he turned over the document out of civic duty.

"I received that information from a credible source and I thought the only thing for me to do would be to give to the FBI," he told Fox News in January. Having it and doing nothing "would be a breach of my oath of office."

Yet McCain's well-known feud with Trump, his longtime advocacy against Russia, and a possible personal beef with the firm behind the dossier—Fusion was also paid by Russia to push for the repeal of sanctions authored by McCain as part of the Magnitsky Act—provide reason to suspect altruism may not have been McCain's sole motive.

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It was "late summer/August 2016" when Steele began briefing reporters on his research, according to a recent document filed by Steele and his company, Orbis Business Intelligence Limited, in response to the lawsuit Aleksei Gubarev filed against them. Gubarev, a Russian venture capitalist, claims he and his companies (Webzilla BV, Webzilla Limited, and XBT Holding S.A.) were falsely identified as part of the DNC hacking operation in the dossier authored by Steele and published by Buzzfeed.

Steele's company first began working with Fusion back in 2010, according to what he told the court. In 2016, he began work on Fusion's Trump opposition-research project, producing 16 memos for Fusion prior to the November election. Steele briefed reporters from select outlets (The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The New Yorker, Yahoo, and Mother Jones) on the contents of the memos but did not "provide any of the pre-election memoranda to media organizations or journalists, [nor] authorize anyone to do so."

Steele also talked about his work with Sir Andrew Wood, a British ambassador to Russia from 1995-2000 and current fellow at the think tank Chatham House. It was Wood who tipped off McCain to the memos.

At McCain's request, Wood arranged for Steele "to meet [David] Kramer, representative for Senator McCain, in order to show him the pre-election memoranda on a confidential basis," according to court documents. Kramer is identified in them as "the Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedoms at Senator McCain's Institute for International Leadership."

There were "no grounds that led [Steele and Orbis] to suspect that Senator McCain and Mr. Kramer were not acting in their official capacities at any time up to or including the publication of the December memorandum to Mr. Kramer," according to Steele's court filing. Kramer was understood at all times to be an official representative of McCain.

Notably, Kramer is not a representative of McCain in McCain's capacity as a U.S. senator. And McCain is (theoretically) not a representative of the non-profit and non-partisan McCain Institute where Kramer is employed. In fact, McCain has publicly attempted to distance himself from the Institute, which accepts large donations from his former campaign fundraisers, all sorts of interests before McCain's senate committees, and foreign companies and regimes with extremely questionable human-rights records.

McCain even said last year that he has "nothing to do with" the McCain Institute, after being asked about a $1 million donation from the Saudis. And yet Kramer, the McCain Institute leader, allegedly went around brokering intelligence as an official representative of McCain the senator.


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Only after the election—when Steele's contract for the work with Fusion was through—did he compile the content of the memos, along with newly gleaned intel, into the so-called "pee dossier" that wound up in the hands of McCain and later Buzzfeed.

Steele's lawyer told the court he compiled the dossier around December 13 and only shared it with his business partner Christopher Burrows, an unnamed U.K. security official, Fusion, and David Kramer, "who was acting on behalf of Senator McCain."

In an encrypted email to Fusion, Steele "explicitly stated that the memoranda were only to be provided to Mr. Kramer for the purpose of passing them on to Senator McCain," according to Steele's court filing. Steele "understood that the contents of the memoranda would be treated in the strictest confidence and would only be used by Senator McCain in his official capacity and for the sole purpose of analyzing, investigating, and verifying their contents to enable such action be taken as necessary for the purposes of protecting U.S. national security."

It's possible Fusion broke this confidentiality, though the firm's long-term business relationship (and non-disclosure agreement) with Steele and its business relationship with the Russians would seem to advise against such a move. It's also possible Steele is hiding something—he is the one facing charges related to release of the dossier—or that the British security official leaked the documents to the U.S. press through some unknown channel.

But while we're considering all possibilities, let's look at the link between Sen. McCain, the McCain Institute staff, and Buzzfeed: Randy Scheunemann and Orion Strategies. Scheunemann and Michael Mitchell, his partner in Orion, have a controversial history when it comes to their relationships with the Georgian government, other foreign entities, Sen. McCain, and the U.S. press.

Back in 2008, "while McCain's presidential campaign was gearing up, Scheunemann played dual roles, advising the candidate on foreign policy and working as a lobbyist for Georgia," as The Washington Post noted then. "Between Jan. 1, 2007, and May 15, 2008, the campaign paid Scheunemann nearly $70,000 to provide foreign policy advice. During the same period, the government of Georgia paid his firm $290,000 in lobbying fees."

Orion has also lobbied on behalf of authorities in Montenegro, Latvia, Romania, Macedonia, Taiwan, and Japan.

McCain, meanwhile, sponsored measures supporting Georgia's position on South Ossetia, supported giving Georgia a $10 million grant, and spoke in favor of Georgia's inclusion in NATO and greater American intervention in Russia-Georgia conflict. He has advocated for things like a $6 billion arms package for Taiwan and, more recently, for Montenegro to join NATO—calling Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) a Putin puppet when he objected.

In 2011, Orion's foreign-lobbying activities once again raised eyebrows after Ken Silverstein reported on the agency's close ties to Eli Lake and a few other prominent foreign-policy journalists prone to positive coverage of Orion's clients. "Orion seeks to create a media echo chamber on Georgia and Russia," wrote Silverstein.

Ben Smith—then at Politico, now editor-in-chief at Buzzfeed—rushed to Orion Strategies and Lake's defense, mentioning Silverstein's "pro-Russian source" for the story, who could have been "a Russian government employee or foreign agent paid to plant it."McCain Institute/FacebookMcCain Institute/Facebook

For a few years, Orion heads were in regular contact with Smith, Lake, and several other sympathetic D.C. journalists, including now-frequent McCain Institute guest Jamie Kirchick (who once wrote a whole pro-Scheunemann column without disclosing his relationship to Scheunemann). Orion took its media darlings on foreign trips, picked up bar tabs, and got them exclusive interviews with their clients, according to Orion's Foreign Action Registration Act filings.

Other frequent Orion contacts at this time included John McCain, David Kramer, and Kurt Volker—the McCain Institute executive director who was recently appointed to the State Department as an ambassador for Ukraine interests. During the first week of December 2010, for instance, Orion arranged an interview between Lake and a Georgian official, met with McCain about "Georgian defense requirements," and met with Smith about Georgia and Wikileaks.

Most of these relationships continued throughout the 2016 presidential election. From June 5 through November 13, 2016, Scheunemann was in contact with Volker at least three times and Lake more than a dozen times, according to its public disclosures. In early 2016, Volker went on a "study trip" with Orion to Japan; Lake went on a similar trip in August. In April, Volker and Kramer were guests at an Orion dinner. Sometime in this period, Scheunemann personally donated $5,200 to the Friends of John McCain.

On October 16, 2016, Orion Strategies hosted Volker, Kramer, and Lake at a small dinner in Washington. The week after the election, Scheunemann met with Kirchick. In between these Orion-initiated gatherings, Scheunemann mingled with McCain, Kramer, Volker, Kirchick, Lake, Andrew Wood, and foreign intelligence officials at the likes of the Halifax International Security Forum—where Wood said he first spoke to McCain about Steele's memos—and the McCain Institute's conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, focused on the U.S. election and "the Russian threat."

Should Kramer or McCain have wanted to get Steele's December Trump-Russia dossier to sympathetic members of the media, it wouldn't have had to look far to find them.

Asked whether Orion or Scheunemann played any role in Buzzfeed obtaining the dossier, Smith said Buzzfeed "would never comment on confidential sources in any way."

But getting hung up on whether Orion directly brokered the dossier's release to media may miss the larger picture, anyway. The close contact between a U.S. senator, leaders of an allegedly non-governmental (and tax-exempt) organization that bears his name, lobbyists for foreign governments (including Russia on Fusion's end, and Russia enemies like Georgia on Orion's end), foreign intelligence agents, paid opposition researchers, and influential U.S. media—going back at least a decade, and including ample activity surrounding the 2016 election—should raise eyebrows even under ordinary circumstances. And we are living in a time where top people the world over are trying to verify whether a reality TV star turned U.S. president compromised U.S. democracy over a tape of Russian ladies peeing.

So where does this leave us? Are the likes of McCain, Kramer, et al. simply fellow dupes in a Democrat-driven, foreign-op stoked ploy to influence the U.S. election with outlandish accusations? Or did they play a more active role in bringing this bombshell to the American public?

The Steele lawsuit may eventually provide more clarity. In the interim, as everyone focuses on Trump and his family's shady shenanigans with Russia—none of which are necessarily diminished by anything here—we might also do well to apply the same scrutiny to just how and why the dossier details came to be and came to light.

* This post has been updated to reflect that the dossier claimed Trump hired women to pee on his hotel-room bed, not to pee on him.

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  • Liberty =><= Equality||

    McCain is possibly the most outrageous hypocrite in Washington. Which is sure as fuck saying something.

  • Tony||

    He likes pee play too?

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    Please. He's just happy when he can pee, at this point.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    When it comes to scoring in the game of porcelain thrones, no one can outdribble McCain.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    He needs to retire. Does he v think Arizona would collapse if he wasn't their Senator?

  • Agammamon||

    C'mon man - think of all those old fuckers in Paradise Valley. They'd keel over if he retired. Green Valley would be a graveyard. I mean, more than it is already.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Green Valley would get annexed by Sahuarita. Sun City by Surprise. Yuma would drift off into the sea. It would be an elderly Holocaust.

  • CatoTheChipper||

    Are the likes of McCain, Kramer, et al. simply fellow dupes in a Democrat-driven, foreign-op stoked ploy to influence the U.S. election with outlandish accusations? Or did they play a more active role in bringing this bombshell to the American public?

    Sure looks that way.

    It's far easier to believe that Trump is an ignorant amateur, and that the professional politicians and intelligence services are masters of dirty tricks and well-crafted lies than vice versa. Sure, Trump lies with regularity, but his lies are not well-crafted. Trump's only real talent is self-promotion.

  • Tony||

    Lowest approval ratings at this point in recorded history, but he's real talented at self-promotion.

  • Sevo||

    Tony|7.16.17 @ 3:58PM|#
    "Lowest approval ratings at this point in recorded history, but he's real talented at self-promotion."

    Poor loser Tony! Poor, poor loser Tony!
    Poor loser Tony just can't get over it, right, loser?
    You lost, Tony.

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    Excuse me, Tony, but I have to ask,

    Given the complete balls-up the polling organizations made of predicting the election, and the combined incompetence and bias that was thereby revealed, why should we take what those same people say about Trump's approval rating seriously? Why would we even believe it has anything to do,with reality?

    I'm not saying Trump is necessarily widely loved, I'm saying that the polls can no longer be taken as data instead of editorializing.

  • BYODB||


    Given the complete balls-up the polling organizations made of predicting the election, and the combined incompetence and bias that was thereby revealed, why should we take what those same people say about Trump's approval rating seriously? Why would we even believe it has anything to do,with reality?

    This is a very good point, and it's one I bring up to people all the time.

    I think that people are straight up lying to the poll folks, and that it's becoming more and more common. I can guess at the reasons, but those are just guesses. The fact is that polling is no longer accurate, one way or the other, so things like approval ratings and other poll-compiled stats are functionally useless.

  • mtrueman||

    "Given the complete balls-up the polling organizations made of predicting the election,"

    The results were within the margin of error for most organizations. The polls published in the LA Times, arguably America's most leftist major newspaper, were very accurate.

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    You're right, Tony. He must just be a super genius chess master to be where he is despite lacking any talent for self promotion.

  • Agammamon||

    And *yet* - he's still President. Where are Sanders, Clinton, Paul, et al?

    'Barely won' still won.

  • Incomprehensible Bitching||

    Clinton did slightly better at the popular vote.

    That's what we call "really winning!"

    Trump just isn't good at politics. Unlike democrats, who rock that bitch.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    Massively outspending their Republican opponents but still losing the election = winning

  • Sevo||

    "Clinton did slightly better at the popular vote."

    She also won "Most Miserable Bitch" vote in the junior year of high-school, and Tony's adding those votes to her total.
    So she really won, see?

  • Longtobefree||

    Objection, your honor. Irrelevant, immaterial, and not germane to the subject at hand.

    The popular vote does not matter. Therefore Trump did not campaign to win the popular vote. He campaigned to win the vote for the electors who would select him President.
    Someone else did not do that, and lost the electoral vote.

    Had the popular vote mattered, Trump would have campaigned accordingly; and still won.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Those millions of votes from Mexicans, Central Americans, the penitentiaries, the graveyard, pets, pet graveyards, and cartoon characters really pushed Hilldawg over the top.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    Source?

  • BYODB||

    Yeah, I'd say that John McCain and Hillary have a whole hell of a lot in common. I wouldn't doubt for a second that he has his own politician machinery in place to pull more or less the same stunts. Honestly, I'm pretty sure that most Congressman and Senators have this sort of relationship going on.

    Those 'non-profit' organizations they all seem to have are a virtual certainty to be money-laundering operations. Not that they need them. I mean, remember what they did to the STOCK act? Yeah. Insider trading is legal for them, so I'm not sure why they feel the need to double-dip. I guess they figure they're immune to prosecution, and it appears that thus far they're correct in that assessment, so why the fuck not put your corruption on open display. There's nothing that anyone will do about it.

  • Alan Vanneman||

    Interesting article. Both Jamie Kirchick and Eli Lake have surfaced as talking heads at Reason in the past year. Perhaps you should ask them for comment.

  • Crusty Juggler :)||

    Perhaps you should ask them for comment.

    BEST ADV*CE EVAH!

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    Well, it's OFFICIAL then. Kirchick and Lake are Reason contributors . . . THE LIBERTARIAN MOMENT HAS STARTED!

  • Bra Ket||

    This article makes me concerned about the mental health of everyone involved. Do people have maps on walls with pictures and string thumb-tacked on them? What kind of picture is used to represent the golden shower part?

    I'm even more concerned that some jackass was paid a ton of money to dig up a bunch of rumors and gossip, and that this same profit motive is also driving everyone else's behavior.

  • Longtobefree||

    'dig up' is different from 'make up'.

  • Ron||

    capitalism at its finest?

  • ||

    " as everyone focuses on Trump and his family's shady shenanigans with Russia"

    Shenanigans like helping sell uranium to Russia? What evidence do you have? Oh yeah,none.

    Liz your whole fucking profession is now a punchline and you are fake news too.

    REASON.... The CNN of libertarianism.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    That makes you the ... Tony of Troy!

  • SIV||

    ENB... The libertarian Louise Mensch

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    I thought ENB was Reason's Wendy Davis . . .

  • Sevo||

    SIV is easily confused.
    In fact SIV is most often confused and only occasionally lucid.
    SIV, go take your meds, cuck.

  • Don't look at me.||

    Another shining example of why we cannot allow anyone to make politics into a full time career. Don't allow them the time to assemble a money making and dirty tricks machine.
    Thanks for your service, get out. Next!

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    What service has McCain performed?

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    Look at all the economic growth from rebuilding that carrier.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    I hear in addition to be nicknamed 'the Canary' while a POW, he was also called 'Sugar' by the guards. Because he took it so sweet. McCain also has a purdy mouth.

  • Theodoric||

    It alleges the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to "hack" the U.S. election. "The Russian regime had been behind the leak of embarrassing email messages emanating from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), to the Wikileaks platform," and as a result Trump had agreed to "sideline Russian intervention in Ukraine as a campaign issue," the dossier claimed.

    Not so "dubious a document" after all it appears but the show continues and I imagine Mueller knows more than we do and we know Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort met Russian agents with the intention of colluding therewith. We know Kushner met with the Putin's banker and chief diplomat and suggested they channel via a back channels. We know Flynn was shopping ending the sanctions and we know Trump tried to end the sanctions soon after he took office but was stymied by State Dept officials and certain Senators. There's more to it that I'm sure I'm neglecting. But we are so far removed from the time when the argument was whether Trump associates have ever even "contacted" Russians. Remember that debate?

  • Sevo||

    "...we know Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort met Russian agents with the intention of colluding therewith. We know Kushner met with the Putin's banker and chief diplomat and suggested they channel via a back channels. We know Flynn was shopping ending the sanctions and we know Trump tried to end the sanctions soon after he took office but was stymied by State Dept officials and certain Senators. There's more to it that I'm sure I'm neglecting. But we are so far removed from the time when the argument was whether Trump associates have ever even "contacted" Russians. Remember that debate?"

    "But we are so far removed from the time when the argument was whether Trump associates have ever even "contacted" Russians."
    I seem to remember the debate as 'so what?'. Are those involved in a campaign prohibited from contacting those who live in other countries?
    I do remember hogwash like this floating around quite often:
    What is "colluding"?
    Who "suggested" what?
    Got evidence on "shopping?
    That's a lot of arm-waving; aren't you tired? BTW, you lost.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    Why didn't Obama do anything about Russia hacking.
    Oh, wait - he told Putin to "cut it out".

  • Sevo||

    He certainly did! He said "Quit doing that!", or words to that effect.
    At least according to him.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    Did it work?

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Probably followed with 'That's enough!', and 'You're getting a time out mister!'.

  • Dick Puller, Attorney at Law||

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    A man wearing a cowboy hat with Tim Horton's on it. That video is pretty perfect, but not for the sick tricks on Trudeau.

  • Tony||

    If we're going to be grownups about this, the fact that the president solicited hookers to watch them piss on each other is the least problematic of the claims against him.

  • wareagle||

    when did this become a 'fact' exactly?

  • Sevo||

    Dunno where this went:
    A lie becomes a "fact" if Tony repeats is three times and clicks his heels.
    At least to Tony it does.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    Clicks his heels holding a Cairn terrier.

    That Cairn terrier is the talisman

  • MarkLastname||

    Tony has inside information: he was one of the hookers.

  • Tony||

    I am a fisherman. I fish for Trump leg-humpers. It's the easiest fucking job in the world, at least on this website.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Funny how you never thought any claims against Obama were 'problematic'. And unlike Trump, there was actual proof of his criminal and treasonous behavior.

  • Tony||

    Uh huh.

    I could drink a gallon of moonshine a day and never get as brain-damaged as your diet of FOX News and whatever the fuck rightwing bullshit websites has made you idiots.

  • hello.||

    Shut the fuck up you retarded aids monkey.

  • hello.||

    The scariest part is that he got their consent. Our better presidents force women to do that kind of thing against their will and then cover it up, perjure themselves, and remain in office, right faggot?

  • Johnimo||

    Who gives a flying fuck about this story?

  • HeteroPatriarch||

    Tony.

  • JeremyR||

    Every single liberal in the US and world?

  • Paper Wasp||

    Exactly.

    McCain and the Trump-Russia Dossier: What Did He Know, and When?

    Stop with this shit, really. No1curr. This OMGRUSSIA nothingburger is already way past its sell-by date. I'm not a Trump fan but he's right: digging up dirt on your opponent is how this game is played. Team Hillary cheated like a band of gypsies to kick Bernie Sanders from the ballot and seize the nomination, so this endless howling and tinfoil-hattery about Russia is some next-level cognitive dissonance. They ran a half-assed, dishonest, filthily-corrupt campaign at twice the price of their opponents, and still lost. Russia didn't lose for you, dipshits.

  • Woodchippin' 4 Jesus||

    John McCain goes full Louise Mensch. And now he has a brain tumor.

    News at 11:00

  • WarrenPeese||

    There's a lot of data points in this piece, but not a lot of relevant information, which boils down to this: A Republican donor or candidate paid for the so-called dossier, then the Hillary campaign picked it up. The dossier was passed all over mainstream media but there were no takers except Buzzfeed. McCain's "crime" was handing over a document to the FBI that the FBI was already investigating.
    I get it that libertarians and Trumpalistas and a lot of other conservatives don't like McCain, but he's a peripheral player.

  • wareagle||

    he should not have been a player at all. And whoever paid for that thing got ripped off.

  • Sevo||

    We get that Clintonistas still haven't accepted they lost and therefore presume others are the cause of it, but it's not true. She lost since she was such a horrible candidate she lost to TRUMP, for pete's sake! You backed a pathetic excuse for a candidate and you and she lost, loser.
    Besides which:

    "...It also reveals that McCain was one of a just few people with whom the dossier's author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele, shared a copy of his final findings. So how did they get from there to publication in Buzzfeed?"

    According to the article, the question is whether he passed it to the media, not the FBI, regardless of whether or not McCain is a 'peripheral player'.
    But nice try at distraction.

  • Philadelphia Collins||

    Bureaucratic snafu.

  • Last of the Shitlords||

    Democrats get shitty candidates because they never hold anyone accountable for anything. So they end up with a party apparatus where the fix is in for a crooked piece of shit. That's what their progressivism has gotten them.

  • Ron||

    I've also heard that Fusion was behind the meeting between Don Jr and the Russian Lawyer. Everything goes back to the DNC and McCain

  • Ron||

    if it was a crime for Don Jr to talk to foreigners wouldn't it also be a crime for McCain to not only talk to foreigners but to also pay them? At least Hillary and the DNC are smart enough to get money from foreigners while getting information from them. Sound like they should all be locked up

  • John40||

    McCain has always been a blatant fraud. He should have retired many years ago.

  • Uncle Jay||

    RE: McCain and the Trump-Russia Dossier: What Did He Know, and When?
    A British spy. An Arizona senator. And one inflammatory dossier on Donald Trump. The connection between them is starting to unravel...

    Sounds like an episode out of "As the World Turns."

  • WakaWaka||

    Great update at the end of the story. Classic ENB. Disappointed you couldn't sneak in a remark about McCain's raging 'war boner'

  • JasonPen||

    I wish Assange would just come out and name his source for the emails. Anybody with any sense knows it's not the Russian government, Assange even said as much. Come out and name Seth Rich as the leaker and show that he was murdered because of it. Then the tables will turn away from this phony Trump story and move to the DNC corruption story.

  • Vjklander||

    McCain has been a traitor for a long, long time. Deep State McCain. He also help Obama and Clinton orchestrate the overthrow of the duly elected government of the Ukrainr.

  • Stanllow||

    It's just time for him to take rest and enjoy his last days on earth. After all, he has done his bit.

  • SEO Consultant||

    McCain should retire from politics now

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